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Countdown: Our Last, Best Hope for a Future on Earth?

Alan Weisman · Little, Brown and Company; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

A powerful investigation into the chances for humanitys future from the author of the bestseller The World Without Us.In his bestselling book The World Without Us, Alan Weisman considered how the Earth could heal and even refill empty niches if relieved of humanitys constant pressures....
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Are We Screwed?: How a New Generation is Fighting to Survive Climate Change

Geoff Dembicki · Bloomsbury USA
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

A declaration of independence, and a call for systemic change, from the generation that will be most impacted by climate change.If anyone doubted the potential political power of the Millennial generation, Bernie Sanders' campaign put it in the spotlight. Are We Screwed? makes clear that...
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Bug Music: How Insects Gave Us Rhythm and Noise

David Rothenberg · St. Martin's Press
Format: Hardcover

In the spring of the cicadas in the Northeastern United States will yet again emerge from their seventeen-year cycle--the longest gestation period of any animal Those who experience this great sonic invasion compare their sense of wonder to the arrival of a comet or a solar eclipse This...
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Bugged: The Insects Who Rule the World and the People Obsessed with Them

David MacNeal · St. Martin's Press
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

Insects have been shaping our ecological world and plant life for over 400 million years. In fact, our world is essentially run by bugs -- there are 1.4 billion for every human on the planet. In Bugged, journalist David MacNeal takes us on an off-beat scientific journey that weaves together...
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Nature Guide: Rocks and Minerals

DK Publishing · DK ADULT
Pages: 352
Format: Paperback

The new DK Nature Guides form a comprehensive, accessible, and informative series of illustrated reference books that tackle key natural history subjects in DK's uniquely visual style. Produced in collaboration with expert consultants at the Smithsonian Institution, each guide is expertly...
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Call of the Cats: What I Learned about Life and Love from a Feral Colony

Andrew Bloomfield · New World Library
Pages: 256
Format: Print book

When Andrew Bloomfield moved into a modest bungalow in Southern California he was only vaguely aware that a colony of feral cats inhabited the deep foliage behind his new home. After one particularly poignant experience, he felt he had no choice but to intercede. So began the saga of Andrew's...
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Close Encounters of the Furred Kind: New Adventures with My Sad Cat & Other Feline Friends

Tom Cox · Thomas Dunne Books
Pages: 256
Format: Print book

Close Encounters of the Furred Kind is the follow-up to the Sunday Times Top Ten Bestseller The Good, The Bad, and the Furry. Like The Good, The Bad, and the Furry, it tells the story of Tom Cox's life with his charismatic cats--The Bear, Shipley, Ralph, and recent recruit Roscoe.Close...
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Autumn

Karl Ove Knausgaard · Penguin Press
Pages: 240
Format: Hardcover

From the author of the monumental My Struggle series, Karl Ove Knausgaard, one of the masters of contemporary literature and a genius of observation and introspection, comes the first in a new autobiographical quartet based on the four seasons28 August. Now, as I write this, you know nothing...
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Being a Dog: Following the Dog Into a World of Smell

Alexandra Horowitz · Scribner
Pages: 336
Format: Print book

Alexandra Horowitz, the author of the lively, highly informative New York Times bestselling blockbuster Inside of a Dog, explains how dogs perceive the world through their most spectacular organ - the nose - and how we humans can put our under-used sense of smell to work in surprising ways.To...
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The Complete Illustrated Encyclopedia of Birds of the World: The ultimate reference source and identifier for 1600 birds, profiling habitat, plumage, nesting and food

David Alderton · Lorenz Books; Ill edition
Format: Print book

This comprehensive illustrated encyclopaedia of birds of the world presents a fantastic visual guide to many of the major avian species and families, from America's tiniest insect-catchers to the giant, flightless species still living on the African plains. A 420-page directory covering...
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An Ecotourist's Guide to the Everglades and the Florida Keys

Robert Silk · Univ Pr Of Florida
Pages: 176
Format: Print book

"As essential as sunscreen and a must-have for anyone visiting or living in South Florida." - Mac Stone, author of Everglades: America's Wetland "An alluring snapshot, capturing the regions' fun side with fishing, fantasy, food, and an overall funky feel."...
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