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Rancher, Farmer, Fisherman: Conservation Heroes of the American Heartland

Miriam Horn · W W Norton
Pages: 384
Format: Print book

The story of a huge, largely hidden, and entirely unexpected conservation movement in America.Many of the men and women doing today's most consequential environmental work -- restoring America's grasslands, wildlife, soil, rivers, wetlands, and oceans -- would not call themselves environmentalists;...
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Water in Plain Sight: Hope for a Thirsty World

Judith D Schwartz · St Martin'S Press
Pages: 256
Format: Print book

Water scarcity is on everyone's mind. Long taken for granted, water availability has entered the realm of economics, politics, and people's food and lifestyle choices. But as anxiety mounts - even as a swath of California farmland has been left fallow and extremist groups worldwide...
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Peterson Field Guide to Medicinal Plants and Herbs of Eastern and Central North America, Third Edition

Steven Foster · Houghton Mifflin Harcourt; Third Edition edition
Format: Book

Peterson The best-selling field guides of all time Medicinal plants are increasingly well regarded as supplements and sometimes as alternatives for prescription drugs. Steven Foster and James A. Duke have used recent advances in the study of medicinal plants and their combined experience...
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Upstream: Selected Essays

Mary Oliver · Penguin Books
Pages: 192
Format: Print book

"In the beginning I was so young and such a stranger to myself I hardly existed. I had to go out into the world and see it and hear it and react to it, before I knew at all who I was, what I was, what I wanted to be." So begins Upstream, a collection of essays in which beloved...
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Note to Self

Connor Franta · Atria/Keywords Press
Pages: 320
Format: Print book

In his New York Times bestselling memoir, A Work in Progress, Connor Franta shared his journey from small-town Midwestern boy to full-fledged Internet sensation. Exploring his past with humor and astounding insight, Connor reminded his fans of why they first fell in love with him on YouTube...
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The Soul of an Octopus: A Surprising Exploration into the Wonder of Consciousness

Sy Montgomery · Atria Books
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

LONGLISTED FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD New York Times Bestseller "Sy Montgomery's The Soul of an Octopus does for the creature what Helen Macdonald's H Is for Hawk did for raptors." (New Statesman, UK) Starred BOOKLIST and Library Journal Editors' Spring Pick One of the Best...
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House Guests, House Pests: A Natural History of Animals in the Home

Richard Jones · Bloomsbury Publishing Plc
Pages: 288
Format: Print book

Today we live in snug, well-furnished houses surrounded by the trappings of a civilized life. But we are not alone--we suffer a constant stream of unwanted visitors. Our houses, our food, our belongings, our very existence are under constant attack from a host of invaders eager to take...
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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 Lion in the Living Room: How House Cats Tamed Us and Took Over the World

Abigail Tucker · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 256
Format: Print book

A lively adventure through history, natural science, and pop culture in search of how cats conquered the world, the Internet, and our hearts.House cats rule back alleys, deserted Antarctic islands, and our bedrooms. Clearly, they own the Internet, where a viral cat video can easily be viewed...
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American Museum of Natural History Birds of North America

Paul D. Hess · Dk Publishing
Pages: 744
Format: Print book

Updated to reflect all the latest taxonomic data, American Museum of Natural History Birds of North America is the complete photographic guide to the 657 species of birds found in the United States and Canada.Ideal for the armchair bird enthusiast or dedicated bird watcher, this book includes...
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Are We Smart Enough to Know How Smart Animals Are?

Frans de Waal · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 340
Format: Print book

A New York Times Bestseller From world-renowned biologist and primatologist Frans de Waal, a groundbreaking work on animal intelligence destined to become a classic.What separates your mind from an animal's? Maybe you think it's your ability to design tools, your sense of self, or your...
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How to Raise a Wild Child: The Art and Science of Falling in Love with Nature

Scott D Sampson · Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2015.
Pages: 327
Format: Print book

From the beloved host of PBS Kids' Dinosaur Train, an easy-to-use guide for parents, teachers, and others looking to foster a strong connection between children and nature, complete with engaging activities, troubleshooting advice, and much more American children spend four to seven minutes...
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Dog Sense: How the New Science of Dog Behavior Can Make You A Better Friend to Your Pet

John Bradshaw · Basic Books
Pages: 324
Format: Print book

Dogs have been mankind's faithful companions for tens of thousands of years, yet today they are regularly treated as either pack-following wolves or furry humans. The truth is, dogs are neither--and our misunderstanding has put them in serious crisis. What dogs really need is a spokesperson,...
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Pit Bull: The Battle over an American Icon

Bronwen Dickey · Alfred A. Knopf
Pages: 330
Format: Print book

The hugely illuminating story of how a popular breed of dog became the most demonized and supposedly the most dangerous of dogs - and what role humans have played in the transformation. When Bronwen Dickey brought her new dog home, she saw no traces of the infamous viciousness in her affectionate,...
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The Dragon Behind the Glass: A True Story of Power, Obsession, and the World's Most Coveted Fish

Emily Voigt · Scribner
Pages: 319
Format: Print book

A riveting journey into the bizarre world of the Asian arowana or "dragon fish" - the world's most expensive aquarium fish - reveals a surprising history with profound implications for the future of wild animals and human beings alike.A young man is murdered for his prized pet fish....
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