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The Sugar Season: A Year in the Life of Maple Syrup, and One Family's Quest for the Sweetest Harvest

Douglas Whynott · Da Capo Press,
Pages: 279
Format: Hardcover

A year in the life of one New England family as they work to preserve an ancient, lucrative, and threatened agricultural art--the sweetest harvest, maple syrup...How has one of America's oldest agricultural crafts evolved from a quaint enterprise with "sugar parties" and the delicacy...
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The Water-Wise Home: How to Conserve, Capture, and Reuse Water in Your Home and Landscape

Laura Allen · Storey Publishing, LLC
Format: Print book

Are you looking for ways to save water -- or money? This accessible guide by Laura Allen, founder of Greywater Action, explains how to use water smartly and efficiently, increasing supply, saving money, reducing wear on your septic system, and filling your home and garden needs. She describes...
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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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An Indomitable Beast: The Remarkable Journey of the Jaguar

Alan Rabinowitz · Island Press; 1 edition
Format: Hardcover

The jaguar is one of the most mysterious and least-known big cats of the world. The largest cat in the Americas, it has survived an onslaught of environmental and human threats partly because of an evolutionary history unique among wild felines, but also because of a power and indomitable...
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What a Fish Knows: The Inner Lives of Our Underwater Cousins

Jonathan Balcombe · Scientific American/Farrar
Pages: 288
Format: Print book

Do fishes think? Do they really have three-second memories? And can they recognize the humans who peer back at them from above the surface of the water? In "What a Fish Knows, " the myth-busting ethologist Jonathan Balcombe addresses these questions and more, taking us under the sea,...
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Firefly Encyclopedia of Reptiles and Amphibians

Chris Mattison · Firefly Books
Pages: 272
Format: Print book

"With lush color photographs and lavishly detailed illustrations, this encyclopedia presents a striking abundance of information at a glance.... Strongly recommended for high school, public, and academic libraries." --BOOKLIST (for previous edition) The Firefly Encyclopedia...
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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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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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I Knead My Mommy: And Other Poems by Kittens

Francesco Marciuliano · Chronicle Books
Format: Hardcover

Just when we all thought things couldn't get any cuter, from the author of the New York Times bestselling I Could Pee on This comes I Knead My Mommy, a book of confessional poems about the triumphs, trials, and daily discoveries of being a kitten. From climbing walls to claiming hearts,...
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Where the Animals Go: Tracking Wildlife with Technology in 50 Maps and Graphics

JAMES CHESHIRE · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 192
Format: Hardcover

"Where the Animals Go is beautiful and thrilling, a combination of the best in science and exposition, and a joy to study cover to cover." -- Edward O. Wilson, University Research Professor Emeritus, Harvard UniversityFor thousands of years, tracking animals meant following footprints....
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American Wolf: A True Story of Survival and Obsession in the West

Nate Blakeslee · Crown
Pages: 300
Format: Hardcover

The enthralling story of the rise and reign of O-Six, the celebrated Yellowstone wolf, and the people who loved or feared her Before men ruled the earth, there were wolves. Once abundant in North America, these majestic creatures were hunted to near extinction in the lower 48 states by the 1920s....
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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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