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Zooburbia: Meditations on the Wild Animals Among Us
Zooburbia: Meditations on the Wild Animals Among Us

Tai Moses · Parallax Press
Format: Paperback

Every animal has a story.In ZOOBURBIA, urban naturalist Tai Moses launches a lively exploration into "the extraordinary, unruly, half-wild realm where human and animal lives overlap." The author's woodsy backyard at the base of the Oakland hills becomes a laboratory for encounters...
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Why Did the Chicken Cross the World?: The Epic Saga of the Bird that Powers Civilization
Why Did the Chicken Cross the World?: The Epic Saga of the Bird that Powers Civilization

Andrew Lawler · Atria Books
Format: Hardcover

From ancient empires to modern economics, veteran journalist Andrew Lawler delivers a sweeping history of the animal that has been most crucial to the spread of civilization across the globe—the chicken. Queen Victoria was obsessed with it. Socrates last words were about it. Charles Darwin...
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Tambora: The Eruption That Changed the World
Tambora: The Eruption That Changed the World

Gillen D'Arcy Wood · Princeton University Press; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

When Indonesia's Mount Tambora erupted in 1815, it unleashed the most destructive wave of extreme weather the world has witnessed in thousands of years. The volcano's massive sulfate dust cloud enveloped the Earth, cooling temperatures and disrupting major weather systems for more...
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The Tale of the Dueling Neurosurgeons: The History of the Human Brain as Revealed by True Stories of Trauma, Madness, and Recovery
The Tale of the Dueling Neurosurgeons: The History of the Human Brain as Revealed by True Stories of Trauma, Madness, and Recovery

Sam Kean · Little, Brown and Company
Format: Hardcover

The author of the bestseller The Disappearing Spoon reveals the secret inner workings of the brain through strange but true stories.Early studies of the human brain used a simple method: wait for misfortune to strike -- strokes, seizures, infectious diseases, horrendous accidents -- and see how victims...
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Lentil Underground: Renegade Farmers and the Future of Food in America
Lentil Underground: Renegade Farmers and the Future of Food in America

Liz Carlisle · Gotham Books
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

A protégé of Michael Pollan shares the story of a little known group of renegade farmers who defied corporate agribusiness by launching a unique sustainable farm-to-table food movement.The story of the Lentil Underground begins on a 280-acre homestead rooted in America's Great Plains:...
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American Buffalo: In Search of a Lost Icon
American Buffalo: In Search of a Lost Icon

Steven Rinella · Spiegel & Grau
Format: Hardcover

From the host of the Travel Channel’s “The Wild Within.”A hunt for the American buffalo—an adventurous, fascinating examination of an animal that has haunted the American imagination. In 2005, Steven Rinella won a lottery permit to hunt for a wild buffalo, or American...
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The Sugarmaker's Companion: An Integrated Approach to Producing Syrup from Maple, Birch, and Walnut Trees
The Sugarmaker's Companion: An Integrated Approach to Producing Syrup from Maple, Birch, and Walnut Trees

Michael Farrell · Chelsea Green Publishing
Format: Paperback

The Sugarmaker’s Companion is the first guide of its kind addressing the small- and large-scale syrup producer seeking to make a profitable business from maple, birch, and walnut sap. This comprehensive work incorporates valuable information on ecological forest management, value-added...
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Animal Stories: Encounters with Alaska's Wildlife
Animal Stories: Encounters with Alaska's Wildlife

Bill Sherwonit · Alaska Northwest Books
Format: Hardcover

These timeless, beautifully written essays share encounters and observations on a variety of Alaskan wildlife and include natural history information. They have a wide reach, in a number of ways. Besides essays about Alaska’s best-known and most charismatic animals—for instance...
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Dataclysm: Who We Are
Dataclysm: Who We Are

Christian Rudder · Crown
Format: Hardcover

A New York Times BestsellerAn audacious, irreverent investigation of human behavior—and a first look at a revolution in the making   Our personal data has been used to spy on us, hire and fire us, and sell us stuff we dont need. In Dataclysm, Christian Rudder uses it to show us who we truly...
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White Beech: The Rainforest Years
White Beech: The Rainforest Years

Germaine Greer · Bloomsbury USA
Format: Hardcover

One bright day in December sixty-two-year-old Germaine Greer found herself confronted by an irresistible challenge in the shape of sixty hectares of dairy farm one of many in southeast Queensland Australia which after a century of logging clearing and downright devastation had been abandoned...
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