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A Forest in the Clouds: My Year Among the Mountain Gorillas in the Remote Enclave of Dr. Dian Fossey

JOHN FOWLER · Pegasus Books
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

For the first time, a riveting insider's account of the fascinating world of Dr. Dian Fossey's mountain gorilla camp, telling the often-shocking story of the unraveling of Fossey's Rwandan facility alongside adventures tracking mountain gorillas over hostile terrain, confronting aggressive...
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Ultimate Dog Grooming

Eileen Geeson · Firefly Books; Second Edition edition
Format: Print book

"This large-format, colorfully illustrated handbook will find a place on library shelves where a good, general instruction manual for grooming one's own pet and even establishing oneself as a professional groomer is called for." --BOOKLIST A professional groomer is expensive,...
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Winged Obsession: The Pursuit of the World's Most Notorious Butterfly Smuggler

Jessica Speart · William Morrow
Pages: 311
Format: Print book

In the tradition of The Orchid Thief by Susan Orlean comes Winged Obsession - a gripping, real-life thriller that exposes the seedy underbelly of illegal butterfly trading. An acclaimed mystery writer and respected journalist specializing in wildlife issues, author Jessica Speart tells...
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Dr. Petty's Pain Relief for Dogs: The Complete Medical and Integrative Guide to Treating Pain

Michael C Petty · The Countryman Press
Pages: 276
Format: Print book

A comprehensive guide to diagnosing and relieving your dog's pain You love your dog, and hate to see him in pain. But you don't want to head to the vet's office for hundreds of dollars worth of tests that might prove useless. Dr. Mike Petty understands this. He's a "pain vet"...
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The Ultimate Encyclopedia of Aquarium Fish & Fish Care: A Definitive Guide To Identifying And Keeping Freshwater And Marine Fishes

Mary Bailey · Southwater; 1 edition
Format: Print book

A comprehensive manual on planning, building, stocking and maintaining all types of aquaria, fully illustrated with 700 photographs and diagrams.
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Saving Arcadia: A Story of Conservation and Community in the Great Lakes

Heather Shumaker · Painted Turtle
Pages: 168
Format: Paperback

Saving Arcadia: A Story of Conservation and Community in the Great Lakes is a suspenseful and intimate land conservation adventure story set in the Great Lakes heartland. The story spans more than forty years, following the fate of a magnificent sand dune on Lake Michigan and the people...
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The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2016

Amy Stewart · Mariner Books
Pages: 320
Format: Print book

"Science writers get into the game with all kinds of noble, high-minded ambitions. We want to educate. To enlighten," notes guest editor Amy Stewart in her introduction to The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2016. "But at the end of the day, we're all writers . . . We're...
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The Underdogs: Children, Dogs, and the Power of Unconditional Love

Melissa Fay Greene · Ecco Press
Pages: 352
Format: Print book

From two-time National Book Award nominee Melissa Fay Greene comes a profound and surprising account of dogs on the front lines of rescuing both children and adults from the trenches of grief, emotional, physical, and cognitive disability, and post-traumatic stress disorder.The Underdogs...
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The Death and Life of the Great Lakes

Dan Egan · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover

A landmark work of science, history and reporting on the past, present and imperiled future of the Great Lakes.The Great Lakes -- Erie, Huron, Michigan, Ontario and Superior -- hold 20 percent of the world's supply of surface fresh water and provide sustenance, work and recreation for tens...
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Half-Earth: Our Planet's Fight for Life

Edward O. Wilson · Liveright Publishing Corp, 2016.
Pages: 272
Format: Print book

Half-Earth proposes an achievable plan to save our imperiled biosphere: devote half the surface of the Earth to nature.In order to stave off the mass extinction of species, including our own, we must move swiftly to preserve the biodiversity of our planet, says Edward O. Wilson in his most...
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The Horse: Its Nature, Revealed

Sabine Stuewer · Firefly Books
Pages: 208
Format: Hardcover

An intimate view into horses' true nature. This gorgeous book presents the noble and powerful horse in spellbinding photographs, revealing text, and extended captions. Sabine Stuewer has been observing horses for years -- when they are alone and in groups. Her images are an indulgent...
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Forest Bathing: How Trees Can Help You Find Health and Happiness

QING LI · Viking
Pages: 300
Format: Hardcover

The definitive guide to the therapeutic Japanese practice of shinrin-yoku, or the art and science of how trees can promote health and happinessNotice how a tree sways in the wind. Run your hands over its bark. Take in its citrusy scent. As a society we suffer from nature deficit disorder,...
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Integrative Health Care for Dogs & Cats: A Guide to a Healthier Life through Nutrition, Holistic Care, and High-Tech Solutions

GARY RICHTER · Hay House, Inc.
Pages: 1
Format: Paperback

As a holistic veterinarian and scientist, Dr. Gary Richter helps dog and cat owners to navigate the thicket of treatment options and separate the fact from the fiction. He wants us to use what actually works, not just what Western science or alternative medicine say "should" work....
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Eruption: The Untold Story of Mount St. Helens

Steve Olson · W.W. Norton & Company
Pages: 300
Format: Print book

Survival narrative meets scientific, natural, and social history in the riveting story of a volcanic disaster.For months in early 1980, scientists, journalists, sightseers, and nearby residents listened anxiously to rumblings in Mount St. Helens, part of the chain of western volcanoes fueled...
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Walking with Peety: The Dog Who Saved My Life

Eric O'Grey · Grand Central Publishing
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

Eric was 150 pounds overweight, depressed, and sick. After a lifetime of failed diet attempts, and the onset of type 2 diabetes due to his weight, Eric went to a new doctor, who surprisingly prescribed a shelter dog. And that's when Eric met Peety: an overweight, middle-aged, and forgotten...
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