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Shinrin Yoku: The Japanese Art of Forest Bathing

YOSHIFUMI MIYAZAKI · Timber Press
Pages: 192
Format: Hardcover

Experience the healing power of nature! Forest bathing, also known as shinrin-yoku, is the Japanese practice of connecting deeply with nature. It is a practice that involves all the senses and has extraordinary effects on health and happiness. The latest health and wellness trend, it has been...
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The Honey Bus: A Memoir of Loss, Courage and a Girl Saved by Bees

Meredith May · Park Row
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

An extraordinary story of a girl, her grandfather and one of nature's most mysterious and beguiling creatures: the honeybee. Meredith May recalls the first time a honeybee crawled on her arm. She was five years old, her parents had recently split and suddenly she found herself in the care...
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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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Tracks & Sign of Insects and Other Invertebrates: A Guide to North American Species

Noah Charney · Stackpole Books; 1 edition
Format: Paperback

2012 Choice Magazine academic book award winner (zoology) Beetles, spiders, ants, flies, butterflies, mayflies, dragonflies, earwigs, crickets, grasshoppers, scorpions, centipedes, millipedes, snails, earthworms, lacewings, wasps, damselflies, slugs, and alderflies The first-ever reference...
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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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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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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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Flat Broke with Two Goats: A Memoir

Jennifer McGaha · Sourcebooks
Pages: 368
Format: Paperback

When life gets your goat, bring in the herdJennifer McGaha never expected to own a goat named Merle. Or to be setting Merle up on dates and naming his doeling Merlene. She didn't expect to be buying organic yogurt for her chickens. She never thought she would be pulling camouflage carpet...
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Smithsonian Ocean: Our Water, Our World

Deborah Cramer · Smithsonian
Pages: 295
Format: Hardcover

Nobel Prize winner Al Gore wrote of Deborah Cramer's previous book Great Waters, "I urge everyone to read this book, to act on its message, and to pass on its teachings."Now Cramer offers a groundbreaking book for an even more urgent time.Our lives depend on the sea. As gifted...
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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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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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Vitamin N: The Essential Guide to a Nature-Rich Life

Richard Louv · Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill
Pages: 277
Format: Print book

"From the author of the New York Times bestseller that defined nature-deficit disorder and launched the international children-and-nature movement, Vitamin N (for "nature") is a complete prescription for connecting with the power and joy of the natural world right now,"--Amazon.com.Nature-deficit...
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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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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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Dog Training 101: Step-by-Step Instructions for raising a happy well-behaved dog

KYRA SUNDANCE · Quarry Books
Pages: 175
Format: Paperback

Sit! Stay! It's easy with Dog Training 101Using a visually driven, playful presentation, Dog Training 101 offers step-by-step instructions every dog owner needs and wants to know as you care for and raise your canine best friend. From basic commands like sit, stay, and come to everything...
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