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Atoms Under the Floorboards: The Surprising Science Hidden in Your Home

Chris Woodford · Bloomsbury Sigma, 2015. ©2015
Pages: 336
Format: Print book

Using the modern home as a springboard, Atoms Under the Floorboards presents the fascinating and surprising scientific explanations behind a variety of common (and often entertainingly mundane) household phenomena, from gurgling drains and squeaky floorboards to rubbery custard and shiny...
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ProQuest Statistical Abstract of the United States 2015

Bernan Press · Bernan Press; 1 edition
Format: Hardcover

Questions come across the reference desk on all topics: Questions come across the reference desk on all topics: How many hate crimes were there in 2012? How many college lacrosse teams are there? Do you have the GDP for the U.S. for the past 10 (or so) years? How many people use social...
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Cat Sense: How the New Feline Science Can Make You a Better Friend to Your Pet

John Bradshaw · Basic Books
Pages: 307
Format: Hardcover

Cats have been popular household pets for thousands of years, and their numbers only continue to rise. Today there are three cats for every dog on the planet, and yet cats remain more mysterious, even to their most adoring owners. Unlike dogs, cats evolved as solitary hunters, and, while...
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Local: The New Face of Food and Farming in America

Douglas Gayeton · Harper Design
Format: Hardcover

Combining stunning visuals with insights and a lexicon of more than 200 agricultural terms explained by today's thought leaders, Local showcases and explores one of the most popular environmental trends: rebuilding local food movements.When Douglas Gayeton took his young daughter to see the salmon...
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Folks, This Ain't Normal: A Farmer's Advice for Happier Hens, Healthier People, and a Better World

Joel Salatin · Center Street; 1 edition
Format: Hardcover

From farmer Joel Salatins point of view life in the st century just aint normal In FOLKS THIS AINT NORMAL he discusses how far removed we are from the simple sustainable joy that comes from living close to the land and the people we love Salatin has many thoughts on what normal is and shares...
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The Genius of Birds

Jennifer Ackerman · Penguin Press
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

Birds are astonishingly intelligent creatures. According to revolutionary new research, some birds rival primates and even humans in their remarkable forms of intelligence. In The Genius of Birds, acclaimed author Jennifer Ackerman explores the newly discovered brilliance of birds. As she travels...
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Stargazer's Guide to the Night Sky, The

Dr. Jason Lisle · Master Books
Format: Hardcover

Explore the night sky, identify stars, constellations, and even planets. Stargaze with a telescope, binoculars, or even your naked eye. Allow Dr. Jason Lisle, a research scientist with a masters and PhD in astrophysics, to guide you in examining the beauty of God’s Creation.Lisle...
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Under a Flaming Sky: The Great Hinckley Firestorm of 1894

Daniel Brown · Lyons Press
Pages: 256
Format: Print book

On September 1, 1894 two forest fires converged on the town of Hinckley, Minnesota, trapping over 2, 000 people. Daniel J. Brown recounts the events surrounding the fire in the first and only book on to chronicle the dramatic story that unfolded. Whereas Oregon's famous "Biscuit"...
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Wildflowers of the Eastern United States: An Introduction to Common Species of Woods, Wetlands and Fields

John Eastman · Stackpole Books
Format: Print book

Descriptions by wild plant expert John Eastman offer details on the identification, growth, interaction, locations, and more Covers some 130 common wildflower species and species groups, including forest, field, and wetland plants Features full color photos for each flower
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Citizen Canine: Our Evolving Relationship with Cats and Dogs

David Grimm · Perseus Books Group
Pages: 337
Format: Hardcover

Dogs are getting lawyers. Cats are getting kidney transplants. Could they one day be fellow citizens?Cats and dogs were once wild animals. Today, they are family members and surrogate children. A little over a century ago, pets didn't warrant the meager legal status of property. Now, they...
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The Children's Blizzard

David Laskin · HarperCollins
Pages: 307
Format: Print book

The gripping story of an epic prairie snowstorm that killed hundreds of newly arrived settlers and cast a shadow on the promise of the American frontier.January 12, 1888, began as an unseasonably warm morning across Nebraska, the Dakotas, and Minnesota, the weather so mild that children...
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Tracker's Field Guide: A Comprehensive Manual For Animal Tracking

James C Lowery · Globe Pequot Press
Pages: 407
Format: Paperback

Tracking expert Jim Lowery distills his remarkable expertise, gained over decades of intensive research and practical field experience, into this comprehensive field guide to tracking North American mammals. He fully illustrates it with hundreds of drawings and high-resolution photographs,...
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Backyard Farming on an Acre

Angela England · ALPHA
Pages: 432
Format: Paperback

Plan and plant a successful and sustainable backyard farm — from a quarter acre to a full acre and beyond — right in your own backyard. By raising and harvesting their own fruits, vegetables, chickens, bees, milk-bearing animals, and more, people are growing locally, sustainably, and at a fraction...
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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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Taxidermy

Alexis Turner · Rizzoli
Format: Book

An unsurpassed survey of the world’s finest examples of this popular art form—in situ from the greatest private and public collections to the beautifully assembled rooms of contemporary artists, stylists, and cutting-edge interior designers. Taxidermy is everywhere these days,...
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