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Woolly: The True Story of the De-Extinction of One of History's Most Iconic Creatures

BEN MEZRICH · Atria Books
Pages: 293
Format: Hardcover

Science fiction becomes reality in this Jurassic Park-like story of the genetic resurrection of an extinct species - the woolly mammoth - by the bestselling author of The Accidental Billionaires and The 37th Parallel."With his knack for turning narrative nonfiction into stories worthy...
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Secret Service Dogs : the heroes who protect the president of the united states

Maria Goodavage · Dutton
Pages: 320
Format: Print book

In an age fraught with terrorism, United States Secret Service canine teams risk their lives to safeguard the president, vice president, their families, visiting heads of state, and a host of others. Unprecedented access to these heroic dog teams has allowed a fascinating first-time-ever...
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Are We Smart Enough to Know How Smart Animals Are?

Frans de Waal · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 340
Format: Print book

A New York Times Bestseller From world-renowned biologist and primatologist Frans de Waal, a groundbreaking work on animal intelligence destined to become a classic.What separates your mind from an animal's? Maybe you think it's your ability to design tools, your sense of self, or your...
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The Horse-Lover's Encyclopedia, 2nd Edition: A–Z Guide to All Things Equine: Barrel Racing, Breeds, Cinch, Cowboy Curtain, Dressage, Driving, Foaling, ... Riding, English & Western, and So Much More

Jessie Haas · Storey Publishing
Pages: 448
Format: Print book

Here is a completely revised, full-color second edition of the established go-to source for equestrian information. This comprehensive A-to-Z guide covers "everything horse" and bridges gaps in the equestrian universe between English and Western styles. More than 1,700 entries...
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The New Rules of the Roost: Organic Care and Feeding for the Family Flock

ROBERT LITT · Timber Press
Pages: 248
Format: Hardcover

New from Robert and Hannah Litt - the owners of the Urban Farm Store and the authors of the bestselling A Chicken in Every Yard - comes a hardworking guide to backyard chicken keeping that goes beyond the basics. The New Rules of the Roost addresses the read problems that crop up when keeping...
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Catnip: A Love Story

MICHAEL KORDA · Countryman Press
Pages: 192
Format: Hardcover

From silly to sweet, 365 cat sketches by Michael Korda, drawn with love for his wife With the imagination of a writer and the eye of an artist, Michael Korda doodled on the backs of old manuscripts in his tackroom while his wife, Margaret, was out riding. They loved and acquired cats -- a habit...
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Shop Cats of New York

Tamar Arslanian · Harpercollins
Pages: 176
Format: Print book

Humans of New York meets The French Cat in this carefully cultivated, gorgeous full-color collection featuring New York's iconic felines and the stories behind them.They inhabit New York City's most legendary and coziest spots - the Algonquin Hotel, a whiskey distillery, Bleecker Street...
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Complete Cat Care

DK Publishing · DK Publishing
Pages: 96
Format: Paperback

Combining everything you need to know about cats, from choosing a kitten or cat and day-to-day advice on nutrition and grooming, to guidance on behavior, play, and health and diseases, Complete Cat Care will help readers provide the best possible care for a cat at every stage of its life.
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Advanced Top Bar Beekeeping: Next Steps for the Thinking Beekeeper

Christy Hemenway · New Society
Pages: 208
Format: Print book

Bee populations are plummeting worldwide. Colony Collapse Disorder poses a serious threat to many plants which rely on bees for pollination, including a significant proportion of our food crops. Top bar hives are based on the concept of understanding and working with bees' natural systems,...
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The Seabird's Cry: The Lives and Loves of the Planet's Great Ocean Voyagers

ADAM NICOLSON · Henry Holt and Co.
Pages: 416
Format: Hardcover

Life itself could never have been sustainable without seabirds. As Adam Nicolson writes: "They are bringers of fertility, the deliverers of life from ocean to land."A global tragedy is unfolding. Even as we are coming to understand them, the number of seabirds on our planet is in freefall,...
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Return of the Sea Otter: The Story of the Animal That Evaded Extinction on the Pacific Coast

Todd McLeish · Sasquatch Books
Pages: 264
Format: Paperback

A science journalist's journey along the Pacific Coast from California to Alaska to track the status, health, habits, personality, and viability of sea otters--the appealing species unique to this coastline that was hunted to near extinction in the 18th and 19th centuries.These adorable,...
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The Birds of Costa Rica: A Field Guide

Richard Garrigues · Comstock Publishing Associates; 2 edition
Format: Book

This is the one compact, portable, and user-friendly field guide the novice or experienced birder needs to identify birds in the field in the diverse habitats found in Costa Rica. It features descriptions and illustrations of all 903 species definitely known from Costa Rica, including pelagics...
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The Promise of the Grand Canyon: John Wesley Powell's Perilous Journey and His Vision for the American West

JOHN F ROSS · Viking
Pages: 400
Format: Hardcover

A timely, thrilling account of a man who, as an explorer, dared to lead the first successful expedition down the Colorado through the Grand Canyon--and, as an American visionary, waged a bitterly-contested campaign for environmental sustainability in the American West.When John Wesley Powell...
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Have Dog, Will Travel: A Poet's Journey

STEPHEN KUUSISTO · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

In a lyrical love letter to guide dogs everywhere, a blind poet shares his delightful story of how a guide dog changed his life and helped him discover a newfound appreciation for travel and independence.At the age of thirty-eight, Stephen Kuusisto - who has managed his whole life without...
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