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The Wastewater Gardener: Preserving the Planet One Flush at a Time

Mark Nelson PhD · Synergetic Press
Format: Print book

Mark Nelson, PhD, takes us on a global expedition to learn how we are wasting the world's dwindling supply of fresh water by flushing away a very valuable resource, our own human wastes! The author is founding director of the Institute of Ecotechnics and has worked for several decades...
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Among Chimpanzees: Field Notes from the Race to Save Our Endangered Relatives

Nancy J. Merrick · Beacon Press
Format: Hardcover

Foreword by Jane GoodallA former student and colleague of Jane Goodall shares stories of chimps and their heroes, and takes readers on a journey to save mans closest relative.  Unbeknownst to much of the public, chimps are in trouble censuses show them to be extinct in four African countries...
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The Ultimate Guide to Dog Care: Everything You Need to Know to Keep Your Dog Happy and Healthy

Tammy Gagne · I5 Pr
Pages: 240
Format: Print book

Dogs can bring companionship, fun, and unconditional love to their owners. To reciprocate for all of the joy that a dog adds to life, dog owners need to be educated about and fully prepared for responsible ownership and care. There's a lot to know when you're a dog owner, and this...
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The Cheese Trap: How Breaking a Surprising Addiction Will Help You Lose Weight, Gain Energy, and Get Healthy

Neal D Barnard · Grand Central Pub
Pages: 320
Format: Print book

New York Times bestselling author Dr. Neal Barnard reveals the shocking truth about cheese-the dangerous addiction that is harming your health-and presents a radical program to lose weight and feel great. We've been told that dairy does a body good, but the truth is that cheese can be dangerous....
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Marine Fishes of Florida

David B Snyder · Johns Hopkins University Press
Pages: 373
Format: Print book

The most comprehensive book about Florida's marine fishes ever produced, Marine Fishes of Florida includes hundreds of photographs and descriptions of species you'll encounter -- plus many that are rare -- when diving, snorkeling, kayaking, or fishing. Coverage includes both the Atlantic...
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Tales of Remarkable Birds

Dominic Couzens · Bloomsbury USA
Format: Hardcover

Throughout the bird world, examples of strange and seemingly inexplicable behavior abound. For example: Why do male Fairywrens bring flowers to females as a nuptial gift in the pre-dawn darkness? Especially when the gift-givers are not the official mates of the females concerned, but visitors,...
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Cat Castles: 20 Cardboard Habitats You Can Build Yourself

Carin Oliver · Quirk Books
Pages: 96
Format: Print book

Build your cat "paw-some" homemade habitats with easy instructions and common materials. Shoeboxes and paper bags are fine for other cats. But your favorite felines deserve luxurious living spaces! This DIY construction guide includes fun and easy instructions for making cardboard...
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Life Size Birds

Nancy J Hajeski · Thunder Bay Press, an imprint of Printers Row Publishing Group, 2015.
Pages: 224
Format: Print book

John James Audubon would be proud to know that a life-size bird book is alive in the 21st century. You won't need Sotheby's auction house to buy this volume, though! Full-size images of beautiful feathered friends offer a detailed look at each North American species, while scaled...
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Complete Guide to a Healthy Dog

Eve Adamson · T.F.H. Publications, Inc.,
Pages: 256
Format: Print book

Keeping a dog healthy, well-behaved, well-adjusted, and a contributing family member takes planning and special knowledge. Animal Planetâ„¢ Complete Guide to a Healthy Dog is the essential reference for making a dog's life as healthy and happy as possible. From understanding how dogs...
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Backyard Farming: Raising Cattle for Dairy and Beef

Kim Pezza · Hatherleigh Press
Format: Print book

YOUR BACKYARD FARMING EXPERIENCE BEGINS HERE! Whether for milk or beef, cattle are among the most versatile livestock for your new homestead. Backyard Farming: Raising Cattle is your expert guide to successfully keeping and caring for your herd. A comprehensive primer for first-time beef...
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Whales, Dolphins, and Porpoises: A Natural History and Species Guide

Annalisa Berta · University Of Chicago Press
Format: Hardcover

The eighty-nine cetacean species that swim our seas and rivers are as diverse as they are intelligent and elusive, from the hundred-foot-long, two-hundred-ton blue whale to the lesser-known tucuxi, ginkgo-toothed beaked whale, and diminutive, critically endangered vaquita. The huge distances...
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Understanding Minerals and Crystals

B Cairncross · Struik Nature
Pages: 312
Format: Print book

Minerals are the building blocks of rocks - they make up the solid Earth's crust. Understanding Minerals & Crystals takes a close look at minerals, how they form, why they differ and how to go about identifying them. It examines the nature of atoms and the way they bind together...
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The New Wild: Why Invasive Species Will Be Nature's Salvation

Fred Pearce · Beacon Press
Format: Hardcover

A provocative exploration of the "new ecology" and why most of what we think we know about alien species is wrong For a long time, veteran environmental journalist Fred Pearce thought in stark terms about invasive species: they were the evil interlopers spoiling pristine "natural"...
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101 Things to Know Before Getting a Dog: The Essential Guide to Preparing Your Family and Home for a Canine Companion

Susan Ewing · I5 Pr
Pages: 224
Format: Print book

If you're longing for the pitter-patter of four furry feet, you have some homework to do. When new dog owners aren't prepared, it's the dog who suffers, so it's very important to consider all angles of dog care and ownership before making the commitment. This book starts...
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