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Ancient Creatures

Spencer G. Ph.D. Lucas · Salem Pr Inc; Har/Psc edition
Format: Hardcover

ix, 660 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps ; 26 cm
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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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The Perfect Horse: The Daring U.S. Mission to Rescue the Priceless Stallions Kidnapped by the Nazis

Elizabeth Letts · Ballantine Books
Pages: 369
Format: Hardcover

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * From the author of The Eighty-Dollar Champion, the remarkable story of the heroic rescue of priceless horses in the closing days of World War II In the chaotic last days of the war, a small troop of battle-weary American soldiers captures a German spy and makes...
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Floodpath: The Deadliest Man-Made Disaster of 20th-Century America and the Making of Modern Los Angeles

Jon Wilkman · Bloomsbury Press
Pages: 326
Format: Print book

Just before midnight on March 12, 1928, the St. Francis Dam, a twenty-story-high concrete structure just fifty miles north of Los Angeles, suddenly collapsed, releasing a devastating flood that roared fifty-four miles to the Pacific Ocean, destroying everything in its path. It was a horrific...
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The Underdogs: Children, Dogs, and the Power of Unconditional Love

Melissa Fay Greene · Harpercollins
Pages: 352
Format: Print book

THE UNDERDOGS tells the story of Karen Shirk: felled at age 24 by a neuromuscular disease and facing life as an immobile, deeply isolated and depressed, ventilator-dependent patient, she was rejected by every service dog agency in the country as "too disabled." Her nurse encouraged...
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What Puppy?: A Guide to Help New Owners Select the Right Breed of Puppy to Suit their Lifestyle

Sara John · Barron's Educational Series
Format: Paperback

A puppy's temperament, coat changes, eating habits, and growth patterns are things that new dog owners should know before that cute new ball of fur even arrives. In What Puppy?, respected dog breeder and author Sara John profiles 100 of the most popular breeds. Each profile...Details...
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John James Audubon: The Nature of the American Woodsman

Gregory H Nobles · University of Pennsylvania Press
Pages: 330
Format: Hardcover

John James Audubon's The Birds of America stands as an unparalleled achievement in American art, a huge book that puts nature dramatically on the page. With that work, Audubon became one of the most adulated artists of his time, and America's first celebrity scientist.In this fresh...
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Silent Sparks: The Wondrous World of Fireflies

Sara Lewis · Princeton University Press
Pages: 240
Format: Print book

For centuries, the beauty of fireflies has evoked wonder and delight. Yet for most of us, fireflies remain shrouded in mystery: How do fireflies make their light? What are they saying with their flashing? And what do fireflies look for in a mate? In Silent Sparks, noted biologist and firefly...
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Travel with dogs: pet-friendly accommodations, health, documentation

Janine Eberle; Jess Golden; Lonely Planet Publications · Lonely Planet Publications Pty. Ltd.
Pages: 128
Format:  Print book : English

"Essential advice and tips for travel with your pooch." --
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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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What's really happening to our planet

Dk. · Dk Publishing
Pages: 224
Format: Print book

An easy-to-understand overview of the state of our planet and its future, using eye-opening and accessible charts, graphs, and infographics. By 2050, the global population is expected to reach 9 billion. "What's Really Happening to Our Planet? " uses a graphic approach to chart...
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The Hidden Life of Trees: What They Feel, How They Communicate—Discoveries From a Secret World

Peter Wohlleben · David Suzuki Institute
Pages: 272
Format: Print book

A forester's fascinating stories, supported by the latest scientific research, reveal the extraordinary world of forests and illustrate how trees communicate and care for each other. In "The Hidden Life of Trees, " Peter Wohlleben shares his deep love of woods and forests and explains...
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Patterns in Nature: Why the Natural World Looks the Way It Does

Philip Ball · The University of Chicago Press
Pages: 288
Format: Print book

Though at first glance the natural world may appear overwhelming in its diversity and complexity, there are regularities running through it, from the hexagons of a honeycomb to the spirals of a seashell and the branching veins of a leaf. Revealing the order at the foundation of the seemingly...
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How to Attract Hummingbirds & Butterflies

John V Dennis · Chevron Chemical Co.
Pages: 112
Format: Paperback

Hummingbirds and butterflies add interest, beauty, and enjoyment to a garden. This book describes the characteristics, behavior, and needs of these creatures. Plant-selection lists and necessary design elements are included, as are descriptions of the most common hummingbird and butterfly...
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Cannibalism: A Perfectly Natural History

Bill Schutt · Algonquin Books
Pages: 332
Format: Hardcover

"A masterful and compulsively readable book that challenges our preconceived notions about a behavior often sensationalized in our culture and, until just recently, misunderstood in the scientific world." - Ian Tattersall, Curator Emeritus, American Museum of Natural History,...
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