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Brilliance and Fire: A Biography of Diamonds
Brilliance and Fire: A Biography of Diamonds

Rachelle Bergstein · Harper
Pages: 375
Format: Print book

From the author of Women from the Ankle Down comes a lively cultural biography of diamonds, which explores our society's obsession with the world's most brilliant gemstone and the real-world characters who make them shine."A diamond is forever." Who among us doesn't recognize...
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The Genius of Birds
The Genius of Birds

Jennifer Ackerman · Penguin Books, 2016.
Pages: 352
Format: Print book

Birds are astonishingly intelligent creatures. In fact, according to revolutionary new research, some birds rival primates and even humans in their remarkable forms of intelligence. Like humans, many birds have enormous brains relative to their size. Although small, bird brains are packed...
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Patterns in Nature: Why the Natural World Looks the Way It Does
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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Fe-Lines: French Cat Poems through the Ages
Fe-Lines: French Cat Poems through the Ages

Olga Pastuchiv · University of Illinois Press
Pages: 349
Format: Hardcover

The French have long had a love affair with the cat, expressed through centuries of poetry portraying the animal's wit and wonder. Norman R. Shapiro lionizes the felines' limitless allure in this one-of-a-kind collection. Spanning centuries and styles, he draws on she-cats and toms,...
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The Perfect Horse: The Daring U.S. Mission to Rescue the Priceless Stallions Kidnapped by the Nazis
The Perfect Horse: The Daring U.S. Mission to Rescue the Priceless Stallions Kidnapped by the Nazis

Elizabeth Letts · Ballantine Books
Pages: 369
Format: Print book

From the #1 New York Times bestselling 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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Texts From Mittens: A Cat Who Has an Unlimited Data Plan...and Isn't Afraid to Use It
Texts From Mittens: A Cat Who Has an Unlimited Data Plan...and Isn't Afraid to Use It

Angie Bailey · Harlequin
Format: Hardcover

Texts from Mittens is a series of text message conversations between a snappy, self-absorbed housecat named Mittens and his long-suffering human, a single woman who works away from home during the day. Mittens relentlessly hassles his human all day long, while only taking breaks to watch...
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What's really happening to our planet
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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Floodpath: The Deadliest Man-Made Disaster of 20th-Century America and the Making of Modern Los Angeles
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 Eagle Bird: Mapping a New West
The Eagle Bird: Mapping a New West

Charles F Wilkinson · Pantheon
Pages: 203
Format: Hardcover

A virtual manifesto that defines the ethics of place breaks down the interests and constituencies battling to define the nature of the new American West and offers imaginative, long-term, legal compromises to land-use dilemmas.
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How to Attract Hummingbirds & Butterflies
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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Treading on Thin Air: Atmospheric Physics, Forensic Meteorology, and Climate Change: How Weather Shapes Our Everyday Lives
Treading on Thin Air: Atmospheric Physics, Forensic Meteorology, and Climate Change: How Weather Shapes Our Everyday Lives

Elizabeth Austin Ph. D. · Pegasus Books
Pages: 320
Format: Print book

Weather is an inescapable part of our daily lives, from the nuances of air travel to the breadth of human history. Our past, present, and future is intimately rooted is weather and climate.Weather, water, and climate. How we feel, how productive we are, even our sheer existence, depends...
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