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National Geographic Pocket Guide to the Mammals of North America

Catherine Howell · National Geographic Soc, 2016.
Pages: 184
Format: Print book

This field guide combines spot-on descriptive information, definitive photography, animal track silhouettes, and key facts in a handy, easy-to-reference volume. Including selected photography and newly commissioned art and graphics to help identify each mammal species, this book includes...
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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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Pit Bull: The Battle over an American Icon

Bronwen Dickey · Alfred A. Knopf
Pages: 330
Format: Print book

The hugely illuminating story of how a popular breed of dog became the most demonized and supposedly the most dangerous of dogs - and what role humans have played in the transformation. When Bronwen Dickey brought her new dog home, she saw no traces of the infamous viciousness in her affectionate,...
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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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Baby Birds: An Artist Looks into the Nest

Julie Zickefoose · Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 333
Format: Print book

If you've ever wondered what goes on in bird nests, or what happens after a fledgling leaves the nest, come along on Julie's sensitive exploration of often-uncharted ornithological ground. This beautiful book is as much an art book as it is a natural history, something readers have come...
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Once They Were Hats: In Search of the Mighty Beaver

Frances Backhouse · ECW Press
Pages: 261
Format: Print book

Beavers, those icons of industriousness, have been gnawing down trees, building dams, shaping the land, and creating critical habitat in North America for at least a million years. Once one of the continent's most ubiquitous mammals, they ranged from the Atlantic to the Pacific, and from...
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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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A Naturalist Goes Fishing: Casting in Fragile Waters from the Gulf of Mexico to New Zealand's South Island

James McClintock · St. Martin's Press
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

In the tradition of fishing classics, A Naturalist Goes Fishing combines elements of the triumph between fisher and fish, humor and wit, and a passionate concern for the natural environment. James McClintock takes us to some of the most breathtaking waters the world has to offer while capturing...
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This Gulf of Fire: The Destruction of Lisbon, or Apocalypse in the Age of Science and Reason

Mark Molesky · Knopf Publishing Group
Pages: 512
Format: Hardcover

The captivating and definitive account of the most consequential natural disaster of modern times.On All Saints' Day 1755, tremors from an earthquake measuring perhaps 9.0 (or higher) on the moment magnitude scale swept furiously from their origin along the Atlantic seabed toward...
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The Sting of the Wild

Justin O Schmidt · Johns Hopkins University Press
Pages: 280
Format: Print book

Entomologist Justin O. Schmidt is on a mission. Some say it's a brave exploration, others shake their heads in disbelief. His goal? To compare the impacts of stinging insects on humans, mainly using himself as the gauge.In The Sting of the Wild, the colorful Dr. Schmidt takes us on a journey...
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Engineering Eden: The True Story of a Violent Death, a Trial, and the Fight over Controlling Nature

Jordan Fisher Smith · Crown
Pages: 384
Format: Print book

The fascinating story of a trial that opened a window onto the century-long battle to control nature in the national parks. When twenty-five-year-old Harry Walker was killed by a bear in Yellowstone Park in 1972, the civil trial prompted by his death became a proxy for bigger questions...
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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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The Total Skywatcher's Manual: 275+ Skills and Tricks for Exploring Stars, Planets, and Beyond

Linda Shore · Weldon Owen
Pages: 272
Format: Print book

For stargazers, comet-spotters and planet-seekers looking to enhance your deep sky knowledge and observations - this is your quintessential guide. The Total Skywatcher's Manual will help you choose the best telescope, identify constellations and objects in the night sky, search for extraterrestrial...
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Stories in the Stars: An Atlas of Constellations

Susanna Hislop · Penguin Books
Pages: 224
Format: Hardcover

A beautifully illustrated Penguin Hardcover that invites readers to travel the night sky and discover the universe of stories in the stars To those who can decipher it, the night sky is alive with gods and goddesses, animals and mythical creatures - an endless carnival played out in shining...
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