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DIY Projects for Cats and Dogs: 20 Easy-to-Build Creations for Your Best Friend

ARMELLE RAU · CompanionHouse Books
Pages: 128
Format: Paperback

Pamper your pet while you save money by doing it yourself! This book shows you how to build inexpensive, functional accessories to make your home a pet paradise. DIY Projects for Cats and Dogs presents 20 simple projects that you can make in just a weekend, without any advanced skills or special...
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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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The Illustrated Herbiary: Guidance and Rituals from 36 Bewitching Botanicals

MAIA TOLL · Storey Publishing, LLC
Pages: 176
Format: Hardcover

Rosemary is for remembrance; sage is for wisdom. The symbolism of plants - whether in the ancient Greek doctrine of signatures or the Victorian secret language of flowers - has fascinated us for centuries. Contemporary herbalist Maia Toll adds her distinctive spin to this tradition...
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Fishing: How the Sea Fed Civilization

Brian M Fagan · Yale University Press
Pages: 368
Format: Hardcover

Humanity's last major source of food from the wild, and how it enabled and shaped the growth of civilization In this history of fishing - not as sport but as sustenance - archaeologist and best-selling author Brian Fagan argues that fishing was an indispensable and often overlooked element...
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Weather Disasters: How to Prepare For and Survive Earthquakes, Tornadoes, Blizzards, and Other Catastrophes

MARK D WILLIAMS · Skyhorse Publishing
Pages: 312
Format: Paperback

Floods. Blizzards. Landslides. Earthquakes. Tornadoes. Hurricanes. Severe weather happens every day across the globe. We see and hear of the devastating consequences whenever we tune into the evening news: property ravaged, communities destroyed, and lives lost. But although these events...
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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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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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Diamonds: An Early History of the King of Gems

Jack Ogden · Yale University Press
Pages: 388
Format: Hardcover

A lavishly illustrated, in-depth early history covering two thousand years of diamond jewelry and commerce, from the Indian mines to European merchants, courts, and workshops This richly illustrated history of diamonds illuminates myriad facets of the "king of gems," including...
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Atlas of a Lost World: Travels in Ice Age America

Craig Childs · Pantheon
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

From the author of Apocalyptic Planet comes a vivid travelogue through prehistory, tracing the arrival of the First People in North America at least twenty thousand years ago and the artifacts that tell of their lives and fates. This book upends our notions of where these people came...
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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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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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Following Fifi: My Adventures Among Wild Chimpanzees: Lessons from our Closest Relatives

John Crocker · Pegasus Books
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

An exhilarating quest into a remote African forest to examine chimpanzees and understand the roots of human behavior.As a young student, John Crocker embarked on the adventure of a lifetime, spending eight months in the Gombe forest working with Jane Goodall. He followed families of wild...
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Homing Instincts: Early Motherhood on a Midwestern Farm

Sarah Menkedick · Pantheon
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

Sarah Menkedick spent her twenties trekking alone across South America, teaching English to recalcitrant teenagers on Reunion Island, picking grapes in France and camping on the Mongolian grasslands; for her, meaning and purpose were to be found on the road, in flight from the ordinary....
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No Immediate Danger: Volume One of Carbon Ideologies: 1

WILLIAM T VOLLMANN · Viking
Pages: 624
Format: Hardcover

A timely, eye-opening book about climate change and energy generation that focuses on the consequences of nuclear power production, from award-winning author William T. VollmannIn his nonfiction, William T. Vollmann has won acclaim as a singular voice tackling some of the most important...
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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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