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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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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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Woolly: The True Story of the De-Extinction of One of History's Most Iconic Creatures

BEN MEZRICH · Atria Books
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

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Will's red coat : a story of friendship, faith, and one old dog's choice to live again

Tom Ryan · William Morrow
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

A true story of acceptance, perseverance, and the possibility of love and redemption as evocative, charming, and powerful as the New York Times bestseller Following Atticus.Drawn by an online post, Tom Ryan adopted Will, a frightened, deaf, and mostly blind elderly dog, and brought him home...
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The Flood Year 1927: A Cultural History

Susan Scott Parrish · Princeton University Press
Pages: 416
Format: Print book

The Great Mississippi Flood of 1927, which covered nearly thirty thousand square miles across seven states, was the most destructive river flood in U.S. history. Due to the speed of new media and the slow progress of the flood, this was the first environmental disaster to be experienced...
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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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The Nature Fix: Why Nature Makes us Happier, Healthier, and More Creative

Florence Williams · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

An intrepid investigation into nature's restorative benefits by a prize-winning author.For centuries, poets and philosophers extolled the benefits of a walk in the woods: Beethoven drew inspiration from rocks and trees; Wordsworth composed while tromping over the heath; and Nikola Tesla...
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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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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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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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Encyclical on Climate Change and Inequality: On Care for Our Common Home 

Catholic Church. Pope · Melville House Publishing
Pages: 165
Format: Print book

The complete text of Laudato Si', the landmark encyclical letter from Pope Francis that, as Time magazine reported, "rocked the international community"In the Encyclical on Climate Change and Inequality, the beloved Pope exhorts the world to combat environmental degradation and its impact...
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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 Gulf: The Making of An American Sea

Jack E Davis · Liveright Publishing Corp
Pages: 608
Format: Print book

The tragic collision between civilization and nature in the Gulf of Mexico becomes a uniquely American story in this environmental epic.When painter Winslow Homer first sailed into the Gulf of Mexico, he was struck by its "special kind of providence." Indeed, the Gulf presented...
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National Geographic The Photo Ark: One Man's Quest to Document the World's Animals

Joel Sartore · National Geographic
Pages: 399
Format: Hardcover

The lush and unique photography in this book represents National Geographic's Photo Ark, a major initiative and lifelong project by photographer Joel Sartore to make portraits of the world's animals - especially those that are endangered. His powerful message, conveyed with humor, compassion,...
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A Dog Called Hope: A Wounded Warrior and the Service Dog Who Saved Him

Jason Morgan · Atria Books
Pages: 336
Format: Print book

Lone Survivor meets Marley & Me in this inspiring buddy memoir of an extraordinary service dog whose enduring love brought a wounded soldier back to life.A decade ago, Special Forces warrior Jason Morgan parachuted into the Central American jungle on an anti-narcotics raid. He'd served...
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