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War Dogs: Tales of Canine Heroism, History, and Love
War Dogs: Tales of Canine Heroism, History, and Love

Rebecca Frankel · Palgrave Macmillan Trade
Format: Hardcover

*A New York Times Best Seller*Under the cover of night, deep in the desert of Afghanistan, a US Army handler led a Special Forces patrol with his military working dog. Without warning an insurgent popped up, his weapon raised. At the handler's command, the dog charged their attacker....
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How to Raise a Wild Child: The Art and Science of Falling in Love with Nature
How to Raise a Wild Child: The Art and Science of Falling in Love with Nature

Scott D Sampson · Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2015.
Pages: 327
Format: Print book

From the beloved host of PBS Kids' Dinosaur Train, an easy-to-use guide for parents, teachers, and others looking to foster a strong connection between children and nature, complete with engaging activities, troubleshooting advice, and much more American children spend four to seven minutes...
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How to Build Chicken Coops: Everything You Need to Know
How to Build Chicken Coops: Everything You Need to Know

Samantha Johnson · Voyageur Press (MN)
Pages: 176
Format: Paperback

Plan, customize, and build the perfect home for your flock, brood, or clutch.Backed by the National FFA Organization, our acclaimed series of How to Raise guides has helped countless first-time animal owners confidently care for their new companions. How to Build Chicken Coops provides...
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Rescuing Penny Jane: One Shelter Volunteer, Countless Dogs, and the Quest to Find Them All Homes
Rescuing Penny Jane: One Shelter Volunteer, Countless Dogs, and the Quest to Find Them All Homes

Amy Sutherland · Harpercollins
Pages: 288
Format: Print book

Drawing on her work at a shelter, her experiences living with two rescue dogs of her own, and years of research, bestselling author and Boston Globe columnist Amy Sutherland takes us on an unforgettable journey into the special world of rescue and shelter dogs - and the growing number of dedicated...
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The Fly Trap
The Fly Trap

Fredrik Sjöberg · Pantheon
Format: Hardcover

A Nature Book of the Year (The Times (UK) ) "The hoverflies are only props. No, not only, but to some extent. Here and there, my story is about something else." A mesmerizing memoir of extraordinary brilliance by an entomologist, The Fly Trap chronicles Fredrik Sjoberg's...
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Underwater Puppies
Underwater Puppies

Seth Casteel · Little, Brown
Format: Hardcover

New York Times bestselling author and photographer Seth Casteel's follow-up to the phenomenal Underwater Dogs -- now with puppies.The world fell in love with swimming canines in Seth Casteel's first book, Underwater Dogs. Now, in more than 80 previously unpublished portraits of underwater...
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How to Clone a Mammoth: The Science of De-Extinction
How to Clone a Mammoth: The Science of De-Extinction

Beth Shapiro · Princeton University Press
Format: Hardcover

Could extinct species, like mammoths and passenger pigeons, be brought back to life? The science says yes. In How to Clone a Mammoth, Beth Shapiro, evolutionary biologist and pioneer in "ancient DNA" research, walks readers through the astonishing and controversial process of de-extinction....
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The Intimate Bond: How Animals Shaped Human History
The Intimate Bond: How Animals Shaped Human History

Brian M Fagan · Bloomsbury Press
Pages: 308
Format: Print book

New York Times bestselling author of The Attacking Ocean Brian Fagan shows how the powerful bond between Homo sapiens and other species has shaped our civilization and our character.From the first wolf to find companionship in our prehistoric ancestors' camp, to the beasts who bore...
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The Book of Beetles: A Life-Size Guide to Six Hundred of Nature's Gems
The Book of Beetles: A Life-Size Guide to Six Hundred of Nature's Gems

Patrice Bouchard · University Of Chicago Press
Format: Hardcover

When renowned British geneticist J. B. S. Haldane was asked what could be inferred about God from a study of his works, Haldane replied, An inordinate fondness for beetles. With 350,000 known species, and scientific estimates that millions more have yet to be identified, their abundance...
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The Water-Wise Home: How to Conserve, Capture, and Reuse Water in Your Home and Landscape
The Water-Wise Home: How to Conserve, Capture, and Reuse Water in Your Home and Landscape

Laura Allen · Storey Publishing, LLC
Format: Print book

Are you looking for ways to save water -- or money? This accessible guide by Laura Allen, founder of Greywater Action, explains how to use water smartly and efficiently, increasing supply, saving money, reducing wear on your septic system, and filling your home and garden needs. She describes...
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101 Amazing Sights of the Night Sky: A Guided Tour for Beginners
101 Amazing Sights of the Night Sky: A Guided Tour for Beginners

George Moromisato · Adventure Publications, Incorporated
Pages: 200
Format: Print book

Is there anything more wondrous and alluring than the night sky? You've seen the stars, and you know about the constellations -- but there's so much more to discover! George Moromisato's magnificent full-color guide introduces you to 101 amazing sights, from Saturn's famous...
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The Soul of an Octopus: A Surprising Exploration into the Wonder of Consciousness
The Soul of an Octopus: A Surprising Exploration into the Wonder of Consciousness

Sy Montgomery · Atria Books
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

LONGLISTED FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD New York Times Bestseller "Sy Montgomery's The Soul of an Octopus does for the creature what Helen Macdonald's H Is for Hawk did for raptors." (New Statesman, UK) Starred BOOKLIST and Library Journal Editors' Spring Pick One of the Best...
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Dinosaurs Without Bones: Dinosaur Lives Revealed by their Trace Fossils
Dinosaurs Without Bones: Dinosaur Lives Revealed by their Trace Fossils

Anthony J. Martin · Pegasus Books
Pages: 460
Format: Hardcover

CSI meets Jurassic Park in a fascinating, revelatory look at dinosaurs and their world through the million-year-old clues they left behind What if we woke up one morning all of the dinosaur bones in the world were gone? How would we know these iconic animals had a165-million year history...
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The Hidden Life of Trees: What They Feel, How They Communicate—Discoveries From a Secret World
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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