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Quakeland: On the Road to America's Next Devastating Earthquake

KATHRYN MILES · Dutton
Pages: 368
Format: Hardcover

A journey around the United States in search of the truth about the threat of earthquakes leads to spine-tingling discoveries, unnerving experts, and ultimately the kind of preparations that will actually help guide us through disasters. It's a road trip full of surprises. Earthquakes....
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Teche: A History of Louisiana's Most Famous Bayou

Shane K. Bernard · University Press of Mississippi
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

Shane K. Bernard's Teche examines this legendary waterway of the American Deep South. Bernard delves into the bayou's geologic formation as a vestige of the Mississippi and Red Rivers, its prehistoric Native American occupation, and its colonial settlement by French, Spanish, and,...
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The Plant Messiah: Adventures in Search of the World's Rarest Species

Carlos Magdalena · Doubleday
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

An impassioned memoir of saving extraordinary plants on the brink of extinction, by a scientist who has been called a "codebreaker" (Telegraph) and "an inspiration" (Jane Goodall) Carlos Magdalena is not your average horticulturist. He's a man on a mission to save...
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Louisiana Swamps and Marshes: Easy-Access Hikes and Drives

Anne Butler · Univ of Louisiana at Lafayette
Pages: 199
Format: Paperback

Includes directions and information for thirty-seven of Louisiana's easily accessible natural parks and wetlands.Louisiana's wonderful wetlands, coastal marshes, and swamps have meant much to different visitors over the years--sustenance for fisherman and trappers, food supplies for hunters,...
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Handmade Bird, Bee, and Bat Houses: 25 beautiful homes, feeders, and more to attract wildlife into your garden

MICHELE MCKEE ORSINI · CICO Books
Pages: 128
Format: Paperback

Build and craft 25 beautiful small homes and feeders to attract wildlife to your backyard. Handmade Bird, Bee, and Bat Houses features homes to build for everything from bees to bats, and bluebirds to butterflies. Each house is beautifully designed, with colorful details, but is also perfectly...
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Vegan Betrayal: Love, lies, and hunger in a plants-only world

Mara J Kahn · Little Boat Press
Pages: 409
Format: Print book

Science meets sensuality in this penetrating examination of veganism, its scant history, dazzling health claims, fiery proponents, and growing throngs of disillusioned drop-outs. If you've ever wondered whether a plants-only diet is right for you, your son, daughter or significant other,...
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Dog Training 101: Step-by-Step Instructions for raising a happy well-behaved dog

KYRA SUNDANCE · Quarry Books
Pages: 175
Format: Paperback

Sit! Stay! It's easy with Dog Training 101Using a visually driven, playful presentation, Dog Training 101 offers step-by-step instructions every dog owner needs and wants to know as you care for and raise your canine best friend. From basic commands like sit, stay, and come to everything...
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Breach of Faith: Hurricane Katrina and the Near Death of a Great American City

Jed Horne · Random House Trade Paperbacks; Reprint edition
Pages: 464
Format: Paperback

Hurricane Katrina shredded one of the great cities of the South, and as levees failed and the federal relief effort proved lethally incompetent, a natural disaster became a man-made catastrophe. As an editor of New Orleans’ daily newspaper, the Pulitzer Prize—winning Times-Picayune,...
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How to Toilet Train Your Cat: 21 Days to a Litter-Free Home

Paul Kunkel · Workman Publishing Company
Pages: 144
Format: Paperback

Follow this foolproof 21-day program and you can teach any litter-trained cat to use a toilet instead of a box. Discover a better way: Now cat owners everywhere can put down their scoops, stop ferrying backbreaking sacks of litter, enjoy a fresh-smelling home, and save hundreds of dollars...
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Chicken Soup for the Soul: My Very Good, Very Bad Dog: 101 Heartwarming Stories about Our Happy, Heroic & Hilarious Pets

Amy Newmark · Chicken Soup for the Soul Publishing
Pages: 400
Format: Print book

Sometimes you can choose your family ... by choosing to love a dog! But just because they're dogs, it doesn't mean they won't be as complex and individual as anyone else around. Our dogs can be so good, and then they can be not-so-good, but boy do they give us great stories!...
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What to expect when adopting a dog : a guide to successful dog adoption for every family

Diane Rose-Solomon · SOP3 Publishing
Pages: 179
Format: Print book

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Bring Back the King: The New Science of De-extinction

Helen Pilcher · Bloomsbury SIGMA
Pages: 304
Format: Print book

Helen Pilcher is uniquely qualified to explain the cutting-edge science that makes the resurrection of extinct animals a very real possibility, while acknowledging the serious and humorous aspects of giving a deceased animal a second chance to live. If you could bring back to life a person...
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My Patients and Other Animals: A Veterinarian's Stories of Love, Loss, and Hope

SUZANNE FINCHAM-GRAY · Spiegel & Grau
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

A moving memoir of a life spent in the company of animals - a veterinarian sheds light on the universal experiences of illness, healing, and how we care for loved ones. The pursuit of a childhood dream has taken Suzy Fincham-Gray on a journey in veterinary medicine from pastoral farms...
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Big Chicken: The Incredible Story of How Antibiotics Created Modern Agriculture and Changed the Way the World Eats

MARYN MCKENNA · National Geographic
Pages: 400
Format: Hardcover

In this eye-opening exposé, acclaimed health journalist and National Geographic contributor Maryn McKenna documents how antibiotics transformed chicken from local delicacy to industrial commodity - and human health threat - uncovering the ways we can make America's favorite meat safer...
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Ultimate Dog Grooming

Eileen Geeson · Firefly Books; Second Edition edition
Format: Print book

"This large-format, colorfully illustrated handbook will find a place on library shelves where a good, general instruction manual for grooming one's own pet and even establishing oneself as a professional groomer is called for." --BOOKLIST A professional groomer is expensive,...
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