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Anywhere That Is Wild: John Muir's First Walk to Yosemite

JOHN MUIR · Yosemite Conservancy
Pages: 64
Format: Hardcover

John Muir wrote many wonderful books about his travels, but one story -- about his long walk from San Francisco to Yosemite -- is one book he did not author himself. In April 1868, a very young John Muir stepped off a boat in San Francisco and inquired about the quickest way out of town....
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The Great Transition: Shifting from Fossil Fuels to Solar and Wind Energy

Lester R. Brown · W W Norton
Pages: 192
Format: Paperback

The great energy transition from fossil fuels to renewable sources of energy is under way. As oil insecurity deepens, the extraction risks of fossil fuels rise, and concerns about climate instability cast a shadow over the future of coal, a new world energy economy is emerging. The old economy,...
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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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Wolf Nation: The Life, Death, and Return of Wild American Wolves

Brenda Peterson · Da Capo Press
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

In the tradition of Peter Matthiessen's Wildlife in America or Aldo Leopold, Brenda Peterson tells the 300-year history of wild wolves in America. It is also our own history, seen through our relationship with wolves. The earliest Americans revered them. Settlers zealously exterminated...
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Total Cat Mojo: The Ultimate Guide to Life with Your Cat

JACKSON GALAXY · TarcherPerigee
Pages: 224
Format: Paperback

This comprehensive cat care guide from the star of the hit Animal Planet show "My Cat from Hell," Jackson Galaxy, shows us how to eliminate feline behavioral problems by understanding cats' instinctive behavior.Cat Mojo is the confidence that cats exhibit when they are at ease...
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The Road to Walden: 12 Life Lessons from a Sojourn to Thoreau's Cabin

Kevin T Dann · TarcherPerigee
Pages: 224
Format: Paperback

The acclaimed author of Expect Great Things: The Life and Search of Henry David Thoreau traverses on foot from Manhattan to Walden Pond, retracing Thoreau's steps and unlocking the practical principles of the mystic's life in the woods.When Henry David Thoreau launched his experiment in living...
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The Inner Life of Cats: The Science and Secrets of Our Mysterious Feline Companions

Thomas McNamee · Hachette Books
Pages: 288
Format: Print book

Our feline companions are much-loved but often mysterious. In The Inner Life of Cats, Thomas McNamee blends scientific reportage with engaging, illustrative anecdotes about his own beloved cat, Augusta, to explore and illuminate the secrets and enigmas of her kind. As it begins, The Inner...
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The Seasons Alter: How to Save Our Planet in Six Acts

Philip Kitcher · Liveright Publishing Corp
Pages: 288
Format: Print book

A landmark work of environmental philosophy that seeks to transform the debate about climate change.As the icecaps melt and the sea levels rise around the globe -- threatening human existence as we know it -- climate change has become one of the most urgent and controversial issues of our time....
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The New Rules of the Roost: Organic Care and Feeding for the Family Flock

ROBERT LITT · Timber Press
Pages: 208
Format: Paperback

New from Robert and Hannah Litt - the owners of the Urban Farm Store and the authors of the bestselling A Chicken in Every Yard - comes a hardworking guide to backyard chicken keeping that goes beyond the basics. The New Rules of the Roost addresses the read problems that crop up when keeping...
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Dead Zone: Where the Wild Things Were

Philip Lymbery · Bloomsbury Publishing
Pages: 384
Format: Paperback

A tour of some of the world's most iconic and endangered species, and what we can do to save them.Most of us are aware that many animals are threatened by extinction--the plight of creatures such as polar bears, tigers, and whales has been well publicized. While this is typically attributed...
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Tipping Point for Planet Earth: How Close Are We to the Edge?

Anthony D Barnosky · St Martin'S Press, 2016.
Pages: 272
Format: Print book

Tipping Point for Planet Earth explains why Earth is headed for a tipping point, a change so fast, dramatic, and unexpected that humanity will reel at the consequences.Midway through this century, there will be more than nine billion people on the planet. Already we are using most of the arable...
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A Field Philosopher's Guide to Fracking: How One Texas Town Stood Up to Big Oil and Gas

Adam Briggle · Liveright Publishing Corporation
Pages: 336
Format: Print book

From the front lines of the fracking debate, a "field philosopher" explores one of our most divisive technologies.When philosophy professor Adam Briggle moved to Denton, Texas, he had never heard of fracking. Only five years later he would successfully lead a citizens' initiative...
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Fisherman's Blues: A West African Community at Sea

Anna Badkhen · Riverhead Books
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

An intimate account of life in a West African fishing village, tugged by currents ancient and modern, and dependent on an ocean that is being radically transformed.The sea is broken, fishermen say. The sea is empty. The genii have taken the fish elsewhere.For centuries, fishermen have launched...
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Soul Healing with Our Animal Companions: The Hidden Keys to a Deeper Animal-Human Connection

TAMMY BILLUPS · Bear & Company
Pages: 192
Format: Paperback

A guide to understanding the profound connection in animal/human relationships and its potential for mutual healing * Explains the unspoken connection between people and their animal companions and how they share the same energetic patterns and emotional wounds * Outlines specific behavioral...
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Rough Beauty: Forty Seasons of Mountain Living

KAREN AUVINEN · Scribner
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

In the bestselling tradition of Cheryl Strayed's Wild and Helen MacDonald's H Is for Hawk, a stunning, inspirational memoir from an award-winning poet who ventures into the wilderness to seek answers to life's big questions and finds her way back after losing everything she thought she needed.During...
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