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In Search of the Canary Tree: The Story of a Scientist, a Cypress, and a Changing World

Lauren E. Oakes · Basic Books
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

The surprisingly hopeful story of one woman's search for resiliency in a warming world

Several years ago, ecologist Lauren E. Oakes set out from California for Alaska's old-growth forests to hunt for a dying tree: the yellow-cedar. With climate change as the culprit, the death of this...
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The Wonder of Birds: What They Tell Us About Ourselves, the World, and a Better Future

Jim Robbins · Spiegel & Grau
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

A fascinating investigation into the miraculous world of birds and the powerful - and surprising - ways they enrich our lives and sustain the planet

Our relationship to birds is different from our relationship to any other wild creatures. They are found virtually everywhere and we love...
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The Journeys of Trees: A Story about Forests, People, and the Future

Zach St. George · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

An urgent and illuminating portrait of forest migration, and of the people studying the forests of the past, protecting the forests of the present, and planting the forests of the future.Forests are restless. Any time a tree dies or a new one sprouts, the forest that includes it has shifted....
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The Weather Machine: A Journey Inside the Forecast

Andrew Blum · Ecco
Pages: 224
Format: Hardcover

From the acclaimed author of Tubes, a lively and surprising tour through the global network that predicts our weather, the people behind it, and what it reveals about our climate and our planet

The weather is the foundation of our daily lives. It's a staple of small talk, the app on our smartphones,...

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The Dogs of Camelot: Stories of the Kennedy Canines

Margaret Reed · Lyons Press
Pages: 176
Format: Hardcover

Before that tragic day on November 22, 1963, the Kennedy years were filled with hope and promise. As the White House gardener put it, they were also filled with children and dogs. The Dogs of Camelotilluminates the inside story of the Kennedys' lifelong love of dogs and the unparalleled...
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Pumpkin: The Raccoon Who Thought She Was a Dog

Laura L Young · St. Martin's Griffin
Pages: 160
Format: Print book

As a baby, Pumpkin the Raccoon was abandoned by her parents after falling out of a tree and breaking her leg. Taken in by a family with two rescue dogs, Toffee and Oreo, Pumpkin gained a new set of "parents" and a life of luxury in the Bahamas.

Pumpkin: The Raccoon...

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The Secret Language of Cats

Susanne Sch tz · Hanover Square Press
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

Have you ever wondered what your cat is saying? Cats do not meow randomly, nor do they growl or hiss because they have nothing better to do. Cat sounds have a purpose, and they can carry important messages, whether for us or other cats.Susanne Schštz is hard at work on breaking the cat code....
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After the Blast: The Ecological Recovery of Mount St. Helens

Eric Wagner · University of Washington Press
Pages: 264
Format: Hardcover

On May 18, 1980, people all over the world watched with awe and horror as Mount St. Helens erupted. Fifty-seven people were killed and hundreds of square miles of what had been lush forests and wild rivers were to all appearances destroyed.Ecologists thought they would have to wait years,...
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The Sugar Season: A Year in the Life of Maple Syrup, and One Family's Quest for the Sweetest Harvest

Douglas Whynott · Da Capo Press,
Pages: 279
Format: Hardcover

A year in the life of one New England family as they work to preserve an ancient, lucrative, and threatened agricultural art--the sweetest harvest, maple syrup...How has one of America's oldest agricultural crafts evolved from a quaint enterprise with "sugar parties" and the delicacy...
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The Immeasurable World: Journeys in Desert Places

William Atkins · Doubleday
Pages: 368
Format: Hardcover

In the classic literary tradition of Bruce Chatwin and Geoff Dyer, a rich and exquisitely written account of travels in eight deserts on five continents that evokes the timeless allure of these remote and forbidding places.

One-third of the earth's surface is classified as desert....
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