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Mousy Cats and Sheepish Coyotes: The Science of Animal Personalities

John Shivik · Beacon Press
Pages: 216
Format: Hardcover

A wildlife expert explores what science tells us about animals as unique individuals and why animal personality matters for the human-animal bond and for adaptation in nature.Why are some cats cuddly and others standoffish? Why are some dogs adventuresome, others homebodies? As any pet owner...
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The Omega Principle: Seafood and the Quest for a Long Life and a Healthier Planet

Paul Greenberg · Penguin Press
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

By the bestselling author of Four Fish and American Catch, an eye-opening investigation of the history, science, and business behind omega-3 fatty acids, the "miracle compound" whose story is intertwined with human health and the future of our planet

Omega-3...
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Path of the Puma: The Remarkable Resilience of the Mountain Lion

JIM WILLIAMS · Patagonia
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

During a time when most wild animals are experiencing decline in the face of development and climate change, the intrepid mountain lion -- also known as a puma, a cougar, and by many other names - has experienced reinvigoration as well as expansion of territory. What makes this cat, the fourth...
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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...
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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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Dinosaurs Rediscovered: The Scientific Revolution in Paleontology

Michael J. Benton · Thames & Hudson
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

In this fascinating and accessible overview, renowned paleontologist Michael J. Benton reveals how our understanding of dinosaurs is being transformed by recent fossil finds and new technology.

Over the past twenty years, the study of dinosaurs has transformed into a true scientific...

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The Man Who Caught the Storm: The Life of Legendary Tornado Chaser Tim Samaras

Brantley Hargrove · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

A tale of obsession and daring. A contest between humankind and nature's fiercest phenomenon. The saga of the greatest storm chaser who ever lived.

At the turn of the twenty-first century, the tornado was one of the last true mysteries of the modern world. It was a monster that ravaged...
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Wonderlandscape: Yellowstone National Park and the Evolution of an American Cultural Icon

JOHN CLAYTON · Pegasus Books
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover

An evocative blend of history and nature writing that tells the story of Yellowstone's evolving significance in American culture through the stories of ten iconic figures.

Yellowstone is America's premier national park. Today is often a byword for conservation, natural beauty, and a way for everyone...
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Spying on Whales: The Past, Present, and Future of Earth's Most Awesome Creatures

Nicholas Pyenson · Viking
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

A dive into the secret lives of whales, from their evolutionary past to today's cutting edge of science

Whales are among the largest, most intelligent, deepest diving species to have ever lived on our planet. They evolved from land-roaming, dog-sized creatures into animals that move...
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Where the Animals Go: Tracking Wildlife with Technology in 50 Maps and Graphics

JAMES CHESHIRE · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 192
Format: Hardcover

"Where the Animals Go is beautiful and thrilling, a combination of the best in science and exposition, and a joy to study cover to cover." -- Edward O. Wilson, University Research Professor Emeritus, Harvard University

For thousands of years, tracking animals meant following...

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Spineless: The Science of Jellyfish and the Art of Growing a Backbone

Juli Berwald · Riverhead Books
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

A former ocean scientist goes in pursuit of the slippery story of jellyfish, rediscovering her passion for marine science and the sea's imperiled ecosystems.

Jellyfish are an enigma. They have no centralized brain, but they see and feel and react to their environment in complex...
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Unforgettable Portraits

Rosamund Cox · Firefly Books
Pages: 128
Format: Hardcover

From the "Wildlife Photographer of the Year" Exhibition. The newest collection from the world's best wildlife photography exhibition. The juvenile Golden Snub-nosed monkey seen here is part of a band of about 70 or so such monkeys living high up in China's Qinling Mountains....
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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...

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Water in Plain Sight: Hope for a Thirsty World

Judith D Schwartz · St Martin'S Press
Pages: 256
Format: Print book

Water scarcity is on everyone's mind. Long taken for granted, water availability has entered the realm of economics, politics, and people's food and lifestyle choices. But as anxiety mounts - even as a swath of California farmland has been left fallow and extremist groups worldwide...
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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...
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