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Words Whispered in Water: Why the Levees Broke in Hurricane Katrina

Sandy Rosenthal
Format: Paperback

#1 New Release in Civil Engineering & Environmental ? The New Orleans Flood, U.S. Corruption, and Other Types of Disasters In the aftermath of one of the worst disasters in U.S. history, Words Whispered in Water tells the story of one woman's fight - against all odds - to expose...
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Himalaya: A Human History

Ed Douglas
Format: Hardcover

A magisterial history of the Himalaya: an epic story of peoples, cultures, and adventures among the world's highest mountains.For centuries, the unique and astonishing geography of the Himalaya has attracted those in search of spiritual and literal elevation: pilgrims, adventurers,...
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Atlas of a Lost World: Travels in Ice Age America

Craig Childs · Pantheon
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

From the author of Apocalyptic Planet comes a vivid travelogue through prehistory, tracing the arrival of the First People in North America at least twenty thousand years ago and the artifacts that tell of their lives and fates.

This book upends our notions of where these...
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Reading the Rocks: How Victorian Geologists Discovered the Secret of Life

Brenda Maddox · Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Pages: 254
Format: Paperback

A rich and exuberant group biography of the first geologists, the people who were first to excavate from the layers of the world its buried history. These first geologists were made up primarily, and inevitably, of gentlemen with the necessary wealth to support their interests, yet boosting...
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The Great Divide

Stephen Grace · Two Dot Books
Pages: 216
Format: Hardcover

Written by Stephen Grace, the companion book to The Great Divide, a film by Havey Productions, is a sweeping, magnificently illustrated story of Colorado water from the region's first inhabitants to the incoming settlers and developers to modern environmentalists. Times and places are covered...
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Bats: An Illustrated Guide to All Species

Marianne Taylor · Smithsonian Books
Pages: 400
Format: Hardcover

The ultimate illustrated guide to all known bat species

Bats: An Illustrated Guide to All Species explores bats and their fundamental role in our ecosystems through lavish full-color photographs and lively narrative. From the Giant Golden Crowned Flying Fox, a megabat with...
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On Thin Ice: An Epic Final Quest into the Melting Arctic

ERIC LARSEN · Falcon Guides
Pages: 288
Format: Paperback

In March 2014, Eric Larsen and Ryan Waters set out to traverse nearly 500 miles across the melting Arctic Ocean, unsupported, from Northern Ellesmere Island to the geographic North Pole. Despite being one of the most cold and hostile environments on the planet, the Arctic Ocean has seen...
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Douglas Fir: The Story of the West's Most Remarkable Tree

Stephen Arno
Format: Hardcover

Westerners familiar with their forests may think they know the Douglas fir--but how well do they? Douglas firs are found in the continental northwest from British Columbia to as far south as Oaxaca, Mexico. They flourish in the Cascades, Rocky Mountains, Sierra, and other mountain ranges,...
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Wild America: A Personal Celebration of the National Parks

David Muench · Rucksack Readers USA
Pages: 100
Format: Print book

Published on John Muir Day (April 21st) and timed to coincide with the centennial of the us national park service.Wild America brings together David Muench, the eminent wilderness photographer, with Roly Smith, the respected outdoor writer. This book celebrates their personal selection...
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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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