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Eating Animals

Jonathan Safran Foer · Little, Brown and Company; 1st edition
Format: Hardcover

Jonathan Safran Foer spent much of his teenage and college years oscillating between omnivore and vegetarian. But on the brink of fatherhood-facing the prospect of having to make dietary choices on a child's behalf-his casual questioning took on an urgency His quest for answers ultimately...
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Butterfly People: An American Encounter with the Beauty of the World

William R. Leach · Pantheon; 1 edition
Format: Hardcover

With 32 pages of full-color inserts and black-and-white illustrations throughout.From one of our most highly regarded historians, here is an original and engrossing chronicle of nineteenth-century Americas infatuation with butterflies, and the story of the naturalists who unveiled the mysteries...
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One With the Tiger: Sublime and Violent Encounters Between Humans and Animals

Steven Church · Soft Skull Press
Pages: 300
Format: Print book

On September 21, 2012, twenty-five year old David Villalobos purchased a pass for the Bronx Zoo and a ticket for a ride on the Bengali Express Monorail. Biding his time, he waited until the monorail was just near the enclosure of a four hundred pound Siberian tiger named Bashuta before...
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Welcome Home Mama and Boris: How a Sister's Love Saved a Fallen Soldier's Beloved Dogs

Carey Neesley · Readers Digest; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

Growing up in the well-heeled Detroit suburb of Grosse Pointe, Michigan, Carey Neesley always thought she and her younger brother, Peter, would never be separated. The children of divorced parents and outcasts in their neighborhood, Carey and Peter supported, loved, and encouraged each...
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The Great Sperm Whale: A Natural History of the Ocean's Most Magnificent and Mysterious Creature

Richard Ellis · University Press of Kansas; 1st Ed. edition
Format: Hardcover

Over the past several decades, Richard Ellis has produced a remarkable body of work that has been called "magnificent" (Washington Post Book World) , "masterful" (Scientific American) , "magical" (Men's Journal) , and a "dazzling tour de force"...
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A Small Furry Prayer: Dog Rescue and the Meaning of Life

Steven Kotler · Bloomsbury USA; 1 edition
Format: Hardcover

"While dog rescue is one of the largest underground movements in America, it is also one of the least understood. This insider look at the cult and culture of dog rescue" weaves personal experience, cultural investigation, and scientific inquiry as it explores "what it means...
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The Hunt for the Golden Mole: All Creatures Great & Small and Why They Matter

Richard Girling · Counterpoint
Format: Hardcover

Taking as its narrative engine the hunt for an animal that is legendarily rare, Richard Girling writes an engaging and highly informative history of humankind's interest in hunting and collecting - what prompts us to do this? what good might come of our need to catalog all the living...
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A Lion Called Christian: The True Story of the Remarkable Bond Between Two Friends and a Lion

Anthony Bourke · Broadway Books
Pages: 226
Format: Print book

In 2008 an extraordinary two-minute film clip appeared on YouTube and immediately became an international phenomenon. It captures the moving reunion of two young men and their pet lion Christian, after they had left him in Africa with Born Free's George Adamson to introduce him into...
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Thames: The Biography

Peter Ackroyd · Nan A. Talese; First Edition edition
Format: Deckle Edge]

In this perfect companion to London: The Biography, Peter Ackroyd once again delves into the hidden byways of history, describing the river’s endless allure in a journey overflowing with characters, incidents, and wry observations. Thames: The Biography meanders gloriously, rather...
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Lesser Beasts: A Snout-to-Tail History of the Humble Pig

Mark Essig · Basic Books
Format: Hardcover

Unlike other barnyard animals, which pull plows, give eggs or milk, or grow wool, a pig produces only one thing: meat. Incredibly efficient at converting almost any organic matter into nourishing, delectable protein, swine are nothing short of a gastronomic godsend - yet their flesh is banned...
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Man's Best Hero: True Stories of Great American Dogs

Ace Collins · Abingdon Press; 1 edition
Format: Paperback

What makes a hero? Sacrifice. Fearlessness. Risking their lives to save others. The thirteen exceptional dogs in this book will amaze and inspire you. These daring rescues and acts of courage defy logic and illustrate why dogs are still the pet of choice in more than 43 million American...
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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 the American...
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New Dog: Choosing Wisely and Ensuring a Happily Ever After

Bruce Fogle · Firefly Books
Pages: 192
Format: Print book

A straightforward guide to welcoming a new dog home. This book establishes a solid timeline for all the key decisions a new dog owner must make, whether adopting a puppy, an adult dog or a rescued dog. Dr. Bruce Fogle provides his time-tested 20 Essential Tips for a Well-Behaved Dog and offers...
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Fishes: A Guide to Their Diversity

Philip A. Hastings · University of California Press
Format: Hardcover

There are more than 33,000 species of living fishes, accounting for more than half of the extant vertebrate diversity on Earth. This unique and comprehensive reference showcases the basic anatomy and diversity of all 82 orders of fishes and more than 150 of the most commonly encountered...
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