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A Field Guide to Coastal Fishes: From Alaska to California

Valerie A Kells · Johns Hopkins University Press
Pages: 366
Format: Print book

From the Arctic waters of Alaska to the southern tip of California, this fully illustrated guide captures the stunning diversity of fishes along the western coastlines of the United States and Canada. The combined work of renowned marine science illustrator Val Kells and distinguished ichthyologists...
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Central Park in the Dark: More Mysteries of Urban Wildlife

Marie Winn · Farrar, Straus and Giroux; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

Love and loss, life and death, among the nighttime creatures of the city that never sleeps Like her bestseller Red-Tails in Love, Marie Winn’s Central Park in the Dark explores a once-hidden world in a series of interlocking narratives about the extraordinary denizens, human...
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Toms River: A Story of Science and Salvation

Dan Fagin · Bantam
Pages: 538
Format: Hardcover

WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE * Winner of The New York Public Library's Helen Bernstein Book Award * "A new classic of science reporting." - The New York TimesThe riveting true story of a small town ravaged by industrial pollution, Toms River melds hard-hitting investigative...
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Tuna: A Love Story

Richard Ellis · Alfred A. Knopf
Pages: 334
Format: Print book

The author of The Book of Sharks, Imagining Atlantis, and Encyclopedia of the Sea turns his gaze to the tuna - one of the biggest, fastest, and most highly evolved marine animals and the source of some of the world's most popular delicacies - now hovering on the brink of extinction....
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Storm Surge: Hurricane Sandy, Our Changing Climate, and Extreme Weather of the Past and Future

Adam Sobel · Harper Wave; 1St Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

A renowned scientist takes us through the devastating and unprecedented events of Hurricane Sandy, using it to explain our planets changing climate, and what we need to do to protect ourselves and our cities for the future.Was Hurricane Sandy a freak event—or a harbinger of things to come? ...
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The World According to Bob: The Further Adventures of One Man and His Streetwise Cat

James Bowen · St Martins Pr
Pages: 286
Format: Hardcover

Bob Fever has swept the globe, with A Street Cat Named Bob vaulting its way to #7 on The New York Times bestseller list in its first week on sale. With rights sold to 27 countries around the globe and a top spot on the British bestseller list for more than a year, this book has been a smashing...
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A Pocket Guide to Sharks of the World

David A Ebert · Princeton University Press
Pages: 256
Format: Paperback

Sharks are some of the most misunderstood animals on the planet. We still have a lot to learn about these fascinating creatures, which are more seriously threatened with extinction and in greater need of conservation and management than any other major group of vertebrates. A Pocket...
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The Last Fish Tale: The Fate of the Atlantic and Survival in Gloucester, America's Oldest Fishing Port and Most Original Town

Mark Kurlansky · Ballantine Books; 1 edition
Format: Hardcover

The bestselling author of Cod, Salt, and The Big Oyster has enthralled readers with his incisive blend of culinary, cultural, and social history. Now, in his most colorful, personal, and important book to date, Mark Kurlansky turns his attention to a disappearing way of life: fishing–how...
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The Joy of Keeping Chickens: The Ultimate Guide to Raising Poultry for Fun or Profit

Geoff Hansen · Skyhorse Publishing
Format: Paperback

Finally backyard farmers who want to keep a few hens for eggs have a bible that's attractive enough to leave out on the coffee table, and inexpensive enough to purchase on a whim. This comprehensive guide, written in charming prose from the perspective of an organic farmer, will...
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Love, Life, and Elephants: An African Love Story

Daphne Sheldrick · Farrar, Straus and Giroux; 1 edition
Format: Hardcover

Daphne Sheldrick, whose family arrived in Africa from Scotland in the 1820s, is the first person ever to have successfully hand-reared newborn elephants. Her deep empathy and understanding, her years of observing Kenya's rich variety of wildlife, and her pioneering work in perfecting...
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Free Days With George: Learning Life's Little Lessons from One Very Big Dog

Colin Campbell · Anchor Canada
Pages: 217
Format: Print book

A heartwarming, true story about George, a rescue dog who helps his owner rediscover love and happiness. Marley & Me meets Tuesdays with Morrie and The Art of Racing in the Rain--get your tissues ready, animal lovers! After Colin Campbell went on a short business trip abroad, he returned...
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