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Lessons from Tara: Life Advice from the World's Most Brilliant Dog

David Rosenfelt · St. Martin's Press
Pages: 227
Format: Print book

David Rosenfelt's loyal readers of the Andy Carpenter series are familiar with Tara, the golden retriever sidekick. Many also got to know Tara from Dogtripping, David's nonfiction book about becoming a slightly nutty dog rescuer and the dog that started it all. Here, finally, is a book...
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Lost Animals: Extinction and the Photographic Record

Errol Fuller · Princeton University Press
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

A photograph of an extinct animal evokes a greater feeling of loss than any painting ever could. Often black and white or tinted sepia, these remarkable images have been taken mainly in zoos or wildlife parks, and in some cases depict the last known individual of the species. Lost Animals...
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No Impact Man: The Adventures of a Guilty Liberal Who Attempts to Save the Planet, and the Discoveries He Makes About Himself and Our Way of Life in the Process

Colin Beavan · Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Pages: 274
Format: Hardcover

A guilty liberal finally snaps, swears off plastic, goes organic, becomes a bicycle nut, turns off his power, and generally becomes a tree-hugging lunatic who tries to save the polar bears and the rest of the planet from environmental catastrophe while dragging his baby daughter and Prada-wearing,...
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Galapagos at the Crossroads: Pirates, Biologists, Tourists, and Creationists Battle for Darwin's Cradle of Evolution

Carol Ann Bassett · National Geographic
Format: Print book

As eloquent as it is alarming, Carol Ann Bassett’s portrait of today’s Galápagos depicts a deadly collision of economics, politics, and the environment that may destroy one of the world’s last Edens. For millions, the Galápagos Islands represent nature at its most...
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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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Deserts: The Living Drylands

Sara Oldfield · MIT Press
Pages: 160
Format: Hardcover

Deserts represent the ultimate challenge to life on Earth. Their lack of water and extreme temperatures make survival difficult for both wildlife and people, yet deserts are rich in animal and plant life and culture. Their unique species and ancient civilizations include fragile treasures...
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Bushmaster: Raymond Ditmars and the Hunt for the World's Largest Viper

Dan Eatherley · Arcade Publishing, 2015.
Pages: 320
Format: Print book

The amazing story of one man's obsession with an enigmatic and deadly reptile.Raymond Ditmars (1876-1942) , the first curator of reptiles at New York's famous Bronx Zoo, brought cold-blooded animals to public attention as never before. Through wildly successful books and movies,...
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The Weeping Goldsmith: Discoveries in the Secret Land of Myanmar

W. John Kress · Abbeville Press; 1 edition
Format: Print book

In the great tradition of DarwinGÇÖs Voyage of the Beagle, this book is a first-person narrativeof daunting travel and scientific discovery in the little-known country of Myanmar.Dr. Kress explored many areas in this enigmatic country, surveying its teak forests,bamboo thickets,...
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Return to Treasure Island and the Search for Captain Kidd

Barry Clifford · William Morrow
Pages: 278
Format: Hardcover

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Washed Away: How the Great Flood of 1913, America's Most Widespread Natural Disaster, Terrorized a Nation and Changed It Forever

Geoff Williams · Pegasus; 1 edition
Format: Book

The incredible story of a flood of near-biblical proportions-its destruction, its heroes and victims, and how it shaped America's natural-disaster policies for the next century. The storm began March 23, 1913, with a series of tornadoes that killed 150 people and injured 400.  Then...
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National Geographic Field Guide to the Birds of North America, Sixth Edition

Jon L. Dunn · National Geographic; 6 Rev Upd edition
Format: Print book

National Geographic Field Guide to the Birds of North America th Edition contains the most all-new material since the first edition was published more than years ago The latest edition will include new art figures unique subspecies maps never before seen in a field guide extensive migration...
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Black Wave: A Family's Adventure at Sea and the Disaster That Saved Them

Jean Silverwood · Random House; First Edition edition
Format: Print book

“I told God that if he would let us survive this night, I would make it mean something worthwhile. And then, somehow, I felt calmer than I have ever felt. Unreasonably so. Irrationally so. I looked over the scene of our wrecked life and I smiled–a crazy smile for sure–and...
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In the Presence of Dinosaurs

John Colagrande · Time Life Books; 1st edition
Pages: 189
Format: Hardcover

Prepare to forget everything you thought you knew about dinosaurs. Ferocious battles of lore played out by dimwitted, reptilian, lumbering monsters? Not true. IN THE PRESENCE OF DINOSAURS draws on the latest information from fossil records and studies of present-day wildlife to create...
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