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Island of the Blue Foxes: Disaster and Triumph on the World's Greatest Scientific Expedition

Stephen R. Bown · Da Capo Press
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

The story of the world's largest, longest, and best financed scientific expedition of all time, triumphantly successful, gruesomely tragic, and never before fully told The immense 18th-century scientific journey, variously known as the Second Kamchatka Expedition or the Great Northern Expedition,...
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Inside of a Dog: What Dogs See, Smell, and Know

Alexandra Horowitz · Scribner
Pages: 353
Format: Book

The bestselling book that asks what dogs know and how they think. The answers will surprise and delight you as Alexandra Horowitz, a cognitive scientist, explains how dogs perceive their daily worlds, each other, and that other quirky animal, the human.Temple Grandin meets Stephen Pinker...
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Tails from the Booth

Lynn Terry · Gallery Books, 2015.
Pages: 115
Format: Print book

Furry friends meet photo booths in this quirky photography book that captures all the cute canine action when the leashes come off and the dogs are the star of the show.If dogs could take selfies, it might look something like Tails from the Booth. For this adorable collection of photographs,...
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Haatchi & Little B: The Inspiring True Story of One Boy and His Dog

Wendy Holden · Thomas Dunne Books
Format: Hardcover

#1 International BestsellerWhen Owen met Haatchi, the lives of one adorable little boy and one great, big dog were destined to change forever.Owen-known to his family as "little buddy" or "Little B"-has a rare genetic disorder that leaves him largely confined to a wheelchair....
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The Climate War: True Believers, Power Brokers, and the Fight to Save the Earth

Eric Pooley · Hyperion
Format: Hardcover

In The Climate War, Eric Pooley - deputy editor of Bloomberg BusinessWeek - does for global warming what Bob Woodward did for presidents and Lawrence Wright did for terrorists. In this epic tale of an American civil war, Pooley takes us behind the scenes and into the hearts and minds of the most...
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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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Never Turn Your Back on an Angus Cow: My Life as a Country Vet

Dr. Jan Pol · Gotham; 1St Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

The star of The Incredible Dr. Pol shares his amusing, and often poignant, tales from his four decades as a vet in rural Michigan. Dr. Jan Pol is not your typical veterinarian. Born and raised the in Netherlands on a dairy farm, he is the star of Nat Geo Wilds hit show The Incredible Dr. Pol and has been...
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The Cure for Catastrophe: How We Can Stop Manufacturing Natural Disasters

Robert Muir-Wood · Basic Books
Pages: 368
Format: Print book

Year after year, floods wreck people's homes and livelihoods, earthquakes tear communities apart, and tornadoes uproot whole towns. Natural disasters cause destruction and despair. But does it have to be this way?In The Cure for Catastrophe, global risk expert Robert Muir-Wood argues that...
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Rain: A Natural and Cultural History

Cynthia Barnett · Crown Publishers
Pages: 355
Format: Print book

Rain is elemental, mysterious, precious, destructive. It is the subject of countless poems and paintings; the top of the weather report; the source of the world's water. Yet this is the first book to tell the story of rain. Cynthia Barnett's Rain begins four billion years ago with the torrents...
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John Muir and the Ice That Started a Fire: How A Visionary And The Glaciers Of Alaska Changed America

Kim Heacox · Lyons Press; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

A dual biography of two of the most compelling elements in the narrative of wild America, John Muir and Alaska.John Muir was a fascinating man who was many things: inventor, scientist, revolutionary, druid (a modern day Celtic priest), husband, son, father and friend, and a shining son of the Scottish...
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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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Invasive Species: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Daniel Simberloff · Oxford University Press
Format: Paperback

Of the 7,000 estimated non-native species present in North America, approximately 1,000 are invasive. Clearly, invasive species are in the minority, but their small numbers don't keep them from causing billions of dollars in economic and ecological harm each year. Policymakers and ecologists...
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