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Venom Doc: The Edgiest, Darkest, Strangest Natural History Memoir Ever

Bryan Grieg Fry · W W Norton
Pages: 316
Format: Print book

Steve Irwin meets David Attenborough in this jaw-dropping account of studying the world's most venomous creatures.Venomologist Bryan Grieg Fry has one of the most dangerous jobs on earth: he works with its deadliest creatures. He's been bitten by twenty-six venomous snakes, been...
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Wild Ones: A Sometimes Dismaying, Weirdly Reassuring Story About Looking at People Looking at Animals in America

Jon Mooallem · Penguin Press HC, The
Format: Hardcover

A New York Times Notable Book of 2013Ambitious and fascinating... Mooallem seamlessly blends reportage from the front lines of wildlife conservation with a lively cultural history of animals in America... This is not a book about wilderness its a book about us. --New York Times Book ReviewJournalist...
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The Tiger: A True Story of Vengeance and Survival

John Vaillant · Knopf; 1st edition
Format: Hardcover

It’s December 1997, and a man-eating tiger is on the prowl outside a remote village in Russia’s Far East. The tiger isn’t just killing people, it’s annihilating them, and a team of men and their dogs must hunt it on foot through the forest in the brutal cold. As the trackers...
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Off the Leash: A Year at the Dog Park

Matthew Gilbert · Thomas Dunne Books
Format: Hardcover

OFF THE LEASH is a group portrait of dog people, specifically the strange, wonderful, neurotic, and eccentric dog people who gather at Amory Park, overlooking Boston near Fenway Park. And its about author Matthew Gilberts transformation, after much fear and loathing of dogs and social groups,...
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Nature's Great Events: The Most Amazing Natural Events on the Planet

Karen Bass · University of Chicago Press
Pages: 320
Format: Print book

Nature's Great Events is the lavishly illustrated counterpart to the Discovery Channel's landmark wildlife documentary, Nature's Most Amazing Events. Using groundbreaking filming techniques and state-of-the-art scientific technologies, the book and the documentary on which it is based...
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Soldier Dogs: The Untold Story of America's Canine Heroes

Maria Goodavage · NAL Trade; Reprint edition
Format: Print book

A leading reporter offers a tour of military working dogs' extraordinary training, heroic accomplishments, and the lasting impacts they have on those who work with them. People all over the world have been riveted by the story of Cairo, the Belgian Malinois who was a part of the Navy...
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The Last Great Ape: A Journey Through Africa and a Fight for the Heart of the Continent

Ofir Drori · Pegasus; 1 edition
Format: Hardcover

An epic journey through Africa by a man who fell in love with a magical and disappearing world and then transformed himself into a warrior on the front lines to protect it. Staging heart-pounding, espionage-style raids, Ofir Drori and his organization, The Last Great Ape (LAGA), have...
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The Carry Home

Gary Ferguson · Counterpoint
Format: Hardcover

The nature writing of Gary Ferguson arises out of intimate experience. He trekked 500 miles through Yellowstone to write Walking Down the Wild and spent a season in the field at a wilderness therapy program for Shouting at the Sky. He journeyed 250 miles on foot for Hawks Rest and followed...
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Alex & Me: How a Scientist and a Parrot Uncovered a Hidden World of Animal Intelligence--and Formed a Deep Bond in the Process

Irene M Pepperberg · Collins
Pages: 232
Format: Paperback

Alex & Me is the remarkable true story of an extraordinary relationship between psychologist Irene M. Pepperberg and Alex, an African Grey parrot who proved scientists and accepted wisdom wrong by demonstrating an astonishing ability to communicate and understand complex ideas. A New York...
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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 Whale: In Search of the Giants of the Sea

Philip Hoare · Ecco; 1 edition
Format: Hardcover

"Unpredictable and amusing and informative and original, cavorting between biology, history, travel writing, and memoir." - Mark Kurlansky The Whale by Philip Hoare is a enthralling and eye-opening literary leviathan swimming in similar bestselling waters as Cod and The Secret...
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The Thing with Feathers: The Surprising Lives of Birds and What They Reveal About Being Human

Noah Strycker · Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

An entertaining and profound look at the lives of birds, illuminating their surprising world - and deep connection with humanity.Birds are highly intelligent animals, yet their intelligence is dramatically different from our own and has been little understood. As scientists come to understand...
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The Smartest Animals on the Planet: Extraordinary Tales of the Natural World's Cleverest Creatures

Sarah Boysen · Firefly Books
Pages: 192
Format: Print book

How animals communicate and learn -- sometimes better than humans do, actually. This fascinating book, written by a world authority on animal intelligence, brings together the cumulative research on the comparative intelligence levels of nonhuman "smart" species. Sally Boysen...
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On Thin Ice: The Changing World of the Polar Bear

Richard Ellis · Alfred A. Knopf
Pages: 400
Format: Print book

Polar bears - fierce and majestic - have captivated us for centuries. Feared by explorers, revered by the Inuit, and beloved by zoo goers everywhere, polar bears are a symbol for the harsh beauty and muscular grace of the Arctic. Today, as global warming threatens the ice caps' integrity,...
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