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Cannibalism: A Perfectly Natural History

Bill Schutt · Algonquin Books
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

"A masterful and compulsively readable book that challenges our preconceived notions about a behavior often sensationalized in our culture and, until just recently, misunderstood in the scientific world." - Ian Tattersall, Curator Emeritus, American Museum of Natural History,...
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Cave: Nature and Culture

Ralph J Crane · Reaktion Books, 2015.
Pages: 224
Format: eBook

To enter caves is to venture beyond the realm of the everyday. From huge vaulted caverns to impassable, water-filled passages; from the karst topography of Guilin in China to the lava tubes of Hawaii; from tiny remote pilgrimage sites to massive tourism enterprises, caves are places of mystery....
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Weather: An Illustrated History: From Cloud Atlases to Climate Change

ANDREW REVKIN · Sterling
Pages: 224
Format: Hardcover

Andrew Revkin, who is the senior climate reporter at ProPublica after a prize-winning 21-year stint at The New York Times, presents an intriguing illustrated history of humanity's evolving relationship with Earth's dynamic climate system and the wondrous weather it generates. Colorful...
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The Ends of the World: Volcanic Apocalypses, Lethal Oceans, and Our Quest to Understand Earth's Past Mass Extinctions

PETER BRANNEN · Ecco
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

As new groundbreaking research suggests that climate change played a major role in the most extreme catastrophes in the planet's history, award-winning science journalist Peter Brannen takes us on a wild ride through the planet's five mass extinctions and, in the process, offers us a glimpse...
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Yellowstone: A Journey Through America's Wild Heart

David Quammen · National Geographic
Pages: 224
Format: Print book

Best-selling author David Quammen takes readers on a breathtaking journey through America's most inspiring and imperiled ecosystem - Yellowstone National Park - in this monumental book on America's first national park. Yellowstone's storied past, rich ecosystem, and dynamic landscape are brilliantly...
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The Secret Life of Cows

Rosamund Young · Penguin Press
Pages: 160
Format: Hardcover

In this affectionate, heart-warming chronicle, Rosamund Young distills a lifetime of organic farming wisdom, describing the surprising personalities of her cows and other animalsAt her famous Kite's Nest Farm in Worcestershire, England, the cows (as well as sheep, hens, and pigs) all roam...
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The Wasp That Brainwashed the Caterpillar: Evolution's Most Unbelievable Solutions to Life's Biggest Problems

Matt Simon · Penguin Books
Pages: 272
Format: Print book

"A bizarre collection of evolution tales . . . the weirder, the better." - Entertainment WeeklyA fascinating exploration of the awe-inspiring, weird, and unsettling ingenuity of evolutionOn a barren seafloor, the pearlfish swims into the safety of a sea cucumber's anus. To find...
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Dragonflies and Damselflies: A Natural History

Dennis Paulson · Princeton University Press
Pages: 224
Format: Hardcover

A lavishly illustrated introduction to the world's dragonflies and damselfliesDragonflies and damselflies are often called birdwatchers' insects. Large, brightly colored, active in the daytime, and displaying complex and interesting behaviors, they have existed since the days of the dinosaurs,...
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Treading on Thin Air: Atmospheric Physics, Forensic Meteorology, and Climate Change: How Weather Shapes Our Everyday Lives

ELIZABETH AUSTIN · Pegasus Books
Pages: 288
Format: Paperback

Weather is an inescapable part of our daily lives, from the nuances of air travel to the future of climate change. Our past, present, and future are intimately rooted in weather and climate. Weather, water, and climate. How we feel, how productive we are, even our sheer existence, depends...
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The Wasting of Borneo: Dispatches from a Vanishing World

Alex Shoumatoff · Beacon Press
Pages: 224
Format: Print book

Acclaimed naturalist Alex Shoumatoff issues a worldwide call to protect the drastically endangered rainforests of BorneoIn this wide-ranging narrative, seasoned travel and environmental writer Alex Shoumatoff takes readers on a journey from the woods of rural New York to the rain forests...
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Whales, Dolphins, and Porpoises: A Natural History and Species Guide

Annalisa Berta · University Of Chicago Press
Format: Hardcover

The eighty-nine cetacean species that swim our seas and rivers are as diverse as they are intelligent and elusive, from the hundred-foot-long, two-hundred-ton blue whale to the lesser-known tucuxi, ginkgo-toothed beaked whale, and diminutive, critically endangered vaquita. The huge distances...
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Beetles: The Natural History and Diversity of Coleoptera

Stephen Marshall · Firefly Books
Pages: 784
Format: Hardcover

An accessible but comprehensive overview of beetles, illustrated with 4,500 photographs. Among Stephen Marshall's many other natural history titles are Insects: Their Natural History and Diversity and Flies: The Natural History and Diversity of Diptera, two of the most respected books...
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The Most Perfect Thing: Inside

Tim Birkhead · Bloomsbury
Pages: 304
Format: Print book

Renowned ornithologist Tim Birkhead opens this gripping story as a female guillemot chick hatches, already carrying her full quota of tiny eggs within her undeveloped ovary. As she grows into adulthood, only a few of her eggs mature, are released into the oviduct, and are fertilized by sperm...
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Pit Bull: The Battle over an American Icon

Bronwen Dickey · Alfred A. Knopf
Pages: 330
Format: Print book

The hugely illuminating story of how a popular breed of dog became the most demonized and supposedly the most dangerous of dogs - and what role humans have played in the transformation. When Bronwen Dickey brought her new dog home, she saw no traces of the infamous viciousness in her affectionate,...
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A Sideways Look at Clouds

Maria Mudd Ruth · Mountaineers Books
Pages: 206
Format: Hardcover

* Written by a critically-acclaimed natural-history author* Shares author's fun journey to understanding clouds* Written for the curious -- but non-science -- minded Author Maria Mudd Ruth fell in love with clouds the same way she stumbles into most passions: madly and unexpectedly....
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