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Hentopia: Create a Hassle-Free Habitat for Happy Chickens; 21 Innovative Projects

Frank Hyman · Storey Publishing, LLC
Pages: 208
Format: Paperback

More eggs, less work! And more enjoyment for both the chickens and their keeper! That's the promise of Frank Hyman's Hentopia. From the Vending Machine Feeder to the Refilling Rainwaterer, Hyman's innovative building projects are designed to save time and money while keeping chickens safe,...
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Your Brain on Plants: The Authoritative Guide to Herbs for Mood and Mind

Nicolette Perry · The Experiment
Pages: 204
Format: Paperback

By expert authors in both medicinal herbs and neuroscience - an unprecedented, highly informative, plant-by-plant guide to improving mind, mood, and memoryThe importance of mental and physical health, separately and together, is rising in the consciousness of Western and alternative medicine,...
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When Humans Nearly Vanished: The Catastrophic Explosion of the Toba Volcano

Donald R. Prothero · Smithsonian Books
Pages: 208
Format: Hardcover

The fascinating true story of the explosion of the Mount Toba supervolcano--the Earth's largest eruption in the past 28 million years--and its lasting impact on Earth and human evolutionSome 73,000 years ago, the huge dome of Mount Toba, in today's Sumatra, Indonesia, began to rumble....
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77 Things to Know Before Getting a Cat: The Essential Guide to Preparing Your Family and Home for a Feline Companion

Susan Ewing · CompanionHouse Books
Pages: 224
Format: Paperback

Get Ready For Your New Best Friend If you're longing for the pitter-patter of four furry feet, you have some homework to do. When new cat owners aren't prepared, it's the cat who suffers, so it's very important to consider all angles of cat care and ownership before making...
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The Nature Fix: Why Nature Makes us Happier, Healthier, and More Creative

Florence Williams · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

An intrepid investigation into nature's restorative benefits by a prize-winning author.For centuries, poets and philosophers extolled the benefits of a walk in the woods: Beethoven drew inspiration from rocks and trees; Wordsworth composed while tromping over the heath; and Nikola Tesla...
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Wildlife Photography: Proven Techniques for Capturing Stunning Digital Images

Jack Ballard · Falcon Guides
Pages: 256
Format: Paperback

Viewing wildlife in action is always a pleasure-capturing that action with your camera is one of the most rewarding and challenging ways to become even closer to Nature. Birders, hikers, national-park visitors, and international travelers are all discovering the joys of wildlife photography....
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End of the Megafauna: The Fate of the World's Hugest, Fiercest, and Strangest Animals

R D E MacPhee · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

The fascinating lives and puzzling demise of some of the largest animals on earth.Until a few thousand years ago, creatures that could have been from a sci-fi thriller -- including gorilla-sized lemurs, 500-pound birds, and crocodiles that weighed a ton or more -- roamed the earth. These...
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Total Cat Mojo: The Ultimate Guide to Life with Your Cat

JACKSON GALAXY · TarcherPerigee
Pages: 224
Format: Paperback

This comprehensive cat care guide from the star of the hit Animal Planet show "My Cat from Hell," Jackson Galaxy, shows us how to eliminate feline behavioral problems by understanding cats' instinctive behavior.Cat Mojo is the confidence that cats exhibit when they are at ease...
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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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Big Chicken: The Incredible Story of How Antibiotics Created Modern Agriculture and Changed the Way the World Eats

MARYN MCKENNA · National Geographic
Pages: 400
Format: Hardcover

In this eye-opening exposé, acclaimed health journalist and National Geographic contributor Maryn McKenna documents how antibiotics transformed chicken from local delicacy to industrial commodity - and human health threat - uncovering the ways we can make America's favorite meat safer...
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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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North on the Wing: Travels with the Songbird Migration of Spring

BRUCE M BEEHLER · Smithsonian Books
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

The story of an ornithologist's journey to trace the spring migration of songbirds from the southern border of the United States through the heartland and into Canada.In late March 2015, ornithologist Bruce M. Beehler set off on a solo four-month trek to track songbird migration and the northward...
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