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Craig & Fred: A Marine, A Stray Dog, and How They Rescued Each Other

CRAIG GROSSI · William Morrow
Pages: 224
Format: Hardcover

The uplifting and unforgettable true story of a US Marine, the stray dog he met on an Afghan battlefield, and how they saved each other and now travel America together, "spreading the message of stubborn positivity."In 2010, Sergeant Craig Grossi was doing intelligence work for Marine...
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The Inner Life of Animals: Love, Grief, and Compassion?Surprising Observations of a Hidden World

PETER WOHLLEBEN · Greystone Books
Pages: 277
Format: Hardcover

"Like The Hidden Life of Trees, Peter Wohlleben's The Inner Life of Animals will rock your world. Surprising, humbling, and filled with delight, this book shows us that animals think, feel and know in much the same way as we do--and that their lives are, to them, as precious as ours...
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The Naturalist: Theodore Roosevelt, A Lifetime of Exploration, and the Triumph of American Natural History

Darrin Lunde · Crown
Pages: 352
Format: Print book

A captivating new account of how Theodore Roosevelt's lifelong passion for the natural world set the stage for America's wildlife conservation movement and determined his legacy as a founding father of today's museum naturalism No U.S. president is more popularly associated with nature...
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The Big Book of Small Equines: A Celebration of Miniature Horses and Shetland Ponies

Johnny Robb · Skyhorse Publishing; 1 edition
Pages: 208
Format: Hardcover

A lavish look at the world’s most adorable breeds of horses.Although Miniature Horses and Shetland Ponies are smallest of all the equines, the enthusiasm of their owners and other fans is gigantic. And with good reason: Minis and Shetlands are as versatile as they are cuddly, found...
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Wolf Spirit: A Story of Wolves and Wonder

Gudrun PfluÌ?ger · Rocky Mountain Books
Pages: 247
Format: Print book

When diagnosed with an aggressive brain tumor, Gudrun Pflüger was told she had eighteen months left to live. Taking the wolf - a true "endurance athlete" - as her model, she immerses herself in the wilderness of the mountain ranges of western Canada and focuses her mind and body...
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Edible Wild Plants: A North American Field Guide to Over 200 Natural Foods

Thomas Elias · Sterling
Pages: 288
Format: Paperback

Already a huge success in previous editions, this must-have field guide now features a fresh new cover, as well as nearly 400 color photos and detailed information on more than 200 species of edible plants all across North America.With all the plants conveniently organized by season, enthusiasts...
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The Backyard Homestead Guide to Raising Farm Animals: Choose the Best Breeds for Small-Space Farming, Produce Your Own Grass-Fed Meat, Gather Fresh ... Rabbits, Goats, Sheep, Pigs, Cattle, & Bees

Gail Damerow · Storey Publishing, LLC; 1 edition
Format: Paperback

Imagine a weekend breakfast featuring eggs, bacon, and honey from your own chickens, pigs, and bees. Or a holiday meal with your own heritage-breed turkey as the main attraction. With The Backyard Homestead Guide to Raising Farm Animals, even urban and suburban residents can successfully...
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Shark Attacks: Terrifying True Accounts Of Shark Attacks Worldwide

Alex MacCormick · St. Martin's Paperbacks
Pages: 241
Format: Book

More horrifying than Jaws--because it's true!Believe it or not, shark attacks are still a very real threat to humans. These unspeakably bloody encounters happen in shallow water, in "safe" areas, to people just like you--people who thought it could never happen to them.HONG...
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Spying on Whales: The Past, Present, and Future of Earth's Most Awesome Creatures

Nicholas Pyenson · Viking
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

A dive into the secret lives of whales, from their evolutionary past to today's cutting edge of scienceWhales are among the largest, most intelligent, deepest diving species to have ever lived on our planet. They evolved from land-roaming, dog-sized creatures into animals that move like...
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The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Trees of the World: The ultimate reference and identification guide to more than 1300 of the most spectacular, ... illustrations, maps and photographs

Tony Russell · Lorenz Books; Ill edition
Format: Hardcover

This beautifully illustrated book is an identification guide to the worlds best-known trees, from huge redwoods to small garden trees, with expert detailed descriptions.,
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The Book of Snakes: A Life-Size Guide to Six Hundred Species from around the World

Mark O'Shea · University of Chicago Press
Pages: 656
Format: Hardcover

For millennia, humans have regarded snakes with an exceptional combination of fascination and revulsion. Some people recoil in fear at the very suggestion of these creatures, while others happily keep them as pets. Snakes can convey both beauty and menace in a single tongue flick and so these...
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Secret Service Dogs : the heroes who protect the president of the united states

Maria Goodavage · Dutton
Pages: 320
Format: Print book

In an age fraught with terrorism, United States Secret Service canine teams risk their lives to safeguard the president, vice president, their families, visiting heads of state, and a host of others. Unprecedented access to these heroic dog teams has allowed a fascinating first-time-ever...
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Flat Broke with Two Goats: A Memoir

Jennifer McGaha · Sourcebooks
Pages: 368
Format: Paperback

When life gets your goat, bring in the herdJennifer McGaha never expected to own a goat named Merle. Or to be setting Merle up on dates and naming his doeling Merlene. She didn't expect to be buying organic yogurt for her chickens. She never thought she would be pulling camouflage carpet...
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Smithsonian Handbooks: Birds of North America: East

Fred Alsop · DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley)
Pages: 751

The winning photo-encyclopedic formula of the DK Handbook series, which have sold over five million copies, is taken to new heights in these comprehensive guides to the birds of North America. Created in association with one of America's leading learning institutions, the Smithsonian,...
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