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Ponds and Small Lakes: Microorganisms and Freshwater Ecology

Brian Moss · Pelagic Publishing
Pages: 224
Format: Paperback

Ponds and small lakes support an extremely rich biodiversity of fascinating organisms. Many people have tried pond-dipping and encountered a few unfamiliar creatures, such as dragonfly nymphs and caddisfly larvae. However, there is a far richer world of microscopic organisms, such as diatoms,...
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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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Will's red coat : a story of friendship, faith, and one old dog's choice to live again

Tom Ryan · William Morrow
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

A true story of acceptance, perseverance, and the possibility of love and redemption as evocative, charming, and powerful as the New York Times bestseller Following Atticus.

Drawn by an online post, Tom Ryan adopted Will, a frightened, deaf, and mostly blind elderly dog, and brought...

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Water, Earth, Fire: Louisiana's Natural Heritage

Paul A Keddy · Xlibris, Corp.
Pages: 229
Format: Paperback

This item is Non-Returnable.
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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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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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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 science

Whales 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...
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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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My Lost Brothers: The Untold Story by the Yarnell Hill Fire's Lone Survivor

Brendan McDonough · Hachette Books
Pages: 278
Format: Print book

A gripping first-person account by the sole survivor of Arizona's disastrous 2013 Yarnell Hill Fire, which took the lives of 19 "hotshots"--firefighters trained specifically to battle wildfires. Brendan McDonough was on the verge of becoming a hopeless, inveterate heroin addict...
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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 herd

Jennifer 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...

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Aquarium Fish: A Definitive Guide To Identifying And Keeping Freshwater And Marine Fishes

Mary Bailey · Southwater
Pages: 256
Format: Paperback

A comprehensive practical guide to setting up all types of aquaria, with 700 step-by-step photographs.
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The Ice at the End of the World: An Epic Journey into Greenland's Buried Past and Our Perilous Future

Jon Gertner · Random House
Pages: 448
Format: Hardcover

A riveting, urgent account of the explorers and scientists racing to understand the rapidly melting ice sheet in Greenland, a dramatic harbinger of climate change

Greenland: a remote, mysterious island five times the size of California but with a population of just 56,000. The ice sheet...
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Nature Guide: Rocks and Minerals

DK Publishing · DK ADULT
Pages: 352
Format: Paperback

The new DK Nature Guides form a comprehensive, accessible, and informative series of illustrated reference books that tackle key natural history subjects in DK's uniquely visual style. Produced in collaboration with expert consultants at the Smithsonian Institution, each guide is expertly...
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Underland: A Deep Time Journey

Robert Macfarlane · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover

From the best-selling, award-winning author of Landmarks and The Old Ways, a haunting voyage into the planet's past and future.

Hailed as "the great nature writer of this generation" (Wall Street Journal) , Robert Macfarlane is the celebrated author of books about...

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