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How to Tame a Fox (and Build a Dog) : Visionary Scientists and a Siberian Tale of Jump-Started Evolution

LEE ALAN DUGATKIN · UNIV OF CHICAGO Press
Pages: 240
Format: Hardcover

Tucked away in Siberia, there are furry, four-legged creatures with wagging tails and floppy ears that are as docile and friendly as any lapdog. But, despite appearances, these are not dogs - they are foxes. They are the result of the most astonishing experiment in breeding ever undertaken...
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The Outrun: A Memoir

Amy Liptrot · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

"The Outrun will no doubt sit alongside . . . Helen Macdonald's H Is for Hawk -- the sheer sensuality of Liptrot's prose and her steely resolve immediately put her right up there with the best of the best." -- New StatesmanWhen Amy Liptrot returns to Orkney after more than a decade...
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The Meaning of Birds

SIMON BARNES · Pegasus Books
Pages: 208
Format: Hardcover

A gorgeously illustrated and enchanting examination of the lives of birds, illuminating their wondrous world and our connection with them. One of our most eloquent nature writers offers a passionate and informative celebration of birds and their ability to help us understand the world we live...
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Temple Grandin's Guide to Working with Farm Animals: Safe, Humane Livestock Handling Practices for the Small Farm

Temple Grandin · Storey Publishing, LLC
Pages: 181
Format: Paperback

Award-winning author Temple Grandin is famous for her groundbreaking approach to decoding animal behavior. Now she extends her expert guidance to small-scale farming operations. Grandin's fascinating explanations of how herd animals think - describing their senses, fears, instincts, and memories...
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Autumn

Karl Ove Knausgaard · Penguin Press
Pages: 240
Format: Hardcover

From the author of the monumental My Struggle series, Karl Ove Knausgaard, one of the masters of contemporary literature and a genius of observation and introspection, comes the first in a new autobiographical quartet based on the four seasons28 August. Now, as I write this, you know nothing...
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Adventures of a Young Naturalist: The Zoo Quest Expeditions

David Attenborough · Quercus
Pages: 400
Format: Hardcover

In 1954, David Attenborough, a young television presenter, was offered the opportunity of a lifetime--to travel the world finding rare and elusive animals for the London Zoo's collection, and to film the expedition for the BBC for a new show called Zoo Quest.This is the story of those...
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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 Promise of the Grand Canyon: John Wesley Powell's Perilous Journey and His Vision for the American West

JOHN F ROSS · Viking
Pages: 400
Format: Hardcover

A timely, thrilling account of a man who, as an explorer, dared to lead the first successful expedition down the Colorado through the Grand Canyon--and, as an American visionary, waged a bitterly-contested campaign for environmental sustainability in the American West.When John Wesley Powell...
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Mozart's Starling

LYANDA LYNN HAUPT · Little, Brown and Company
Pages: 277
Format: Hardcover

On May 27th, 1784, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart met a flirtatious little starling in a Viennese shop who sang an improvised version of the theme from his Piano Concerto no. 17 in G major. Sensing a kindred spirit in the plucky young bird, Mozart bought him and took him home to be a family pet....
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Where the Animals Go: Tracking Wildlife with Technology in 50 Maps and Graphics

JAMES CHESHIRE · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 192
Format: Hardcover

"Where the Animals Go is beautiful and thrilling, a combination of the best in science and exposition, and a joy to study cover to cover." -- Edward O. Wilson, University Research Professor Emeritus, Harvard UniversityFor thousands of years, tracking animals meant following footprints....
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Penniless Foodie in the Wild: Adaptable recipes for foragers and frugalistas

Penny Price · Passageway Press
Pages: 197
Format: Paperback

Discover how to create gourmet food without spending a fortune. In Penniless Foodie in the Wild, award winning blogger and foraging instructor Penny Price reveals her secrets on how to prepare restaurant quality food from affordable ingredients. Whether you forage in the fields or the supermarket,...
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The Dog Lover Unit: Lessons in Courage from the World's K9 Cops

Rachel Rose · Thomas Dunne Books
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

"Enter the intense world of both the dogs and people who form the K9 corps. Every dog has its own unique personality." -- Temple Grandin, author of Animals in Translation and Animals Make us HumanAn acclaimed poet, Rachel Rose never expected to spend her nights careening along...
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Temple Grandin's Guide to Working with Farm Animals: Safe, Humane Livestock Handling Practices for the Small Farm

Temple Grandin · Storey Publishing, LLC
Pages: 192
Format: Hardcover

Award-winning author Temple Grandin is famous for her groundbreaking approach to decoding animal behavior. Now she extends her expert guidance to small-scale farming operations. Grandin's fascinating explanations of how herd animals think - describing their senses, fears, instincts, and memories...
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Quakeland: On the Road to America's Next Devastating Earthquake

KATHRYN MILES · Dutton
Pages: 368
Format: Hardcover

A journey around the United States in search of the truth about the threat of earthquakes leads to spine-tingling discoveries, unnerving experts, and ultimately the kind of preparations that will actually help guide us through disasters. It's a road trip full of surprises. Earthquakes....
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Other minds : the octopus, the sea, and the deep origins of consciousness

Peter Godfrey-Smith · Farrar
Format: Print book

Named a Top Ten Science Book of Fall 2016 by Publishers WeeklyAlthough mammals and birds are widely regarded as the smartest creatures on earth, it has lately become clear that a very distant branch of the tree of life has also sprouted higher intelligence: the cephalopods, consisting of the squid,...
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