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Pere Marquette State Park, Jersey County, Illinois: An Unofficial Guide to History, Natural History, Trails, and Drives
Pere Marquette State Park, Jersey County, Illinois: An Unofficial Guide to History, Natural History, Trails, and Drives

Richard C Keating · Missouri Botanical Garden Press
Pages: 180
Format: Paperback

Pere Marquette State Park in Jersey County, Illinois is Illinois' largest, natural landscape state park. This field guide to the park, the first comprehensive and illustrated guide to any Illinois state park, introduces readers to the fascinating history and rich ecology of the park....
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The Inner Life of Cats: The Science and Secrets of Our Mysterious Feline Companions
The Inner Life of Cats: The Science and Secrets of Our Mysterious Feline Companions

Thomas McNamee · Hachette Books
Pages: 288
Format: Print book

Our feline companions are much-loved but often mysterious. In The Inner Life of Cats, Thomas McNamee blends scientific reportage with engaging, illustrative anecdotes about his own beloved cat, Augusta, to explore and illuminate the secrets and enigmas of her kind. As it begins, The Inner...
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Asteroid Hunters
Asteroid Hunters

Carrie Nugent · Simon & Schuster/ TED
Pages: 128
Format: Hardcover

For the first time, scientists could have the knowledge to prevent a natural disaster epic in scale - an asteroid hitting the earth and in this exciting, adventuresome book, Carrie Nugent explains how.What are asteroids, and where do they come from? And, most urgently: Are they going to hit the Earth?...
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Brilliance and Fire: A Biography of Diamonds
Brilliance and Fire: A Biography of Diamonds

Rachelle Bergstein · Harper
Pages: 375
Format: Print book

From the author of Women from the Ankle Down comes a lively cultural biography of diamonds, which explores our society's obsession with the world's most brilliant gemstone and the real-world characters who make them shine."A diamond is forever." Who among us doesn't recognize...
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National Geographic The Photo Ark: One Man's Quest to Document the World's Animals
National Geographic The Photo Ark: One Man's Quest to Document the World's Animals

Joel Sartore · National Geographic Soc
Pages: 400
Format: Print book

This lush book of photography represents National Geographic's Photo Ark, a major cross-platform initiative and lifelong project by photographer Joel Sartore to make portraits of the world's animals - especially those that are endangered. His powerful message, conveyed with humor,...
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The Biology of Belief 10th Anniversary Edition: Unleashing the Power of Consciousness, Matter & Miracles
The Biology of Belief 10th Anniversary Edition: Unleashing the Power of Consciousness, Matter & Miracles

Bruce H Lipton · Hay House
Pages: 278
Format: Print book

This 10th-anniversary edition of Bruce Lipton's best-selling book The Biology of Belief has been updated to bolster the book's central premise with the latest scientific discoveries - and there have been a lot in the last decade.The Biology of Belief is a groundbreaking work in the field...
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The Gulf: The Making of An American Sea
The Gulf: The Making of An American Sea

Jack E Davis · Liveright Publishing Corp
Pages: 608
Format: Print book

The tragic collision between civilization and nature in the Gulf of Mexico becomes a uniquely American story in this environmental epic.When painter Winslow Homer first sailed into the Gulf of Mexico, he was struck by its "special kind of providence." Indeed, the Gulf presented...
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Cat Castles: 20 Cardboard Habitats You Can Build Yourself
Cat Castles: 20 Cardboard Habitats You Can Build Yourself

Carin Oliver · Quirk Books
Pages: 96
Format: Print book

Build your cat "paw-some" homemade habitats with easy instructions and common materials. Shoeboxes and paper bags are fine for other cats. But your favorite felines deserve luxurious living spaces! This DIY construction guide includes fun and easy instructions for making cardboard...
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Gizelle's Bucket List: My Life with a Very Large Dog
Gizelle's Bucket List: My Life with a Very Large Dog

Lauren Watt · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 256
Format: Print book

The playful, epic adventure of a 160-pound English Mastiff and the twentysomething girl who grew up alongside her - Marley & Me for a whole new generation.Lauren Watt took her 160-pound English Mastiff to college - so of course after graduation, Gizelle followed Lauren to her first,...
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The Cheese Trap: How Breaking a Surprising Addiction Will Help You Lose Weight, Gain Energy, and Get Healthy
The Cheese Trap: How Breaking a Surprising Addiction Will Help You Lose Weight, Gain Energy, and Get Healthy

Neal D Barnard · Grand Central Pub
Pages: 320
Format: Print book

New York Times bestselling author Dr. Neal Barnard reveals the shocking truth about cheese-the dangerous addiction that is harming your health-and presents a radical program to lose weight and feel great. We've been told that dairy does a body good, but the truth is that cheese can be dangerous....
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Being a Beast: Adventures Across the Species Divide
Being a Beast: Adventures Across the Species Divide

Charles Foster · Metropolitan Books
Pages: 256
Format: Print book

A passionate naturalist explores what it's really like to be an animal -- by living like themHow can we ever be sure that we really know the other? To test the limits of our ability to inhabit lives that are not our own, Charles Foster set out to know the ultimate other: the non-humans,...
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Dog Gone: A Lost Pet's Extraordinary Journey and the Family Who Brought Him Home
Dog Gone: A Lost Pet's Extraordinary Journey and the Family Who Brought Him Home

Pauls Toutonghi · Knopf Publishing Group
Pages: 272
Format: Print book

The true story of a lost dog's journey and a family's furious search to find him before it is too late. Saturday, October 10, 1998. Fielding Marshall is hiking on the Appalachian Trail. His beloved dog - a six-year-old golden retriever mix named Gonker - bolts into the woods. Just like...
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A Guide to Natural Areas of Southern Indiana: 119 Unique Places to Explore
A Guide to Natural Areas of Southern Indiana: 119 Unique Places to Explore

HIGGS STEVEN · Indiana University Press
Pages: 396
Format: eBook

This is the first comprehensive and fully illustrated guidebook for nature lovers who want to explore the wild and natural areas of southern Indiana by trail, water, or road. Featuring 95 beautiful color photos and 5 maps, A Guide to Natural Areas of Southern Indiana provides ideas for a lifetime...
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