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Upstream: Searching for Wild Salmon, from River to Table

LANGDON COOK · Ballantine Books
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

From the award-winning author of The Mushroom Hunters comes the story of an iconic fish, perhaps the last great wild food: salmon. For some, a salmon evokes the distant wild - thrashing in the jaws of a hungry grizzly bear on TV, perhaps. For others, it's the catch of the day on a restaurant...
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Compassion in Action: An Animal Activist's Dangerous Crusade to Save Lives

Scotlund Haisley · Skyhorse Publishing
Pages: 228
Format: Print book

The founder and president of Animal Rescue Corps, former head of the Humane Society of the United States' Animal Rescue Team, and former CEO of the Washington Animal Rescue League, Scotlund Haisley has spent more than twenty five years saving the lives of animals and inspiring compassion....
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Megafire: The Race to Extinguish a Deadly Epidemic of Flame

Michael Kodas · Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover

A brilliant exploration of the rising phenomenon of megafires - forest fires of alarming scale, intensity, and devastation - that captures the danger and heroism of those who fight them In Megafire, a world-renowned journalist and forest fire expert travels to the most dangerous and remote...
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Charles Darwin: Victorian Mythmaker

A N WILSON · Harper
Pages: 432
Format: Hardcover

A radical reappraisal of Charles Darwin from the bestselling author of Victoria: A Life.With the publication of On the Origin of Species, Charles Darwin - hailed as the man who "discovered evolution" - was propelled into the pantheon of great scientific thinkers, alongside Galileo,...
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Loyal: 38 Inspiring Tales of Bravery, Heroism, and the Devotion of Dogs

Rebecca Ascher-Walsh · National Geographic
Pages: 160
Format: Print book

This treasury features heartwarming photographs and touching stories of dedicated working dogs who have gone above and beyond the call of duty and proven themselves as true heroes.This special collection of dog stories and photographs features four-legged heroes who have worked side by side...
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Animals Strike Curious Poses

Elena Passarello · Sarabande Books
Pages: 200
Format: Print book

Beginning with Yuka, a 39,000 year old mummified woolly mammoth recently found in the Siberian permafrost, each of the 16 essays in Animals Strike Curious Poses investigates a different famous animal named and immortalized by humans. Modeled loosely after a medieval bestiary, these witty,...
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Birds of Prey: Hawks, Eagles, Falcons, and Vultures of North America

Pete Dunne · Houghton Mifflin
Pages: 320
Format: Print book

A visually stunning, comprehensive resource on North America's birds of prey Always a popular group of birds, raptors symbolize freedom and fierceness, and in Pete Dunne's definitive guide, these traits are portrayed in hundreds of stunning color photographs showing raptors up close,...
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Tamed By a Bear: Coming Home to Nature-Spirit-Self

PRISCILLA STUCKEY · Counterpoint
Pages: 224
Format: Hardcover

In an age of materialism, language of spirit or spirits seems at best suspect and at worst alien or naïve. When Priscilla Stuckey begins hearing Bear's voice, she is a writer and religious studies professor in her fifties. Though she enjoys communing with trees and birds and the land,...
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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 him home...
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The Age of the Horse: An Equine Journey Through Human History

SUSANNA FORREST · Atlantic Monthly Press
Pages: 432
Format: Hardcover

An essential book for anyone who's ever been captivated by horses, The Age of the Horse is a breathtaking exploration of the enduring connection between humans and Equus caballus. Equestrian expert Susanna Forrest presents a unique, sweeping panorama of the animal's prominent role...
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The Omega Principle: Seafood and the Quest for a Long Life and a Healthier Planet

Paul Greenberg · Penguin Press
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

By the bestselling author of Four Fish and American Catch, an eye-opening investigation of the history, science, and business behind omega-3 fatty acids, the "miracle compound" whose story is intertwined with human health and the future of our planetOmega-3 fatty acids have long...
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Other Minds: The Octopus, the Sea, and the Deep Origins of Consciousness

Peter Godfrey-Smith · Farrar
Pages: 272
Format: Print book

A philosopher dons a wet suit and journeys into the depths of consciousnessAlthough mammals and birds are widely regarded to be 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,...
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Greywater, Green Landscape: How to Install Simple Water-Saving Irrigation Systems in Your Yard

Laura Allen · Storey Books
Pages: 200
Format: Print book

Keep your lawn and garden lush without wasting resources by capturing and recycling the greywater that drains from your sink, shower, and washing machine. This accessible and detailed guide walks you through each step of planning for and installing a variety of greywater systems, including...
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Rachel Carson: Silent Spring & Other Writings on the Environment

Rachel Carson · Library of America
Pages: 625
Format: Hardcover

The book that sparked the modern environmental movement, with an unprecedented collection of letters, speeches, and other writings that reveal the extraordinary courage and vision of its authorThis deluxe Library of America volume presents one of the landmark books of the twentieth century...
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Rescuing Penny Jane: One Shelter Volunteer, Countless Dogs, and the Quest to Find Them All Homes

Amy Sutherland · Harpercollins
Pages: 288
Format: Print book

Drawing on her work at a shelter, her experiences living with two rescue dogs of her own, and years of research, bestselling author and Boston Globe columnist Amy Sutherland takes us on an unforgettable journey into the special world of rescue and shelter dogs - and the growing number of dedicated...
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