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The Lion in the Living Room: How House Cats Tamed Us and Took Over the World

Abigail Tucker · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 256
Format: Print book

A lively adventure through history, natural science, and pop culture in search of how cats conquered the world, the Internet, and our hearts.House cats rule back alleys, deserted Antarctic islands, and our bedrooms. Clearly, they own the Internet, where a viral cat video can easily be viewed...
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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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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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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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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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Expect Great Things: The Life and Search of Henry David Thoreau

Kevin T Dann · TarcherPerigee
Pages: 400
Format: Print book

To coincide with the bicentennial of Thoreau's birth in 2017, this thrilling, meticulous biography by naturalist and historian Kevin Dann fills a gap in our understanding of one modern history's most important spiritual visionaries by capturing the full arc of Thoreau's life as a mystic,...
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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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A Swift Guide to Butterflies of North America

Jeffrey Glassberg · Princeton University Press
Pages: 416
Format: Paperback

A thoroughly revised edition of the most comprehensive and authoritative photographic field guide to North American butterfliesThis is a revised second edition of the most detailed, comprehensive, and user-friendly photographic field guide to the butterflies of North America. Written by Jeffrey...
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American Seafood: Heritage, Culture & Cookery From Sea to Shining Sea

Barton Seaver · Sterling Epicure
Pages: 528
Format: Hardcover

From prestigious writer, chef, and sustainability advocate Barton Seaver comes a seminal reference on every aspect of American seafood. With the growing trend to reintroduce US-caught seafood into our culinary lexicon, this trustworthy reference will be the go-to source for home cooks,...
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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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Kiss the Ground: How the Food You Eat Can Reverse Climate Change, Heal Your Body & Ultimately Save Our World

Joshua Tickell · Atria/Enliven Books
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

Discover the hidden power soil has to reverse climate change, and how a regenerative farming diet not only delivers us better health and wellness, but also rebuilds our most precious resource - the very ground that feeds us.Josh Tickell, one of America's most celebrated documentary filmmakers...
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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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Afterglow

EILEEN MYLES · Grove Press
Pages: 224
Format: Hardcover

Prolific and widely renowned, Eileen Myles is a trailblazer whose decades of literary and artistic work "set a bar for openness, frankness, and variability few lives could ever match" (New York Review of Books) . This newest book paints a kaleidoscopic portrait of a beloved...
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Wild South Carolina: A Field Guide to Parks, Preserves and Special Places

Liesel Hamilton · Hub City Press
Pages: 184
Format: Print book

South Carolina is a state of great natural beauty and rich biodiversity. From mountainous rainforests to isolated barrier islands, the Palmetto State is a remarkable place to encounter abundant plant and animal life. Wild South Carolina, compiled by a mother-daughter team of naturalists,...
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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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