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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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The Most Perfect Thing: Inside

Tim Birkhead · Bloomsbury
Pages: 304
Format: Print book

Renowned ornithologist Tim Birkhead opens this gripping story as a female guillemot chick hatches, already carrying her full quota of tiny eggs within her undeveloped ovary. As she grows into adulthood, only a few of her eggs mature, are released into the oviduct, and are fertilized by sperm...
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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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Coast Range: A Collection from the Pacific Edge

Nick Neely · Soft Skull Press
Pages: 200
Format: Print book

Coast: the edge of land, or conversely the edge of sea. Range: a measure between limits, or the scope or territory of a thing. Coast Range, the debut collection of essays from writer Nick Neely, meticulously and thoughtfully dwells on these intersections and much more. The book's title...
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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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Bring Back the King: The New Science of De-extinction

Helen Pilcher · Bloomsbury SIGMA
Pages: 304
Format: Print book

Helen Pilcher is uniquely qualified to explain the cutting-edge science that makes the resurrection of extinct animals a very real possibility, while acknowledging the serious and humorous aspects of giving a deceased animal a second chance to live. If you could bring back to life a person...
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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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Lonely planet discover costa rica.

Lonely Planet. · Lonely Planet Pubns
Pages: 324
Format: Paperback

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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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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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The Wasp That Brainwashed the Caterpillar: Evolution's Most Unbelievable Solutions to Life's Biggest Problems

Matt Simon · Penguin Books
Pages: 272
Format: Print book

"A bizarre collection of evolution tales . . . the weirder, the better." - Entertainment WeeklyA fascinating exploration of the awe-inspiring, weird, and unsettling ingenuity of evolutionOn a barren seafloor, the pearlfish swims into the safety of a sea cucumber's anus. To find...
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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 man who made things out of trees

Rob Penn · W.W. Norton & Company
Pages: 240
Format: Print book

The story of how one man cut down a single tree to see how many things could be made from it. Out of all the trees in the world, the ash is the most closely bound up with who we are. From tool handles to arrows, wheels and bowls to furniture and baseball bats, humans have made more and varied...
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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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Engineering Eden: The True Story of a Violent Death, a Trial, and the Fight over Controlling Nature

Jordan Fisher Smith · Crown
Pages: 384
Format: Print book

The fascinating story of a trial that opened a window onto the century-long battle to control nature in the national parks. When twenty-five-year-old Harry Walker was killed by a bear in Yellowstone Park in 1972, the civil trial prompted by his death became a proxy for bigger questions...
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