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Lucky Dog Lessons: Train Your Dog in 7 Days

Brandon Mcmillan · Harper One
Pages: 336
Format: Print book

The celebrity dog trainer and Emmy-winning star of the CBS show Lucky Dog shares his training system to transform any dog - from spoiled purebred puppy to shelter-shocked rescue - into a model companion in just seven days.Each week on Lucky Dog, Brandon McMillan rescues an untrained, unwanted,...
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Landmarks

Robert Macfarlane · Penguin Books
Pages: 448
Format: Print book

From Robert Macfarlane, the acclaimed author of The Old Ways - a celebration of the language of landscape and the power of words to shape our sense of place For years now, the British writer Robert Macfarlane has been collecting place-words: terms for aspects of landscape, nature, and weather,...
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The Unnatural World: The Race to Remake Civilization in Earth's Newest Age

David Biello · Scribner
Pages: 304
Format: Print book

With the historical perspective of The Song of the Dodo and the urgency of Al Gore's An Inconvenient Truth, a brilliant young environmental journalist argues that we must innovate and adapt to save planet Earth.Civilization is in crisis, facing disasters of our own making on the only...
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Seven Skeletons: The Evolution of the World's Most Famous Human Fossils

Lydia V Pyne · Viking
Pages: 288
Format: Print book

An irresistible journey of discovery, science, history, and myth making, told through the lives and afterlives of seven famous human ancestorsOver the last century, the search for human ancestors has spanned four continents and resulted in the discovery of hundreds of fossils. While most...
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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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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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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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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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Complete Cat Care

DK Publishing · DK Publishing
Pages: 96
Format: Paperback

Combining everything you need to know about cats, from choosing a kitten or cat and day-to-day advice on nutrition and grooming, to guidance on behavior, play, and health and diseases, Complete Cat Care will help readers provide the best possible care for a cat at every stage of its life.
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Rancher, Farmer, Fisherman: Conservation Heroes of the American Heartland

Miriam Horn · W W Norton
Pages: 384
Format: Print book

The story of a huge, largely hidden, and entirely unexpected conservation movement in America.Many of the men and women doing today's most consequential environmental work -- restoring America's grasslands, wildlife, soil, rivers, wetlands, and oceans -- would not call themselves environmentalists;...
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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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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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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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Water in Plain Sight: Hope for a Thirsty World

Judith D Schwartz · St Martin'S Press
Pages: 256
Format: Print book

Water scarcity is on everyone's mind. Long taken for granted, water availability has entered the realm of economics, politics, and people's food and lifestyle choices. But as anxiety mounts - even as a swath of California farmland has been left fallow and extremist groups worldwide...
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