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Eager: The Surprising, Secret Life of Beavers and Why They Matter

Ben Goldfarb · Chelsea Green Publishing
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

In Eager, environmental journalist Ben Goldfarb reveals that our modern idea of what a healthy landscape looks like and how it functions is wrong, distorted by the fur trade that once trapped out millions of beavers from North America's lakes and rivers. The consequences of losing beavers...
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Hiking Virginia: A Guide to the Area's Greatest Hiking Adventures

BILL BURNHAM · Falcon Guides
Pages: 368
Format: Paperback

Winner of a National Outdoor Book Award Honorable Mention, Hiking Virginia is indispensable for exploring the Commonwealth. Authors Bill and Mary Burnham breath fresh air into popular Virginia destinations, and explore commonly overlooked yet equally dramatic hikes. Explore the history...
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Rocket Men: The Daring Odyssey of Apollo 8 and the Astronauts Who Made Man's First Journey to the Moon

Robert Kurson · Random House
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover

The inside, lesser-known story of NASA's boldest and riskiest mission: Apollo 8, mankind's first journey to the Moon on Christmas in 1968. A riveting account of three heroic astronauts who took one of the most dangerous space flights ever, from the New York Times bestselling author of Shadow...
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How to Change Your Mind: What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches Us About Consciousness, Dying, Addiction, Depression, and Transcendence

MICHAEL POLLAN · Penguin Press
Pages: 480
Format: Hardcover

A brilliant and brave investigation by Michael Pollan, author of five New York Times best sellers, into the medical and scientific revolution taking place around psychedelic drugs--and the spellbinding story of his own life-changing psychedelic experiences When Michael Pollan set out to research...
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Joey: How a Blind Rescue Horse Helped Others Learn to See

Jennifer Marshall Bleakley · Tyndale Momentum
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

The heartwarming true story of a blind horse named Joey.At the height of his show career, this beautiful Appaloosa's majestic stature, strength, and willingness to work made him the perfect partner. But when an injury cost Joey his show career, he moved from one owner to the next, ultimately...
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Light of the Stars: Alien Worlds and the Fate of the Earth

Adam Frank · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

Astrophysicist and NPR commentator on what the latest research on the existence and trajectories of alien civilizations may teach us about our own.Light of the Stars tells the story of humanity's coming of age as we awaken to the possibilities of life on other worlds and their sudden relevance...
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The Human Instinct: How We Evolved to Have Reason, Consciousness, and Free Will

Kenneth R Miller · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

A radical, optimistic exploration of how humans evolved to develop reason, consciousness, and free will.Lately, the most passionate advocates of the theory of evolution seem to present it as bad news. Scientists such as Richard Dawkins, Lawrence Krauss, and Sam Harris tell us that our most...
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The Ravenmaster: My Life with the Ravens at the Tower of London

Christopher Skaife · Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

The first behind-the-scenes account of life with the legendary ravens at the world's eeriest monumentThe ravens at the Tower of London are of mighty importance: rumor has it that if a raven from the Tower should ever leave, the city will fall. The title of Ravenmaster, therefore, is a serious...
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The Creative Curve: How to Develop the Right Idea, at the Right Time

ALLEN GANNETT · Currency
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

Big data entrepreneur Allen Gannett overturns the mythology around creative genius, and reveals the science and secrets behind achieving breakout commercial success in any field. We have been spoon-fed the notion that creativity is the province of genius -- of those favored, brilliant...
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This Is the Way the World Ends: How Droughts and Die-offs, Heat Waves and Hurricanes Are Converging on America

JEFF NESBIT · Thomas Dunne Books
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

"With This is the Way the World Ends Jeff Nesbit has delivered an enlightening - and alarming - explanation of climate challenge as it exists today. Climate change is no far-off threat. It's impacting communities all over the world at this very moment, and we ignore the scientific...
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Moon Coastal Carolinas: Outer Banks, Myrtle Beach, Charleston & Hilton Head

JIM MOREKIS · Moon Travel
Pages: 320
Format: Paperback

Moon Travel Guides: Discover the Carolinas in a New Way! Get to know this historic and beautiful stretch of American coastline, from the "wreckers" of the Outer Banks to the "snowbirds" of Hilton Head with Moon Coastal Carolinas.What you'll find in Moon Coastal Carolinas:Expert...
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The Universe as It Really Is: Earth, Space, Matter, and Time

Thomas R Scott · Columbia University Press
Pages: 368
Format: Hardcover

The universe that science reveals to us can seem far outside the comfort zone of the human mind. Subjects near and far open up dizzying vistas, from the infinitesimal to the colossal. Humanity, the unlikely product of uncountable coincidences on unimaginable scales, inhabits a tumultuous...
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