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Florida's Edible Wild Plants: A Guide to Collecting and Cooking

Peggy Sias Lantz · Seaside Publishing
Pages: 153
Format: Book

"Peggy Lantz's new book combines decades of real-life experience with the heartfelt passion of a true plant lover. Easy to read and hard to put down, Florida's Edible Wild Plantscombines homespun anecdotes with practical botany and hands-on recipes to offer readers a dynamic...
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Almost Human: The Astonishing Tale of Homo naledi and the Discovery That Changed Our Human Story

Lee R Berger · National Geographic
Pages: 240
Format: Hardcover

This first-person narrative about an archaeological discovery is rewriting the story of human evolution. A story of defiance and determination by a controversial scientist, this is Lee Berger's own take on finding Homo naledi, an all-new species on the human family tree and one of the greatest...
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The Elephant Whisperer: My Life with the Herd in the African Wild

Lawrence Anthony · St. Martin's Griffin
Pages: 368
Format: Paperback

Lawrence Anthony devoted his life to animal conservation, protecting the world's endangered species. Then he was asked to accept a herd of "rogue" wild elephants on his Thula Thula game reserve in Zululand. His common sense told him to refuse, but he was the herd's last...
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Making Sense of Weather and Climate: The Science Behind the Forecasts

Mark Denny · Columbia University Press
Pages: 312
Format: Print book

How do meteorologists design forecasts for the next day's, the next week's, or the next month's weather? Are some forecasts more likely to be accurate than others, and why? Making Sense of Weather and Climate takes readers through key topics in atmospheric physics and presents a cogent...
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The Water Will Come: Rising Seas, Sinking Cities, and the Remaking of the Civilized World

Jeff Goodell · Little, Brown and Company
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

An eye-opening and essential tour of the vanishing world What if Atlantis wasn't a myth, but an early precursor to a new age of great flooding? Across the globe, scientists and civilians alike are noticing rapidly rising sea levels, and higher and higher tides pushing more water directly...
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Ruthless Tide: The Tragic Epic of the Johnstown Flood

AL ROKER · William Morrow
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

A gripping narrative history of the 1889 Johnstown Flood - the deadliest flood in US history - from New York Times bestselling author, NBC Host, and legendary weather authority Al Roker.May 1889: After a deluge of rainfall - nearly a foot in less than twenty-four hours - swelled the Little...
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In the Shadow of the Moon: The Science, Magic, and Mystery of Solar Eclipses

Anthony Aveni · Yale University Press
Pages: 328
Format: Hardcover

In anticipation of solar eclipses visible in 2017 and 2024, an exploration of the scientific and cultural significance of this mesmerizing cosmic display Since the first humans looked up and saw the sun swallowed by darkness, our species has been captivated by solar eclipses. Astronomer...
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Nature's Allies: Eight Conservationists Who Changed Our World

LARRY NIELSEN · ISLAND Press
Pages: 272
Format: Print book

It's easy to feel powerless in the face of big environmental challenges - but we need inspiration more than ever. With political leaders who deny climate change, species that are fighting for their very survival, and the planet's last places of wilderness growing smaller and smaller, what...
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Cannibalism: A Perfectly Natural History

Bill Schutt · Algonquin Books
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

"A masterful and compulsively readable book that challenges our preconceived notions about a behavior often sensationalized in our culture and, until just recently, misunderstood in the scientific world." - Ian Tattersall, Curator Emeritus, American Museum of Natural History,...
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By the Shore: Explore the Pacific Northwest Coast Like a Local

NANCY BLAKEY · Sasquatch Books
Pages: 256
Format: Paperback

From whale watching to squid jigging to making your own sea salt, this adventure guide to the iconic Pacific Northwest coast has something for vacationers and locals alike!Celebrate the wild beauty of the Northwest Coast as you learn how to catch and cook seasonal seafood, including recipes...
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Unforgettable Behavior

Rosamund Kidman Cox · Firefly Books
Pages: 128
Format: Hardcover

From the "Wildlife Photographer of the Year" Competition. On display in this collection are some of the most exceptional and fascinating images of animal behavior that have been recognized in recent years by their inclusion in the Natural History Museum's Wildlife Photographer...
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Resurrecting the Shark: A Scientific Obsession and the Mavericks Who Solved the Mystery of a 270 Million Year Old Fossil

Susan Ewing · Pegasus Books
Pages: 312
Format: Print book

A prehistoric mystery. A fossil so mesmerizing that it boggled the minds of scientists for more than a century -- until a motley crew of modern day shark fanatics decided to try to bring the monster-predator back to life.In 1993, Alaskan artist and paleo-shark enthusiast Ray Troll stumbled...
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Return of the Sea Otter: The Story of the Animal That Evaded Extinction on the Pacific Coast

Todd McLeish · Sasquatch Books
Pages: 264
Format: Paperback

A science journalist's journey along the Pacific Coast from California to Alaska to track the status, health, habits, personality, and viability of sea otters--the appealing species unique to this coastline that was hunted to near extinction in the 18th and 19th centuries.These adorable,...
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Horses of the World

E?lise Rousseau · Princeton University Press
Pages: 528
Format: Print book

Horses of the World is a comprehensive, large-format overview of 570 breeds of domestic and extant wild horses, including hybrids between the two and between domestic breeds and other equids, such as zebras. This beautifully illustrated and detailed guide covers the origins of modern horses,...
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Endangered

TIM FLACH · Abrams
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

In Endangered, the result of an extraordinary multiyear project to document the lives of threatened species, acclaimed photographer Tim Flach explores one of the most pressing issues of our time. Traveling around the world - to settings ranging from forest to savannah to the polar seas...
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