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The Inner Life of Cats: The Science and Secrets of Our Mysterious Feline Companions

Thomas McNamee · Hachette Books
Pages: 288
Format: Print book

Our feline companions are much-loved but often mysterious. In The Inner Life of Cats, Thomas McNamee blends scientific reportage with engaging, illustrative anecdotes about his own beloved cat, Augusta, to explore and illuminate the secrets and enigmas of her kind. As it begins, The Inner...
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Still Waters: The Secret World of Lakes

Curt Stager · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

A fascinating exploration of lakes around the world, from Walden Pond to the Dead Sea.More than a century and a half have passed since Walden was first published, and the world is now a very different place. Lakes are changing rapidly, not because we are separate from nature but because...
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National Geographic Traveler Costa Rica 5th Edition

CHRISTOPHER P BAKER · National Geographic
Pages: 272
Format: Paperback

Travel to Costa Rica to enjoy white-water rafting, the pristine beaches of Guanacaste, vibrant San Jose, and the Nicoya Peninsula--with National Geographic as your trusted guide.This dazzling guidebook, written by Central America travel expert Christopher P. Baker, covers all the main cities,...
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The Beachcomber's Companion: An Illustrated Guide to Collecting and Identifying Beach Treasures

Anna Marlis Burgard · Chronicle Books
Pages: 128
Format: Hardcover

Breezy, inviting, and delightful - just like a day at the beach - The Beachcomber's Companion is a charming illustrated guide to collecting and identifying shells and other coastal treasures. Each of the entries includes fascinating descriptions, fun tidbits, and detailed artwork that...
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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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Encyclopedia of Whales, Dolphins and Porpoises

Erich Hoyt · Firefly Books
Pages: 300
Format: Hardcover

In the Encyclopedia of Whales, Dolphins and Porpoises, award-winning author and whale researcher Erich Hoyt takes readers into the field for an intimate encounter with some 90 species of cetaceans that make their homes in the world's oceans. Drawing on decades of firsthand experience...
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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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The Big Ones: How Natural Disasters Have Shaped Us

LUCY JONES · Doubleday
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

By the world-renowned seismologist, a surprising history of natural disasters, their impact on our culture, and new ways of thinking about the ones to comeEarthquakes, tsunamis, hurricanes, volcanoes--these all stem from the same forces that give our planet life. It is only when they exceed...
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Furry Logic: The Physics of Animal Life

Matin Durrani · Bloomsbury SIGMA
Pages: 304
Format: Print book

The principles of physics lie behind many of the ways animals go about their daily lives. Scientists have discovered that the way cats and dogs lap up liquids can be explained by the laws of surface tension, how ants navigate is due to polarized light, and why pistol shrimps can generate...
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How to Age-Proof Your Dog: The Art and Science of Successful Canine Aging

Elizabeth U Murphy · Rowman & Littlefield
Pages: 280
Format: Print book

How to Age-Proof Your Dog: The Art and Science of Successful Canine Aging gives dog owners the information and tools they need to provide proactive and preventative health care starting early in their dog's life and continuing throughout various stages and ages. In this book, readers are instructed...
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The Bee: A Natural History

Noah Wilson-Rich · Princeton University Press; With contributions from Kelly Allin, Norman Carreck & Andrea Quigley edition
Format: Hardcover

Bees pollinate more than 130 fruit, vegetable, and seed crops that we rely on to survive. Bees are crucial to the reproduction and diversity of flowering plants, and the economic contributions of these irreplaceable insects measure in the tens of billions of dollars each year. Yet bees...
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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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Brain Games for Cats: Fun Ways to Build a Loving Bond with Your Cat Through Games and Challenges

Claire Arrowsmith · Firefly Books
Pages: 96
Format: Paperback

It's true. Cats love being with humans, and one of the best ways to strengthen that bond is to play together. Not only is playtime fun for the cat, it's a great way to provide mental and physical exercise. In Brain Games for Cats, each game or trick has been specially photographed in a step-by-step...
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The Fire Line: The Story of the Granite Mountain Hotshots

FERNANDA SANTOS · Flatiron Books
Pages: 288
Format: Paperback

"In Fernanda Santos' expert hands, the story of 19 men and a raging wildfire unfolds as a riveting, pulse-pounding account of an American tragedy; and also as a meditation on manhood, brotherhood and family love. The Fire Line is a great and deeply moving book about courageous...
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Barrier Islands of the Florida Gulf Coast Peninsula

Richard A Davis Jr. · Pineapple Press
Pages: 140
Format: Print book

With text and hundreds of figures, charts, drawings, and color photos, this book covers the long, narrow islands that run near and all along the Gulf coast of the Florida peninsula, considered by geologists to be the most complicated barrier island system in the world. These 30 islands...
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