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Wine to Water: A Bartender's Quest to Bring Clean Water to the World

Doc Hendley · Avery; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

The captivating story of an ordinary bartender who's changing the world through clean water. Doc Hendley never set out to be a hero. In 2004, Hendley-a small- town bartender- launched a series of wine-tasting events to raise funds for clean-water projects and to bring awareness to the world's...
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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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The Weather Detective: Rediscovering Nature's Secret Signs

PETER WOHLLEBEN · Dutton
Pages: 208
Format: Hardcover

The internationally bestselling author of The Hidden Life of Trees shows how we can decipher nature's secret signs by studying the weather.The internationally bestselling author of The Hidden Life of Trees shows how we can decipher nature's secret signs by studying the weather.In this first-ever...
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Birds of the Photo Ark

Joel Sartore · National Geographic
Pages: 240
Format: Hardcover

For avian enthusiasts, from armchair observers to dedicated life-listers, this brilliant book from acclaimed National Geographic photographer Joel Sartore celebrates the beauty of all birds, great and small.This elegantly packaged celebration of birds from around the world unites incredible...
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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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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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Asteroid Hunters

Carrie Nugent · Simon & Schuster/ TED
Pages: 128
Format: Hardcover

For the first time, scientists could have the knowledge to prevent a natural disaster epic in scale - an asteroid hitting the earth and in this exciting, adventuresome book, Carrie Nugent explains how.What are asteroids, and where do they come from? And, most urgently: Are they going to hit the Earth?...
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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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