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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 Birds of Pandemonium

Michele Raffin · Algonquin Books
Format: Hardcover

A remarkable book. Reading about the birds of Pandemonium will make you laugh and cry it will make you see more clearly the need to take care of our planet and it will confirm that one person with a passion can make a difference. —Jeff Corwin, nature conservationist and host of Animal...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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