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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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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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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 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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Cannibalism: A Perfectly Natural History

Bill Schutt · Algonquin Books
Pages: 332
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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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 Holistic Dog: Inside the Canine Mind, Body, Spirit, Space

Laura Benko · Helios Press
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

People love their pets -- especially their dogs. They treat them as children, as part of the family. They want to do everything they can for them, including making them feel loved, welcomed, and appreciated around the house. By delving into dogs' worlds holistically through their mind,...
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National Audubon Society Field Guide to the Rocky Mountain States

Peter Alden · Knopf
Pages: 447
Format: Turtleback

The most comprehensive field guide available to the Rocky Mountain region--a portable, essential companion for visitors and residents alike--from the go-to reference source for over 18 million nature lovers.This compact volume contains:An easy-to-use field guide for identifying 1,000 of the state's...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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