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The Best Cat Book Ever: Super-Amazing, 100% Awesome

Kate Funk · St. Martin's Griffin; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

What's more super-amazing, more awesome than a cat dressed up as:- A Unicorn- A Lumberjack- The Abominable Snowman - A Ninja...Nothing--that's what! The Best Cat Book Ever features the super-amazing, 100% awesome AC the cat in tons of purrrrfectly hilarious costumes. But really,...
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A Sparrowhawk's Lament How British Breeding Birds of Prey Are Faring.

David Cobham · Princeton Univ Pr
Pages: 272
Format: Print book

Britain is home to fifteen species of breeding birds of prey, from the hedgerow-hopping Sparrowhawk to the breathtaking White-tailed Eagle. In this handsomely illustrated book, acclaimed British filmmaker and naturalist David Cobham offers unique and deeply personal insights into Britain's...
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Pit Bull: The Battle over an American Icon

Bronwen Dickey · Alfred A. Knopf
Pages: 330
Format: Print book

The hugely illuminating story of how a popular breed of dog became the most demonized and supposedly the most dangerous of dogs - and what role humans have played in the transformation. When Bronwen Dickey brought her new dog home, she saw no traces of the infamous viciousness in her affectionate,...
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Aloft : a meditation on pigeons & pigeon-flying.

Stephen Bodio · W W Norton
Pages: 84
Format: Print book

"The humble pigeon is anything but "common" to those who know the true nature of these birds. This bird is so enamored by some that, for over six thousand years, people have devoted themselves to the art of pigeon flying and pigeon breeding. Across the world, from the cities...
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A Field Philosopher's Guide to Fracking: How One Texas Town Stood Up to Big Oil and Gas

Adam Briggle · Liveright Publishing Corporation
Pages: 336
Format: Print book

From the front lines of the fracking debate, a "field philosopher" explores one of our most divisive technologies.When philosophy professor Adam Briggle moved to Denton, Texas, he had never heard of fracking. Only five years later he would successfully lead a citizens' initiative...
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Geek Heresy: Rescuing Social Change from the Cult of Technology

Kentaro Toyama · PublicAffairs
Format: Hardcover

In 2004, Kentaro Toyama, an award-winning computer scientist, moved to India to start a new research group for Microsoft. Its mission: to explore novel technological solutions to the world's persistent social problems. Together with his team, he invented electronic devices for under-resourced...
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Of Orcas and Men: What Killer Whales Can Teach Us

David Neiwert · Overlook
Pages: 305
Format: Print book

A celebrated journalist's eye-opening history of orcas, and an exploration of their relationship with human beings, Of Orcas and Men does for whales what Barry Lopez did for wolves The orca -- otherwise known as the killer whale -- is one of earth's most intelligent animals. Remarkably...
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Last Chance Mustang: The Story of One Horse, One Horseman, and One Final Shot at Redemption

Mitchell Bornstein · St. Martin's Press
Pages: 300
Format: Print book

Last Chance Mustang is the story of Samson, a formerly free-roaming, still wild-at-heart American mustang that was plucked from his mountainous Nevada home and thrown into the domestic horse world where he was brutalized and victimized. After years of abuse, Samson had evolved into a hateful...
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