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What We Leave Behind

Derrick Jensen · Seven Stories Press
Pages: 453
Format: Paperback

What We Leave Behind is a piercing, impassioned guide to living a truly responsible life on earth. Human waste, once considered a gift to the soil, has become toxic material that has broken the essential cycle of decay and regeneration. Here, award-winning author Derrick Jensen and activist...
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Citizens of the Sea: Wondrous Creatures From the Census of Marine Life

Nancy Knowlton · National Geographic
Format: Hardcover

The astonishing diversity of ocean life will wow you in this riveting book, perfect for all ages, by marine scientist Nancy Knowlton. Citizens of the Sea reveals the most intriguing organisms in the ocean, captured in action by skilled underwater photographers from National Geographic...
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How the World Breaks Life in Catastrophe's Path, from the Caribbean to Siberia

Stan Cox · New Press
Pages: 384
Format: Print book

We ve always lived on a dangerous planet, but its disasters aren t what they used to be. "How the World Breaks" gives us a breathtaking new view of crisis and recovery on the unstable landscapes of the Earth s hazard zones. Father and son authors Stan and Paul Cox take us to the explosive...
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The Man Who Caught the Storm: The Life of Legendary Tornado Chaser Tim Samaras

Brantley Hargrove · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

A tale of obsession and daring. A contest between humankind and nature's fiercest phenomenon. The saga of the greatest storm chaser who ever lived.At the turn of the twenty-first century, the tornado was one of the last true mysteries of the modern world. It was a monster that ravaged the American...
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Urban Forests: A Natural History of Trees and People in the American Cityscape

Jill Jonnes · Viking
Pages: 416
Format: Print book

A celebration of urban trees and the Americans - presidents, plant explorers, visionaries, citizen activists, scientists, nurserymen, and tree nerds - whose arboreal passions have shaped and ornamented the nation's cities, from Jefferson's day to the present Nature's largest...
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Water in Plain Sight: Hope for a Thirsty World

Judith D Schwartz · St Martin'S Press
Pages: 256
Format: Print book

Water scarcity is on everyone's mind. Long taken for granted, water availability has entered the realm of economics, politics, and people's food and lifestyle choices. But as anxiety mounts - even as a swath of California farmland has been left fallow and extremist groups worldwide...
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My Chickens and I

Isabella Rossellini · Abrams Image
Pages: 112
Format: Hardcover

In this delightful illustrated book, actress and filmmaker Isabella Rossellini shares her newfound passion for raising chickens. When a cardboard carton dotted with airholes arrived at her door, Rossellini expected to welcome 38 yellow chicks to her Long Island farm. Much to her surprise,...
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The Perfect Puppy

Gwen Bailey · Firefly Books
Pages: 207
Format: Paperback

Highly regarded dog behaviorist Gwen Bailey shares her proven system of training a puppy. Gwen Bailey's bestselling puppy care guide has helped hundreds of thousands of owners throughout the world raise a problem-free dog. It is now updated with the latest findings in canine behavior...
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Botanical Sketchbooks

Helen Bynum · Princeton Architectural Press
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

Recording the world of plant and animal life and documenting the strange beauty of the natural world have been human passions ever since the first cave paintings. While there are many histories of botanical art featuring beautiful paintings and finished drawings, the artists' preparatory...
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Being a Dog: Following the Dog Into a World of Smell

Alexandra Horowitz · Scribner
Pages: 336
Format: Print book

Alexandra Horowitz, the author of the lively, highly informative New York Times bestselling blockbuster Inside of a Dog, explains how dogs perceive the world through their most spectacular organ - the nose - and how we humans can put our under-used sense of smell to work in surprising ways.To...
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Texts from Dog

October Jones · Mariner Books
Format: Print book

My dog sends me texts. Yeah. It’s weird. When October Jones figured out he could send text messages to himself on his mobile phone, he naturally decided that the best use of this discovery was to send passive-aggressive messages to himself under the guise of his bulldog. And so the exasperating,...
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The Tyrannosaur Chronicles: The Biology of the Tyrant Dinosaurs

David Hone · Bloomsbury Sigma
Pages: 304
Format: Print book

'Gripping and wonderfully informative' Tom Holland, New Statesman Adored by children and adults alike, Tyrannosaurus is the most famous dinosaur in the world, one that pops up again and again in pop culture, often battling other beasts such as King Kong, Triceratops or velociraptors in Jurassic...
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Sharing the Common Pool: Water Rights in the Everyday Lives of Texans

Charles R Porter Jr. · Texas A&M University Press
Pages: 247
Format: Print book

If all the people, municipalities, agencies, businesses, power plants, and other entities that think they have a right to the water in Texas actually tried to exercise those rights, there would not be enough water to satisfy all claims, no matter how legitimate. In Sharing the Common Pool:...
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Complete Cat Care: What Every Cat Owner Needs to Know

Bruce Fogle · Mitchell Beazley; 1 edition
Format: Paperback

Playing with our cats, feeding them, grooming them, training them, even protecting them gives us rich emotional rewards. The continuation of this happy relationship is what this go-to guide is all about.Bruce Fogle, an internationally renowned veterinarian, begins by explaining the character...
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Where the Animals Go: Tracking Wildlife with Technology in 50 Maps and Graphics

JAMES CHESHIRE · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 192
Format: Hardcover

"Where the Animals Go is beautiful and thrilling, a combination of the best in science and exposition, and a joy to study cover to cover." -- Edward O. Wilson, University Research Professor Emeritus, Harvard UniversityFor thousands of years, tracking animals meant following footprints....
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