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Clicker Training for Clever Cats: Learning Can Be Fun!

Martina Braun · Cadmos Books; 1 edition
Format: Paperback

There is a method of learning to which no mammal is impervious—not even cats. It is called "classical conditioning," and is used in a very specific way as part of clicker training. Every click results in something positive for the cat: a treat, a cuddle, a favorite game....
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The Weather of the Future

Heidi Cullen · Harper; 1 edition
Format: Book

From Heidi Cullen, one of America’s foremost experts on weather and climate change and a senior research scientist with Climate Central, comes The Weather of the Future, a fascinating and provocative book that predicts what different parts of the world will look like in the year 2050...
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The End of the Long Summer: Why We Must Remake Our Civilization to Survive on a Volatile Earth

Dianne Dumanoski · Crown
Format: Hardcover

For the past twelve thousand years, Earth’s stable climate has allowed human civilization to flourish. But this long benign summer is an anomaly in the Earth’s history and one that is rapidly coming to a close. The radical experiment of our modern industrial civilization is now disrupting...
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World's Ugliest Dogs

Vicki Dearmon · Globe Pequot Press; First Edition edition
Format: Paperback

This book, filled with jaw-dropping photos as well as short, humorous profiles of the dogs and their owners, captures the wacky and wonderful spirit of the contest just in time for its 25th year.
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The Thousand-Year Flood: The Ohio-Mississippi Disaster of 1937

David Welky · University Of Chicago Press
Format: Print book

In the early days of 1937, the Ohio River, swollen by heavy winter rains, began rising. And rising. And rising. By the time the waters crested, the Ohio and Mississippi had climbed to record heights. Nearly four hundred people had died, while a million more had run from their homes....
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National Parks of America

Lonely Planet. · Lonely Planet Pubns, 2016.
Pages: 328
Format: Print book

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Witness Tree: Seasons of Change with a Century-Old Oak

Lynda V Mapes · Bloomsbury USA
Pages: 240
Format: Hardcover

An intimate look at one majestic hundred-year-old oak tree through four seasons--and the reality of global climate change it reveals. In the life of this one grand oak, we can see for ourselves the results of one hundred years of rapid environmental change. It's leafing out earlier, and dropping...
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Chickens: Tending a Small-Scale Flock

Sue Weaver · Hobby Farm Press; Second Edition edition
Format: Print book

Hobby Farms Chickens: Tending a Small-Scale Flock for Pleasure and Profit is geared toward the hobby farmer looking to begin his or her own flock of chickens on a small farm or even backyard. Author Sue Weaver, who keeps various exotic breeds and countless barnies on her farm, is an expert...
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Island of the Blue Foxes: Disaster and Triumph on the World's Greatest Scientific Expedition

Stephen R. Bown · Da Capo Press
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

The story of the world's largest, longest, and best financed scientific expedition of all time, triumphantly successful, gruesomely tragic, and never before fully told The immense 18th-century scientific journey, variously known as the Second Kamchatka Expedition or the Great Northern Expedition,...
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The Crossley ID Guide: Raptors

Richard Crossley · Princeton University Press
Format: Paperback

Part of the revolutionary Crossley ID Guide series, this is the first raptor guide with lifelike scenes composed from multiple photographs--scenes that allow you to identify raptors just as the experts do. Experienced birders use the most easily observed and consistent characteristics--size,...
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Confessions of a Recovering Environmentalist and Other Essays

PAUL KINGSNORTH · Graywolf Press
Pages: 208
Format: Paperback

A provocative and urgent essay collection that asks how we can live with hope in "an age of ecocide"Paul Kingsnorth was once an activist -- an ardent environmentalist. He fought against rampant development and the depredations of a corporate world that seemed hell-bent on ignoring...
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Dolphins and Whales: Biological Guide to the Life of the Cetaceans

Maurizio Wurtz · White Star Publishers; Revised edition
Format: Paperback

The world’s cetaceans have become a symbol of the importance of successful marine conservation. Dolphins and Whales presents the latest research on these denizens of the deep, including breeding, feeding, migrating, and group behavior, accompanied by superb photographs and drawings....
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The Great Animal Orchestra: Finding the Origins of Music in the World's Wild Places

Bernie Krause · Back Bay Books; Reprint edition
Format: Print book

Musician and naturalist Bernie Krause is one of the world's leading experts in natural sound, and he's spent his life discovering and recording nature's rich chorus. Searching far beyond our modern world's honking horns and buzzing machinery, he has sought out the truly...
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Born To Be Wild: Hundreds of free nature activities for families

Hattie Garlick · Bloomsbury Publishing Plc
Pages: 256
Format: Print book

Want to save cash, your child's imagination, and possibly even the planet? This is the book you need. Packed with great photos of real families in the outdoors, Born to Be Wild contains easy-to-follow instructions for activities that require nothing more sophisticated than a child's imagination...
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The Book of Shells: A Life-Size Guide to Identifying and Classifying Six Hundred Seashells

M. G. Harasewych · University Of Chicago Press; 1 edition
Format: Hardcover

Who among us hasn’t marveled at the diversity and beauty of shells? Or picked one up, held it to our ear, and then gazed in wonder at its shape and hue? Many a lifelong shell collector has cut teeth (and toes) on the beaches of the Jersey Shore, the Outer Banks, or the coasts of Sanibel...
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