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Leaving the Wild: The Unnatural History of Dogs, Cats, Cows, and Horses

GAVIN EHRINGER · Pegasus Books
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

A thought-provoking and surprising book that explores the ever-evolving relationship between humans and domesticated animals. The domestication of animals changed the course of human history. But what about the animals who abandoned their wild existence in exchange for our care and protection?...
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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 Dogist Puppies

Elias Weiss Friedman · Artisan
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

The Dogist Puppies, the follow-up to the New York Times bestseller The Dogist, is a beautiful, funny, and endearing look at puppies. And with their sweet faces, soft bellies, and oversized paws, the puppies in The Dogist Puppies make this book even more irresistible than Friedman's first...
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The Equations of Life: How Physics Shapes Evolution

Charles Cockell · Basic Books
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

A groundbreaking new view on the theory of evolution, arguing that life develops in predictable waysWe are all familiar with the popular idea of strange alien life wildly different from life on earth inhabiting other planets. Maybe it's made of silicon! Maybe it has wheels! Or maybe it doesn't....
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"Bird!": An Explanation of Hawkwatching

Brian M. Wargo · BMW
Pages: 190
Format: Paperback

"Bird!" is an existential exploration of nature through the guise of hawkwatching. And yes, hawkwatching is a thing! It is a citizen science activity that differs from typical birdwatching. Here, hawkwatchers, a mostly volunteer group, brave the elements in service of generating...
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Gentle Giants: An Emotional Face to Face with Dolphins and Whales

Isabelle Groc · White Star Publishers
Format: Book

Take an intimate look at the marine creatures dearest to us: our fellow sea-born mammals-dolphins, porpoises, and whales. Joining superb nature writing with spectacular photography, Gentle Giants surveys 80 species, explores their mysterious origins, and examines the amazing qualities cetaceans...
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The Gulf: The Making of An American Sea

Jack E Davis · Liveright
Pages: 608
Format: Hardcover

The tragic collision between civilization and nature in the Gulf of Mexico becomes a uniquely American story in this environmental epic.When painter Winslow Homer first sailed into the Gulf of Mexico, he was struck by its "special kind of providence." Indeed, the Gulf presented...
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Me and My Cat: Amazing and Endearing True Stories

Carmel Reilly · Skyhorse Publishing; 1 edition
Format: Print book

Every cat owner believes that his or her cat understands them. Every cat owner believes that cats are far more intelligent than dogs—they’re just too cool to show it. Every cat owner believes that their cat should be starring in TV commercials. Every cat owner, in short, is a cat lover. If...
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What Has Nature Ever Done for Us?: How Money Really Does Grow on Trees

Tony Juniper · Synergetic Press; North American Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

During recent years, and since 2005 in particular, the environmental debate worldwide has been dominated by climate change, carbon emissions and efforts to achieve low carbon economies. But a number of academic, technical, political, business and NGO initiatives indicate that there is a new wave...
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This Radical Land: A Natural History of American Dissent

Daegan Miller · University of Chicago Press
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

"The American people sees itself advance across the wilderness, draining swamps, straightening rivers, peopling the solitude, and subduing nature," wrote Alexis de Tocqueville in 1835. That's largely how we still think of nineteenth-century America today: a country expanding...
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Rough Beauty: Forty Seasons of Mountain Living

KAREN AUVINEN · Scribner
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

In the bestselling tradition of Cheryl Strayed's Wild and Helen MacDonald's H Is for Hawk, a stunning, inspirational memoir from an award-winning poet who ventures into the wilderness to seek answers to life's big questions and finds her way back after losing everything she thought she needed.During...
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The Trees of North America: Michaux and Redoute's American Masterpiece

David Allen Sibley · Abbeville Press Publishers
Pages: 368
Format: Print book

François André Michaux (1770-1855) was a French botanist whose work on the trees of North America gave the world's first illustrated account of American trees east of the Mississippi. From 1841 to 1849 the English botanist and one of the greatest plant explorers of North America,...
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Canary As Pets: Canary breeding, diet, cages, singing, where to buy, cost, health, lifespan, types, and more covered! The Ultimate Canary Care Guide

Lolly Brown · Nrb Publishing
Pages: 128
Format: Paperback

When you hear the word "canary" you probably think of a cheery, bright yellow bird. While this image is by no means inaccurate, canaries actually come in a wide variety of colors, patterns, and shapes. Canaries are very popular pets because they are very beautiful and the males...
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Orchid Summer: In Search of the Wildest Flowers of the British Isles

Jon L Dunn · Bloomsbury Publishing
Pages: 283
Format: Hardcover

A heady celebration of the beauty and history of the wild orchid species of the British Isles, embraced in one glorious and kaleidoscopic summer-long hunt by naturalist Jon DunnFrom the chalk downs of the south coast of England to the heathery moorland of the Shetland Isles, and from the holy...
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Bug Music: How Insects Gave Us Rhythm and Noise

David Rothenberg · St. Martin's Press
Format: Hardcover

In the spring of the cicadas in the Northeastern United States will yet again emerge from their seventeen-year cycle--the longest gestation period of any animal Those who experience this great sonic invasion compare their sense of wonder to the arrival of a comet or a solar eclipse This...
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