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Megafire: The Race to Extinguish a Deadly Epidemic of Flame

Michael Kodas · Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover

A brilliant exploration of the rising phenomenon of megafires - forest fires of alarming scale, intensity, and devastation - that captures the danger and heroism of those who fight them In Megafire, a world-renowned journalist and forest fire expert travels to the most dangerous and remote...
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Their Fate Is Our Fate: How Birds Foretell Threats to Our Health and Our World

Peter Doherty · The Experiment; Reprint edition
Format: Print book

At the heart of this book by Nobel Prize–winning immunologist and professor Peter Doherty is this striking observation: Birds detect danger to our health and the environment before we do. Following a diverse cast of bird species around the world—from tufted puffins in Puget...
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K-9 Korea: The Untold Story of America's War Dogs in the Korean War

J Rachel Reed · Regnery History
Pages: 256
Format: Print book

The men of the 8125th Sentry Dog Detachment had no idea what they would find when their ship docked at Incheon, Korea. The dogs in the unit seemed even more uncertain than the men: they could smell the terror in the place. Almost immediately, these soldiers came to rely on each other - man and dog alike...
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Last Call at the Oasis: The Global Water Crisis and Where We Go from Here

Participant Media · PublicAffairs
Format: Print book

ldquoIf there was a price placed on clean water we might start treating it like it has value Maybe when itrsquos gone well realize we canrsquot drink oil or moneyrdquo mdashDave Matthews Less than percent of the worldrsquos water is fresh and potablemdashand no more will ever be available...
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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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A Dog Named Boo: How One Dog and One Woman Rescued Each Other--and the Lives They Transformed Along the Way

Lisa J. Edwards · Harlequin; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

She thought she was rescuing an abandoned puppy. Turns out, he was rescuing her.The last thing Lisa Edwards needed was a new dog. But when she came across an abandoned litter on Halloween, her heart went out to the runt who walked into walls and couldn't steady his feet. Lisa—healing...
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A Modern Dog's Life: How to Do the Best for Your Dog

Paul McGreevy PhD MRCVS · The Experiment; 1 edition
Format: Paperback

What do dogs value? Why do they get so excited by their daily walks? And why may dogs of different breeds have different needs? Veterinarian, professor of animal behavior, and dog lover Dr. Paul McGreevy answers these questions and many more. He takes readers on a walk in the paws of man’s...
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The Bond: Our Kinship with Animals, Our Call to Defend Them

Wayne Pacelle · William Morrow; 1 edition
Format: Hardcover

If the animals knew about this book they would without doubt confer on Wayne Pacelle their highest honorJane GoodallThe Bond is the best overall book on animals I have ever read Brilliant and movingJohn Mackey CEO and Co-founder of Whole Foods MarketThe Bond is at once heart-breaking and heart-warming...
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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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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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Floating Gold: A Natural

Christopher Kemp · University Of Chicago Press; First Ed., First printing edition
Format: Hardcover

“Preternaturally hardened whale dung” is not the first image that comes to mind when we think of perfume, otherwise a symbol of glamour and allure. But the key ingredient that makes the sophisticated scent linger on the skin is precisely this bizarre digestive by-product—ambergris....
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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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Nice Nosing You: For the Love of Life, Dogs and Photography

Elke Vogelsang · Hardie Grant Books, 2015.
Pages: 160
Format: Print book

From acclaimed animal photographer Elke Vogelsang comes a charming, personal collection of portraits of her three dogs - Noodles, Scout, and Ioli. ?Nice Nosing You presents Elke's expressive portraits of her much-loved dogs; a collection compiled over two years in what became a personal...
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Saved By the Sea: A Love Story with Fish

David Helvarg · Thomas Dunne Books; First Edition edition
Format: Print book

From bodysurfing in Central American war zones, diving barrier reefs with his tragically fated love, Nancy, or being bumped by a whale off Antarctica, David Helvarg has lived a life often as endangered as the ocean he now works to protect. Saved by the Sea is the story of this longtime...
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Middle Age: A Natural History

David Bainbridge · Portobello Books; Reprint edition
Format: Paperback

David Bainbridge is a vet with a particular interest in evolutionary zoology - and he has just turned forty. As well as the usual concerns about greying hair, failing eyesight and goldfish levels of forgetfulness, he finds himself pondering some bigger questions: have I come to the end of my productive...
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