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Everglades: America's Wetland

Mac Stone · University Press of Florida
Format: Hardcover

"Fervent and stirring." - David Yarnold, president and CEO, National Audubon Society "Stone's spectacular photography captures the splendor of America's Everglades. His remarkable book is convincing proof that our nation cannot risk losing this unique natural wonder."...
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Time Travel and Warp Drives: A Scientific Guide to Shortcuts through Time and Space

Allen Everett · University Of Chicago Press
Format: Hardcover

To see video demonstrations of key concepts from the book, please visit this website: http://www.press.uchicago.edu/sites/timewarp.index.html. Sci-fi makes it look so easy. Receive a distress call from Alpha Centauri? No problem: punch the warp drive and you're there in minutes. Facing...
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The Reef: A Passionate History: The Great Barrier Reef from Captain Cook to Climate Change

Iain McCalman · Scientific Amer Books
Pages: 336
Format: Print book

Stretching 1,400 miles along the Australian coast and visible from space, the Great Barrier Reef is home to three thousand individual reefs, more than nine hundred islands, and thousands of marine species, and has alternately been viewed as a deadly maze, an economic bounty, a scientific...
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The Freshwater Fish Cookbook: More than 200 Ways to Cook Your Catch

A. D. Livingston · Lyons Press; 1st edition
Format: Print book

Book annotation not available for this title.Title: The Freshwater Fish CookbookAuthor: Livingston, A. D.Publisher: Globe Pequot PrPublication Date: 2008/11/18Number of Pages: 180Binding Type: PAPERBACKLibrary of Congress: 2008020204
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100 Heartbeats: The Race to Save Earth's Most Endangered Species

Jeff Corwin · Rodale Books; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

Its no secret that our planet--and the delicate web of ecosystems that comprise it--is in crisis. Environmental threats such as climate change, pollution, habitat loss, and land degradation threaten the survival of thousands of plant and animal species each day. In 100 Heartbeats, conservationist...
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Skyfaring: A Journey with a Pilot

Mark Vanhoenacker · Chatto & Windus
Format: Paperback

A longhaul airline pilot recaptures the wonder of flight for the modern traveller.      Turn your mind back to when you first flew. When you first left the Earth, and travelled high and fast above its turning arc. When you looked down on a new world, captured simply...
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Gifts of the Crow: How Perception, Emotion, and Thought Allow Smart Birds to Behave Like Humans

John Marzluff Ph.D. · Atria Books; 1 edition
Format: Hardcover

CROWS ARE MISCHIEVOUS, playful, social, and passionate. They have brains that are huge for their body size and exhibit an avian kind of eloquence. They mate for life and associate with relatives and neighbors for years. And because they often live near people—in our gardens, parks,...
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Naturalists in Paradise: Wallace, Bates and Spruce in the Amazon

John Hemming · Thames & Hudson; 1 edition
Format: Hardcover

The thrilling stories of the three pioneering English naturalists' explorations and discoveries in the world's richest ecosystem One hundred and fifty years ago, the young naturalists Alfred Wallace, Henry Walter Bates, and Richard Spruce were on a journey. Their destination, Amazonia...
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Seven Flowers: And How They Shaped Our World

Jennifer Potter · Overlook Books
Format: Hardcover

The lotus. The lily. The sunflower. The opium poppy. The rose. The tulip. The orchid. Seven flowers, each with its own story full of surprises and secrets, each affecting the world around us in subtle but powerful ways. But what is the nature of their power and how did it develop? Why have...
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Science Ink: Tattoos of the Science Obsessed

Carl Zimmer · Sterling, 2014.
Pages: 271
Format: Paperback

Body art meets popular science in this elegant, mind-blowing collection, written by renowned science writer Carl Zimmer. Showcasing hundreds of eye-catching tattoos that pay tribute to various scientific disciplines, from evolutionary biology and neuroscience to mathematics and astrophysics,...
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Empire of the Beetle: How Human Folly and a Tiny Bug Are Killing North America's Great Forests

Andrew Nikiforuk · Greystone Books; First Edition edition
Format: Paperback

Beginning in the late 1980s, a series of improbable bark beetle outbreaks unsettled iconic forests and communities across western North America. An insect the size of a rice kernel eventually killed more than 30 billion pine and spruce trees from Alaska to New Mexico. Often appearing in masses...
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The Health of Nations: The Campaign to End Polio and Eradicate Epidemic Diseases

Karen Bartlett · Oneworld Publications
Pages: 294
Format: Hardcover

"Anyone interested in public health and its interface with politics will find both hope and frustration here. A fascinating look at epidemiology and the challenges that public health workers face." -- Library JournalWhat would a world without disease look like? With the victory...
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Almost Chimpanzee: Searching for What Makes Us Human, in Rainforests, Labs, Sanctuaries, and Zoos

Jon Cohen · Times Books
Format: Book

How are we different from chimps? Scientists have focused on the similarities between the two species, when in fact it is an understanding of their differences that can reveal "what, exactly, it means to be human." Cohen's survey spans investigations into the chimp genome,...
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