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Kings of the Yukon: One Summer Paddling Across the Far North

ADAM WEYMOUTH · Little, Brown and Company
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

One man's thrilling and transporting journey by canoe across Alaska in search of the king salmonThe Yukon river is 2,000 miles long, the longest stretch of free-flowing river in the United States. In this riveting examination of one of the last wild places on earth, Adam Weymouth canoes...
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DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: California

DK Travel · DK Eyewitness Travel
Pages: 632
Format: Paperback

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: California will lead you straight to the best attractions California has to offer and provides the insider travel tips you need, whether you're making the most of the nightlife or exploring historic towns and museums. Fully illustrated, it covers all the major...
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The Truth About Animals: Stoned Sloths, Lovelorn Hippos, and Other Tales from the Wild Side of Wildlife

LUCY COOKE · Basic Books
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

Mary Roach meets Sam Kean and Bill Bryson in this uproarious tour of the basest instincts and biggest mysteries of the animal worldHumans have gone to the Moon and discovered the Higgs boson, but when it comes to understanding animals, we've still got a long way to go. Whether we're seeing...
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The Seabird's Cry: The Lives and Loves of the Planet's Great Ocean Voyagers

ADAM NICOLSON · Henry Holt and Co.
Pages: 416
Format: Hardcover

Life itself could never have been sustainable without seabirds. As Adam Nicolson writes: "They are bringers of fertility, the deliverers of life from ocean to land."A global tragedy is unfolding. Even as we are coming to understand them, the number of seabirds on our planet is in freefall,...
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Seeds of Hope: Wisdom and Wonder from the World of Plants

Jane Goodall · Grand Central Publishing
Format: Hardcover

Renowned naturalist and bestselling author Jane Goodall examines the critical role that trees and plants play in our world. In her wise and elegant new book, Jane Goodall blends her experience in nature with her enthusiasm for botany to give readers a deeper understanding of the world around...
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H Is for Hawk

Helen Macdonald · Grove Press
Pages: 300
Format: Print book

One of the New York Times Book Review's 10 Best Books of the YearON MORE THAN 25 BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR LISTS: including TIME (#1 Nonfiction Book) , NPR, O, The Oprah Magazine (10 Favorite Books) , Vogue (Top 10) , Vanity Fair, Washington Post, Boston Globe, Chicago Tribune, Seattle...
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Still Waters: The Secret World of Lakes

Curt Stager · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

A fascinating exploration of lakes around the world, from Walden Pond to the Dead Sea.More than a century and a half have passed since Walden was first published, and the world is now a very different place. Lakes are changing rapidly, not because we are separate from nature but because...
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Ultimate Encyclopedia of Cats, Cat Breeds and Cat Care

Alan Edwards · Anness
Format: Paperback

This comprehensive book brings together in one indispensable volume the very latest veterinary-approved advice on cat care and the most up-to-date coverage of the world's cat breeds. There is advice on choosing and buying a cat, inoculations for kittens, and providing a safe environment...
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Mousy Cats and Sheepish Coyotes: The Science of Animal Personalities

John Shivik · Beacon Press
Pages: 216
Format: Hardcover

A wildlife expert explores what science tells us about animals as unique individuals and why animal personality matters for the human-animal bond and for adaptation in nature.Why are some cats cuddly and others standoffish? Why are some dogs adventuresome, others homebodies? As any pet owner...
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The Great Sea: A Human History of the Mediterranean

David Abulafia · Oxford University Press; 1ST edition
Format: Hardcover

Connecting Europe, Asia, and Africa, the Mediterranean Sea has been for millennia the place where religions, economies, and political systems met, clashed, influenced and absorbed one another. In this brilliant and expansive book, David Abulafia offers a fresh perspective by focusing on the sea itself...
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Care for a Kitten

Stephanie Bearce · Mitchell Lane Publishers
Format: Book

Are you looking for a unique pet? You may just want to consider owning one of nature s most playful creatures the kitten. Kittens are very cute, and have agile bodies that enable them to safely jump from high places. They are very entertaining and like to chase balls of yarn and play on scratching...
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Gotham Unbound: The Ecological History of Greater New York

Ted Steinberg · Simon & Schuster; Reprint edition
Format: Paperback

Winner of the 2015 PROSE Award for US History A fascinating, encyclopedic historyof greater New York City through an ecological lens Publishers Weekly, starred review—the sweeping story of one of the most man-made spots on earth. Gotham Unbound recounts the four-century history of how hundreds...
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The Weather Detective: Rediscovering Nature's Secret Signs

PETER WOHLLEBEN · Dutton
Pages: 208
Format: Hardcover

The internationally bestselling author of The Hidden Life of Trees shows how we can decipher nature's secret signs by studying the weather.The internationally bestselling author of The Hidden Life of Trees shows how we can decipher nature's secret signs by studying the weather.In this first-ever...
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When the last lion roars : how the king of the beasts was brought to the brink

Sara Evans · Bloomsbury Wildlife
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

The 2015 killing of a much-loved lion called Cecil by an American big-game hunter in Zimbabwe sparked international outrage. It also drew world attention to shrinking numbers of the 'king of the beasts' and and the facts that humans continue to hunt them for sport. There are no lions left...
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Rise of the Necrofauna: The Science, Ethics, and Risks of De-Extinction

Britt Wray · Greystone Books
Pages: 293
Format: Hardcover

Jurassic Park meets The Sixth Extinction in Rise of the Necrofauna, a provocative look at de-extinction from acclaimed documentarist and science writer Britt Wray.A captivating whirlwind tour through the birth and early life of the scientific idea known as "de-extinction." - Beth...
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