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A Farewell to Ice: A Report from the Arctic

P Wadhams · Oxford University Press
Pages: 256
Format: Paperback

Based on five decades of research and observation, a haunting and unsparing look at the melting ice caps, and what their disappearance will mean.Peter Wadhams has been studying ice first-hand since 1970, completing 50 trips to the world's poles and observing for himself the changes...
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How to Be a Good Creature: A Memoir in Thirteen Animals

SY MONTGOMERY · Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 208
Format: Hardcover

National Book Award finalist Sy Montgomery reflects on the personalities and quirks of 13 animals - her friends - who have profoundly affected her in this stunning, poetic, and life-affirming memoir featuring illustrations by Rebecca Green.Understanding someone who belongs to another species...
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Reading the Rocks: How Victorian Geologists Discovered the Secret of Life

Brenda Maddox · Bloomsbury USA
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

A rich and exuberant group biography of the early geologists, the people who were first to excavate from the layers of the world its buried history.The birth of geology was fostered initially by gentlemen whose wealth supported their interests, but in the nineteenth century, it was advanced...
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A Forest in the Clouds: My Year Among the Mountain Gorillas in the Remote Enclave of Dr. Dian Fossey

JOHN FOWLER · Pegasus Books
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

For the first time, a riveting insider's account of the fascinating world of Dr. Dian Fossey's mountain gorilla camp, telling the often-shocking story of the unraveling of Fossey's Rwandan facility alongside adventures tracking mountain gorillas over hostile terrain, confronting aggressive...
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Spying on Whales: The Past, Present, and Future of Earth's Most Awesome Creatures

Nicholas Pyenson · Viking
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

A dive into the secret lives of whales, from their evolutionary past to today's cutting edge of scienceWhales are among the largest, most intelligent, deepest diving species to have ever lived on our planet. They evolved from land-roaming, dog-sized creatures into animals that move like...
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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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The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2017

HOPE JAHREN · Mariner Books
Pages: 352
Format: Paperback

"Undeniably exquisite . . . Reveal[s] not only how science actually happens but also who or what propels its immutable humanity." - Maria Popova "An excellent introduction to the key issues in science today." - P. D. Smith, Guardian "[A] stellar compendium...
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Trooper: The Bobcat Who Came in from the Wild

FORREST BRYANT JOHNSON · Skyhorse Publishing
Pages: 244
Format: Hardcover

Whenever middle-aged desert tour guide Forrest Bryant Johnson went out on his daily walks into the Mojave, all was usually peaceful and serene. But one beautiful summer day in 1987, Forrest heard a cry of distress. Following the cries, he came upon a small bobcat kitten, injured, orphaned,...
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My First Summer in the Sierra and Selected Essays

John Muir · Library Of America
Pages: 354
Format: Paperback

Describing his spiritual awakening amid the mountains and valleys of central California, John Muir's My First Summer in the Sierra is, like Walden, one of the seminal texts in the literature of the American environment. It is presented here with an introduction by writer and activist...
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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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The Disaster Survival Guide: How to Prepare For and Survive Floods, Fires, Earthquakes and More

Marie D Jones · Visible Ink Press
Pages: 432
Format: Paperback

Hurricanes. Tornadoes. Floods. Wildfires. Earthquakes. Epidemics. Droughts. Landslides. Trillions of dollars in damages. Billions of people affected. Terrorist attacks. Gas explosions. Bridge collapses. Car, train, and plane crashes. These sudden and unexpected events make it feel as if chaos...
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Love of Country: A Journey through the Hebrides

Madeleine Bunting · University Of Chicago Press
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

Few landscapes are as striking as that of the Hebrides, the hundreds of small islands that speckle the waters off Scotland's northwest coast. The jagged, rocky cliffs and roiling waves serve as a reminder of the islands' dramatic geological history, inspiring awe and dread in those...
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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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Darwin's Fossils: The Collection That Shaped the Theory of Evolution

ADAM LISTER · Smithsonian Books
Pages: 160
Format: Paperback

Reveals how Darwin's study of fossils shaped his scientific thinking and led to his development of the theory of evolution.Darwin's Fossils is an accessible account of Darwin's pioneering work on fossils, his adventures in South America, and his relationship with the scientific...
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