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Woolly: The True Story of the De-Extinction of One of History's Most Iconic Creatures

BEN MEZRICH · Atria Books
Pages: 293
Format: Hardcover

Science fiction becomes reality in this Jurassic Park-like story of the genetic resurrection of an extinct species - the woolly mammoth - by the bestselling author of The Accidental Billionaires and The 37th Parallel."With his knack for turning narrative nonfiction into stories worthy...
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The Man Who Caught the Storm: The Life of Legendary Tornado Chaser Tim Samaras

Brantley Hargrove · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

A tale of obsession and daring. A contest between humankind and nature's fiercest phenomenon. The saga of the greatest storm chaser who ever lived.At the turn of the twenty-first century, the tornado was one of the last true mysteries of the modern world. It was a monster that ravaged the American...
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Vulture: The Private Life of an Unloved Bird

Katie Fallon · Foreedge
Pages: 248
Format: Hardcover

Turkey vultures, the most widely distributed and abundant scavenging birds of prey on the planet, are found from central Canada to the southern tip of Argentina, and nearly everywhere in between. In the United States we sometimes call them buzzards; in parts of Mexico the name is aura cabecirroja,...
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Wolf Nation: The Life, Death, and Return of Wild American Wolves

Brenda Peterson · Da Capo Press
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

In the tradition of Peter Matthiessen's Wildlife in America or Aldo Leopold, Brenda Peterson tells the 300-year history of wild wolves in America. It is also our own history, seen through our relationship with wolves. The earliest Americans revered them. Settlers zealously exterminated...
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Emerald Labyrinth: A Scientist's Adventures in the Jungles of the Congo

Eli Greenbaum · ForeEdge
Pages: 336
Format: Paperback

Emerald Labyrinth is a scientist and adventurer's chronicle of years exploring the rainforests of sub-Saharan Africa. The richly varied habitats of the Democratic Republic of the Congo offer a wealth of animal, plant, chemical, and medical discoveries. But the country also has a deeply...
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How to Tame a Fox (and Build a Dog) : Visionary Scientists and a Siberian Tale of Jump-Started Evolution

LEE ALAN DUGATKIN · UNIV OF CHICAGO Press
Pages: 240
Format: Hardcover

Tucked away in Siberia, there are furry, four-legged creatures with wagging tails and floppy ears that are as docile and friendly as any lapdog. But, despite appearances, these are not dogs - they are foxes. They are the result of the most astonishing experiment in breeding ever undertaken...
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The Pug Who Bit Napoleon: Animal Tales of the 18th and 19th Centuries

MIMI MATTHEWS · Pen and Sword
Pages: 200
Format: Paperback

From elaborate Victorian cat funerals to a Regency era pony who took a ride in a hot air balloon, Mimi Matthews shares some of the quirkiest and most poignant animal tales of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Meet Fortune, the Pug who bit Napoleon on his wedding night, and Looty,...
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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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Wonderlandscape: Yellowstone National Park and the Evolution of an American Cultural Icon

JOHN CLAYTON · Pegasus Books
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover

An evocative blend of history and nature writing that tells the story of Yellowstone's evolving significance in American culture through the stories of ten iconic figures. Yellowstone is America's premier national park. Today is often a byword for conservation, natural beauty, and a way for everyone...
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Let Dogs Be Dogs: Understanding Canine Nature and Mastering the Art of Living with Your Dog

MONKS OF NEW SKETE · Little, Brown and Company
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

America's foremost authorities on dog care and training distill decades of experience in a comprehensive "foundational" guide for dog owners.No matter what training method or techniques you use with your dog, the training is unlikely to be optimally successful unless it is predicated...
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Never Out of Season: How Having the Food We Want When We Want It Threatens Our Food Supply and Our Future

Robert Dunn · Little
Pages: 336
Format: Print book

A Fast Food Nation for the foods we grow and depend onThe bananas we eat today aren't your parents' bananas: We eat a recognizable, consistent breakfast fruit that was standardized in the 1960s from dozens into one basic banana. But because of that, the banana we love is dangerously susceptible...
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William Wegman : being human

William Wegman · Chronicle Books
Format: Paperback

William Wegman's whimsical photographs of his Weimaraner dogs have been celebrated in the art world and enjoyed by pet lovers for nearly four decades. In this entirely new volume, renowned photography curator William A. Ewing presents more than 300 images from the artist's personal archive,...
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My European Family: The First 54,000 Years

Karin Bojs · Bloomsbury Sigma
Pages: 400
Format: Hardcover

Karin Bojs grew up in a small, broken family, and at her mother's funeral she felt this more keenly than ever. As part of the healing process, she decided to use DNA research to learn more about herself, her family, and the interconnectedness of society. She went deep in search of her genealogy,...
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The Ends of the World: Volcanic Apocalypses, Lethal Oceans, and Our Quest to Understand Earth's Past Mass Extinctions

PETER BRANNEN · Ecco
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

As new groundbreaking research suggests that climate change played a major role in the most extreme catastrophes in the planet's history, award-winning science journalist Peter Brannen takes us on a wild ride through the planet's five mass extinctions and, in the process, offers us a glimpse...
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The Wasting of Borneo: Dispatches from a Vanishing World

Alex Shoumatoff · Beacon Press
Pages: 224
Format: Print book

Acclaimed naturalist Alex Shoumatoff issues a worldwide call to protect the drastically endangered rainforests of BorneoIn this wide-ranging narrative, seasoned travel and environmental writer Alex Shoumatoff takes readers on a journey from the woods of rural New York to the rain forests...
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