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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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Underbug: An Obsessive Tale of Termites and Technology

Lisa Margonelli · Scientific American / Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

The award-winning journalist Lisa Margonelli, national bestselling author of Oil on the Brain: Petroleum's Long, Strange Trip to Your Tank, investigates the environmental and economic impact termites inflict on human societies in this fascinating examination of one of nature's most misunderstood...
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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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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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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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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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The Promise of the Grand Canyon: John Wesley Powell's Perilous Journey and His Vision for the American West

JOHN F ROSS · Viking
Pages: 400
Format: Hardcover

A timely, thrilling account of a man who, as an explorer, dared to lead the first successful expedition down the Colorado through the Grand Canyon--and, as an American visionary, waged a bitterly-contested campaign for environmental sustainability in the American West.When John Wesley Powell...
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Where the Animals Go: Tracking Wildlife with Technology in 50 Maps and Graphics

JAMES CHESHIRE · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 192
Format: Hardcover

"Where the Animals Go is beautiful and thrilling, a combination of the best in science and exposition, and a joy to study cover to cover." -- Edward O. Wilson, University Research Professor Emeritus, Harvard UniversityFor thousands of years, tracking animals meant following footprints....
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A Sideways Look at Clouds

Maria Mudd Ruth · Mountaineers Books
Pages: 206
Format: Hardcover

* Written by a critically-acclaimed natural-history author* Shares author's fun journey to understanding clouds* Written for the curious -- but non-science -- minded Author Maria Mudd Ruth fell in love with clouds the same way she stumbles into most passions: madly and unexpectedly....
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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 Immeasurable World: Journeys in Desert Places

William Atkins · Doubleday
Pages: 368
Format: Hardcover

In the classic literary tradition of Bruce Chatwin and Geoff Dyer, a rich and exquisitely written account of travels in eight deserts on five continents that evokes the timeless allure of these remote and forbidding places.One-third of the earth's surface is classified as desert. Restless,...
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Following Fifi: My Adventures Among Wild Chimpanzees: Lessons from our Closest Relatives

John Crocker · Pegasus Books
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

An exhilarating quest into a remote African forest to examine chimpanzees and understand the roots of human behavior.As a young student, John Crocker embarked on the adventure of a lifetime, spending eight months in the Gombe forest working with Jane Goodall. He followed families of wild...
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Dreaming in Turtle: A Journey Through the Passion, Profit, and Peril of Our Most Coveted Prehistoric Creatures

Peter Laufer · St. Martin's Press
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

A fascinating exploration into the world of turtles across the globe; Laufer charts the lore, love, and peril to a beloved species.Dreaming in Turtle is a compelling story of a stalwart animal prized from prehistory through to today -- an animal threatened by human greed, pragmatism, and rationalization....
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Dog Care: Feeding Your Pup a Healthy Diet and Other Dog Care Tips

Tammy Gagne · Capstone Press
Format: Book

Just like people, dogs need nutritious food and regular exercise to stay healthy and strong. Learn how to take the best possible care of your dog from tip to tail.
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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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