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Extreme Weather

Dennis Mersereau · Weldon Owen
Pages: 240
Format: Paperback

Extreme weather has the ability to leave us devastated, but with the easy-to-follow Extreme Weather Survival Manual you'll be ready for anything Mother Nature throws at you. Dennis Mersereau and the editors of Outdoor Life magazine offer their life saving advice to help you survive...
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Are We Smart Enough to Know How Smart Animals Are?

Frans de Waal · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 340
Format: Print book

A New York Times Bestseller From world-renowned biologist and primatologist Frans de Waal, a groundbreaking work on animal intelligence destined to become a classic.What separates your mind from an animal's? Maybe you think it's your ability to design tools, your sense of self, or your...
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The Ultimate Guide to Dog Care: Everything You Need to Know to Keep Your Dog Happy and Healthy

Tammy Gagne · I5 Pr
Pages: 240
Format: Print book

Dogs can bring companionship, fun, and unconditional love to their owners. To reciprocate for all of the joy that a dog adds to life, dog owners need to be educated about and fully prepared for responsible ownership and care. There's a lot to know when you're a dog owner, and this...
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Beneath the Surface: Killer Whales, SeaWorld, and the Truth Beyond Blackfish

John Hargrove · Palgrave Macmillan
Pages: 264
Format: Print book

*Now a New York Times Best Seller*Over the course of two decades, John Hargrove worked with 20 different whales on two continents and at two of SeaWorld's U.S. facilities. For Hargrove, becoming an orca trainer fulfilled a childhood dream. However, as his experience with the whales deepened,...
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Peterson Field Guide to Reptiles and Amphibians of Eastern and Central North America, Fourth Edition

Robert Powell · Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 512
Format: Print book

A completely updated edition, including 122 newly recognized or recently established non-native species of reptiles and amphibians. The new edition of this definitive guide reflects 25 years' worth of changes in our knowledge of reptiles and amphibians. It includes descriptions of 122 newly...
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Lucky Dog Lessons: Train Your Dog in 7 Days

Brandon Mcmillan · HarperCollins Publishers
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

The celebrity dog trainer and Emmy-winning star of the CBS show Lucky Dog shares his training system to transform any dog - from spoiled purebred puppy to shelter-shocked rescue - into a model companion in just seven days.Each week on Lucky Dog, Brandon McMillan rescues an untrained, unwanted,...
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Collecting Rocks, Gems and Minerals: Identification, Values and Lapidary Uses

Patti Polk · Krause Publications
Pages: 352
Format: Print book

A rockhound's must-have resource! Easy to use and lavishly illustrated, this new and completely revised and expanded edition of Collecting Rocks, Gems, and Minerals is designed with beginners in mind, yet filled with valuable technical information for seasoned collectors. This guide takes...
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Walden

Henry David Thoreau · Macmillan Collector's Library
Pages: 360
Format: Hardcover

Henry Thoreau is considered, along with Edgar Allan Poe, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Walt Whitman and Nathaniel Hawthorne, as one of the leading figures in early American literature, and Walden is without doubt his most influential book. It recounts the author's experiences living in a small...
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Dog Training 101: Step-by-Step Instructions for raising a happy well-behaved dog

KYRA SUNDANCE · Quarry Books
Pages: 175
Format: Paperback

Sit! Stay! It's easy with Dog Training 101Using a visually driven, playful presentation, Dog Training 101 offers step-by-step instructions every dog owner needs and wants to know as you care for and raise your canine best friend. From basic commands like sit, stay, and come to everything...
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Birds: Myth, Lore and Legend

Rachel Warren-Chadd · Bloomsbury Natural History
Pages: 304
Format: Print book

Why are owls regarded either as wise or as harbingers of doom? What gave rise to the fanciful belief that storks bring babies? Why is the eagle associated with victory, or the hummingbird with paradise? The answers are here in this new and engaging book. By re-telling the many legends,...
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The World Encyclopedia of Animals: An Expert Reference Guide To 350 Amphibians, Reptiles And Mammals From Every Continent, With Over 500 Illustrations

Tom Jackson · Lorenz Books
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

A comprehensive directory of animals around the world, with a scientific introduction and detailed illustrations.
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Animal Madness: How Anxious Dogs, Compulsive Parrots, and Elephants in Recovery Help Us Understand Ourselves

Laurel Braitman · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 373
Format: Book

** "Science Friday" Summer Reading Pick** **Discover magazine Top 5 Summer Reads****People magazine Best Summer Reads** "[A] lovely, big-hearted book ... brimming with compassion and the tales of the many, many humans who devote their days to making animals well." - The New York...
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The Dragon Behind the Glass: A True Story of Power, Obsession, and the World's Most Coveted Fish

Emily Voigt · Scribner
Pages: 319
Format: Print book

A riveting journey into the bizarre world of the Asian arowana or "dragon fish" - the world's most expensive aquarium fish - reveals a surprising history with profound implications for the future of wild animals and human beings alike.A young man is murdered for his prized pet fish....
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Bugs Up Close: A Magnified Look at the Incredible World of Insects

Lars-Åke Janzon · Skyhorse Publishing; Reprint edition
Format: Hardcover

Take a close-up look into a world youve never noticed. Bugs are usually so small that we hardly notice them, let alone think of them as living beings. But call upon the magnifying glass, and a shapeless jumble of legs, wings, and antennae suddenly start staring back at us. About percent...
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Butterflies: A Complete Guide to Their Biology and Behavior

Dick Vane-Wright · Comstock Publishing
Pages: 128
Format: Paperback

Butterflies immediately catch our attention with their beautiful wing patterns and colors. They exemplify metamorphosis with the creeping caterpillar transforming into a soaring butterfly. They have also come to be creatures of science, revealing much to biologists about evolution and the ecological...
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A Buzz in the Meadow: The Natural History of a French Farm

Dave Goulson · Picador USA
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

A CONSERVATIONIST'S DEEPLY PERSONAL AND FASCINATING REFLECTION ON OWNING AND REVITALIZING A FARM IN RURAL FRANCEA Sting in the Tale, Dave Goulson's account of a lifetime studying bees, was a powerful call to arms for nature lovers everywhere. Brilliantly reviewed, it was shortlisted...
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Forager's Cocktails: Botanical Mixology with Fresh, Natural Ingredients

Amy Zavatto · Sterling Publishing (NY)
Pages: 144
Format: Hardcover

From farmers' markets to speakeasies, delectable drinks made from foraged and grown ingredients are the latest trend to hit mixology. Full of mouth-watering color photos, this handy guide to imbibing the great outdoors offers 40 inspiring recipes, divided into seasons, as well as tips...
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Being a Beast: Adventures Across the Species Divide

Charles Foster · Metropolitan Books
Pages: 256
Format: Print book

A passionate naturalist explores what it's really like to be an animal -- by living like themHow can we ever be sure that we really know the other? To test the limits of our ability to inhabit lives that are not our own, Charles Foster set out to know the ultimate other: the non-humans,...
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Dream Treehouses: Extraordinary Designs from Concept to Completion

Sonia Buchard · Abrams
Pages: 239
Format: Print book

French design company La Cabane Perchée pres­ents 40 extraordinary treehouses designed and built by the acclaimed team. Featuring houses in France, Switzerland, Belgium, Denmark, Russia, Italy, Spain, and the United States, Dream Treehouses showcases both exterior and interior images...
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Stories in the Stars: An Atlas of Constellations

Susanna Hislop · Penguin Books
Pages: 224
Format: Hardcover

A beautifully illustrated Penguin Hardcover that invites readers to travel the night sky and discover the universe of stories in the stars To those who can decipher it, the night sky is alive with gods and goddesses, animals and mythical creatures - an endless carnival played out in shining...
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Beyond Words: What Animals Think and Feel

Carl Safina · Picador Usa
Pages: 496
Format: Print book

I wanted to know what they were experiencing, and why to us they feel so compelling, and so-close. This time I allowed myself to ask them the question that for a scientist was forbidden fruit: Who are you? Weaving decades of field observations with exciting new discoveries about the brain,...
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Total Cat Mojo: The Ultimate Guide to Life with Your Cat

JACKSON GALAXY · TarcherPerigee
Pages: 224
Format: Paperback

This comprehensive cat care guide from the star of the hit Animal Planet show "My Cat from Hell," Jackson Galaxy, shows us how to eliminate feline behavioral problems by understanding cats' instinctive behavior.Cat Mojo is the confidence that cats exhibit when they are at ease...
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Big Chicken: The Incredible Story of How Antibiotics Created Modern Agriculture and Changed the Way the World Eats

MARYN MCKENNA · National Geographic
Pages: 400
Format: Hardcover

In this eye-opening exposé, acclaimed health journalist and National Geographic contributor Maryn McKenna documents how antibiotics transformed chicken from local delicacy to industrial commodity - and human health threat - uncovering the ways we can make America's favorite meat safer...
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Afterglow

EILEEN MYLES · Grove Press
Pages: 224
Format: Hardcover

Prolific and widely renowned, Eileen Myles is a trailblazer whose decades of literary and artistic work "set a bar for openness, frankness, and variability few lives could ever match" (New York Review of Books) . This newest book paints a kaleidoscopic portrait of a beloved...
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Attracting Wildlife to Your Backyard: Month-by-month projects for family fun

Marcus Schneck · Cool Springs Press
Format: Print book

Make your backyard the best little wildlife sanctuary on the block. There are many ways to attract birds and butterflies to your backyard—and a lot of them work, giving us all a chance to enjoy these beautiful, coveted creatures. But have you ever tried to tempt a turtle, lure...
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Catify to Satisfy: Simple Solutions for Creating a Cat-Friendly Home

Jackson Galaxy · Tarcher
Pages: 272
Format: Paperback

In this book, Jackson Galaxy, star of Animal Planet's hit show My Cat from Hell, and Kate Benjamin, cat design wizard, show cat guardians everywhere how to use home design tricks to address everyday cat care issues. Does your feline friend like to pee everywhere but in his or her litter...
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How earth works

Quarto Publishing. · Chartwell Books
Pages: 256
Format: Print book

Covers animals, climate samples, earth history, biomes, volcanoes, geology, water, radiation, earthquake samples, plant samples, and so much more Will teach you how continents move. Show how mountains are built and then eroded away. Follows our world on her ever-changing journey in slow...
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Basic Illustrated Animal Tracks

Jonathan Hanson · Falcon Pr Pub Co
Pages: 112
Format: Print book

For a generation, the Basic Illustrated series has been as much a part of the outdoors experience as backpacks and hiking boots. Information-packed tools for the novice or handy references for the veteran, these volumes distill years of knowledge into affordable and portable books. Whether...
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National Geographic The Photo Ark: One Man's Quest to Document the World's Animals

Joel Sartore · National Geographic
Pages: 399
Format: Hardcover

The lush and unique photography in this book represents National Geographic's Photo Ark, a major initiative and lifelong project by photographer Joel Sartore to make portraits of the world's animals - especially those that are endangered. His powerful message, conveyed with humor, compassion,...
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Asteroid Hunters

Carrie Nugent · Simon & Schuster/ TED
Pages: 128
Format: Hardcover

For the first time, scientists could have the knowledge to prevent a natural disaster epic in scale - an asteroid hitting the earth and in this exciting, adventuresome book, Carrie Nugent explains how.What are asteroids, and where do they come from? And, most urgently: Are they going to hit the Earth?...
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Cat Shaming

Pedro Andrade · Andrews Mcmeel
Pages: 192
Format: Print book

Dog Shaming:now for Cats! Cat Shaming is a humorous book filled with pictures of unapologetic, darling cats that are being shamed for their misdeeds.What happens when your cat makes a mistake like ruining something valuable or going outside the litter box? You can't ground or take...
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DIY for Your Dog: 30 Toys, Treats, and Treasures to Make

Rachelle Blondel · Harry N. Abrams
Pages: 109
Format: Hardcover

Full of handmade goodness meant to be chewed, rummaged in, chased around, and worn proudly, DIY for Your Dog is a treasury of delightful DIY projects to make for your furry companions. Suitable for all breeds, from Chihuahuas to Great Danes, these sweet and easy projects are presented in four...
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Basic Illustrated Medicinal Plants

Jim Meuninck · Falcon Guides; First edition
Format: Book

An information-packed tool for the novice or handy reference for the veteran. Distills years of knowledge into an affordable and portable book. With this  guide, youll discover how to identify medicinal plants in the contiguous United States.,
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The Hidden Life of Trees: What They Feel, How They Communicate—Discoveries From a Secret World

Peter Wohlleben · David Suzuki Institute
Pages: 272
Format: Print book

A forester's fascinating stories, supported by the latest scientific research, reveal the extraordinary world of forests and illustrate how trees communicate and care for each other. In "The Hidden Life of Trees, " Peter Wohlleben shares his deep love of woods and forests and explains...
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Integrative Health Care for Dogs & Cats: A Guide to a Healthier Life through Nutrition, Holistic Care, and High-Tech Solutions

GARY RICHTER · Hay House, Inc.
Pages: 1
Format: Paperback

As a holistic veterinarian and scientist, Dr. Gary Richter helps dog and cat owners to navigate the thicket of treatment options and separate the fact from the fiction. He wants us to use what actually works, not just what Western science or alternative medicine say "should" work....
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Feathers: Displays of Brilliant Plumage

Robert Clark · Chronicle Books
Pages: 176
Format: Print book

Exquisite images from award-winning National Geographic photographer Robert Clark offer a captivating perspective on the vast beauty and myriad functions of a seemingly simple thing: the bird feather. Each detailed close-up is paired with informative text about the utility and evolution...
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Dr. Pitcairn's Complete Guide to Natural Health for Dogs & Cats (4th Edition)

Richard H Pitcairn · Rodale
Pages: 512
Format: Paperback

For more than 30 years, Dr. Pitcairn's Complete Guide to Natural Health for Dogs & Cats has been the go-to resource for health-conscious animal lovers. This fourth edition is updated with the latest information in natural pet health, including groundbreaking research on the benefits...
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Being a Dog: Following the Dog Into a World of Smell

Alexandra Horowitz · Scribner
Pages: 336
Format: Print book

Alexandra Horowitz, the author of the lively, highly informative New York Times bestselling blockbuster Inside of a Dog, explains how dogs perceive the world through their most spectacular organ - the nose - and how we humans can put our under-used sense of smell to work in surprising ways.To...
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Do Unto Animals: A Friendly Guide to How Animals Live, and How We Can Make Their Lives Better

Tracey Stewart · Artisan
Pages: 199
Format: Print book

#1 New York Times bestseller and USA Today bestseller The more we know about the animals in our world and the better we care for them, the better our lives will be. Former veterinary technician and animal advocate Tracey Stewart understands this better than most - and she's on a mission...
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CatWise: America's Favorite Cat Expert Answers Your Cat Behavior Questions

Pam Johnson-Bennett · Penguin Books
Pages: 352
Format: Print book

Top feline behavior expert (and author of Penguin's bestselling Think Like a Cat and Cat vs. Cat) answers the 150 questions most often asked by puzzled cat owners.Even those of us who have lived with and loved our cats for decades are constantly stymied by their seemingly inexplicable...
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Fun and Games for a Smarter Dog: 50 Great Brain Games to Engage Your Dog

Sophie Collins · Lumina Media
Pages: 192
Format: Print book

Mental exercise provides just as many benefits for dogs as physical exercise does. But once you have basic training - sit, down, come, stay - under your belt, what can you do to build your dog's brainpower? Take your pup's repertoire of skills to the next level with an array of games...
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Boundless: Tracing Land and Dream in a New Northwest Passage

Kathleen Winter · Counterpoint LLC
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

In 2010, bestselling author Kathleen Winter (Annabel) embarked on a journey across the storied Northwest Passage, among marine scientists, historians, archaeologists, anthropologists, and curious passengers. From Greenland to Baffin Island and all along the passage, Winter bears witness...
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Birds: The Art of Ornithology

Jonathan Elphick · Rizzoli
Format: Hardcover

This remarkably beautiful volume gathers together a selection of the most important and vibrant ornithological art from London’s Natural History Museum. Birds tells the remarkable story of the development of ornithological art through the ages, from the earliest images of birds in the Renaissance,...
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Pit Bull: The Battle over an American Icon

Bronwen Dickey · Alfred A. Knopf
Pages: 330
Format: Print book

The hugely illuminating story of how a popular breed of dog became the most demonized and supposedly the most dangerous of dogs - and what role humans have played in the transformation. When Bronwen Dickey brought her new dog home, she saw no traces of the infamous viciousness in her affectionate,...
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Environmental Protection: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Pamela Hill · Oxford University Press
Pages: 256
Format: Paperback

Although climate change and pollution make near-daily appearances in the news, humans have not always recognized that the environment needs to be protected. Only after the publication of Rachel Carson's Silent Spring in 1962 did environmental protection became a political and social...
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David Bellamy's Arctic Light: Painting Watercolours in a Frozen Wilderness

David Bellamy · Search Press
Pages: 176
Format: Hardcover

This book is the culmination of various expeditions made by well-known artist and bestselling author David Bellamy to his beloved Arctic. His descriptions of his travels, written from an artist's point of view, vividly bring to life the challenges he faced when painting outdoors in one of the harshest...
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What a Fish Knows: The Inner Lives of Our Underwater Cousins

Jonathan Balcombe · Scientific American/Farrar
Pages: 288
Format: Print book

Do fishes think? Do they really have three-second memories? And can they recognize the humans who peer back at them from above the surface of the water? In "What a Fish Knows, " the myth-busting ethologist Jonathan Balcombe addresses these questions and more, taking us under the sea,...
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The Global Water Crisis: A Reference Handbook

David E. Newton · ABC-CLIO
Pages: 354
Format: Hardcover

Human society depends on sufficient clean water. In many parts of the world, however, this most basic commodity is in very short supply. Even in developed, first-world nations, climate change and other factors have begun to create alarming water supply issues. The Global Water Crisis: A Reference...
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Are We Screwed?: How a New Generation is Fighting to Survive Climate Change

Geoff Dembicki · Bloomsbury USA
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

A declaration of independence, and a call for systemic change, from the generation that will be most impacted by climate change.If anyone doubted the potential political power of the Millennial generation, Bernie Sanders' campaign put it in the spotlight. Are We Screwed? makes clear that...
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The Secret Language of Dogs: Unlocking the Canine Mind for a Happier Pet

Victoria Stilwell · Ten Speed Press
Pages: 151
Format: Print book

The star of Animal Planet's It's Me or the Dog Victoria Stilwell reveals how to both interpret and "speak" the hidden language of dogs. Recent studies into the minds of canines show that they have a rich social intelligence and a physical and vocal language as complex and subtle...
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Creatures of the Deep: In Search of the Sea's Monsters and the World They Live In

Erich Hoyt · Firefly Books; Second Edition, Updated and Expanded edition
Format: Hardcover

Praise for the first edition More than a picture book ... Hoyts elegant writing provides both the historical background for deep-sea exploration and an ecological perspective on life in the oceans depths. -- American Scientist A magnificent bestiary ... and a reminder of how little...
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