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A Wilder Time: Notes from a Geologist at the Edge of the Greenland Ice

William E Glassley · Bellevue Literary Press
Pages: 224
Format: Paperback

"Very few people have spent as much time as William E. Glassley in such deep wilderness. So it would behoove us to pay attention even if he had not brought back such a fascinating, lovely, and useful set of observations. This is a remarkable book." -- Bill McKibben, author...

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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...
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Best Easy Day Hikes Acadia National Park

Dolores Kong · Falcon Guides
Pages: 136
Format: Paperback

Best Easy Day Hikes Acadia National Park includes concise descriptions and detailed maps for easy-to-follow hikes in an area of Maine that has long captivated artists, millionaires, generations of families, and even presidents. Stroll along Ocean Path to see the pink granite cliffs, blue...
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The Gulf: The Making of An American Sea

Jack E Davis · Liveright
Pages: 608
Format: Hardcover

The tragic collision between civilization and nature in the Gulf of Mexico becomes a uniquely American story in this environmental epic.

When painter Winslow Homer first sailed into the Gulf of Mexico, he was struck by its "special kind of providence." Indeed, the Gulf...

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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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The New Rules of the Roost: Organic Care and Feeding for the Family Flock

ROBERT LITT · Timber Press
Pages: 248
Format: Hardcover

New from Robert and Hannah Litt - the owners of the Urban Farm Store and the authors of the bestselling A Chicken in Every Yard - comes a hardworking guide to backyard chicken keeping that goes beyond the basics. The New Rules of the Roost addresses the read problems that crop up when keeping...
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Drawing Trees and Leaves: Observing and Sketching the Natural World

Julia Kuo · Quarto Publishing Group USA
Pages: 144
Format: Print book

Capture the essence of the forest with Drawing Trees and Leaves.Trees are a perennially inspiring subject for artists. Think of their beautiful multicolored leaves in the fall, or the way the snow settles on their branches in the winter. Start by learning how to identify trees and leaves,...
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The Weather Machine: A Journey Inside the Forecast

Andrew Blum · Ecco
Pages: 224
Format: Hardcover

From the acclaimed author of Tubes, a lively and surprising tour through the global network that predicts our weather, the people behind it, and what it reveals about our climate and our planet

The weather is the foundation of our daily lives. It's a staple of small talk, the app on our smartphones,...

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Everglades : Time's Discipline

Mary Peck · Merlin Press
Pages: 60
Format: Paperback

EVERGLADES, home to staggering numbers of plants and animals, is to wetlands what Kilimanjaro is to mountains, the Amazon to rivers, or the Grand Canyon to cracks in the Earth. Like these iconic places, the Everglades is singular and sublime. Nothing remotely matches it. Once a continuous...
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The Aliens Among Us: How Invasive Species Are Transforming the Planet?and Ourselves

Leslie Anthony · Yale University Press
Pages: 400
Format: Hardcover

A thoughtful, accessible look at the rapidly growing issue of invasive plants, animals, and microbes around the globe with a focus on the scientific issues and ecological, health, and other challenges From an award-winning adventure and science journalist comes an eye-opening exploration...
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Rough Beauty: Forty Seasons of Mountain Living

KAREN AUVINEN · Scribner
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

In the bestselling tradition of Cheryl Strayed's Wild and Helen MacDonald's H Is for Hawk, a stunning, inspirational memoir from an award-winning poet who ventures into the wilderness to seek answers to life's big questions and finds her way back after losing everything she thought...
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The Last Elephants

Don Pinnock · Smithsonian Books
Pages: 448
Format: Paperback

Amazing photographs of elephants accompany narratives from researchers, scientists, and conservationists celebrating elephants and calling for their preservation

African savanna elephants--among the most magnificent and beloved of our fellow mammals--are an extraordinary, social,...
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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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Supernavigators: The Astounding New Science of How Animals Find Their Way

David Barrie · The Experiment
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

A globetrotting voyage of discovery celebrating the navigational gifts of animals; from whales and lobsters to birds and beetles - and many more!

In Supernavigators, award-winning author David Barrie takes us on a tour of the cutting-edge science of animal navigation, where...
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Furry Logic: The Physics of Animal Life

Matin Durrani · Bloomsbury SIGMA
Pages: 304
Format: Print book

The principles of physics lie behind many of the ways animals go about their daily lives. Scientists have discovered that the way cats and dogs lap up liquids can be explained by the laws of surface tension, how ants navigate is due to polarized light, and why pistol shrimps can generate...

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