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Choosing the Perfect Puppy

Pippa Mattinson - Ebury Press
Format: Paperback

Somewhere out there is the dog of your dreams! With over 200 breeds to choose from, how do you know which would be right for you? In this book you will discover how to compare pedigree with mixed breeds; at-a-glance information on the most popular dog breeds in the world; how to choose...
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How to Speak Whale: A Voyage into the Future of Animal Communication

Tom Mustill - ?Grand Central Publishing
Format: Book

What if animals and humans could speak to one another? Tom Mustill - the nature documentarian who went viral when a thirty?ton humpback whale breached onto his kayak - asks this question in his thrilling investigation into whale science and animal communication."When...

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In a Land of Awe: Finding Reverence in the Search for Wild Horses

Chad Hanson - Broadleaf Books
Format: Book

A stirring invitation to awe--and to what it means to be wild. Out on the edges of our frantic twenty-first-century nation, bands of wild horses stand nestled together, calmly nuzzling each other to maintain the bonds of family. Prairie hills unfurl around them, and the sky provides...

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Locked in Time: Animal Behavior Unearthed in 50 Extraordinary Fossils

Dean R Lomax - Columbia University Press
Format: Hardcover

Fossils allow us to picture the forms of life that inhabited the earth eons ago. But we long to know more: how did these animals actually behave? We are fascinated by the daily lives of our fellow creatures -- how they reproduce and raise their young, how they hunt their prey or elude their...
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The Marine World: A Natural History of Ocean Life

Frances Dipper - Comstock Publishing Associates
Format: Print book

The Marine World is a book for everyone with an interest in the ocean, from the marine biologist or student wanting expert knowledge of a particular group to the naturalist or diver exploring the seashore and beyond.With color illustrations, line drawings, more than 1,500 color photographs,...
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Slow Birding: The Art and Science of Enjoying the Birds in Your Own Backyard

Joan Strassmann - TarcherPerigee
Format: Hardcover

A one-of-a-kind guide to birding locally that encourages readers to slow down and notice the spectacular birds all around them.Many birders travel far and wide to popular birding destinations to catch sight of rare or "exotic" birds. In Slow Birding, evolutionary biologist Joan...
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That Wild Country: An Epic Journey Through the Past, Present, and Future of Americas Public Lands

Mark D Kenyon - Brilliance Audio
Format: Audiobook

From prominent outdoorsman and nature writer Mark Kenyon comes an engrossing reflection on the past and future battles over our most revered landscapes - Americas public lands. Every American is a public-land owner, inheritor to the largest public-land trust in the world. These vast expanses...
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Wild Nights Out: The Magic of Exploring the Outdoors After Dark

Chris Salisbury - Chelsea Green Publishing
Format: Paperback

"The book gives adults ideas for activities to get kids outside after the sun goes down, from night hikes to trapping moths. It's also a fascinating meditation on humans' relationship with darkness." -- Outside "A fun, inventive adventure guide about helping children...
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Wild new world : the epic story of animals and people in america

DAN FLORES - W W NORTON
Format: Book

A deep-time history of how humans engaged wildlife in North America, by the best-selling and award-winning author of Coyote America.In 1908, a cowboy discovered bones from an extinct giant bison near Folsom, New Mexico. When archeologists found handmade weapons embedded in the fossils,...

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At Home on an Unruly Planet: Finding Refuge on a Changed Earth

MADELINE OSTRANDER - Henry Holt and Co.
Format: Hardcover

A science journalist explores how our relationship to home is shifting in an era of planetary upheaval, offering stories of resilient communities on the front lines of climate change and reflecting on how to reimagine our lives.This past summer, one in three Americans experienced some kind...
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