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Loren Eiseley: Collected Essays on Evolution, Nature, and the Cosmos, Vol. I: The Immense Journey, The Firmament of Time, The Unexpected Universe, Uncollected Writings

Loren Eiseley · Library Of America
Pages: 528
Format: Print book

An eminent paleontologist with the soul and skill of a poet, Loren Eiseley (1907-1977) was among the twentieth century's greatest inheritors of the literary tradition of Henry David Thoreau, Charles Darwin, and John Muir, and a precursor to such later writers as Stephen Jay Gould,...
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Dogs Rough and Smooth

Lucy Dawson · Harper Design
Pages: 88
Format: Print book

Foreword by Susan OrleanA charming facsimile edition of celebrated British illustrator Lucy Dawson's 1937 classic collection of highly detailed and loveable drawings of dogs, complete with a cloth spine and ribbon marker - the companion volume to the acclaimed Dogs As I See Them.Lucy...
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The Enigma of the Owl: An Illustrated Natural History

Mike Unwin · Yale University Press
Pages: 288
Format: Print book

A rare invitation into the mysterious lives of owls around the world, with spectacularly revealing photographs and fascinating details Perhaps no other creature has so compelling a gaze as the owl. Its unblinking stare mesmerizes; its nocturnal lifestyle suggests secrets and mystery. This...
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Every Dog: A Book of Over 450 Breeds

Nancy J Hajeski · Firefly Books
Pages: 536
Format: Paperback

Every Dog: A Book of Over 450 Breeds packs in a lot of information. Illustrations, text, charts, tables and icons make it an ideal reference for all dog lovers, who will enjoy flipping through the pages. The over 450 breeds are thoroughly researched and represent canines from around...
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An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power

Al Gore · Rodale Books
Pages: 320
Format: Paperback

The follow up to the #1 New York Times bestselling An Inconvenient TruthAn Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power is a daring call to action, exposing the reality of how humankind has aided in the destruction of our planet and groundbreaking information on what you can do now.Vice President...
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The Death and Life of the Great Lakes

Dan Egan · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover

A landmark work of science, history and reporting on the past, present and imperiled future of the Great Lakes.The Great Lakes -- Erie, Huron, Michigan, Ontario and Superior -- hold 20 percent of the world's supply of surface fresh water and provide sustenance, work and recreation for tens...
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Granite Mountain: The Firsthand Account of a Tragic Wildfire, Its Lone Survivor, and the Firefighters Who Made the Ultimate Sacrifice

Brendan McDonough · Hachette Books
Pages: 288
Format: Paperback

Soon to be a major motion picture.A "unique and bracing" (Booklist) first-person account by the sole survivor of Arizona's disastrous 2013 Yarnell Hill Fire, which took the lives of 19 "hotshots"--firefighters trained specifically to battle wildfires.Brendan McDonough...
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The Great Cat and Dog Massacre: The Real Story of World War Two's Unknown Tragedy

Hilda Kean · University Of Chicago Press
Pages: 233
Format: Hardcover

The tragedies of World War II are well known. But at least one has been forgotten: in September 1939, four hundred thousand cats and dogs were massacred in Britain. The government, vets, and animal charities all advised against this killing. So why would thousands of British citizens line...
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Lonely Planet Costa Rica

Lonely Planet. · Lonely Planet Global
Pages: 543
Format: Print book

#1 best-selling guide to Costa Rica * Lonely Planet Costa Rica is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Snorkel the teeming reefs off Manzanillo, explore some of the globe's best wildlife-watching destinations,...
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Talking to Animals: How You Can Understand Animals and They Can Understand You

Jon Katz · Atria Books
Pages: 240
Format: Hardcover

There are so many benefits to learning how to communicate with animals. Love, trust, a spiritual connection that goes to the heart of the human-animal bond. Every time I listen to them, I learn about myself.We seem to need animals in our disconnected lives more and more, yet we understand...
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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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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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Brain Games for Cats: Fun Ways to Build a Loving Bond with Your Cat Through Games and Challenges

Claire Arrowsmith · Firefly Books
Pages: 96
Format: Paperback

It's true. Cats love being with humans, and one of the best ways to strengthen that bond is to play together. Not only is playtime fun for the cat, it's a great way to provide mental and physical exercise. In Brain Games for Cats, each game or trick has been specially photographed in a step-by-step...
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Sun Moon Earth: The History of Solar Eclipses from Omens of Doom to Einstein and Exoplanets

Tyler E Nordgren · Basic Books
Pages: 256
Format: Print book

On August 21, 2017, more than ten million Americans will experience an awe-inspiring phenomenon: the first total eclipse of the sun in America in almost forty years. In Sun Moon Earth, astronomer Tyler Nordgren illustrates how this most seemingly unnatural of natural phenomena was transformed...
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An Ecotourist's Guide to the Everglades and the Florida Keys

Robert Silk · Univ Pr Of Florida
Pages: 176
Format: Print book

"As essential as sunscreen and a must-have for anyone visiting or living in South Florida." - Mac Stone, author of Everglades: America's Wetland "An alluring snapshot, capturing the regions' fun side with fishing, fantasy, food, and an overall funky feel."...
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Dog Gone: A Lost Pet's Extraordinary Journey and the Family Who Brought Him Home

Pauls Toutonghi · Knopf Publishing Group
Pages: 272
Format: Print book

The true story of a lost dog's journey and a family's furious search to find him before it is too late. Saturday, October 10, 1998. Fielding Marshall is hiking on the Appalachian Trail. His beloved dog - a six-year-old golden retriever mix named Gonker - bolts into the woods. Just like...
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The Unsettlers: In Search of the Good Life in Today's America

Mark Sundeen · Riverhead Books
Pages: 324
Format: Print book

The radical search for the simple life in today's America. On a frigid April night, a classically trained opera singer, five months pregnant, and her husband, a former marine biologist, disembark an Amtrak train in La Plata, Missouri, assemble two bikes, and pedal off into the night, bound...
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The Book of Donkeys: A Guide to Selecting, Caring, and Training

Donna Campbell Smith
Format: Print book

Donkeys are gaining in popularity across the country. They are used in trail riding, as pets, to guard livestock from coyotes and wild dogs, and as show animals. Donkeys are also used to breed mules, which are a hybrid produced by crossing a male donkey with a female horse. In The
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Craig & Fred: A Marine, A Stray Dog, and How They Rescued Each Other

CRAIG GROSSI · William Morrow
Pages: 224
Format: Hardcover

The uplifting and unforgettable true story of a US Marine, the stray dog he met on an Afghan battlefield, and how they saved each other and now travel America together, "spreading the message of stubborn positivity."In 2010, Sergeant Craig Grossi was doing intelligence work for Marine...
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Sun Moon Earth: The History of Solar Eclipses from Omens of Doom to Einstein and Exoplanets

Tyler Nordgren · Basic Books
Pages: 264
Format: eBook

An astronomer traces the natural history of solar eclipses from supernatural to scientific phenomenon, showing us a more wonderful way to look up at the sky On August 21, 2017, more than ten million Americans will experience an awe-inspiring phenomenon: the first total eclipse of the sun in America...
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National Parks of America

Lonely Planet. · Lonely Planet Pubns, 2016.
Pages: 328
Format: Print book

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The Princeton Field Guide to Prehistoric Mammals

Donald R. Prothero · Princeton University Press
Pages: 240
Format: Print book

After the mass extinction of the dinosaurs 65 million years ago, mammals became the dominant terrestrial life form on our planet. Roaming the earth were spectacular beasts such as saber-toothed cats, giant mastodonts, immense ground sloths, and gigantic giraffe-like rhinoceroses. Here is the ultimate...
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The Princeton Field Guide to Dinosaurs: Second Edition

Gregory S Paul · Princeton University Pres
Pages: 360
Format: Print book

The best-selling Princeton Field Guide to Dinosaurs remains the must-have book for anyone who loves dinosaurs, from amateur enthusiasts to professional paleontologists. Now extensively revised and expanded, this dazzlingly illustrated large-format edition features some 100 new dinosaur...
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Cat Castles: 20 Cardboard Habitats You Can Build Yourself

Carin Oliver · Quirk Books
Pages: 96
Format: Print book

Build your cat "paw-some" homemade habitats with easy instructions and common materials. Shoeboxes and paper bags are fine for other cats. But your favorite felines deserve luxurious living spaces! This DIY construction guide includes fun and easy instructions for making cardboard...
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Close Encounters of the Furred Kind: New Adventures with My Sad Cat & Other Feline Friends

Tom Cox · Thomas Dunne Books
Pages: 256
Format: Print book

Close Encounters of the Furred Kind is the follow-up to the Sunday Times Top Ten Bestseller The Good, The Bad, and the Furry. Like The Good, The Bad, and the Furry, it tells the story of Tom Cox's life with his charismatic cats--The Bear, Shipley, Ralph, and recent recruit Roscoe.Close...
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