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The Age of the Horse: An Equine Journey Through Human History

SUSANNA FORREST · Atlantic Monthly Press
Pages: 432
Format: Hardcover

An essential book for anyone who's ever been captivated by horses, The Age of the Horse is a breathtaking exploration of the enduring connection between humans and Equus caballus. Equestrian expert Susanna Forrest presents a unique, sweeping panorama of the animal's prominent role...
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Almost Human: The Astonishing Tale of Homo naledi and the Discovery That Changed Our Human Story

Lee R Berger · National Geographic
Pages: 240
Format: Hardcover

This first-person narrative about an archaeological discovery is rewriting the story of human evolution. A story of defiance and determination by a controversial scientist, this is Lee Berger's own take on finding Homo naledi, an all-new species on the human family tree and one of the greatest...
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The Alps: A Human History from Hannibal to Heidi and Beyond

Stephen O'Shea · W W Norton
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

A thrilling blend of contemporary travelogue and historical narrative about the Alps from "a graceful and passionate writer" (Washington Post) .For centuries the Alps have seen the march of armies, the flow of pilgrims and Crusaders, the feats of mountaineers, and the dreams...
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Birding Without Borders: An Obsession, a Quest, and the Biggest Year in the World

NOAH STRYCKER · Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

Traveling to 41 countries in 2015 with a backpack and binoculars, Noah Strycker became the first person to see more than half the world's 10,000 species of birds in one year. In 2015, Noah Strycker set himself a lofty goal: to become the first person to see half the world's birds in one year....
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Call of the Cats: What I Learned about Life and Love from a Feral Colony

Andrew Bloomfield · New World Library
Pages: 256
Format: Paperback

When aspiring screenwriter Andrew Bloomfield moved into a bungalow in Southern California he soon discovered that he shared the property with a large colony of feral cats - untamed, uninterested in human touch, not purring pets in waiting. But after a midnight attack by predators that...
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Catnip: A Love Story

MICHAEL KORDA · Countryman Press
Pages: 192
Format: Hardcover

From silly to sweet, 365 cat sketches by Michael Korda, drawn with love for his wife With the imagination of a writer and the eye of an artist, Michael Korda doodled on the backs of old manuscripts in his tackroom while his wife, Margaret, was out riding. They loved and acquired cats -- a habit...
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Cesar Millan's Lessons From the Pack: Ten Inspiring Ways Dogs Enrich Our Lives

Cesar Millan · National Geographic
Pages: 240
Format: Hardcover

In this inspiring book, best-selling author and "Dog Whisperer" Cesar Millan uses decades of experience to reveal the many ways that dogs and people can enrich each other's lives, sharing eight essential life lessons imparted by a group of very special dogs he's trained over the years....
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Dogs and Their People: Photos and Stories of Life with a Four-Legged Love

Barkpost By Bark & Co. · Putnam
Pages: 288
Format: Print book

From the humans that brought you BarkBox (and BarkPost and BarkShop) finally comes Dogs and Their People. Finally, Bark & Co. has tapped the humans at BarkPost, the company's publishing arm, to put into words and photographs the first official BarkBook, capturing the depth, spirit,...
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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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Great White Shark: Myth and Reality

ALEXANDRINE CIVARD-RACINAIS · Firefly Books
Pages: 144
Format: Paperback

A comprehensive new look at the great white shark. Great White Shark covers all aspects of this great but sadly misunderstood ocean predator. There are three sections: Portrait of the Great White; Searching for the Great White; and Requiem for the Great White? Together they describe...
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The Guinea Pig Handbook

Sharon Lynn Vanderlip DVM · Barron's Educational Series
Pages: 168
Format: Paperback

Barron's Pet Handbooks are written, designed, and illustrated in much the same attractive style as Barron's best-selling Complete Pet Owner's Manuals. However, Handbooks have a larger page count and with it, more extensive and detailed coverage of each title's subject pet. This updated...
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How to Tame a Fox (and Build a Dog) : Visionary Scientists and a Siberian Tale of Jump-Started Evolution

LEE ALAN DUGATKIN · UNIV OF CHICAGO Press
Pages: 240
Format: Hardcover

Tucked away in Siberia, there are furry, four-legged creatures with wagging tails and floppy ears that are as docile and friendly as any lapdog. But, despite appearances, these are not dogs - they are foxes. They are the result of the most astonishing experiment in breeding ever undertaken...
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Let Dogs Be Dogs: Understanding Canine Nature and Mastering the Art of Living with Your Dog

MONKS OF NEW SKETE · Little, Brown and Company
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

America's foremost authorities on dog care and training distill decades of experience in a comprehensive "foundational" guide for dog owners.No matter what training method or techniques you use with your dog, the training is unlikely to be optimally successful unless it is predicated...
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Mozart's Starling

LYANDA LYNN HAUPT · Little, Brown and Company
Pages: 277
Format: Hardcover

On May 27th, 1784, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart met a flirtatious little starling in a Viennese shop who sang an improvised version of the theme from his Piano Concerto no. 17 in G major. Sensing a kindred spirit in the plucky young bird, Mozart bought him and took him home to be a family pet....
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The Trainable Cat: A Practical Guide to Making Life Happier for You and Your Cat

JOHN BRADSHAW · Basic Books
Pages: 352
Format: Paperback

A New York Times Bestseller"I have to hand it to Bradshaw and Ellis: Once you suss out their basic cat-training philosophy, their methods totally work." --SlateWe often assume that cats can't be trained, and don't need to be. But in The Trainable Cat, bestselling anthrozoologist...
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