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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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American Wolf: A True Story of Survival and Obsession in the West

Nate Blakeslee · Crown
Pages: 300
Format: Hardcover

The enthralling story of the rise and reign of O-Six, the celebrated Yellowstone wolf, and the people who loved or feared her Before men ruled the earth, there were wolves. Once abundant in North America, these majestic creatures were hunted to near extinction in the lower 48 states by the 1920s....
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Dog Training 101: Step-by-Step Instructions for raising a happy well-behaved dog

KYRA SUNDANCE · Quarry Books
Pages: 208
Format: Paperback

Sit! Stay! It's easy with Dog Training 101Using a visually driven, playful presentation as style, Dog Training 101 offers step-by-step instructions every dog owner needs and wants to know as they care for and raise their dogs. Author and veteran dog trainer Kyra Sundance helps you learn...
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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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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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Poisoned: How a Crime-Busting Prosecutor Turned His Medical Mystery into a Crusade for Environmental Victims

Kent Heckenlively · Skyhorse Publishing
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

After years of prosecuting hard-core criminals, rising legal star Alan Bell took a private sector job in South Florida's newest skyscraper. Suddenly, he suffered such bizarre medical symptoms, doctors suspected he'd been poisoned by the Mafia. Bell's rapidly declining health...
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Quakeland: On the Road to America's Next Devastating Earthquake

KATHRYN MILES · Dutton
Pages: 368
Format: Hardcover

A journey around the United States in search of the truth about the threat of earthquakes leads to spine-tingling discoveries, unnerving experts, and ultimately the kind of preparations that will actually help guide us through disasters. It's a road trip full of surprises. Earthquakes....
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The Source: How Rivers Made America and America Remade Its Rivers

MARTIN DOYLE · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

How rivers have shaped American politics, economics, and society from the beginnings of the Republic to today. In this fresh and powerful work of environmental history, Martin Doyle explores how rivers have often been the source of arguments at the heart of the American experiment -- over...
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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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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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The Wasp That Brainwashed the Caterpillar: Evolution's Most Unbelievable Solutions to Life's Biggest Problems

Matt Simon · Penguin Books
Pages: 272
Format: Print book

"A bizarre collection of evolution tales . . . the weirder, the better." - Entertainment WeeklyA fascinating exploration of the awe-inspiring, weird, and unsettling ingenuity of evolutionOn a barren seafloor, the pearlfish swims into the safety of a sea cucumber's anus. To find...
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What It's Like to Be a Dog: And Other Adventures in Animal Neuroscience

Gregory Berns · Basic Books
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

What is it like to be a dog? A bat? Or a dolphin? To find out, neuroscientist Gregory Berns and his team began with a radical step: they taught dogs to go into an MRI scanner-completely awake. They discovered what makes dogs individuals with varying capacities for self-control, different...
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Wild Horse Country: The History, Myth, and Future of the Mustang, Americas Horse

DAVID PHILIPPS · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

A Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter's history of wild horses in America -- and an eye-opening story on their treatment in our time.Wild horses -- also known as mustangs -- live in a strange twilight. They are deeply American but not native; they are free-born symbols of liberty but tightly...
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