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Reading the Rocks: How Victorian Geologists Discovered the Secret of Life

Brenda Maddox · Bloomsbury USA
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

A rich and exuberant group biography of the early geologists, the people who were first to excavate from the layers of the world its buried history.The birth of geology was fostered initially by gentlemen whose wealth supported their interests, but in the nineteenth century, it was advanced...
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Kiss the Ground: How the Food You Eat Can Reverse Climate Change, Heal Your Body & Ultimately Save Our World

Joshua Tickell · Atria/Enliven Books
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

Discover the hidden power soil has to reverse climate change, and how a regenerative farming diet not only delivers us better health and wellness, but also rebuilds our most precious resource - the very ground that feeds us.Josh Tickell, one of America's most celebrated documentary filmmakers...
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Penguins of America

James Patterson · Little
Pages: 64
Format: Print book

A lavishly illustrated, humorous book from the world's #1 bestselling writer and his son that shows how humans and penguins really aren't that different after all. Penguins--our lovable, cute, flightless friends who are constantly dressed for a formal occasion--have always fascinated...
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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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Afterglow

EILEEN MYLES · Grove Press
Pages: 224
Format: Hardcover

Prolific and widely renowned, Eileen Myles is a trailblazer whose decades of literary and artistic work "set a bar for openness, frankness, and variability few lives could ever match" (New York Review of Books) . This newest book paints a kaleidoscopic portrait of a beloved...
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Balanced and Barefoot: How Unrestricted Outdoor Play Makes for Strong, Confident, and Capable Children

Angela J. Hanscom · New Harbinger Publications
Pages: 240
Format: Paperback

In this important book, a pediatric occupational therapist and founder of TimberNook shows how outdoor play and unstructured freedom of movement are vital for children's cognitive development and growth, and offers tons of fun, engaging ways to help ensure that kids grow into healthy,...
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Secret Service Dogs : the heroes who protect the president of the united states

Maria Goodavage · Dutton
Pages: 320
Format: Print book

In an age fraught with terrorism, United States Secret Service canine teams risk their lives to safeguard the president, vice president, their families, visiting heads of state, and a host of others. Unprecedented access to these heroic dog teams has allowed a fascinating first-time-ever...
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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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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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Always By My Side: Life Lessons from Millie and All the Dogs I've Loved

Edward Grinnan · Howard Books
Pages: 288
Format: Print book

The editor-in-chief of Guideposts magazine shares the heartwarming story of Millie, his beloved golden retriever, and how she taught him to be a more compassionate person, deepened his faith, and inspired him on his long-term path of recovery from addiction.From the moment his new golden...
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Walking with Peety: The Dog Who Saved My Life

Eric O'Grey · Grand Central Publishing
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

Eric was 150 pounds overweight, depressed, and sick. After a lifetime of failed diet attempts, and the onset of type 2 diabetes due to his weight, Eric went to a new doctor, who surprisingly prescribed a shelter dog. And that's when Eric met Peety: an overweight, middle-aged, and forgotten...
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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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The Inner Life of Cats: The Science and Secrets of Our Mysterious Feline Companions

Thomas McNamee · Hachette Books
Pages: 288
Format: Print book

Our feline companions are much-loved but often mysterious. In The Inner Life of Cats, Thomas McNamee blends scientific reportage with engaging, illustrative anecdotes about his own beloved cat, Augusta, to explore and illuminate the secrets and enigmas of her kind. As it begins, The Inner...
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The Meaning of Birds

SIMON BARNES · Pegasus Books
Pages: 208
Format: Hardcover

A gorgeously illustrated and enchanting examination of the lives of birds, illuminating their wondrous world and our connection with them. One of our most eloquent nature writers offers a passionate and informative celebration of birds and their ability to help us understand the world we live...
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Rise of the Necrofauna: The Science, Ethics, and Risks of De-Extinction

Britt Wray · Greystone Books
Pages: 293
Format: Hardcover

Jurassic Park meets The Sixth Extinction in Rise of the Necrofauna, a provocative look at de-extinction from acclaimed documentarist and science writer Britt Wray.A captivating whirlwind tour through the birth and early life of the scientific idea known as "de-extinction." - Beth...
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