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Woolly: The True Story of the De-Extinction of One of History's Most Iconic Creatures

BEN MEZRICH · Atria Books
Pages: 293
Format: Hardcover

Science fiction becomes reality in this Jurassic Park-like story of the genetic resurrection of an extinct species - the woolly mammoth - by the bestselling author of The Accidental Billionaires and The 37th Parallel.

"With his knack for turning narrative...
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How to Raise a Wild Child: The Art and Science of Falling in Love with Nature

Scott D Sampson · Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2015.
Pages: 327
Format: Print book

From the beloved host of PBS Kids' Dinosaur Train, an easy-to-use guide for parents, teachers, and others looking to foster a strong connection between children and nature, complete with engaging activities, troubleshooting advice, and much more

American children spend four...
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The Wolf Connection: What Wolves Can Teach Us about Being Human

Teo Alfero · Atria/Enliven Books
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

Discover the transformative lessons from one of humanity's oldest teachers - the wolf - with this enthralling and accessible guidebook to help us restore our connection with nature, our communities, and our deepest selves.The wolf has enthralled humankind for millennia, as a creature...
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Feathers: Displays of Brilliant Plumage

Robert Clark · Chronicle Books
Pages: 176
Format: Print book

Exquisite images from award-winning National Geographic photographer Robert Clark offer a captivating perspective on the vast beauty and myriad functions of a seemingly simple thing: the bird feather. Each detailed close-up is paired with informative text about the utility and evolution...
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Patterns in Nature: Why the Natural World Looks the Way It Does

Philip Ball · The University of Chicago Press
Pages: 288
Format: Print book

Though at first glance the natural world may appear overwhelming in its diversity and complexity, there are regularities running through it, from the hexagons of a honeycomb to the spirals of a seashell and the branching veins of a leaf. Revealing the order at the foundation of the seemingly...
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Forest Bathing: How Trees Can Help You Find Health and Happiness

QING LI · Viking
Pages: 300
Format: Hardcover

The definitive guide to the therapeutic Japanese practice of shinrin-yoku, or the art and science of how trees can promote health and happiness

Notice how a tree sways in the wind. Run your hands over its bark. Take in its citrusy scent. As a society we suffer from nature...
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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...

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The Book of Cheese: The Essential Guide to Discovering Cheeses You'll Love

Liz Thorpe · Flatiron Books
Pages: 416
Format: Hardcover

EXPLORE THE WORLD OF CHEESE BY ASKING YOURSELF ONE SIMPLE QUESTION: WHAT CHEESES DO I ALREADY LOVE?This is the first book of its kind to be organized not by country, milk type, or any other technical classification. The Book of Cheese maps the world of cheese using nine familiar favorites,...
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The Revolutionary Genius of Plants: A New Understanding of Plant Intelligence and Behavior

STEFANO MANCUSO · Atria Books
Pages: 240
Format: Hardcover

Do plants have intelligence? Do they have memory? Are they better problem solvers than people? The Revolutionary Genius of Plants - a fascinating, paradigm-shifting work that upends everything you thought you knew about plants - makes a compelling scientific case that these and other astonishing...
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Footprints: In Search of Future Fossils

Farrier, David · FARRAR STRAUSS & GIROUX

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Peterson Reference Guide to Woodpeckers of North America

Stephen Shunk · Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 320
Format: Print book

A complete guide to the natural history, ecology, and conservation of North America's 23 woodpecker species. From the iconic Woody Woodpecker to the ubiquitous Northern Flicker, woodpeckers have long captivated our attention. Their astonishing anatomy makes them one of the most specialized...
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The Second Body

Daisy Hildyard · Fitzcarraldo Editions
Pages: 128
Format: Paperback

Every living thing has two bodies. To be an animal is to be in possession of a physical body, a body which can eat, drink and sleep; it is also to be embedded in a worldwide network of ecosystems. When every human body has an uncanny global presence, how do we live with ourselves? In this...
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The Wonder of Birds: What They Tell Us About Ourselves, the World, and a Better Future

Jim Robbins · Spiegel & Grau
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

A fascinating investigation into the miraculous world of birds and the powerful - and surprising - ways they enrich our lives and sustain the planet

Our relationship to birds is different from our relationship to any other wild creatures. They are found virtually everywhere and we love...
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That Wild Country: An Epic Journey through the Past, Present, and Future of America's Public Lands

Mark Kenyon · Little A
Pages: 300
Format: Hardcover

From prominent outdoorsman and nature writer Mark Kenyon comes an engrossing reflection on the past and future battles over our most revered landscapes - America's public lands.

Every American is a public-land owner, inheritor to the largest public-land trust in the world. These...

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The Inner Life of Animals: Love, Grief, and Compassion?Surprising Observations of a Hidden World

PETER WOHLLEBEN · Greystone Books
Pages: 277
Format: Hardcover

"Like The Hidden Life of Trees, Peter Wohlleben's The Inner Life of Animals will rock your world. Surprising, humbling, and filled with delight, this book shows us that animals think, feel and know in much the same way as we do--and that their lives are, to them, as precious as ours...

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