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KARL OVE KNAUSGAARD · Penguin Pr
Pages: 400
Format: Hardcover

The grand finale of Karl Ove Knausgaard's masterful and intensely-personal series about the four seasons, illustrated with paintings by the great German artist Anselm Kiefer. June--It is completely dark out now. It is twenty-three minutes to midnight and you have already slept for four...
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The Dogs of Camelot: Stories of the Kennedy Canines

Margaret Reed · Lyons Press
Pages: 176
Format: Hardcover

Before that tragic day on November 22, 1963, the Kennedy years were filled with hope and promise. As the White House gardener put it, they were also filled with children and dogs. The Dogs of Camelotilluminates the inside story of the Kennedys' lifelong love of dogs and the unparalleled...
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The Fruit Forager's Companion: Ferments, Desserts, Main Dishes, and More from Your Neighborhood and Beyond

Sara Bir · Chelsea Green Publishing
Pages: 400
Format: Paperback

Finalist for a 2019 IACP Cookbook Award (Reference & Technical Category) From apples and oranges to pawpaws and persimmons Half of the fruit that grows in yards and public spaces is never picked or eaten. Citrus trees are burdened with misshapen lemons, berries grow in tangled...
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Dogtology: A Humorous Exploration of Man's Fur-ocious Devotion to Dogs

Jeff Lazarus · Skyhorse Publishing
Pages: 184
Format: Hardcover

Chew on this. As humans, we have a deep need to believe . . . a need to relate to something greater and more ideal than ourselves. Perhaps that's why so many millions believe in Dog. Man's devotion to Dog has come to rival the great -isms and -ologies of the world. This thing has gone...
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How to Disappear: Notes on Invisibility in a Time of Transparency

Akiko Busch · Penguin Press
Pages: 224
Format: Hardcover

Vivid, surprising, and utterly timely, Akiko Busch's HOW TO DISAPPEAR explores the idea of invisibility in nature, art, and science, in search of a more joyful and peaceful way of living in today's increasingly surveilled and publicity-obsessed worldIn our increasingly networked...
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My Patients and Other Animals: A Veterinarian's Stories of Love, Loss, and Hope

SUZANNE FINCHAM-GRAY · Spiegel & Grau
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

A moving memoir of a life spent in the company of animals - a veterinarian sheds light on the universal experiences of illness, healing, and how we care for loved ones. The pursuit of a childhood dream has taken Suzy Fincham-Gray on a journey in veterinary medicine from pastoral farms...
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Tides: The Science and Spirit of the Ocean

Jonathan White · Trinity University Press
Pages: 360
Format: Hardcover

In Tides: The Science and Spirit of the Ocean, writer, sailor, and surfer Jonathan White takes readers across the globe to discover the science and spirit of ocean tides. In the Arctic, White shimmies under the ice with an Inuit elder to hunt for mussels in the dark cavities left behind...
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The Big Ones: How Natural Disasters Have Shaped Us

LUCY JONES · Doubleday
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

By the world-renowned seismologist, a surprising history of natural disasters, their impact on our culture, and new ways of thinking about the ones to comeEarthquakes, tsunamis, hurricanes, volcanoes--these all stem from the same forces that give our planet life. It is only when they exceed...
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An Angler's Guide to Smart Baits: Tips and Tactics on Fishing Twenty-First Century Artificials

Angelo Peluso · Skyhorse Publishing
Pages: 198
Format: Paperback

Fishing is one of the oldest continually practiced pastimes in history. But like almost everything else in our modern era, it too has been greatly influenced by ever-changing technology and scientific advances. With busy lives, it's often impossible for anglers to keep up with constantly...
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Carnivore Minds: Who These Fearsome Animals Really Are

G. A. Bradshaw · Yale University Press
Pages: 368
Format: Print book

Myth and media typically cast animals we consider predators or carnivores as unthinking killers - dangerous, unpredictable, and devoid of emotion. But is this portrait valid? By exploring their inner lives, this pioneering book refutes the many misperceptions that hide the true nature of these...
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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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Pleasures of Nature: A Literary Anthology

Christina Hardyment · The British Library
Pages: 224
Format: Print book

From Leonardo da Vinci on the shifting colors of the sky to Charlotte Bronte on the wild moors of Yorkshire, and from DH Lawrence inhabiting the mind of the indomitable tortoise to the intrepid Isabella Bird climbing a Hawaiian volcano, the anthology showcases many voices - lyrical, awestruck,...
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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 planetOur relationship to birds is different from our relationship to any other wild creatures. They are found virtually everywhere and we love to watch...
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Saving Sadie: How a Dog That No One Wanted Inspired the World

JOAL DERSE DAUER · Citadel
Pages: 256
Format: Paperback

Joal Derse Dauer was just donating blankets at a local no-kill shelter when a disabled and despondent dog caught her eye. With three "fur babies" already at home, Joal wasn't looking to adopt another dog. But there was something special about Sadie, a shepherd mix who had been...
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Big Chicken: The Incredible Story of How Antibiotics Created Modern Agriculture and Changed the Way the World Eats

MARYN MCKENNA · National Geographic
Pages: 400
Format: Hardcover

In this eye-opening exposé, acclaimed health journalist and National Geographic contributor Maryn McKenna documents how antibiotics transformed chicken from local delicacy to industrial commodity - and human health threat - uncovering the ways we can make America's favorite meat safer...
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