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Pets on the Couch: Neurotic Dogs, Compulsive Cats, Anxious Birds, and the New Science of Animal Psychiatry

Nicholas Dodman · Atria Books
Pages: 304
Format: Print book

The pioneering veterinarian and author of the New York Times bestseller, The Dog Who Loved Too Much, and the national bestseller, The Cat Who Cried for Help, recounts his uniquely entertaining - and poignant - stories of treating animals for all-too-human problems as he reveals his amazing...
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Adventures of a Young Naturalist: The Zoo Quest Expeditions

David Attenborough · Quercus
Pages: 400
Format: Hardcover

In 1954, David Attenborough, a young television presenter, was offered the opportunity of a lifetime--to travel the world finding rare and elusive animals for the London Zoo's collection, and to film the expedition for the BBC for a new show called Zoo Quest.This is the story of those...
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The Plant Messiah: Adventures in Search of the World's Rarest Species

Carlos Magdalena · Doubleday
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

An impassioned memoir of saving extraordinary plants on the brink of extinction, by a scientist who has been called a "codebreaker" (Telegraph) and "an inspiration" (Jane Goodall) Carlos Magdalena is not your average horticulturist. He's a man on a mission to save...
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The Hunt: The Outcome Is Never Certain

Alastair Fothergill · Yale University Press
Pages: 320
Format: Print book

Nothing in nature is more dramatic than the exertion of a hunter in pursuit and the maneuvers of its intended prey. This breathtaking volume, spectacularly illustrated with over 250 of the most gripping and colorful nature images ever taken, reveals the dynamic relationship between predator...
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Ruthless Tide: The Tragic Epic of the Johnstown Flood

AL ROKER · William Morrow
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

A gripping narrative history of the 1889 Johnstown Flood - the deadliest flood in US history - from New York Times bestselling author, NBC Host, and legendary weather authority Al Roker.May 1889: After a deluge of rainfall - nearly a foot in less than twenty-four hours - swelled the Little...
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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 to seven minutes...
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Run, Spot, Run: The Ethics of Keeping Pets

Jessica Pierce · The University of Chicago Press
Pages: 256
Format: Print book

A life shared with pets brings many emotions. We feel love for our companions, certainly, and happiness at the thought that we're providing them with a safe, healthy life. But there's another emotion, less often acknowledged, that can be nearly as powerful: guilt. When we see our cats...
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The World in a Grain: The Story of Sand and How It Transformed Civilization

Vince Beiser · Riverhead Books
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

The gripping story of the most important overlooked commodity in the world--sand--and the crucial role it plays in our lives.After water and air, sand is the natural resource that we consume more than any other--even more than oil. Every concrete building and paved road on Earth, every...
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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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Venom: The Secrets of Nature's Deadliest Weapon

Ronald A Jenner · Smithsonian Books
Pages: 208
Format: Paperback

Venom brings readers face to face with some of the most dangerous creatures on the planet, including jellyfish, snakes, and wasps, as it uncovers the story of venom. The book explores how venom is used for predation, defense, competition, and communication by an incredible diversity of species....
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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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The Tyrannosaur Chronicles: The Biology of the Tyrant Dinosaurs

David Hone · Bloomsbury Sigma
Pages: 304
Format: Print book

'Gripping and wonderfully informative' Tom Holland, New Statesman Adored by children and adults alike, Tyrannosaurus is the most famous dinosaur in the world, one that pops up again and again in pop culture, often battling other beasts such as King Kong, Triceratops or velociraptors in Jurassic...
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How to Read Water: Clues and Patterns from Puddles to the Sea

Tristan Gooley · The Experiment
Pages: 393
Format: Print book

A New York Times Bestseller Read the sea like a Viking and interpret ponds like a Polynesian - with a little help from the "natural navigator"! In his eye-opening books The Lost Art of Reading Nature's Signs and The Natural Navigator, Tristan Gooley helped readers reconnect...
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The Living Forest: A Visual Journey into the Heart of the Woods

Joan Maloof · Timber Press
Pages: 266
Format: Hardcover

"With precise, stunning photographs and a distinctly literary narrative that tells the story of the forest ecosystem along the way, The Living Forest is an invitation to join in the eloquence of seeing." - Sierra Magazine From the leaves and branches of the canopy to the roots...
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The Hidden Life of Trees: What They Feel, How They Communicate—Discoveries From a Secret World

Peter Wohlleben · David Suzuki Institute
Pages: 272
Format: Print book

A forester's fascinating stories, supported by the latest scientific research, reveal the extraordinary world of forests and illustrate how trees communicate and care for each other. In "The Hidden Life of Trees, " Peter Wohlleben shares his deep love of woods and forests and explains...
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