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The Ends of the World: Volcanic Apocalypses, Lethal Oceans, and Our Quest to Understand Earth's Past Mass Extinctions

PETER BRANNEN · ECCO
Pages: 320
Format: Print book

Our world has ended five times: it has been broiled, frozen, poison-gassed, smothered, and pelted by asteroids. In The Ends of the World, Peter Brannen dives into deep time, exploring Earth's past dead ends, and in the process, offers us a glimpse of our possible future.Many scientists...
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Landmarks

Robert Macfarlane · Penguin Books
Pages: 448
Format: Print book

From Robert Macfarlane, the acclaimed author of The Old Ways - a celebration of the language of landscape and the power of words to shape our sense of place For years now, the British writer Robert Macfarlane has been collecting place-words: terms for aspects of landscape, nature, and weather,...
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The Trees of North America: Michaux and Redoute's American Masterpiece

David Allen Sibley · Abbeville Press Publishers
Pages: 368
Format: Print book

François André Michaux (1770-1855) was a French botanist whose work on the trees of North America gave the world's first illustrated account of American trees east of the Mississippi. From 1841 to 1849 the English botanist and one of the greatest plant explorers of North America,...
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Upstream: Selected Essays

Mary Oliver · Penguin Books
Pages: 192
Format: Print book

"In the beginning I was so young and such a stranger to myself I hardly existed. I had to go out into the world and see it and hear it and react to it, before I knew at all who I was, what I was, what I wanted to be." So begins Upstream, a collection of essays in which beloved...
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The Pit Bull Life: A Dog Lover's Companion

Deirdre Franklin · W W Norton
Pages: 240
Format: Print book

Everything you need to know about adopting, owning, and loving a pit bull All dogs are special, but living with a pit bull really is different. You know how loyal and lovable your dog is, but your life can be affected by the breed's undeserved reputation. The Pit Bull Life celebrates the everyday...
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Mammals of the North Woods

Roger Powell · Kollath-Stensaas Pub
Pages: 208
Format: Print book

From the massive moose to the miniscule mole, 68 species of Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan mammals are described in vivid detail by mammalogist Roger Powell of Ely, Minnesota. Roger is a Professor Emeritus of North Carolina State University with a broad range of expertise from Black...
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Backyard Chickens Beyond the Basics: Lessons for Expanding Your Flock, Understanding Chicken Behavior, Keeping a Rooster, Adjusting for the Seasons, Staying Healthy, and More!

Pam Freeman · Voyageur Press
Pages: 192
Format: Paperback

A must-have for every backyard chicken keeper, Backyard Chickens Beyond the Basics goes beyond introductory lessons and explores the realities of raising a flock for eggs -- and entertainment, of course! From odd eggs and molting to feeding and preparing for the seasons, this book covers...
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The Pacific Crest Trail - "A Hiker's Companion"

Karen Berger · W W Norton
Pages: 320
Format: Print book

The Pacific Crest Trail - 'A Hiker's Companion' is not a step by step guide to the PCT. Rather it is an overview type of guide, designed to tell you the things the state guides leave out. Written by 2 people who wholeheartedly love the trail and return year after year to hike...
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Rescuing Penny Jane: One Shelter Volunteer, Countless Dogs, and the Quest to Find Them All Homes

Amy Sutherland · Harpercollins
Pages: 288
Format: Print book

Drawing on her work at a shelter, her experiences living with two rescue dogs of her own, and years of research, bestselling author and Boston Globe columnist Amy Sutherland takes us on an unforgettable journey into the special world of rescue and shelter dogs - and the growing number of dedicated...
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Why Forests? Why Now?: The Science, Economics, and Politics of Tropical Forests and Climate Change

Frances Seymour · Center for Global Development
Pages: 429
Format: Paperback

Tropical forests are an undervalued asset in meeting the greatest global challenges of our time - averting climate change and promoting development. Despite their importance, tropical forests and their ecosystems are being destroyed at a high and even increasing rate in most forest-rich...
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Lucky Dog Lessons: Train Your Dog in 7 Days

Brandon Mcmillan · HarperCollins Publishers
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

The celebrity dog trainer and Emmy-winning star of the CBS show Lucky Dog shares his training system to transform any dog - from spoiled purebred puppy to shelter-shocked rescue - into a model companion in just seven days.Each week on Lucky Dog, Brandon McMillan rescues an untrained, unwanted,...
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Island Home: A Landscape Memoir

Tim Winton · Milkweed Editions
Pages: 256
Format: Print book

"I grew up on the world's largest island. " This apparently simple fact is the starting point for Tim Winton's beautiful, evocative, and sometimes provocative memoir of Australia's unique landscape, and how that singular place has shaped him and his writing. For over...
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Love Is All You Need: The Art and Science of Non-Training Your Dog

Jennifer Arnold · Spiegel & Grau
Pages: 208
Format: Print book

From the New York Times bestselling author of Through a Dog's Eyes - the inspiration for the PBS documentary - a paradigm-shifting approach to living with and loving our dogsThere are few people who understand dogs better than Jennifer Arnold. Twenty-five years after she founded Canine...
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A Speck in the Sea: A Story of Survival and Rescue

John Aldridge · Weinstein Publishing
Pages: 280
Format: Print book

In the dead of night on July 24, 2013, John Aldridge was thrown of the back of the Anna Mary while his fishing partner, Anthony Sosinski, slept below. As desperate hours ticked by, Sosinski, the families, the local fishing community, and the U.S. Coast Guard in three states mobilized in an unprecedented...
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Every Dog: A Book of Over 450 Breeds

Nancy J Hajeski · Firefly Books
Pages: 536
Format: Paperback

Every Dog: A Book of Over 450 Breeds packs in a lot of information. Illustrations, text, charts, tables and icons make it an ideal reference for all dog lovers, who will enjoy flipping through the pages. The over 450 breeds are thoroughly researched and represent canines from around...
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How to Survive Off the Grid: From Backyard Homesteads to Bunkers

Tim Macwelch · Weldon Owen
Pages: 224
Format: Paperback

For anyone who has ever dreamed of leaving it all behind and heading for the hills, survival expert and three-time New York Times bestselling author, Tim MacWelch, makes that a reality with How to Survive Off the Grid. Concrete, useful hints cover everything from raising chickens in your...
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Rail-Trails Illinois, Indiana, and Ohio: The definitive guide to the region's top multiuse trails

RAILS-TO-TRAILS CONSERVANCY. · WILDERNESS PR
Pages: 264
Format: Print book

Across the country, more than 1,600 unused railroad corridors have been converted to level, public, multiuse trails, where people can enjoy a fitness run, a leisurely bike ride, or a stroll with the family. In this updated guide in the popular series, the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy presents...
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