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The Book of Frogs: A Life-Size Guide to Six Hundred Species from around the World

Tim Halliday · The University of Chicago Press
Pages: 656
Format: Print book

With over 7,000 known species, frogs display a stunning array of forms and behaviors. A single gram of the toxin produced by the skin of the Golden Poison Frog can kill 100,000 people. Male Darwin's Frogs carry their tadpoles in their vocal sacs for sixty days before coughing them out into...
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Total Dog Manual

The Editors of Adopt-a-Pet.com · Simon & Schuster, 2015.
Pages: 256
Format: Print book

David Meyer, Abbie Moore, Dr. Pia Salk and the Editors of Adopt-a-Pet.com bring you the definitive resource for dog owners. The Total Dog Manual has everything from how to choose and understand your pet as well as appropriate training methods and environments, to selecting the right food,...
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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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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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The Dragon Behind the Glass: A True Story of Power, Obsession, and the World's Most Coveted Fish

Emily Voigt · Scribner
Pages: 319
Format: Print book

A riveting journey into the bizarre world of the Asian arowana or "dragon fish" - the world's most expensive aquarium fish - reveals a surprising history with profound implications for the future of wild animals and human beings alike.A young man is murdered for his prized pet fish....
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Birding at the Bridge: In Search of Every Bird on the Brooklyn Waterfront

Heather Wolf · The Experiment
Pages: 240
Format: Print book

An astonishing variety of birds, stunningly photographed by the first birder to fully explore Brooklyn's gorgeous new waterfront park Heather Wolf fell in love with birding among the tropical birds of Florida. When she moved to Brooklyn, just steps from downtown, she thought she would...
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The Horse Encyclopedia

Elwyn Hartley Edwards · Dk Publishing
Pages: 360
Format: Print book

The Horse Encyclopedia is a comprehensive photographic guide to more than 150 horse and pony breeds and types from around the world.Browse through the catalog of gorgeous photographs and learn about the characteristics and origins of each breed, from Friesians to Thoroughbreds, and some...
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Cattail Moonshine & Milkweed Medicine: The Curious Stories of 43 Amazing North American Native Plants

Tammi Hartung · Storey Publishing
Pages: 256
Format: Print book

History, literature, and botany meet in this charming tour of how humans have relied on plants to nourish, shelter, heal, clothe, and even entertain us. Did you know that during World War II, the US Navy paid kids to collect milkweed's fluffy white floss, which was then used as filling...
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Cranes, Herons & Egrets: The Elegance of Our Tallest Birds

Stan Tekiela · Adventure Publications
Pages: 144
Format: Print book

When you imagine these graceful, elegant birds, perhaps you picture them in shallow water, standing on one leg, waiting for fish - but there's much more to these cultural touchstones. Award-winning photographer Stan Tekiela takes you into the fascinating world of cranes, herons and egrets....
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On Trails: An Exploration

Robert Moor · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 320
Format: Print book

From a brilliant new literary voice comes a groundbreaking exploration of how trails help us understand the world - from tiny ant trails to hiking paths that span continents, from interstate highways to the Internet.In 2009, while thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail, Robert Moor began to wonder...
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Knits for Kitties: 25 Knitting Patterns for Making Cat Toys

Sara Elizabeth Kellner · Barron'S
Pages: 112
Format: Print book

Does your cat spend her days asleep in a kitty coma? Want to bring out the little kitten in your catatonic Tom? Surprise and delight your cat with this collection of knit cat toy patterns that will bring your kitty roaring back to life. From dragonflies to rolling dice, crazy caterpillars...
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Being a Beast: Adventures Across the Species Divide

Charles Foster · Metropolitan Books
Pages: 256
Format: Print book

A passionate naturalist explores what it's really like to be an animal -- by living like themHow can we ever be sure that we really know the other? To test the limits of our ability to inhabit lives that are not our own, Charles Foster set out to know the ultimate other: the non-humans,...
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Encyclical on Climate Change and Inequality: On Care for Our Common Home 

Catholic Church. Pope · Melville House Publishing
Pages: 165
Format: Print book

The complete text of Laudato Si', the landmark encyclical letter from Pope Francis that, as Time magazine reported, "rocked the international community"In the Encyclical on Climate Change and Inequality, the beloved Pope exhorts the world to combat environmental degradation and its impact...
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Lucky Dog Lessons: Train Your Dog in 7 Days

Brandon Mcmillan · Harper One
Pages: 336
Format: Print book

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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Adventures in Edible Plant Foraging: Finding, Identifying, Harvesting, and Preparing Native and Invasive Wild Plants

Karen Monger · Skyhorse Publishing
Pages: 232
Format: Print book

Purchasing vegetables and leafy greens can become rather pricy. Moreover store-bought greens often contain unhealthy pesticides and chemicals that can be harmful to your health. Foraging for wild plants is a cost effective and healthy alternative. Harvested wild plants are cheaper, and much...
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