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A Field Philosopher's Guide to Fracking: How One Texas Town Stood Up to Big Oil and Gas
A Field Philosopher's Guide to Fracking: How One Texas Town Stood Up to Big Oil and Gas

Adam Briggle · Liveright Publishing Corporation
Pages: 336
Format: Print book

From the front lines of the fracking debate, a "field philosopher" explores one of our most divisive technologies.When philosophy professor Adam Briggle moved to Denton, Texas, he had never heard of fracking. Only five years later he would successfully lead a citizens' initiative...
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What a Fish Knows: The Inner Lives of Our Underwater Cousins
What a Fish Knows: The Inner Lives of Our Underwater Cousins

Jonathan Balcombe · Scientific American/Farrar
Pages: 288
Format: Print book

Do fishes think? Do they really have three-second memories? And can they recognize the humans who peer back at them from above the surface of the water? In "What a Fish Knows, " the myth-busting ethologist Jonathan Balcombe addresses these questions and more, taking us under the sea,...
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Pumpkin: The Raccoon Who Thought She Was a Dog
Pumpkin: The Raccoon Who Thought She Was a Dog

Laura L Young · St. Martin's Griffin
Pages: 160
Format: Print book

As a baby, Pumpkin the Raccoon was abandoned by her parents after falling out of a tree and breaking her leg. Taken in by a family with two rescue dogs, Toffee and Oreo, Pumpkin gained a new set of "parents" and a life of luxury in the Bahamas.Pumpkin: The Raccoon Who Thought...
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Rancher, Farmer, Fisherman: Conservation Heroes of the American Heartland
Rancher, Farmer, Fisherman: Conservation Heroes of the American Heartland

Miriam Horn · W W Norton
Pages: 384
Format: Print book

The story of a huge, largely hidden, and entirely unexpected conservation movement in America.Many of the men and women doing today's most consequential environmental work -- restoring America's grasslands, wildlife, soil, rivers, wetlands, and oceans -- would not call themselves environmentalists;...
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The Book of Frogs: A Life-Size Guide to Six Hundred Species from around the World
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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The Wasp That Brainwashed the Caterpillar: Evolution's Most Unbelievable Solutions to Life's Biggest Problems
The Wasp That Brainwashed the Caterpillar: Evolution's Most Unbelievable Solutions to Life's Biggest Problems

Matt Simon · Penguin Books
Pages: 272
Format: Print book

"A bizarre collection of evolution tales . . . the weirder, the better." - Entertainment WeeklyA fascinating exploration of the awe-inspiring, weird, and unsettling ingenuity of evolutionOn a barren seafloor, the pearlfish swims into the safety of a sea cucumber's anus. To find...
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The Unnatural World: The Race to Remake Civilization in Earth's Newest Age
The Unnatural World: The Race to Remake Civilization in Earth's Newest Age

David Biello · Scribner
Pages: 304
Format: Print book

With the historical perspective of The Song of the Dodo and the urgency of Al Gore's An Inconvenient Truth, a brilliant young environmental journalist argues that we must innovate and adapt to save planet Earth.Civilization is in crisis, facing disasters of our own making on the only...
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The Total Cat Manual: Meet, Love, and Care for Your New Best Friend
The Total Cat Manual: Meet, Love, and Care for Your New Best Friend

Davd Meyer · Weldon Owen
Pages: 224
Format: Print book

Everything you need to know about your new feline friend, with over 200 top tips from the experts at Adopt-a-Pet.com! From adoption and care to behavior and communication, this is the most comprehensive guide to cats available. The experts at Adopt-a-Pet.com, who have spent many years connecting...
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Seahorses: A Life-Size Guide to Every Species
Seahorses: A Life-Size Guide to Every Species

Sara A Lourie · University of Chicago Press
Pages: 160
Format: Print book

Absolutely captivating creatures, seahorses seem like a product of myth and imagination rather than of nature. They are small, elusive, and are named for their heads, which are shaped like miniature ponies with tiny snouts. They swim slowly upright by rapidly fanning their delicate dorsal...
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Why Forests? Why Now?: The Science, Economics, and Politics of Tropical Forests and Climate Change
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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Eyes on the Sky: A Spectrum of Telescopes
Eyes on the Sky: A Spectrum of Telescopes

Francis Graham-Smith · Oxford University Press
Pages: 235
Format: Print book

Four centuries ago, Galileo first turned a telescope to look up at the night sky. His discoveries opened the cosmos, revealing the geometry and dynamics of the solar system. Today's telescopic equipment, stretching over the whole spectrum from visible light to radio and millimetre...
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Firefly Encyclopedia of Reptiles and Amphibians
Firefly Encyclopedia of Reptiles and Amphibians

Chris Mattison · Firefly Books
Pages: 272
Format: Print book

"With lush color photographs and lavishly detailed illustrations, this encyclopedia presents a striking abundance of information at a glance.... Strongly recommended for high school, public, and academic libraries." --BOOKLIST (for previous edition) The Firefly Encyclopedia...
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Landmarks
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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Being a Dog: Following the Dog Into a World of Smell
Being a Dog: Following the Dog Into a World of Smell

Alexandra Horowitz · Scribner
Pages: 336
Format: Print book

Alexandra Horowitz, the author of the lively, highly informative New York Times bestselling blockbuster Inside of a Dog, explains how dogs perceive the world through their most spectacular organ - the nose - and how we humans can put our under-used sense of smell to work in surprising ways.To...
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Cuyahoga Valley National Park Handbook: Revised and Updated
Cuyahoga Valley National Park Handbook: Revised and Updated

Carolyn V Platt · Kent State University Press
Pages: 60
Format: Print book

Stretching between Cleveland and Akron in heavily urban northeastern Ohio, Cuyahoga Valley National Park has been called a Green-Shrouded Miracle, preserving precious green space and offering a retreat to more than two million visitors each year. It is a refuge for native plants and wildlife...
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