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Strays: A Lost Cat, a Drifter, and Their Journey Across America

BRITT COLLINS - Atria Books
Format: Hardcover

For fans of A Street Cat Named Bob and Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World, Strays is a compelling true story of a man who rescues a stray, injured cat and how they save each other.Homeless, alcoholic, and depressed, Michael King lives in a UPS loading...
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Darwin's Fossils: The Collection That Shaped the Theory of Evolution

ADAM LISTER - Smithsonian Books
Format: Paperback

Reveals how Darwin's study of fossils shaped his scientific thinking and led to his development of the theory of evolution.Darwin's Fossils is an accessible account of Darwin's pioneering work on fossils, his adventures in South America, and his relationship with the scientific...
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Bugged: The Insects Who Rule the World and the People Obsessed with Them

David MacNeal - St. Martin's Press
Format: Hardcover

Insects have been shaping our ecological world and plant life for over 400 million years. In fact, our world is essentially run by bugs -- there are 1.4 billion for every human on the planet. In Bugged, journalist David MacNeal takes us on an off-beat scientific journey that weaves together...
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Sleeps with Dogs: Tales of a Pet Nanny at the End of Her Leash

Lindsey Grant - Seal Press
Format: Book

Go behind closed doors and discover the secret lives of some of the most devoted pet owners, whether they're serving their dogs filtered water or leaving Animal Planet on all day to keep their pets company.As a round-the-clock animal nanny, Lindsey Grant spent her nights with countless...
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Spying on Whales: The Past, Present, and Future of Earth's Most Awesome Creatures

Nicholas Pyenson - Viking
Format: Book

Whales are among the largest, most intelligent, deepest diving species to have ever lived on our planet. They evolved from land-roaming, dog-sized creatures into animals that move like fish, breathe like us, can grow to 300,000 pounds, live 200 years and travel entire ocean basins. Whales...
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The Revolutionary Genius of Plants: A New Understanding of Plant Intelligence and Behavior

STEFANO MANCUSO - Atria Books
Format: Hardcover

Do plants have intelligence? Do they have memory? Are they better problem solvers than people? The Revolutionary Genius of Plants - a fascinating, paradigm-shifting work that upends everything you thought you knew about plants - makes a compelling scientific case that these and other astonishing...
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The Abundance: Narrative Essays Old and New

Annie Dillard - Ecco, 2016.
Format: Book

In recognition of the Pulitzer Prize-winning author's long and lauded career as a master essayist, a landmark collection, including her most beloved pieces and some rarely seen work, rigorously curated by the author herself.

"A writer who never seems tired, who has never...

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The Unnatural World: The Race to Remake Civilization in Earth's Newest Age

David Biello - Scribner
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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There's No Such Thing as Bad Weather: A Scandinavian Mom's Secrets for Raising Healthy, Resilient, and Confident Kids

Linda Keson McGurk - Touchstone
Format: Hardcover

Bringing Up Bb meets Last Child in the Woods in this lively, insightful memoir about a mother who sets out to discover if the nature-centric parenting philosophy of her native Scandinavia holds the key to healthier, happier lives for her American children.When Swedish-born...
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Deep Thinkers: Inside the Minds of Whales, Dolphins, and Porpoises

Janet Mann - University Of Chicago Press
Format: Hardcover

Humans aside, dolphins, whales, and porpoises are often considered to be the smartest creatures on Earth. Science and nature buffs are drawn to stories of their use of tools, their self-recognition, their beautiful and complex songs, and their intricate societies. But how do we know what...
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Rainbow Dust: Three Centuries of Butterfly Delight

Peter Marren - The University of Chicago Press
Format: Print book

Like fluttering shards of stained glass, butterflies possess a unique power to pierce and stir the human soul. Indeed, the ancient Greeks explicitly equated the two in a single word, psyche, so that from early times butterflies were not only a form of life, but also an idea. Profound and deeply...
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Megafire: The Race to Extinguish a Deadly Epidemic of Flame

Michael Kodas - Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Format: Hardcover

A brilliant exploration of the rising phenomenon of megafires - forest fires of alarming scale, intensity, and devastation - that captures the danger and heroism of those who fight them In Megafire, a world-renowned journalist and forest fire expert travels to the most dangerous...
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Mrs Moreau's Warbler: How Birds Got Their Names

Stephen Moss - Faber & Faber
Format: Hardcover

We use names so often that few of us ever pause to wonder about their origins. What do they mean? And where did they come from?From the common starling to the many-colored rush tyrant, the names we have given to birds are some of the most vivid and evocative words in the English...
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Are We Screwed?: How a New Generation is Fighting to Survive Climate Change

Geoff Dembicki - Bloomsbury USA
Format: Hardcover

A declaration of independence, and a call for systemic change, from the generation that will be most impacted by climate change.If anyone doubted the potential political power of the Millennial generation, Bernie Sanders' campaign put it in the spotlight. Are We Screwed makes clear...
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Other Minds: The Octopus, the Sea, and the Deep Origins of Consciousness

Peter Godfrey-Smith - Farrar
Format: Print book

A philosopher dons a wet suit and journeys into the depths of consciousnessAlthough mammals and birds are widely regarded to be the smartest creatures on earth, it has lately become clear that a very distant branch of the tree of life has also sprouted higher intelligence: the cephalopods,...
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America's Snake: The Rise and Fall of the Timber Rattlesnake

Ted Levin - The University of Chicago Press
Format: Print book

There's no sound quite like it, or as viscerally terrifying: the ominous rattle of the timber rattlesnake. It's a chilling shorthand for imminent danger, and a reminder of the countless ways that nature can suddenly snuff us out. Yet most of us have never seen a timber rattler....
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Rough Beauty: Forty Seasons of Mountain Living

KAREN AUVINEN - Scribner
Format: Hardcover

In the bestselling tradition of Cheryl Strayed's Wild and Helen MacDonald's H Is for Hawk, a stunning, inspirational memoir from an award-winning poet who ventures into the wilderness to seek answers to life's big questions and finds her way back after losing everything she thought...
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Atlas of a Lost World: Travels in Ice Age America

Craig Childs - Pantheon
Format: Hardcover

From the author of Apocalyptic Planet comes a vivid travelogue through prehistory, tracing the arrival of the First People in North America at least twenty thousand years ago and the artifacts that tell of their lives and fates. This book upends our notions of where these people...
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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
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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Wolf Nation: The Life, Death, and Return of Wild American Wolves

Brenda Peterson - Da Capo Press
Format: Hardcover

In the tradition of Peter Matthiessen's Wildlife in America or Aldo Leopold, Brenda Peterson tells the 300-year history of wild wolves in America. It is also our own history, seen through our relationship with wolves. The earliest Americans revered them. Settlers zealously exterminated...
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A Season on the Wind: Inside the World of Spring Migration

Kenn Kaufman - Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Format: Hardcover

A close look at one season in one key site that reveals the amazing science and magic of spring bird migration, and the perils of human encroachment. Every spring, billions of birds sweep north, driven by ancient instincts to return to their breeding grounds. This vast parade often goes...
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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
Format: Hardcover

In this eye-opening expos, 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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The Tyrannosaur Chronicles: The Biology of the Tyrant Dinosaurs

David Hone - Bloomsbury Sigma
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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Secret Service Dogs : the heroes who protect the president of the united states

Maria Goodavage - Dutton
Format: Print book

In an age fraught with terrorism, United States Secret Service canine teams risk their lives to safeguard the president, vice president, their families, visiting heads of state, and a host of others. Unprecedented access to these heroic dog teams has allowed a fascinating first-time-ever...
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The Age of the Horse: An Equine Journey Through Human History

SUSANNA FORREST - Atlantic Monthly Press
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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A Cold Welcome: The Little Ice Age and Europe's Encounter with North America

Sam White - Harvard University Press
Format: Hardcover

When Europeans first arrived in North America, they faced a cold new world. The average global temperature had dropped to lows unseen in millennia, and its effects were stark and unpredictable: blizzards and deep freezes, droughts and famines, and winters when even the Rio Grande froze....
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Tipping Point for Planet Earth: How Close Are We to the Edge?

Anthony D Barnosky - St Martin'S Press, 2016.
Format: Print book

Tipping Point for Planet Earth explains why Earth is headed for a tipping point, a change so fast, dramatic, and unexpected that humanity will reel at the consequences.Midway through this century, there will be more than nine billion people on the planet. Already we are using most of the arable...
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The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs: A New History of a Lost World

Stephen Brusatte - William Morrow
Format: Book

In this ambitious and engrossing narrative history that spans nearly 200 million years, Stephen Brusatte, a young American paleontologist who has emerged as one of the foremost stars of the field - discovering ten new species and leading groundbreaking scientific studies - tells the complete...
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On the Ganges: Encounters with Saints and Sinners on India's Mythic River

GEORGE BLACK - St. Martin's Press
Format: Hardcover

Journey along one of the world's greatest rivers and catch a glimpse into the lives and cultures of the people who live along its banksThe Ganges flows through northern India and Bangladesh for more than 1,500 miles before emptying into the Bay of Bengal. It is sacred to Hindus who worship...
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500 Freshwater Aquarium Fish: A Visual Reference to the Most Popular Species

GREG JENNINGS - Firefly Books
Format: Paperback

Praise for the hardcover edition: "For users looking for specific information on freshwater aquarium fish this will be a useful and interesting resource." --American Reference Books Annual 2007 "Any home or library collection strong in aquarium references -- and many...
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Poison Spring: The Secret History of Pollution and the EPA

E.G. Vallianatos - Bloomsbury USA
Format: Hardcover

Imagine walking into a restaurant and finding chlorinated hydrocarbon pesticides, or neonicotinoid insecticides listed in the description of your entree. They may not be printed in the menu, but many are in your food.These are a few of the literally millions of pounds of approved synthetic...
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The Plant Paradox Quick and Easy: The 30-Day Plan to Lose Weight, Feel Great, and Live Lectin-Free

Dr. Steven R Gundry M.D. - Harper Wave
Format: Paperback

From bestselling author Dr. Steven Gundry, a quick and easy guide to The Plant Paradox program that gives readers the tools to enjoy the benefits of lectin-free eating in just 30 days.In Dr. Steven Gundry's breakout bestseller The Plant Paradox, readers learned the surprising truth...
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Birding Without Borders: An Obsession, a Quest, and the Biggest Year in the World

NOAH STRYCKER - Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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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The Ends of the World: Volcanic Apocalypses, Lethal Oceans, and Our Quest to Understand Earth's Past Mass Extinctions

PETER BRANNEN - Ecco
Format: Hardcover

As new groundbreaking research suggests that climate change played a major role in the most extreme catastrophes in the planet's history, award-winning science journalist Peter Brannen takes us on a wild ride through the planet's five mass extinctions and, in the process, offers us a glimpse...
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The Hidden Life of Trees: What They Feel, How They CommunicateDiscoveries From a Secret World

Peter Wohlleben - David Suzuki Institute
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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Rhythms of Change in Rocky Mountain National Park

Ellen Wohl - University Press of Kansas
Format: Hardcover

To contemplate an alpine lake or a ribbon of white water twisting down the face of the Rocky Mountains is to appreciate the majesty of this block of bedrock thrust up from Earth's interior, weathering eons of nature's assaults. To learn what humans, in our brief lifespan, have done...
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Raised by Animals: How Dolphins Bond, Why Meerkats Babysit, and Other Lessons from Families in the Wild

Jennifer Verdolin - The Experiment
Format: Paperback

From a leading animal behaviorist, an often humorous look at the many surprising parallels between human and animal parents In Raised by Animals, evolutionary biologist Jennifer L. Verdolin, PhD, invites parents, animal lovers, and science buffs to explore the wild world of parenting...
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Rancher, Farmer, Fisherman: Conservation Heroes of the American Heartland

Miriam Horn - W W Norton
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 Omega Principle: Seafood and the Quest for a Long Life and a Healthier Planet

Paul Greenberg - Penguin Press
Format: Hardcover

By the bestselling author of Four Fish and American Catch, an eye-opening investigation of the history, science, and business behind omega-3 fatty acids, the "miracle compound" whose story is intertwined with human health and the future of our planetOmega-3 fatty...
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This Green and Growing Land: Environmental Activism in American History

KEVIN C ARMITAGE - Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Format: Hardcover

From Benjamin Franklin's campaign to combat pollution at the Philadelphia's docks in the 1750s to the movement against climate change today, American environmentalists have sought to protect the natural world and promote a healthy human society. In This Green and Growing Land, historian...
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Quakeland: On the Road to America's Next Devastating Earthquake

KATHRYN MILES - Dutton
Format: Hardcover

A journey around the United States in search of the truth about the threat of earthquakes leads to spine-tingling discoveries, unnerving experts, and ultimately the kind of preparations that will actually help guide us through disasters. It's a road trip full of surprises. Earthquakes....
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Spineless: The Science of Jellyfish and the Art of Growing a Backbone

Juli Berwald - Riverhead Books
Format: Hardcover

A former ocean scientist goes in pursuit of the slippery story of jellyfish, rediscovering her passion for marine science and the sea's imperiled ecosystems. Jellyfish are an enigma. They have no centralized brain, but they see and feel and react to their environment in complex ways. They...
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The Animals Among Us: How Pets Make Us Human

John Bradshaw - Basic Books
Format: Hardcover

The bestselling author of Dog Sense and Cat Sense explains why living with animals has always been a fundamental aspect of being human Pets have never been more popular. Over half of American households share their home with either a cat or a dog, and many contain both. This...
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Venom: The Secrets of Nature's Deadliest Weapon

Ronald A Jenner - Smithsonian Books
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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A Dog Called Hope: A Wounded Warrior and the Service Dog Who Saved Him

Jason Morgan - Atria Books
Format: Print book

Lone Survivor meets Marley & Me in this inspiring buddy memoir of an extraordinary service dog whose enduring love brought a wounded soldier back to life.A decade ago, Special Forces warrior Jason Morgan parachuted into the Central American jungle on an anti-narcotics...
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How to Disappear: Notes on Invisibility in a Time of Transparency

Akiko Busch - Penguin Books
Format: Paperback

It is time to reevaluate the merits of the inconspicuous life, to search out some antidote to continuous exposure, and to reconsider the value of going unseen, undetected, or overlooked in this new world. Might invisibility be regarded not simply as refuge, but as a condition with its own meaning...
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Furry Logic: The Physics of Animal Life

Matin Durrani - Bloomsbury SIGMA
Format: Print book

The principles of physics lie behind many of the ways animals go about their daily lives. Scientists have discovered that the way cats and dogs lap up liquids can be explained by the laws of surface tension, how ants navigate is due to polarized light, and why pistol shrimps can generate...
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Charles Darwin: Victorian Mythmaker

A N WILSON - Harper
Format: Hardcover

A radical reappraisal of Charles Darwin from the bestselling author of Victoria: A Life.With the publication of On the Origin of Species, Charles Darwin - hailed as the man who "discovered evolution" - was propelled into the pantheon of great scientific thinkers, alongside Galileo,...
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Autumn

Karl Ove Knausgaard - Penguin Press
Format: Hardcover

From the author of the monumental My Struggle series, Karl Ove Knausgaard, one of the masters of contemporary literature and a genius of observation and introspection, comes the first in a new autobiographical quartet based on the four seasons28 August. Now, as I write this, you know...
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Talking to Animals: How You Can Understand Animals and They Can Understand You

Jon Katz - Atria Books
Format: Hardcover

There are so many benefits to learning how to communicate with animals. Love, trust, a spiritual connection that goes to the heart of the human-animal bond. Every time I listen to them, I learn about myself.We seem to need animals in our disconnected lives more and more, yet we understand...
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Texas Wildflowers: A Field Guide

CAMPBELL LOUGHMILLER - University of Texas Press
Format: Paperback

With more than 175,000 copies sold, Texas Wildflowers has established itself as the go-to guide for identifying the state's roadside flowers. This new edition has been completely reorganized by flower colors (and within each color section, by flowering season) to make it even easier...
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18 Miles: The Epic Drama of Our Atmosphere and Its Weather

Christopher Dewdney
Format: Paperback

From the bestselling author of Acquainted with the Night comes a brilliant and witty look at our favourite topic - weather We live at the bottom of an ocean of air - 5, 200 million million tons, to be exact. It sounds like a lot, but Earth's atmosphere is smeared onto its surface...
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Total Cat Mojo: The Ultimate Guide to Life with Your Cat

JACKSON GALAXY - TarcherPerigee
Format: Paperback

This comprehensive cat care guide from the star of the hit Animal Planet show "My Cat from Hell," Jackson Galaxy, shows us how to eliminate feline behavioral problems by understanding cats' instinctive behavior.Cat Mojo is the confidence that cats exhibit when they are at ease...
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The Equations of Life: How Physics Shapes Evolution

Charles Cockell - Basic Books
Format: Hardcover

A groundbreaking new view on the theory of evolution, arguing that life develops in predictable waysWe are all familiar with the popular idea of strange alien life wildly different from life on earth inhabiting other planets. Maybe it's made of silicon! Maybe it has wheels! Or maybe it doesn't....
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Penguin the Magpie: The Odd Little Bird Who Saved a Family

Cameron Bloom - Atria Books
Format: Hardcover

Penguin the Magpie is the extraordinary true story of recovery, hope, and courage as one injured bird and her human family learn to heal and celebrate life, featuring the gorgeous photography of Cameron Bloom and a captivating narrative by New York Times bestselling author...
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Upstream: Selected Essays

Mary Oliver - Penguin Books
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...
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Following Fifi: My Adventures Among Wild Chimpanzees: Lessons from our Closest Relatives

John Crocker - Pegasus Books
Format: Hardcover

An exhilarating quest into a remote African forest to examine chimpanzees and understand the roots of human behavior.As a young student, John Crocker embarked on the adventure of a lifetime, spending eight months in the Gombe forest working with Jane Goodall. He followed families of wild...
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Beaks, Bones, and Bird Songs: How the Struggle for Survival Has Shaped Birds and Their Behavior

Roger J Lederer - Timber Press
Format: Print book

"Reveals the strange and wondrous adaptations birds rely on to get by." - Audubon When we see a bird flying from branch to branch happily chirping, it is easy to imagine they lead a simple life of freedom, flight, and feathers. What we don't see is the arduous, life-threatening...
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Note to Self

Connor Franta - Atria/Keywords Press
Format: Print book

In his New York Times bestselling memoir, A Work in Progress, Connor Franta shared his journey from small-town Midwestern boy to full-fledged Internet sensation. Exploring his past with humor and astounding insight, Connor reminded his fans of why they first fell in love with...
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Mousy Cats and Sheepish Coyotes: The Science of Animal Personalities

John Shivik - Beacon Press
Format: Hardcover

A wildlife expert explores what science tells us about animals as unique individuals and why animal personality matters for the human-animal bond and for adaptation in nature.Why are some cats cuddly and others standoffish? Why are some dogs adventuresome, others homebodies? As any pet owner...
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Birds Art Life: A Year of Observation

Kyo Maclear - Scribner Book Company
Format: Print book

A writer's search for inspiration, beauty, and solace leads her to birds in this intimate and exuberant meditation on creativity and life - a field guide to things small and significant.When it comes to birds, Kyo Maclear isn't seeking the exotic. Rather she discovers joy in the seasonal...
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Ruthless Tide: The Tragic Epic of the Johnstown Flood

AL ROKER - William Morrow
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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Inheritors of the Earth: How Nature Is Thriving in an Age of Extinction

Chris D. Thomas - PublicAffairs
Format: Hardcover

It's accepted wisdom today that human beings have irrevocably damaged the natural world. Throughout history we've introduced species and infectious diseases to foreign shores; hunted slow-moving (and slower-reproducing) mammals to extinction; and polluted previously pristine tracts of land....
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Rising: Dispatches from the New American Shore

ELIZABETH RUSH - Milkweed Editions
Format: Book

Harvey. Maria. Irma. Sandy. Katrina. We live in a time of unprecedented hurricanes and catastrophic weather events, a time when it is increasingly clear that climate change is neither imagined nor distant -- and that rising seas are transforming the coastline of the United States in irrevocable...
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Official Guide to Texas State Parks and Historic Sites: New Edition

LAURENCE PARENT - University of Texas Press
Format: Paperback

Since it was first published in 1996, Official Guide to Texas State Parks and Historic Sites has become Texans' one-stop source for information on great places to camp, fish, hike, backpack, swim, ride horseback, go rock climbing, view scenic landscapes, tour historical sites, and enjoy...
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The Price of Thirst: Global Water Inequality and the Coming Chaos

Karen Piper - Univ Of Minnesota Press
Format: Hardcover

“There's Money in Thirst,” reads a headline in the New York Times. The CEO of Nestlé, purveyor of bottled water, heartily agrees. It is important to give water a market value, he says in a promotional video, so “we're all aware that it has a price.”...
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Engineering for Cats: Improve the Life of Your Pet Through 10 Ingenious Projects

MAC DELANEY - Workman Publishing Company
Format: Paperback

There may be 100 million pet cats in this country, but who says that means they're domesticated? Sure, they clean themselves, use a litter box, and hunt rodents, but cats are also territorial beasts who think furniture is meant for claw sharpening, and that running water is always better...
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The People's Republic of Chemicals

Chip Jacobs - Rare Bird Books, A Vireo Book
Format: Hardcover

Maverick environmental writers William J. Kelly and Chip Jacobs follow up their acclaimed Smogtown with a provocative examination of China's ecological calamity already imperiling a warming planet. Toxic smog most people figured was obsolete needlessly kills as many as died in the 9/11...
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A Field Philosopher's Guide to Fracking: How One Texas Town Stood Up to Big Oil and Gas

Adam Briggle - Liveright Publishing Corporation
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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The Seabird's Cry: The Lives and Loves of the Planet's Great Ocean Voyagers

ADAM NICOLSON - Henry Holt and Co.
Format: Hardcover

Life itself could never have been sustainable without seabirds. As Adam Nicolson writes: "They are bringers of fertility, the deliverers of life from ocean to land."A global tragedy is unfolding. Even as we are coming to understand them, the number of seabirds on our planet is in freefall,...
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The Milk Lady of Bangalore: An Unexpected Adventure

SHOBA NARAYAN - Algonquin Books
Format: Paperback

The elevator door opens. A cow stands inside, angled diagonally to fit. It doesnt look uncomfortable, merely impatient. "It is for the housewarming ceremony on the third floor," explains the woman who stands behind the cow, holding it loosely with a rope. She has the sheepish...
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Firestorm: How Wildfire Will Shape Our Future

Edward Struzik - Island Press
Format: Hardcover

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Engineering Eden: The True Story of a Violent Death, a Trial, and the Fight over Controlling Nature

Jordan Fisher Smith - Crown
Format: Print book

The fascinating story of a trial that opened a window onto the century-long battle to control nature in the national parks. When twenty-five-year-old Harry Walker was killed by a bear in Yellowstone Park in 1972, the civil trial prompted by his death became a proxy for bigger questions...
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A Naturalist's Guide to the Texas Hill Country

Mark Gustafson - Texas A&M University Press
Format: Paperback

In this guide, biologist Mark Gustafson introduces residents and visitors to the history, geology, water resources, plants, and animals found in the nineteen counties occupying the eastern part of the Edwards Plateau, the heart of the Hill Country. He profiles three hundred of the most...
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Brilliance and Fire: A Biography of Diamonds

Rachelle Bergstein - Harper
Format: Print book

From the author of Women from the Ankle Down comes a lively cultural biography of diamonds, which explores our society's obsession with the world's most brilliant gemstone and the real-world characters who make them shine."A diamond is forever." Who among us doesn't recognize...
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Woolly: The True Story of the Quest to Revive One of Historys Most Iconic Extinct Creatures

Ben Mezrich - Simon & Schuster Audio
Format: Audiobook

Science fiction becomes reality in this Jurassic Park-like story of the genetic resurrection of an extinct species - the woolly mammoth - by the best-selling author of The Accidental Billionaires and The 37th Parallel. "With his knack for turning narrative nonfiction into stories worthy...
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Horizon

Barry Lopez - Knopf
Format: Hardcover

From the National Book Award-winning author of the now-classic Arctic Dreams, a vivid, poetic, capacious work that recollects the travels around the world and the encounters--human, animal, and natural--that have shaped an extraordinary life.Taking us nearly from pole to pole--from...
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Path of the Puma: The Remarkable Resilience of the Mountain Lion

JIM WILLIAMS - Patagonia
Format: Hardcover

During a time when most wild animals are experiencing decline in the face of development and climate change, the intrepid mountain lion -- also known as a puma, a cougar, and by many other names - has experienced reinvigoration as well as expansion of territory. What makes this cat, the fourth...
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Being a Dog: Following the Dog Into a World of Smell

Alexandra Horowitz - Scribner
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...
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Love Is All You Need: The Art and Science of Non-Training Your Dog

Jennifer Arnold - Spiegel & Grau
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...
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Mozart's Starling

LYANDA LYNN HAUPT - Little, Brown and Company
Format: Hardcover

On May 27th, 1784, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart met a flirtatious little starling in a Viennese shop who sang an improvised version of the theme from his Piano Concerto no. 17 in G major. Sensing a kindred spirit in the plucky young bird, Mozart bought him and took him home to be a family pet....
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The World in a Grain: The Story of Sand and How It Transformed Civilization

Vince Beiser - Riverhead Books
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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Being a Beast: Adventures Across the Species Divide

Charles Foster - Metropolitan Books
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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Modern Dog Parenting: Raising Your Dog or Puppy to Be a Loving Member of Your Family

Sarah Hodgson - St. Martin's Griffin
Format: Print book

You and your dog are a lot alike. By several behavioral measures, your dog's mental abilities are equivalent to those of a two to three and a half-year-old toddler. Dogs can learn up to 250 words, count from one to five and understand basic arithmetic. Your dog can imitate and understand...
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The Killer Whale Who Changed the World

Mark Leiren-Young - Greystone Books
Format: Print book

The fascinating and heartbreaking account of the first publicly exhibited captive killer whale - a story that forever changed the way we see orcas and sparked the movement to save themKiller whales had always been seen as bloodthirsty sea monsters. That all changed when a young killer...
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Still Waters: The Secret World of Lakes

Curt Stager - W. W. Norton & Company
Format: Hardcover

A fascinating exploration of lakes around the world, from Walden Pond to the Dead Sea.More than a century and a half have passed since Walden was first published, and the world is now a very different place. Lakes are changing rapidly, not because we are separate from nature but because...
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The Texas Landscape Project: Nature and People

David Todd - Texas A&M University Press
Format: Paperback

The Texas Landscape Project explores conservation and ecology in Texas by presenting a highly visual and deeply researched view of the widespread changes that have affected the state as its population and economy have boomed and as Texans have worked ever harder to safeguard its bountiful...
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Dog Training 101: Step-by-Step Instructions for raising a happy well-behaved dog

KYRA SUNDANCE - Quarry Books
Format: Paperback

Sit! Stay! It's easy with Dog Training 101Using a visually driven, playful presentation, Dog Training 101 offers step-by-step instructions every dog owner needs and wants to know as you care for and raise your canine best friend. From basic commands like sit, stay, and come to everything...
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Bird Migration: The Incredible Journeys of North American Birds

Stan Tekiela - Adventure Publications
Format: Paperback

A fascinating look at North America's famous natural spectacles Bird migration captivates us. Where are the birds going? How far will they fly? How do they know when it's time to leave -- and how will they know when to return? Stan Tekiela has been studying and photographing birds...
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Leaving the Wild: The Unnatural History of Dogs, Cats, Cows, and Horses

GAVIN EHRINGER - Pegasus Books
Format: Hardcover

A thought-provoking and surprising book that explores the ever-evolving relationship between humans and domesticated animals. The domestication of animals changed the course of human history. But what about the animals who abandoned their wild existence in exchange for our care and protection?...
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Best Easy Day Hikes Sedona

Bruce Grubbs
Format: Paperback(3rd Edition)


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How to Tame a Fox (and Build a Dog) : Visionary Scientists and a Siberian Tale of Jump-Started Evolution

LEE ALAN DUGATKIN - UNIV OF CHICAGO Press
Format: Hardcover

Tucked away in Siberia, there are furry, four-legged creatures with wagging tails and floppy ears that are as docile and friendly as any lapdog. But, despite appearances, these are not dogs - they are foxes. They are the result of the most astonishing experiment in breeding ever undertaken...
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Have Dog, Will Travel: A Poet's Journey

STEPHEN KUUSISTO - Simon & Schuster
Format: Hardcover

In a lyrical love letter to guide dogs everywhere, a blind poet shares his delightful story of how a guide dog changed his life and helped him discover a newfound appreciation for travel and independence.At the age of thirty-eight, Stephen Kuusisto - who has managed his whole life without...
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Fire in the Sky: Cosmic Collisions, Killer Asteroids, and the Race to Defend Earth

Gordon L. Dillow - Scribner
Format: Hardcover

Combining history, pop science, and in-depth reporting, a fascinating account of asteroids that hit Earth long ago, and those streaming toward us now, as well as how we are preparing against asteroid-caused catastrophe.One of these days, warns Gordon Dillow, the Earth will be hit by a comet...
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The Water-Wise Home: How to Conserve, Capture, and Reuse Water in Your Home and Landscape

Laura Allen - Storey Publishing, LLC
Format: Print book

Are you looking for ways to save water -- or money? This accessible guide by Laura Allen, founder of Greywater Action, explains how to use water smartly and efficiently, increasing supply, saving money, reducing wear on your septic system, and filling your home and garden needs. She describes...
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A Forest in the Clouds: My Year Among the Mountain Gorillas in the Remote Enclave of Dr. Dian Fossey

JOHN FOWLER - Pegasus Books
Format: Hardcover

For the first time, a riveting insider's account of the fascinating world of Dr. Dian Fossey's mountain gorilla camp, telling the often-shocking story of the unraveling of Fossey's Rwandan facility alongside adventures tracking mountain gorillas over hostile terrain, confronting aggressive...
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The Gulf: The Making of An American Sea

Jack E Davis - Liveright
Format: Hardcover

The tragic collision between civilization and nature in the Gulf of Mexico becomes a uniquely American story in this environmental epic.When painter Winslow Homer first sailed into the Gulf of Mexico, he was struck by its "special kind of providence." Indeed, the Gulf presented...
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The Lives of Bees: The Untold Story of the Honey Bee in the Wild

Thomas D. Seeley - Princeton University Press
Format: Hardcover

How the lives of wild honey bees offer vital lessons for saving the world's managed bee coloniesHumans have kept honey bees in hives for millennia, yet only in recent decades have biologists begun to investigate how these industrious insects live in the wild. The Lives of Bees is Thomas...
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