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Horse Crazy: The Story of a Woman and a World in Love with an Animal

Sarah Maslin Nir · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

In the bestselling tradition of works by such authors as Susan Orlean and Mary Roach, a New York Times reporter and Pulitzer Prize finalist explores why so many people - including herself - are obsessed with horses.It may surprise you to learn that there are over seven million horses in America...
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Temple Grandin's Guide to Working with Farm Animals: Safe, Humane Livestock Handling Practices for the Small Farm

Temple Grandin · Storey Publishing, LLC
Pages: 181
Format: Paperback

Award-winning author Temple Grandin is famous for her groundbreaking approach to decoding animal behavior. Now she extends her expert guidance to small-scale farming operations. Grandin's fascinating explanations of how herd animals think - describing their senses, fears, instincts, and memories...
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Living Without Plastic: More Than 100 Easy Swaps for Home, Travel, Dining, Holidays, and Beyond

Brigette Allen
Format: Hardcover

Every year, the world produces more than 300 million tons of plastic. These products will never break down and will endlessly pollute our oceans, air, land, and food chain. But the good news is that there are many steps, small and large, we can take to change our plastic-using habits. This...
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Planet of Microbes: The Perils and Potential of Earth's Essential Life Forms

TED ANTON · University Of Chicago Press
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

We live in a time of unprecedented scientific knowledge about the origins of life on Earth. But if we want to grasp the big picture, we have to start small - very small. That's because the real heroes of the story of life on Earth are microbes, the tiny living organisms we cannot see with...
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Lessons from Tara: Life Advice from the World's Most Brilliant Dog

David Rosenfelt · St. Martin's Press
Pages: 227
Format: Print book

David Rosenfelt's loyal readers of the Andy Carpenter series are familiar with Tara, the golden retriever sidekick. Many also got to know Tara from Dogtripping, David's nonfiction book about becoming a slightly nutty dog rescuer and the dog that started it all. Here, finally,...

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See You at the Campground: A Guide to Discovering Community, Connection, and a Happier Family in the Great Outdoors

Stephanie Puglisi · SOURCEBOOKS INC
Format: Paperback

Because the best family memories are the ones made around the campfire

New parents Stephanie and Jeremy Puglisi worried their days of traveling were over--with full-time jobs and infant twins, taking time off to go exploring hardly seemed possible. But they missed...

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The Carbon Code: How You Can Become a Climate Change Hero

Brett Favaro · Johns Hopkins University Press
Pages: 232
Format: Hardcover

Our world is getting hotter, and it's our fault. Our addiction to fossil fuels is destroying not only our ancient planet, but our modern civilization. How can we protect our fragile ecosystems while preserving our way of life? How can we respond to climate change deniers who mock the fact...
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Catch and Release: The Enduring Yet Vulnerable Horseshoe Crab

Lisa Jean Moore · NYU Press
Pages: 224
Format: Hardcover

The unexpected and fascinating interspecies relationship between humans and horseshoe crabs. Horseshoe crabs are considered both a prehistoric and indicator species. They have not changed in tens of millions of years and provide useful data to scientists who monitor the health of the environment....
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Mrs Moreau's Warbler: How Birds Got Their Names

Stephen Moss · Faber & Faber
Pages: 368
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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Family Hiking in the Smokies: Time Well Spent

Hal Hal Hubbs Hubbs · Univ Tennessee Press; Fifth edition
Format: Paperback

Family Hiking in the Smokies is specifically geared toward taking children on excursions into the Great Smoky Mountains National Park--the most visited national park in the United States. The park offers much to its nearly ten million annual visitors. For families who seek fun along with...
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