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Peterson Field Guide to Bird Sounds of Western North America

Nathan Pieplow · Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 648
Format: Paperback

A comprehensive field guide that uses an innovative Sound Index to allow readers to quickly identify unfamiliar songs and calls of birds in western North America. Bird songs and calls are at least as important as visual field marks in identifying birds. Yet short of memorizing each bird's...
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Spring

KARL OVE KNAUSGAARD · Penguin Press
Pages: 192
Format: Hardcover

You don't know what air is, and yet you breathe. You don't know what sleep is, yet you sleep. You don't know what night is, yet you lie in it. You don't know what a heart is, yet your own heart beats steadily in your chest, day and night, day and night, day and night. So begins Spring,...
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Birds Art Life: A Year of Observation

Kyo Maclear · Scribner Book Company
Pages: 240
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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Following Fifi: My Adventures Among Wild Chimpanzees: Lessons from our Closest Relatives

John Crocker · Pegasus Books
Pages: 272
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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Galapagos: A Traveler's Introduction

WAYNE LYNCH · Firefly Books
Pages: 144
Format: Paperback

In 1979, the Galapagos Islands was one of the earliest World Heritage Sites to be selected by UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) , a designation intended to protect and preserve sites of cultural and natural heritage around the world. Today, there...
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Greywater, Green Landscape: How to Install Simple Water-Saving Irrigation Systems in Your Yard

Laura Allen · Storey Books
Pages: 200
Format: Print book

Keep your lawn and garden lush without wasting resources by capturing and recycling the greywater that drains from your sink, shower, and washing machine. This accessible and detailed guide walks you through each step of planning for and installing a variety of greywater systems, including...
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Rover: Wagmore Edition

ANDREW GRANT · Firefly Books
Pages: 368
Format: Hardcover

In 2009, Andrew Grant began photographing dogs, starting with two French bulldogs at an unrelated commercial "shoot". Then he discovered the sad fact that millions of lost or abandoned dogs enter animal shelters every year. And only a few leave, through rescue and adoption. The rest...
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Cannibalism: A Perfectly Natural History

Bill Schutt · Algonquin Books
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

"A masterful and compulsively readable book that challenges our preconceived notions about a behavior often sensationalized in our culture and, until just recently, misunderstood in the scientific world." - Ian Tattersall, Curator Emeritus, American Museum of Natural History,...
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Women Who Hike: Walking with America's Most Inspiring Adventurers

Heather Balogh Rochfort
Format: Paperback

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Underland: A Deep Time Journey

Robert Macfarlane · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover

From the best-selling, award-winning author of Landmarks and The Old Ways, a haunting voyage into the planet's past and future.Hailed as "the great nature writer of this generation" (Wall Street Journal) , Robert Macfarlane is the celebrated author of books about the intersections...
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Upstream: Searching for Wild Salmon, from River to Table

LANGDON COOK · Ballantine Books
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

From the award-winning author of The Mushroom Hunters comes the story of an iconic fish, perhaps the last great wild food: salmon. For some, a salmon evokes the distant wild - thrashing in the jaws of a hungry grizzly bear on TV, perhaps. For others, it's the catch of the day on a restaurant...
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Birds of Prey: Hawks, Eagles, Falcons, and Vultures of North America

Pete Dunne · Houghton Mifflin
Pages: 320
Format: Print book

A visually stunning, comprehensive resource on North America's birds of prey Always a popular group of birds, raptors symbolize freedom and fierceness, and in Pete Dunne's definitive guide, these traits are portrayed in hundreds of stunning color photographs showing raptors up close,...
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Yorkshire Terriers

Sharon Lynn Vanderlip · Barron's Educational Series, Inc., 2015.
Pages: 95
Format: Print book

If you think that Yorkies are delicate, retiring, and shy ... think again. The Yorkie possesses a big dog personality and a big dog attitude inside that cute little doggie body. Dog fanciers who love the diminutive Yorkie quickly learn why this spirited pooch has been a favorite, funny,...
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Adapt: How Humans Are Tapping into Nature's Secrets to Design and Build a Better Future

Amina Khan · St. Martin's Press
Pages: 352
Format: Print book

Amina Khan believes that nature does it best. In Adapt, she presents fascinating examples of how nature effortlessly solves the problems that humans attempt to solve with decades worth of the latest and greatest technologies, time, and money. Humans are animals too, and animals are incredibly...
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