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Puppy steps : practical training for your new best friend

Libby Rockaway · Clovercroft Publishing ; Nicholasville
Pages: 178
Format: Print book

Aimed at youth and the young at heart, this 180-page book offers an easy to follow, comprehensive training system for new puppy owners. Direct thought expression, light dry humor, and hundreds of colorful photos, charts, and comic sketches of the main characters - Libby and Fido - keep...
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The Nature Fix: Why Nature Makes us Happier, Healthier, and More Creative

Florence Williams · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

An intrepid investigation into nature's restorative benefits by a prize-winning author.For centuries, poets and philosophers extolled the benefits of a walk in the woods: Beethoven drew inspiration from rocks and trees; Wordsworth composed while tromping over the heath; and Nikola Tesla...
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Meet Your Dog

Kim Brophey · Chronicle Books
Pages: 224
Format: Hardcover

Every dog owner knows that along with the joy can come the stress and frustration of behavioral problems, which are expensive to diagnose and treat. Enter Kim Brophey, award-winning canine behavior consultant. Using cutting-edge research, Brophey has developed a groundbreaking system that...
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A Sea of Glass: Searching for the Blaschkas' Fragile Legacy in an Ocean at Risk

Drew Harvell · University of California Press
Pages: 232
Format: Hardcover

It started with a glass octopus. Dusty, broken, and all but forgotten, it caught Drew Harvell's eye. Fashioned in intricate detail by the father-son glassmaking team of Leopold and Rudolf Blaschka, the octopus belonged to a menagerie of unusual marine creatures that had been packed...
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Dog Gone: A Lost Pet's Extraordinary Journey and the Family Who Brought Him Home

Pauls Toutonghi · Knopf Publishing Group
Pages: 272
Format: Print book

The true story of a lost dog's journey and a family's furious search to find him before it is too late. Saturday, October 10, 1998. Fielding Marshall is hiking on the Appalachian Trail. His beloved dog - a six-year-old golden retriever mix named Gonker - bolts into the woods. Just like...
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Why Dinosaurs Matter

KEN LACOVARA · Simon & Schuster/ TED
Pages: 120
Format: Hardcover

What can long-dead dinosaurs teach us about our future? Plenty, according to paleontologist Kenneth Lacovara, who has discovered some of the largest creatures to ever walk the Earth.By tapping into the ubiquitous wonder that dinosaurs inspire, Lacovara weaves together the stories of our geological...
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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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Big Pacific: Passionate, Voracious, Mysterious, Violent

Rebecca Tansley · Princeton University Press
Pages: 239
Format: Hardcover

The Pacific Ocean covers one-third of Earth's surface--more than all of the planet's landmasses combined. It contains half of the world's water, hides its deepest places, and is home to some of the most dazzling creatures known to science. The companion book to the spectacular five-part...
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Odd Birds

Ian Harding · St. Martin's Press
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

A 7-time Teen Choice Award Winner on Freeform's most-watched series, Pretty Little Liars ... A social media influencer with over 7 million followers ... An avid birdwatcher? Yes, you read that correctly. Ian Harding is all of these things, and so much more. In this memoir, explore the unexpected...
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Penguins of America

James Patterson · Little
Pages: 64
Format: Print book

A lavishly illustrated, humorous book from the world's #1 bestselling writer and his son that shows how humans and penguins really aren't that different after all. Penguins--our lovable, cute, flightless friends who are constantly dressed for a formal occasion--have always fascinated...
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The Inner Life of Cats: The Science and Secrets of Our Mysterious Feline Companions

Thomas McNamee · Hachette Books
Pages: 288
Format: Print book

Our feline companions are much-loved but often mysterious. In The Inner Life of Cats, Thomas McNamee blends scientific reportage with engaging, illustrative anecdotes about his own beloved cat, Augusta, to explore and illuminate the secrets and enigmas of her kind. As it begins, The Inner...
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The Real Cost of Fracking: How America's Shale Gas Boom Is Threatening Our Families, Pets, and Food

Michelle Bamberger · Beacon Press
Pages: 230
Format: Hardcover

A pharmacologist and a veterinarian pull back the curtain on the human and animal health effects of hydraulic fracturing, or "fracking" Across the country, fracking - the extraction of natural gas by hydraulic fracturing - is being touted as the nation's answer to energy independence...
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Ruthless Tide: The Tragic Epic of the Johnstown Flood

AL ROKER · William Morrow
Pages: 320
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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Your Bulldog Puppy Month by Month

Terry Albert · Alpha
Pages: 362
Format: Print book

Your Bulldog Puppy Month by Month, written by a veterinarian, a trainer, and a breeder team, provides readers with everything they need to know and do at each stage of development to make sure their playful, energetic puppy grows into a happy, healthy, and well-adjusted companion. Coverage...
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