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John Muir · Dover Publications
Pages: 368
Format: Paperback

John Muir (1838-1914) ranks among America's most important and influential naturalists and nature writers. Devoted to the preservation of wilderness areas, Muir founded the Sierra Club and was active in the establishment of Yosemite National Park. This book, one of his most popular...
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The Cool Factor: A Guide to Achieving Effortless Style, with Secrets from the Women Who Have It

Andrea Linett · Artisan
Pages: 208
Format: Print book

Trendsetter Andrea Linett has that rare ability to distill fashion talk into advice that everyone can follow, and in this book she shares the style wisdom she s gathered over years of working in the fashion industry. Here is only the content that matters wardrobe classics, leather, denim,...
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Leaving the Wild: The Unnatural History of Dogs, Cats, Cows, and Horses

GAVIN EHRINGER · Pegasus Books
Pages: 336
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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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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Extreme Cities: The Peril and Promise of Urban Life in the Age of Climate Change

Ashley Dawson · Verso
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover

A cutting exploration of how cities drive climate change while being on the frontlines of the coming climate crisisHow will climate change affect our lives? Where will its impacts be most deeply felt? Are we doing enough to protect ourselves from the coming chaos? In Extreme Cities, Ashley...
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Half-Earth: Our Planet's Fight for Life

Edward O. Wilson · Liveright Publishing Corp, 2016.
Pages: 272
Format: Print book

Half-Earth proposes an achievable plan to save our imperiled biosphere: devote half the surface of the Earth to nature.In order to stave off the mass extinction of species, including our own, we must move swiftly to preserve the biodiversity of our planet, says Edward O. Wilson in his most...
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Inheritors of the Earth: How Nature Is Thriving in an Age of Extinction

Chris D. Thomas · PublicAffairs
Pages: 320
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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American Seafood: Heritage, Culture & Cookery From Sea to Shining Sea

Barton Seaver · Sterling Epicure
Pages: 528
Format: Hardcover

From prestigious writer, chef, and sustainability advocate Barton Seaver comes a seminal reference on every aspect of American seafood. With the growing trend to reintroduce US-caught seafood into our culinary lexicon, this trustworthy reference will be the go-to source for home cooks,...
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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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How to Speak Chicken: Why Your Chickens Do What They Do & Say What They Say

MELISSA CAUGHEY · Storey Publishing, LLC
Pages: 144
Format: Paperback

Best-selling author Melissa Caughey knows that backyard chickens are like any favorite pet - fun to spend time with and fascinating to observe. Her hours among the flock have resulted in this quirky, irresistible guide packed with firsthand insights into how chickens communicate and interact,...
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Darwin's Unfinished Symphony: How Culture Made the Human Mind

Kevin N Laland · Princeton University Press
Pages: 450
Format: Print book

Humans possess an extraordinary capacity for cultural production, from the arts and language to science and technology. How did the human mind--and the uniquely human ability to devise and transmit culture--evolve from its roots in animal behavior? Darwin's Unfinished Symphony presents...
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The Beauty of Numbers in Nature: Mathematical Patterns and Principles from the Natural World

Ian Stewart · The MIT Press
Pages: 224
Format: Paperback

From a zebra's stripes to a spider's web, from sand dunes to snowflakes, nature is full of patterns underlaid by mathematical principles. In The Beauty of Numbers in Nature, Ian Stewart shows how life forms from the principles of mathematics. Each chapter in The Beauty of Numbers...
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Tipping Point for Planet Earth: How Close Are We to the Edge?

Anthony D Barnosky · St Martin'S Press, 2016.
Pages: 272
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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Baby Birds: An Artist Looks into the Nest

Julie Zickefoose · Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 333
Format: Print book

If you've ever wondered what goes on in bird nests, or what happens after a fledgling leaves the nest, come along on Julie's sensitive exploration of often-uncharted ornithological ground. This beautiful book is as much an art book as it is a natural history, something readers have come...
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Our Native Bees: North America's Endangered Pollinators and the Fight to Save Them

Paige Embry · Timber Press
Pages: 240
Format: Hardcover

All the buzz about North America's bees Honey bees get all the press, but the fascinating story of North America's native bees - an endangered species essential to our ecosystems and food supplies - is just as crucial. Our Native Bees is the result of Paige Embry's yearlong quest to learn...
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