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Secret Service Dogs : the heroes who protect the president of the united states

Maria Goodavage · Dutton
Pages: 320
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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Big Sur: The Making of a Prized California Landscape

Shelley Alden Brooks · University of California Press
Pages: 280
Format: Hardcover

Big Sur embodies much of what has defined California since the mid-twentieth century. A remote, inaccessible, and undeveloped pastoral landscape until 1937, Big Sur quickly became a cultural symbol of California and the West, as well as a home to the ultrawealthy. This transformation was due in part...
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The Story of Life in 25 Fossils: Tales of Intrepid Fossil Hunters and the Wonders of Evolution

Donald R. Prothero · Columbia University Press
Pages: 408
Format: Hardcover

Every fossil tells a story. Best-selling paleontology author Donald R. Prothero describes twenty-five famous, beautifully preserved fossils in a gripping scientific history of life on Earth. Recounting the adventures behind the discovery of these objects and fully interpreting their significance...
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The Seasons Alter: How to Save Our Planet in Six Acts

Philip Kitcher · Liveright Publishing Corp
Pages: 288
Format: Print book

A landmark work of environmental philosophy that seeks to transform the debate about climate change.As the icecaps melt and the sea levels rise around the globe -- threatening human existence as we know it -- climate change has become one of the most urgent and controversial issues of our time....
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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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The Lion in the Living Room: How House Cats Tamed Us and Took Over the World

Abigail Tucker · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 256
Format: Print book

A lively adventure through history, natural science, and pop culture in search of how cats conquered the world, the Internet, and our hearts.House cats rule back alleys, deserted Antarctic islands, and our bedrooms. Clearly, they own the Internet, where a viral cat video can easily be viewed...
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Lights, Camera, Lions: Memoirs of a Real-Life Dr. Doolittle

Hubert Geza Wells · Morgan James Publishing
Pages: 262
Format: Hardcover

Lights, Camera, Lions tells the remarkable story of Hungarian Hubert Geza Wells, who defects to America during the communist era and goes on to make a name for himself as one of the desired animal trainers in Hollywood. His hair-raising memoir (pun intended) gives insight into training...
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Spineless: The Science of Jellyfish and the Art of Growing a Backbone

Juli Berwald · Riverhead Books
Pages: 352
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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Being Ecological

Timothy Morton · The MIT Press
Pages: 216
Format: Hardcover

A book about ecology without information dumping, guilt inducing, or preaching to the choir.Don't care about ecology? You think you don't, but you might all the same. Don't read ecology books? This book is for you. Ecology books can be confusing information dumps that are out of date...
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Vets and Pets: Wounded Warriors and the Animals That Help Them Heal

Dava Guerin · Skyhorse Publishing
Pages: 208
Format: Paperback

Vets and Pets tells fifteen emotional and entertaining stories of the incredible bonds between wounded warriors, veterans, and other service members and their service and companion animals. Whether these special relationships are with dogs, cats, horses, pigs, or even birds of prey, readers...
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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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Gizelle's Bucket List: My Life with a Very Large Dog

Lauren Watt · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 244
Format: Print book

"A lightbeat, epic account of how the 20-something author brought her giant English Mastiff to her first tiny New York apartment after college, while navigating boyfriends, first jobs, her mother's illness and a bucket list that involves her dog's participation, "--NoveList."Lauren...
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The Great Divide

Stephen Grace · Two Dot Books
Pages: 216
Format: Hardcover

Written by Stephen Grace, the companion book to The Great Divide, a film by Havey Productions, is a sweeping, magnificently illustrated story of Colorado water from the region's first inhabitants to the incoming settlers and developers to modern environmentalists. Times and places are covered...
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Serendipity: An Ecologist's Quest to Understand Nature

J A Estes · University of California Press
Pages: 256
Format: Print book

To newly minted biologist James Estes, the sea otters he was studying in the leafy kelp forests off the coast of Alaska appeared to have an unbalanced relationship with their greater environment. Gorging themselves on the sea urchins that grazed among the kelp, these small charismatic mammals...
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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
Pages: 336
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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