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Quakeland: On the Road to America's Next Devastating Earthquake

KATHRYN MILES · Dutton
Pages: 368
Format: Hardcover

A journey around the United States in search of the truth about the threat of earthquakes leads to spine-tingling discoveries, unnerving experts, and ultimately the kind of preparations that will actually help guide us through disasters. It's a road trip full of surprises. Earthquakes....
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Orca: How We Came to Know and Love the Ocean's Greatest Predator

Jason M Colby · Oxford University Press
Pages: 408
Format: Hardcover

Since the release of the documentary Blackfish in 2013, millions around the world have focused on the plight of the orca, the most profitable and controversial display animal in history. Yet, until now, no historical account has explained how we came to care about killer whales in the first...
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The Water Will Come: Rising Seas, Sinking Cities, and the Remaking of the Civilized World

Jeff Goodell · Little, Brown and Company
Pages: 340
Format: Hardcover

A New York Times Critics' Top Book of 2017 One of Washington Post's 50 Notable Works of Nonfiction in 2017 One of BOOKLIST 's Top 10 Science Books of 2017 "An immersive, mildly gonzo and depressingly well-timed book about the drenching effects of global warming, and a powerful reminder...
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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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Sustaining Lake Superior: An Extraordinary Lake in a Changing World

Nancy Langston · Yale University Press
Pages: 292
Format: Hardcover

A compelling exploration of Lake Superior's conservation recovery and what it can teach us in the face of climate change Lake Superior, the largest lake in the world, has had a remarkable history, including resource extraction and industrial exploitation that caused nearly irreversible...
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The Animals' Agenda: Freedom, Compassion, and Coexistence in the Human Age

Marc Bekoff · Beacon Press
Pages: 240
Format: Print book

A compelling argument that the time has come to use what we know about the fascinating and diverse inner lives of other animals on their behalfWide-ranging studies of animal intelligence and emotions have enabled us to learn ever more about what animals think, feel, and want. However, this...
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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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Around the World in 80 Trees

Jonathan Drori · Laurence King Publishing
Pages: 232
Format: Hardcover

Trees are one of humanity's most constant and most varied companions. From India's sacred banyan tree to the fragrant cedar of Lebanon, they offer us sanctuary and inspiration - not to mention the raw materials for everything from aspirin to maple syrup.In Around the World in 80 Trees,...
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How to Tame a Fox (and Build a Dog) : Visionary Scientists and a Siberian Tale of Jump-Started Evolution

LEE ALAN DUGATKIN · UNIV OF CHICAGO Press
Pages: 240
Format: Hardcover

Tucked away in Siberia, there are furry, four-legged creatures with wagging tails and floppy ears that are as docile and friendly as any lapdog. But, despite appearances, these are not dogs - they are foxes. They are the result of the most astonishing experiment in breeding ever undertaken...
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What We See in the Stars: An Illustrated Tour of the Night Sky

KELSEY OSEID · Ten Speed Press
Pages: 160
Format: Hardcover

Excerpt. Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved.
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Bugged: The Insects Who Rule the World and the People Obsessed with Them

David MacNeal · St. Martin's Press
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

Insects have been shaping our ecological world and plant life for over 400 million years. In fact, our world is essentially run by bugs -- there are 1.4 billion for every human on the planet. In Bugged, journalist David MacNeal takes us on an off-beat scientific journey that weaves together...
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National Geographic Field Guide to the Birds of North America, 7th Edition

JON L DUNN · National Geographic
Pages: 592
Format: Paperback

This fully revised and updated edition of the best-selling North American bird field guide is the most up-to-date guide on the market. Perfect for beginning to advanced birders, it is the only book organized to match the latest American Ornithologists' Union taxonomy.With more than...
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Megafire: The Race to Extinguish a Deadly Epidemic of Flame

Michael Kodas · Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover

A brilliant exploration of the rising phenomenon of megafires - forest fires of alarming scale, intensity, and devastation - that captures the danger and heroism of those who fight them In Megafire, a world-renowned journalist and forest fire expert travels to the most dangerous and remote...
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The Lost Species: Great Expeditions in the Collections of Natural History Museums

Christopher Kemp · University Of Chicago Press
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

The tiny, lungless Thorius salamander from southern Mexico, thinner than a match and smaller than a quarter. The lushly white-coated Saki, an arboreal monkey from the Brazilian rainforests. The olinguito, a native of the Andes, which looks part mongoose, part teddy bear. These fantastic...
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Summer

KARL OVE KNAUSGAARD · Penguin Pr
Pages: 400
Format: Hardcover

The grand finale of Karl Ove Knausgaard's masterful and intensely-personal series about the four seasons, illustrated with paintings by the great German artist Anselm Kiefer. June--It is completely dark out now. It is twenty-three minutes to midnight and you have already slept for four...
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