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Big Chicken: The Incredible Story of How Antibiotics Created Modern Agriculture and Changed the Way the World Eats

MARYN MCKENNA · National Geographic
Pages: 400
Format: Hardcover

In this eye-opening exposé, acclaimed health journalist and National Geographic contributor Maryn McKenna documents how antibiotics transformed chicken from local delicacy to industrial commodity - and human health threat - uncovering the ways we can make America's favorite meat safer...
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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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The Ghosts of Gombe: A True Story of Love and Death in an African Wilderness

Dale Peterson · University of California Press
Pages: 222
Format: Hardcover

On July 12, 1969, Ruth Davis, a young American volunteer at Dr. Jane Goodall's famous chimpanzee research camp in the Gombe Stream National Park of Tanzania, East Africa, walked out of camp to follow a chimpanzee into the forest. Six days later, her body was found floating in a pool...
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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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There's No Such Thing as Bad Weather: A Scandinavian Mom's Secrets for Raising Healthy, Resilient, and Confident Kids

Linda Keson McGurk · Touchstone
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

Bringing Up Bébé meets Last Child in the Woods in this lively, insightful memoir about a mother who sets out to discover if the nature-centric parenting philosophy of her native Scandinavia holds the key to healthier, happier lives for her American children.When Swedish-born Linda...
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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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Firestorm: How Wildfire Will Shape Our Future

Edward Struzik · Island Press
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

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The Big Ones: How Natural Disasters Have Shaped Us

LUCY JONES · Doubleday
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

By the world-renowned seismologist, a surprising history of natural disasters, their impact on our culture, and new ways of thinking about the ones to comeEarthquakes, tsunamis, hurricanes, volcanoes--these all stem from the same forces that give our planet life. It is only when they exceed...
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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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Water in Plain Sight: Hope for a Thirsty World

Judith D Schwartz · St Martin'S Press
Pages: 256
Format: Print book

Water scarcity is on everyone's mind. Long taken for granted, water availability has entered the realm of economics, politics, and people's food and lifestyle choices. But as anxiety mounts - even as a swath of California farmland has been left fallow and extremist groups worldwide...
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Beyond Words: What Animals Think and Feel

Carl Safina · Henry Holt and Company
Pages: 461
Format: Print book

I wanted to know what they were experiencing, and why to us they feel so compelling, and so-close. This time I allowed myself to ask them the question that for a scientist was forbidden fruit: Who are you? Weaving decades of field observations with exciting new discoveries about the brain,...
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Farewell to the Horse: A Cultural History

ULRICH RAULFF · Liveright
Pages: 464
Format: Hardcover

A surprising, lively, and erudite history of horse and man, for readers of The Invention of Nature and The Soul of an Octopus.Horses and humans share an ancient, profoundly complex relationship. Once our most indispensable companions, horses were for millennia essential in helping build...
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Replenish: The Virtuous Cycle of Water and Prosperity

Sandra Postel · Island Press
Pages: 328
Format: Hardcover

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Upstream: Selected Essays

Mary Oliver · Penguin Books
Pages: 192
Format: Print book

"In the beginning I was so young and such a stranger to myself I hardly existed. I had to go out into the world and see it and hear it and react to it, before I knew at all who I was, what I was, what I wanted to be." So begins Upstream, a collection of essays in which beloved...
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The Dog Lover Unit: Lessons in Courage from the World's K9 Cops

Rachel Rose · Thomas Dunne Books
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

"Enter the intense world of both the dogs and people who form the K9 corps. Every dog has its own unique personality." -- Temple Grandin, author of Animals in Translation and Animals Make us HumanAn acclaimed poet, Rachel Rose never expected to spend her nights careening along...
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