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Bring Back the King: The New Science of De-extinction

Helen Pilcher · Bloomsbury SIGMA
Pages: 304
Format: Print book

Helen Pilcher is uniquely qualified to explain the cutting-edge science that makes the resurrection of extinct animals a very real possibility, while acknowledging the serious and humorous aspects of giving a deceased animal a second chance to live. If you could bring back to life a person...
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What a Fish Knows: The Inner Lives of Our Underwater Cousins

Jonathan Balcombe · Scientific American/Farrar
Pages: 288
Format: Print book

Do fishes think? Do they really have three-second memories? And can they recognize the humans who peer back at them from above the surface of the water? In "What a Fish Knows, " the myth-busting ethologist Jonathan Balcombe addresses these questions and more, taking us under the sea,...
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The Storm of the Century: Tragedy, Heroism, Survival, and the Epic True Story of America's Deadliest Natural Disaster: The Great Gulf Hurricane of 1900

Al Roker · William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Pages: 312
Format: Print book

In this gripping narrative history, Al Roker from NBC's Today and the Weather Channel vividly examines the deadliest natural disaster in American history - a haunting and inspiring tale of tragedy, heroism, and resilience that is full of lessons for today's new age of extreme weather.On...
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Mozart's Starling

LYANDA LYNN HAUPT · Little, Brown and Company
Pages: 277
Format: Hardcover

On May 27th, 1784, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart met a flirtatious little starling in a Viennese shop who sang an improvised version of the theme from his Piano Concerto no. 17 in G major. Sensing a kindred spirit in the plucky young bird, Mozart bought him and took him home to be a family pet....
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Spying on Whales: The Past, Present, and Future of Earth's Most Awesome Creatures

Nicholas Pyenson · Viking
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

A dive into the secret lives of whales, from their evolutionary past to today's cutting edge of science

Whales are among the largest, most intelligent, deepest diving species to have ever lived on our planet. They evolved from land-roaming, dog-sized creatures into animals that move...
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Far from Land: The Mysterious Lives of Seabirds

Michael Brooke · Princeton University Press
Pages: 264
Format: Hardcover

The lives and activities of seabirds as you've never seen them beforeSeabirds evoke the spirit of the earth's wildest places. They spend large portions of their lives at sea, often far from land, and nest on beautiful and remote islands that humans rarely visit. Thanks to the development...
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Life on Earth

David Attenborough · William Collins
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

A new, beautifully illustrated edition of David Attenborough's groundbreaking Life on Earth.David Attenborough's unforgettable meeting with gorillas became an iconic moment for millions of television viewers. Life on Earth, the series and accompanying book, fundamentally changed...
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Historic Denali National Park and Preserve: The Stories Behind One of America's Great Treasures

Tracy Salcedo-Chourre? · Lyons Press
Pages: 264
Format: Paperback

Celebrating our national parksDenali National Park celebrates its centennial anniversary in 2017The park attracts more than 400,000 visitors annuallyMore than 60 historic photographs throughoutHistoric Denali National Park is a vibrant narrative that covers different parts of the park's...
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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...
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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...
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Chandra's Cosmos: Dark Matter, Black Holes, and Other Wonders Revealed by NASA's Premier X-Ray Observatory

Wallace H Tucker · Smithsonian Books
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

On July 23, 1999, the Chandra X-Ray Observatory, the most powerful X-ray telescope ever built, was launched aboard the space shuttle Columbia. Since then, Chandra has given us a view of the universe that is largely hidden from telescopes sensitive only to visible light. In Chandra's...
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Planet of Microbes: The Perils and Potential of Earth's Essential Life Forms

TED ANTON · University Of Chicago Press
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

We live in a time of unprecedented scientific knowledge about the origins of life on Earth. But if we want to grasp the big picture, we have to start small - very small. That's because the real heroes of the story of life on Earth are microbes, the tiny living organisms we cannot see with...
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The Water-Wise Home: How to Conserve, Capture, and Reuse Water in Your Home and Landscape

Laura Allen · Storey Publishing, LLC
Format: Print book

Are you looking for ways to save water -- or money? This accessible guide by Laura Allen, founder of Greywater Action, explains how to use water smartly and efficiently, increasing supply, saving money, reducing wear on your septic system, and filling your home and garden needs. She describes...
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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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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...
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