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Seven Skeletons: The Evolution of the World's Most Famous Human Fossils

Lydia V Pyne · Viking
Pages: 288
Format: Print book

An irresistible journey of discovery, science, history, and myth making, told through the lives and afterlives of seven famous human ancestorsOver the last century, the search for human ancestors has spanned four continents and resulted in the discovery of hundreds of fossils. While most...
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Dinosaurs: How They Lived and Evolved

Darren Naish · Smithsonian Books
Pages: 224
Format: Print book

Dinosaurs are one of the most spectacular groups of animals that have ever existed. Many were fantastic, bizarre creatures that still capture our imagination: the super-predator Tyrannosaurus, the plate-backed Stegosaurus, and the long-necked, long-tailed Diplodocus. Dinosaurs: The Ultimate...
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Emerald Labyrinth: A Scientist's Adventures in the Jungles of the Congo

Eli Greenbaum · ForeEdge
Pages: 336
Format: Paperback

Emerald Labyrinth is a scientist and adventurer's chronicle of years exploring the rainforests of sub-Saharan Africa. The richly varied habitats of the Democratic Republic of the Congo offer a wealth of animal, plant, chemical, and medical discoveries. But the country also has a deeply...
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Aerial Geology: A High-Altitude Tour of North America's Spectacular Volcanoes, Canyons, Glaciers, Lakes, Craters, and Peaks

Mary Caperton Morton · Timber Press
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

Sit back and enjoy a new view Filled with fun facts, fascinating histories, and atmospheric photography, Aerial Geology is an up-in-the-sky exploration of North America's 100 most spectacular geological formations. Crisscrossing the continent from the Aleutian Islands in Alaska to the Great...
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Discovering the Mammoth: A Tale of Giants, Unicorns, Ivory, and the Birth of a New Science

John J. McKay · Pegasus Books
Pages: 264
Format: Hardcover

The fascinating saga of solving the mystery of this ancient animal who once roamed the north country -- and has captivated our collective imagination ever since. Today, we know that a mammoth is an extinct type of elephant that was covered with long fur and lived in the north country during...
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A Sea of Glass: Searching for the Blaschkas' Fragile Legacy in an Ocean at Risk

Drew Harvell · University of California Press
Pages: 232
Format: Hardcover

It started with a glass octopus. Dusty, broken, and all but forgotten, it caught Drew Harvell's eye. Fashioned in intricate detail by the father-son glassmaking team of Leopold and Rudolf Blaschka, the octopus belonged to a menagerie of unusual marine creatures that had been packed...
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What Is a Dog?

Raymond Coppinger · The University of Chicago Press, 2016.
Pages: 240
Format: Print book

Of the world's dogs, less than two hundred million are pets, living with humans who provide food, shelter, squeaky toys, and fashionable sweaters. But roaming the planet are five times as many dogs who are their own masters - neighborhood dogs, dump dogs, mountain dogs. They are dogs,...
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Wattana: An Orangutan in Paris

Chris Herzfeld · University of Chicago Press
Pages: 192
Format: Print book

She likes tea, sews, draws on papers and is a self-taught master of tying and untying knots. But she is not a crafty woman of the DIY set: she is Wattana, an orangutan who lives in the Jardin des Plantes Zoo in Paris. And it is in Paris where Chris Herzfeld first encounters and becomes...
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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 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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Rancher, Farmer, Fisherman: Conservation Heroes of the American Heartland

Miriam Horn · W W Norton
Pages: 384
Format: Print book

The story of a huge, largely hidden, and entirely unexpected conservation movement in America.Many of the men and women doing today's most consequential environmental work -- restoring America's grasslands, wildlife, soil, rivers, wetlands, and oceans -- would not call themselves environmentalists;...
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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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How to Raise a Wild Child: The Art and Science of Falling in Love with Nature

Scott D Sampson · Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2015.
Pages: 327
Format: Print book

From the beloved host of PBS Kids' Dinosaur Train, an easy-to-use guide for parents, teachers, and others looking to foster a strong connection between children and nature, complete with engaging activities, troubleshooting advice, and much more American children spend four to seven minutes...
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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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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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