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Bono: The Amazing Story of a Rescue Cat Who Inspired a Community

HELEN BROWN · Citadel
Pages: 288
Format: Paperback

From New York Times bestselling author Helen Brown comes a funny and moving account of her life-changing month as a foster mother - to a homeless cat named Bono. When Helen Brown arrived in New York for a month-long business stay, a fellow animal-lover talked her into fostering a shelter...
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Cannibalism: A Perfectly Natural History

Bill Schutt · Algonquin Books
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

"A masterful and compulsively readable book that challenges our preconceived notions about a behavior often sensationalized in our culture and, until just recently, misunderstood in the scientific world." - Ian Tattersall, Curator Emeritus, American Museum of Natural History,...
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How to Stay Alive: The Ultimate Survival Guide for Any Situation

Bear Grylls · William Morrow Paperbacks
Pages: 448
Format: Paperback

In the spirit of the multi-million copy bestselling SAS Survival Handbook comes the ultimate survival guide for the 21st century, from world-famous adventurer and former SAS soldier Bear Grylls.For more than a decade, Bear Grylls has introduced TV viewers to the most dramatic wilderness...
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The Man Who Caught the Storm: The Life of Legendary Tornado Chaser Tim Samaras

Brantley Hargrove · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

A tale of obsession and daring. A contest between humankind and nature's fiercest phenomenon. The saga of the greatest storm chaser who ever lived.At the turn of the twenty-first century, the tornado was one of the last true mysteries of the modern world. It was a monster that ravaged the American...
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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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Innumerable Insects: The Story of the Most Diverse and Myriad Animals on Earth

Michael S. Engel · Sterling
Pages: 232
Format: Hardcover

A fascinating look at the world's most numerous inhabitants, illustrated with stunning images from the American Museum of Natural History's Rare Book Collection. To date, we have discovered and described or named around 1.1 million insect species, and thousands of new species are added...
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The man who made things out of trees

Rob Penn · W.W. Norton & Company
Pages: 240
Format: Print book

The story of how one man cut down a single tree to see how many things could be made from it. Out of all the trees in the world, the ash is the most closely bound up with who we are. From tool handles to arrows, wheels and bowls to furniture and baseball bats, humans have made more and varied...
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Darwin's Fossils: The Collection That Shaped the Theory of Evolution

ADAM LISTER · Smithsonian Books
Pages: 160
Format: Paperback

Reveals how Darwin's study of fossils shaped his scientific thinking and led to his development of the theory of evolution.Darwin's Fossils is an accessible account of Darwin's pioneering work on fossils, his adventures in South America, and his relationship with the scientific...
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Why Dinosaurs Matter

KEN LACOVARA · Simon & Schuster/ TED
Pages: 120
Format: Hardcover

What can long-dead dinosaurs teach us about our future? Plenty, according to paleontologist Kenneth Lacovara, who has discovered some of the largest creatures to ever walk the Earth.By tapping into the ubiquitous wonder that dinosaurs inspire, Lacovara weaves together the stories of our geological...
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American Wolf: A True Story of Survival and Obsession in the West

Nate Blakeslee · Crown
Pages: 300
Format: Hardcover

The enthralling story of the rise and reign of O-Six, the celebrated Yellowstone wolf, and the people who loved or feared her Before men ruled the earth, there were wolves. Once abundant in North America, these majestic creatures were hunted to near extinction in the lower 48 states by the 1920s....
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The Immeasurable World: Journeys in Desert Places

William Atkins · Doubleday
Pages: 368
Format: Hardcover

In the classic literary tradition of Bruce Chatwin and Geoff Dyer, a rich and exquisitely written account of travels in eight deserts on five continents that evokes the timeless allure of these remote and forbidding places.One-third of the earth's surface is classified as desert. Restless,...
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The Arctic: Reflecting the Landscape, Wildlife, and People of the Far North

Jennifer Kingsley · Welcome Books
Pages: 224
Format: Print book

Stunning scenery, magnificent wildlife, and native cultures bring the Arctic to life in this unparalleled collection of photography. In never-before-seen photos from the world's finest nature photographers, The Arctic introduces the reader to this region in three sections - the land...
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Wonderlandscape: Yellowstone National Park and the Evolution of an American Cultural Icon

JOHN CLAYTON · Pegasus Books
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover

An evocative blend of history and nature writing that tells the story of Yellowstone's evolving significance in American culture through the stories of ten iconic figures. Yellowstone is America's premier national park. Today is often a byword for conservation, natural beauty, and a way for everyone...
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Dorothy Brooke and the Fight to Save Cairo's Lost War Horses

Grant Hayter-Menzies · Potomac Books
Pages: 240
Format: Hardcover

Born in June 1883 to an aristocratic Scottish family, Dorothy Gibson-Craig was brought up with dogs and horses. In 1926 she married Maj. Gen. Geoffrey Brooke, recipient of the Distinguished Service Order in World War I and a writer on equine culture. She followed her new husband to Cairo,...
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Unspeakable Horror: The Deadliest Shark Attacks in Maritime History

Joseph B Healy · Skyhorse Publishing
Pages: 240
Format: Paperback

The story of the USS Indianapolis is well-known. After delivering crucial components of the atomic bomb that would level Hiroshima in 1945, the Indianapolis was sunk by a Japanese submarine in the South China Sea. Of the nearly 1,200 men aboard, 900 survived the torpedoing, spilling into...
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