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The Death and Life of the Great Lakes
The Death and Life of the Great Lakes

Dan Egan · W W Norton
Pages: 384
Format: Print book

A landmark work of science, history and reporting on the past, present and imperiled future of the Great Lakes.The Great Lakes -- Erie, Huron, Michigan, Ontario and Superior -- hold 20 percent of the world's supply of surface fresh water and provide sustenance, work and recreation for tens...
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Diamonds: The Antoinette Matlins Buying Guide-How to Select, Buy, Care for & Enjoy Diamonds with Confidence and Knowledge
Diamonds: The Antoinette Matlins Buying Guide-How to Select, Buy, Care for & Enjoy Diamonds with Confidence and Knowledge

Antoinette Matlins · Gemstone Pr
Pages: 228
Format: Print book

All the information readers need to buy beautiful diamonds with confidence, now updated and expanded!Whether buying for personal pleasure or for investment, in today's market -- of Internet auctions, new diamond cuts, new colors, new treatments and new frauds -- buyers need a source...
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Romancing the Wild: Cultural Dimensions of Ecotourism
Romancing the Wild: Cultural Dimensions of Ecotourism

Robert Fletcher · Duke University Press, 2014.
Pages: 248
Format: Paperback

The worldwide development of ecotourism - including adventures such as mountain climbing and whitewater rafting, as well as more pedestrian pursuits such as birdwatching - has been extensively studied, but until now little attention has been paid to why vacationers choose to take part in what...
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The Dog Diet Answer Book: The Complete Nutrition Guide to Help Your Dog Live a Happier, Healthier, and Longer Life
The Dog Diet Answer Book: The Complete Nutrition Guide to Help Your Dog Live a Happier, Healthier, and Longer Life

Greg Martinez · Rockport Publishers
Pages: 192
Format: Print book

Avoid the vet by learning how to treat your pup's symptoms, and know that a better diet means a healthier, happier dog.Is your Fido fighting to feel better? Your dog's skin problems, ear infections, bowel issues, obesity, seizures, and bladder issues can often be treated by changing...
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The People's Republic of Chemicals
The People's Republic of Chemicals

Chip Jacobs · Rare Bird Books, A Vireo Book
Format: Hardcover

Maverick environmental writers William J. Kelly and Chip Jacobs follow up their acclaimed Smogtown with a provocative examination of China's ecological calamity already imperiling a warming planet. Toxic smog most people figured was obsolete needlessly kills as many as died in the 9/11...
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Water for Backyard Pets and Wildlife
Water for Backyard Pets and Wildlife

Thomas Hollyday · Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Pages: 46
Format: Paperback

Your backyard is nature's playground. You do your best to make sure the birds have seed, and that the environment is safe for everyone. But are you really providing the best watering options for your pets and wild friends? This book will ensure that you create the ideal habitat for all animals...
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How the World Breaks Life in Catastrophe's Path, from the Caribbean to Siberia
How the World Breaks Life in Catastrophe's Path, from the Caribbean to Siberia

Stan Cox · New Press
Pages: 384
Format: Print book

We ve always lived on a dangerous planet, but its disasters aren t what they used to be. "How the World Breaks" gives us a breathtaking new view of crisis and recovery on the unstable landscapes of the Earth s hazard zones. Father and son authors Stan and Paul Cox take us to the explosive...
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Biomorphic Structures: Architecture Inspired by Nature
Biomorphic Structures: Architecture Inspired by Nature

Asterios Agkathidis · Laurence King Publishing
Pages: 160
Format: Print book

From leaves to liquids, caves to crystal formations, nature has always been a major source of inspiration for architects. This book examines how nature can act as a precedent for design solutions through twelve case studies. Packed with computer drawings, sketches, models, and photographs,...
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Seven Skeletons: The Evolution of the World's Most Famous Human Fossils
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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The Unnatural World: The Race to Remake Civilization in Earth's Newest Age
The Unnatural World: The Race to Remake Civilization in Earth's Newest Age

David Biello · Scribner
Pages: 304
Format: Print book

With the historical perspective of The Song of the Dodo and the urgency of Al Gore's An Inconvenient Truth, a brilliant young environmental journalist argues that we must innovate and adapt to save planet Earth.Civilization is in crisis, facing disasters of our own making on the only...
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1968 Farmington Mine Disaster
1968 Farmington Mine Disaster

Bob Campione · Arcadia Publishing
Pages: 127
Format: Paperback

Coal in the United States was discovered in the 18th century by landowners and farmers on the slopes of the hillsides in the Appalachian region. It was not until the late 19th century that this black rock would become a part of an industrial revolution. One of the first mines to commercially...
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Death in Glacier National Park: Stories of Accidents and Foolhardiness in the Crown of the Continent
Death in Glacier National Park: Stories of Accidents and Foolhardiness in the Crown of the Continent

Randi Minetor · Lyons Press
Pages: 229
Format: Print book

Adventures in the wilderness can be dramatic and deadly. Glacier National Park's death records date back to January 1913, when a man froze to death while snowshoeing between Cut Bank and St. Mary. All told, 260 people have died or are presumed to have died in the park during the first...
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The Scout's Guide to Wild Edibles: Learn How To Forage, Prepare & Eat 40 Wild Foods
The Scout's Guide to Wild Edibles: Learn How To Forage, Prepare & Eat 40 Wild Foods

Krebill · St. Lynn's Press
Pages: 176
Format: Print book

Ever seen a tasty-looking plant or mushroom in a yard or forest but weren't sure if it would taste good ... or even be edible? In The Scout's Guide to Wild Edibles, renowned forager Mike Krebill profiles 40 widely-found edible wild plants and mushrooms of North America, in a guide...
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The Hidden Life of Trees: What They Feel, How They Communicate—Discoveries From a Secret World
The Hidden Life of Trees: What They Feel, How They Communicate—Discoveries From a Secret World

Peter Wohlleben · David Suzuki Institute
Pages: 272
Format: Print book

A forester's fascinating stories, supported by the latest scientific research, reveal the extraordinary world of forests and illustrate how trees communicate and care for each other. In "The Hidden Life of Trees, " Peter Wohlleben shares his deep love of woods and forests and explains...
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Understanding Minerals and Crystals
Understanding Minerals and Crystals

B Cairncross · Struik Nature
Pages: 312
Format: Print book

Minerals are the building blocks of rocks - they make up the solid Earth's crust. Understanding Minerals & Crystals takes a close look at minerals, how they form, why they differ and how to go about identifying them. It examines the nature of atoms and the way they bind together...
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