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The Lives of Seaweeds: A Natural History of Our Planet's Seaweeds and Other Algae (The Lives of the Natural World, 4)

Julie A. Phillips - Princeton University Press
Format: Hardcover

An engaging and richly illustrated exploration of the natural history of seaweeds and other algae. As photosynthetic organisms, seaweeds and other algae transfer billions of tons of carbon globally from the atmosphere to the deep ocean each year. Coming in all manner of colors, shapes,...
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Hummingbirds: A Celebration of Nature's Jewels

Glenn Bartley - Princeton University Press
Format: Hardcover

With their dazzling colors, glittering iridescent feathers, fantastic adornments, astonishing powers of flight, and many other unique characteristics, hummingbirds are among the world's most extraordinary birds -- true jewels of nature. This beautifully designed book offers a celebration...
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Under the Open Skies: Finding Peace and Health in Nature

Markus Torgeby
Format: Hardcover

THE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLERA guide for living outdoors and communing with the natural world - under the open skies."I believe in sleeping outdoors, surrounded by tall fir trees, darkness and cold. Lying on my back and looking up at the stars, watching my breath form thin clouds."Under...
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Catch a Crayfish, Count the Stars: Fun Projects, Skills, and Adventures for Outdoor Kids

Steven Rinella - Random House
Format: Hardcover

A hands-on, gloves-off, muddy-boots activity book for young adventurers ages eight and up, offering fun projects and adventures to build lifelong skills and knowledge about the natural world - from the host of MeatEater and the New York Times bestselling author of The MeatEater Guide to Wilderness...
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The World Atlas of Trees and Forests: Exploring Earth's Forest Ecosystems

Herman Shugart - Princeton University Press
Format: Hardcover

A marvelously illustrated look at the world's diverse forests and their ecosystems. The earth's forests are havens of nature supporting a diversity of life. Shaped by climate and geography, these vast and dynamic wooded spaces offer unique ecosystems that shelter complex and interdependent...
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Fire in the Heart: A Memoir of Friendship, Loss, and Wildfire

Mary Emerick - Arcade Publishing
Format: Hardcover

FIRE IN THE HEART is a powerful memoir by a woman, once a shy, insecure schoolgirl, who reinvented herself as a professional wildland fire fighter. Determined to forge herself into a stronger, braver person, Mary climbs to heights she never imagined for herself, eventually directing blazes...
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Aquatic Dicotyledons of North America: Ecology, Life History, and Systematics

Donald H. Les - CRC Press
Format: Hardcover

Aquatic Dicotyledons of North America: Ecology, Life History, and Systematics brings together a wealth of information on the natural history, ecology, and systematics of North American aquatic plants. Most books on aquatic plants have a taxonomic focus and are intended primarily for identification....
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Tsavo: Oddball Reseachers Use Data and Guns to Save African Elephants

Daniel B Botkin - Book Vine Press
Format: Paperback

A small group of American and British scientists go to East Africa to try to save elephants from poachers and to find how many remain. They end up fighting with poachers, large and small groups, who try to kill them, meanwhile being chased and threatened by elephants and having to shoot...
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Seaweed Chronicles: A World at the Water's Edge

Susan Hand Shetterly - Algonquin Books
Format: Hardcover

Glimpse the wonders of a hidden world. An ancient, and vital, part of nature's ecosystem, seaweed is now emerging as an increasingly important source of food in a world faced with diminishing natural resources. In Seaweed Chronicles, acclaimed nature writer Susan Hand Shetterly...
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A Meeting of Land and Sea: Nature and the Future of Martha's Vineyard

David R Foster - Yale University Press
Format: Hardcover

An eminent ecologist shows how an iconic New England island has been shaped by nature and human history, and how its beloved landscape can be protected Full of surprises, bedecked with gorgeous photographs and maps, and supported by unprecedented historical and ecological research, this...
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