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Natural Wonders of the World

Smithsonian Institution. · DK
Pages: 440
Format: Hardcover

Discover Earth's most beautiful and fascinating natural landmarks. From the spectacular granite domes of Yosemite to the reefs of the Bahama Banks and the ice sheets of the Antarctic, this is an unparalleled survey of the world's natural treasures.

From the Rocky Mountains to the Great...

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How to Toilet Train Your Cat: 21 Days to a Litter-Free Home

Paul Kunkel · Workman Publishing Company
Pages: 144
Format: Paperback

Follow this foolproof 21-day program and you can teach any litter-trained cat to use a toilet instead of a box.

Discover a better way: Now cat owners everywhere can put down their scoops, stop ferrying backbreaking sacks of litter, enjoy a fresh-smelling home, and save hundreds...
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Birds of a Feather: A True Story of Hope and the Healing Power of Animals

LORIN LINDNER · St. Martin's Press
Pages: 240
Format: Hardcover

The inspiring story of how one woman's vision helped create a unique healing community

Lee Woodruff: "This true story will twist your heart like a sponge and renew your faith in the world."

Vicki Myron: "A heartwarming book."

Animal lover though...

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The Road to Walden: 12 Life Lessons from a Sojourn to Thoreau's Cabin

Kevin T Dann · TarcherPerigee
Pages: 224
Format: Paperback

The acclaimed author of Expect Great Things: The Life and Search of Henry David Thoreau traverses on foot from Manhattan to Walden Pond, retracing Thoreau's steps and unlocking the practical principles of the mystic's life in the woods.

When Henry David Thoreau launched his experiment...
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The Revolutionary Genius of Plants: A New Understanding of Plant Intelligence and Behavior

Pages: 240
Format: Hardcover

Do plants have intelligence? Do they have memory? Are they better problem solvers than people? The Revolutionary Genius of Plants - a fascinating, paradigm-shifting work that upends everything you thought you knew about plants - makes a compelling scientific case that these and other astonishing...
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Following Fifi: My Adventures Among Wild Chimpanzees: Lessons from our Closest Relatives

John Crocker · Pegasus Books
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

An exhilarating quest into a remote African forest to examine chimpanzees and understand the roots of human behavior.As a young student, John Crocker embarked on the adventure of a lifetime, spending eight months in the Gombe forest working with Jane Goodall. He followed families of wild...
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Dog Training 101: Step-by-Step Instructions for raising a happy well-behaved dog

KYRA SUNDANCE · Quarry Books
Pages: 175
Format: Paperback

Sit! Stay! It's easy with Dog Training 101

Using a visually driven, playful presentation, Dog Training 101 offers step-by-step instructions every dog owner needs and wants to know as you care for and raise your canine best friend. From basic commands like sit, stay, and come to everything...

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Unlikely Alliances: Native Nations and White Communities Join to Defend Rural Lands

Zolta?n Grossman · University of Washington Press
Pages: 362
Format: Paperback

Often when Native nations assert their treaty rights and sovereignty, they are confronted with a backlash from their neighbors, who are fearful of losing control of the natural resources. Yet, when both groups are faced with an outside threat to their common environment -- such as mines,...
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Oceans: A Very Short Introduction

D A V Stow · Oxford University Press
Pages: 152
Format: Paperback

The importance of the oceans to life on Earth cannot be overstated. Liquid water covers more than 70% of our planet's surface and, in past geological time, has spread over 85%. Life on Earth began in the oceans over 3.5 billion years ago and remained there for the great majority of that...
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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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Always By My Side: Life Lessons from Millie and All the Dogs I've Loved

Edward Grinnan · Howard Books
Pages: 288
Format: Print book

The editor-in-chief of Guideposts magazine shares the heartwarming story of Millie, his beloved golden retriever, and how she taught him to be a more compassionate person, deepened his faith, and inspired him on his long-term path of recovery from addiction.

From the moment...
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Rants from the Hill: On Packrats, Bobcats, Wildfires, Curmudgeons, a Drunken Mary Kay Lady, and Other Encounters with the Wild in the High Desert

Pages: 232
Format: Paperback

"If Thoreau drank more whiskey and lived in the desert, he'd write like this." - High Country News Welcome to the land of wildfire, hypothermia, desiccation, and rattlers. The stark and inhospitable high-elevation landscape of Nevada's Great Basin Desert may not be an obvious...
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The Truth About Animals: Stoned Sloths, Lovelorn Hippos, and Other Tales from the Wild Side of Wildlife

LUCY COOKE · Basic Books
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

Mary Roach meets Sam Kean and Bill Bryson in this uproarious tour of the basest instincts and biggest mysteries of the animal world
Humans have gone to the Moon and discovered the Higgs boson, but when it comes to understanding animals, we've still got a long way to go. Whether we're...
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Matter and Desire: An Erotic Ecology

Andreas Weber · Chelsea Green Publishing
Pages: 256
Format: Paperback

In Matter and Desire, internationally renowned biologist and philosopher Andreas Weber rewrites ecology as a tender practice of forging relationships, of yearning for connections, and of expressing these desires through our bodies. Being alive is an erotic process -- constantly transforming...
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National Geographic Atlas of the World, 11th Edition

National Geographic · National Geographic
Pages: 448
Format: Hardcover

Created for all global citizens, this universally respected volume of world maps has been completely revised and updated with fascinating visualizations of international trends and global conditions.National Geographic's flagship Atlas of the World, now in its 11th edition, provides...
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