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Happily Ever Esther: Two Men, a Wonder Pig, and Their Life-Changing Mission to Give Animals a Home

Steve Jenkins · Thorndike Press Large Print
Format: Library Binding

Steve Jenkins and Derek Walter, had their lives turned upside down when they adopted their pig-daughter Esther - the so-called micro pig who turned out to be a full-sized commercial pig growing to a whopping 600 pounds - as they describe in their bestselling memoir Esther the Wonder Pig....
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The Mercy of the Sky: The Story of a Tornado

Holly Bailey · Viking
Format: Hardcover

"A gripping, heartbreaking and heartwarming account of the monster tornado that ravaged Moore, Oklahoma in 2013." --Daniel James Brown, #1 NY Times bestselling author of The Boys in the Boat An acclaimed reporter returns to her hometown after the worst twister on record and emerges...
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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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Harlow & Indiana

Brittni Vega · G.P. Putnam's Sons
Pages: 144
Format: Hardcover

New York Times-bestselling canines Harlow and Indiana, dubbed "the most adorable best friends in the world" by Buzzfeed, are back with a new addition to the family: Reese Lightning! In the beginning, Indiana Thunderbolt learned the ropes from her big sister, Harlow. She had no idea...
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The Water Will Come: Rising Seas, Sinking Cities, and the Remaking of the Civilized World

Jeff Goodell · Little, Brown and Company
Pages: 340
Format: Hardcover

A New York Times Critics' Top Book of 2017 One of Washington Post's 50 Notable Works of Nonfiction in 2017 One of BOOKLIST 's Top 10 Science Books of 2017 "An immersive, mildly gonzo and depressingly well-timed book about the drenching effects of global warming, and a powerful reminder...
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The Homing Instinct: Meaning and Mystery in Animal Migration

Bernd Heinrich · Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 352
Format: Print book

"A noted naturalist explores the centrality of home in the lives of humans and other animals . . . A special treat for readers of natural history." - Kirkus Reviews Every year, many species make the journey from one place to another, following the same paths and ending up in the same...
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The Owl Who Liked Sitting on Caesar: Living with a Tawny Owl

Martin Windrow · Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Format: Hardcover

The story of an odd couple-a British military historian and the Tawny Owl with whom he lived for fifteen yearsMartin Windrow was a war historian with little experience with pets when he adopted an owl the size of a corncob. Adorable but with knife-sharp talons, Mumble became Windrow's...
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Big Pacific: Passionate, Voracious, Mysterious, Violent

Rebecca Tansley · Princeton University Press
Pages: 239
Format: Hardcover

The Pacific Ocean covers one-third of Earth's surface--more than all of the planet's landmasses combined. It contains half of the world's water, hides its deepest places, and is home to some of the most dazzling creatures known to science. The companion book to the spectacular five-part...
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Voices in the Ocean: A Journey into the Wild and Haunting World of Dolphins

Susan Casey · Doubleday
Pages: 302
Format: Print book

From Susan Casey, the New York Times bestselling author of The Wave and The Devil's Teeth, a breathtaking journey through the extraordinary world of dolphins Since the dawn of recorded history, humans have felt a kinship with the sleek and beautiful dolphin, an animal whose playfulness,...
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Charles Darwin: Victorian Mythmaker

A N WILSON · Harper
Pages: 432
Format: Hardcover

A radical reappraisal of Charles Darwin from the bestselling author of Victoria: A Life.With the publication of On the Origin of Species, Charles Darwin - hailed as the man who "discovered evolution" - was propelled into the pantheon of great scientific thinkers, alongside Galileo,...
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All Dogs Go to Kevin: Everything Three Dogs Taught Me

Jessica Vogelsang · Grand Central Publishing
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

ALL DOGS GO TO KEVIN is a humorous and touching memoir that will appeal to anyone who has ever loved an animal or lost hours in James Herriot's classic veterinary stories. You can't always count on people, but you can always count on your dog. No one knows that better than veterinarian...
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Brain Games for Puppies

Claire Arrowsmith · Firefly Books Ltd
Pages: 96
Format: Print book

Praise for Brain Games for Dogs, by the same author: "Ideal for the growing number of dog owners who know that mental activity is as important as exercise when it comes to their dog's health and happiness." -- Pet Business Magazine Brain Games for Puppies is about more...
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Happily Ever Esther: Two Men, a Wonder Pig, and Their Life-Changing Mission to Give Animals a Home

Steve Jenkins · Grand Central Publishing
Pages: 240
Format: Hardcover

Steve Jenkins and Derek Walter, had their lives turned upside down when they adopted their pig-daughter Esther--the so-called micro pig who turned out to be a full-sized commercial pig growing to a whopping 600 pounds--as they describe in their bestselling memoir Esther the Wonder Pig....
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The Dog Who Could Fly: The Incredible True Story of a WWII Airman and the Four-Legged Hero Who Flew At His Side

Damien Lewis · Atria Books
Format: Hardcover

An instant hit in the UK, this is the true account of a German shepherd who was adopted by the Royal Air Force during World War II, joined in flight missions, and survived everything from crash-landings to parachute bailouts—ultimately saving the life of his owner and dearest friend.In...
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War Dogs: Tales of Canine Heroism, History, and Love

Rebecca Frankel · Palgrave Macmillan Trade
Format: Hardcover

*A New York Times Best Seller*Under the cover of night, deep in the desert of Afghanistan, a US Army handler led a Special Forces patrol with his military working dog. Without warning an insurgent popped up, his weapon raised. At the handler's command, the dog charged their attacker....
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