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Miracle Dogs: Rescue Stories

Liz Stavrinides · St. Martin's Press; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

78 million dogs live as pets in the USA. These are the lucky ones. Five to seven million companion animals enter shelters every year, and more than half are euthanized due to the lack of space. Miracle Dogs celebrates and honors the rescuers and the dogs whose lives they've saved. It features...
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Sgt. Reckless: America's War Horse

Robin Hutton · Regnery History
Format: Hardcover

New York Times Bestseller!From the racetrack to the battlefielddauntless, fearless, and exemplar of Semper Fishe was Reckless, pride of the Marines. A Mongolian mare who was bred to be a racehorse, Ah-Chim-Hai, or Flame-of-the-Morning, belonged to a young boy named Kim-Huk-Moon. In order...
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Elephant Company: The Inspiring Story of an Unlikely Hero and the Animals Who Helped Him Save Lives in World War II

Vicki Croke · Random House Trade Paperbacks; Reprint edition
Format: Book

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOKThe remarkable story of James Howard Billy Williams, whose uncanny rapport with the worlds largest land animals transformed him from a carefree young man into the charismatic war hero known as Elephant Bill   Billy Williams came to colonial...
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Rancher, Farmer, Fisherman: Conservation Heroes of the American Heartland

Miriam Horn · W W Norton
Pages: 384
Format: Print book

The story of a huge, largely hidden, and entirely unexpected conservation movement in America.Many of the men and women doing today's most consequential environmental work -- restoring America's grasslands, wildlife, soil, rivers, wetlands, and oceans -- would not call themselves environmentalists;...
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How to Clone a Mammoth: The Science of De-Extinction

Beth Shapiro · Princeton University Press
Format: Hardcover

Could extinct species, like mammoths and passenger pigeons, be brought back to life? The science says yes. In How to Clone a Mammoth, Beth Shapiro, evolutionary biologist and pioneer in "ancient DNA" research, walks readers through the astonishing and controversial process of de-extinction....
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Temple Grandin's Guide to Working with Farm Animals: Safe, Humane Livestock Handling Practices for the Small Farm

Temple Grandin · Storey Publishing, LLC
Pages: 181
Format: Paperback

Award-winning author Temple Grandin is famous for her groundbreaking approach to decoding animal behavior. Now she extends her expert guidance to small-scale farming operations. Grandin's fascinating explanations of how herd animals think - describing their senses, fears, instincts, and memories...
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The Inner Life of Animals: Love, Grief, and Compassion?Surprising Observations of a Hidden World

PETER WOHLLEBEN · Greystone Books
Pages: 277
Format: Hardcover

"Like The Hidden Life of Trees, Peter Wohlleben's The Inner Life of Animals will rock your world. Surprising, humbling, and filled with delight, this book shows us that animals think, feel and know in much the same way as we do--and that their lives are, to them, as precious as ours...
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Team Dog: How to Train Your Dog--the Navy SEAL Way

Mike Ritland · G.P. Putnam's Sons
Format: Hardcover

New York Times-bestselling author and former Navy SEAL Mike Ritland teaches all dog owners how to have the close relationship and exceptional training of combat dogs. In TEAM DOG, Mike taps into fifteen years' worth of experience and shares, explaining in accessible and direct language,...
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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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Note to Self

Connor Franta · Atria/Keywords Press
Pages: 320
Format: Print book

In his New York Times bestselling memoir, A Work in Progress, Connor Franta shared his journey from small-town Midwestern boy to full-fledged Internet sensation. Exploring his past with humor and astounding insight, Connor reminded his fans of why they first fell in love with him on YouTube...
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An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power

Al Gore · Rodale Books
Pages: 320
Format: Paperback

The follow up to the #1 New York Times bestselling An Inconvenient TruthAn Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power is a daring call to action, exposing the reality of how humankind has aided in the destruction of our planet and groundbreaking information on what you can do now.Vice President...
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Parrot Parenting: The Essential Care and Training Guide to +20 Parrot Species

Carol Frischmann · i5 Press; 1 edition
Format: Hardcover

From the tiny parakeet to the giant hyacinth macaw not all parrots place the same demands on their parents Parakeets conures cockatiels loriesthe parrot family consists of the most popular pet birds each offering keepers their unique characteristics and exotic beauty as well as their specific...
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War of the Whales: A True Story

Joshua Horwitz · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 426
Format: Hardcover

Winner of the 2015 PEN/E.O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award: "Horwitz's dogged reporting ... combined with crisp, cinematic writing, produces a powerful narrative ... . He has written a book that is instructive and passionate and deserving a wide audience" (PEN Award...
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Rescue of the Bounty: Disaster and Survival in Superstorm Sandy

Michael J. Tougias · Scribner Book Company
Pages: 256
Format: Paperback

From the author of the Fall 2015 Disney movie The Finest Hours, the "thrilling and perfectly paced" (BOOKLIST ) story of the sinking and rescue of Bounty - the tall ship used in the classic 1962 movie Mutiny on the Bounty - which was caught in the path of Hurricane Sandy with...
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What It's Like to Be a Dog: And Other Adventures in Animal Neuroscience

Gregory Berns · Basic Books
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

What is it like to be a dog? A bat? Or a dolphin? To find out, neuroscientist Gregory Berns and his team began with a radical step: they taught dogs to go into an MRI scanner-completely awake. They discovered what makes dogs individuals with varying capacities for self-control, different...
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