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The Death and Life of the Great Lakes

Dan Egan · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 364
Format: Paperback

A Los Angeles Times Book Prize Finalist Winner of the J. Anthony Lukas Award Midwest Booksellers Choice Award Winner "Nimbly splices together history, science, reporting and personal experiences into a taut and cautiously hopeful narrative. ... Egan's book is bursting with life...
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Adapt: How Humans Are Tapping into Nature's Secrets to Design and Build a Better Future

Amina Khan · St. Martin's Press
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

Amina Khan believes that nature does it best. In Adapt, she presents fascinating examples of how nature effortlessly solves the problems that humans attempt to solve with decades worth of the latest and greatest technologies, time, and money. Humans are animals too, and animals are incredibly...
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Coastal Sage: Peter Douglas and the Fight to Save California's Shore

Thomas J Osborne · University of California Press
Pages: 227
Format: Paperback

There are moments when we forget how fortunate we are to have the California coast. The state is home to 1,100 miles of uninterrupted coastline defined by long stretches of beach and jagged rocky cliffs. Coastal Sage chronicles the career and accomplishments of Peter Douglas, the longest-serving...
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The Paradox of Preservation: Wilderness and Working Landscapes at Point Reyes National Seashore

Laura Alice Watt · University of California Press
Pages: 368
Format: Paperback

Point Reyes National Seashore has a long history as a working landscape, with dairy and beef ranching, fishing, and oyster farming; yet, since 1962 it has also been managed as a National Seashore. The Paradox of Preservation chronicles how national ideals about what a park "ought to be"...
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Canine Confidential: Why Dogs Do What They Do

Marc Bekoff · University of Chicago Press
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

For all the love and attention we give dogs, much of what they do remains mysterious. Just think about different behaviors you see at a dog park: We have a good understanding of what it means when dogs wag their tails - but what about when they sniff and roll on a stinky spot? Why do they...
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The Feather Thief: Beauty, Obsession, and the Natural History Heist of the Century

KIRK WALLACE JOHNSON · Viking
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

A rollicking true-crime adventure and a thought-provoking exploration of the human drive to possess natural beauty for readers of The Stranger in the Woods, The Lost City of Z, and The Orchid Thief.On a cool June evening in 2009, after performing a concert at London's Royal Academy...
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The Big Ones: How Natural Disasters Have Shaped Us

LUCY JONES · Doubleday
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

By the world-renowned seismologist, a surprising history of natural disasters, their impact on our culture, and new ways of thinking about the ones to comeEarthquakes, tsunamis, hurricanes, volcanoes--these all stem from the same forces that give our planet life. It is only when they exceed...
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Flat Broke with Two Goats: A Memoir

Jennifer McGaha · Sourcebooks
Pages: 368
Format: Paperback

When life gets your goat, bring in the herdJennifer McGaha never expected to own a goat named Merle. Or to be setting Merle up on dates and naming his doeling Merlene. She didn't expect to be buying organic yogurt for her chickens. She never thought she would be pulling camouflage carpet...
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Kumeyaay Ethnobotany: Shared Heritage of the Californias

Michael Wilken-Robertson · Sunbelt Pubns
Pages: 281
Format: Paperback

"For thousands of years, the Kumeyaay people of northern Baja California and southern California made their homes in the diverse landscapes of the region, interacting with native plants and continuously refining their botanical knowledge. Today, many Kumeyaay Indians in the far-flung...
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Guide to California's Marine Life Management Act

Michael L Weber · Common Knowledge Press
Pages: 156
Format: Print book

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