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Spineless: The Science of Jellyfish and the Art of Growing a Backbone

Juli Berwald · Riverhead Books
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

A former ocean scientist goes in pursuit of the slippery story of jellyfish, rediscovering her passion for marine science and the sea's imperiled ecosystems. Jellyfish are an enigma. They have no centralized brain, but they see and feel and react to their environment in complex ways....
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Mousy Cats and Sheepish Coyotes: The Science of Animal Personalities

John Shivik · Beacon Press
Pages: 216
Format: Hardcover

A wildlife expert explores what science tells us about animals as unique individuals and why animal personality matters for the human-animal bond and for adaptation in nature.Why are some cats cuddly and others standoffish? Why are some dogs adventuresome, others homebodies? As any pet owner...
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The Psychobiotic Revolution: Mood, Food, and the New Science of the Gut-Brain Connection

SCOTT C ANDERSON · National Geographic
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

Written by the leading researchers in the field, this information-rich guide to improving your mood explains how gut health drives psychological well-being, and how depression and anxiety can be relieved by adjusting your intestinal bacteria. This groundbreaking book explains the revolutionary...
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The Ascent of Gravity: The Quest to Understand the Force that Explains Everything

MARCUS CHOWN · Pegasus Books
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

Why the force that keeps our feet on the ground holds the key to understanding the nature of time and the origin of the universe. Gravity is the weakest force in the everyday world yet it is the strongest force in the universe. It was the first force to be recognized and described yet it is the least...
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Gems of the World

Cally Oldershaw · Firefly Books
Pages: 256
Format: Paperback

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The End of Breast Cancer: A Virus and the Hope for a Vaccine

Kathleen T Ruddy · Skyhorse Publishing
Pages: 296
Format: Hardcover

Can a mouse virus cause breast cancer in women? Answering that question has become Dr. Kathleen Ruddy's life's work. The End of Breast Cancer is the landmark book that gives an extraordinary glimpse into the history of breast cancer research, and the findings that support the theory...
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Being Salmon, Being Human: Encountering the Wild in Us and Us in the Wild

Martin Lee Mueller · Chelsea Green Publishing
Pages: 384
Format: Paperback

In search of a new story for our place on earth Being Salmon, Being Human examines Western culture's tragic alienation from nature by focusing on the relationship between people and salmon -- weaving together key narratives about the Norwegian salmon industry as well as wild salmon...
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Total Cat Mojo: The Ultimate Guide to Life with Your Cat

JACKSON GALAXY · TarcherPerigee
Pages: 224
Format: Paperback

This comprehensive cat care guide from the star of the hit Animal Planet show "My Cat from Hell," Jackson Galaxy, shows us how to eliminate feline behavioral problems by understanding cats' instinctive behavior.Cat Mojo is the confidence that cats exhibit when they are at ease...
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Firestorm: How Wildfire Will Shape Our Future

Edward Struzik · Island Press
Pages: 257
Format: Hardcover

For two months in the spring of 2016, the world watched as wildfire ravaged the Canadian town of Fort McMurray. Firefighters named the fire "the Beast." It acted like a mythical animal, alive with destructive energy, and they hoped never to see anything like it again. Yet it's...
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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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