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A Future in Ruins: UNESCO, World Heritage, and the Dream of Peace

LYNN MESKELL · Oxford University Press
Pages: 400
Format: Hardcover

Best known for its World Heritage program committed to "the identification, protection and preservation of cultural and natural heritage around the world considered to be of outstanding value to humanity," the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)...
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The Jersey Shore: The Past, Present & Future of a National Treasure

Dominick A Mazzagetti · Rutgers University Press
Pages: 392
Format: Hardcover

In The Jersey Shore, Dominick Mazzagetti provides a modern re-telling of the history, culture, and landscapes of this famous region, from the 1600s to the present. The Shore, from Sandy Hook to Cape May, became a national resort in the late 1800s and contributes enormously to New Jersey's...
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Fish On, Fish Off

Stephen Sautner · Lyons Press
Pages: 192
Format: Paperback

Fish On, Fish Off is the angling version of Bill Bryson's A Walk in the Woods. Through a series of nearly 50 personal essays, the author explores what happens when the self-taught, DIY angler sets out to fish the world - and winds up stumbling into every possible pitfall and danger...
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The Worm Farmer's Handbook: Mid- to Large-Scale Vermicomposting for Farms, Businesses, Municipalities, Schools, and Institutions

Rhonda Sherman · Chelsea Green Publishing
Pages: 256
Format: Paperback

Techniques and systems for processing food scraps, manure, yard debris, paper, and more Turning waste into wealth sounds too good to be true, but many worm farmers are finding that vermicomposting is a reliable way to do just that. Vermicast -- a biologically active, nutrient-rich mix of earthworm...
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North on the Wing: Travels with the Songbird Migration of Spring

BRUCE M BEEHLER · Smithsonian Books
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

The story of an ornithologist's journey to trace the spring migration of songbirds from the southern border of the United States through the heartland and into Canada.In late March 2015, ornithologist Bruce M. Beehler set off on a solo four-month trek to track songbird migration and the northward...
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The Equations of Life: How Physics Shapes Evolution

Charles Cockell · Basic Books
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

A groundbreaking new view on the theory of evolution, arguing that life develops in predictable waysWe are all familiar with the popular idea of strange alien life wildly different from life on earth inhabiting other planets. Maybe it's made of silicon! Maybe it has wheels! Or maybe...
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Pumpkin: The Raccoon Who Thought She Was a Dog

Laura Young · St. Martin\'s Griffin
Pages: 160
Format: Hardcover

As a baby, Pumpkin the Raccoon was abandoned by her parents after falling out of a tree and breaking her leg. Taken in by a family with two rescue dogs, Toffee and Oreo, Pumpkin gained a new set of "parents" and a life of luxury in the Bahamas.Pumpkin: The Raccoon Who Thought...
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Dreaming in Turtle: A Journey Through the Passion, Profit, and Peril of Our Most Coveted Prehistoric Creatures

Peter Laufer · St. Martin's Press
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

A fascinating exploration into the world of turtles across the globe; Laufer charts the lore, love, and peril to a beloved species.Dreaming in Turtle is a compelling story of a stalwart animal prized from prehistory through to today -- an animal threatened by human greed, pragmatism, and rationalization....
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Animal: Exploring the Zoological World

Phaidon Editors · Phaidon Press
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

Explore the beauty and diversity of the animal world through more than 300 captivating images from across time and from every corner of the globeAnimal: Exploring the Zoological World is a visually stunning and broad-ranging survey that explores and celebrates humankind's ongoing fascination...
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How We're F***ing Up Our Planet

Tony Juniper · DK
Pages: 224
Format: Hardcover

What impact are we having on global warming? Does a more sustainable way of living hold the answer to climate change and the other environmental problems facing our planet?How We're F***ing Up Our Planet charts the dramatic explosion of human population and consumption. Using the latest...
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