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PIG/PORK: Archaeology, Zoology and Edibility

Pía Spry-Marqués · Bloomsbury Sigma
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

Pigs unite and divide people, but why? Pig/Pork explores the love-hate relationship between humans and pigs through the lenses of archaeology, biology, history, and gastronomy, providing a close and affectionate look at the myriad causes underlying this multi-millennial bond. What is it that...
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Farm Dogs: A Comprehensive Breed Guide to 93 Guardians, Herders, Terriers, and Other Canine Working Partners

Janet Vorwald Dohner · Storey Books
Pages: 352
Format: Paperback

Gain a deeper understanding of your canine friends through these in-depth breed profiles that showcase how working dogs think. From familiar breeds like the Border Collie, Corgi, and Dachshund to the lesser-known Akbash, Puli, and Hovawart, Janet Vorwald Dohner describes 93 breeds of livestock...
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Why Dinosaurs Matter

KEN LACOVARA · Simon & Schuster/ TED
Pages: 120
Format: Hardcover

What can long-dead dinosaurs teach us about our future? Plenty, according to paleontologist Kenneth Lacovara, who has discovered some of the largest creatures to ever walk the Earth.By tapping into the ubiquitous wonder that dinosaurs inspire, Lacovara weaves together the stories of our geological...
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Planet of Microbes: The Perils and Potential of Earth's Essential Life Forms

Ted Anton · University Of Chicago Press
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

We live in a time of unprecedented scientific knowledge about the origins of life on Earth. But if we want to grasp the big picture, we have to start small - very small. That's because the real heroes of the story of life on Earth are microbes, the tiny living organisms we cannot see with...
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The Holistic Dog: Inside the Canine Mind, Body, Spirit, Space

Laura Benko · Helios Press
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

People love their pets -- especially their dogs. They treat them as children, as part of the family. They want to do everything they can for them, including making them feel loved, welcomed, and appreciated around the house. By delving into dogs' worlds holistically through their mind,...
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Inheritors of the Earth: How Nature Is Thriving in an Age of Extinction

Chris D. Thomas · PublicAffairs
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

It's accepted wisdom today that human beings have irrevocably damaged the natural world. Throughout history we've introduced species and infectious diseases to foreign shores; hunted slow-moving (and slower-reproducing) mammals to extinction; and polluted previously pristine...
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Advocates for Animals: An Inside Look at Some of the Extraordinary Efforts to End Animal Suffering

Lori B Girshick · Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Pages: 260
Format: Hardcover

With over 65 percent of households having a pet, and Americans spending over $60 billion on them each year, it's a proven statistic that Americans love animals. Public opinions consistently show we favor compassion for all animals. Animal welfare, rights, and protection is one of the most...
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Fishing: How the Sea Fed Civilization

Brian M Fagan · Yale University Press
Pages: 368
Format: Hardcover

Humanity's last major source of food from the wild, and how it enabled and shaped the growth of civilization In this history of fishing - not as sport but as sustenance - archaeologist and best-selling author Brian Fagan argues that fishing was an indispensable and often overlooked...
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The Dogs of Avalon: The Race to Save Animals in Peril

Laura Schenone · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

After adopting an Irish sight hound, Laura Schenone discovers a remarkable and little-known fight to gain justice for dogs and for all animals.Greyhounds, bred to be the fastest racing dogs on earth, are streaks of lightning. Beautiful, astonishing creatures, tens of thousands of them have...
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Discovering the Mammoth: A Tale of Giants, Unicorns, Ivory, and the Birth of a New Science

John J. McKay · Pegasus Books
Pages: 264
Format: Hardcover

The fascinating saga of solving the mystery of this ancient animal who once roamed the north country -- and has captivated our collective imagination ever since. Today, we know that a mammoth is an extinct type of elephant that was covered with long fur and lived in the north country during...
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