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Book Cover: How to Tame a Fox (and Build a Dog) : Visionary Scientists and a Siberian Tale of Jump-Started Evolution

How to Tame a Fox (and Build a Dog) : Visionary Scientists and a Siberian Tale of Jump-Started Evolution

Author: LEE ALAN DUGATKIN

ISBN: 9780226444185

Tucked away in Siberia, there are furry, four-legged creatures with wagging tails and floppy ears that are as docile and friendly as any lapdog. But, despite appearances, these are not dogs - they are foxes. They are the result of the most astonishing experiment in breeding ever undertaken - imagine...

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Book Cover: The Immeasurable World: Journeys in Desert Places

The Immeasurable World: Journeys in Desert Places

Author: William Atkins

ISBN: 9780385539883

In the classic literary tradition of Bruce Chatwin and Geoff Dyer, a rich and exquisitely written account of travels in eight deserts on five continents that evokes the timeless allure of these remote and forbidding places.One-third of the earth's surface is classified as desert. Restless, unhappy in love, and intrigued...

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Book Cover: The Source: How Rivers Made America and America Remade Its Rivers

The Source: How Rivers Made America and America Remade Its Rivers

Author: MARTIN DOYLE

ISBN: 9780393242355

How rivers have shaped American politics, economics, and society from the beginnings of the Republic to today. In this fresh and powerful work of environmental history, Martin Doyle explores how rivers have often been the source of arguments at the heart of the American experiment -- over federalism, taxation, regulation...

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Book Cover: The Death and Life of the Great Lakes

The Death and Life of the Great Lakes

Author: Dan Egan

ISBN: 9780393246438

A landmark work of science, history and reporting on the past, present and imperiled future of the Great Lakes.The Great Lakes -- Erie, Huron, Michigan, Ontario and Superior -- hold 20 percent of the world's supply of surface fresh water and provide sustenance, work and recreation for tens of millions...

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Book Cover: Amphibians and Reptiles of the Great Lakes Region, Revised Ed.

Amphibians and Reptiles of the Great Lakes Region, Revised Ed.

Author: James H Harding

ISBN: 9780472053384

The revised edition of this well-loved guide is the essential reference for the identification of amphibians and reptiles in the Great Lakes region. Fully updated treatments of over 70 species feature detailed information on the distribution, habitat, behavior, and life history of these fascinating animals. This edition includes all new...

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Book Cover: The Songs of Trees: Stories from Nature's Great Connectors

The Songs of Trees: Stories from Nature's Great Connectors

Author: David George Haskell

ISBN: 9780525427520

The author of the Pulitzer Prize finalist The Forest Unseen visits with nature's most magnificent networkers - trees "At once lyrical and informative, filled with beauty." - Elizabeth Kolbert, author of The Sixth ExtinctionDavid Haskell's award-winning The Forest Unseen won acclaim for eloquent writing and deep engagement with the natural...

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Book Cover: In the Watershed: A Journey Down the Maumee River

In the Watershed: A Journey Down the Maumee River

Author: Ryan Schnurr

ISBN: 9780998904108

For several years, Ryan Schnurr watched media coverage of Lake Erie algae blooms with a growing sense of unease. An Indiana native, he wanted to learn more about role of the Maumee River in the lake's environmental woes: the Maumee is Lake Erie's largest tributary and the center of the...

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Book Cover: The Stranger in the Woods: The Extraordinary Story of the Last True Hermit

The Stranger in the Woods: The Extraordinary Story of the Last True Hermit

Author: Michael Finkel

ISBN: 9781101875681

Many people dream of escaping modern life, but most will never act on it. This is the remarkable true story of a man who lived alone in the woods of Maine for 27 years, making this dream a reality; not out of anger at the world, but simply because he...

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Book Cover: Beginning Beekeeping

Beginning Beekeeping

Author: Tanya Phillips

ISBN: 9781465454539

Beginning Beekeeping is a simple, straightforward approach that gives you the basics to get started with beekeeping, while following a balanced, objective approach that weighs the pros and cons of conventional and organic methodologies. Featuring more than 120 beautiful color photos, this guide will help you will learn how to...

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Book Cover: Strays: A Lost Cat, a Drifter, and Their Journey Across America

Strays: A Lost Cat, a Drifter, and Their Journey Across America

Author: BRITT COLLINS

ISBN: 9781501122590

For fans of A Street Cat Named Bob and Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World, Strays is a compelling true story of a man who rescues a stray, injured cat and how they save each other.Homeless, alcoholic, and depressed, Michael King lives in a UPS loading bay...

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Book Cover: 50 Hikes in Ohio

50 Hikes in Ohio

Author: Ralph Ramey

ISBN: 9781581573480

A veteran hiker revisits old favorite trails in the Buckeye State In this revised and updated edition, Ralph Ramey visits old and new trails that reflect his love of hiking in Ohio. Walks through remnant prairies and an area of drifting sand dunes, a climb to a dolomite promontory, and...

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Book Cover: Wildlife Spectacles: Mass Migrations, Mating Rituals, and Other Fascinating Animal Behaviors

Wildlife Spectacles: Mass Migrations, Mating Rituals, and Other Fascinating Animal Behaviors

Author: Vladimir Dinets

ISBN: 9781604696714

Equal parts nature guide, adventure story, and coffee table book! People are captivated by wild animals - by their strength and their size and by the things they do to stay alive. Wildlife Spectacles dives deep into this wonder, allowing curious readers to discover just how spectacular wild animals can...

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Book Cover: Storey's Guide to Raising Rabbits, 5th Edition: Breeds, Care, Housing

Storey's Guide to Raising Rabbits, 5th Edition: Breeds, Care, Housing

Author: Bob Bennett

ISBN: 9781612129761

The fifth edition of this best-selling handbook features the same detailed approach that has made it the trusted source for raising healthy, productive rabbits - plus a total redesign with color photos and graphics. Whether you're interested in raising rabbits for show, meat, fur, or as pets, this comprehensive guide...

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Book Cover: Lost Among the Birds: Accidentally Finding Myself in One Very Big Year

Lost Among the Birds: Accidentally Finding Myself in One Very Big Year

Author: Neil Hayward

ISBN: 9781632865793

Early in 2013 Neil Hayward was at a crossroads. He didn't want to open a bakery or whatever else executives do when they quit a lucrative but unfulfilling job. He didn't want to think about his failed relationship with "the one" or his potential for ruining a new relationship with...

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Book Cover: The Book of the Cat: Cats in Art

The Book of the Cat: Cats in Art

Author: ANGUS HYLAND

ISBN: 9781786270719

Cats have been revered by artists since ancient times for their beauty, grace, independence, and air of mystery. Domesticated, but with a touch of the wild about them, they share our homes and endlessly fascinate us. The Book of the Cat is a cool and quirky collection of feline art...

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Book Cover: Why Forests? Why Now?: The Science, Economics, and Politics of Tropical Forests and Climate Change

Why Forests? Why Now?: The Science, Economics, and Politics of Tropical Forests and Climate Change

Author: Frances Seymour

ISBN: 9781933286853

Tropical forests are an undervalued asset in meeting the greatest global challenges of our time - averting climate change and promoting development. Despite their importance, tropical forests and their ecosystems are being destroyed at a high and even increasing rate in most forest-rich countries. The good news is that the...

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