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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: RISINGTIDEFALLINGSTAR: In Search of the Soul of the Sea

RISINGTIDEFALLINGSTAR: In Search of the Soul of the Sea

Author: Philip Hoare

ISBN: 9780226560496

"Every day is an anxiety in my ways of getting to the water. . . . I've become so attuned to it, so scared of it, so in love with it that sometimes I can only think by the sea. It is the only place I feel at home." Many...

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Book Cover: Welcome to Subirdia: Sharing Our Neighborhoods with Wrens, Robins, Woodpeckers, and Other Wildlife

Welcome to Subirdia: Sharing Our Neighborhoods with Wrens, Robins, Woodpeckers, and Other Wildlife

Author: John M. Marzluff

ISBN: 9780300197075

Welcome to Subirdia presents a surprising discovery: the suburbs of many large cities support incredible biological diversity. Populations and communities of a great variety of birds, as well as other creatures, are adapting to the conditions of our increasingly developed world. In this fascinating and optimistic book, John Marzluff reveals...

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Book Cover: The Big Ones: How Natural Disasters Have Shaped Us

The Big Ones: How Natural Disasters Have Shaped Us

Author: LUCY JONES

ISBN: 9780385542708

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 our ability to withstand them...

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Book Cover: The Plant Messiah: Adventures in Search of the World's Rarest Species

The Plant Messiah: Adventures in Search of the World's Rarest Species

Author: Carlos Magdalena

ISBN: 9780385543613

An impassioned memoir of saving extraordinary plants on the brink of extinction, by a scientist who has been called a "codebreaker" (Telegraph) and "an inspiration" (Jane Goodall) Carlos Magdalena is not your average horticulturist. He's a man on a mission to save the world's most endangered plants. First captivated by...

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Book Cover: On the Burning Edge: A Fateful Fire and the Men Who Fought It

On the Burning Edge: A Fateful Fire and the Men Who Fought It

Author: Kyle Dickman

ISBN: 9780553392128

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY MEN'S JOURNAL * In the tradition of Sebastian Junger's The Perfect Storm and Robert Kurson's Shadow Divers comes a true and heartbreaking tale of courage, difficult decisions, and ultimate sacrifice. On the Burning Edge, by award-winning journalist and former wildland...

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Book Cover: Rising: Dispatches from the New American Shore

Rising: Dispatches from the New American Shore

Author: ELIZABETH RUSH

ISBN: 9781571313676

Harvey. Maria. Irma. Sandy. Katrina. We live in a time of unprecedented hurricanes and catastrophic weather events, a time when it is increasingly clear that climate change is neither imagined nor distant -- and that rising seas are transforming the coastline of the United States in irrevocable ways. In this...

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Book Cover: The Winter Camping Handbook: Wilderness Travel & Adventure in the Cold-Weather Months

The Winter Camping Handbook: Wilderness Travel & Adventure in the Cold-Weather Months

Author: Stephen Gorman

ISBN: 9781581574326

A thoroughly updated edition of the classic guide, considered the authoritative resource for winter camping Winter camping has its own special allure: the splendid quiet of a winter forest, the hush of falling snow, the thrill of gliding over ice and snow on skis. From building a snow shelter to...

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Book Cover: Raised by Animals: How Dolphins Bond, Why Meerkats Babysit, and Other Lessons from Families in the Wild

Raised by Animals: How Dolphins Bond, Why Meerkats Babysit, and Other Lessons from Families in the Wild

Author: Jennifer Verdolin

ISBN: 9781615193448

From a leading animal behaviorist, an often humorous look at the many surprising parallels between human and animal parents In Raised by Animals, evolutionary biologist Jennifer L. Verdolin, PhD, invites parents, animal lovers, and science buffs to explore the wild world of parenting in the animal kingdom - and its...

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Book Cover: Another Good Dog: One Family and Fifty Foster Dogs

Another Good Dog: One Family and Fifty Foster Dogs

Author: CARA SUE ACHTERBERG

ISBN: 9781681777931

A warm and entertaining memoir about what happens when you foster fifty dogs in less than two years -- and how the dogs save you as much as you save them. When Cara felt her teenaged children slipping away and saw an empty nest on the horizon, she decided the...

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Book Cover: Butterflies

Butterflies

Author: Thomas Marent

ISBN: 9781770855809

Here are some of the most colorful, spectacular and sometimes weird examples of the world's butterflies and moths. From the common swallowtail to the iridescent blue morpho, Thomas Marent's stunning photographs provide a close-up view of the remarkable family of insects known as Lepidoptera. The macro photography complements the...

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Book Cover: Brain Games for Cats: Fun Ways to Build a Loving Bond with Your Cat Through Games and Challenges

Brain Games for Cats: Fun Ways to Build a Loving Bond with Your Cat Through Games and Challenges

Author: Claire Arrowsmith

ISBN: 9781770857643

It's true. Cats love being with humans, and one of the best ways to strengthen that bond is to play together. Not only is playtime fun for the cat, it's a great way to provide mental and physical exercise. In Brain Games for Cats, each game or trick has...

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Book Cover: Homemade for Hamsters: Over 20 Fun Projects Anyone Can Make, Including Tunnels, Towers, Dens, Swings, Ladders and More

Homemade for Hamsters: Over 20 Fun Projects Anyone Can Make, Including Tunnels, Towers, Dens, Swings, Ladders and More

Author: Carin Oliver

ISBN: 9781770857810

Homemade for Hamsters features 20 easy projects for creating toys and exercise equipment for a hamster (and guinea pigs, small rabbits, gerbils, and pet rats and mice, too) . The projects use materials and tools commonly found around the home. Treats may also be used and the book includes...

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