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Book Cover: Engineering Eden: The True Story of a Violent Death, a Trial, and the Fight over Controlling Nature

Engineering Eden: The True Story of a Violent Death, a Trial, and the Fight over Controlling Nature

Author: Jordan Fisher Smith

ISBN: 9780307454263

The fascinating story of a trial that opened a window onto the century-long battle to control nature in the national parks. When twenty-five-year-old Harry Walker was killed by a bear in Yellowstone Park in 1972, the civil trial prompted by his death became a proxy for bigger questions about American...

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Book Cover: The Outrun: A Memoir

The Outrun: A Memoir

Author: Amy Liptrot

ISBN: 9780393608960

"The Outrun will no doubt sit alongside . . . Helen Macdonald's H Is for Hawk -- the sheer sensuality of Liptrot's prose and her steely resolve immediately put her right up there with the best of the best." -- New StatesmanWhen Amy Liptrot returns to Orkney after more than...

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Book Cover: Big Pacific: Passionate, Voracious, Mysterious, Violent

Big Pacific: Passionate, Voracious, Mysterious, Violent

Author: Rebecca Tansley

ISBN: 9780691177489

The Pacific Ocean covers one-third of Earth's surface--more than all of the planet's landmasses combined. It contains half of the world's water, hides its deepest places, and is home to some of the most dazzling creatures known to science. The companion book to the spectacular five-part series on PBS produced...

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Book Cover: Complete Guide to Camping and Wilderness Survival: Backpacking. Ropes and Knots. Boating. Animal Tracking. Fire Building. Navigation. Pathfinding. ... Campfire Recipes. Rescue. Wilderness

Complete Guide to Camping and Wilderness Survival: Backpacking. Ropes and Knots. Boating. Animal Tracking. Fire Building. Navigation. Pathfinding. ... Campfire Recipes. Rescue. Wilderness

Author: Vin T Sparano

ISBN: 9780789331199

The ultimate do-it-yourself guide for camping and wilderness survival. From the author of the award-winning Complete Outdoors Encyclopedia, this volume is the most complete camping instruction book published. This monumental full-color guide to the outdoors features more than 600 photographs, diagrams, and illustrations, clearly explaining and illustrating the most successful...

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Book Cover: White man's game : saving animals, rebuilding Eden, and other myths of conservation in Africa

White man's game : saving animals, rebuilding Eden, and other myths of conservation in Africa

Author: Stephanie Hanes

ISBN: 9780805097160

A probing examination of Western conservation efforts in Africa, where our feel-good stories belie a troubling realityThe stunningly beautiful Gorongosa National Park, once the crown jewel of Mozambique, was nearly destroyed by decades of civil war. It looked like a perfect place for Western philanthropy: revive the park and tourists...

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Book Cover: Koi: A Modern Folk Tale

Koi: A Modern Folk Tale

Author: SHELDON HARNICK

ISBN: 9780825308413

Koi are unusually beautiful creatures. Perhaps because of their unusual beauty, koi have inspired a variety of legends. The recurrent theme in these legends is that koi, because of their endurance and perseverance, have become symbolic of overcoming adversity and fulfilling one's destiny. In one of the more celebrated versions...

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Book Cover: Best Hikes of the Appalachian Trail: South

Best Hikes of the Appalachian Trail: South

Author: Johnny Molloy

ISBN: 9780897324748

Best Hikes of the Appalachian Trail: South details 45 hikes along the AT from the trail's southern terminus atop Georgia's Springer Mountain north through North Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia. These superlative treks visit overlooks, waterfalls, rivers, lakes, and wildernesses, as well as scenic, cultural, and historical sites -- even trail...

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Book Cover: Birds of a Feather: A True Story of Hope and the Healing Power of Animals

Birds of a Feather: A True Story of Hope and the Healing Power of Animals

Author: LORIN LINDNER

ISBN: 9781250132635

The inspiring story of how one woman's vision helped create a unique healing communityLee Woodruff: "This true story will twist your heart like a sponge and renew your faith in the world."Vicki Myron: "A heartwarming book." Animal lover though she was, Lorin Lindner was definitely not looking for a pet...

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Book Cover: Integrative Health Care for Dogs & Cats: A Guide to a Healthier Life through Nutrition, Holistic Care, and High-Tech Solutions

Integrative Health Care for Dogs & Cats: A Guide to a Healthier Life through Nutrition, Holistic Care, and High-Tech Solutions

Author: GARY RICHTER

ISBN: 9781401953508

As a holistic veterinarian and scientist, Dr. Gary Richter helps dog and cat owners to navigate the thicket of treatment options and separate the fact from the fiction. He wants us to use what actually works, not just what Western science or alternative medicine say "should" work. This multifaceted approach...

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Book Cover: Inside Animal Hearts and Minds: Bears That Count, Goats That Surf, and Other True Stories of Animal Intelligence and Emotion

Inside Animal Hearts and Minds: Bears That Count, Goats That Surf, and Other True Stories of Animal Intelligence and Emotion

Author: Belinda Recio

ISBN: 9781510718944

Extraordinary observations of animals living and behaving with feeling in our world.As Charles Darwin suggested more than a century ago, the differences between animals and humans are "of degree and not of kind." Not long ago, ethologists denied that animals had emotions or true intelligence. Now, we know that rats...

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Book Cover: The Weather Detective: Rediscovering Nature's Secret Signs

The Weather Detective: Rediscovering Nature's Secret Signs

Author: PETER WOHLLEBEN

ISBN: 9781524743741

The internationally bestselling author of The Hidden Life of Trees shows how we can decipher nature's secret signs by studying the weather.The internationally bestselling author of The Hidden Life of Trees shows how we can decipher nature's secret signs by studying the weather.In this first-ever English translation of The Weather...

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Book Cover: Venom: The Secrets of Nature's Deadliest Weapon

Venom: The Secrets of Nature's Deadliest Weapon

Author: Ronald A Jenner

ISBN: 9781588344540

Venom brings readers face to face with some of the most dangerous creatures on the planet, including jellyfish, snakes, and wasps, as it uncovers the story of venom. The book explores how venom is used for predation, defense, competition, and communication by an incredible diversity of species. It examines the...

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Book Cover: How to Housetrain Your Puppy in 14 Days or Less: The Complete Guide to Training Your Dog

How to Housetrain Your Puppy in 14 Days or Less: The Complete Guide to Training Your Dog

Author: Gretchen Pearson

ISBN: 9781601385949

Housetraining a puppy is one of the most difficult tasks any dog owner will encounter. According to the American Pet Products Manufacturers Association's National Pet Owners Survey, there are more than 78 million dogs kept as pets in America, which means that millions of dog owners had to housetrain a...

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Book Cover: Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Cat Really Did That?: 101 Stories of Miracles, Mischief and Magical Moments

Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Cat Really Did That?: 101 Stories of Miracles, Mischief and Magical Moments

Author: Amy Newmark

ISBN: 9781611599701

Our cats make us smile every day, but some days they really outdo themselves! This book is full of those hilarious and heartwarming stories about the many ways our mischevious feline friends surprise us, make us laugh, and touch our hearts.With a focus on rescue cats, these 101 true, personal...

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Book Cover: The Ultimate Guide to Raising Farm Animals: A Complete Guide to Raising Chickens, Pigs, Cows, and More

The Ultimate Guide to Raising Farm Animals: A Complete Guide to Raising Chickens, Pigs, Cows, and More

Author: Laura Childs

ISBN: 9781634503297

Imagine putting together a big breakfast using eggs straight from your own chickens and bacon from the pig. This is an ideal that many dream of but few ever get to experience. Now, with The Ultimate Guide to Raising Farm Animals, that dream can become a reality, and so much...

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Book Cover: Resurrecting the Shark: A Scientific Obsession and the Mavericks Who Solved the Mystery of a 270 Million Year Old Fossil

Resurrecting the Shark: A Scientific Obsession and the Mavericks Who Solved the Mystery of a 270 Million Year Old Fossil

Author: Susan Ewing

ISBN: 9781681773438

A prehistoric mystery. A fossil so mesmerizing that it boggled the minds of scientists for more than a century -- until a motley crew of modern day shark fanatics decided to try to bring the monster-predator back to life.In 1993, Alaskan artist and paleo-shark enthusiast Ray Troll stumbled upon the...

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