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Hope on Earth: A Conversation

Paul R. Ehrlich , · University Of Chicago Press

Hope on Earth is the thought-provoking result of a lively and wide-ranging conversation between two of the worlds leading interdisciplinary environmental scientists Paul R Ehrlich whose book The Population Bomb shook the world in and continues to shake it and Michael Charles Tobias whose...
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Banned: A History of Pesticides and the Science of Toxicology

Frederick Rowe Davis · Yale University Press

Rachel Carson’s eloquent book Silent Spring stands as one of the most important books of the twentieth century and inspired important and long-lasting changes in environmental science and government policy. Frederick Rowe Davis thoughtfully sets Carson’s study in the context...
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Fishes: A Guide to Their Diversity

Philip A. Hastings · University of California Press

There are more than 33,000 species of living fishes, accounting for more than half of the extant vertebrate diversity on Earth. This unique and comprehensive reference showcases the basic anatomy and diversity of all 82 orders of fishes and more than 150 of the most commonly encountered...
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The Homing Instinct: Meaning and Mystery in Animal Migration

Bernd Heinrich · Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Acclaimed scientist and author Bernd Heinrich has returned every year since boyhood to a beloved patch of western Maine woods. What is the biology in humans of this deep-in-the-bones pull toward a particular place, and how is it related to animal homing? Heinrich explores the fascinating...
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Among Chimpanzees: Field Notes from the Race to Save Our Endangered Relatives

Nancy J. Merrick · Beacon Press

Foreword by Jane GoodallA former student and colleague of Jane Goodall shares stories of chimps and their heroes, and takes readers on a journey to save mans closest relative.  Unbeknownst to much of the public, chimps are in trouble censuses show them to be extinct in four African countries...
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Birds: The Art of Ornithology

Jonathan Elphick · Rizzoli

This remarkably beautiful volume gathers together a selection of the most important and vibrant ornithological art from London’s Natural History Museum. Birds tells the remarkable story of the development of ornithological art through the ages, from the earliest images of birds...
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The Best Cat Book Ever: Super-Amazing, 100% Awesome

Kate Funk · St. Martin's Griffin; First Edition edition

What's more super-amazing, more awesome than a cat dressed up as:- A Unicorn- A Lumberjack- The Abominable Snowman - A Ninja...Nothing--that's what! The Best Cat Book Ever features the super-amazing, 100% awesome AC the cat in tons of purrrrfectly hilarious costumes. But really,...
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A Dog's History of the World

Laura Hobgood-Oster · Baylor University Press

Canines and humans have depended upon one another for tens of thousands of years. Humans took the initial steps of domesticating canines, but somewhere through the millennia, dogs began dramatically to affect the future of their masters. In A Dog's History of the World, Laura Hobgood-Oster...
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A Feathered River Across the Sky: The Passenger Pigeon's Flight to Extinction

Joel Greenberg · Bloomsbury USA; First Edition edition

In the early nineteenth century 25 to 40 percent of North America's birds were passenger pigeons, traveling in flocks so massive as to block out the sun for hours or even days. The down beats of their wings would chill the air beneath and create a thundering roar that would drown...
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