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The Reef: A Passionate History: The Great Barrier Reef from Captain Cook to Climate Change

Iain McCalman · Scientific American / Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Stretching , miles along the Australian coast and visible from space, the Great Barrier Reef is home to three thousand individual reefs, more than nine hundred islands, and thousands of marine species, and has alternately been viewed as a deadly maze, an economic bounty, a scientific frontier,...
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A Wolf Called Romeo

Nick Jans · Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

The unlikely true story of a six-year friendship between a wild, oddly gentle black wolf and the people and dogs of Juneau, Alaska   No stranger to wildlife, Nick Jans had lived in Alaska for nearly thirty years. But when one evening at twilight a lone black wolf ambled into view not far from...
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Trees of Eastern North America

Gil Nelson · Princeton University Press; Illustrations by David More, Edited by Amy K. Hughes. edition

Covering 825 species, more than any comparable field guide, Trees of Eastern North America is the most comprehensive, best illustrated, and easiest-to-use book of its kind. Presenting all the native and naturalized trees of the eastern United States and Canada as far west as the Great Plains--including...
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Elephant Company: The Inspiring Story of an Unlikely Hero and the Animals Who Helped Him Save Lives in World War II

Vicki Croke · Random House Trade Paperbacks; Reprint edition

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOKThe remarkable story of James Howard Billy Williams, whose uncanny rapport with the worlds largest land animals transformed him from a carefree young man into the charismatic war hero known as Elephant Bill   Billy Williams came to colonial...
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The Storm and the Tide: Tragedy, Hope and Triumph in Tuscaloosa

Lars Anderson · Sports Illustrated

THE MOVING STORY OF HOW A SHARED TRAGEDY INSPIRED A COLLEGE FOOTBALL DYNASTY On April 27, 2011, a powerful tornado ripped through the heart of Tuscaloosa, Ala., leaving 53 dead and a path of unimaginable devastation. In the aftermath, Alabama coach Nick Saban and his football team went...
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White Beech: The Rainforest Years

Germaine Greer · Bloomsbury USA

One bright day in December sixty-two-year-old Germaine Greer found herself confronted by an irresistible challenge in the shape of sixty hectares of dairy farm one of many in southeast Queensland Australia which after a century of logging clearing and downright devastation had been abandoned...
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The Pocket Book of Weather: Entertaining and Remarkable Facts About Our Weather

Michael Bright · Bloomsbury USA; 1 edition

Featuring three thousand essential facts and figures, illustrated with more than fifty color photographs and diagrams, this entertaining and informative guide explains how the weather shapes our planet and affects all our lives. From the weather you face each day to the glory of rainbows...
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