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Reader's Digest North American wildlife.

Reader's Digest Association. · Reader's Digest
Pages: 191
Format: Paperback

A colorful, illustrated identification guide provides general information on each species, including behavior patterns, diet, and dominant physical characteristics, as well as individual profiles and tips on locating and approaching each animal. Original.
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The Life and Love of the Sea

Lewis Blackwell · Abrams, in association with PQ Blackwell, 2015.
Pages: 216
Format: Print book

Showcasing cutting-edge underwater photography from the world's leading marine and nature photographers, The Life & Love of the Sea is a breathtaking visual tour of the ocean's great diversity. Readers will experience land meeting sea with images of dramatic coastlines, barrier...
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The Hidden Life of Trees: What They Feel, How They Communicate—Discoveries From a Secret World

Peter Wohlleben · David Suzuki Institute
Pages: 272
Format: Print book

A forester's fascinating stories, supported by the latest scientific research, reveal the extraordinary world of forests and illustrate how trees communicate and care for each other. In "The Hidden Life of Trees, " Peter Wohlleben shares his deep love of woods and forests and explains...
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Backyard Astronomy: Your Guide to Starhopping and Exploring the Universe

Robert Burnham · Time Life Education
Pages: 288
Format: Paperback

BACKYARD ASTRONOMY guides you through the mysteries of the universe and tells you everything you need to know about becoming a proficient backyard astronomer. Chapters included are: Exploring the Universe; Skywatching Tools; Sun and Moon; The Planets; Other Lights in the Sky; and Starhopping...
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Matagorda Island: A Naturalist's Guide

Wayne H. McAlister · Univ of Texas Pr
Pages: 354
Format: Hardcover

Once, all barrier islands were natural places where sand dunes and sea grasses, water birds and beach creatures flourished, undisturbed by human development. Matagorda Island still is. Part of a chain of five major barrier islands that shelter the Texas coastline from the Gulf of Mexico,...
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The Star Guide: Learn How To Read The Night Sky Star By Star

Robin Kerrod · Prentice Hall General Reference
Pages: 160
Format: Book

More than 150 full-color photographs and illustrations capture the spectacular wonder and drama of space More than 60 easy-to-read color star charts guide you star by star and month by month through the winter, spring, summer, and fall skies Reference pages and feature boxes provide further...
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The Complete Cat Breed Book

DK Publishing · DK
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

Combining cat breeds, behavior, and training tips in one easy volume, The Complete Cat Breed Book is an essential reference to the basics of choosing and looking after a cat.

Packed with practical advice on cat maintenance, from handling and grooming to nutrition, exercise, and health,...

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Shattered Spring 1927: The People's Story of the F5 Tornado at Rocksprings, Texas

Barbara Perkins · CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Pages: 166
Format: Paperback

April 12, 1927, a low-pressure system was moving across the Edwards Plateau of Texas. A blustery, gritty wind had been blowing all day and the townspeople were expecting rain. Three miles northwest of town, a monster tornado descended from the clouds. It took direct aim at Rocksprings,...
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The Explorers' Texas: The Animals They Found

Del Weniger · Eakin Pr; 1st edition
Format: Hardcover

First edition. Second printing. 1997
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The Sugar Season: A Year in the Life of Maple Syrup, and One Family's Quest for the Sweetest Harvest

Douglas Whynott · Da Capo Press,
Pages: 279
Format: Hardcover

A year in the life of one New England family as they work to preserve an ancient, lucrative, and threatened agricultural art--the sweetest harvest, maple syrup...How has one of America's oldest agricultural crafts evolved from a quaint enterprise with "sugar parties" and the delicacy...
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Texas Quails: Ecology and Management

Leonard A Brennan · Texas A&M University Press
Pages: 491
Format: Hardcover

Nothing is more evocative of the Texas outdoors than the whistled call of the bobwhite. While the familiar two-note greeting is now just a memory for most of us who live in the state's growing urban sprawl, this bird is an economic commodity on par with crops and livestock in some regions...
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A Rock between Two Rivers: The Fracturing of a Texas Family Ranch

Hugh Fitzsimons III · Trinity University Press
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

A Rock between Two Rivers is the story of a man coming to terms with the environmental legacy of his family's ranch in Dimmitt County, Texas, and reckoning with the birthright he'll leave for the generations who follow. What began for Hugh Fitzsimons as a mission to expose local...
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Whitetail Country

Daniel J Cox · Northword Pr
Pages: 176
Format: Hardcover

Describes the physical characteristics, nutrition, behavior, habitat, adaptive abilities, and range of the white-tailed deer, and discusses the environmental and man-made dangers that they face
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Adapt: How Humans Are Tapping into Nature's Secrets to Design and Build a Better Future

Amina Khan · St. Martin's Press
Pages: 352
Format: Print book

Amina Khan believes that nature does it best. In Adapt, she presents fascinating examples of how nature effortlessly solves the problems that humans attempt to solve with decades worth of the latest and greatest technologies, time, and money. Humans are animals too, and animals are incredibly...
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Chasing Warblers

Bob Thornton · University of Texas Press
Pages: 160
Format: Hardcover

Southern Books CompetitonKnown to many as "the butterflies of the bird world," wood warblers allure even the most experienced and discriminating birders. Their annual migrations to and from nesting areas in the United States and Canada draw thousands of birders to places such...
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