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Inheritors of the Earth: How Nature Is Thriving in an Age of Extinction

Chris D. Thomas · PublicAffairs
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover


It's accepted wisdom today that human beings have irrevocably damaged the natural world. Throughout history we've introduced species and infectious diseases to foreign shores; hunted slow-moving (and slower-reproducing) mammals to extinction; and polluted previously pristine tracts...
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America's National Historic Trails: In the Footsteps of History

Karen Berger
Format: Hardcover

From the battlefields of the American Revolution to the trails blazed by the pioneers, lands explored by Lewis and Clark and covered by the Pony Express, to the civil-rights marches of Selma and Montgomery, this is the official book of the country's 19 National Historic Trails. These...
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World of Wonders: In Praise of Fireflies, Whale Sharks, and Other Astonishments

Aimee Nezhukumatathil · Milkweed Editions
Pages: 184
Format: Hardcover

As a child, Nezhukumatathil called many places home: the grounds of a Kansas mental institution, where her Filipina mother was a doctor; the open skies and tall mountains of Arizona, where she hiked with her Indian father; and the chillier climes of western New York and Ohio. But no matter...
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Dinosaur Facts and Figures: The Sauropods and Other Sauropodomorphs

Rubén Molina-Pérez · Princeton University Press
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

The sauropod dinosaurs roamed the planet for millions of years, with creatures ranging from the smallest of the sauropods, Magyarosaurus, to the huge Argentinosaurus. This illustrated book of records is an essential compendium of sauropod facts and figures -- from the biggest and the oldest...
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Love of Country: A Journey through the Hebrides

Madeleine Bunting · University Of Chicago Press
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

Few landscapes are as striking as that of the Hebrides, the hundreds of small islands that speckle the waters off Scotland's northwest coast. The jagged, rocky cliffs and roiling waves serve as a reminder of the islands' dramatic geological history, inspiring awe and dread in those...
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National Geographic Atlas of the World, 11th Edition

National Geographic · National Geographic
Pages: 448
Format: Hardcover

Created for all global citizens, this universally respected volume of world maps has been completely revised and updated with fascinating visualizations of international trends and global conditions.National Geographic's flagship Atlas of the World, now in its 11th edition, provides...
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Roaming America: Exploring All the National Parks

Renee Hahnel · Lannoo Publishers
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

For the nature and adventure enthusiast: Roaming America is a visually stunning, ultimately practical guide to visiting the US National Parks. Combining breathtaking imagery, useful planning information for each national park, suggested itineraries, best-of recommendations, and more...
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Wolf Nation: The Life, Death, and Return of Wild American Wolves

Brenda Peterson · Da Capo Press
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

In the tradition of Peter Matthiessen's Wildlife in America or Aldo Leopold, Brenda Peterson tells the 300-year history of wild wolves in America. It is also our own history, seen through our relationship with wolves. The earliest Americans revered them. Settlers zealously exterminated...
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Backyard Bugs: An Identification Guide to Common Insects, Spiders and More

JARET C DANIELS · Adventure Publications
Pages: 240
Format: Paperback

How many times have you seen a bug and wondered, "What in the world is that?" Wonder no more! Acclaimed entomologist and nature author Jaret C. Daniels presents a simple yet informative guide to backyard bugs of the United States and southern Canada. Featuring more than 160 species...
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Birds & Blooms: Birds in Your Backyard

Robert J. Dolezal · Thunder Bay Press
Pages: 272
Format: Print book

With a bit of careful planning and planting, you can turn your backyard into an avian sanctuary! Landscaping tips will help you choose plants and trees that will attract your favorite birds. A how-to guide offers step-by-step instructions for 33 projects, from birdhouses to perches. When...
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