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Encounters with the Archdruid
Encounters with the Archdruid
by John Mcphee
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The narratives in this book are of journeys made in three wildernesses - on a coastal island, in a Western mountain range, and on the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon. The four men portrayed here have different relationships to their environment, and... (read more)

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Cabin Fever: A Suburban Father's Search for the Wild
Cabin Fever: A Suburban Father's Search for the Wild
by Tom Montgomery Fate
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“If Tom Montgomery Fate has not found the secret formula for the deliberate, balanced life, he is a chief disciple of the search.”—Chicago Tribune   Try to imagine Thoreau married, with a job, three kids, and a minivan. This is the... (read more)

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Me, Myself, and Why: Searching for the Science of Self
Me, Myself, and Why: Searching for the Science of Self
by Jennifer Ouellette
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A fascinating tour through the science behind who we are and how we got this way—from the author of The Calculus Diaries As diverse as people appear to be, all of our genes and brains are nearly identical. In Me, Myself, and Why, Jennifer Ouellette... (read more)

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Nature's Compass: The Mystery of Animal Navigation (Science Essentials)
Nature's Compass: The Mystery of Animal Navigation (Science Essentials)
by James L Gould
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"Nature's Compass is a captivating introduction to animal navigation. It draws readers into a world in which myriad creatures outperform humans in every way possible. Enlightening and thought-provoking, this book is a comprehensive exploration of the... (read more)

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Summer for the Gods: The Scopes Trial and America's Continuing Debate Over Science and Religion
Summer for the Gods: The Scopes Trial and America's Continuing Debate Over Science and Religion
by Edward J Larson
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Edward J. Larson is a professor with a joint appointment in history and law at the University of Georgia. A graduate of Williams College and Harvard Law School, he received his doctorate in the history of science from the University of Wisconsin at... (read more)

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An Ocean Garden: The Secret Life of Seaweed
An Ocean Garden: The Secret Life of Seaweed
by Josie Iselin
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In her captivating new book, artist and avid beachcomber Josie Iselin returns to the seashore to reveal the unexpected beauty of seaweed. Produced on a flatbed scanner, Iselins vibrant portraits of ocean flora reveal the exquisite color and extraordinary... (read more)

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Life Everlasting: The Animal Way of Death
Life Everlasting: The Animal Way of Death
by Bernd Heinrich
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“Bernd Heinrich is one of the finest naturalists of our time. Life Everlasting shines with the authenticity and originality that are unique to a life devoted to natural history in the field.”—Edward O. Wilson, author of The Future of... (read more)

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Dawn Light: Dancing with Cranes and Other Ways to Start the Day
Dawn Light: Dancing with Cranes and Other Ways to Start the Day
by Diane Ackerman
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In an eye-opening sequence of personal meditations through the cycle of seasons, one of our most celebrated storyteller-poet-naturalists awakens us to the world at dawn. Diane Ackerman draws from sources as diverse as meteorology, world religion... (read more)

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Butterflies (Peterson Field Guide Coloring Books)
Butterflies (Peterson Field Guide Coloring Books)
by Robert Michael Pyle
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From the black-and-white stripes of a Zebra Swallowtail to the pale jade of a Malachite, coloring your own field guide is the most enjoyable way to learn about butterflies. Each drawing is accompanied by a brief description that educates as it entertains.... (read more)

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The Universal Sense: How Hearing Shapes the Mind
The Universal Sense: How Hearing Shapes the Mind
by Seth S Horowitz
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Every day, we are beset by millions of sounds-ambient ones like the rumble of the train and the hum of air conditioner, as well as more pronounced sounds, such as human speech, music, and sirens. How do we know which sounds should startle us, which... (read more)

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Dandelion Hunter: Foraging the Urban Wilderness
Dandelion Hunter: Foraging the Urban Wilderness
by Rebecca Lerner
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In this engaging and eye-opening read, forager-journalist Becky Lerner sets out on a quest to find her inner hunter-gatherer in the city of Portland, Oregon. After a disheartening week trying to live off wild plants from the streets and parks near... (read more)

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Endless Forms Most Beautiful: The New Science of Evo Devo and the Making of the Animal Kingdom
Endless Forms Most Beautiful: The New Science of Evo Devo and the Making of the Animal Kingdom
by Sean B. Carroll
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'Evo Devo is evolutionary developmental biology, the third revolution in evolutionary biology. The first was marked by the publication of The Origin of Species. The second occurred in the early twentieth century, when Darwin\'s theories were merged with... (read more)

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The Bonobo and the Atheist: In Search of Humanism Among the Primates
The Bonobo and the Atheist: In Search of Humanism Among the Primates
by Frans De Waal
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For many years, de Waal has observed chimpanzees soothe distressed neighbors and bonobos share their food. Now he delivers fascinating fresh evidence for the seeds of ethical behavior in primate societies that further cements the case for the biological... (read more)

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Microbe Hunters
Microbe Hunters
by Paul De Kruif
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This science classic by Paul de Kruif chronicles the pioneering bacteriological work of the first scientists to see and learn from the microscopic world.   Paul de Kruif's Microbe Hunters is a timeless dramatization of the scientists... (read more)

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Why Dogs Eat Poop, and Other Useless or Gross Information about the Animal Kingdom
Why Dogs Eat Poop, and Other Useless or Gross Information about the Animal Kingdom
by Francesca Gould
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Get ready to squirm! Did you know there are spiders that look just like bird poop? Cockroaches that can be directed by remote control? And snakes that fart to scare away predators? These are just a few of the bizarrly engrossing, disgusting, and... (read more)

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Stolen World: A Tale of Reptiles, Smugglers, and Skulduggery
Stolen World: A Tale of Reptiles, Smugglers, and Skulduggery
by Jennie Erin Smith
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Thereandrsquo;s no sound quite like it, or as viscerally terrifying: the ominous rattle of the timber rattlesnake. Itandrsquo;s a chilling shorthand for imminent danger, and a reminder of the countless ways that nature can suddenly snuff us out. and#160;... (read more)

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Natural Histories: Extraordinary Rare Book Selections from the American Museum of Natural History Library
Natural Histories: Extraordinary Rare Book Selections from the American Museum of Natural History Library
by Tom Baione
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For the first time, Natural Histories allows readers a privileged glimpse of seldom-seen, fully illustrated scientific tomes from the American Museum of Natural History's Rare Book Collection. Forty essays from the museum's top experts in a variety of... (read more)

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Western Birds: Backyard Guide * Watching * Feeding * Landscaping * Nurturing - Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, Arizona, New Mexico, Utah, (Backyard Guide)
Western Birds: Backyard Guide * Watching * Feeding * Landscaping * Nurturing - Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, Arizona, New Mexico, Utah, (Backyard Guide)
by Bill Thompson
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Create a Bird Sanctuary in Your Own Backyard Birding is one of America’s favorite hobbies, and with the help of Western Birds: Backyard Guide you can enjoy this fast-growing activity from the comfort of your own home and yard. Written by noted... (read more)

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Wild Caribbean: The Hidden Wonders of the World's Most Famous Islands
Wild Caribbean: The Hidden Wonders of the World's Most Famous Islands
by Michael Bright
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and#8220;This book is a reference, a tour guide, and an informative overview of the wildlife on all the Caribbean Islands, not just a select few.and#8221;and#8212;Noble... (read more)

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Life at the Speed of Light: From the Double Helix to the Dawn of Digital Life
Life at the Speed of Light: From the Double Helix to the Dawn of Digital Life
by J Craig Venter
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“Venter instills awe for biology as it is, and as it might become in our hands.” —Publishers Weekly On May 20, 2010, headlines around the world announced one of the most extraordinary accomplishments in modern science: the creation of the... (read more)

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