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Ocean and Marine Biology
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Log From the Sea of Cortez (95 Edition)
Log From the Sea of Cortez (95 Edition)
by John Steinbeck
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In the two years after the 1939 publication of Steinbecks masterful The Grapes of Wrath, Steinbeck and his novel increasingly became the center of intense controversy and censorship. In search of a respite from the national stage, Steinbeck and his close... (read more)

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    Silent Spring

    Rachel Carson 9780395683293

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H Is for Hawk
H Is for Hawk
by Helen Macdonald
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Shocked by her father's unexpected death, lifelong falconer Helen Macdonald decides to take on training the fearsome goshawk, considered amongst the most difficult birds to train. This beautifully written and touching memoir traverses the obscure world of falconry to living through grief, ending up in a place of hope and recovery.
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Botany
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The Drunken Botanist
The Drunken Botanist
by Amy Stewart
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Sake began with a grain of rice. Scotch emerged from barley, tequila from agave, rum from sugarcane, bourbon from corn. Thirsty yet? In The Drunken Botanist, Amy Stewart explores the dizzying array of herbs, flowers, trees, fruits, and fungi that humans... (read more)

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General
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The Forest Unseen: A Year's Watch in Nature
The Forest Unseen: A Year's Watch in Nature
by David George Haskell
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A biologist reveals the secret world hidden in a single square meter of forest. In this wholly original book, biologist David Haskell uses a one- square-meter patch of old-growth Tennessee forest as a window onto the entire natural world. Visiting it... (read more)

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Wild Within: How Rescuing Owls Inspired a Family
Wild Within: How Rescuing Owls Inspired a Family
by Melissa Hart
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Wild Within is a heartwarming true story about how volunteering and rehabilitating birds of prey at a raptor rehabilitation center near Eugene, Oregon, brought a quirky and lovable couple together. The author discovers through her love of birds that she wants to have a child. Inspired by her husband's work with the birds of prey and for their love of each other, they embark on a long journey to adopt a child and overcome their fears of parenting. The author realizes many things about herself and her parenting skills through her interactions with the birds. A genuinely uplifting and relatable story from the Pacific Northwest.
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Evolution
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The Selfish Gene: 30th Anniversary Edition With a New Introduction by the Author
The Selfish Gene: 30th Anniversary Edition With a New Introduction by the Author
by Richard Dawkins
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Richard Dawkins' brilliant reformulation of the theory of natural selection has the rare distinction of having provoked as much excitement and interest outside the scientific community as within it. His theories have helped change the whole nature of the... (read more)

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Trees
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The Wild Trees: A Story of Passion and Daring
The Wild Trees: A Story of Passion and Daring
by Richard Preston
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Hidden away in foggy, uncharted rain forest valleys in Northern California are the largest and tallest organisms the world has ever sustained — the coast redwood trees, Sequoia sempervirens. Ninety-six percent of the ancient redwood forests have... (read more)

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Natural History
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The Control of Nature
The Control of Nature
by John Mcphee
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The Control of Nature is John McPhee's bestselling account of places where people are locked in combat with nature. Taking us deep into these contested territories, McPhee details the strageties and tactics through which people attempt to control nature.... (read more)

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Birds
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The Sibley Guide to Birds, Second Edition
The Sibley Guide to Birds, Second Edition
by David Allen Sibley
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Pacific Northwest Field Guides
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Wild in the City: A Guide to Portland's Natural Areas
Wild in the City: A Guide to Portland's Natural Areas
by Michael C. Houck and M. J. Cody
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In some parts of the United States, the notions of "urban wildlife," "urban naturalist," and "urban forest" might raise an eyebrow, but in Oregon, and particularly in the Portland area, we know better. We know that greenspaces are more than the islands... (read more)

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Bird Sense: What It's Like to Be a Bird
Bird Sense: What It's Like to Be a Bird
by Tim Birkhead
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What is going on inside the head of a nightingale as it sings, and how does its brain improvise? How do desert birds detect rain hundreds of kilometers away? How do birds navigate by using an innate magnetic compass? Tracing the history of how our... (read more)

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Used Books
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A World of Butterflies
A World of Butterflies
by Brian Cassie
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A delightful small-format book that will appeal to butterfly enthusiasts young and old, with vivid images by the leading butterfly photographer and texts by preeminent writers in the field. This chunky small-format gift book-432 pages, hardcover-features... (read more)

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