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Last Child in the Woods : Saving Our Children From Nature-deficit Disorder (Rev 08 Edition)
Last Child in the Woods : Saving Our Children From Nature-deficit Disorder (Rev 08 Edition)
by Richard Louv
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At no time in human history have we been more disconnected with what lies outside our front doors. Within just a century, our relationship with our surroundings has transformed from one of exploration to one of disassociation. In This Book Was a Tree... (read more)

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The Log from the Sea of Cortez (Penguin Great Books of the 20th Century)
The Log from the Sea of Cortez (Penguin Great Books of the 20th Century)
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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Plastic Purge: How to Use Less Plastic, Eat Better, Keep Toxins Out of Your Body, and Help Save the Sea Turtles!
Plastic Purge: How to Use Less Plastic, Eat Better, Keep Toxins Out of Your Body, and Help Save the Sea Turtles!
by Michael Sanclements
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Plastic is everywhere we look. Our computers and children's toys are made out of it, and our water and slices of American cheese are packaged in it. But why is there so much and what is it doing to our bodies? Is it possible to use less plastic and be... (read more)

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When Elephants Weep
When Elephants Weep
by Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson
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Not since Darwin's The Expression of Emotions in Man and Animals has a book so thoroughly and effectively explored the full rage of emotions that exist throughout the animal kingdom. Hailed as "a masterpiece" by Elizabeth Marshall Thomas, When Elephants... (read more)

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In Search of Ancient Oregon: A Geological and Natural History
In Search of Ancient Oregon: A Geological and Natural History
by Ellen Morris Bishop
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The exciting story of how Oregon's diverse landscapes evolved is seen through 220 fine art quality photographs and beautiful writing.... (read more)

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The Octopus and the Orangutan: New Tales of Animal Intrigue, Intelligence, and Ingenuity
The Octopus and the Orangutan: New Tales of Animal Intrigue, Intelligence, and Ingenuity
by Eugene Linden
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Award-winning writer Linden returns to the animal kingdom in this eagerly awaited follow-up to "The Parrot's Lament." Animals show they are sensitive souls and tough negotiators both with their human keepers and with one another in this entirely new... (read more)

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North American Songbirds: Identify the Most Common Songbirds and Hear Their Calls on Your Smartphone
North American Songbirds: Identify the Most Common Songbirds and Hear Their Calls on Your Smartphone
by Noble Proctor
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Technology meets nature in this field guide for identifying your favorite song birds. Printed descriptions in traditional bird books only go so far, with just text and a bit of educated guessing to help you figure out which bird you've heard. That... (read more)

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Bug Music: How Insects Gave Us Rhythm and Noise
Bug Music: How Insects Gave Us Rhythm and Noise
by David Rothenberg
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In the spring of 2013, the cicadas in the Northeastern United States emerged from their seventeen-year cycle—the longest gestation period of any animal. Those who experienced this great sonic invasion compared their sense of wonder to the... (read more)

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Crow Planet: Essential Wisdom from the Urban Wilderness
Crow Planet: Essential Wisdom from the Urban Wilderness
by Lyanda Lynn Haupt
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There are more crows now than ever. Their abundance is both a sign of ecological imbalance and a generous opportunity to connect with the animal world. Crow Planet is a call to experience the wildlife in our midst, reminding us that we don't have to head... (read more)

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The Whale: In Search of the Giants of the Sea
The Whale: In Search of the Giants of the Sea
by Philip Hoare
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“Unpredictable and amusing and informative and original, cavorting between biology, history, travel writing, and memoir.”—Mark Kurlansky The Whale by Philip Hoare is a enthralling and eye-opening literary leviathan swimming in... (read more)

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Understories : Political Life of Forests in Northern New Mexico (06 Edition)
Understories : Political Life of Forests in Northern New Mexico (06 Edition)
by Jake Kosek
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Through lively, engaging narrative, Understories demonstrates how volatile politics of race, class, and nation animate the notoriously violent struggles over forests in the southwestern United States. Rather than reproduce traditional understandings of... (read more)

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The Gardener's A-Z Guide To Growing  Organic Food
The Gardener's A-Z Guide To Growing Organic Food
by Tanya L. K. Denckla
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The distillation of Denckla's years of hands-on experience, this book answers the questions that sprout up among novice, intermediate, and experienced organic gardeners. More than 750 plants are arranged in an A-to-Z format, with information on care... (read more)

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Refuge: An Unnatural History of Family and Place
Refuge: An Unnatural History of Family and Place
by Terry Tempest Williams
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As Utah-born naturalist Terry Tempest Williams records the simultaneous tragedies of her mother's death of cancer and the flooding of the Bear River Migratory Bird Sanctuary, she creates a document of renewal and spiritual grace destined to become a... (read more)

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Where the Wild Things Were: Life, Death, and Ecological Wreckage in a Land of Vanishing Predators
Where the Wild Things Were: Life, Death, and Ecological Wreckage in a Land of Vanishing Predators
by William Stolzenburg
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“Big, fierce animals have a noble champion in William Stolzenburg.”—Edward O. Wilson, Professor Emeritus, Harvard University Wildlife journalist William Stolzenburg follows in the wake of natures topmost carnivores and finds chaos in... (read more)

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All Creatures Great and Small
All Creatures Great and Small
by James Herriot
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Take an unforgettable journey through the English countryside and into the homes of its inhabitants-- four-legged and otherwise-- with the world's best-loved animal doctor. For over 25 years-- since All Creatures Great and Small was first published... (read more)

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Tracking and the Art of Seeing : How To Read Animal Tracks and Sign (2ND 99 Edition)
Tracking and the Art of Seeing : How To Read Animal Tracks and Sign (2ND 99 Edition)
by Paul Rezendes
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In this newly revised and updated edition of his highly acclaimed field guide, renowned nature photographer and tracking expert Paul Rezendes brings the fields and forests to life with his unique observations on North American wildlife and their tracks... (read more)

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Common Edible Seaweeds in the Gulf of Alaska: Second Edition
Common Edible Seaweeds in the Gulf of Alaska: Second Edition
by Dolly Garza
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Seaweed is fast becoming a new favorite snack, as eaters everywhere are realizing what Alaska Natives have known for millennia: seaweed can be a healthy and tasty treat. Found in abundance along Alaska’s shores, it has been believed to do... (read more)

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Wicked Bugs
Wicked Bugs
by Amy Stewart
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In this darkly comical look at the sinister side of our relationship with the natural world, Stewart has tracked down over one hundred of our worst entomological foes — creatures that infest, infect, and generally wreak havoc on human affairs. From... (read more)

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Eastern Forests
Eastern Forests
by Ann Sutton
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A comprehensive field guide, fully illustrated with color photographs, to the trees, wildflowers, insects, birds, and other natural wonders of North America's eastern forests and woodlands, from Hudson Bay to Florida.... (read more)

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Always, Rachel: The Letters of Rachel Carson and Dorothy Freeman, 1952-1964...
Always, Rachel: The Letters of Rachel Carson and Dorothy Freeman, 1952-1964...
by Rachel Carson
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Rachel Carson's landmark book Silent Spring set the modern environmental movement in motion.This very special collection of letters from Rachel Carson to her Maine summer neighbor Dorothy Freeman offers an intimate, spellbinding look at Carson's private... (read more)

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