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The Life of the Bee
The Life of the Bee
by Maurice Maeterlinck
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In an exuberantly poetic work that is less about bees and more about life, Maurice Maeterlinck expresses his philosophy of the human condition. The renowned Belgian poet and dramatist offers brilliant proof in this, his most popular work, that "no living... (read more)

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A Primate's Memoir: A Neuroscientist's Unconventional Life among the Baboons
A Primate's Memoir: A Neuroscientist's Unconventional Life among the Baboons
by Robert M. Sapolsky
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I never imagined that a book written by a primate behaviorologist would make me laugh out loud. Sapolsky is a born storyteller, and I found his experiences of twenty years in Africa studying baboons absolutely fascinating. You get to know the baboons... (read more)

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The New Wild: Why Invasive Species Will Be Nature's Salvation
The New Wild: Why Invasive Species Will Be Nature's Salvation
by Fred Pearce
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A provocative exploration of the “new ecology” and why most of what we think we know about alien species is wrong. For a long time veteran environmental journalist Fred Pearce thought in stark terms about invasive species: they were the evil... (read more)

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Becoming Animal: An Earthly Cosmology (Vintage)
Becoming Animal: An Earthly Cosmology (Vintage)
by David Abram
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A PEN/E. O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award Runner-up David Abram’s first book, The Spell of the Sensuous, hailed as “revolutionary” by the Los Angeles Times, as “daring” and “truly original” by Science... (read more)

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The Fly Trap
The Fly Trap
by Fredrik Sjoberg
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A rare memoir of extraordinary, mesmerizing brilliance—a Swedish best seller—by an entomologist fascinated with the natural world and the hidden wonders of life, and which asks: What is it that drives the obsessively curious to exploration... (read more)

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When Women Were Birds: Fifty-Four Variations on Voice
When Women Were Birds: Fifty-Four Variations on Voice
by Terry Tempest Williams
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"This poetic memoir continues the work Williams began in Refuge....Williams explores her mothers identity — woman, wife, mother, and Mormon — as she continues to honor her memory....A lyrical and elliptical meditation on women, nature, family,... (read more)

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Unlikely Loves: 43 Heartwarming True Stories from the Animal Kingdom
Unlikely Loves: 43 Heartwarming True Stories from the Animal Kingdom
by Jennifer S. Holland
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Unlikely Friendships is the phenomenal New York Times bestseller that's spent 44 weeks on the list and has 615,000 copies in print. It's struck a chord with media, from CBS This Morning to USA Today, and Temple Grandin has praised it as "amazing. It... (read more)

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Tracks and Sign of Insects and Other Invertebrates: A Guide to North American Species
Tracks and Sign of Insects and Other Invertebrates: A Guide to North American Species
by Charley Eiseman
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2012 Choice Magazine academic book award winner (zoology) Beetles, spiders, ants, flies, butterflies, mayflies, dragonflies, earwigs, crickets, grasshoppers, scorpions, centipedes, millipedes, snails, earthworms, lacewings, wasps, damselflies, slugs, and... (read more)

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Macrolichens of the Pacific Northwest
Macrolichens of the Pacific Northwest
by Bruce Mccune
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This revised and expanded edition of the first comprehensive guide to the region's macrolichens is intended for use by beginners as well as specialists: weekend naturalists will be able to identify specimens and recognize the great diversity of lichens... (read more)

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Peterson Field Guide To Western Trees
Peterson Field Guide To Western Trees
by George Petrides
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Roger Tory Peterson, one of the world's greatest naturalists, received every major award for ornithology, natural science, and conservation as well as numerous honorary degrees, medals, and citations, including the Presidential Medal of Freedom. The... (read more)

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Fire Season: Field Notes from a Wilderness Lookout
Fire Season: Field Notes from a Wilderness Lookout
by Philip Connors
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Every summer Philip Connors runs away from home. He spends half the year in a remote fire lookout savoring the solitude and the joy of monotasking. His wonderful book, Fire Season, will make you want to quit your job, sell the house, and find your own... (read more)

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My Family and Other Animals
My Family and Other Animals
by Gerald Durrell
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This autobiographical work takes place on the island of Corfu when Durrell was a boy. He was pretty much a wild English boy who ended up with a lot of time on his hands, a lot of rugged land to explore, and as a result, a lot of critter friends the likes... (read more)

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When the Rivers Run Dry: Water--The Defining Crisis of the Twenty-First Century
When the Rivers Run Dry: Water--The Defining Crisis of the Twenty-First Century
by Fred Pearce
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In this groundbreaking book, veteran science correspondent Fred Pearce travels to more than thirty countries to examine the current state of crucial water sources. Deftly weaving together the complicated scientific, economic, and historic dimensions of... (read more)

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The Secret Knowledge of Water: Discovering the Essence of the American Desert
The Secret Knowledge of Water: Discovering the Essence of the American Desert
by Craig Childs
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Deserts are environments that can be inhospitable even to seasoned explorers. Craig Childs has spent years in the deserts of the American West, and his treks through arid lands in search of water reveal the natural world at its most extreme.... (read more)

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Rats: Observations on the History and Habitat of the City's Most Unwanted Inhabitants
Rats: Observations on the History and Habitat of the City's Most Unwanted Inhabitants
by Robert Sullivan
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Prepare to be disgusted, amazed, shocked (and informed) by the astonishing and mysterious creature that has annoyed humanity for centuries: Rats! Able to claw straight up a brick wall, squeeze through a pipe the width of a quarter, and gnaw through iron... (read more)

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Audubon Birdhouse Book: Building, Placing, and Maintaining Great Homes for Great Birds
Audubon Birdhouse Book: Building, Placing, and Maintaining Great Homes for Great Birds
by Margaret A Barker
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Birders know that you need the right house to attract the right bird—and we’re not talking trim color. An entrance hole that’s 1/8 inch too big or too small spells trouble, as does a roof that leaks or a floor that doesn’t drain... (read more)

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The Flamingo's Smile: Reflections in Natural History
The Flamingo's Smile: Reflections in Natural History
by Stephen Jay Gould
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"Gould himself is a rare and wonderful animal--a member of the endangered species known as the ruby-throated polymath. . . . [He] is a leading theorist on large-scale patterns in evolution . . . [and] one of the sharpest and most humane thinkers in the... (read more)

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Zero Waste Home: The Ultimate Guide to Simplifying Your Life by Reducing Your Waste
Zero Waste Home: The Ultimate Guide to Simplifying Your Life by Reducing Your Waste
by Bea Johnson
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In Zero Waste Home, Bea Johnson shares the story of how she simplified her life by reducing her waste. Today, Bea, her husband, Scott, and their two young sons produce just one quart of garbage a year, and their overall quality of life has changed for... (read more)

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Dry Storeroom No. 1: Secret Life of the Natural History Museum (09 Edition)
Dry Storeroom No. 1: Secret Life of the Natural History Museum (09 Edition)
by Richard Fortey
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A remarkable behind-the-scenes look at the extraordinary people, meticulous research, and driving passions that make Londons Natural History Museum one of the worlds greatest institutions. In an elegant and illuminating narrative, Richard Fortey takes... (read more)

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A Wolf Called Romeo
A Wolf Called Romeo
by Nick Jans
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andldquo;Jans is an exceptional storytellerandmdash;no nature writer can top him in terms of sheer emotional force.andrdquo; andmdash;New York Times and#160; A Wolf Called Romeo is the true story of the exceptional black wolf who spent seven years... (read more)

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