The Lucky Ones

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Published: 2012-08-02

ISBN: 9781583334416

Format: B-Hardcover

Publisher: Avery

Synopsis

Jonathan Safran Foer meets Jeffrey Moussaieff Mason in a poignant, provocative memoir of survival, compassion, and awakening to the reality of our food system.Jenny Brown was just ten years old when she lost a leg to bone cancer. Throughout the ordeal, her constant companion was a cat named Boogie. Years later, she would make the connection between her feline friend and the farm animals she ate, acknowledging that most of America’s domesticated animals live on industrialized farms, and are viewed as mere production units. Raised in a conservative Southern Baptist family in Kentucky, Brown

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Price: $26.00


The Book of Deadly Animals

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Published: 2012-01-31

ISBN: 9780143120742

Format: Trade Paper

Publisher: Penguin (Non-Classics)

Synopsis

Whether at a zoo, on a camping trip, or under our bedsheets, we are surrounded by animals. While most are perfectly harmless, it’s the magnificent exceptions that populate The Book of Deadly Animals. Award-winning writer Gordon Grice takes readers on a tour of the animal kingdom—from grizzly bears to great white sharks, big cats to crocodiles. Every page overflows with astonishing facts about Earth’s great predators and unforgettable stories of their encounters with humans, all delivered in Grice’s signature dark comic style. Illustrated with awe-inspiring photographs of beasts and bugs,

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Price: $15.00


The Wave Watcher's Companion

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Published: 2011-06-07

ISBN: 9780399536700

Format: Trade Paper

Publisher: Perigee Trade

Synopsis

A lively, revealing look at waves of all kinds from the bestselling author of The Cloudspotter’s Guide Get ready for a global journey like no other-a passionate enthusiast’s exploration of waves that begins with a quiet afternoon at the shore and ends with the world-class Hawaiian surf, making side trips to reveal the ups and downs of brain waves, radio waves, infrared waves, microwaves, shock waves, light waves, and much more.

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Price: $15.00


Four Fish

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Published: 2011-05-31

ISBN: 9780143119463

Format: Trade Paper

Publisher: Penguin (Non-Classics)

Synopsis

“A necessary book for anyone truly interested in what we take from the sea to eat, and how, and why.” -Sam Sifton, The New York Times Book Review. Writer and life-long fisherman Paul Greenberg takes us on a journey, examining the four fish that dominate our menus: salmon, sea bass, cod, and tuna. Investigating the forces that get fish to our dinner tables, Greenberg reveals our damaged relationship with the ocean and its inhabitants. Just three decades ago, nearly everything we ate from the sea was wild. Today, rampant overfishing and an unprecedented biotech revolution have brought us to a point

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Price: $16.00


Rescue Ink

Published: 2010-11-30

ISBN: 9780452296473

Format: Trade Paper

Publisher: Plume

Synopsis

1,700 pounds of muscle, 80-plus tattoos, one unlikely mission… Abusers are losers! That’s the rallying cry of Rescue Ink, the unique group of tattooed, muscle-bound motorcyclists who’ve banded together to rescue helpless, abandoned, and abused animals. Led by Joe Panz, Johnny O, and Big Ant, the guys act on tips from concerned citizens to find endangered animals and persuade the abuser (within the bounds of the law) to either change his hard-hearted ways or surrender the animal to them. The inspirational story of these guys and their commitment to better animal care, Rescue Ink’s combination

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Price: $16.00


The Curious World of Bugs

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Published: 2010-10-05

ISBN: 9780399536137

Format: B-Hardcover

Publisher: Perigee Trade

Synopsis

If you’ve ever wondered what that leggy, buzzing creature was in your bathroom (or backyard, bed, or pantry), perhaps you’ve come across WhatsThatBug.com, where people around the world go to ask “What’s that bug?” From mating African beetles to the tiniest of bedbugs, Daniel Marlos (The Bugman) has identified them all. The Curious World of Bugs is a miscellany of illuminating facts, curiosities, helpful hints, and remarkable science about the bugs that share our world-a compendium that celebrates bugs for what they truly are: strange, mysterious, cute, beautiful, and occasionally disturbing. Gorgeously

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Price: $17.95


Four Fish

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Published: 2010-07-15

ISBN: 9781594202568

Format: B-Hardcover

Publisher: Penguin Press HC, The

Synopsis

Our relationship with the ocean is undergoing a profound transformation. Whereas just three decades ago nearly everything we ate from the sea was wild, rampant overfishing combined with an unprecedented bio-tech revolution has brought us to a point where wild and farmed fish occupy equal parts of a complex and confusing marketplace. We stand at the edge of a cataclysm; there is a distinct possibility that our children’s children will never eat a wild fish that has swum freely in the sea. In Four Fish, award-winning writer and lifelong fisherman Paul Greenberg takes us on a culinary journey, exploring

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Price: $25.95


The Wave Watcher's Companion

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Published: 2010-07-06

ISBN: 9780399534263

Format: B-Hardcover

Publisher: Perigee Trade

Synopsis

Get ready for a global journey like none other-a passionate enthusiast’s exploration of waves that begins with a massive surfable cloud and ends with the majestic Pacific ocean, making side trips along the way to reveal the ups and downs of brain waves, radio waves, infrared waves, microwaves, shock waves, light waves, and much more.

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Price: $22.95


Plan Bee

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Published: 2010-05-04

ISBN: 9780399535987

Format: Trade Paper

Publisher: Perigee Trade

Synopsis

A guided tour inside the world of bees Overtaxed and underrecognized-and now disappearing in alarming numbers- bees are the unsung heroes of the food chain, essential for the pollination of more than ninety of the crops we eat. The hardworking, humble, and matriarchal bee finally gets her due in this engaging and expertly written guide that will appeal to anyone who’s ever been curious about the mysterious and always-buzzing world of bees. Beekeeper Susan Brackney explains: • Why honeybees are disappearing-and what we can do about it • Who’s who in the hive-the queen bee, the

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Price: $13.95


Bald Coot and Screaming Loon

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Published: 2010-03-02

ISBN: 9780399535680

Format: B-Hardcover

Publisher: Perigee Trade

Synopsis

From the author of The Curious Gardener’s Almanac, a fascinating miscellany that explores the mysterious world of birds. Comprising more than 1,000 entries of remarkable information about birds, bird life, and bird-watching, Bald Coot and Screaming Loon reveals the intriguing evolution and behavior patterns of these avian creatures. Woven into this wealth of knowledge are quotations, anecdotes, traditional sayings, lines of verse, practical advice for attracting and spotting birds, and words of rural wisdom, covering such topics as: ?How birds came to be ?Courtship and breeding ?Why birds sing

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Price: $17.95


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