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Weather

by Paul E. Lehr, R. Will Burnett, Herbert S. Zim & Harry McKnaught

This eBook is best viewed on a color device.

Simply, accurately, and graphically, this Golden Guide explains:

Massive movements of the atmosphere

Weather instruments and how they are used

The origins, development,...


How Indians Use Wild Plants for Food, Medicine & Crafts

by Frances Densmore

Ethnologist with the Smithsonian Institution offers a wealth of material on nearly 200 plants used by Chippewas of Minnesota and Wisconsin. Emphasis on wild plants and lesser-known uses. 33 plates.


Animal Tracks: A Falcon Field Guide [tm]

by Todd Telander

Animal Tracks highlights eighty-eight of the most common and sought-after mammal, bird, reptile, and amphibian species in North America. Detailed illustrations and descriptions make it easy to identify animal...


Off the Grid: Inside the Movement for More Space, Less Government, and True Independence in Mo dern America

by Nick Rosen

Inside the subculture of off-grid living

Written by a leading authority on living off the grid, this is a fascinating and timely look at one of the fastest growing movements in America. In researching the...


The Grizzly Maze: Timothy Treadwell's Fatal Obsession with Alaskan Bears

by Nick Jans

With a new introduction on Werner Herzog’s film entitled The Grizzly Man

Timothy Treadwell, self-styled “bear whisperer” dared to live among the grizzlies, seeking to overturn the perception of them as...


Quarterly Essay 48 After the Future: Australia's New Extinction Crisis

by Tim Flannery

Australia is home to many animals and plants found nowhere else on earth, making Australians caretakers of a unique heritage in a land that tolerates few mistakes. Yet, in After the Future, Tim Flannery shows...


Yellowstone Wildlife: Ecology and Natural History of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem

by Paul A. Johnsgard

Yellowstone Wildlife is a natural history of the wildlife species that call Yellowstone National Park and the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem their home. Illustrated with stunning images by renowned wildlife photographer...


Epitaph for a Peach: Four Seasons on My Family Farm

by David M. Masumoto

A lyrical, sensuous and thoroughly engrossing memoir of one critical year in the life of an organic peach farmer, Epitaph for a Peach is "a delightful narrative . . . with poetic flair and a sense of humor"...


The Children's Blizzard

by David Laskin

Thousands of impoverished Northern European immigrants were promised that the prairie offered "land, freedom, and hope." The disastrous blizzard of 1888 revealed that their free homestead was not a paradise...


Like a Tree: How Trees, Women, and Tree People Can Save the Planet

by Jean Shinoda Bolen

Like a Tree grew out of bestselling author Jean Bolen’s practice of walking among tall trees and mourning the loss of a Monterey pine that was cut down in her neighborhood. This book will appeal most to people...


Falcons of France

by , Charles Nordhoff

This early work by Charles Nordhoff and James Norman Hall is both expensive and hard to find in its first edition. It tells the story of an enthusiastic, young American and his time as a pilot during World War...


The Tiger: A True Story of Vengeance and Survival

by John Vaillant

It’s December 1997, and a man-eating tiger is on the prowl outside a remote village in Russia’s Far East. The tiger isn’t just killing people, it’s annihilating them, and a team of men and their dogs...


UFO Briefing Document: The Best Available Evidence

by Don Berliner & Whitley Streiber

From Government secret files...The report that shocked the Congress!

The shattering report that stunned the world's top leaders now available to the public!

Are UFOs in our midst?   The evidence mounts....

1952....


What a Plant Knows

by Daniel Chamovitz

How does a Venus flytrap know when to snap shut? Can it actually feel an insect's tiny, spindly legs? And how do cherry blossoms know when to bloom? Can they actually remember the weather?

For centuries we have...


Love, Life, and Elephants

by Daphne Sheldrick

Daphne Sheldrick, whose family arrived in Africa from Scotland in the 1820s, is the first person ever to have successfully hand-reared newborn elephants. Her deep empathy and understanding, her years of observing...


Babylon's Ark

by Lawrence Anthony & Graham Spence

When the Iraq war began, conservationist Lawrence Anthony could think of only one thing: the fate of the Baghdad Zoo, located in the city center and caught in the war's crossfire. Once Anthony entered Baghdad...


Snow Leopard: Stories from the Roof of the World

by Don Hunter

Like no other large cat, the snow leopard evokes a sense of myth and mysticism, strength and spirit shrouded in a snowy veil, seldom seen but always present. Giving a voice to the snow leopard, this collection...


Dirt: The Erosion of Civilizations

by David R. Montgomery

Dirt, soil, call it what you want-it's everywhere we go. It is the root of our existence, supporting our feet, our farms, our cities. This fascinating yet disquieting book finds, however, that we are running...


The Spell of the Sensuous: Perception and Language in a More-Than-Human World

by David Abram

Animal tracks, word magic, the speech of stones, the power of letters, and the taste of the wind all figure prominently in this intellectual tour de force that returns us to our senses and to the sensuous terrain...


Perfect Order: Recognizing Complexity in Bali

by J. Stephen Lansing

Along rivers in Bali, small groups of farmers meet regularly in water temples to manage their irrigation systems. They have done so for a thousand years. Over the centuries, water temple networks have expanded...