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Amazing Rare Things: The Art of Natural History in the Age of Discovery

by David Attenborough, Susan Owens, Martin Clayton and Rea Alexandratos Yale University Press
Pub Date:
09/2015
ISBN:
9780300215724
Format:
Pb+ 224 pages

From the fifteenth century onwards, as European explorers sailed forth on grand voyages of discovery, their encounters with exotic...

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Cane Toad Wars

by Rick Shine University of California Press
Pub Date:
01/2018
ISBN:
9780520295100
Format:
Hbk 288 pages

In 1935, an Australian government agency imported 101 specimens of the Central and South American Cane Toad in an attempt to manage...

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Killing the Koala and Poisoning the Prairie: Australia, America, and the Environment

by Corey J A Bradshaw and Paul R Ehrlich University of Chicago Press
Pub Date:
09/2015
ISBN:
9780226316987
Format:
Pbk 240 pages

Though separated by thousands of miles, the United States and Australia have much in common. Geographically both countries are...

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Fishing: How the Sea Fed Civilization

by Brian Fagan Yale University Press
Pub Date:
10/2018
ISBN:
9780300240047
Format:
Pb+ 368 pages

The story of humanity’s last major source of food from the wild and how it enabled and shaped the growth of civilization   Humanity’s...

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Sharks: The Animal Answer Guide

by Gene Helfman and George H Burgess Johns Hopkins University Press
Pub Date:
05/2014
ISBN:
9781421413099
Format:
Pb+ 288 pages

Answering every conceivable question about sharks, authors Gene Helfman and George H. Burgess describe the fascinating biology,...

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Secrets of Bees: An Insider's Guide to the Life of Honeybees 2ed

by Michael Weiler Floris Books
Pub Date:
02/2019
ISBN:
9781782505808
Format:
Pbk 160 pages

Bees make honey; we all know that. But what happens between the bee buzzing around our backyard, and the sticky knife in the jar,...

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Orchid: A Cultural History

by Jim Endersby University of Chicago Press
Pub Date:
11/2016
ISBN:
9780226376325
Format:
Hbk 288 pages

At once delicate, exotic, and elegant, orchids are beloved for their singular, instantly recognizable beauty. Found in nearly...

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Volcanoes: Encounters through the Ages

by David Pyle Bodleian Library
Pub Date:
03/2017
ISBN:
9781851244591
Format:
Pbk 224 pages

For centuries, volcanic eruptions have captured our imaginations. Whether as signposts to an underworld, beacons to ancient mariners,...

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Parrots: The Animal Answer Guide

by Matt Cameron Johns Hopkins University Press
Pub Date:
09/2012
ISBN:
9781421405445
Format:
Pb+ 272 pages

Have you ever wondered what parrots eat in the wild? Or why so many species live in the Amazon? How intelligent are parrots? What...

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Sauropod Dinosaurs: Life in the Age of Giants

by Mark Hallett and Mathew Wedel Johns Hopkins University Press
Pub Date:
11/2016
ISBN:
9781421420288
Format:
Hbk 336 pages

From The Land Before Time  to Jurassic Park, images of fantastically large, long-necked, plant-eating dinosaurs have captured...

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Rare and Wonderful: Treasures from the Oxford University Museum of Natural History

by Kate Diston and Zoe Simmons Bodleian Library
Pub Date:
11/2018
ISBN:
9781851244843
Format:
Hbk 224 pages

Since its foundation in 1860, the Oxford University Museum of Natural History has become a key center for scientific study, its...

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Curious Encounters with the Natural World: From Grumpy Spiders to Hidden Tigers

by Michael Jeffords and Susan Post University of Illinois Press
Pub Date:
10/2017
ISBN:
9780252082665
Format:
Pbk 304 pages

Michael R. Jeffords and Susan L. Post have circled the globe - and explored their neighborhood - collecting images of the natural...

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Nature's Giants: The Biology and Evolution of the World's Largest Lifeforms

by Graeme D. Ruxton Yale University Press
Pub Date:
05/2019
ISBN:
9780300239881
Format:
Hbk 224 pages

The past and present giants of our world—dinosaurs, whales, and even trees—are a source of unending fascination, and their sheer...

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Allowed to Grow Old: Portraits of Elderly Animals from Farm Sanctuaries

by Isa Leshko University of Chicago Press
Pub Date:
05/2019
ISBN:
9780226391373
Format:
Hbk 126 pages

There’s nothing quite like a relationship with an aged pet—a dog or cat who has been at our side for years, forming an ineffable...

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Secrets of the Snout: The Dog's Incredible Nose

by Frank Rosell University of Chicago Press
Pub Date:
04/2018
ISBN:
9780226536361
Format:
Hbk 288 pages

Dogs and humans have worked side by side for thousands of years, and over the millennia we've come to depend upon our pooches...

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