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MPS182
$21.60 $27.00  
Hardcover, Lynda V. Mapes, 240pages, 5.5 x 8.5, ISBN: 9781632862532
An intimate look at one majestic hundred-year-old oak tree through four seasons--and the reality of global climate change it reveals. In the life of this one grand oak, we can see for ourselves the results of one hundred years of rapid environmental change. It's leafing out earlier, and...
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SIM334
$12.99  
Hardcover, Jake Townsend, 80pages, 6.5 x 6.5, ISBN: 9781449487140
Life is a vast ocean, and sometimes you need encouragement from beautifully painted aquatic creatures to help you stay afloat. Wisdom from the Waters  is an easily digestible, charming collection of inspiration and breezy, bright watercolors. Author Jake Townsend imagines what our...
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GSP015
$16.99  
Hardcover, John Muir, 288pages, 5.5 x 8.5, ISBN: 9781423607120
Part of John Muir's appeal to modern readers is that he not only explored the American West and wrote about its beauties but also fought for their preservation. His successes dot the landscape and are evident in all the natural features that bear his name: forests, lakes, trails, and glaciers....
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HEY007
$18.00  
Paperback, Beth Pratt-Bergstrom, 240pages, 6 x 9, ISBN: 9781597143462
Wildness beats in the heart of California's urban areas. In Los Angeles, residents are rallying to build one of the largest wildlife crossings in the world because of the plight of one lonely mountain lion named P-22. Porpoises cavort in San Francisco Bay again because of a grassroots effort to...
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HMC330
$14.95  
Paperback, Jon Young, 272pages, 5.3 x 0.7 x 8, ISBN: 9780544002302
“Jon Young knows birds, and you will too after reading his marvelous book. You’ll discover a universal bird language that will speak to you wherever you go outdoors. Every nature lover should read this book.”—Joseph Cornell, author of  Sharing Nature with Children  and  John...
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DKP089
$12.99  
Hardcover, Jess French, 72pages, 8.5 x 11, ISBN: 9781465481412
Everything you need to know about what we're doing to our environment, good and bad, from pollution and litter to renewable energy and plastic recycling. This environmental book will teach young ecologists about how our actions affect planet Earth. Discover shocking facts about the waste we...
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MPS177
$14.00  
Paperback, Daniel Chamovitz, 192pages, 5.5 x 8.5, ISBN: 9780374533885
"Enough absorbing science to concede that plants continue to inspire and amaze us." ― The Wall Street Journal How does a Venus flytrap know when to snap shut? Can it feel an insect's tiny, spindly legs? And how do cherry blossoms know when to bloom? Can they remember the weather? For...
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FFB125
$9.95  
Paperback, Erich Hoyt, 64pages, 9 x 0.4 x 9, ISBN: 9781552976005
Whale Rescue  is the latest addition to the acclaimed  Firefly Animal Rescue  series. Written by an accomplished expert and illustrated with color photographs, this book is a solid reference on both whales and the ongoing efforts to protect them. This book covers whale...
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SIM292
$12.80 $16.00  
Paperback, Stacey O'Brien, 256pages, 5.5 x 0.7 x 8.5, ISBN: 9781416551775
On Valentine’s Day 1985, biologist Stacey O’Brien adopted Wesley, a baby barn owl with an injured wing who could not have survived in the wild. Over the next nineteen years, O’Brien studied Wesley’s strange habits with both a tender heart and a scientist’s eye—and provided a mice-only diet that...
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PGN279
$4.76 $5.95  
Paperback, Henry David Thoreau, 336pages, 4.5 x 6.5, ISBN: 9780451532169
Henry David Thoreau reflects on life, politics, and society in these two inspiring masterworks. In 1845, Thoreau moved to a cabin that he built with his own hands along the shores of Walden Pond in Massachusetts. Shedding the trivial ties that he felt bound much of humanity, Thoreau reaped...
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AVK048
$14.95  
Paperback, Jaret C. Daniels, 132pages, 7.5 x 0.8 x 9 inches, ISBN: 9781591937890
A Celebration of Beautiful Butterflies More than 700 species of butterflies live in North America, and all are worthy of our admiration. Butterflies are perhaps the most beautiful and easily recognizable insects in the world. They hold our attention like none other, they capture our...
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WPC120
$13.95  
Paperback, Jennifer Holland, 210pages, 7 x 0.5 x 8, ISBN: 9780761159131
Written by  National Geographic  magazine writer Jennifer Holland,  Unlikely Friendships  documents one heartwarming tale after another of animals who, with nothing else in common, bond in the most unexpected ways. A cat and a bird. A mare and a fawn. An elephant and a...
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HMC336
$9.99  
Paperback, Loree Griffin Burns, 64pages, 11 x 0.2 x 9, ISBN: 9780547328607
Aided by an army of beachcombers, oceanographer Dr. Curtis Ebbesmeyer tracks trash in the name of science. From sneakers to hockey gloves, Curt monitors the watery fate of human-made cargo that has spilled into the ocean. The information he collects is much more than casual news; it is important...
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RAN517
$22.00  
Paperback, Freeman House, 248pages, 5.5 x 8.5, ISBN: 9780807085493
Part lyrical natural history, part social and philosophical manifesto,  Totem Salmon  tells the story of a determined band of locals who've worked for over two decades to save one of the last purely native species of salmon in California. The book-call it the zen of salmon restoration-traces...
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RAN461
$18.00  
Paperback, Richard Preston, 320pages, 5.2 x 0.7 x 8, ISBN: 9780812975598
Hidden away in foggy, uncharted rain forest valleys in Northern California are the largest and tallest organisms the world has ever sustained–the coast redwood trees,   Sequoia sempervirens. Ninety-six percent of the ancient redwood forests have been destroyed by logging, but the untouched...
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HCT038
$21.69 $30.99  
Hardcover, Lyanda Lynn Haupt, 352pages, 5.5 x 8.5, ISBN: 9780316178525
From the bestselling author of  Crow Planet,  a compelling journey into the secret lives of the wild animals at our back door. In THE URBAN BESTIARY, acclaimed nature writer Lyanda Lynn Haupt journeys into the heart of the everyday wild, where coyotes, raccoons, chickens, hawks, and...
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PGN288
$17.00  
Paperback, Colin Tudge, 480pages, 6.5 x 9.5, ISBN: 9780307395399
A blend of history, science, philosophy, and environmentalism,  The Tree  is an engaging and elegant look at the life of the tree and what modern research tells us about their future. There are redwoods in California that were ancient by the time Columbus first landed, and pines...
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PGN275
$14.99  
Paperback, John Fowles, 112pages, 5.5 x 8.5, ISBN: 9780061997778
For years I have carried this book...with me on travels to reread, ponder, envy. In prose of classic gravity, precision, and delicacy, Fowles addresses matters of final importance.” — Los Angeles Times Book Review   “ The Tree  is the fullest and finest exploration I’ve ever...
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WWN828
$16.95  
Paperback, Hugh Aldersey-Williams, 368pages, 5.5 x 8.5, ISBN: 9780393354805
“Superb. . . . A gently studious Bill Bryson crossed with an upbeat and relaxed WG Sebald.”―James McConnachie,  Sunday Times  (UK) Half of the world’s population today lives in coastal regions lapped by tidal waters. But the tide rises and falls according to...
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AVK040
$9.95  
Hardcover, Douglas Wood, 60pages, 4.5 x 6.5, ISBN: 9781591931300
For best-selling author  Douglas Wood , trees have always been teachers and sources of inspiration. They have bared witness to so much and have weathered so many storms. In  The Things Trees Know , through insightful text and lovely pen and ink illustrations, Doug presents a...
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SIM317
$16.99  
Paperback, Sy Montgomery, 272pages, 5.5 x 8.5, ISBN: 9781451697728
Another  New York Times  bestseller from the author of  The Good Good Pig , this “fascinating…touching…informative…entertaining” ( Daily Beast ) book explores the emotional and physical world of the octopus—a surprisingly complex, intelligent, and spirited creature—and the remarkable...
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PGN290
$13.60 $17.00  
Paperback, David George Haskell, 304pages, 5 x 8, ISBN: 9780143111306
The author of the Pulitzer Prize finalist  The Forest Unseen  visits with nature’s most magnificent networkers — trees     “Both a love song to trees, an exploration of their biology, and a wonderfully philosophical analysis of their role they play in human history and in modern culture.” –...
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MPS169
$18.00  
Paperback, Elizabeth Kolbert, 336pages, 5.4 x 0.9 x 8.2, ISBN: 9781250062185
WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE ONE OF THE  NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW 'S 10 BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR A  NEW YORK TIMES  BESTSELLER A NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD FINALIST A major book about the future of the world, blending intellectual and natural history and field...
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SIM271
$19.95  
Flex, Greg Skomal, 280pages, 7.8 x 0.9 x 5.5, ISBN: 9781604336344
This fully revised and updated edition of the bestselling SHARK HANDBOOK features an all-new, expanded feature on the Great White Shark, plus stunning, full-color photos and a complete overview of every known shark in the world! There’s no one better than Greg Skomal to detail...
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