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  • 10 Herbs for a Happy, Healthy Cat, Paperback
    Catnip Isn't the Only Herb Your Cat Will Love If you're a dedicated cat lover, you know the amazing intoxicating effect that catnip has on most cats. But did you also know that catnip can help calm a frantic feline during an extended car trip? Or that catnip can ease feline gastrointestinal distress..
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  • A Beginner's Guide to Recognizing Trees of the Northeast, Paperback
    In this friendly and approachable field guide, writer and avid hiker Mark Mikolas shares a unique approach for year-round tree identification. His method, which centers on the northeastern United States where 20 species make up the majority of trees, will prepare readers to recognize trees at a glan..
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  • A Bird-Finding Guide to Mexico: Symbolic Action in Human Society, Paperback
    With a rich variety of stunning avifauna, Mexico provides the first taste of the Neotropics for many birders. At last here is a guide to Mexico's best birdwatching sites, from Baja California to the Yucatan Peninsula. Steve N. G. Howell, coauthor of the widely acclaimed A Guide to the Birds of Mexic..
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  • A Charm of Goldfinches and Other Wild Gatherings: Quirky Collective Nouns of the Animal Kingdom, Hardcover
    ``Most groups of wildlife can be described as a flock, herd, or shoal--but where is the fun in ending there?`` -- from the Introduction Whether you're an animal lover or a grammar geek, illustrator Matt Sewell has the perfect menagerie of beasts (and beast-related terms) for your reading pleasure. A..
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  • A Family Place: A Man Returns to the Center of His Life, Paperback
    In the summer of 1990, writer Charles Gaines and his artist wife, Patricia, bought 160 acres of wild land on the northeast coast of Nova Scotia. They believed they were simply buying a remote getaway spot, but within a few months a more complex dream for the property developed. By midwinter, they ha..
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  • A Farewell to Ice: A Report from the Arctic, Paperback
    Based on five decades of research and observation, a haunting and unsparing look at the melting ice caps, and what their disappearance will mean. Peter Wadhams has been studying ice first-hand since 1970, completing 50 trips to the world's poles and observing for himself the changes over the course ..
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  • A Field Guide to Edible Mushrooms of California, Paperback
    Mushroom expert Daniel Winkler has returned with another easy-to-use field guide to help hunters track down their favourite fungi in California Use this region-specific guide to identify over thirty common and easily-recognized edible mushrooms--and stay away from their not-so-edible look-alikes. F..
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  • A Field Guide to Fossils of Texas, Paperback
    A Field Guide to Fossils of Texas is the only definitive guide that presents a collection of the state's most common fossils and also shows the most important, noteworthy, and unusual specimens. NUME CARTE: A Field Guide to Fossils of Texas, PaperbackISBN: 0891230440PRET EDITURA: 96.99AUTOR(i): Char..
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  • A Field Guide to the Birds of Mexico and Adjacent Areas: Belize, Guatemala, and El Salvador, Third Edition, Paperback
    More than a thousand species of birds occur in Mexico and in the adjacent countries of Belize, Guatemala, and El Salvador. Of these birds, a unique mixture of temperate-zone and tropical species, less than half are found in the United States, and many cross the border only a short distance into the ..
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  • A Field Guide to the Larger Mammals of Tanzania, Paperback
    Home to the Serengeti National Park, Ngorongoro Crater, and Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania offers some of the finest big game watching in the world, from elephants and rhinos to chimpanzees and lions. This field guide covers all the larger mammals of Tanzania, including marine mammals and some newly di..
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  • A Field Guide to the Wildlife of South Georgia, Paperback
    South Georgia is rich in wildlife and spectacular scenery, and it is a prime destination spot on most Antarctic tours. This beautifully illustrated field guide depicts the birds, mammals, insects, flowering plants, and other vegetation found in this unique part of the world. It features 368 full-col..
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  • A Field Guide to Western Reptiles and Amphibians, Paperback
    This guide covers all the species of reptiles and amphibians found in western North America. More than 650 full-color paintings and photographs show key details for making accurate identifications. Color range maps give species' distributions. Important information on conservation efforts and surviv..
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  • A Guide to the Birds of Costa Rica, Paperback
    Costa Rica, a country of no larger than West Virginia, hosts more than 830 species of birds, more than in all of North Amerian north of Mexico. It may well be the only country in the world with as many bird species and habitats to be found in such a small area. Within two hours' drive from San Jose,..
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  • A Guide to the Mammals of Southeast Asia, Hardcover
    Southeast Asia is home to more than 500 mammal species. This richly illustrated field guide is the most comprehensive reference to all mammals currently known to exist in mainland Southeast Asia, including Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia, peninsular Malaysia, and Singapore. Every species ..
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  • A Peterson Field Guide to Edible Wild Plants: Eastern and Central North America, Paperback
    More than 370 edible wild plants, plus 37 poisonous lookalikes, are described here, with 400 drawings and 78 color photographs showing precisely how to recognize each species. Also included are habitat descriptions, lists of plants by season, and preparation instructions for 22 different food uses. ..
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  • A Peterson Field Guide to Insects: America North of Mexico, Paperback
    Find what you're looking for with Peterson Field Guides--their field-tested visual identification system is designed to help you differentiate thousands of unique species accurately every time. Detailed descriptions of insect orders, families, and many individual species are illustrated with 1,300 d..
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  • A Peterson Field Guide to Wildflowers: Northeastern and North-Central North America, Paperback
    Find what you're looking for with Peterson Field Guides--their field-tested visual identification system is designed to help you differentiate thousands of unique species accurately every time. Grouped by color and by plant characteristics, 1,293 species in 84 families are described and illustrated...
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  • A Photographic Guide to Seashore Life in the North Atlantic: Canada to Cape Cod, Paperback
    The tides of the North Atlantic are the world's highest, and they reveal a world of amazing seashore life--from jellies and sea anemones, to clams and crabs, to seaweeds and lichens. With some 300 crisp, vibrant color photographs and brief, precise descriptions, this field guide makes it easier than..
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  • A Photographic Guide to the Birds of Hawai'i: The Main Islands and Offshore Waters, Paperback
    Winner of the 2011 Ka Palapala Po'okela Award of Excellence in Natural Science, Hawai'i Book Publishers AssociationHawai'i is home to some of the most beautiful and sought after birds in the world. From the offshore waters, where graceful seabirds glide on the cool, refreshing trade winds, to the lu..
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  • A Pocket Guide to Sharks of the World, Paperback
    Sharks are some of the most misunderstood animals on the planet. We still have a lot to learn about these fascinating creatures, which are more seriously threatened with extinction and in greater need of conservation and management than any other major group of vertebrates.A Pocket Guide to Sharks o..
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  • A Sand County Almanac: And Sketches Here and There, Paperback
    This special edition of the highly acclaimed A Sand County Almanac commemorates the one-hundredth anniversary of the birth of Aldo Leopold, one of the foremost conservationists of our century. First published in 1949 and praised in The New York Times Book Review as ``full of beauty and vigor and bit..
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  • A Sideways Look at Clouds, Hardcover
    A natural history, filled with intrigue and humor, of our ubiquitous yet utterly fascinating clouds - Written by a critically-acclaimed natural-history author - Shares author's fun journey to understanding clouds - Written for the curious--but non-science--minded Author Maria Mudd Ruth fell in love ..
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  • A Texan Plan for the Texas Coast, Paperback
    In this powerful call to action, conservationist and environmental lawyer Jim Blackburn offers an unconventional yet feasible plan to protect the Texas coast. The coast is in danger of being damaged beyond repair due to the gradual starvation of freshwater inflows to its bays, the fragmentation of l..
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  • After the Wildfire: Ten Years of Recovery from the Willow Fire, Paperback
    Swallowtail butterflies frolic on the wind. Vireos and rock wrens sing their hearts out by the recovering creek. Spiders and other predators chase their next meal. Through it all, John Alcock observes, records, and delights in what he sees. In a once-burnt area, life resurges. Plants whose seeds and..
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  • Agates of Lake Superior: Stunning Varieties and How They Are Formed, Paperback
    The definitive book on Lake Superior's agates is here. If you're a casual rock collector, you will find Agates of Lake Superior fun, interesting and beautiful. If you're a more advanced hobbyist, you will appreciate this professional and scientific resource. The book provides a thorough examination ..
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  • Agaves, Yucca, and Their Kin: Seven Genera of the Southwest, Paperback
    Until now, there has not been a single, full-color guide to some of the most recognizable genera of the southwestern United States: ``Agave,`` ``Dasylirion,`` ``Hechtia,`` ``Hesperaloe,`` ``Hesperoyucca,`` ``Nolina,`` and ``Yucca`` (the century plants, sotols, false agaves, chaparral yuccas, beargra..
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  • Agility Right from the Start, Paperback
    Agility Right From The Start is the first training resource you should have and t he last one you'll need. NUME CARTE: Agility Right from the Start, PaperbackISBN: 1890948411PRET EDITURA: 167.99AUTOR(i): Eva BertilssonEDITURA: Sunshine Books (MA)COPERTA: BrosataDATA APARITIEI: Martie 2010DATA PUBLIC..
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  • Aldo Leopold: A Sand County Almanac & Other Writings on Ecology and Conservation, Hardcover
    Since his death in 1948, Aldo Leopold has been increasingly recognized as one of the indispensable figures of American environmentalism. A pioneering forester, sportsman, wildlife manager, and ecologist, he was also a gifted writer whose farsighted land ethic is proving increasingly relevant in our ..
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  • All Things Wise and Wonderful: The Warm and Joyful Memoirs of the World's Most Beloved Animal Doctor, Paperback
    Readers adored James Herriot's tales of his life as a Yorkshire animal doctor in All Creatures Great and Small and All Things Bright and Beautiful. Now here's a third delightful volume of memoirs rich with Herriot's own brand of humor, insight, and wisdom.In the midst of World War II, James is train..
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  • American Birding Association Field Guide to Birds of Massachusetts, Paperback
    From the rolling Berkshire Mountains and river valleys of the west to the coastal eastern plains, dunes, and scrub forests of Cape Cod, Massachusetts is a birder's paradise. Nearly 500 species have been recorded in the Bay State making it one of the ``birdiest`` places in the nation. Massachusetts i..
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  • Amphibians and Reptiles in Minnesota, Paperback
    Snakes on the patio, salamanders in the basement, frogs crossing the road, and turtles nesting on the shore in the land of 10,000 lakes: from the enchanted child to the curious adult, from the amateur naturalist to the dedicated conservationist, living with wildlife in Minnesota means finding amphib..
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  • Amphibians and Reptiles of Costa Rica: A Pocket Guide, Paperback
    Costa Rica is a remarkable place for amphibians and reptiles. Known for its biological diversity, conservation priorities, and extensive protected lands, this small country contains 418 herpetological species including the dangerous Fer-de-Lance and Black-headed Bushmaster, the beloved sea turtles, ..
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  • Amphibians and Reptiles of the Great Lakes Region, Revised Ed., Paperback
    The revised edition of this well-loved guide is the essential reference for the identification of amphibians and reptiles in the Great Lakes region. Fully updated treatments of over 70 species feature detailed information on the distribution, habitat, behavior, and life history of these fascinating ..
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  • Amphibians of Costa Rica: A Field Guide, Paperback
    Amphibians of Costa Rica is the first in-depth field guide to all 206 species of amphibians known to occur in Costa Rica or within walking distance of its borders. A diminutive nation with abundant natural wealth, the country is host to 146 species of frogs and toads. Frogs of gemlike beauty and diz..
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  • Ancient Animals: Plesiosaur, Hardcover
    Ninety million years ago, giant dinosaurs roamed the earth, pterosaurs flew through the air, and giant reptiles and fish hunted in the oceans. The area that is now Kansas was covered by water and one of its inhabi-tants was the plesiosaur--a reptile with an extremely long neck and a huge body. This ea..
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  • Ancient Oaks: In the English Landscape, Hardcover
    The ancient native oaks of England are a national treasure, beautiful and beloved. And England has more of them than the rest of Europe combined. How did that happen? How, as Europe was deforested over the course of centuries, did England manage to preserve so many ancient trees? Ancient Oaks in th..
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  • Angel by My Side, Paperback
    In 1995, Mike Lingenfelter was ready for his life to be over. Two serious heart attacks and open-heart surgery had taken away most of the good things he had in his life. But then a golden retriever named Dakota, who had been rescued from death himself, came to help Mike with his rehabilitation recov..
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  • Animal Internet: Nature and the Digital Revolution, Paperback
    ``Bold and fascinating ... proposing that the Internet--and other digital technology--offers an opportunity to rediscover our animals as more than abstracted images but as autonomous individuals with inherent value. A truly thought-provoking book for animal lovers and technology enthusiasts alike.``..
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  • Animal Tracks of Kentucky and Tennessee, Paperback
    Concise descriptions of the animals and their tracks are combined with detailed drawings of the front and back prints, stride patterns and other important identifying aspects. Each animal is captured in accurate black-and-white illustrations, including pattern and print comparisons. A perfect guide ..
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  • Animal: The Definitive Visual Guide, 3rd Edition, Hardcover
    With more than 1 million copies sold, this updated and revised celebration of the animal kingdom features photos and descriptions of over 2,000 species and habitats.Bringing animals, habitats, and up-to-date research to life for readers around the world, Animal explores the creatures that have fasci..
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  • Arthur: The Dog Who Crossed the Jungle to Find a Home, Hardcover
    The epic true story of one man, a dog, and how they found each otherAs seen on an ESPN SC Featured documentaryWhen you're racing 435 miles through the jungles and mountains of South America, the last thing you need is a stray dog tagging along. But that's exactly what happened to Mikael Lindnord, ca..
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  • Assessing Aggression Thresholds in Dogs: Using the Assess-A-Pet Protocol to Better Understand Aggression, Paperback
    New Testing and Assessment Methods for Shelters and Trainers Sue Sternberg has been developing and refining assessment techniques for decades to help shelter workers and trainers determine the likelihood that a dog will engage in aggressive behaviors. Assessing Aggression Thresholds in Dogs includ..
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  • Atlas of Bird Migration: Tracing the Great Journeys of the World's Birds, Paperback
    ``The photos and illustrations in this large volume are so beautiful that one is tempted to skim the text. . . . That, however, would be a mistake: while brief, the text provides all the information readers need to understand the how, why and where of bird migration.`` -- Publishers Weekly (starre..
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  • Backyard Birds of California, Paperback
    BACKYARD BIRDS IS AN EXCITING SERIES of books that explores the top twenty-five backyard birds most commonly found in each state. It includes a profiled size scale that allows the reader to quickly identify the correct bird, and each bird entry is accompanied by a stunning color photograph and speci..
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  • Backyard Birds of Utah, Paperback
    BACKYARD BIRDS IS AN EXCITING SERIES of books that explores the top twenty-five backyard birds most commonly found in each state. It includes a profiled size scale that allows the reader to quickly identify the correct bird, and each bird entry is accompanied by a stunning color photograph and speci..
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  • Ball Pythons, Paperback
    Ball Pythons are among the most popular of all pet snakes, and make interesting pets for both beginning herp hobbyists and professional breeders. Written by a respected breeder of ball pythons, this book covers a wide variety of key topics such as housing, health care, breeding, and genetics. NUME C..
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  • Barking: The Sound of a Language, Paperback
    Barking is natural and almost all dogs bark. It is one of the many ways dogs communicate with each other as well as with humans. In this book, author Turid Rugaas, well known for her work on identifying and utilizing canine ``calming signals,`` turns her attention to understanding and managing barki..
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  • Bats of the World: A Fully Illustrated, Authoritative and Easy-To-Use Guide, Paperback
    Bats are some of the most intriguing-and ecologically important-animals on earth. In this handsomely illustrated guide, you will learn about: - The natural history and evolution of bats- Important identifying features- Habitats, migration patterns, and common mating practices- The status of various ..
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