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By Scott Nearing, Helen Nearing. 1989
Describes how in 1932 a married couple left New York City for the backwoods of Vermont in search of a… life of "simplicity, serenity, utility, and harmony." This account of their pioneering venture tells how they built a house, worked a self-sufficient farm, and lived a satisfying life in nature. c1989. Uniform title: Living the good life
By Edward Stourton. 2011
Anyone who ever walks a dog will know that if you are accompanied by a dog you can talk to… anyone, and anyone can talk to you - about anything. What is more, while we may know that a dog is just a dog, we continue to allow ourselves to speak and think of our dogs as friends, individuals with a full claim on our affections. 2011.
Presents a practical training program for the beginner. Covers the six obedience exercises: heel, sit, stand, drop, stay, and recall… (come when called). Discusses basic training principles and the best age to train a dog; gives specific exercises. Grades 5-8 and older. 1997.
By Karen Bakker. 2007
As the sustainability of our natural resources is increasingly questioned, Canadians remain stubbornly convinced of the unassailability of our water.… The country's top water experts were assembled to discuss our most pressing issues, from a broad range of perspectives. Arguing that weak governance is at the heart of the problem, key failings are identified and solutions are presented for protecting out most important resource. 2007.
By David T Suzuki. 1998
Suzuki illustrates the continuing need for the preservation of nature through a collection of his newspaper articles and essays. He… covers topics such as the economy, globalization, political shortsightedness, local initiatives and children. He points the way towards a slower way of life that keeps us in tune with the Earth and its riches. 1998.
By Isaac Asimov. 1974
By Merrily Weisbord, Kim Kachanoff. 2000
All around the world there are certain dogs that provide life saving duties in a variety of different settings. This… book looks at these canines and discusses their specific talents. It describes the lives of 22 working dogs that rescue, protect, entertain, hunt and happily serve people for a living. 2000.
By Elizabeth Abbott. 2015
From the soulless concrete corridors of an American prison to the halls of a Canadian hospital to life among the… ruins in post-war Serbia, the author meets people whose lives are changed forever by a wagging tail and a pair of soulful eyes—and dogs who find a new lease on life with devoted human companions. Sharing stories of rescuing dogs in need of shelter, friendship, and love: devoted Tommy, the inspiration who began it all; irrepressible Bonzi, the beagle who charmed his way into prisoners’ hearts; and many more, the author digs down into the deepest roots of the human–animal bond, showing us that together people and dogs can find hope and happiness. 2015.
By Steve Jenkins. 2009
By J. Moussaieff Masson. 1997
A psychoanalyst attempts to explore the mind and heart of the dog. Delves into questions about emotions in dogs, offering… evidence of canine love, loyalty, dignity, fear, and loneliness. Recounts true stories that support the author's beliefs about the affective lives of dogs. 1997.
By Desmond Morris. 1987
By Jacques Cousteau, Philippe Diolé. 1975
Observing dolphins in various seas of the world, the authors present characteristics of this intelligent, friendly marine mammal, and the… results of data gathered from experiments. 1975. (Undersea Discoveries of Jacques Yves Cousteau) Uniform title: Les dauphins et la liberté.
By Vicki Myron, Bret Witter. 2008
Spencer, Iowa, public library director Vicki Myron describes finding a kitten in the book drop in 1988. Named Dewey Readmore… Books by library staff, the feline became an increasingly famous mascot over the next nineteen years. Myron also discusses her divorce, single parenthood, breast cancer scare, and love of librarianship. Bestseller. 2008.
By Catherine Johnson, Temple Grandin. 2009
From renowned scientist and animal welfare advocate Temple Grandin, this groundbreaking book is a clarion call to awareness of the… inner lives of humankind's far-too-often mistreated and neglected companions. Based on research spanning over 30 years, these stunning insights into the very real emotions and thoughts of animals are sure to be a source of fascination and inspiration. 2009.
By John C Kricher. 2007
A series of lectures on dinosaurs presented by John Kricher, professor of biology at Wheaton College, covering: the changing views… of dinosaur development; the evolutionary and ecological relationships among dinosaurs; what it might have been like in the Mesozoic era; and the question of what ultimately brought about the total extinction of all non-bird dinosaurs and the end of the Cretaceous Period. 2007.
By Sue Hubbell. 1994
Most of us think of bugs as pesky creatures we squish under our shoes or bat away with our hands.… Under the microscope of Sue Hubbell's keen eye emerges an exciting world we rarely take the time to see. 1994.
By Harold Andrew Horwood. 1987
Beginning with a natural history of the Annapolis Basin in Nova Scotia and an account of its earliest inhabitants, the… author describes his seasonal observations and uses them to reflect on the natural world and man's place in it. c1987.
By Rebecca Lerner. 2013
Forager-journalist Becky Lerner sets out on a quest to find her inner hunter-gatherer in the city of Portland, Oregon. After… a disheartening week trying to live off wild plants from the streets and parks near her home, she learns the ways of the first people who lived there and, along with a quirky cast of characters, discovers an array of useful wild plants hiding in plain sight. As she harvests them for food, medicine, and just-in-case apocalypse insurance, Lerner delves into anthropology, urban ecology and sustainability, and finds herself looking at Nature in a very different way. 2013.
By Barry Holstun Lopez. 1988
Collection of meditative and descriptive essays on various ecological aspects of the American landscape. Lopez poignantly evokes such scenes as… dying sperm whales beached on the Oregon Coast and endless flocks of geese flying above the Tule Lake National Wildlife Refuge. 1988.
By Delia Owens, Mark Owens. 1984
Adventurous story of two young American zoologists who come to study the wildlife in Kalahari in 1974 and stay for… seven years. The immediate area, a fossil riverbed, is their home from which they watch lions, hyenas, wild dogs, and antelopes. The Owenses' main purpose is to document how species adapt to the harsh terrain and how the drought affects ecosystems. 1984.