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Curators

Behind the Scenes of Natural History Museums

by Lance Grande

<p>Over the centuries, natural history museums have evolved from being little more than musty repositories of stuffed animals and pinned bugs, to being crucial generators of new scientific knowledge. They have also become vibrant educational ...

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Curious Naturalists

by Dr. Niko Tinbergen

<p>Dr. Niko Tinbergen was well known as a naturalist and a student of animal behaviour in England, on the Continent and in the United States. Ever since he was a young student in Holland he had been curious about nature, and in this book he sets

ISBN: 9781787209015

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Cycle Maryland

A Guide to Bike Paths and Rail Trails

by Bryan MacKay

<p>As off-road, family-friendly bike paths have increased in popularity, cycling has become a safe and healthy way to exercise out-of-doors and enjoy the beauty of nature. In Maryland, cyclists are fortunate to have access to a range of paved ...

ISBN: 9781421425016

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Daily Elemental Messages

A Year Long Journey with the Elemental Realm

by Anne Lafrance

<p>This is a book of messages delivered by the various beings of the elemental realm. Many beings in this realm have stepped forth to share a special message for each day of the year in order to help you remember your connection to this realm, ...

ISBN: 9781982218782

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Dancing with Nature

by Peter Beamish

<p><em>Dancing with Nature</em> offers a logical, innovative merging of twenty-first-century science and spirituality. It explores newly discovered elements of humananimal communications, particularly focusing on whales. Author Peter Beamish ...

ISBN: 9781426964381

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Dark Emu

Black seeds agriculture or accident?

by Pascoe & Bruce

Dark Emu puts forward an argument for a reconsideration of the hunter-gatherer tag for precolonial Aboriginal Australians. The evidence insists that Aboriginal people right across the continent were using domesticated plants, sowing, harvesting,

ISBN: 9781922142450

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Dark Emu

Aboriginal Australia and the Birth of Agriculture, New Edition

by Bruce Pascoe

<p>‘Dark Emu injects a profound authenticity into the conversation about how we Australians understand our continent ... [It is] essential reading for anyone who wants to understand what Australia once was, or what it might yet be if we heed the

ISBN: 9781925768954

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Dark Matter and the Dinosaurs

The Astounding Interconnectedness of the Universe

by Lisa Randall

<p><strong>The most thrilling, genre-busting, unlikely science book you’ll ever read, from the world-renowned, multi-award-winning, superstar physicist Lisa Randal.</strong></p> <p>66 million years ago, a ten-mile-wide object from outer space ...

ISBN: 9781448192229

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Dark Skies

A Journey into the Wild Night

by Ms Tiffany Francis

<p>Darkness has shaped the lives of humans for millennia, and in <em>Dark Skies</em>, author Tiffany Francis travels around Britain and Europe to learn more about nocturnal landscapes and humanity's connection to the night sky.</p> <p>Over the ...

ISBN: 9781472964571

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Darwin's Unfinished Symphony

How Culture Made the Human Mind

by Kevin N. Laland

<p>Humans possess an extraordinary capacity for culture, from the arts and language to science and technology. But how did the human mind—and the uniquely human ability to devise and transmit culture—evolve from its roots in animal behavior? ...

ISBN: 9780691184470

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David Levy's Guide to Eclipses, Transits, and Occultations

by David H. Levy

<p>In this simple guide, David Levy inspires readers to experience the wonder of eclipses and other transient astronomical events for themselves. Covering both solar and lunar eclipses, he gives step-by-step instructions on how to observe and ...

ISBN: 9780511850370

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Days to Remember

Adventures and reflections of a mountain guide

by Rob Collister

<p><em><strong>Days to Remember</strong></em> is a collection of tales from well-known mountain guide Rob Collister – tales of long days on the hill, travelling fast and light, often alone, and always steering well clear of the honeypots. From ...

ISBN: 9781898573777

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Deadhead

The Bindweed Way to Grow Flowers

by Jeriann Sabin

If every American flower grower wrote a book like Deadhead, you’d have a complete, inside view of flower farming. Deadhead’s contents, one slice of that view, will assist both those interested in flower farming and those already in the ...

ISBN: 9781504979689

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Deadly Encounters With Coral Snakes

by Robert Grey Reynolds Jr

<p>The coral snake is a burrowing and secretive snake. For this reason alone there are sparse encounters between humans and this reptile. However, especially with the rise of camping and outdoor activities, humans have firsthand contact with ...

ISBN: 9781310748158

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Deadly Storm Fromt

by Preston Child

<p>A hot summer day is coming to an end, giving way to a severe storm. From one moment to another the life of these protagonists turn into a nightmare. Two friends underestimate the refreshing wind; a small black kitten disappears; and a young ...

ISBN: 9783743878648

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Death in Mount Rainier National Park

Stories of Accidents and Foolhardiness on the Northwest's Most Iconic Peak

by Tracy Salcedo

<p>Each year almost two million visitors come to Mount Rainier National Park. If they don’t follow safety warnings, they may find themselves victims of a climbing accident, or face-to-face with a mountain lion, or stuck in the fog and snow on ...

ISBN: 9781493026951

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Death in the Great Smoky Mountains

Stories of Accidents and Foolhardiness in the Most Popular Park

by Michael R. Bradley

<p>It's no surprise that fatalities occur every year in Great Smoky Mountains National Park due to the sheer number of visitors--more than ten million annually! In these cautionary tales, Bradley recounts deaths and other unfortunate incidents ...

ISBN: 9781493025633

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Death in the Marsh

by Tom Harris

<p>Selenium, essential in microscopic doses, can be deadly in larger amounts. Death in the Marsh explains how federal irrigation projects have altered selenium's circulation in the environment, allowing it to accumulate in marshes, killing ...

ISBN: 9781610912587

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Death in Zion National Park

Stories of Accidents and Foolhardiness in Utah's Grand Circle

by Randi Minetor

<p>Morbid, but strangely fascinating accounts</p> <p>In 2015, a group of seven hikers were killed when a sudden flood struck Keyhole Canyon in Zion National Park. Prior to that, the steep, narrow route to Angels Landing led to at least five ...

ISBN: 9781493028948

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Debunking Creation Myths about America's Public Lands

by John D. Leshy

<p>In recent times several “creation myths” have gained currency about how the United States government came to own and manage—for broad, mostly protective purposes—nearly one-third of the nation’s land. Controversies such as President Trump’s ...

ISBN: 9781607817109

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