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The Great Hurricane, 1938
by Cherie Burns

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English

Pages

252

Publication Date

December 01, 2007

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<b>鈥淏efore there was the Perfect Storm, there was the Great Hurricane of 1938. A riveting and wonderfully written account.鈥?鈥擭athaniel Philbrick</b><br /> 聽<br /> On the night of September 21, 1938, news on the radio was full of the invasion of Czechoslovakia. There was no mention of any severe weather. By the time oceanfront residents noticed an ominous color in the sky, it was too late to escape. In an age before warning systems and the ubiquity of television, this unprecedented storm caught the Northeast off guard, obliterated coastal communities on Long Island and in New England, and killed nearly seven hundred people.<br /> 聽<br /><i>The Great Hurricane, 1938</i> is a spellbinding hour-by-hour reconstruction of one of the most destructive and powerful storms ever to hit the United States. With riveting detail, Burns weaves together countless personal stories of loved ones lost and lives changed forever鈥攆rom those of the Moore family, washed to sea on a raft formerly their attic floor, to Katharine Hepburn, holed up in her Connecticut mansion, watching her car take to the air like a bit of paper.<br /> 聽<br /> 鈥淎 very good book.鈥?鈥?lt;i>The Washington Post</i>
How To Go Vegan: The why, the how, and everything you need to mak...
by Hodder & Stoughton

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English

Pages

208

Publication Date

December 28, 2017

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<p><b>Going vegan is easy!</b></p><p>Whether you're already a full-time vegan, considering making the switch or know someone who is, this book will give you all the tools you need to make the change towards a healthier, happier and more ethical lifestyle. </p><p><i>How to Go Vegan</i> includes...</p><p><b>Why try vegan?</b><br />Animal welfare, the environment, health benefits and your personal adventure.</p><p><b>Vegan at home</b><br />Surprisingly vegan foods, reading labels, vegan ingredient essentials, easy replacements, how to be the only vegan in the family</p><p><b>Vegan out in the world</b><br />Eating out, eating at friends' houses, answering questions from loved ones, travelling vegan</p><p><b>Living the vegan lifestyle</b><br />Meal plans, tips and tricks, what to do if you're struggling, how to celebrate being a vegan</p><p>How to go vegan. It's easier than you think.</p>
Inside Animal Hearts and Minds: Bears That Count, Goats That Surf...
by Belinda Recio

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English

Pages

178

Publication Date

August 01, 2017

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As Charles Darwin suggested more than a century ago, the differences between animals and humans are 聯of degree and not of kind.鈥?Not long ago, ethologists denied that animals had emotions or true intelligence. Now, we know that rats laugh when tickled, magpies mourn as they cover the departed with greenery, female whales travel thousands of miles for annual reunions with their gal pals, seals navigate by the stars, bears hum when happy, and crows slide down snowy rooftops for fun.<br /><br />In engaging text, photographs, and infographics, <i>Inside Animal Hearts and Minds</i> showcases fascinating and heart-warming examples of animal emotion and cognition that will foster wonder and empathy. Learn about an orangutan who does 鈥渕acram茅,鈥?monkeys that understand the concept of money, and rats that choose friendship over food. Even language, math, and logic are no longer exclusive to humans. Prairie dogs have their own complex vocabularies to describe human intruders, parrots name their chicks, sea lions appear capable of deductive thinking akin to a ten-year-old child鈥檚, and bears, lemurs, parrots, and other animals demonstrate numerical cognition.<br /><br />In a world where a growing body of scientific research is closing the gap between the human and non-human, <i>Inside Animal Hearts and Minds</i> invites us to change the way we view animals, the world, and our place in it.
Almost Anywhere: Road Trip Ruminations on Love, Nature, National ...
by Krista Schlyer

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English

Pages

296

Publication Date

October 06, 2015

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<b>What do you do when your world ends? </b><br />At twenty-eight years old, Krista Schlyer sold almost everything she owned and packed the rest of it in a station wagon bound for the American wild. Her two best friends joined her鈥攐ne a grumpy, grieving introvert, the other a feisty dog鈥攁nd together they sought out every national park, historic site, forest, and wilderness they could get to before their money ran out or their minds gave in.<br /><br />The journey began as a desperate escape from urban isolation, heartbreak, and despair, but became an adventure beyond imagining. Chronicling their colorful escapade, <i>Almost Anywhere</i> explores the courage, cowardice, and heroics that live in all of us, as well as the life of nature and the nature of life.<br /><br />This eloquent and accessible memoir is at once an immersion in the pain of losing someone particularly close and especially young and a healing journey of a broken life given over to the whimsy and humor of living on the road.
90 Ways to Live More Sustainably: A Guide to Easy, Affordable Gre...
by Mia M-H

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English

Pages

21

Publication Date

March 17, 2019

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90 Ways to Live More Sustainably is a simply guide that is easy to understand and includes concise, clear ideas to implement in your home to reduce your carbon footprint, limit waste and pollution and use less water and energy in your home. <br />From ways to cut costs and save the environment, to the one cheap, unpackaged cleaner that you can use instead of all chemical-laden, packaged and polluting cleaners and beauty products, this book is the ultimate green living ebook to transition to a more eco-friendly lifestyle. From ideas on how to celebrate holidays without the waste and energy use, to how to go about washing clothes. Most of the points are also well-researched and backed up by facts and statistics.
Climate of Extremes: Global Warming Science They Don't Want You t...
by , Robert Balling Jr.

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English

Pages

266

Publication Date

January 16, 2009

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Is the weather truly getting worse? When it comes to global warming, dire predictions seem to be all we see or hear. Climatologists Patrick Michaels and Robert Balling Jr. explain why the news and information we receive about global warming have become so apocalyptic. The science itself has become increasingly biased, with warnings of extreme consequences from global warming becoming the norm. That bias is then communicated through the media, who focus on only extreme predictions. The authors compellingly illuminate the other side of the story, the science we aren't being told. This body of work details how the impact of global warming is far less severe than is generally believed and far from catastrophic.
Citizen Scientist: Searching for Heroes and Hope in an Age of Ext...
by Mary Ellen Hannibal

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English

Pages

436

Publication Date

September 06, 2016

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<b>A <i>San Francisco Chronicle</i> Best Book of 2016: 鈥淚ntelligent and impassioned, <i>Citizen Scientist</i> is essential reading for anyone interested in the natural world.鈥?lt;/b><br /><br /> Award-winning writer Mary Ellen Hannibal has long reported on scientists鈥?efforts to protect vanishing species, but it was only through citizen science that she found she could take action herself. As she wades into tide pools, spots hawks, and scours mountains, she discovers the power of the heroic volunteers who are helping scientists measure鈥攁nd even slow鈥攖oday鈥檚 unprecedented mass extinction. Citizen science may be the future of large-scale field research鈥攁nd our planet鈥檚 last, best hope.
The Malay Archipelago - The Land of the Orang-utan and the Bird o...
by Alfred Russel Wallace

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English

Pages

597

Publication Date

June 19, 2013

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Alfred Russel Wallace 鈥?intrepid explorer and brilliant but largely-unknown naturalist 鈥?co-published the theory of evolution by natural selection with Charles Darwin. <br /><br />Alfred Russel Wallace was a man of many talents 鈥?explorer, collector, naturalist, geographer, anthropologist and political commentator. Most famously, he had the revolutionary idea of evolution by natural selection entirely independently of Charles Darwin.<br /><br />This ground-breaking theory changed the way we understand the natural world. <br />But Wallace's remarkable accomplishments are not as appreciated today as they were in his own lifetime.<br /><br />One-hundred years after his death, we are proud to reproduce one of the finest narratives of the Victorian era 鈥?鈥淭he Malay Archipelago鈥? first published 1869.<br /><br />Published in two volumes, the work chronicles his scientific exploration over an eight-year period from 1854 to 1862 of the southern portion of the Malay Archipelago, including Malaysia, Singapore, the islands of Indonesia, and the island of New Guinea. The book went through ten editions in the nineteenth century and became an international best-seller.
Experiences with Earth First!
by Patrick Fisher

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English

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188

Publication Date

December 27, 2009

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The story of my time as an activist and organizer during the campaign to save the Headwaters Redwood Forest in Northern California. Stories of tripods, bipods, treesits, gate lockdowns, courthouse holdups, office takeovers, banner hangings, the Luna tree sit. I also worked for The Pacific Lumber Company, finding out some surprising information.
How to Start a Community Garden: Our Journey
by Anthony Lane

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English

Pages

50

Publication Date

October 12, 2013

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If you are thinking about a community garden project or are just looking for more information, this beginner鈥檚 handbook will give you the core knowledge and confidence you鈥檒l need to start your project.<br />There's no greater feeling than when you throw the gates open to the public for the first time and see the faces of the people as they see what has been achieved, particularly the kids who will love getting their hands dirty and also those who have perhaps seen that very plot lie dormant and unloved for years. But in order to get to that point, there is a lot that needs to be done and the problem is that many first-timers just don鈥檛 know where to start.<br />I wrote this book specifically for beginners, detailing lots of real and important information you need in order to get you started and keep you on track to getting your community garden off the ground and built.<br />In this book you will discover:<br />1.A detailed account taking you from the earliest stages through to project completion.<br />2. Key lessons learned from a group that has been through the process.<br />3.Secrets to overcoming the common obstacles and problems that will jump out at you along the way.<br />4.Ideas on how to look for and raise the all-important funds to keep your project alive.<br />5.Essential equipment, documentation and services you will need to have in place.<br />6.Killer hints and tips on how to plan your campaign, keep your project team motivated and the project on track.<br />7.Engaging, getting involved and communicating with communities and other groups to help you along the way<br />8.The final preparation and launch.<br />9....and more!<br />In just a few moments you could be on your way to starting your journey toward starting your community garden. Go to the top and click <b>'Buy Now'</b> to get this essential guide!<br /><br />Good Luck!<br />Anthony J Lane<br />

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