Late Migrations: A Natural History of Love and Loss

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The Penguin Lessons

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Eruption: The Untold Story of Mount St. Helens

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The Outrun: A Memoir

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American Wolf

American WolfISBN moved from this edition nThe enthralling story of the rise and reign of O Six, the celebrated Yellowstone wolf, and the people who loved or feared her n nBefore men ruled the earth, there were wolves Once abundant in North America, these majestic creatures were hunted to near extinction in the

The Lost Words

The Lost WordsFrom Acorn to Weasel a gorgeous, hand illustrated, large format spellbook celebrating the magic and wonder of the natural world n nAll over the country, there are words disappearing from children s lives Words like Dandelion, Otter, Bramble, Acorn and Lark represent the natural world of childhood, a

Origins: How Earth's History Shaped Human History

Origins: How Earth's History Shaped Human HistoryA New York Times bestselling author explains how the physical world shaped the history of our species n nWhen we talk about human history, we often focus on great leaders, population forces, and decisive wars But how has the earth itself determined our destiny Our planet wobbles, driving changes i

Mudlark: In Search of London's Past Along the River Thames

Mudlark: In Search of London's Past Along the River ThamesLong heralded as a city treasure herself, expert mudlarker Lara Maiklem is uniquely trained in the art of seeking Tirelessly trekking across miles of the Thames muddy shores, where others only see the detritus of city life, Maiklem unearths evidence of England s captivating, if sometimes murky,

The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History

The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural HistoryOver the last half billion years, there have been five mass extinctions, when the diversity of life on earth suddenly and dramatically contracted Scientists around the world are currently monitoring the sixth extinction, predicted to be the most devastating extinction event since the asteroid impac

The Invention of Nature: Alexander von Humboldt's New World

The Invention of Nature: Alexander von Humboldt's New WorldThe acclaimed author of Founding Gardeners reveals the forgotten life of Alexander von Humboldt, the visionary German naturalist whose ideas changed the way we see the natural world and in the process created modern environmentalism n nAlexander von Humboldt 1769 1859 was an intrepid explorer an

The Origin of Species

The Origin of SpeciesDarwin s theory of natural selection issued a profound challenge to orthodox thought and belief no being or species has been specifically created all are locked into a pitiless struggle for existence, with extinction looming for those not fitted for the task n nYet The Origin of Species 1859 is