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The Wonder of Birds

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The Wonder of Birds: What They Tell Us about Ourselves, the World, and a Better Future Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780812993530
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Published: Spiegel & Grau - May 30th, 2017

Jim Robbins’ book is a thoroughly enjoyable as well as fascinating look at the new surprises science is now teaching us about birds, what marvelous adaptations they have made to so many different and extreme environments and what they teach us about our own physiology and behavior.

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The Outer Beach

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The Outer Beach: A Thousand-Mile Walk on Cape Cod's Atlantic Shore Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9780393081305
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - May 9th, 2017

Finch has collected shorter pieces from his long career into a narrative as if walking the Outer Cape, from Monomoy to the Provincelands. This is a meditative book rich with close descriptions of the continuously shifting sands and the creatures encountered there.

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Never Caught

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Never Caught: The Washingtons' Relentless Pursuit of Their Runaway Slave, Ona Judge Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781501126390
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Published: Atria Books - February 7th, 2017

Dunbar tells the compelling story of Ona Judge, a dower slave of George and Martha Washington, who courageously escapes Philadelphia to Portsmouth, NH near the end of Washington’s second term as President, successfully evading Washington’s continued attempts to recapture her. A fascinating portrait of Washington as slaveholder and the lives of those he enslaved.

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The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating

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$14.95
ISBN: 9781616206420
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Published: Algonquin Books - September 6th, 2016

Bedridden by a debilitating illness, Bailey’s world is confined to just her immediate surroundings. But the gift of a wild snail opens to her a wide world of wonder and her acute observations helps us appreciate the small miracles that live all around us.

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Sticks and Stones

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Sticks & Stones: The Designs of Lew French Cover Image
By Lew French, Alison Shaw (Photographer)
$35.00
ISBN: 9781423637585
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Published: Gibbs Smith - August 9th, 2016

Lew French is a master stonemason from  Martha’s Vineyard who creates breathtakingly beautiful works in stone. Some function within a home, others within a landscape design. All are works of art. They’re captured in this book by the Vineyard photographer Alison Shaw, herself a master craftsman and fine artist.

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The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating

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The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9781616206420
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Published: Algonquin Books - September 6th, 2016

Bedridden by a debilitating illness, Bailey’s world is confined to just her immediate surroundings. But the gift of a wild snail opens to her a wide world of wonder and her acute observations helps us appreciate the small miracles that live all around us.

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In Wartime: Stories From Ukraine

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In Wartime: Stories from Ukraine Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780451495471
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Published: Tim Duggan Books - October 11th, 2016

Reporting from different regions around Ukraine since the Maidan revolution of 2014, Judah helps us understand what lies behind the conflict in the region. It’s a picture reminiscent of other post-communist states such as the Balkans, complicated by Ukraine’s unique history as well as current Russian meddling, leaving one feeling pessimistic for a quick or easy resolution.

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What a Fish Knows

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What a Fish Knows: The Inner Lives of Our Underwater Cousins Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780374288211
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Published: Scientific American - June 7th, 2016

Balcombe combs through the new & compelling body of scientific evidence that should reshape the way we think about our vertebrate cousins. You will learn that fish are far more intelligent, communicative, & social creatures than many previously thought. They have complex emotional lives and distinct personalities. We’ve not recognized their capabilities because they are highly adapted to a totally different, liquid part of our planet.

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Bobby Kennedy: The Making of a Liberal Icon

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Bobby Kennedy: The Making of a Liberal Icon Cover Image
$32.00
ISBN: 9780812993349
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Published: Random House - July 5th, 2016

With access to many key figures and documents as well as members of the Kennedy family, Larry Tye has brilliantly captured the complex personality of one of the most charismatic public figures of the 1960’s. Tye explores the seeming contradictions in Kennedy’s life, a man who first came to Washington as an ardent anti-communist staffer for McCarthy and who became a generation’s best hope for creating a more just, more compassionate, more peaceful world.

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