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The Soul of an Octopus

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ISBN: 9781451697711
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Published: Atria Books - May 12th, 2015

So much more of our planet is covered by salt water it should be called Ocean, not Earth. By far the biota of the sea is greater than of land yet much remains unknown about life under the waves.  In a book that’s a delight to read Montgomery introduces us to the remarkable octopus, not the monster of the deep to be feared, but a wondrously intelligent, fascinating creature with real personality.

Dale

 


THE NARROW EDGE

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ISBN: 9780300185195
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Published: Yale University Press - April 28th, 2015

Deborah Cramer has literally traveled the length of the globe following the odyssey of the red knot, a medium size shorebird that amazingly annually migrates from the Arctic to Tierra del Fuego and back. While prodigiously researched, Cramer gives us a very personal, closeup look at the fragility of our increasingly threatened coastal ecosystem.

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The Bee: A Natural History

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By Noah Wilson-Rich, Kelly Allin (Contribution by), Norman Carreck (Contribution by)
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ISBN: 9780691161358
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Published: Princeton University Press - August 24th, 2014

Just an amazing look at the beautiful, intricate and fascinating world of bees. The perfect gift for the inquisitive person on your list - explores the relationship between humans and bees, and describes the evolution and behavior of bees. Noah Wilson-Rich is a local author, a TED speaker, and is devoted to improving and preserving honey bee health. It is a delightful book to own.

Megan


The Bee: A Natural History

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By Noah Wilson-Rich, Kelly Allin (Contribution by), Norman Carreck (Contribution by)
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ISBN: 9780691161358
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Published: Princeton University Press - August 24th, 2014

Just an amazing look at the beautiful, intricate and fascinating world of bees. The perfect gift for the inquisitive person on your list - explores the relationship between humans and bees, and describes the evolution and behavior of bees. Noah Wilson-Rich is a local author, a TED speaker, and is devoted to improving and preserving honey bee health. It is a delightful book to own.


Megan


The Birds of Pandemonium

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ISBN: 9781616201364
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Published: Algonquin Books - October 7th, 2014

A backyard filled with 350 endangered birds?  Pandemonium Aviaries began eighteen years ago with the rescue of one bird and has since grown into a recognized breeding facility for threaten species of New Guinea. Owner Michele Raffin has since become a certified aviculturist and a consultant to zoo and other breeders. And yes, all in her backyard.

Robin


A Country Year

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ISBN: 9780395967010
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Published: Mariner Books - April 26th, 1999

Sue Hubbell spent years running a commercial beekeeping operation from her farm in the Ozarks, and when she wasn't tending her hives, she noticed everything, from bugs to bears. Perfect for fans of Animal, Vegetable, Miracle.

Sarah


The Sixth Extinction

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ISBN: 9780805092998
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. - February 11th, 2014

As Kolbert points out, though it seems a rather commonplace idea today the notion that a species can go extinct is a relatively modern discovery.  Science has determined that until the present there have been five mass extinctions each having dramatically altered life on our planet. Examining a dozen species from a variety of ecosystems around the planet, Kolbert explains how we may be currently at the beginning stages of another, this one likely caused by the activities of the human species.

Dale


More Scenes from Rural Life

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ISBN: 9781616891565
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Published: Princeton Architectural Press - May 14th, 2013

In a sequel to his last collection, The Rural Life, Klinkenborg once again collects his best pieces from his New York Times column published during the last eleven years. When not otherwise teaching writing in other locales, Klinkenborg lives on a small farm in upstate New York. His keen observations about life there is matched only by the magic of his prose.

Dale


Animal Wise

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ISBN: 9780307461445
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Published: Crown Publishing Group (NY) - February 26th, 2013

Have you ever read some blurb in the newspaper like: "fire ants discovered to teach their young" or some such headline, and wondered how the heck these scientists figured that out? This book is a perfect, succinct compendium of all the most recent studies of animal behavior, thought and emotion, the scientific conclusions, and most importantly--how exactly they arrived at these conclusions. So fascinating! If, like me, you find much more in common with animals than other humans, but you're not a trained scientist and thus shy away from the more academic ethology books, you'll just eat this up.

Jill



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