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How to Be a Good Creature

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How to Be a Good Creature: A Memoir in Thirteen Animals Cover Image
By Sy Montgomery, Rebecca Green (Illustrator)
$20.00
ISBN: 9780544938328
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Published: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - September 25th, 2018

 

Sy Montgomery, in her utterly charming new memoir, attempts to answer the question “What have animals taught me about life”. Her life’s work and passion has brought her into contact with creatures as varied as tarantulas and hyenas, emus and octopus, each in their own way a marvel and each with something to teach about how to make one’s way in this wondrous world

Dale


Eager

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Eager: The Surprising, Secret Life of Beavers and Why They Matter Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9781603587396
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Published: Chelsea Green Publishing Company - July 5th, 2018

 

The near eradication of the beaver in Europe and North America has had profound implications for the environment that are finally being recognized. Goldfarb reports on the alliance of scientists, environmentalists, ranchers, and concerned citizens organizing to restoring beaver populations in an effort to solve a host of environmental problems their absence exasperated. Read this book and you will look at our contemporary landscapes in an entirely new way and you may become a Beaver Believer too.

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Seaweed Chronicles

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Seaweed Chronicles: A World at the Water’s Edge Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9781616205744
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Published: Algonquin Books - August 7th, 2018

 

Don't be fooled - this book is about seaweed but it's really about the whole Gulf of Maine ecosystem - the plants and animals that make it up and the people and corporations who farm, protect, fish, conserve and love this extraordinary and increasingly threatened habitat. And a special bonus - the author will be speaking at PSB on October 9.

 

David


Playing Changes

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Playing Changes: Jazz for the New Century Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9781101870341
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Published: Pantheon - August 14th, 2018

 

Chinen’s book is so very welcome as books about contemporary jazz are few and far between, but also because it’s terrific. Chinen puts into context each of the various directions players are taking improvisational music today with a studied thoughtfulness based upon careful listening and deep historical knowledge. The discographies bookmarking each chapter as well as his list of essential 21st century albums are good guideposts for anyone’s future listening.

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The Brilliant Deep

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The Brilliant Deep: Rebuilding the World's Coral Reefs: The Story of Ken Nedimyer and the Coral Restoration Foundation Cover Image
By Kate Messner, Matthew Forsythe (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781452133508
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Published: Chronicle Books - May 8th, 2018

 

This is a fantastic nonfiction picture book about one of the champions of coral reef restoration. Beautiful illustrations and an inspiring true-life story.

Rebecca


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