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The Great White Shark Scientist

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The Great White Shark Scientist (Scientists in the Field) Cover Image
By Sy Montgomery, Keith Ellenbogen (Photographer)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780544352988
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Published: Houghton Mifflin - June 7th, 2016

Through words and pictures, Sy Montgomery and Keith Ellenbogen tell the story of the work of

Dr. Greg Skomal, a Great White Shark researcher who investigates these interesting creatures in the waters off of Cape Cod. Your past assumptions about shark and shark behavior will be changed dramatically while reading this intriguing book. Sy and Keith have done it again!

Carol


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.

Dale


The Lost Art of Finding Our Way

Part how-to guide and part history of navigation, Huth's book is a delightful look into our relationship to place, movement, the seasons, and the stars. Perfect to read before a spring or summer of hikes, walks, and travel.

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$20.95
ISBN: 9780674088078
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Published: Belknap Press: An Imprint of Harvard Universi - November 16th, 2015

THE WORLD WITHOUT US

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$18.00
ISBN: 9780312427900
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Published: Picador USA - August 5th, 2008

What would happen to the world if humans were to vanish into thin air? How long would our bridges survive? Would our nuclear reactors collapse? What creatures would thrive, and which would disappear? Alan Weisman's well-researched thought experiment is creative, illuminating, and ultimately hopeful.

Rebecca

 


The Soul of an Octopus

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The Soul of an Octopus: A Surprising Exploration Into the Wonder of Consciousness Cover Image
$26.00
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 Octopus Scientists

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The Octopus Scientists (Scientists in the Field) Cover Image
By Sy Montgomery, Keith Ellenbogen (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780544232709
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Published: Houghton Mifflin - May 26th, 2015

Dive with Sy Montgomery and a team of scientists in Moorea to discover as much as possible about the unique and amazing Pacific day octopus, and many other octopus species along the way. For animal lovers of all ages.

Carol

 


The Art of Tinkering

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The Art of Tinkering: Meet 150 Makers Working at the Intersection of Art, Science & Technology Cover Image
$32.50
ISBN: 9781616286095
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Published: Weldon Owen - February 4th, 2014

If you're looking for a gift for a curious, creative, out-of-the-box thinker, this may very well be the perfect one.  From the Tinkering Studio at the Exploratorium in San Francisco, it’s chock-full of jumping-off points for tinkering adventures, suggestions for tools and materials, and wonderful stories of tinkering adventures. Complete with a hackable cover with conductive ink, this book is sure  to amaze, delight and inspire.


Dina


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