Nature’s Best Hope

Nature's best hope Tallamy, Douglas W In this new book, Tallamy takes the next step and outlines his vision for a grassroots approach to conservation. Nature's Best Hope shows how homeowners everywhere can turn their yards into conservation corridors that provide wildlife habitats. Because this approach relies on the initiatives of private individuals, it is immune from the whims of government policy. Even…

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What it’s like to be a bird: what birds are doing, and why — from flying to nesting, eating to singing

What it's like to be a bird: what birds are doing, and why -- from flying to nesting, eating to singing Sibley, David "Can birds smell?" "Is this the same cardinal that was at my feeder last year?" "Do robins 'hear' worms?" In "What It's Like to Be a Bird," David Sibley answers the most frequently asked questions about the birds we see…

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American Wolf

American wolf: a true story of survival and obsession in the West / Nate Blakeslee The enthralling story of the rise and reign of O-Six, the celebrated Yellowstone wolf, and the people who loved or feared her Before men ruled the earth, there were wolves. Once abundant in North America, these majestic creatures were hunted to near extinction in the lower 48 states…

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Brave, Young, and Handsome

 So Brave, Young, and Handsome / Leif Enger. A stunning successor to his best selling novel Peace Like a River, Leif Enger’s new work is a rugged and nimble story about an aging train robber on a quest to reconcile the claims of love and judgment on his life, and the failed writer who goes with him. In 1915 Minnesota, novelist Monte Becket has lost his…

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Mouse Guard: Fall 1152

Mouse Guard by David Petersen (Series) Beautiful artwork and great story! Dispatched to find a missing mouse, three members of the Mouse Guard make a shocking discovery - one that involves a treacherous betrayal, a stolen secret, and a rising power with just one goal - to bring down the Guard.

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Broken horses : a memoir

Broken horses : a memoir / Brandi Carlile "Brandi Carlile was born into a musically gifted, impoverished family on the outskirts of Seattle and grew up in a constant state of change, moving from house to house, trailer to trailer, fourteen times in as many years. Though imperfect in every way, her dysfunctional childhood was as beautiful as it was strange, and as…

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Uncomfortable conversations with a black man

"In Uncomfortable Conversations With a Black Man, Acho takes on all the questions, large and small, insensitive and taboo, many white Americans are afraid to ask--yet which all Americans need the answers to, now more than ever. With the same open-hearted generosity that has made his video series a phenomenon, Acho explains the vital core of such fraught concepts as white privilege, cultural…

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