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Raptors
The Curious Nature of Diurnal Birds of Prey
Keith L. Bildstein
Raptors offers a comprehensive and accessible account of raptors, including their evolutionary history, their relationships to other groups of birds, their sensory abilities, their general natural history, their breeding ecology and feeding behavior, and threats to their survival in a human-dominated world.



The Technocratic Antarctic
An Ethnography of Scientific Expertise and Environmental Governance
Jessica O'Reilly
The Technocratic Antarctic is an ethnographic account of the scientists and policymakers who work on Antarctica. Jessica O'Reilly conducted most of her research for this book in New Zealand, home of the "Antarctic Gateway" city of Christchurch, and on an expedition to Windless Bight, Antarctica, with the New Zealand Antarctic Program.



The Marine World
A Natural History of Ocean Life
Frances Dipper
The Marine World is a book for everyone with an interest in the ocean, from the marine biologist or student wanting expert knowledge of a particular group to the naturalist or diver exploring the seashore and beyond. 



Do Elephants Have Knees?
And Other Stories of Darwinian Origins
Charles R. Ault
Do Elephants Have Knees? invites readers into serious appreciation of Darwinian histories by deploying the playful thinking found in children's books. Charles R. Ault Jr. weds children's literature to recent research in paleontology and evolutionary biology.



Origins
The Search for Our Prehistoric Past
Frank H. T. Rhodes
In Origins, Frank H. T. Rhodes explores the origin and evolution of living things, the changing environments in which they have developed, and the challenges we now face on an increasingly crowded and polluted planet.



Tropical Fruits and Other Edible Plants of the World
An Illustrated Guide
Rolf Blancke
Illustrated with high-quality photographs taken on location in the plants' natural environment, this field guide describes more than three hundred species of tropical and subtropical species of fruits, tubers, and spices.



Ghostworkers and Greens
The Cooperative Campaigns of Farmworkers and Environmentalists for Pesticide Reform
Adam Tompkins
In Ghostworkers and Greens, Adam Tompkins reveals a history of unexpected cooperation between farmworker groups and environmental organizations. Tompkins shows that the separate movements shared a common concern about the effects of pesticides on human health.



National Parks of Costa Rica
Gregory Basco, Robin Kazmier
This book, featuring stunning photographs by Gregory Basco, a professional Costa Rica nature photographer, provides an unparalleled glimpse into the treasures of Costa Rica's parks. Its stunning images and informative text, impart an appreciation for the richness of nature and the importance of environmental conservation.



Fossils
The Key to the Past
Richard Fortey
The world-renowned paleontologist Richard Fortey provides a comprehensive guide to all aspects of fossils and their use in reconstructing the history of life on Earth. Extensively illustrated in full color throughout, this fifth edition of Fossils includes the most recent advances in our understanding of the fossil record.



Winter in the Wilderness
A Field Guide to Primitive Survival Skills
Dave Hall
Winter in the Wilderness is a handbook for those who want to explore cold-weather camping and those who might find themselves in need of this critical information during an unexpected winter's night out. It emphasizes the benefits of enriching and deepening our connection with the outdoors.



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