• Elephant Dawn

    by Sharon Pincott Year Published: 2016
    'A book to take readers into another world.' - Caroline Jones AO, presenter, Australian Story..'A raw, honest story that needs to be heard.' - Tony Park, bestselling author of An Empty Coast..'This mesmerizing book is not just about a love of elephants, it is also about the indomitable spirit of someone who followed her passion.' - Cynthia Moss, world-renowned elephant specialist, celebrated in the BBC's Echo of the Elephants..In 2001, Sharon Pincott traded her privileged life as a high-flying corporate executive to start a new one with the Presidential Elephants of Zimbabwe. She was unpaid, untrained, self-funded and arrived with the starry-eyed idealism of most foreigners during early encounters with Africa. For thirteen years - the worst in Zimbabwe's volatile history - this intrepid Australian woman lived in the Hwange bush fighting for the lives of these elephants, forming an extraordinary and life-changing bond with them...Powerfully moving, sometimes disturbing and often very funny, Elephant Dawn is a celebration of love, courage and honour amongst our greatest land mammals. 
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  • Friday Night Fighters: A Forensic Veterinarian Mystery

    by Gail Buchalter Year Published: 2016
    Allison Reeves, a forensic veterinarian, is an avenger of the abused. A New York City transplant, she moved to Maryland’s rural Eastern Shore to live with her boyfriend, K-9 Senior Trooper John Thibert. Today she is the director of the mid-Atlantic Region of the Humane Society for the Prevention of Animal Cruelty (HSPAC), and is searching for the killer of a large, black pit bull bearing fighting scars.
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  • Gulp

    by Mary Roach Year Published: 2013

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  • Heart of a Lion

    by William Stolzenburg Year Published: 2016
    Heart of a Lion is a tale of extraordinary achievement and resilience that reads both like an adventure novel and a detective story. But the beauty of this book is that its hero is not a human, but North America's largest resident wild cat, the mountain lion. And the journey so vividly and painstakingly documented by William Stolzenburg, working with a few dedicated mountain lion experts and other scientists, is one for the biological record books. This is a story of survival, a tale of how a big cat uses stealth, cunning, and physical prowess to travel thousands of miles seeking others of its kind to settle new lands and seed future generations. I loved this book.” –  Dr. Alan Rabinowitz, Chief Executive Officer of Panthera
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  • How to Change Minds about Our Changing Climate

    by Seth B. Darling and Douglas L. Sisterson Year Published: 2014 Nonfiction

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  • Microbe Hunters

    by {ai; De Lriof Year Published: 1996 Nonfiction

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  • Sacred Cows

    by Seth Andrews Year Published: 2015 Nonfiction/Humor

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  • Spook

    by Mary Roach Year Published:

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  • Stiff

    by Mary Roach Year Published:

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  • The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

    by Rebecca Skloot Year Published: Nonfiction

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  • The Remedy

    by Thomas Goetz Year Published: 2016
    The riveting history of tuberculosis, the world’s most lethal disease, the two men whose lives it tragically intertwined, and the birth of medical science.
     
    In 1875, tuberculosis was the deadliest disease in the world, accountable for a third of all deaths. A diagnosis of TB—often called consumption—was a death sentence. Then, in a triumph of medical science, a German doctor named Robert Koch deployed an unprecedented scientific rigor to discover the bacteria that caused TB. Koch soon embarked on a remedy—a remedy that would be his undoing.
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  • The Sixth Extinction

    by Elizabeth Kolbert Year Published: 2014 Nonfiction

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  • Undeniable

    by Bill Nye Year Published: 2014
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  • Unstoppable

    by Bill Nye Year Published: 2015
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  • What's in Your Genes?

    by Katie McKissick Year Published: 2014 Nonfiction

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  • What's the Worst that could Happen?

    by Greg Craven Year Published: 2009 Nonfiction

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  • Wicked Bugs

    by Amy Stewart Year Published: 2011

    In this darkly comical look at the sinister side of our relationship with the natural world, Stewart has tracked down over one hundred of our worst entomological foes---creatures that infest, infect, and generally wreak havoc on human affairs.

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  • Wicked Plants

    by Amy Stewart Year Published: 2009
    A tree that sheds poison daggers; a glistening red seed that stops the heart; a shrub that causes paralysis; a vine that strangles; and a leaf that triggered a war. In Wicked Plants, Stewart takes on over two hundred of Mother Nature’s most appalling creations. It’s an A to Z of plants that kill, maim, intoxicate, and otherwise offend. You’ll learn which plants to avoid (like exploding shrubs), which plants make themselves exceedingly unwelcome (like the vine that ate the South), and which ones have been killing for centuries (like the weed that killed Abraham Lincoln's mother).

    Menacing botanical illustrations and splendidly ghastly drawings create a fascinating portrait of the evildoers that may be lurking in your own backyard. Drawing on history, medicine, science, and legend, this compendium of bloodcurdling botany will entertain, alarm, and enlighten even the most intrepid gardeners and nature lovers.

     

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  • Your Inner Fish

    by Neil Shubin Year Published: 2009
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  • Z00

    by James Patterson Year Published: 2015
                            
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