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- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2006; US$ 16.95
In this groundbreaking work of science, history, and archaeology, Charles C. Mann radically alters our understanding of the Americas before the arrival of Columbus in 1492. Contrary to what so many Americans learn in school, the pre-Columbian Indians were not sparsely settled in a pristine wilderness; rather, there were huge numbers of Indians who... more...
- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2011; US$ 16.99
While John McPhee was working on his previous book, Rising from the Plains , he happened to walk by the engineering building at the University of Wyoming, where words etched in limestone said: "Strive on--the control of Nature is won, not given." In the morning sunlight, that central phrase--"the control of nature"--seemed to sparkle with unintended... more...
- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2011; US$ 8.99
Winner of the Francis Parkman Prize Changes in the Land offers an original and persuasive interpretation of the changing circumstances in New England's plant and animal communities that occurred with the shift from Indian to European dominance. With the tools of both historian and ecologist, Cronon constructs an interdisciplinary analysis of how... more...
- Random House Children's Books 2013; US$ 3.99
The Cat in the Hat goes on a hairy adventure in this leveled reader for independent readers all about?what else??hair! It's Crazy Hair Day at Sally and Nick's school, and the kids can't pick a style to wear. Curly or straight? Long or short? It's too hard to choose?until the Cat in the Hat arrives with his Wig-o-lator?a machine that allows the kids... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2011; US$ 7.99
RETURNING TO TELEVISION AS AN ALL-NEW MINISERIES ON FOX Cosmos is one of the bestselling science books of all time. In clear-eyed prose, Sagan reveals a jewel-like blue world inhabited by a life form that is just beginning to discover its own identity and to venture into the vast ocean of space. Cosmos retraces the fourteen billion years... more...
- Princeton University Press 2012; US$ 28.95
When the volcano Tambora erupted in Indonesia in 1815, as many as 100,000 people perished as a result of the blast and an ensuing famine caused by the destruction of rice fields on Sumbawa and neighboring islands. Gases and dust particles ejected into the atmosphere changed weather patterns around the world, resulting in the infamous ''year without... more...
- St. Martin's Press 2009; US$ 8.99
In 1994, Interface founder and chairman Ray Anderson set an audacious goal for his commercial carpet company: to take nothing from the earth that can?t be replaced by the earth. Now, in the most inspiring business book of our time, Anderson leads the way forward and challenges all of industry to share that goal. The Interface... more...
- St. Martin's Press 2007; US$ 8.99
?If you are interested in transvestite garter snakes, the speed-eating habits of the star-nosed mole, or how geckos behave in zero gravity, you will enjoy Fish That Fake Orgasms .? --- The Times (UK) Packed with fascinating, bizarre, amazing, and hilarious entries, Fish That Fake Orgasms takes you on a guided tour of the diverse natural life... more...
- HarperCollins Publishers 2012; US$ 21.07
'How can mere red dirt and stones and scrubby trees and shrubs and rises and falls in the land and haze and a vast blue sky be so potent? Such was its power, even in intense heat, even at night - sometimes, especially at night - the landscape seized you ... In the early 1950s, Australia was riding on the sheep's back and no-one doubted the wisdom... more...
- Cider Mill Press 2014; US$ 16.99
Greg Skomal is one of the world?s leading shark experts: many thousands of viewers know him as the ?Shark Guy? on Discovery Channel and he?s affiliated with the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute. So if you?re dreaming of swimming with sharks, there?s no one better to take you?and that?s exactly what he does in this comprehensive, stunning field guide.... more...