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  • Being a Dog: Following the Dog Into a World of Smell
    Views : 315
    Pages : 336

    by: Alexandra Horowitz

    Publisher: pScribner

    Book Description

    If the olfactory ability of dogs seems like a dull topic, be prepared for a surprise. This engrossing book takes on not just canine noses, but what we can do with our own—with a little experience and a good guide.

    Dog enthusiast and re ... more

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    ISBN-10: 1476795991

    ISBN-13: 9781476795997

    Language: English

  • The Lion in the Living Room: How House Cats Tamed Us and Took Over the World
    Views : 398
    Pages : 256

    by: Abigail Tucker

    Publisher: pSimon & Schuster

    Book Description

    The intriguing history of how house cats found their way onto our hearths and into our hearts.

    In her debut, Smithsonian correspondent Tucker takes readers back into prehistory to examine the qualities of such killer cats as saber- ... more

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    ISBN-10: 1476738238

    ISBN-13: 9781476738239

    Language: English

  • Saint-Germain-des-Pres: Paris's Rebel Quarter (Great Parisian Nieghborhoods)
    Views : 480
    Pages : 256

    by: John Baxter

    Publisher: pHarper Perennial

    Book Description

    Baxter (Hemingway's Paris: A User's Guide, 2016, etc.) provides another delightful salute to Paris.

    Born in Australia, the author first traveled to Paris in 1969. Now married with a daughter, he lives in Saint-Germain-des-Prés vi ... more

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    ISBN-10: 0062431900

    ISBN-13: 9780062431905

    Language: English

  • Vietnam: A New History
    Views : 411
    Pages : 592

    by: Christopher Goscha

    Publisher: pBasic Books

    Book Description

    America was not the first world power to meet defeat in far-distant Vietnam. The reasons for that loss emerge from this welcome overview of that nation’s history.

    Sometimes, as with Richard Grant’s book on the Mississippi Delta, Di ... more

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    ISBN-10: 0465094368

    ISBN-13: 9780465094363

    Language: English

  • The Tide: The Science and Stories Behind the Greatest Force on Earth
    Views : 349
    Pages : 368

    by: Hugh Aldersey-Williams

    Publisher: pW. W. Norton & Company

    Book Description

    An exploration of “the discovery and science of the cosmic rhythm that governs our planet.”

    The words “time” and “tide” are connected through language as well as in nature, writes British science writer Aldersey-Williams (I ... more

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    ISBN-10: 0393241637

    ISBN-13: 9780393241631

    Language: English

  • Chickenizing Farms and Food: How Industrial Meat Production Endangers Workers, Animals, and Consumers
    Views : 200
    Pages : 336

    by: Ellen K. Silbergeld

    Publisher: pJohns Hopkins University Press

    Book Description

    Unsentimental study of the dangers in how meat is produced and distributed around the world, particularly in the United States.

    Silbergeld (Public Health/Johns Hopkins Univ.) may take a detached, academic tone toward her subject, but she ... more

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    ISBN-10: 1421420309

    ISBN-13: 9781421420301

    Language: English

  • All the Kremlin's Men: Inside the Court of Vladimir Putin
    Views : 83
    Pages : 400

    by: Mikhail Zygar

    Publisher: pPublicAffairs

    Book Description

    A veteran journalist and former editor-in-chief of Russia’s only independent TV news station paints a revealing group portrait of the entourage influencing Vladimir Putin.

    With the likely exception of Dmitry Medvedev, the hand-picked su ... more

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    ISBN-10: 1610397398

    ISBN-13: 9781610397391

    Language: English