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The Prize: The Epic Quest for Oil, Money, and Power
The Prize
The Epic Quest for Oil, Money, and Power
Paperback      ISBN: 0671799320
Follows the historic role of oil from the first oil well in Pennsylvania to the aftermath of the Persian Gulf War and comments on how the natural resource shaped the entire world economy and international politics in the last century.
Third Chimpanzee: The Evolution and Future of the Human Animal
Third Chimpanzee
The Evolution and Future of the Human Animal
Paperback      ISBN: 0060984031
A renowned scientist examines the less than two percent of human genes that distinguish us from chimpanzees and that link human behaviors--such as genocide, drug addiction, and the extermination of other species--to our animal predecessors
Letters from the Earth
Letters from the Earth
Paperback      ISBN: 0060921056
An American classic, with more than 320,000 copies sold-- some of Twain's most pungent and hilarious writings.
Refuge: An Unnatural History of Family and Place
Refuge
An Unnatural History of Family and Place
Paperback      ISBN: 0679740244
The author describes her Mormon upbringing, juxtaposing these reminiscences with discussions of the flooding of a wildlife bird sanctuary and its effect on that ecosystem, and her family's legacy of cancer.
Travels of William Bartram
Travels of William Bartram
Paperback      ISBN: 0486200132
First inexpensive, illustrated edition of early classic on American geography, plants, Indians, wildlife, early settlers. Naturalist's poetic, lovely account of travels through Florida, Georgia, Carolinas from 1773 to 1778. Influenced Coleridge, Wordsworth, Chateaubriand. "A book of extraordinary beauty..." — New York Times. 13 illustrations.
The Foxfire Book: Hog Dressing, Log Cabin Building, Mountain Crafts and Foods, Planting by the Signs, Snake Lore, Hunting Tales, Faith Healing, Moon
The Foxfire Book
Hog Dressing, Log Cabin Building, Mountain Crafts and Foods, Planting by the Signs, Snake Lore, Hunting Tales, Faith Healing, Moon
Paperback      ISBN: 0385073534
A vanishing way of life is captured in a study of the mountain folk of the Southern Appalachians
Basin and Range
Basin and Range
Paperback      ISBN: 0374516901
McPhee traces the geologic history of the region extending from eastern Utah to eastern California, juxtaposes descriptions of this terrain as it was eons ago with its contemporary features, and examines the plate tectonics revolution
The Weather Wizard's Cloud Book: How You Can Forecast the Weather Accurately and Easily by Reading the Clouds
The Weather Wizard's Cloud Book
How You Can Forecast the Weather Accurately and Easily by Reading the Clouds
Paperback      ISBN: 0912697105
Explains different types of clouds
Wonderful Life: The Burgess Shale and the Nature of History
Wonderful Life
The Burgess Shale and the Nature of History
Paperback      ISBN: 039330700x
A study of the Burgess Shale, a sea bed 530 million years old, and attempts to tackle what the findings are and what it means
The Universe Story: From the Primordial Flaring Forth to the Ecozoic Era-A Celebration of the Unfolding of the Cosmos
The Universe Story
From the Primordial Flaring Forth to the Ecozoic Era-A Celebration of the Unfolding of the Cosmos
Paperback      ISBN: 0062508350
From the big bang to the present and into the next millenium, The Universe Story unites science and the humanities in a dramatic exploration of the unfolding of the universe, humanity's evolving place in the cosmos, and the boundless possibilities for our future.