Nature

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    The Untouchable Tree
    An Illustrated Guide to Earthly Wisdom & Arboreal Delights
    By Peter C. Stone
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    An artist shares his love of trees with his brilliant paintings and thoughtful words. According to Peter Stone, "any book about trees can't help but be a book about people," and so his book is about our connection to the magnificence, the transcendence, and the essential nature of trees. Throughout human... [READ MORE]
    Whole Heart, Whole Horse
    Building Trust Between Horse and Rider
    By Mark Rashid
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    Many horse trainers, even those who espouse the so-called natural horsemanship approach, take the position that horses who fail to obey a human's request are doing so as much out of perversity as ignorance. That's not Mark Rashid's view. In his words, "If we understand that horses can't separate the... [READ MORE]
    To the Rescue
    Found Dogs with a Mission
    By Elise Lufkin, By (photographer) Diana Walker
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    Elise Lufkin and Diana Walker once again present a moving collection of profiles, in beautiful, duotone photographs and moving text, of dogs that have found new lives after being “throw away” dogs. Each dog (and one cat) profiled has had a rough past, suffering abuse or extreme neglect at the hands of... [READ MORE]
    Waltzes with Giants
    The Twilight Journey of the North Atlantic Right Whale
    By Peter C. Stone
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    Waltzes with Giants is a moving portrait of one of the earth’s largest endangered mammals. Mystical and provocative, the book is inspired by a real North Atlantic right whale (Eubalaena glacialis) and her threatened migrations from Atlantic Canada to her calving grounds off the coasts of Georgia and... [READ MORE]
    The Worst Journey in the World
    Antarctica, 1910-1913
    By Apsley Cherry-Garrard
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    In 1910, hoping that the study of penguin eggs would provide an evolutionary link between birds and reptiles, a group of explorers left Cardiff by boat on Robert Falcon Scott’s expedition to Antarctica. Not all of them would return. Written by one of its survivors, The Worst Journey in the World tells... [READ MORE]
    Venomous Snakes of the World
    A Manual for Use by U.S. Amphibious Forces
    By Department of the Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery, Edited by Scott Shupe
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    Originally published in 1962, and fully updated and colorized by Scott Shupe, Poisonous Snakes of the World is the perfect practical guide to not only snake bite survival, but to understand and identifying every venomous snake on the planet. Even if no life hangs in the balance, this manual is a great... [READ MORE]
    Why Can't Potatoes Walk?
    200 Answers to Possible and Impossible Questions about Animals and Nature
    By Lars-Åke Janzon, Illustrated by Lukas Möllersten
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    When it comes to animals and nature, there is no end to our curiosity. Around ten thousand questions a year land on Lars-Åke Janzon’s desk at the Swedish Museum of Natural History. In this sequel to the successful book How Long Can a Fly Fly?, Janzon responds to nutty questions, freak happenings, and... [READ MORE]
    The Ultimate Guide to Sea Glass
    Finding, Collecting, Identifying, and Using the Ocean's Most Beautiful Stones
    By Mary Beth Beuke, Foreword by Lisl Armstrong
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    As the owner of one of the world's most elaborate sea glass collections, Mary Beth Beuke gets to talk about these prized ocean gems on a daily basis. Unfortunately, with each passing day, sea glass becomes more and more difficult to find, making the hunt more of a challenge to the seeker—especially one... [READ MORE]
    Hope . . . From the Heart of Horses
    How Horses Teach Us About Presence, Strength, and Awareness
    By Kathy Pike, Foreword by Linda Kohanov
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    Hope . . . From the Heart of Horses explores and celebrates the relationship and bond possible between horses and humans. Each chapter offers a life lesson about trusting one’s instincts, honestly addressing emotions, achieving clarity in communications, and re-leasing negative thoughts. Because survival... [READ MORE]
    The Light In High Places
    A Naturalist Looks at Wyoming Wilderness--Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep, Cowboys, and Other Rare Species
    By Joe Hutto
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    Naturalist Joe Hutto’s latest adventures in wildlife observation take him to Wyoming’s Wind River Mountains. Hutto is living in a tent at 12,000 feet, where blizzards occur in July and where human wants become irrelevant and human needs can become a matter of life and death—to study the Rocky Mountain... [READ MORE]
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