nature-travel books
  • Nature & Travel books
  • Door to Door: The Magnificent, Maddening, Mysterious World of Transportation
    Views : 319
    Pages : 384

    by: Edward Humes

    Publisher: pHarper

    Book Description

    The story of the massive, complex global system that transports people and things from door to door, day and night.

    Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist Humes (A Man and His Mountain: The Everyman Who Created Kendall-Jackson an ... more

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    2016-04-12

    ISBN-10: 0062372076

    ISBN-13: 9780062372079

    Language: English

  • The California Current: A Pacific Ecosystem and Its Fliers, Divers, and Swimmers
    Views : 155
    Pages : 256

    by: Stan Ulanski

    Publisher: pThe University of North Carolina Press

    Book Description

    A comprehensive overview of the fecundity and diversity of the Pacific coastal waters stretching from British Columbia to Mexico.

    Ulanski (Geology and Environmental Science/James Madison Univ; The Billfish Story: Swordfish, Sa ... more

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    2016-04-18

    ISBN-10: 1469628244

    ISBN-13: 9781469628240

    Language: English

  • Brilliant Beacons: A History of the American Lighthouse
    Views : 127
    Pages : 560

    by: Eric Jay Dolin

    Publisher: pLiveright

    Book Description

    A fine history of lighthouses, “among the most beloved and romanticized structures in the American landscape.”

    The author of other masterly works on key aspects of American history and growth (Fur, Fortune, and Empire: The ... more

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    2016-04-18

    ISBN-10: 0871406683

    ISBN-13: 9780871406682

    Language: English

  • Pit Bull: The Battle over an American Icon
    Views : 493
    Pages : 352

    by: Bronwen Dickey

    Publisher: pKnopf

    Book Description

    In her debut, essayist and journalist Dickey, a contributor to the Oxford American, addresses how the prevailing negative image of pit bulls is not only misguided, but also a mark of broader social prejudices.

    The au ... more

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    2016-05-10

    ISBN-10: 0307961761

    ISBN-13: 9780307961761

    Language: English

  • Following Fish: One Man's Journey into the Food and Culture of the Indian Coast
    Views : 83
    Pages : 224

    by: Samanth Subramanian

    Publisher: pThomas Dunne Books

    Book Description

    A travelogue by an Indian journalist about the many roles of fish within his nation’s culture.

    Though there are many mouthwatering meals devoured within these pages, Subramanian (This Divided Island: Life, Death, and the Sri ... more

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    2016-05-10

    ISBN-10: 1250069734

    ISBN-13: 9781250069733

    Language: English

  • Finding North: How Navigation Makes Us Human
    Views : 124
    Pages : 304

    by: George Michelsen Foy

    Publisher: pFlatiron Books

    Book Description

    Novelist and amateur sailor Foy (Creative Writing/New York Univ.; Zero Decibels: The Quest for Absolute Silence, 2010, etc.), who sees technology as a distinctly mixed blessing, chronicles his journey up the New England c ... more

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    2016-05-10

    ISBN-10: 1250052688

    ISBN-13: 9781250052681

    Language: English

  • Silent Sparks: The Wondrous World of Fireflies
    Views : 349
    Pages : 240

    by: Sara Lewis

    Publisher: pPrinceton University Press

    Book Description

    An exploration of the little-known lives of fireflies.

    More so than most insects, fireflies capture our attention—and imagination—for their bioluminescence. Whether flitting across a suburban backyard or clustering in groups of tho ... more

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    2016-04-26

    ISBN-10: 0691162689

    ISBN-13: 9780691162683

    Language: English