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Rita Mae Brown’s earliest memory is of the soothing purr of Mickey, her family’s long-­haired tiger cat, who curled up and claimed a spot in her crib. From there, a steady parade of cats, dogs, horses, and all manner of two- and four-­legged critters have walked, galloped, and flown into and through her world. In, the bestselling author shares the lessons she’s learned from these marvelous creatures as well as her deep appreciation for them. We meet Franklin, a parrot with a wicked sense of humor; R.­C., a courageous Doberman who defined loyalty and sacrifice; Suzie Q, the horse who taught Brown the meaning of hard work; and of course the beloved and prolific Sneaky Pie, who needs no introduction to her legions of fans. As funny as it is poignant, shows how these inspiring creatures can bring out the best in us, restore us to our greater selves, and even save our lives.

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In the winter of 1952, New England was battered by the most brutal nor'easter in years. As the weather wreaked havoc on land, the freezing Atlantic became a wind-­whipped zone of peril. In the early hours of Monday, February 18, while the storm raged, two oil tankers, the and the, found themselves in the same horrifying predicament. Built with "dirty steel,­" and not prepared to withstand such ferocious seas, both tankers split in two, leaving the dozens of men on board utterly at the Atlantic's mercy. is the gripping, true story of the valiant attempt to rescue the souls huddling inside the broken halves of the two ships. Coast Guard cutters raced to the aid of those on the, and when it became apparent that the halves of the were in danger of capsizing, the Guard sent out two thirty-­six-­foot lifeboats as well. These wooden boats, manned by only four seamen, were dwarfed by the enormous seventy-­foot seas. As the tiny rescue vessels set out from the coast of Cape Cod, the men aboard . . .

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This book examines issues of decision-­making, communication and power in the planning process. The author explores the politics and power-­plays which planning practitioners face and engage in, using real examples from planning practice. The book explores planning but in the context of practice, i.­e. how it is actually encountered in the worlds of planning officers and elected representatives. It will shed light on the subtleties of power so that student and practitioners will better understand the circumstances in which they will find themselves and will able to act more effectively in what is in reality a messy, highly-­politicized, planning decision-­making process.

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THE BOOK OF BUG, a collection of six brief, compelling essays and six hand-­carved linocuts by author/illustrator Joe Sorensen, transports you through text and online video hyperlinks into the bizarre world of insects.
For about the price of a café mocha, this extraordinary anthology will gift you with a lasting taste of the utter strangeness of the world’s most common denizens.

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El origen de las especies (The origin of species, en inglés) o más exactamente El origen de las especies mediante la selección natural o la conservación de las razas favorecidas en la lucha por la vida es un libro escrito por Charles Darwin (1809 -­1882), publicado el 24 de noviembre de 1859 (John Murrap, Londres); agotó los 1.­250 ejemplares impresos en el primer día. En él, expuso por primera vez sus ideas sobre la selección natural y la teoría de la evolución.

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Harry de Leyer first saw the horse he would name Snowman on a truck bound for the slaughterhouse. The recent Dutch immigrant recognized the spark in the eye of the beaten-­up nag and bought him for eighty dollars. On Harry’s modest farm on Long Island, he ultimately taught Snowman how to fly. Here is the dramatic and inspiring rise to stardom of an unlikely duo. One show at a time, against extraordinary odds and some of the most expensive thoroughbreds alive, the pair climbed to the very top of the sport of show jumping. Their story captured the heart of Cold War–era America—a story of unstoppable hope, inconceivable dreams, and the chance to have it all. They were the longest of all longshots—and their win was the stuff of legend.

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Geschichten über Vögel gehören seit Jahren zu den Lieblingsthemen der GEO-­Reporter. Denn zwischen Himmel und Erde flattern oft wahre Wundertiere - und manchmal sind auch die Menschen, die Ornithologie betreiben, ziemlich schillernde Vögel... In diesem eBook bieten wir Ihnen eine Auswahl von elf Reportagen (als pure Lesestücke) über Vögel auf der ganzen Welt: Solchen, die man so gut wie niemals sieht (Elfenbeinspecht / USA); solchen, die sich nur mit unglaublich großer Mühe aufspüren lassen (Paradiesvögel / Papua), und solchen, die gleich tausende Birdwatcher auf einmal begeistern können (Kraniche / Deutschland). Kapitel Kakapo: Der langsame Brüter Elfenbeinspecht: Zaubervogel, wo steckst du? Paradiesvögel: "Haute Nature" in Papua Philippinenadler: Auge in Auge Laubenvogel: An der Küste der Bilder Kranich: Besuch der grauen Eminenzen Basstölpel: Auf dem Felsen der hunderttausend Flügel Vogelzug: Odyssee nach Plan Birdrace: Showdown auf Helgoland Im Federlabor: Vogel oder Flugzeug . . .

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The giant dams of today are the modern Pyramids, colossally expensive edifices that generate monumental amounts of electricity, irrigated water, and environmental and social disaster. With, Jacques Leslie offers a searching account of the current crisis over dams and the world's water. An emerging master of long-­form reportage, Leslie makes the crisis vivid through the stories of three distinctive figures: Medha Patkar, an Indian activist who opposes a dam that will displace thousands of people in western India; Thayer Scudder, an American anthropologist who studies the effects of giant dams on the peoples of southern Africa; and Don Blackmore, an Australian water manager who struggles to reverse the effects of drought so as to allow Australia to continue its march to California-­like prosperity. Taking the reader to the sites of controversial dams, Leslie shows why dams are at once the hope of developing nations and a blight on their people and landscape. is an incisive, . . .

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In the spring of 2013 the cicadas in the Northeastern United States will yet again emerge from their seventeen-­year cycle—the longest gestation period of any animal. Those who experience this great sonic invasion compare their sense of wonder to the arrival of a comet or a solar eclipse. This unending rhythmic cycle is just one unique example of how the pulse and noise of insects has taught humans the meaning of rhythm, from the whirr of a cricket’s wings to this unfathomable and exact seventeen-­year beat.

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