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    $117.48
    1. Molecular Biology of the Cell,
    $14.93
    2. An Inconvenient Truth
    $18.47
    3. Encyclopedia Prehistorica Dinosaurs:
    $104.40
    4. EnvironmentalScience: Toward a
    $15.75
    5. Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the
    $14.93
    6. The Creation: An Appeal to Save
    $105.52
    7. Water Treatment: Principles and
    $110.00
    8. Diversity Amid Globalization:
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    9. Last Child in the Woods: Saving
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    10. Encyclopedia Prehistorica Sharks
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    11. Magic Tree House Boxed Set 1,
    $29.70
    12. Elephant
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    13. Unbowed
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    14. Living in the Environment: Principles,
    $23.07
    15. Pure Sea Glass: Discovering Nature's
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    16. The River of Doubt: Theodore Roosevelt's
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    17. Wild Harmonies: A Life of Music
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    18. Animal Speak: The Spiritual &
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    19. The Botany of Desire: A Plant's-Eye
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    20. Galen Rowell: A Retrospective

    1. Molecular Biology of the Cell, Fourth Edition
    by Garland
    Hardcover (March, 2002)
    list price: $124.95 -- our price: $117.48
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    Isbn: 0815332181
    Sales Rank: 4633
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars hands down, this behemoth deserves 5 stars
    Yes, 1616 pages and 2 inches thick of madness can be intimidating, but this book is sheer awesomeness in lots of ways. Whether you are self-taught, actually taking the class, or just want a desk reference for cell bio, this is definitely the one to get.
    5-0 out of 5 stars The Canonical Work
    This is a beautifully written textbook that presents the canonical version of what is currently known about cellular biology at the molecular level.The illustrations are clear and the text is easy to follow.The only shortcoming of the book is that, necessarily, it stays above the messy details in order to maintain clarity.The result, inevitably, is that some areas are glossed over (transcription activation is one example, but there are many others) and some areas appear to be understood when in reality there is a great deal of disagreement (for example, gene splicing).But these omissions are appropriate because the intention of the book is to provide an overview, not a specialist in-depth examination of every topic.This is a great primer for college students or educated people wanting to know just a little more detail about how life works.
    5-0 out of 5 stars Simply love it---a plethora of information
    This book is a wonderful source of knowledge for anyone who is interested in cell biology; or if you are studying it--like myself.I give a 100% gaurantee that if you purchase this book you will be satisfied. I just finished reading the chapter on pathogens; wow so much information - it's truly ubelievable. That is what else I love about this book: it can be read sectionally. All one has to do is read the first three chapters to establish a foundation of the basic knowledge; you can skip that step all together if you know your stuff. Simply put: buy this book. Also, I forgot to mention that it includes a beautifully designed CD-ROM; it has animations that suppliment what you learned and more--not your average CD extra. The reason this review is so short and concise is because the other one I wrote didn't get saved--that was the long one with detail. ... Read more

    Subjects:  1. Cells    2. Cytology    3. General    4. Life Sciences - Biology - Molecular Biology    5. Life Sciences - Cytology    6. Molecular Biology    7. Science    8. Science/Mathematics    9. Cellular biology    10. Science / Biotechnology   


    2. An Inconvenient Truth
    by Rodale Books
    Paperback (26 May, 2006)
    list price: $21.95 -- our price: $14.93
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    Isbn: 1594865671
    Sales Rank: 136
    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Powerful message
    Congratulations to Al Gore for taking on a subject largely regarded as anathema by the US political establishment. Yes the science is still unsure on many of the issues, however, it IS becoming increasingly apparent that C02 emissions from industry, petrol engines etc are contributing to driving global temperatures upwards. That said, there is truth though that global warming is a natural event because thanks to analysis carried out on ice samples from the Greenland permafrost, thousands of years old, we have a clear record of many natural warming cycles going back millennia.
    1-0 out of 5 stars What was Gore's degree in? Oh yeah, journalism
    Oh please... what scientific background does this guy have???? What a joke!The stuff in this book is more sophmoric than a prom.This is a political treatise with no scientific value at all.What is my degree in?Well, I have 3: BS chemistry, MS environmental science and a JD (Law).

    1-0 out of 5 stars From the inventor of the Internet????
    For the lunatic Lefties and Wingnuts, this is a "Bible".From someone who lost an election, whined and wimpered until told to "shut up" by the USSC, we get this garbage dumped on the fools who would believe it.
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    Subjects:  1. Climatic changes    2. Ecology    3. Environmental Conservation & Protection - General    4. Environmental Science    5. Environmental Studies    6. Environmental aspects    7. Global warming    8. Nature    9. Nature/Ecology    10. Science / Environmental Science   


    3. Encyclopedia Prehistorica Dinosaurs: The Definitive Pop-Up
    by Candlewick
    Hardcover (12 July, 2005)
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    Isbn: 0763622281
    Sales Rank: 396
    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Very Very cool book
    My son loves dinosaurs but had outgrown alot of the kids books out there. This is a great book for older kids and adults will like it too.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Great eye candy for your inner child, and for your other children if you decide to share
    This book produced much glee in my house the day it arrived, gasps of joy and amazement, awe and delight. One of these days I'll let my kids look at it, too. I enjoyed it so much that I promptly bought Sabuda's "Alice in Wonderland," "The Wizard of Oz," and another Encylopedia Prehistorica volume, "Sharks And Other Sea Monsters." They're all sensational.
    5-0 out of 5 stars Awesome gift for kids and adults alike!
    This book is just simply amazing. When you open each page you cannot stop but to wonder how on earth do they figure out how to not only design and engineer its illustrations but also how to implement it and still manage to sell it at a reasonable price. The content is very informative and educational. Definitely something that one can re-read with interest for many years. It also works great as a reference book for children and it could very easily be helpful for one of their school projects. Speaking of school, instead of getting a mug as an appreciation book for your kid's school teacher, consider offering this book. It is money well spent. ... Read more

    Subjects:  1. Animals - Dinosaurs & Prehistoric Creatures    2. Children's 9-12 - Nature / Guide Books    3. Children's Books/Ages 4-8 Nonfiction    4. Children: Grades 1-2    5. Dictionaries    6. Dictionaries, Juvenile    7. Dinosaurs    8. Dinosaurs & Prehistoric Creatures    9. Fossils    10. Juvenile Fiction    11. Specimens    12. Toy and movable books    13. Juvenile Nonfiction / Animals / Dinosaurs   


    4. EnvironmentalScience: Toward a Sustainable Future (9th Edition)
    by Prentice Hall
    Hardcover (19 April, 2004)
    list price: $116.00 -- our price: $104.40
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    Isbn: 0131442007
    Sales Rank: 20409
    Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars
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    1-0 out of 5 stars Highly disappointing
    While the class I took that used this textbook was informative, this book was full of what seemed to be the authors' personal opinons.Like another person said here in the reviews about blame on the Bush administration, and lack of references aside from photo credits, this book seemed to be geared more towards giving you the biased outlook of the author than an unbiased view of environmental science.
    1-0 out of 5 stars Interestign articles with a thick political spin
    This revision must have been specially produced just to include all the anti-Bush rhetoric.In nearly every chapter, responsibility for the current state of the environment is laid squarly on President Bush's administration.
    4-0 out of 5 stars One of the Best
    This is one of the most readable environmental texts I've seen.
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    Subjects:  1. Ecology    2. Environmental Science    3. Environmental Studies    4. Environmental sciences    5. Human Ecology    6. Life Sciences - Ecology    7. Science    8. Science/Mathematics    9. Textbooks    10. Ecological science, the Biosphere    11. Science / Environmental Science   


    5. Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things
    by North Point Press
    Paperback (22 April, 2002)
    list price: $25.00 -- our price: $15.75
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    Isbn: 0865475873
    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    Editorial Review

    Paper or plastic? Neither, say William McDonough and Michael Braungart. Why settle for the least harmful alternative when we could have something that is better--say, Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars everyone should read this book
    We need change to the core, specifically on how we make, use and dispose of our "THINGS"... this is not a HOW TO book, so do not expect hands on solutions to problems you want to solve. It's more a wider view of just how much damage we are causing, and it's just mind blowing how much we can actually change by thinking different.
    5-0 out of 5 stars All is not lost!
    This book is just the ticket for the average environmental pessimist.A refreshing and optimistic look at the future.It's simple, it makes sense, and it has the udeniable ring of truth.

    5-0 out of 5 stars The people criticizing this book have "misguided" all over them
    There were a lot of complaints that the book wasn't specific enough, didn't give every detail to their examples, or didn't provide any examples at all. Newsflash: it was not the authors' goal to redesign our entire civilization. Their goal was to point out that it will eventually need to be done, should be done, and hopefully, with the examples they did provide, can be done. If you are disappointed a specific problem in our society wasn't solved, why don't you do as the book directed, take a few steps back, and come up with your own "effective" solution.
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    Subjects:  1. Environmental Conservation & Protection - General    2. Environmental Science    3. Environmental aspects    4. Industrial Design - General    5. Industrial management    6. Life Sciences - Ecology - Recycling    7. Recycling (Waste, etc.)    8. Science    9. Science/Mathematics    10. Nature / Environmental Conservation & Protection   


    6. The Creation: An Appeal to Save Life on Earth
    by W. W. Norton
    Hardcover (05 September, 2006)
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    Isbn: 0393062171
    Sales Rank: 581
    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    3-0 out of 5 stars Is Darwinism bad for the environment?
    On one level this is an eloquent plea for an environmental awakening sounding the alarm on the destruction of species diversity. But this clarion call is marred by the introduction of Wilson's Darwinian obsessions. The age of environmental exploitation has also been the age of the reign of the false theoretical constructs of Darwin and his misleading and socially destructive theory of natural selection. The book even includes a hectoring section about the laws of biology, which is bad science and concealed propaganda. Wilson should know better. Biologists fancy themselves the sages of nature, but in fact the reductionist positivism of their methodology constitutes a misunderstanding of nature and reflects the concealed ideology of classical liberalism that is responsible for the indifferent ravaging of natural resources and environments. So behind the fine words Wilson is really a spokesman and ideologist for the problem, not the solution.
    5-0 out of 5 stars A Plea for the Religious & the Secular to Work Together for the Biosphere
    Thank you Edward O. Wilson for taking this burden on your shoulders; for making the plea to the religious among us to abandon the Dominionist principle that the Earth is here to be bent to humankind's will and save the biodiversity that makes our lives livable.
    5-0 out of 5 stars One long appeal
    When Charles Darwin published "The Origin of Species" he declared it to be "one long argument".Today, less than 150 years later, Edward O. Wilson explains that the one species omitted [except for one sentence] from the "argument" is devastating the life of the planet.In one long appeal to a fictional Baptist pastor, Wilson describes what is clear to all but a few dedicated die-hards - life on this planet is in deep trouble.The die-hards are firmly identified in the opening passages; Christians in the US who regard themselves as "biblical literalists".Such folk expect the Apocalypse soon and saving the environment is of little concern.
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    Subjects:  1. Biology    2. Creation    3. Environmental Science    4. General    5. Life Sciences - Evolution    6. Philosophy & Social Aspects    7. Religion & Science    8. Science    9. Science/Mathematics    10. Christianity    11. Science / Environmental Science    12. Science: General Issues   


    7. Water Treatment: Principles and Design
    by Wiley
    Hardcover (01 February, 2005)
    list price: $150.00 -- our price: $105.52
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    Isbn: 0471110183
    Sales Rank: 70190
    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    4-0 out of 5 stars a good book for Environmental Engineer
    I'm a Environmental Engineer Of wastewater treatment, and have worked only for one year. I am so eager to get the knowlege for this effect. ... Read more

    Subjects:  1. Engineering - Civil    2. Environmental Engineering & Technology    3. General    4. Life Sciences - Ecology - Recycling    5. Purification    6. Science    7. Science/Mathematics    8. Water    9. Civil Engineering, Surveying & Building    10. Technology / Engineering / Civil   


    8. Diversity Amid Globalization: World Regions, Environment, Development (3rd Edition)
    by Prentice Hall
    Hardcover (23 February, 2005)
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    Isbn: 0131330462
    Sales Rank: 195505
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    Subjects:  1. Environmental Science    2. General    3. Geography    4. Globalization    5. Political Science    6. Politics/International Relations    7. Travel - General    8. Regional geography    9. Science / Geography   


    9. Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder
    by Algonquin Books
    Paperback (17 March, 2006)
    list price: $13.95 -- our price: $11.16
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    Isbn: 1565125223
    Sales Rank: 1054
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Richard Louv Defines the Environmental Issue of the Decade
    Richard Louv's message of hope - for change and for a greater future - may be the key to keeping us all sane for generations to come.
    1-0 out of 5 stars silly nostalsgic nonsense
    Having spent most of my adult life working in the non-profit conservation field, and as a parent, and as someone who had the good fortune to spend lots of time in nature as a child, I read this book in the hopes of learning important things. That turned out to be a forlorn hope.
    5-0 out of 5 stars A Compelling Case for Change
    The heavens declare the glory of God;
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    Subjects:  1. Child Care/Parenting    2. Child Development    3. Child Development And Rearing    4. Children and the environment    5. Family & Relationships    6. Family / Parenting / Childbirth    7. General    8. Nature    9. Parenting - General    10. Psychological aspects    11. Psychotherapy - Child & Adolescent    12. Family & Relationships / Parenting    13. NATURE / General   


    10. Encyclopedia Prehistorica Sharks and Other Sea Monsters: The Definitive Pop-Up (Sabuda Encyclopedias)
    by Candlewick
    Hardcover (11 April, 2006)
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    Isbn: 076362229X
    Sales Rank: 801
    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Absolutely Incredible
    I was in awe when my son received the Dinosaur book for Christmas from his Grandfather. I saw this book in a Parents magazine and had to get it based on the fact that the Dino one was incredible. My 3 year old loves it! It's not a book to let him play with unless you want it destroyed. Instead, this book allows us to make some quality time for each other when we sit down and look through it. It's very informational, and as he grows older I'm sure he'll read it, but at this point the pop-ups are worth it!

    5-0 out of 5 stars My son loves the book
    This is a very interesting book.My 5-year old has really enjoyed the book.

    5-0 out of 5 stars A Masterpiece of Pop-up books.
    A Great Book to Read With the Kid on your lap. Probably best for kids in the couple or three grades. Best for kids on your lap because pop-up books are rather fragile. Grabbing the nose of the shark and using it as a handle to lug the book around is likely to lose the nose to your shark.
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    Subjects:  1. Animals - Dinosaurs & Prehistoric Creatures    2. Animals - Fishes    3. Animals - Marine Life    4. Children's Books/Ages 4-8 Nonfiction    5. Children: Kindergarten    6. Extinct animals    7. Fishes, Fossil    8. Juvenile Fiction    9. Juvenile literature    10. Marine animals, Fossil    11. Nature & the Natural World - General    12. Juvenile Nonfiction / Animals / Marine Life   


    11. Magic Tree House Boxed Set 1, Books 1-4:Dinosaurs Before Dark, The Knight at Dawn, Mummies in the Morning, and Pirates Past Noon
    by Random House Books for Young Readers
    Paperback (29 May, 2001)
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    Isbn: 0375813659
    Sales Rank: 319
    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Great introduction to chapter books for pre-k age
    We actually picked up a four of the Magic Tree House books to give chapter books a try with our 4 year old. He absolutely is enthralled with these. We have already returned to the book store twice for a total of 8 more and I'm sure we will be going back for more.
    4-0 out of 5 stars Son received as a b-day present
    When he got the first boxed set for his birthday, he wasn't too enthused by it. Up to that point, him reading on his own was like trying to pull teeth. So I bribed him by saying for every book he read, I would give him a dollar.
    5-0 out of 5 stars Magic Tree House (Volumes 1-4)
    This was a gift for my granddaughter.My daughter writes: "Suspenseful . . . interesting.Erin can't wait for each chapter.With other books she falls asleep while I read;with these books she asks me to stop so she doesn't miss anything.We are reading no. 5 'Night of the Ninjas' and recently saw a samari suit in the museum (where Andy Warhol is showing) and there are Samari in this book.As a parent I wish there was a little more history in each book, but I think they are age appropriate."
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    Subjects:  1. Children's 4-8 - Fiction - General    2. Children's Books/Ages 4-8 Fiction    3. Children: Kindergarten    4. Fairy Tales & Folklore - Anthologies    5. Historical - General    6. Juvenile Fiction    7. Readers - Chapter Books    8. Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Magic    9. Juvenile Fiction / Animals / Dinosaurs   


    12. Elephant
    by Chronicle Books
    Hardcover (01 December, 2006)
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    Isbn: 0811857271
    Sales Rank: 8014
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    Subjects:  1. Children's Books/All Ages    2. General    3. Mammals    4. Nature    5. Nature/Ecology    6. Photography    7. Subjects & Themes - Plants & Animals    8. Nature / Mammals   


    13. Unbowed
    by Knopf
    Hardcover (03 October, 2006)
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    Isbn: 0307263487
    Sales Rank: 1650
    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Positively Brilliant.
    Professor Wangari Maathai is truly one of the most important voices of our time. This dynamic and indefatigable Kikuyu woman of Kenya has illuminated rays of light through the dark clouds of Kenya, and so Africa. Standing in the face of oppression and unbearable adversity she faced when Kenya was not a land of freedom, but a state of oppression and discord, it was Wangari's resilient voice, her never-ending effort to stand strong in the winds of injustice, and her ceaseless love of mankind that has in many ways begun the great changes toward democracy and freedom for all individuals not just in Kenya, but in Africa. As the Cold War has, as Professor Maathai clearly and carefully points out, changed the dynamics of government in Africa, the reader becomes aware, in a different way than what is typically presented in the press, of the many issues involved with the challenges that the world faces through the daily experiences of those who seek `Freedom'. Clearly, as the world becomes closer and more connected, the issues that continue in Africa are critical issues that we, as a progressive society, must not simply acknowledge, but do something about. Acting on what is right . . . standing up for your beliefs . . . standing down oppression and hatred . . . and nurturing Mother Earth as she continues to nurture and provide for all, are themes this visionary African woman - who is the first African woman to receive the Nobel Peace Prize - shares with the world in her brilliantly written life story. Readers across the world - men and women of all colors and creeds and beliefs will tap into the determination of this extraordinary activist who has taught so many about how love of each other can grow through respecting and nurturing the land we live on. But there is so much more to `Unbowed': Uhuru Park - Freedom Park - is more than a rolling green field in the middle of busy Nairobi, it is more than a starting point for this wonderful woman's love affair with the world, and it is so much more than a gathering point where the notion of planting trees . . . the seeds of The Green Belt Movement occurred. As Professor Maathai has shown through her own life, `Uhuru' is not Free! `Unbowed' is the story of a magnificent and courageous leader who stood up for the oppressed, including the woman of Kenya, and provided hope for better tomorrows by demonstrating that if a person possesses a will to make change, change can and will occur. `Unbowed' is a most remarkable memoir . . . and Professor Wangari Maathai is an ingenious woman of dignity the world continues to learn from. Listen: no matter where you are from, this book will positively change your life.
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    Subjects:  1. Biography    2. Biography & Autobiography    3. Biography / Autobiography    4. Biography/Autobiography    5. Conservation Of Natural Resources (General)    6. Environmental Conservation & Protection - General    7. Forest Conservation    8. Kenya    9. People of Color    10. Personal Memoirs    11. Tree planters (Persons)    12. Trees & Forests - General    13. Women    14. Women conservationists    15. Women politicians    16. Biography & Autobiography / Personal Memoirs   


    14. Living in the Environment: Principles, Connections, and Solutions (with CD-ROM and InfoTrac)
    by Brooks Cole
    Hardcover (17 September, 2004)
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    Isbn: 0534997295
    Sales Rank: 20368
    Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Reviews, anyone?
    This is an excellent textbook, one that I have used in two of my Environmental Science classes (namely, Environmental Problems of Man [Bio 11], and Energy for the Future [Envi Sci 1].) While not completely without bias (which is mostly subtle, and not totally incorrect), the book offers a solid introduction to many environmental issues. The introduction chapter of the textbook states that environmental science is interdisciplinary, and the book is laid out accordingly. Chapters run the gamut from biology, chemisty, simple physics, and pure ecological common sense. An excellent purchase for any serious scientist and/or conscientious environmentalist.

    1-0 out of 5 stars hmm
    I'm kinda dissappointed because the seller stated that this book is hardcovered. But when I received it, it was copied and paperback.

    3-0 out of 5 stars Required Reading
    I bought this book for my class because it was cheaper at Amazon than at my school's bookstore.(shipping was cheaper too!)It's not an exciting read, but has some valuable information about how us humans are ruining the Earth with our SUVs and abuse of fossil fuels. ... Read more

    Subjects:  1. Development - Sustainable Development    2. Environmental Science    3. Environmental Studies    4. Environmental policy    5. Environmental sciences    6. Human ecology    7. Life Sciences - General    8. Science    9. Science/Mathematics    10. Science / Environmental Science   


    15. Pure Sea Glass: Discovering Nature's Vanishing Gems
    by Chesapeake Seaglass Pub.
    Hardcover (30 June, 2004)
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    Isbn: 0975324608
    Sales Rank: 7529
    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars This book makes the hobby 'real' for my kids
    I purchased this book after my children (4, 5) developed an interest in collecting sea glass after finding their first pieces on the beach. This summer we collected pounds of the stuff on vacation, and the children couldn't wait to get home to the book to see if they had found any rare colors (we found gray, pink and black!).
    5-0 out of 5 stars Love it
    I love this book. the pictures are wonderful...i am going to look for more seaglass...thank you

    5-0 out of 5 stars Pure Sea Glass
    This a wonderful book - whether you are a sea glass collector or not!The photography is beautiful and there is a wealth of information for both the serious and novice collector.I immediately looked through my collection for "finds" and can't wait to get back to the beach to find more. ... Read more

    Subjects:  1. Crafts / Hobbies    2. Glass & Glassware    3. Nature    4. Nature/Ecology    5. Oceans & Seas    6. Sea glass   


    16. The River of Doubt: Theodore Roosevelt's Darkest Journey
    by Doubleday
    Hardcover (18 October, 2005)
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    Isbn: 0385507968
    Sales Rank: 6716
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    4-0 out of 5 stars A Hard Adventure
    A Hard Adventure
    5-0 out of 5 stars Unbelievable!
    Can you imagine an overweight, past-his-prime ex-president with lingering injuries today disappearing into an unexplored part of the world for many months, with mostly useless provisions, without any communication with the outside world, while the world wonders if he is dead or alive?The first part of the journey is a trek through a barren wasteland, with pack animals dying all around you.The second part is down a river that no has ever traversed.What is around the next bend?A village of Indians who have never seen a white person, who would rather pump you full of poison arrows than befriend you?A series of impassable rapids, only to be followed by more rapids?
    5-0 out of 5 stars Millard finds a hidden gem of a story and tells it wonderfully.
    Reading this book makes you wonder how many great stories from the past we never get to hear because someone like Candice Millard doesn't find them and tell them.As you read this wonderful book, you realize how easy it would have been for this amazing adventure tale featuring one of the premier figures in US history to just slip unknown into the past.Fortunately for all of us, Millard found this story, polished it up and presented it to us for our enjoyment.
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    Subjects:  1. 20th Century World History    2. Amazon River Valley    3. Biography    4. Discovery And Exploration (General)    5. Expeditions & Discoveries    6. History    7. History - General History    8. History: World    9. Latin America - South America    10. Modern - 20th Century    11. Natural history    12. Presidents    13. Presidents & Heads of State    14. Rain forests    15. United States    16. United States - 20th Century    17. History / General   


    17. Wild Harmonies: A Life of Music and Wolves
    by Riverhead Hardcover
    Hardcover (07 September, 2006)
    list price: $24.95 -- our price: $16.47
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    Isbn: 1594489270
    Sales Rank: 4286
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Wild Harmonies - Will get into your skin!
    Wild Harmonies
    4-0 out of 5 stars emotion is everything
    She is looking for the right place in her life. Most of the people are looking for a meaning to live for.
    4-0 out of 5 stars insightful delightful, but not easy to read "Un" autobiography
    WILD HARMONIES is an insightful delightful "Un" autobiography that breaks the rules of chronological order most books in that genre follow.Instead, the renowned French pianist is all over the place yet contains enough discipline so that the reader can follow her story.Most interesting is the combining of a love for music with a love for wolves.The music started as an unmanageable and unpredictable child in France while the love of wolves began as an adult in Florida when she met her neighbor's she-wolf.As she did with the piano Helene Grimaud became an obsessed fanatic who has opened up a wolverine conservatory in Upstate New York.
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    Subjects:  1. Animals    2. Biography & Autobiography    3. Biography/Autobiography    4. Composers & Musicians - General    5. Genres & Styles - Classical    6. Music/Songbooks    7. Musical Instruments - Construction And Repair    8. Wild Animal And Bird Protection    9. Music / Classical   


    18. Animal Speak: The Spiritual & Magical Powers of Creatures Great & Small
    by Llewellyn Publications
    Paperback (01 September, 1996)
    list price: $19.95 -- our price: $12.97
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    Isbn: 0875420281
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    Want to learn how to speak the language of critters, large and small? Easy-to-read and understand, Ted Andrews's bestselling Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent Reference Book!
    This book has been invaluable to me for years.In coming across an animal in life or in dreams, I have derived much insight from the lifecyle and meaning of the animal, and have applied the lessons to my own life.Whether it was a blue jay dying in front of me, or an elephant communicating with me at the circus, we co-exist with the animals on this blue planet and need to hear what they are saying.I also recommend "From the Horses Mouth" by Amelia Kincade, as the best book on animal communication I have read.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Valuable Resource
    I have been clutching my copy of Animal Speak for many years now.I am coming today to purchase the workbook which I just discovered and wanted to write a quick review for this amazing book.
    5-0 out of 5 stars Nature speaks to you through animal sightings.
    I received this book as a gift after a red tailed hawk made a visit to me every day for a week.In this book, according to Native American traditions, animals relate to us because everything in the earth is connected.There are messages being sent to us by these sightings.A fox runs out across the road (and hopefully, you miss it) not once, but three times?Red tailed hawk sitting on a street light along the highway every day for a week?All of a sudden, a squirrel comes to your yard and does something that catches your attention that you never noticed before?All of that has a message to you and you alone.I recently purchased two of these books as gifts for my sisters.And, they have shared it with their friends who have had similar sightings.Sounds kookie, I know, but it actually will make sense to you when the message is meant for you. ... Read more

    Subjects:  1. Animals    2. Body, Mind & Spirit    3. Ethnic Studies - Native American Studies    4. Human-animal communication    5. Miscellanea    6. New Age    7. New Age / Body, Mind & Spirit    8. Shamanism    9. Spiritualism - General    10. Spirituality - General    11. Spirituality - Shamanism    12. Totems    13. Body, Mind & Spirit / Spirituality / Shamanism    14. Fortune-telling & divination    15. Spirit communication & mediumship, spiritualism    16. Zoology & animal sciences   


    19. The Botany of Desire: A Plant's-Eye View of the World
    by Random House Trade Paperbacks
    Paperback (28 May, 2002)
    list price: $13.95 -- our price: $11.16
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    Isbn: 0375760393
    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    Working in his garden one day, Michael Pollan hit pay dirt in the form of an idea: do plants, he wondered, use humans as much as we use them? While the question is not entirely original, the way Pollan examines this complex coevolution by looking at the natural world from the perspective of plants is unique. The result is a fascinating and engaging look at the true nature of domestication.Read more

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    3-0 out of 5 stars Readable copy and interesting hypothesis.
    A long book on botany if you are up to it. For a more compact and lively study try The Story of the Apple.

    5-0 out of 5 stars An engaging piece of practical history

    1-0 out of 5 stars A Three Hundred Page Sleeping Pill
    I was given three months to read this book, and each time I picked it up I threw it down in disgust.Between the none-stop Johnny Appleseed referances to the Collegian's Guide to Growing Pot, it is amazing I got through it.I am convinced he was once a Columbian drug lord. ... Read more

    Subjects:  1. Ecology    2. Gardening / Horticulture    3. History    4. Human-plant relationships    5. Life Sciences - Botany    6. Nature    7. Plants    8. Plants - General    9. Science/Mathematics    10. Nature / Plants   


    20. Galen Rowell: A Retrospective
    by Sierra Club Books
    Hardcover (12 October, 2006)
    list price: $50.00 -- our price: $31.50
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    Isbn: 1578051150
    Sales Rank: 1558
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars The Ansel Adams of Color Photography!
    Galen Rowell pioneered "participatory (wilderness) photography," in which the photographer becomes an active creative participant in fine-art image making. An accomplished outdoorsman and adventurer, his deep emotional connection to nature pervades virtually all of his photographs. Another signature characteristic is his vivid use of color during the "magic hour" (at sunrise and sunset); indeed, it is arguably true that Rowell was as much a "master of color" as Ansel Adams was a master of black & white. (It is fitting that he received the Ansel Adams Award for his contributions to the art of wilderness photography in 1984.) The life of this extraordinary artist was cut tragically short in 2002 when the plane carrying Rowell and his wife (Barbara Rowell, herself an accomplished photographer) crashed as they were both returning home from a Workshop in the Sierra Mountains.
    4-0 out of 5 stars Nice for Galen Rowell Fans
    Coming around 4 years after the untimely death of Galen and his wife Barbara, this book does not disappoint those who enjoyed his photography. I certainly do and have for many years. This book contains a lot of photos (over 175) from early stuff to photos from his last expedition for Nat Geo. Divided into 7 main sections, you will see many of the most famous of his photos but what I like is that there are photos in there I was not familiar with. I have nearly all of his books so I like seeing stuff I have not seen before. For instance a few climbing photos of Ron Kauk and Lynn Hill, or one of 2 skiers descending the Ruth glacier in Alaska, or one from Lake Powell. Also nice are the little spot essays of some of the photos such as one by his daughter Nicole about the Lynx photo from Alaska. I'm not sure the printing of the book is of superior quality. Some of the colors seem off and a lot of grain shows up. That really is my only complaint. I am very happy to have this book, although I would rather see photos from his latest expeditions instead of a retrospective.This book is certainly worth the money. ... Read more

    Subjects:  1. Art & Art Instruction    2. Collections, Catalogs, Exhibitions    3. Environmental Conservation & Protection - General    4. General    5. Individual Photographer    6. Nature photography    7. Outdoor photography    8. Photo Techniques    9. Photography    10. Art / General    11. The Arts: General Issues   


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