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Animal-Speak : The Spiritual & Magical Powers of Creatures Great & Small
by Ted Andrews
(Paperback -- October 1993)

A New Kind of Science
by Stephen Wolfram
Listed under Science

The Skeptical Environmentalist: Measuring the Real State of the World
by Bjorn Lomborg
(Paperback -- September )

The Blue Bear: A True Story of Friendship, Tragedy, and Survival in the Alaskan Wilderness
by Lynn Schooler
Listed under Ecology

I Have Landed: The End of a Beginning in Natural History
by Stephen Jay Gould
(Hardcover -- May 14, )

Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things
by William McDonough, Michael Braungart
(Paperback -- April 22, )

The Sibley Guide to Bird Life and Behavior
by David Allen Sibley
Listed under Birds

Flames in Our Forest
by Stephen F. Arno, Steven Allison-Bunnell
(Paperback -- May )

The Future of Life
by Edward Osborne Wilson
The eminent Harvard naturalist and Pulitzer Prize winner Edward Wilson marshals all the prodigious powers of his intellect and imagination in this impassioned call to ensure the future of life. Opening with an imagined conversation with Henry David Thoreau at Walden Pond, he writes that he has come "to explain to you, and in reality to others and not least to myself, what has happened to the world we both have loved." Based on a love affair with the natural world that spans 70 years, Wilson combines lyrical descriptions with dire warnings and remarkable stories of flora and fauna on the edge of extinction with hard economics. How many species are we really losing? Is environmentalism truly contrary to economic development? And how can we save the planet? Wilson has penned an eloquent plea for the need for a global land ethic and offers the strategies necessary to ensure life on earth based on foresight, moral courage, and the best tools that science and technology can provide. -- Lesley Reed -
Hardcover: 256 pages
Knopf; ISBN: 0679450785; 1st edition (January 8, )

Salt: A World History
by Mark Kurlansky
Hardcover: 352 pages
Walker & Co; ISBN: 0802713734;

The National Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Trees : Eastern Region (Eastern)
by Elbert Luther Little, et al
Listed under Trees

Silent Spring
by Rachel Carson
Rachel Carson's Silent Spring is now 40 years old. Written over the years 1958 to 1962, it took a hard look at the effects of insecticides and pesticides on songbird populations throughout the United States, whose declining numbers yielded the silence to which her title attests. "What happens in nature is not allowed to happen in the modern, chemical-drenched world," she writes, "where spraying destroys not only the insects but also their principal enemy, the birds. When later there is a resurgence of the insect population, as almost always happens, the birds are not there to keep their numbers in check." The publication of her impeccably reported text helped change that trend by setting off a wave of environmental legislation and galvanizing the nascent ecological movement. It is justly considered a classic, and it is well worth rereading today.
Paperback from Mariner Books

Close to Shore: The Terrifying Shark Attacks of 1916
by Michael Capuzzo
Listed under Fish & Sharks

Newcomb's Wildflower Guide: An Ingenious New Key System for Quick, Positive Field Identification of the Wildflowers, Flowering Shrubs and Vines of N
by Lawrence Newcomb, Gordon Morrison (Illustrator)
(Paperback -- April 1989)

Isaac's Storm : A Man, a Time, and the Deadliest Hurricane in History
by Erik Larson, Isaac Monroe Cline
Listed under Hurricanes

The Woodbook
by Klaus Ulrich Leistikow
Listed under Woodworking

The Founding Fish
The Founding Fish
by John McPhee
Paperback from Farrar Straus & Giroux
Standard Methods for Examination of Water & Wastewater
Standard Methods for Examination of Water & Wastewater
by Lenore S. Clesceri, Am Public Health ASN, Andrew D. Eaton
Hardcover from American Public Health Association
Land Development Calculations: Interactive Tools and Techniques for Site Planning, Analysis and Design
by Walter Martin Hosack
Hardcover from McGraw-Hill Professional
The Beast in the Garden: A Modern Parable of Man and Nature
The Beast in the Garden: A Modern Parable of Man and Nature
by David Baron
Hardcover from W.W. Norton & Company

Mushroom Cultivator: A Practical Guide to Growing Mushrooms at Home
by Paul Stamets, J. S. Chilton
Listed under Mushrooms

Water and Wastewater Calculations Manual
by Shun Dar Lin, C. C. Lee
Book Description: Adapted from the Handbook of Environmental Engineering Calculations, Water and Waste Water Calculations Manual is designed as a quick-reference resource for solving most of the mathematical problems encountered by professionals specializing in water and wastewater. Calculations methods for all areas water and waste water are represented and practical solutions are provided. 

Water and Waste Water Calculations Manual includes such topics as conversion factors, calculations for flows in aquifers, pumping, stream sanitation, techniques for classification of lake water quality, hydraulics for environmental engineers pipe networks for water supply distribution and fundamental concepts of water flow in pipes, weirs, orifices and open channels. 
Paperback from McGraw-Hill Professional


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