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Buried Alive: The Terrifying History of Our Most Primal Fear - Jan Bondeson
Readers of Edgar Allan Poe's tales—just think of The Premature Burial—may comfort themselves with the notion that Poe must have exaggerated: surely people of the 1800s could not have been at risk of being buried alive? But such stories filled medical journals as well as fiction, and fear in the populace was high. It was speculated, from the number of skeletons found in horrific, contorted positions inside their coffins, that ten out of every one hundred people were buried before they were dead.
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The Prairie Builders: Reconstructing America's Lost Grasslands - Sneed B. Collard III
Barely a century ago a vast tallgrass prairie covered America’s heartland. Bison, elk, coyotes, and bear roamed this wilderness. Hundreds of species of prairie plants supported an explosion of birds and insects, including hundreds of kinds of butterflies. By the early part of the twentieth century, however, the tallgrass prairie was gone, its rich soils converted to farms to feed a growing world population. Here, author Sneed B. Collard III tells the remarkable story of an effort to bring back
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Fabulous Fishes - Susan Stockdale
With a simple, rhyming text and brightly colored, richly textured illustrations, author-illustrator Susan Stockdale introduces young readers to different kinds of fish and the underwater world they call home. From the spiky lionfish and the brightly colored clownfish to lanternfishes and hatchetfishes that flash lights so they can find each other in the deepest, darkest parts of the ocean, children will be fascinated by the breadth of sea life depicted. An Afterword offers fascinating facts and
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Have You Ever Seen a Smack of Jellyfish?: An Alphabet Book - Sarah Asper-Smith
After discovering that a group of ferrets is called a business, Sarah Asper-Smith became fascinated with the intersection of language and the natural world. Using bold prints overlaid on vibrant colors, she created Have You Ever Seen a Smack of Jellyfish? to chronicle the poetic words used to describe the magnificent animal kingdom. From a knot of frogs to a watch of nightingales, the book takes the reader on a fascinating journey through the alphabet with animals as their guide, starting with
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Villiyrttikeittokirja - Sami Tallberg
Kirjassa esitellään yli 30 villiyrttiä resepteineen. Näita villiyrttejä kasvaa niin meren rannoilla, kuusimetsissä, niityillä kuin pihapiireissä. Palkitun luontoportti.com:in Jouko Lehmuskallion ottamat erinomaiset tunnistuskuvat, tiivistetty kasvikohtainen informaatio seka keittiömestarin sesonginmukaiset, yksinkertaiset ja herkulliset reseptit kullekin villiyrtille tekevät tästä kirjasta uniikin. Vastaavaa kirjaa ei suomessa ole joka keskittyy villiyrttien käyttöön puhtaasti
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More Life-Size Zoo: An All-New Actual-Size Animal Encyclopedia - Teruyuki Komiya, Kristin Earhart, Junko Miyakoshi, Toshimitsu Matsuhashi, Toshimitsu  Matsuhashi
The actual-size animal photography phenomenon continues with stunning portraits of 20 all-new zoo favorites in More Life-Size Zoo. Whether getting eye-to-eye with a hippopotamus or nose-to-nose with a bison, there's not a zoo in the world where readers can get as close to the animals as they do in this fascinating book. With fun, informative facts complementing the stunning life-size photographs of each animal, More Life-Size Zoo gets readers within arm's length to an orangutan, a baby gibbon,
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Unfit for the Future: The Need for Moral Enhancement - Ingmar Persson, Julian Savulescu
Unfit for the Future argues that the future of our species depends on our urgently finding ways to bring about radical enhancement of the moral aspects of our own human nature. We have rewritten our own moral agenda by the drastic changes we have made to the conditions of life on earth. Advances in technology enable us to exercise an influence that extends all over the world and far into the future. But our moral psychology lags behind and leaves us ill equipped to deal with the challenges we
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Prescription for Nutritional Healing: A Practical A-to-Z Reference to Drug-Free Remedies Using Vitamins, Minerals, Herbs & Food Supplements - Phyllis A. Balch
Natural health's number-one bestseller for more than twenty years, completely revised and updated. With more than five million copies sold, Prescription for Nutritional Healing is the most trusted, comprehensive source on dietary supplements, vitamins, minerals, and herbs. A pioneer in the field of nutritional healing, Phyllis Balch passionately and meticulously researched and compiled this groundbreaking book. Now, a generation later, her message has more relevance than ever: consume fresh