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The World Itself: Consciousness and the Everything of Physics

An excellent addition to any science collection, Danielsson’s book serves as an exceptional ingress into the universe of theoretical physics and how it relates to a diverse cross section of human interests.

The Hidden Company That Trees Keep: Life from Treetops to Root Tips

This one belongs in every academic library and in most public libraries. Highly recommended.

Tenacious Beasts: Wildlife Recoveries That Change How We Think About Animals

This makes for an excellent recommendation to readers searching for thoughtful but hopeful books on the future of nature.
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Hanging Out: The Radical Power of Killing Time

This book is recommended for those interested in social theory, time management, and relationships.
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Sexuality Beyond Consent: Risk, Race, Traumatophilia

A powerful examination of clinical data alongside popular culture, this is a theoretical text appropriate for university-level classes on gender and sexuality. It also includes elements that will be of interest to general readers tired of self-help books designed to “fix” brokenness and interested in exploring what it means to find worth in and through trauma.
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Native Agency: Indians in the Bureau of Indian Affairs

A critical addition to sociological, historical, and anthropological collections, this book provides a multifaceted account of working within the BIA. Lambert has a rich perspective as a citizen of the Choctaw Nation, anthropologist, and former United States government employee.
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Cancel Wars: How Universities Can Foster Free Speech, Promote Inclusion, and Renew Democracy

Recommended for all education collections.
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Love Stories: Uplifting True Stories About Love

Together, it forms a story told through multiple voices that reminds readers that the ineluctable links between heartache and romance are what make emotions (and relationships) so worthwhile.

Emotional Labor: The Invisible Work Shaping Our Lives and How To Claim Our Power

This is a call to action for individuals and the organizations that sustain these practices.
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The Story of Abortion in America: A Street-Level History, 1652–2022

While the authors have done significant research in some areas, the book’s shortcomings result in the need for a library to have significant, additional material on hand to provide other perspectives and more solid facts.

Womb: The Inside Story of Where We All Began

A revelatory, straightforward, and important work.
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Teaching Fear: How We Learn To Fear Crime and Why It Matters

Recommended for educators, parents, and readers interested in gender identity, politics, and law.
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Sorry, Sorry, Sorry: The Case for Good Apologies

Useful, helpful, and full of relevant examples to illustrate how to improve one’s apology skills.
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Bloodbath Nation

Not a comfortable read but rather a work that deals with the societal consequences of sacrificing thousands of lives. Ideal for libraries with collections on both gun control and sociology.
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Beaverland: How One Weird Rodent Made America

A fascinating and unexpected exploration that gives beavers a deserved spotlight.
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The Matter of Everything: How Curiosity, Physics, and Improbable Experiments Changed the World

Readers curious about the important breakthroughs in physics will appreciate this conceptualized overview of some of the most innovative and influential experiments, which advanced the understanding of the fundamental nature of reality.
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Shark: Why We Need To Save the World’s Most Misunderstood Predator

The information in this enjoyable book will cause readers to ponder whether sharks are really the scary creatures that humans project them to be.
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Oil Beach: How Toxic Infrastructure Threatens Life in the Ports of Los Angeles and Beyond

Having thoroughly researched the environmental impact of these ports, Dunbar-Hester makes the case that San Pedro Bay has become a sacrifice zone to oil distribution and expanding global trade, with some environmental mitigation considered a cost of doing business.
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The Milky Way: An Autobiography of Our Galaxy

Listeners won’t want to miss this educational and fun take on the stars.
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The Abortion Caravan

Although Wells’s book chronicles a Canadian story, this timely book would be an excellent addition to any nonfiction audio collection.
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Doctors and Distillers: The Remarkable Medicinal History of Beer, Wine, Spirits, and Cocktails

This quirky history is both entertaining and informative; an ideal recommendation for anyone who enjoyed Amy Stewart’s Drunken Botanist or Lydia Kang’s Quackery.

Endless Forms: The Secret World of Wasps

Engaging, informative, and fun, this audio will be a hit with popular science and nonfiction readers.

100 Animals That Can F*cking End You

Recommended for nature lovers, anyone who spends time watching cute animal videos, and science buffs. Some adult language is included, so beware of recommending to young children. Do your patrons a favor and make this delightful audio book available to them. Most everyone else will thank you.
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Taming the Potted Beast: The Strange and Sensational History of the Not-So-Humble Houseplant

Part microhistory, part tips and tricks, this book is ideal for beginners and experts alike. A great read for all those who love their flora.

Starry Messenger: Cosmic Perspectives on Civilization

Tyson’s warmth and erudition make him a superb narrator of this excellent, thought-provoking book. A must-have for all public libraries.
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Birds, Beasts, and Bedlam: Turning My Farm into an Ark for Lost Species

This entertaining listen will appeal to patrons hungry to learn more about science, environment, ecology, animal husbandry, and how one person can make a real difference.
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Virology: Essays for the Living, the Dead, and the Small Things in Between

Osmundson brings passion and emotion into these thoughtful and insightful essays while presenting citable facts to back up his point of view. This is one biology lesson readers won’t want to skip.
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What If? 2: Additional Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions

Libraries who serve any nerds should snap up this gem. Great on its own, and also a wonderful accompaniment to the print version of Munroe’s delightful book.
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Cheap Land Colorado: Off-Gridders at America’s Edge

Readers who enjoyed Tara Westover’s Educated will be drawn to Conover’s book. An excellent addition to any nonfiction collection that provides a glimpse into a little-known community.
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Wild Miami: Explore the Amazing Nature in and Around South Florida

Recommended for all libraries, particularly those in the southeastern region of the United States.
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The Land Beneath the Ice: The Pioneering Years of Radar Exploration in Antarctica

Recommended for all science collections.
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As Gods: A Moral History of the Genetic Age

An excellent book for those interested in genetics or the impact of science on society.

Between Light and Storm: How We Live with Other Species

This work has the capacity to forever change the thinking about humans’ relationship to animals and to lead to constructive ways of dealing with issues for the betterment of both. It belongs on the shelves of all academic and large public libraries.
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Why Am I Taller?: What Happens to an Astronaut’s Body in Space

Space buffs will likely find this an intriguing and informative peek into the various ways that space travel affects the human body.
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Remnants of Ancient Life: The New Science of Old Fossils

An accessible book on ancient life that focuses as much on chemistry as on biology.
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Vanishing Sands: Losing Beaches to Mining

An informative, detailed, extensively documented scholarly examination of sand mining and its associated issues that will appeal to geologists, environmentalists, and those concerned about climate change.
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Of Ice and Men: How We’ve Used Cold To Transform Humanity

Hogge makes many fascinating points and digressions in this casual history about applications of cold.
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Screaming on the Inside: The Unsustainability of American Motherhood

Though the info might not be surprising, this is a validating look at contemporary parenting.
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Unequal Cities: Overcoming Anti-Urban Bias To Reduce Inequality in the United States

The book covers perspectives already extensively discussed in urban literature.
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Astrotopia: The Dangerous Religion of the Corporate Space Race

A singular perspective on space technology, with unexpected comparisons to colonialism that will make readers think twice about the future of humanity on other planets.
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Writing the Revolution: Wikipedia and the Survival of Facts in the Digital Age

Ford pushes readers to more deeply understand how pieces of information become accepted, often unquestioned facts online and issues a call to promote data literacy. Highly recommended.
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Why Public Space Matters

Scholarly but still accessible to planners, activists, students, and general readers alike. A thoughtful and engaging exploration of mostly urban public spaces and why they matter for communities that care about socially just, equitable, sustainable, and flourishing societies.
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Cheap Land Colorado: Off-Gridders at America’s Edge

A raw, revealing, and effective look at life on the rural perimeters of society.
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Ride or Die: A Feminist Manifesto for the Well-Being of Black Women

Perfect for fans of Brittney Cooper’s Eloquent Rage and Mikki Kendall’s Hood Feminism.
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Queer Career: Sexuality and Work in Modern America

A fascinating and thought-provoking look into the relationship between sexual orientation and employment.
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A Cultural History of Shopping

Academic libraries should seriously consider adding this set (in one form or the other), as its interdisciplinary approach will support many departments and research paths.
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Indigenous Firsts: A History of Native American Achievements and Events

This painstakingly researched compendium, compiled by authors who are themselves Indigenous “firsts,” is an affordable and essential purchase for all reference collections.
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Jesintel: Living Wisdom from Coast Salish Elders

A rich visual feast that honors Pacific Northwest Indigenous life.
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The Alien Perspective: A New View of Humanity and the Cosmos

This is an excellent book for readers wanting to understand life here and elsewhere.
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Hate and Reconciliation: Approaches to Fostering Relationships Between People and Peace

Recommended for academic libraries, particularly those with psychology or criminology programs.
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How the Victorians Took Us to the Moon: The Story of the 19th-Century Innovators Who Forged Our Future

This thematic summary of the influence of Victorian innovation goes beyond the well-known names and also notes the leading role that imperialism played in the success of this era. Recommended for history of science audiences.
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The Trauma of Caste: A Dalit Feminist Meditation on Survivorship, Healing, and Abolition

An important account of caste discrimination.

The Pandemic Divide: How COVID Increased Inequality in America

Required, essential reading for Americans trying to reconcile their pandemic experiences.
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Disability Pride: Dispatches from a Post-ADA World

A sincere, thoughtful look at the advances made by the disabled community that deserve celebration and the improvements still to be made in all areas.
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How Sex Changed the Internet and the Internet Changed Sex: A History

This book is perfect for readers interested in how society reached the point it is at today with the internet and sex and the issues that have emerged.

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Democracy in the Present Tense: A Queer-Feminist Theory

This book will appeal and prove helpful to academic collections and scholarship examining political science through the lens of queer studies.

Butts: A Backstory

A fun, fascinating, and surprisingly empowering exploration of the history and cultural significance of the butt.
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Listen, World! How the Intrepid Elsie Robinson Became America’s Most-Read Woman

. This engaging and well-researched biography reads like a novel and should appeal to readers interested in journalism, women’s studies, and adventure tales alike.

Liberated to the Bone: Histories. Bodies. Futures

Visceral and readable without ever feeling too steeped in theory or jargon, Raffo’s accessible book helps show that roots matter more than what many see and that change is impossible without a real weeding, a structural dismantling of what people prefer to simply cover up or look away from.

The Trayvon Generation

Hearing this work is a simultaneously motivating and heartbreaking experience. An absolute must-listen and essential purchase for all libraries.
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Some of My Best Friends: Essays on Lip Service

A great addition to any collection where thought-provoking essays are popular.
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Bodies on the Line: At the Front Lines of the Fight To Protect Abortion in America

Recommended for medium and large public libraries and any other libraries where women’s issues are strong circulators.
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Off the Edge: Flat Earthers, Conspiracy Culture, and Why People Will Believe Anything

Those who value information literacy will love hearing what this book reveals. Recommended.
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The Hawk’s Way: Encounters with Fierce Beauty

Though listeners must rely on a supplemental pdf to view photographs of Montgomery’s training and close-ups of the hawks, the author’s irrepressible enthusiasm, vivid oral storytelling, and a brief clip of hawk sounds make this short listen, that grips and soars, an essential purchase.
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Smashing Statues: The Rise and Fall of America’s Public Monuments

Narrator Heather Masters’s clear voice, excellent enunciation, and measured delivery allow the often shocking stories behind some of the United States’ most famous monuments, such as the U.S. Capitol Building’s Freedom Statue and Mount Rushmore, to stand on their own.
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Knocked Down: A High-Risk Memoir

Captivating and wonderfully written, a print version or the upcoming audiobook narrated by the author is best for collections.
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On Tyranny, Expanded Audio Edition: Updated with Twenty New Lessons from Russia’s War on Ukraine

A first purchase for any library’s audio collection.
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The Premonitions Bureau: A True Account of Death Foretold

Rhind-Tutt’s well-paced narration is clear and sincere, perfectly matching the balanced tone of Knight’s deeply researched, enjoyably diverting social history. Recommended for all nonfiction collections.
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Rise: A Pop History of Asian America from the Nineties to Now

This heartfelt and entertaining chronicle serves as a showcase for exceptional Asian American audiobook narrators. A must-listen for pop culture buffs.
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The Battle Cry of the Siamese Kitten: Even More Tales from the Accidental Veterinarian

An entertaining, simple book, worthwhile for any library. This volume fits perfectly with Schott’s two previous “The Accidental Veterinarian” books.
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Back to the Moon: The Next Giant Leap for Humankind

Share this timely book with anyone interested in cosmology or the possibilities of future lunar exploration.

Seeing Science: The Art of Making the Invisible Visible

A worthy addition to any science collection, featuring stunning full-color images with broad appeal for multiple levels of engagement.
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The Rescue Effect: The Key to Saving Life on Earth

Socially conscious readers wanting to avoid doomsday environmental messaging will likely appreciate this one.
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The Afterlife in Popular Culture: Heaven, Hell, and the Underworld in the American Imagination

O’Neill incorporates many examples from young-adult fiction as he provides clear, nonjudgmental evidence of the American fascination with, rather than fear of, life after death, focusing on the prevalent theme of optimism.
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Latino Almanac: From Early Explorers to Corporate Leaders

Despite some flaws, this wide-ranging, clearly written volume will help researchers understand the past, present, and potential future of Latinos in the United States.
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The Worth of Water: Our Story of Chasing Solutions to the World’s Greatest Challenge

A sensitive call to action for a very worthy cause: working to get clean water and sanitation for the poorest populations on our planet.
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The Monster’s Bones: The Discovery of T. Rex and How It Shook Our World

Recommended for history readers and dinosaur lovers.
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The Power of Regret: How Looking Backward Moves Us Forward

An excellent choice for libraries with patrons interested in social sciences. The tips to help overcome regret add a self-help component, which will attract an even wider audience.
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Extreme North: A Cultural History

Jonathan Yen’s confident delivery and masterful pronunciations of the many non-English terms draw listeners into Brunner’s descriptions of the almost magical beauty of the far North, while his expressive readings of the racist and pseudoscientific perversions of the region (by Nazis and other white supremacists) will stay with listeners long after the audiobook has ended.
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It Was Vulgar and It Was Beautiful: How AIDS Activists Used Art To Fight a Pandemic

Lowery’s interviews with the members of the collective provides a sweeping look at the movements that changed the way in which people view government inaction, greed, and the stigma surrounding AIDS. Adam conveys the emotions of the collective members, adding a singular depth to the account. Lowery provides a well-organized list of sources for listeners who wish to learn more.
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The High Sierra: A Love Story

This would be a good addition to any memoir or travel collection, but it’s also a fun “armchair” hiking experience for those who typically don’t care for outdoor sports. Pair the audio with the text version, which contains photographs and other supplemental materials to enhance the reading experience.

Atlas of the Heart: Mapping Meaningful Connection and the Language of Human Experience

Most libraries will want multiple copies of this outstanding audio production.
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Stalking the Atomic City: Life Among the Decadent and the Depraved of Chornobyl

This first translated work from an important Ukrainian voice is an interesting addition to any public library collection.
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Darwin’s Love of Life: A Singular Case of Biophilia

A wonderful holistic understanding of Charles Darwin’s life and his own evolution. Recommended for fans of biologist/writer E. O. Wilson.
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Time To Think Small: How Nimble Environmental Technologies Can Solve the Planet’s Biggest Problems

Myers’s call-to-action and survey of current tech may appeal to environmentally conscious readers.
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Queer Silence: On Disability and Rhetorical Absence

Recommended. Academic readers interested in theoretical and rhetorical analysis in queer and disability studies will find cutting-edge thought.
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Blunt Instruments: Recognizing Racist Cultural Infrastructure in Memorials, Museums, and Patriotic Practices

Hass offers a powerful exposé of the persistence of race in the ongoing public dialogue about citizenship and belonging.
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Getting Me Cheap: How Low-Wage Work Traps Women and Girls in Poverty

Readers will leave with a better understanding of the complexity of the lives of women working in low-wage jobs and what needs to change to provide them with the support they need.
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Mardi Gras Indians

Williams’s concise book effectively synthesizes numeral primary and secondary sources into an excellent overview of the origins of Mardi Gras tribes and the reasons for their continued endurance. Particularly recommended for libraries looking to add to collections on Black American cultural traditions.
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Speculative Futures: Design Approaches To Navigate Change, Foster Resilience, and Co-Create the Cities We Need

Recommended for all big-city libraries.
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Making Americans: Stories of Historic Struggles, New Ideas, and Inspiration in Immigrant Education

A thoughtful, engaging book for any reader interested in immigrant education.

My People: Five Decades of Writing About Black Lives

Hunter-Gault’s book makes it easy to revisit difficult historical moments and envision better choices, better outcomes, and better futures.
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White Women: Everything You Already Know About Your Own Racism and How To Do Better

A must-read for all who have grown tired and weary of those who want to preserve the niceness of social interactions because of the way a situation looks instead of placing importance on what the reality is.
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Life As Told by a Sapiens to a Neanderthal

Although an indirect way to approach a subject, even in translation there is literary sparkle to the text and plenty to learn.
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Corporal Cannon: A Female Marine in Afghanistan

Highly recommended for all public libraries.
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Parasites: The Inside Story

A well-organized, -researched, and -illustrated overview of the parasitic world.
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The Year of the Puppy: How Dogs Become Themselves

Recommended for all libraries, especially those serving dog lovers.
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Love Immortal: Antique Photographs and Stories of Dogs and Their People

Fans of historic photography and dog lovers will relish Cavo’s book.
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How To Speak Whale: A Voyage into the Future of Animal Communication

Environmentalists and general science enthusiasts will enjoy joining Mustill on his quest to understand whales.
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The Creative Lives of Animals

This broad survey of creative animal behavior will appeal to artists of all types and to animal lovers.
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