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1,001 Things You Always Wanted to Know About Cats

1,001 Things You Always Wanted to Know About Cats

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Think you know everything about your feline companion?

In 1,001 Things You Always Wanted to Know About Cats, trivia specialist and certified cat fancier J. Stephen Lang puts your whisker wisdom to the test with 1,001 tantalizing trivia tidbits. From myths and legends to famous cat lovers (and haters), ""catty"" phrases to cartoon kitties, bewildering behavioral quirks to mating and motherhood, you'll learn about:
* five U.S. presidents who adored cats . . . and one who hated them with a passion!
* why cats enjoy kneading their human companions with their paws;
* a breed of cat with webbed feet who swims for his seafood supper!
* the most popular male and female cat names today.

With these and 997 other delicious trivia morsels, you'll discover an abundance of unexpected delights on every page!

1,001 Ways to Save the Earth

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The latest in our top-selling series of colorful, chunky handbooks, "1,001 Ways to Save the Earth" proves that simple ideas can have major environmental impact. Here are easy tips for every budget and every day, from taking canvas shopping bags to the grocery store to purchasing greenenergy "off sets" to make up for unavoidable carbon dioxide emissions. Cutting-edge ideas for supporting alternative energy and reducing consumption will inspire veteran recyclers. Plus, the book itself is printed with vegetable-based inks on paper from sustainably managed forests. Practical, positive, and easy to use, "1,001 Ways to Save the Earth" is a book none of us can afford to miss.
10 Secrets My Dog Taught Me

10 Secrets My Dog Taught Me

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Poignant, funny tales about a man and his dog - and the lessons learned about responsibility and enduring friendship.

It is love at first sight when Carlo De Vito, an aspiring book editor, first meets Exley, the rambunctious, rescued German Shorthair Pointer he adopts and who becomes his faithful companion. In 10 Secrets My Dog Taught Me, De Vito writes about their experiences growing up together - and the life lessons that invariably result from their adventures. Ultimately, when his beloved friend is gone, De Vito discovers some thruths about love, loss, and lasting friendship.

"It had been Exley's job to raise me. All that time we had been having fun, going for walks, getting into trouble, being companions and friends in some great adventure. And I had spent so much time teaching him to sit, stay, lie down, roll over. But all along, he had been teaching me. It is the child that makes the man, and in this case it was a dog. All along it had been the dog doing the teaching, not me. How do you like that? And I love him for it to this day and will for the rest of my life."

Writing in the heartwarming, bestselling tradition of Pack of Two and My Dog Skip, De Vito captures the spirit of that tie in a way that will resonate with not only dog lovers, but all those who share their heart and home with a pet.

10 Things to Know About Bees and Other Stinging Insects

10 Things to Know About Bees and Other Stinging Insects

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Presents methods to prevent or treat the painful retaliations of wasps, bees, and other stinging insects. This book provides information needed to stay safe from these airborne antagonists, including details on insect and sting identification, symptoms, treatment, prevention, and homeopathic remedies.

10% Human: How Your Body's Microbes Hold the Key to Health and Happiness

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10,000 Year Explosion: How Civilization Accelerated Human Evolution

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10,000 Year Explosion: How Civilization Accelerated Human Evolution

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Resistance to malaria. Blue eyes. Lactose tolerance. What do all of these traits have in common? Every one of them has emerged in the last 10,000 years.


Scientists have long believed that the "great leap forward" that occurred some 40,000 to 50,000 years ago in Europe marked end of significant biological evolution in humans. In this stunningly original account of our evolutionary history, top scholars Gregory Cochran and Henry Harpending reject this conventional wisdom and reveal that the human species has undergone a storm of genetic change much more recently. Human evolution in fact accelerated after civilization arose, they contend, and these ongoing changes have played a pivotal role in human history. They argue that biology explains the expansion of the Indo-Europeans, the European conquest of the Americas, and European Jews' rise to intellectual prominence. In each of these cases, the key was recent genetic change: adult milk tolerance in the early Indo-Europeans that allowed for a new way of life, increased disease resistance among the Europeans settling America, and new versions of neurological genes among European Jews.


Ranging across subjects as diverse as human domestication, Neanderthal hybridization, and IQ tests, Cochran and Harpending's analysis demonstrates convincingly that human genetics have changed and can continue to change much more rapidly than scientists have previously believed. A provocative and fascinating new look at human evolution that turns conventional wisdom on its head, The 10,000 Year Explosion reveals the ongoing interplay between culture and biology in the making of the human race.

100 Facts About Pandas

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Pandas are irresistible and people think they know a lot about them. But only the true panda expert knows:

-The age of a panda can be determined by measuring the distance between its nipples
-In Egyptian hieroglyphics, the panda symbol means "notwithstanding"
-Prince's song "Purple Rain" was inspired by the mixed emotions he feels about pandas

Smart, funny, and chock-full of panda pictures, 100 Facts About Pandas will astonish and entertain both animal lovers and everyone who laughed their way through The Book of Bunny Suicides and F U, Penguin.

100 Heartbeats: A Journey to Meet Our Planet's Endangered Animals and the Heroes

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