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Under Western Skies: Visionary Gardens from the Rocky Mountains to the Pacific Coast by Jennifer Jewell

No one captures the essence of place quite like Jennifer Jewell. In Under Western Skies, we can take a tour through some of the preeminent gardens of the American West, feeling the awe at the natural beauty and at the ingenuity of the landscaping people have created, so well done that it allows us at times to lose sense of the transition between the two. Under Western Skies captivates, inspires, and swells the soul. — Kalina 

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Under Western Skies: Visionary Gardens from the Rocky Mountains to the Pacific Coast By Jennifer Jewell, Caitlin Atkinson (Photographs by) Cover Image
By Jennifer Jewell, Caitlin Atkinson (Photographs by)
$50.00
ISBN: 9781604699999
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Timber Press - May 11th, 2021

Floret Farm’s Discovering Dahlias by Erin Benzakein

The latest in Floret Farm’s fabulous series, Discovering Dahlias is a reference to turn to again and again to expand your dahlia garden. It has information on growing, harvesting, storing, propagating, and even hybridizing dahlias, as well as a cultivar guide and variety finder. And if you are more interested in being saturated with the flowers than you are in growing them, you have a 200-page photographic feast of gorgeous florals! — Kalina 

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Floret Farm's Discovering Dahlias: A Guide to Growing and Arranging Magnificent Blooms By Erin Benzakein, Julie Chai (With), Jill Jorgensen (With), Chris Benzakein (By (photographer)) Cover Image
By Erin Benzakein, Julie Chai (With), Jill Jorgensen (With), Chris Benzakein (By (photographer))
$24.95
ISBN: 9781452181752
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Chronicle Books - March 9th, 2021

The Lost Family: How DNA Testing Is Upending Who We Are by Libby Copeland

What happens when you spit into a tube and discover that you were adopted? How can “discovering” our genetic ancestry affect, sometimes radically, our identities and self-understanding? If we know that race is socially constructed, why do so many people still think, incorrectly, that it is biologically determined? And since our genes are shared with our biological relatives, how do we conceive of and regulate genetic privacy? As biotechnology improves, these questions are increasingly relevant. Weaving biology with personal stories, Copeland explores the draws and dangers of at-home DNA testing, showing that despite the scientific potential, direct-to-consumer DNA testing currently remains a predominantly commercial enterprise. — Kalina

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The Lost Family: How DNA Testing Is Upending Who We Are By Libby Copeland Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781419747939
Availability: Backordered
Published: Abrams Press - June 1st, 2021

Still Running: The Art of Meditation in Motion by Vanessa Zuisei Goddard

Still Running takes us on a "moving meditation." Combining decades of experience as a runner and Zen practitioner and teacher, Goddard blends the arts of moving and stillness and encourages us to become closer while traveling farther. A guidebook for starting or continuing your running practice with a renewed beginner's body, mind, and spirit...gentle enough even for those of us who struggle most. — Kalina

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Still Running: The Art of Meditation in Motion By Vanessa Zuisei Goddard Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781611808193
Availability: Not On Our Shelves, But Available from Warehouse - Usually Delivers in 3-14 Days
Published: Shambhala - August 11th, 2020

Unforgettable Journeys: Slow Down and See the World

With scenic photographs and vivid vignettes of everything from day trips to multi-month adventures by foot, road, bike, rail, and water, Unforgettable Journeys transports you through some of the planet’s most beautiful and remote routes. Feed your wanderlust while sheltering in place…and take some mental notes about where to venture when we can finally get back out there! This book is for everyone.  — Kalina

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Unforgettable Journeys: Slow Down and See the World By DK Eyewitness Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781465497826
Availability: Not On Our Shelves, But Available from Warehouse - Usually Delivers in 3-14 Days
Published: DK Eyewitness Travel - October 27th, 2020

Human Nature: Planet Earth in Our Time Edited by Geoff Blackwell & Ruth Hobday

In this disquieting new book, 12 photographers team up to expose the world’s imminent decay at our own hands: poaching, habitat destruction, factory farms, pollution, ocean acidification, climate change. The heartbreakingly beautiful photographs capture and crush the soul. Read the photographers insights for “the stories behind” and glimmers of hope. — Kalina

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Human Nature: Planet Earth In Our Time, Twelve Photographers Address the Future of the Environment By Geoff Blackwell (Editor), Ruth Hobday (Editor) Cover Image
By Geoff Blackwell (Editor), Ruth Hobday (Editor)
$45.00
ISBN: 9781797205915
Availability: This item is likely out of print! We may be able to order it from the publisher. If it's unavailable, we will refund you ASAP.
Published: Chronicle Books - October 20th, 2020

To the Lake by Kapka Kassabova

Like a carp along the bottom of the lake, Kassabova stirs through the murky depths of the Balkan past. As she journeys through her grandmother's place of origin, the people and places she encounters tell the stories of a region long defined by conflict. Part biography, part history, part geography, To the Lake is a pellucid reflection of the weight and trauma of national division, and an urgent call to overcome it. Prepare for a deep dive! —Kalina

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To the Lake: A Balkan Journey of War and Peace By Kapka Kassabova Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781644450260
Availability: Backordered
Published: Graywolf Press - August 4th, 2020

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