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A Cafecito Story (USED)

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A Cafecito Story is a story of love, coffee, birds and hope. It is a beautifully written eco-fable by best-selling author Julia Alvarez. Based on her and her husband's experiences trying to reclaim a small coffee farm in her native Dominican Republic, A Cafecito Story shows how the return to the traditional methods of shade-grown coffee can rehabilitate and rejuvenate the landscape and human culture, while at the same time preserving vital winter habitat for threatened songbirds.
Not a political or environmental polemic, A Cafecito Story is instead a poetic, modern fable about human beings at their best. The challenge of producing coffee is a remarkable test of our ability to live more sustainably, caring for the land, growers, and consumers in an enlightened and just way. Written with Julia Alvarez's deft touch, this is a story that stimulates while it comforts, waking the mind and warming the soul like the first cup of morning coffee. Indeed, this story is best read with a strong cup of organic, shade-grown, fresh-brewed coffee.

A Guide to Rhode Island's Natural Places (USED)

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All About Roses (USED)

All About Roses (USED)

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Whether you're eyeing a hybrid tea you remember from your mother's garden, or one of the new easy-care landscaping varieties, this book makes it easy to add the unmatched beauty of roses to your garden. Inside you'll find:

- Expert advice on choosing the right rose for your space and nurturing it for years of beauty.

- Detailed descriptions of more than 200 varieties of perennials in the illustrated plant encyclopedia.

Beauty in the Street

Beauty in the Street

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Scott Turner has brought to these pages his keen and nuanced sensitivity to the natural world that surrounds us. Turner's engaging prose reminds us how important it is to pay very close attention to nature and appreciate the lessons it can teach us -- over and over again -- about how to live meaningfully. Frederic Reamer, Host, This I Believe: New England, The Public's Radio and Professor, Rhode Island College

Scott Turner's essays display an extraordinarily wide range of knowledge and curiosity about the natural world -- the plants, wild animals (a few of them human), landscapes, weather and the seasons in the countryside, in cities and small towns, on the coasts and in the mountains and, sometimes with mordant humor, humans' reactions to them. We enjoy his take on the tough trees growing in gritty parts of New York City as well as his pleasure hiking in such bucolic settings as the Green Mountains. His observational intensity and precision energize us to appreciate the wonders all around us. Robert Whitcomb, President of The Boston Guardian, GoLocal24.com columnist, former editorial page editor of The Providence Journal and former senior editor at the International Herald Tribune

Bird Wise (USED)

Bird Wise (USED)

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Hummingbirds and herons, pelicans and pigeons, blackbirds, Blue Jays, goldfinches, redpolls, and Yellow-bellied Sapsuckers--these birds and many more flock through the pages of Birdwise, a great kids' introduction to our feathered friends.Did you know that owls can see 100 times better than you can? That a scientist did a mating dance with his whooping crane so that she could lay her eggs? And that you can have fun spotting and looking after the birds in your own neighborhood? This book presents hundreds of fascinating facts and amazing activities that will make you birdwise.Watch birds at home in their nests or in one of the four birdhouses you can build yourself. Observe what different birds eat, and feed them yourself with six special feeders and your own gourmet birdfood. You can even help your feathered friends take baths the way they like: in water and in dust! Starting a feather collection, learning bird songs, birdproofing your windows with a cutout of a hawk, and many more fun projects will keep you wise as an owl.

Birds; 300 Species from Around the World (USED)

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Birdwatcher's Companion with Birds Nature Guide, Notebook, and North American Bird ID Chart

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Climate Sense

Climate Sense

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Like millions of other people, do you feel frozen in place at the mere mention of climate? Do you want to put your head under a pillow and ignore it all? What if you could understand how important you are to our world? This engaging and understandable book takes a hard look at where we are now in terms of the climate changing, and then walks us through actions each person can take. Expect to come away with a clear and inspiring sense of what you can do.
Desert Plants at the Huntington Botanical Gardens; A Curator's Introduction (USED)

Desert Plants at the Huntington Botanical Gardens; A Curator's Introduction (USED)

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This year the Huntington celebrates the centennial of its spectacular desert garden, one of the largest such collections of cacti and other succulents in the world. Visitors to the twelve-acre garden marvel at its more than 3,000 species, including the vivid blue and green Puya, a rare type of bromeliad; the Lithops, or "living stone," whose camouflaged leaves mimic the shape and color of rocks; and the dazzling red, orange, and yellow torch-like blooms of the winter-flowering aloe.
In this beautifully illustrated volume, Lyons draws on decades of experience with these unusual specimens to explore the Huntington's desert garden. He tells of its early development, describes its principal collections, and gives instructions on the care and landscaping of desert gardens.
Does a Lobsterman Wear Pants? (USED)

Does a Lobsterman Wear Pants? (USED)

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While researching background on the lives of Maine lobster fishermen's families for her recent novel The Summer I Dared, best-selling novelist Barbara Delinsky was captivated by all the interesting, amusing, and surprising information she turned up. She collected much of it in this little book, arranged in an entertaining question and answer format. She will be donating her proceeds to the Barbara Delinsky Charitable Foundation for Breast Cancer Research.