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Mikhail, Alan

Summary: Osman, the founder of the Ottoman Empire, had a dream in which a tree sprouted from his navel. As the tree grew, its shade covered the earth; as Osman's empire grew, it, too, covered the earth. This is the most widely accepted foundation myth of the longest-lasting empire in the history of Islam, and offers a telling clue to its unique legacy. Underlying every aspect of the Ottoman Empire's...

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Publisher / Publication Date: The University of Chicago Press 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 956 MIK

Frankopan, Peter

Summary: "Global warming is one of the greatest dangers mankind faces today. Even as temperatures increase, sea levels rise, and natural disasters escalate, our current environmental crisis feels difficult to predict and understand. But climate change and its effects on us are not new. In a bold narrative that spans centuries and continents, Peter Frankopan argues that nature has always played a...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2023

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McNeill, J. R.

Summary: "In the course of the twentieth century the human race, without intending anything of the sort, has undertaken a giant, uncontrolled experiment on the earth. In time, according to J.R. McNeill in his startling new book, the environmental dimension of twentieth-century history will overshadow the importance of events like the world wars, the rise and fall of communism, and the spread of mass...

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Publisher / Publication Date: W.W. Norton & Company 2001

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Schama, Simon.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Vintage Books 1996

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 304 SCH

Grinspoon, David Harry

Summary: "A NASA astrobiologist outlines optimistic messages about humanity's future in the face of climate change, explaining how the human role in managing the planet's evolution is determining the course of life,"--NoveList

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Publisher / Publication Date: Grand Central Publishing 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 577 GRI

Pierce, Daniel S.

Summary: "In this book, Daniel S. Pierce examines land use in the Smokies over the centuries, describing the pageant of peoples who have inhabited these mountains and then focusing on the twentieth-century movement to create a national park." "Drawing on previously unexplored archival materials, Pierce presents the most balanced account available of the development of the park. He tells how park...

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Publisher / Publication Date: University of Tennessee Press 2000

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 976 PIE

Ackerman, Diane

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Summary: "Humans have subdued 75 percent of the land surface, concocted a wizardry of industrial and medical marvels, strung lights all across the darkness. We tinker with nature at every opportunity; we garden the planet with our preferred species of plants and animals, many of them invasive; and we have even altered the climate, threatening our own extinction. Yet we reckon with our own destructive...

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Publisher / Publication Date: W.W. Norton & Company 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 577 ACK

Cook, Charles

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Publisher / Publication Date: Contemporary Books 2001

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 508 COO

Ackerman, Diane

Summary: In this landmark book, Ackerman confronts the unprecedented reality that one prodigiously intelligent and meddlesome creature, Homo sapiens, is now the dominant force shaping the future of planet Earth and takes her readers on an exhilarating journey through this new reality, introducing many of the people and ideas now creating--perhaps saving--our future and that of our fellow creatures.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2014

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 577 ACK

Steinberg, Theodore

Summary: Down to earth offers a sweeping history of our nation, one that places the environment at the very center of our story. Ted Steinberg sweeps across the centuries, re-envisioning the story of America as he recounts how the environment has played a key role in virtually every social, economic, and political development. Ranging from the colonists' attempts to impose order on the land to the...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Oxford University Press 2002

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 333.7 STE

West, Elliott

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Publisher / Publication Date: University Press of Kansas 1998

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 978 West,

Crofton, Ian

Summary: The Little Book of Big History is an endeavor to encapsulate the entire story of the cosmos, from the Big Bang to the current day, into an engaging and comprehensive narrative. Combining methods from history, astronomy, physics, and biology to draw together the big story arcs of how the universe was created, why planets formed, and how life developed, the result is a unique perspective of...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Pegasus Books 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 909 CRO

Dartnell, Lewis

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Summary: "Being Human is history made flesh. It will change the way you see the world. We are a wonder of evolution. Powerful yet dextrous, instinctive yet thoughtful, we are expert communicators and innovators. Our exceptional abilities have created the civilisation we know today. But we're also deeply flawed. Our bodies break, choke and fail, whether we're kings or peasants. Diseases thwart our...

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Publisher / Publication Date: The Bodley Head 2023

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Cameron, Sharon

Summary: "In 1946, Eva leaves behind the rubble of Berlin for the streets of New York City, stepping from the fiery aftermath of one war into another, far colder one, where power is more important than principles, and lies are more plentiful than the truth. Eva holds the key to a deadly secret: Project Bluebird -- a horrific experiment of the concentration camps, capable of tipping the balance of world...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Press 2021

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1 available in Young Adult Fiction, Call number: YA FIC CAM

Summary: Children are used to hearing about how important it is to protect nature, but they may not fully understand how the natural world can positively impact their emotional wellbeing. With that in mind, this book looks to show children how nature can be fun, uplifting, consoling and even offer companionship.

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Publisher / Publication Date: The School of Life 2022

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J304.2 SCH

Morrow, Susan Brind.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin 2004

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 974.7 MOR

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