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Alive! Extraordinary Stories of Ordinary People Who Survived Deadly Tornadoes, Avalanches, Shipwrecks and More! Alive! Extraordinary Stories of Ordinary People Who Survived Deadly Tornadoes, Avalanches, Shipwrecks and More!
by Reader's Digest Editors

Readers will be on the edge of their seats as they are drawn into the dramatic tales of everyday people suddenly cast into life or death situations. Whether out on a planned adventure or simply in the wrong place at the wrong time, the heroes of these stories are connected by their fierce desire to survive against all odds.



Clean Energy Nation: Freeing America From the Tyranny of Fossil Fuels Clean Energy Nation: Freeing America From the Tyranny of Fossil Fuels
by Congressman Jerry McNerney, Ph.D. and Martin Cheek

Congressman Jerry McNerny, Ph.D. and Martin Cheek offer a frank, unbiased discussion of our dual energy crisis: rapidly depleting oil resources accompanied by dramatic climate changes. Then, without glossing over the obstacles, the authors explore what can be done -- and what is already working -- to resolve the problem.



ZooBorns: The Newest, Cutest Animals from the World's Zoos and Aquariums ZooBorns: The Newest, Cutest Animals from the World's Zoos and Aquariums
by Andrew Bleiman and Chris Eastland

ZooBorns showcases the newest and cutest animal babies from accredited zoos and aquariums around the world. With interesting animal facts and background stories on the featured babies, ZooBorns illustrates the connections between zoo births and conservation initiatives in the wild.



Go Green: How to Build an Earth-Friendly Community Go Green: How to Build an Earth-Friendly Community
by Nancy H. Taylor

GO GREEN is an indispendable resource for the grown-up greenies who have accepted the philosophy and are ready to spread it. There is a huge movement already underway toward going green, living sustainably, and creating a smaller carbon footprint.



Dark Summit: The True Story of Everest's Most Controversial Season Dark Summit: The True Story of Everest's Most Controversial Season
by Nick Heil

On May 15, 2006, a young British climber named David Sharp lay dying near the top of Mount Everest while forty other climbers walked past him on their way to the summit.



Ask Now the Beasts: Our Kinship with Animals Wild and Domestic Ask Now the Beasts: Our Kinship with Animals Wild and Domestic
by Ruth Rudner

Ask Now the Beasts is a beautiful meditation on how we relate to animals: sometimes loving, sometimes misguided, often exploitive, often with genuine concern.



Global Warning: The Last Chance for Change Global Warning: The Last Chance for Change
by Paul Brown and Gerd Leipold

Scientists may still be discussing what caused the disappearance of the once-dominant dinosaurs, but there is no doubt among any of them what is causing the current round of mass extinctions. It is mankind.