Syd's NON-FICTION picks

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The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism Cover Image
$21.99
ISBN: 9780465049660
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Published: Basic Books - October 25th, 2016

An essential American history book


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Owls of the Eastern Ice: A Quest to Find and Save the World's Largest Owl Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781250798718
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Published: Picador - June 1st, 2021

A fascinating look at one man's search for the elusive fish owl. Informative and entertaining! A great gift for nature lovers, hunters, & anyone interested in Russian culture.


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$27.95
ISBN: 9780807036297
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Published: Beacon Press - August 24th, 2021

A great introduction to how America was formed by and then aggressively campaigned against immigrants who were not "white".


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Mystical Stitches: Embroidery for Personal Empowerment and Magical Embellishment Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9781635863345
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Published: Storey Publishing, LLC - June 22nd, 2021

A gorgeous book for embroidery *and* as a self help craft book. Really fun patterns and enjoyable text


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Stitchcraft: An Embroidery Book of Simple Stitches and Peculiar Patterns Cover Image
$19.95
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ISBN: 9781944515744
Published: Blue Star Press - February 5th, 2019

This book has the coolest anatomy and animal/nature embroidery in it!


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The Cold Vanish: Seeking the Missing in North America's Wilderness Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781538747582
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - July 6th, 2021

Not quite true crime, not quite history, not quite paranormal. This interesting book addresses the unknown human disappearances in North American wilderness. Billman touches on the mystery, the science, and the people behind missing persons cases. An insightful read!


Seed to Dust: Life, Nature, and a Country Garden Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9781771647687
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Published: Greystone Books - May 4th, 2021

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The Lost Spells Cover Image
By Robert MacFarlane, Jackie Morris (Illustrator)
$26.00
ISBN: 9781487007799
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Published: Anansi International - October 27th, 2020

A gorgeous little addition to any bookshelf. Perfect for gift giving! The words and the pictures are of equal beauty.


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A Mind Spread Out on the Ground Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781612198668
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Published: Melville House - August 4th, 2020

A captivating collection of essays on trauma, race, and oppression in North America. Surely heavy topics, but told in such a delicate manner that is easy to digest. Add this to your collection of anti-racist books and decolonization practices.


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How to Catch a Mole: Wisdom from a Life Lived in Nature Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9781771644792
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Published: Greystone Books - October 1st, 2019

A gorgeous book! Part memoir, part nature meditation with poetry! The writing is gorgeous. You'll learn something you didn't know about moles. You'll savor the prose and the poetry at the end of each chapter. Recommended for nature lovers, poets, loners, lovers, and outcasts.


In Praise of Paths: Walking Through Time and Nature Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9781771644952
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Published: Greystone Books - May 5th, 2020

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Birds of Wisconsin Field Guide (Bird Identification Guides) Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9781591939559
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Published: Adventure Publications - April 7th, 2020

Love this small book! Color coded for easily finding birds. Pocket size for carrying everywhere.


The Third Rainbow Girl: The Long Life of a Double Murder in Appalachia Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780316449236
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Published: Hachette Books - January 21st, 2020

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Unfuck Your Boundaries: Build Better Relationships Through Consent, Communication, and Expressing Your Needs Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9781621061007
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Published: Microcosm Publishing - January 14th, 2020

Every one needs to read this and then practice setting and accepting boundaries! Guaranteed to change your life for the better.


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Life Everlasting: The Animal Way of Death Cover Image
$16.99
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ISBN: 9780544002265
Published: Mariner Books - June 4th, 2013

For a book about death, this is full of life! I was amazed at what I learned about beetle behavior and the scavengers and overall how the world wouldn't function without these important animals.