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    • Once and Future Giants

    • What Ice Age Extinctions Tell Us About the Fate of Earth's Largest Animals
    • By: Sharon Levy
    • Narrated by: Tamara Marston
    • Length: 10 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
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    In Once and Future Giants, science writer Sharon Levy digs through the evidence surrounding Pleistocene large animal ("megafauna") extinction events worldwide, showing that understanding this history - and our part in it - is crucial for protecting the elephants, polar bears, and other great creatures at risk today. These surviving relatives of the Ice Age beasts now face an intensified replay of that great die-off, as our species usurps the planet's last wild places while driving a warming trend more extreme than any in mammalian history.

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Marsh Builders

    • The Fight for Clean Water, Wetlands, and Wildlife
    • By: Sharon Levy
    • Narrated by: Karen White
    • Length: 12 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In The Marsh Builders, Sharon Levy delves into the intertwined histories of wetlands loss and water pollution. The book's springboard is the tale of a years-long citizen uprising in Humboldt County, California, which led to the creation of one of the first US wetlands designed to treat city sewage. The book explores the global roots of this local story: the cholera epidemics that plagued 19th-century Europe; the researchers who invented modern sewage treatment after bumbling across the insight that microbes break down pollutants in water; and more.

    Regular price: $20.99