Holiday Recommendations - Adult Science & Nature

Owls of the Eastern Ice: A Quest to Find and Save the World's Largest Owl Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780374228484
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - August 4th, 2020

A New York Times Notable Book of 2020
Longlisted for the National Book Award
Winner of the PEN/E.O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award and the Minnesota Book Award for General Nonfiction
A Finalist for the Stanford Dolman Travel Book of the Year Award


Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9781571311771
Availability: Available from Warehouse
Published: Milkweed Editions - October 13th, 2020

A New York Times Bestseller
A Washington Post Bestseller
A Los Angeles Times Bestseller
Named a Best Essay Collection of the Decade by Literary Hub
A Book Riot Favorite Summer Read of 2020
A Food Tank Fall 2020 Reading Recommendation


World of Wonders: In Praise of Fireflies, Whale Sharks, and Other Astonishments Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9781571313652
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Published: Milkweed Editions - September 8th, 2020

A New York Times Best Seller
Barnes & Noble 2020 Book of the Year
A Kirkus Prize Finalist for Nonfiction
A Southern Book Prize Finalist
An NPR Best Book of 2020
An Esquire Best Book of 2020
A BookPage Best Book of 2020
A New York Public Library Best Book of 2020


Magdalena: River of Dreams: A Story of Colombia Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780375410994
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Published: Knopf - September 15th, 2020

A captivating new book from Wade Davis--award-winning, best-selling author and National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence for more than a decade--that brings vividly to life the story of the great Río Magdalena, illuminating Colombia's complex past, present, and future


The bird book for birders and nonbirders alike that will excite and inspire by providing a new and deeper understanding of what common, mostly backyard, birds are doing—and why

"Can birds smell?"; "Is this the same cardinal that was at my feeder last year?"; "Do robins 'hear' worms?"


Vesper Flights Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780802128812
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Published: Grove Press - August 25th, 2020

Animals don't exist in order to teach us things, but that is what they have always done, and most of what they teach us is what we think we know about ourselves.


Stuff You Should Know: An Incomplete Compendium of Mostly Interesting Things Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781250268501
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Published: Flatiron Books - November 24th, 2020

From the duo behind the massively successful and award-winning podcast Stuff You Should Know comes an unexpected look at things you thought you knew.


Seven and a Half Lessons About the Brain Cover Image
$24.00
ISBN: 9780358157144
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Published: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - November 17th, 2020

From the author of How Emotions Are Made, a myth-busting primer on the brain in the tradition of Seven Brief Lessons on Physics and Astrophysics for People in a Hurry.
 
Have you ever wondered why you have a brain? Let renowned neuroscientist Lisa Feldman Barrett demystify that big gray blob between your ears.


The Sediments of Time: My Lifelong Search for the Past Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780358206675
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Published: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - November 10th, 2020

"Extraordinary . . .


Fossil Men: The Quest for the Oldest Skeleton and the Origins of Humankind Cover Image
$32.50
ISBN: 9780062410283
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Published: William Morrow - November 10th, 2020

"Riveting. ... Pattison's uncanny ability [is] to write evocatively about science. ... In this, he is every bit as good as the best scientist writers." New York Times Book Review (Editors' Choice) 

"Brilliant. ... A work of staggering depth." —Minneapolis Star Tribune


How to Hold Animals Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781982155919
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Published: Scribner - November 3rd, 2020

How to Hold Animals is the irresistible guide to holding more than forty critters according to advice from wildlife specialists.


Apollo's Arrow: The Profound and Enduring Impact of Coronavirus on the Way We Live Cover Image
$29.00
ISBN: 9780316628211
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Published: Little, Brown Spark - October 27th, 2020

A piercing and scientifically grounded look at the emergence of the coronavirus pandemic and how it will change the way we live — "excellent and timely." (The New Yorker)
 
Apollo's Arrow offers a riveting account of the impact of the coronavirus pandemic as it swept through American society in 2020, and of how the recovery will unfold in the


An informative and eye-catching reference book for beginner and intermediate backyard bird enthusiasts
 
The Backyard Birdwatcher’s Bible is that rare type of book, one that is as packed with information as it is pleasing to look at.


The Knowledge Machine: How Irrationality Created Modern Science Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781631491375
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Published: Liveright - October 13th, 2020

The Knowledge Machine is the most stunningly illuminating book of the last several decades regarding the all-important scientific enterprise.” —Rebecca Newberger Goldstein, author of Plato at the Googleplex

A paradigm-shifting work, The Knowledge Machine revolutionizes our understanding of the origins and structure of science.


A Good Time to Be Born: How Science and Public Health Gave Children a Future Cover Image
$28.95
ISBN: 9780393609998
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - October 13th, 2020

The fight against child mortality that transformed parenting, doctoring, and the way we live.


The Fragile Earth: Writing from The New Yorker on Climate Change Cover Image
$29.99
ISBN: 9780063017542
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Published: Ecco - October 6th, 2020

A New York Times New & Noteworthy Book

One of the Daily Beast’s 5 Essential Books to Read Before the Election


Counting: How We Use Numbers to Decide What Matters Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9781631495922
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Published: Liveright - October 6th, 2020

“Deborah Stone’s mind-altering insight is that the numbers we use to capture the human experience are themselves a form of creative story-telling. They shouldn’t end the conversation, but spark a deeper and richer one. Counting deserves five stars for showing why five stars can never tell the whole story.” —Jacob S.


Earth Keeper: Reflections on the American Land Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780063009332
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Published: Harper - November 3rd, 2020

"Dazzling. . . . In glittering prose, Momaday recalls stories passed down through generations, illuminating the earth as a sacrosanct place of wonder and abundance. At once a celebration and a warning, Earth Keeper is an impassioned defense of all that our endangered planet stands to lose."  — Esquire


Liquid Rules: The Delightful and Dangerous Substances That Flow Through Our Lives Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780358108450
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Published: Mariner Books - February 11th, 2020

Sometimes explosive, often delicious, occasionally poisonous, but always interesting: the New York Times best-selling author of Stuff Matters show us the secret lives of liquids: the shadow counterpart of our solid “stuff.”

We know that we need water to survive, and that a cup of coffee or a glass of wine can feel just as vital.


Breath: The New Science of a Lost Art Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780735213616
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Published: Riverhead Books - May 26th, 2020

A New York Times Bestseller

A Washington Post Notable Nonfiction Book of 2020

Named a Best Book of 2020 by NPR
 


Symphony in C: Carbon and the Evolution of (Almost) Everything Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9780393609431
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - June 11th, 2019

A Science News Favorite Book of 2019

An enchanting biography of the most resonant—and most necessary—chemical element on Earth.


In the Company of Trees: Honoring Our Connection to the Sacred Power, Beauty, and Wisdom of Trees Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781507209547
Availability: Unavailable
Published: Adams Media - January 15th, 2019

Fascinating facts, trivia, and stories celebrating nature and the magnificent life of trees and their invaluable place in our lives, including beautiful, full-color photographs throughout.

When was the last time you spent time outside? The space between your front door and your car doesn’t count.


Animal Languages Cover Image
By Eva Meijer, Laura Watkinson (Translator)
$29.95
ISBN: 9780262044035
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Published: MIT Press - February 18th, 2020

How animals speak to each other and to humans, from chimpanzees who learn sign language to dogs who parse the meaning of other dogs' growls.

Is language what sets humans apart from other animals, as many have argued? Or do animals speak in their own languages, to each other and to us? In Animal Languages, Eva Meijer explores the latter possibility.


The Hidden Life of Trees: The Illustrated Edition Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9781771643481
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Published: Greystone Books - August 28th, 2018

This beautiful, timeless book shares text from the New York Times bestseller The Hidden Life of Trees alongside stunning photographs of forests, taking readers on an unforgettable visual journey.


Fathoms: The World in the Whale Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781982120696
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Published: Simon & Schuster - July 28th, 2020

Winner of the 2020 Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction * Finalist for the 2020 Kirkus Prize for Nonfiction * Finalist for the PEN/E.O.


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