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Updated June 11, 2024
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Of Time and Turtles: Mending a Stalled and Broken World, Shell by Shattered Shell
Sy Montgomery
A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * NATIONAL BESTSELLER * AMAZON EDITOR'S PICK and BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR * INDIE BESTSELLER * A SMITHSONIAN MAGAZINE'S BEST SCIENCE BOOK OF THE YEAR * THE WASHINGTON POST'S BEST NONFICTION OF THE YEAR PICK * A NEW SCIENTIST BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR *THE PERFECT...
Eve: How the Female Body Drove 200 Million Years of Human Evolution
Cat Bohannon
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR NON-FICTION FINALIST * THE REAL ORIGIN OF OUR SPECIES: a myth-busting, eye-opening landmark account of how humans evolved, offering a paradigm shift in our thinking about what the female body is, how it came to be, and how this evolution...
The Light Eaters: How the Unseen World of Plant Intelligence Offers a New Understanding of Life on Earth
Zoe Schlanger
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER "A masterpiece of science writing." -Robin Wall Kimmerer, author of Braiding Sweetgrass "Mesmerizing, world-expanding, and achingly beautiful." -Ed Yong, author of An Immense World "Rich, vital, and full of surprises. Read it!" -Elizabeth...
The Heat Will Kill You First: Life and Death on a Scorched Planet
Jeff Goodell
New York Times best-selling journalist Jeff Goodell presents a "masterful, bracing" (David Wallace-Wells) examination of the impact that temperature rise will have on our lives and on our planet, offering a vital new perspective on where we are headed, how we can prepare, and what...
Fire Weather: A True Story from a Hotter World
John Vaillant
PULITZER PRIZE FINALIST * A NEW YORK TIMES TOP TEN BOOK OF THE YEAR * FINALIST FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD IN NONFICTION * A stunning account of a colossal wildfire and a panoramic exploration of the rapidly changing relationship between fire and humankind from the...
A City on Mars: Can we settle space, should we settle space, and have we really thought this through?
Kelly Weinersmith
* THE INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * Scientific American's #1 Book for 2023 * A New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice * A Times Best Science and Environment Book of 2023 * A Tor.com Best Book of 2023 * "Exceptional. . . Forceful, engaging...
The Comfort of Crows: A Backyard Year
Margaret Renkl
THE PERFECT GIFT FOR NATURE LOVERS, BIRDERS, AND GARDENERS, WITH ORIGINAL COLOR ART THROUGHOUT * USA TODAY BESTSELLER * NATIONAL BESTSELLER * AMAZON EDITOR'S PICK * INDIE NEXT PICK From the beloved New York Times opinion writer and bestselling author of Late...
To Infinity and Beyond: A Journey of Cosmic Discovery
Neil deGrasse Tyson
This enlightening illustrated narrative by the world's most celebrated astrophysicist explains the universe from the solar system to the farthest reaches of space with authority and humor. No one can make the mysteries of the universe more comprehensible and fun than Neil...
Twelve Trees: The Deep Roots of Our Future
Daniel Lewis
A compelling global exploration of nature and survival as seen via a dozen species of trees, offering "extensive insight into the ways in which humans and trees are interconnected" (BookPage), revealing the challenges facing our planet and how scientists are working urgently to save our...
Eat, Poop, Die: How Animals Make Our World
Joe Roman
NAMED A TOP-TEN BEST BOOK OF 2023 BY SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN A "fascinating" exploration (Elizabeth Kolbert) of how ecosystems are sculpted and sustained by animals eating, pooping, and dying--and how these fundamental functions could help save us from climate catastrophe.<...
Alien Earths: The New Science of Planet Hunting in the Cosmos
Dr. Lisa Kaltenegger
"Lisa's breezy narrative style invites you to experience with her the challenges and joys of being a scientist on the frontier of discovery." --Neil deGrasse Tyson, Astrophysicist, American Museum of Natural History "Horizon-expanding... [Kaltenegger] has something...
Not the End of the World: How We Can Be the First Generation to Build a Sustainable Planet
Hannah Ritchie
This "eye-opening and essential" book (Bill Gates) will transform how you see our biggest environmental problems--and explains how we can solve them. It's become common to tell kids that they're going to die from climate change. We are constantly bombarded by doomsday headlines...
Crossings: How Road Ecology Is Shaping the Future of Our Planet
Ben Goldfarb
An eye-opening and witty account of the global ecological transformations wrought by roads, from the award-winning author of Eager. Some 40 million miles of roadways encircle the earth, but we tend to regard them only as infrastructure for human convenience. In Crossings, Ben Goldfarb...
Secrets of the Octopus
Sy Montgomery
Remarkable new discoveries affirm the octopus as one of nature's most intelligent and complex animals. This new book-written by the beloved author of the international bestseller The Soul of an Octopus, along with Warren Carlyle, founder of Octonation, and enhanced with vivid...
Ten Birds That Changed the World
Stephen Moss
From "a captivating storyteller" (Wall Street Journal), the natural history of humankind told through our long relationship with birds  For the whole of human history, we have lived alongside birds. We have hunted and domesticated them for food;...
Our Moon: How Earth's Celestial Companion Transformed the Planet, Guided Evolution, and Made Us Who We Are
Rebecca Boyle
NATIONAL BESTSELLER * "A riveting feat of science writing that recasts that most familiar of celestial objects into something eerily extraordinary, pivotal to our history, and awesome in the original sense of the word."--Ed Yong, New York Times bestselling author of An Immense World...
Every Living Thing: The Great and Deadly Race to Know All Life
Jason Roberts
An epic, extraordinary account of scientific rivalry and obsession in the quest to survey all of life on Earth--a competition "with continued repercussions for Western views of race. [This] vivid double biography is a passionate corrective" (The New York Times Book Review,...
Dispersals: On Plants, Borders, and Belonging
Jessica J. Lee
A prize-winning memoirist and nature writer turns to the lives of plants entangled in our human world to explore belonging, displacement, identity, and the truths of our shared future A seed slips beyond a garden wall. A tree is planted on a precarious border. A shrub is stolen...
Eight Bears: Mythic Past and Imperiled Future
Gloria Dickie
An Economist Best Book of 2023 * An NPR 2023 "Books We Love" Pick * A Science News Favorite Science Books of 2023 * A Scientific American Best Staff Read of 2023 A global exploration of the eight remaining species of bears--and the dangers they face.   ...
The Underworld: Journeys to the Depths of the Ocean
Susan Casey
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * From bestselling author Susan Casey, an awe-inspiring portrait of the mysterious world beneath the waves, and the men and women who seek to uncover its secrets "An irresistible mix of splendid scholarship, heart-stopping adventure...
Our Fragile Moment: How Lessons from Earth's Past Can Help Us Survive the Climate Crisis
Michael E. Mann
In this sweeping work of science and history, the renowned climate scientist and author of The New Climate War shows us the conditions on Earth that allowed humans not only to exist but thrive, and how they are imperiled if we veer off course.   For the...
In a Flight of Starlings: How Nature Unlocks the Wonders of Physics
Giorgio Parisi
From the 2021 Nobel Prize winner in Physics, an enlightening and personal journey into the practice of groundbreaking science "[Giorgio Parisi is] an extraordinary scientist." --Carlo Rovelli With In a Flight of Starlings, celebrated physicist Giorgio Parisi...
The Deepest Map: The High-Stakes Race to Chart the World's Oceans
Laura Trethewey
A SCIENCE NEWS MAGAZINE BEST BOOK OF 2023 A GLOBE AND MAIL BEST NONFICTION BOOK OF 2023 "Should be required reading. . . . A gripping and all-too-timely account of what in more ways than one is turning out to be a very costly and questionably necessary race to the bottom. . . ....
Silk: A World History
Aarathi Prasad
A Next Big Idea Book Club Must-Read for April "Aarathi Prasad's Silk: A World History is a love song to this protean material. . . . Beautiful [and] fascinating." --Wall Street Journal "Aarathi Prasad spins a masterpiece of a story, as luminous, supple, and surprising as the...
Interstellar: The Search for Extraterrestrial Life and Our Future in the Stars
Avi Loeb
"The world's leading alien hunter" -- New York Times Magazine From acclaimed Harvard astrophysicist and bestselling author of Extraterrestrial comes a mind-expanding new book explaining why becoming an interstellar species is imperative for humanity's survival and detailing a game plan for...

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