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Buzz

by Thor Hanson Icon Books Ltd (July 02, 2018)

Bees are like oxygen: ubiquitous, essential, and, for the most part, unseen. While we might overlook them, they lie at the heart of relationships that bind the human and natural worlds. 

In Buzz, the award-winning...


Ruthless Tide

by Al Roker William Morrow (May 22, 2018)

Reads like a nail-biting thriller.” — Library Journal, starred review

A gripping new history celebrating the remarkable heroes of the Johnstown Flood—the deadliest flood in U.S. history—from NBC host...


Curlew Moon

by Mary Colwell William Collins (April 19, 2018)

‘Focuses a razor light on the plight of one of our most iconic birds. Inspirational!’ Tim Birkhead

Curlews are Britain’s largest wading bird, known for their evocative calls which embody wild places;...


Woolly: The True Story of the Quest to Revive One of History's Most Iconic Extinct Creatures

by Ben Mezrich Atria Books (July 04, 2017)

The bestselling author of The Accidental Billionaires and The 37th Parallel tells the fascinating Jurassic Park­-like story of the genetic restoration of an extinct species—the woolly mammoth. “Paced like...


Bugged

by David MacNeal St. Martin's Press (July 03, 2017)

"Creepy, beautiful, icky and amazing." —Penny Le Couteur, author of Napoleon's Button

Insects have been shaping our ecological world and plant life for over 400 million years. In fact, our world is essentially...


Botanical Shakespeare

by Gerit Quealy, Sumie Hasegawa Collins & Helen Mirren Harper Design (April 11, 2017)

A captivating, beautifully illustrated, one-of-a-kind color compendium of the flowers, fruits, herbs, trees, seeds, and grasses cited in the works of the world’s greatest playwright, William Shakespeare, accompanied...


Rightful Heritage

by Douglas Brinkley Harper (March 15, 2016)

The acclaimed, award-winning historian—“America’s new past master” (Chicago Tribune)—examines the environmental legacy of FDR and the New Deal.

Douglas Brinkley’s The Wilderness Warrior celebrated...


The Weather Experiment

by Peter Moore Farrar, Straus and Giroux (June 02, 2015)

A history of weather forecasting, and an animated portrait of the nineteenth-century pioneers who made it possible

By the 1800s, a century of feverish discovery had launched the major branches of science. Physics,...


Between the Sunset and the Sea: A View of 16 British Mountains

by Simon Ingram William Collins (March 12, 2015)

‘I watched the mirror for a last view, for now, of the frozen mountains of Glen Coe. As the road bent and the outline of Buachaille Etive Mor slid into sight, I did what I always did, and always would. I felt...


Countdown: Our Last, Best Hope for a Future on Earth?

Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Science and Technology 2013

by Alan Weisman Little, Brown and Company (September 24, 2013)

A powerful investigation into the chances for humanity's future from the author of the bestseller The World Without Us.

In his bestselling book The World Without Us, Alan Weisman considered how the Earth could...


Woodlands

by Oliver Rackham Collins (August 16, 2012)

‘Trees are wildlife just as deer or primroses are wildlife. Each species has its own agenda and its own interactions with human activities …’

Written by one of Britain’s best-known naturalists, Woodlands...


Nightwalk: A journey to the heart of nature

by Chris Yates Collins (May 03, 2012)

Chris Yates, one of Britain’s most insightful and lyrical writers, raises his gaze from his beloved rivers and ponds and takes us on a mesmerizing tour of the British countryside.

“Last November, the sudden...


Poisoned Legacy

by Mike Magner St. Martin's Press (June 07, 2011)

The story is all too-familiar: On April 20, 2010, the Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded, killing eleven workers and creating the largest oil spill in the history of U.S. offshore drilling. But, this wasn't...


Something in the Air: American Passion and Defiance in the 1968 Mexico City Olympics

by Richard Hoffer Free Press (September 22, 2009)

In the tradition of Seabiscuit and The Summer of ’49, a gripping sports narrative that brilliantly tells the amazing individual stories of the unforgettable athletes who gathered in Mexico City in a year...