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The Great Derangement

by Amitav Ghosh & Shridhar Solanki Blackstone Publishing (January 14, 2020)

Are we deranged? The acclaimed Indian novelist Amitav Ghosh argues that future generations may well think so. How else to explain our imaginative failure in the face of global warming? In his first major book...


Crow Planet

by Lyanda Lynn Haupt & Christine Williams Little, Brown (January 14, 2020)

Lyanda Lynn Haupt's sublime tribute to the crow and an invitation to engage with the wildlife in our midst.There are more crows now than ever. Their abundance is both an indicator of ecological imbalance and...


Trespassing across America

by Ken Ilgunas & Andrew Eiden Blackstone Publishing (April 19, 2016)

Told with sincerity, humor, and wit, Trespassing across America is both a fascinating account of one man's remarkable journey along the Keystone XL pipeline and a meditation on climate change, the beauty of...


The Dog Merchants

by Kim Kavin & Tamara Marston Blackstone Publishing (May 02, 2016)

We love them with all our hearts, but do we really know where our dogs came from? Kim Kavin reveals the complex network behind the $11-billion-a-year business of selling dogs. A must-listen for the benefit of...


Under the Sea Wind

by Rachel L. Carson & C. M. Hébert Blackstone Publishing (October 14, 2009)

The special mystery and beauty of the sea is the setting for Rachel Carson’s memorable portrait of the sea birds and sea creatures that inhabit the eastern coasts of North America. In a sequence of riveting...


The Goshawk

by T. H. White & Simon Vance Blackstone Publishing (June 16, 2015)

The predecessor to Helen Macdonald's H Is for Hawk, T. H. White's nature-writing classic, The Goshawk, asks the age-old question: What is it that binds human beings to other animals? White, author of The Once...


Rescue of the Bounty

by Michael J. Tougias, Douglas A. Campbell & Tom Weiner Blackstone Publishing (April 07, 2015)

Rescueof the Bounty is the harrowing story of the sinkingand rescue of Bounty--the tall shipused in the classic 1962 film Mutiny onthe Bounty--which was caught in the path of Hurricane Sandy with sixteenaboard....


H Is for Hawk

by Helen Macdonald Blackstone Publishing (March 03, 2015)

When Helen Macdonald'sfather died suddenly on a London street, she was devastated. An experiencedfalconer captivated by hawks since childhood, she'd never before been temptedto train one of the most vicious...


Engineering Eden

by Jordan Fisher Smith & Traber Burns Blackstone Publishing (June 07, 2016)

The fascinating story of the century-long attempt to control nature in the American wilderness as told through the prism of a tragic death at Yellowstone

When twenty-five-year-old Harry Walker was killed by a...


The Pig Who Sang to the Moon

by Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson & Tim Jerome Blackstone Publishing (March 01, 2006)

Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson's groundbreaking When Elephants Weep explored emotions in the animal kingdom, particularly from animals in the wild. Now, he reveals startling evidence that barnyard creatures have...


The Fly Trap

by Fredrik Sjöberg, Robert Fass & Thomas Teal Blackstone Publishing (June 02, 2015)

A rare memoir of extraordinary, mesmerizing brilliance--and a Swedish bestseller--by an entomologist fascinated with the natural world and the hidden wonders of life, and which asks: What is it that drives the...


A Storm Too Soon

by Michael J. Tougias & Charlie Thurston Blackstone Publishing (February 15, 2014)

A heart-stopping true-life tale of maritime disaster,survival, and daring rescue from a master storyteller

Seventy-foot waves batter a torn life raft 250 miles out tosea in one of the world's most dangerous places,...


Fire Season

by Philip Connors & Sean Runnette Blackstone Publishing (April 05, 2011)

In the tradition of Desert Solitaire and Shop Class as Soulcraft, this is a remarkable debut from a major new voice in American nonfiction—a meditation on nature and life, witnessed from the heights of one...


The Secret Wisdom of Nature

by Peter Wohlleben, Sean Barrett & Jane Billinghurst Blackstone Publishing (March 19, 2019)

The final book in the Mysteries of Nature trilogy by the New York Times bestselling author of The Hidden Life of Trees, Peter Wohlleben

Nature is full of surprises--deciduous trees affect the rotation of the...


Raising the Peaceable Kingdom

by Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson & Tim Jerome Blackstone Publishing (August 01, 2006)

In January 2004 Jeffery Masson began an experiment he'd been dreaming about for years: he rescued a puppy, a kitten, two chicks, two rat pups, and a rabbit, and decided to raise them all together in his home...


Close to Shore

by Michael Capuzzo & Taylor Mali AudioBookShelf (November 01, 2011)

The summer of 1916 was brutally hot, driving thousands to the Jersey Shore to indulge in the newfangled activity of swimming in the ocean, and a good swimmer could strut his stuff in front of an appreciative...


What the Animals Taught Me

by Stephanie Marohn & Carrington MacDuffie Blackstone Publishing (July 01, 2013)

What the Animals Taught Me is the storyof how a woman came upon farm animals that needed rescuing and what she learnedfrom them as they gradually changed her home in Sonoma County, California, intoan animal...


To You We Shall Return

by Joseph M. Marshall, Connie West & Jeffrey Hepker Blackstone Publishing (September 20, 2010)

“Grandmother, you who listen and hear all, you from whom all good things come…It is your embrace we feel when we return to you…”

This traditional Lakota prayer to Grandmother Earth opens Joseph Marshall...


Wild Life in a Southern County (Excerpted Essay)

by Richard Jeffries & Simon Vance Blackstone Publishing (June 07, 2013)

Richard Jefferies remains one of the most thoughtful andmost lyrical writers on the English countryside. Best known for his articlesand stories published in the Live StockJournal, he draws from a wealth of knowledge...


An Affair with Africa

by Alzada Carlisle Kistner & C. M. Hébert Blackstone Publishing (June 22, 2005)

In June 1960, a young faculty wife named Alzada Kistner and her husband David, a promising entomologist, left their eighteen-month-old daughter in the care of relatives and began what was to be a four-month...


The Sense of Wonder

by Rachel L. Carson & Kaiulani Lee Blackstone Publishing (January 01, 2006)

“If a child is to keep alive his inborn sense of wonder, he needs the companionship of at least one adult who can share it, rediscovering with him the joy, excitement, and mystery of the world we live in…If...


Wolves and Honey

by Susan Brind Morrow & Bernadette Dunne Blackstone Publishing (June 26, 2005)

Our complex relationship to the natural world is revealed through the unusual lives and deaths of a trapper and a beekeeper.

Susan Brind Morrow brings her singular sensibility as a classicist and linguist to...


The Great Hurricane

by Cherie Burns, Anna Fields & Cedar House Audio Blackstone Publishing (June 27, 2005)

On the night of September 20, 1938, the news on the radio was full of Hitler’s pending invasion of Czechoslovakia. In a matter of hours, however, a hurricane of unprecedented force would tear through one of...


The Politically Incorrect Guide to Global Warming (and Environmentalism)

by Christopher C. Horner & Jeff Riggenbach Blackstone Publishing (January 01, 2006)

Global warming: the Left's last best chance to gain a stranglehold on our political system and economy

For decades, environmentalism has been the Left's best excuse for increasing government control over our...


Animals and Ethics

by Rem B. Edwards, Robert Guillaume, John Lachs & Mike Hassell et al. Knowledge Products (April 19, 2006)

For most of human history, killing animals presented few moral problems; they seemed made for our use. But the rapid growth and increasing dominance of human civilization, along with the discovery that humans...


The Anteater of Death

by Betty Webb, Hillary Huber & Poisoned Pen Press Blackstone Publishing (December 01, 2008)

If Lucy, the pregnant giant anteater from Belize, didn't kill the man found dead in her enclosure, who did? California zookeeper Teddy Bentley must find the real murderer before her furry friend is shipped off...


Cool It

by Bjorn Lomborg & John McLain Blackstone Publishing (December 24, 2019)

A groundbreaking book that transforms the debate about global warming by offering a fresh perspective based on human needs as well as environmental concerns

Bjorn Lomborg argues that many of the elaborate and...


The Emerald Mile

by Kevin Fedarko & Paul Michael Garcia Blackstone Publishing (November 04, 2014)

From one of Outsidemagazine's "Literary All-Stars" comes the thrilling true tale of the fastestboat ride ever, down the entire length of the Colorado River and through theGrand Canyon, during the legendary flood...


Our Symphony with Animals

by Aysha Akhtar, Deepti Gupta & Carl Safina Blackstone Publishing (October 29, 2019)

A leader in the fields of animal ethics and neurology, Dr. Aysha Akhtar examines the rich human-animal connection and how interspecies empathy enriches our well-being.

Deftly combining medicine, social history,...


The Finest Hours

by Michael J. Tougias, Casey Sherman & Malcolm Hillgartner Blackstone Publishing (March 21, 2012)

In the winter of 1952, New England was battered by the most brutal nor’easter in years. As the weather wreaked havoc on land, the freezing Atlantic became a wind-whipped zone of peril, setting the stage for...


The Medusa and the Snail

by Lewis Thomas & Stuart Langton Blackstone Publishing (January 08, 2008)

Lewis Thomas has been said to be a philosopher who uses the language of biology. His fascinating observations on the quirkiness of the world's infinite creations causes listeners to ponder the workings of the...


The Beach

by Lena Lencek, Gideon Bosker & Wanda McCaddon Blackstone Publishing (November 02, 2009)

Here for the first time is the full story of the seashore: its natural and social history, spectacles, and scandals. The turquoise surf and sugary sand of the beach make it a favorite retreat today, but this...


The Snake Charmer

by Jamie James & William Hughes Blackstone Publishing (June 03, 2008)

One of the most brilliant biologists of our time and a charismatic daredevil, Dr. Joe Slowinski had been obsessed with venomous snakes since his youth. In 2001, Slowinski led a team of young scientists deep...


The Tree Where Man Was Born

by Peter Matthiessen & Dion Graham Blackstone Publishing (February 03, 2010)

In this classic volume, Peter Matthiessen exquisitely combines nature and travel writing to bring East Africa to vivid life. He skillfully and magically portrays the sights, scenes, and people he observed firsthand...


The Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection

by Charles Darwin & Robin Field Blackstone Publishing (September 30, 2011)

The Origin of Species sold out on the first day of its publication in 1859. It is the major book of the nineteenth century and one of the most readable and accessible of the great revolutionary works of the...


The Ogallala Road

by Julene Bair & Kirsten Potter Blackstone Publishing (March 06, 2014)

A love affairunfolds as crisis hits a family farm on the High Plains.

Julene Bair has inherited part of a farming empire andfallen in love with a rancher from Kansas' beautiful Smoky Valley. A single mother,...


Blizzard!

by Jim Murphy & Taylor Mali Blackstone Publishing (October 01, 2011)

On March 12, 1888, hurricane-force winds and unrelenting snow began to bring the region of Virginia to Maine to its knees. During the next three days, the Great Blizzard raged out of control, devastating every...


Everest, Revised & Updated Edition

by Broughton Coburn, Mark Peckham & Conrad Anker Blackstone Publishing (August 18, 2015)

David Breashears, the first American to scale Everest twice, was a veteran of nine previous Himalayan filmmaking expeditions when he agreed to lead what became his most challenging filmmaking experience. The...


The Mercy of the Sky

by Holly Bailey & Erin Bennett Blackstone Publishing (May 12, 2015)

The Mercy of the Sky is the harrowing inside account of Oklahoma's deadliest tornado, penned by a local writer who became a national correspondent.

Oklahomans have long been known for their fatalism and grit,...


Walden and On the Duty of Civil Disobedience

by Henry David Thoreau & Robin Field Blackstone Publishing (June 11, 2009)

In the early spring of 1845, Henry David Thoreau built and lived in a cabin near the shore of Walden Pond in rural Massachusetts. For the next two years, he enacted his own Transcendentalist experiment, living...


Green Hell

by Steve Milloy & Robertson Dean Blackstone Publishing (March 17, 2009)

Everywhere you look, all you see is green. People are "living green," businesses are "going green," and consumers are "buying green." But soon, this trendy "green" lifestyle won't be voluntary. It will be...


Rescue Ink

by Rescue Ink, Tom Weiner & Denise Flaim Blackstone Publishing (September 17, 2009)

This is the true story of ten tough and tattooed bikers who rescue animals in danger while spreading the message that “Abusers Are Losers.”

When Joe Panz, Johnny O, Batso, Big Ant, G, Angel, Des, and Eric...


Fatal Forecast

by Michael J. Tougias & Jeff Cummings Blackstone Publishing (January 01, 2006)

Fatal Forecast chronicles a dramatic fight for survival aboard two small fishing boats that were caught in a horrific surprise storm off of Cape Cod. Soon after the Fair Wind and the Sea Fever reached the fishing...


Nature Notes for 1906

by Edith Holden & Vanessa Benjamin Blackstone Publishing (January 01, 2006)

More than one hundred years ago, a sensitive woman naturalist, nature lover, and accomplished artist began to chronicle all that she encountered while walking and cycling around the countryside of her native...


The Secret Language of Dolphins

by Patricia St.John & Bernadette Dunne Blackstone Publishing (June 26, 2005)

In her extraordinary work with dolphins, Patricia St.John broke new ground in opening little-known worlds, all in pursuit of what she fiercely believed in: learning the languages of those who have been unreachable....