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Monsters: The 1985 Chicago Bears and the Wild Heart of Football

by Rich Cohen Farrar, Straus and Giroux (October 29, 2013)

The New York Times bestselling gripping account of a once-in-a-lifetime football team and their lone championship season

For Rich Cohen and millions of other fans, the 1985 Chicago Bears were more than a football...

My Beloved Brontosaurus

by Brian Switek Farrar, Straus and Giroux (April 16, 2013)

A Hudson Booksellers Staff Pick for the Best Books of 2013

One of Publishers Weekly's Top Ten Spring Science Books

A Bookshop Santa Cruz Staff Pick

Dinosaurs, with their awe-inspiring size, terrifying claws and...

My Garden (Book)

by Jamaica Kincaid Farrar, Straus and Giroux (May 15, 2001)

One of our finest writers on one of her greatest loves. Jamaica Kincaid's first garden in Vermont was a plot in the middle of her front lawn. There, to the consternation of more experienced friends, she planted...

Love, Life, and Elephants

by Daphne Sheldrick Farrar, Straus and Giroux (May 08, 2012)

Daphne Sheldrick, whose family arrived in Africa from Scotland in the 1820s, is the first person ever to have successfully hand-reared newborn elephants. Her deep empathy and understanding, her years of observing...

Larding the Lean Earth

by Steven Stoll Farrar, Straus and Giroux (July 03, 2003)

A major history of early Americans' ideas about conservation

Fifty years after the American Revolution, the yeoman farmers who made up a large part of the new country's voters faced a crisis. The very soil of...

Ladies and Gentlemen, the Bronx Is Burning

by Jonathan Mahler Farrar, Straus and Giroux (March 21, 2006)

A passionate and dramatic account of a year in the life of a city, when baseball and crime reigned supreme, and when several remarkable figures emerged to steer New York clear of one of its most harrowing periods....

The Gloves

by Robert Anasi Farrar, Straus and Giroux (February 05, 2003)

A gritty, spirited inside look at the world of amateur boxing today

The Golden Gloves tournament is center stage in amateur boxing-a single-elimination contest in which young hopefuls square off in steamy gyms...


by Pamela Stagg & Wayne Winterrowd Farrar, Straus and Giroux (October 18, 2003)

Thirty-three eminent gardeners on their favorite rose

Among the plant kingdom, Rosa is a relatively small genus, comprising only about one hundred species around the globe. But as these species intercross, they...

Return to Wild America

by Scott Weidensaul Farrar, Straus and Giroux (October 31, 2006)

In 1953, birding guru Roger Tory Peterson and noted British naturalist James Fisher set out on what became a legendary journey-a one hundred day trek over 30,000 miles around North America. They traveled from...

Elements of Garden Design

by Joe Eck Farrar, Straus and Giroux (February 01, 2005)

Elements of Garden Design does what few gardening books do--it addresses the process of conceiving a whole garden, as opposed to a single element like color or a particular class of plant. Joe Eck explores the...


by Jim Haner Farrar, Straus and Giroux (April 03, 2007)

A Youth Soccer Coach's Investigation Into The Origins of Soccermainia

On July 10, 1999, 100,000 Americans, mostly women, did something they had not done before, at least not in such numbers. They showed up to...

The Fish's Eye

by Ian Frazier Farrar, Straus and Giroux (March 01, 2003)

In The Fish's Eye: Essays about Angling and the Outdoors, Ian Frazier explores his lifelong passion for fishing, fish, and the aquatic world. He sees the angler's environment all around him-in New York's Grand...

Embroidered Ground

by Page Dickey & William Atherton Farrar, Straus and Giroux (February 15, 2011)

A memorable book about making a renowned garden work

In Embroidered Ground: Revisiting the Garden, the acclaimed author and garden designer Page Dickey writes of the pitfalls, challenges, successes, and myriad...

Aesop's Mirror

by Maryalice Huggins Farrar, Straus and Giroux (February 15, 2010)

"Everything I needed to know about Fox and Grapes mirror, I knew the moment I first saw it"

What antiques restorer Maryalice Huggins knew when she stumbled across the mirror at a country auction in Rhode Island...

Deep Water

by Jacques Leslie Farrar, Straus and Giroux (May 15, 2007)

"If the wars of the last century were fought over oil, the wars of this century will be fought over water." -Ismail Serageldin, The World Bank

The giant dams of today are the modern Pyramids, colossally expensive...

Our Life in Gardens

by Joe Eck & Wayne Winterrowd Farrar, Straus and Giroux (February 22, 2010)

This is the third book we have written together, though separately we have written others . . . But to say ‘written separately' makes no sense, for when two lives have been bent for so many years on one central...

Changes in the Land

by William Cronon Farrar, Straus and Giroux (April 01, 2011)

Winner of the Francis Parkman Prize

Changes in the Land offers an original and persuasive interpretation of the changing circumstances in New England's plant and animal communities that occurred with the shift...

Losing Earth

by Nathaniel Rich Farrar, Straus and Giroux (April 09, 2019)

By 1979, we knew nearly everything we understand today about climate change—including how to stop it. Over the next decade, a handful of scientists, politicians, and strategists, led by two unlikely heroes,...


by Lisa Margonelli Farrar, Straus and Giroux (August 21, 2018)

The award-winning journalist Lisa Margonelli, national bestselling author of Oil on the Brain: Petroleum’s Long, Strange Trip to Your Tank, investigates the environmental and economic impact termites inflict...

The Chicago Cubs

by Rich Cohen Farrar, Straus and Giroux (October 03, 2017)

The New York Times bestselling author of Monsters: The 1985 Chicago Bears and the Wild Heart of Football “knocks it out of the park” (Vanity Fair) in this captivating blend of sports reportage and memoir,...

Fathers Playing Catch with Sons

by Donald Hall Farrar, Straus and Giroux (August 08, 2017)

In the pantheon of great sports literature, not a few poets have tried their hand at paying tribute to their love affair with the game -- Walt Whitman, Marianne Moore, and William Carlos Williams among them....

The Scalpel and the Butterfly

by Deborah Rudacille Farrar, Straus and Giroux (December 15, 2015)

An engrossing and eloquent study of the history and ethics of animal experimentation

The heart of a pig may soon beat in a human chest. Sheep, cattle, and mice have been cloned. Slowly but inexorably scientists...


by Amy Irvine Farrar, Straus and Giroux (March 31, 2009)

Trespass is the story of one woman's struggle to gain footing in inhospitable territory. A wilderness activist and apostate Mormon, Amy Irvine sought respite in the desert outback of southern Utah's red-rock...

The White Road

by Edmund De Waal Farrar, Straus and Giroux (November 10, 2015)

An intimate narrative history of porcelain, structured around five journeys through landscapes where porcelain was dreamed about, fired, refined, collected, and coveted.

Extraordinary new nonfiction, a gripping...