2015-09-15T07:00:00Z The acclaimed author of Founding Gardeners reveals the forgotten life of Alexander von Humboldt, the visionary German naturalist whose ideas changed the way we see the natural world--and in the process created modern environmentalism.
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2020-11-10T08:00:00Z No son plantas ni animales y se encuentran en la tierra, en el aire y en nuestros cuerpos. Est?n por doquier, pero cuesta verlos. Adem?s, pueden ser microsc?picos, pero tambi?n representan a los organismos de mayor tama?o jam?s registrados. Comen piedra, crean suelos, asimilan agentes contaminantes, se nutren de plantas, pero tambi?n las matan, sobreviven en el espa...[Read More]
2020-08-25T07:00:00Z Edward O. Wilson recalls his lifetime with ants, from his first boyhood encounters in the woods of Alabama to perilous journeys into the Brazilian rainforest.
"Ants are the most warlike of all animals, with colony pitted against colony," writes E.O. Wilson, one of the world's most beloved scientists, "their clashes dwarf Waterloo and Gettysburg." In Tales...[Read More]
2012-10-15T07:00:00Z Belle W. Baruch (1899-1964) could outride, outshoot, outhunt, and outsail most of the young men of her elite social circle--abilities that distanced her from other debutantes of 1917. Unapologetic for her athleticism and interests in traditionally masculine pursuits, Baruch towered above male and female counterparts in height and daring. While she is known today for...[Read More]
2015-10-20T07:00:00Z Stories and science surrounding the beloved bat, from an ecologist who has dedicated his life to the curious creature.
Few people realize how sophisticated and intelligent bats are. Merlin Tuttle knows, and he has stopped at nothing to find and protect them on every continent they inhabit. Sharing highlights from a lifetime of adventure and discove...[Read More]
2017-05-02T07:00:00Z A beautiful deluxe trade paperback edition celebrating the 10th anniversary of Barbara Kingsolver's New York Times bestseller, which describes her family's adventure as they move to a farm in southern Appalachia and realign their lives with the local food chain.
Since its publication in 2007, Animal, Vegetable, Miracle has captivated readers with its blen...[Read More]
2020-05-12T07:00:00Z INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER o "Merlin Sheldrake's marvelous tour of these diverse and extraordinary life forms is eye-opening on why humans should consider fungi among the greatest of earth's marvels. . . . Wondrous."--Time
A mind-bending journey into the hidden universe of fungi, "one of those rare books that can truly change the w...[Read More]
2020-04-21T07:00:00Z Planet in a bottle. Eden revisited. Laboratory under glass. The largest self-sustaining closed ecological system ever made. Biosphere 2 is many things to many people. From its half-acre farm to its coral reef to its emerald rainforest--this unique research facility has proven itself a marvel of human engineering and a testament to the human imagination. For two full...[Read More]
2010-07-27T07:00:00Z A look inside the subculture of off-grid living, taking readers across the ideological spectrum and across America
Written by a leading authority on living off the grid, this is a fascinating and timely look at one of the fastest growing movements in America. In researching the stories that would become Off the Grid, Nick Rosen trave...[Read More]
2009-06-11T07:00:00Z Urban and rural collide in this wry, inspiring memoir of a woman who turned a vacant lot in downtown Oakland into a thriving farm
Novella Carpenter loves cities-the culture, the crowds, the energy. At the same time, she can't shake the fact that she is the daughter of two back-to-the-land hippies who taught her to love nature and eat vegetables. Am...[Read More]
2010-05-11T07:00:00Z The story of two generations of scientific explorers in South America--Richard Evans Schultes and his prot?g? Wade Davis--an epic tale of adventure and a compelling work of natural history.
In 1941, Professor Richard Evan Schultes took a leave from Harvard and disappeared into the Amazon, where he spent the next twelve years mapping uncharted rivers and l...[Read More]