2021-07-06T07:00:00Z From number one New York Times bestselling author Michael Pollan, a radical challenge to how we think about drugs, and an exploration into the powerful human attraction to psychoactive plants--and the equally powerful taboos
Of all the things humans rely on plants for--sustenance, beauty, medicine, fragrance, flavor, fi...[Read More]
2015-01-04T08:00:00Z Why are men, like other primate males, usually the aggressors and risk takers? Why do women typically have fewer sexual partners? In Why Sex Matters, Bobbi Low ranges from ancient Rome to modern America, from the Amazon to the Arctic, and from single-celled organisms to international politics, to show that these and many other questions about human behavior l...[Read More]
2016-08-31T07:00:00Z SPIRITUAL ECOLOGY is a groundbreaking book, fostering the emergence of the 'Spiritual Ecology Movement,' which recognises the need for a spiritual response to our present ecological crisis. Bringing together voices from Buddhism, Sufism, Christianity and Native American traditions, as well as from physics, deep psychology and other environmental disciplines, this bo...[Read More]
2020-03-24T07:00:00Z A stunningly illustrated look at the mating and parenting lives of the world's birds
Bird Love looks at the extraordinary range of mating systems in the avian world, exploring all the stages from courtship and nest-building to protecting eggs and raising chicks. It delves into the reasons why some species, such as the wattled jacana, rely on...[Read More]
2021-08-03T07:00:00Z In Losing Eden, Lucy Jones explains why human beings have a powerful and fundamental need--mental, spiritual, and physical--for the natural world, the profound impact this has on our consciousness and ability to heal the soul and bring solace to the heart, and the cutting-edge scientific evidence proving nature as nurturer.
2018-01-16T08:00:00Z From one of the world's leading authorities on animal behavior, the astonishing story of how the female brain drives the evolution of beauty in animals and humans
Darwin developed the theory of sexual selection to explain why the animal world abounds in stunning beauty, from the brilliant colors of butterflies and fishes to the songs of birds and f...[Read More]
2014-10-01T07:00:00Z Local, diverse and resilient - the new culture of food
Long embraced by corporations who are driven only by the desire for profit, industrial agriculture wastes precious resources and spews millions of tons of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere each year, exacerbating climate change and threatening the very earth and water on which we depend....[Read More]
2020-08-24T07:00:00Z In his debut book, Martin Summer aims to help readers find nature in an urban world. He discusses how our modern lives differ from the lifestyles of our ancestors. He then proceeds to cover six big problems of urbanization and their destructive impact on our lives. Practical solutions follow each discussed danger.
In the next part of the book, the author ...[Read More]
2014-12-09T08:00:00Z To a young person entering upon maturity, there are many unknowns. What to wear, who to hang out with, what to listen to, which substances should be taken, where can I go next, do we chose our diet or does society and omnipotent marketing - what on earth to do for work! Do we have a choice anyway? When you are not the average, average person - because as we all know...[Read More]
2019-11-18T08:00:00Z This open access book summarizes the multi-disciplinary results of one of China's main primatological research projects on the endemic Tibetan macaque (Macaca thibetana), which had continued for over 30 years, but which had never been reported on systematically. Dedicated to this exceptional Old World monkey, this book makes the work of Chinese primatolo...[Read More]