2017-06-01T07:00:00Z Ecology calls to mind nature "out there"--trees, rivers, oceans, animals, birds, the air, distinct ecosystems. But as Benjamin Wiker argues, an obvious part of nature has been mysteriously left out of the environmental movement: our own nature--human nature, especially its essential moral aspects. In Defense of Nature shows that while both nature and hu...[Read More]
2019-11-09T08:00:00Z Historically, whenever tuna was hauled ashore, the sounds of battle were never far away. 'Tuna Wars' tells the untold story of the power struggles emerging around tuna, from the distant past to your present-day dinner table.
In the ancient past, the giant tuna was the first fish to become the basis of a large-scale industry and a 'global' trade that creat...[Read More]
2006-08-31T07:00:00Z This book is concerned with the most devastating fungal diseases in history. These are the plagues of trees and crop plants, caused by invisible spores that have reshaped entire landscapes and decimated human populations. The Triumph of the Fungi focuses on the fascinating biology of the well- and lesser-known diseases, and also tells the stories of the scientists i...[Read More]
2009-07-22T07:00:00Z From avalanches to glaciers, from seals to snowflakes, and from Shackleton's expedition to "The Year Without Summer," Bill Streever journeys through history, myth, geography, and ecology in a year-long search for cold--real, icy, 40-below cold. In July he finds it while taking a dip in a 35-degree Arctic swimming hole; in September while excavating our planet's anci...[Read More]