2017-09-29T07:00:00Z At least until cloning becomes the order of the day, Rene Dubos contends that each human being is unique, unprecedented, unrepeatable. However, today each person faces the critical danger of losing this very humanness to his mechanized surroundings. Most people spend their days in a confusion of concrete and steel, trapped ""in the midst of noise, dirt, ugli...[Read More]
2013-04-15T07:00:00Z If you have trouble distinguishing chickweed from stitchwort, then this is the ebook for you. Designed as a beginner's guide, but also handy for a more experienced naturalist, What's That Flower? is an indispensable pocket guide that gives you the 150 most common and interesting species and shows you how to tell them apart.
2021-10-14T07:00:00Z A new, fully updated narrative edition of David Attenborough's seminal biography of our world, The Living Planet.
Nowhere on our planet is devoid of life. Plants and animals thrive or survive within every extreme of climate and habitat that it offers. Single species, and often whole communities adapt to make the most of ice cap and tundra, forest and plai...[Read More]
2011-05-24T07:00:00Z "You'llnever think of bees, their keepers, or the fruits (and nuts) of their laborsthe same way again." --Trevor Corson, author of The Secret Life of Lobsters
Award-winning journalist Hannah Nordhaus tells the remarkable story of John Miller, one of America's foremost migratory beekeepers, and the myriad and mysterious epidemics threatening American honey...[Read More]
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...[Read More]