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Silent Spring
Silent Spring
by Rachel Carson
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Silent Spring changed the way we thought about the environment and shaped today's environmental movement, calling us to action to protect our surroundings before we destroyed them. Today our impact on the environment is more harmful than ever, and Carson'... (read more)

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The Story of the Human Body: Evolution, Health, and Disease (Vintage)
The Story of the Human Body: Evolution, Health, and Disease (Vintage)
by Daniel Lieberman
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In this landmark book of popular science, Daniel E. Lieberman—chair of the department of human evolutionary biology at Harvard University and a leader in the field—gives us a lucid and engaging account of how the human body evolved over... (read more)

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A Primate's Memoir: A Neuroscientist's Unconventional Life among the Baboons
A Primate's Memoir: A Neuroscientist's Unconventional Life among the Baboons
by Robert M. Sapolsky
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I never imagined that a book written by a primate behaviorologist would make me laugh out loud. Sapolsky is a born storyteller, and I found his experiences of twenty years in Africa studying baboons absolutely fascinating. You get to know the baboons... (read more)

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The Sibley Guide to Birds, Second Edition
The Sibley Guide to Birds, Second Edition
by David Allen Sibley
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Must-See Birds of the Pacific Northwest: 85 Unforgettable Species, Their Fascinating Lives, and How to Find Them
Must-See Birds of the Pacific Northwest: 85 Unforgettable Species, Their Fascinating Lives, and How to Find Them
by Sarah Swanson and Max Smith
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The Pacific Northwest is a bird-watching paradise. Puffins, eagles, herons, woodpeckers, cranes, and hummingbirds can all be easily observed — that is, if you know where to look. The perfect gift for any nature lover, this guide shares the inside... (read more)

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Wicked Plants: A Book of Botanical Atrocities
Wicked Plants: A Book of Botanical Atrocities
by Amy Stewart
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It's not easy being green. Mostly, everything else eats you. But some plants fight back with thorns and poisons. Some plants are: Wicked Plants by Amy Stewart.... (read more)

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The Secret Life of Plants
The Secret Life of Plants
by Peter Tompkins and Christopher Bird
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I can't believe I hadn't heard about this book before I found it on the shelf. Published in the 1970s, it explores the relationship between humans and plant life. Numerous scientific studies with lie detector tests, electrodes, and other '70s high-tech... (read more)

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Carrots Love Tomatoes
Carrots Love Tomatoes
by Louise Riotte
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Originally published in 1975, this comprehensive and user-friendly guide to companion planting has since become a classic... and with good reason.  In Carrots Love Tomatoes, lifelong gardener and prolific author Louise Riotte reveals how plant... (read more)

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How to Grow More Vegetables: And Fruits, Nuts, Berries, Grains, and Other Crops Than You Ever Thought Possible on Less Land Than You Can Imagine
How to Grow More Vegetables: And Fruits, Nuts, Berries, Grains, and Other Crops Than You Ever Thought Possible on Less Land Than You Can Imagine
by John Jeavons
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If last year's vegetable garden left something to be desired, John Jeavons's How to Grow More Vegetables is the book for you. This thorough and accessible overview of the Grow Biointensive gardening method will show you how to get the most out of your... (read more)

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The Singing Creek Where the Willows Grow: The Mystical Nature Diary of Opal Whiteley
The Singing Creek Where the Willows Grow: The Mystical Nature Diary of Opal Whiteley
by Opal Whiteley and Benjamin Hoff
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Long before environmental consciousness became popular, a young nature writer named Opal Whitely captured America's heart. Opal's childhood diary, published in 1902, became an immediate bestseller, one of the most talked-about books of its time... (read more)

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Grayson
Grayson
by Lynne Cox
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You'd swear from the synopsis that it's fiction, grist for an after-school special or Disney's latest blockbuster. But, no, 17-year-old long-distance swimmer Lynne Cox, training one morning off the California coast, discovered a baby gray whale that had... (read more)

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Merle's Door: Lessons from a Freethinking Dog
Merle's Door: Lessons from a Freethinking Dog
by Ted Kerasote
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Because I love dogs, Merle's Door was my favorite book this year. Merle lives with his owner, Ted, in the Grand Tetons. (He "found" Ted on one of Ted's many hunting explorations.) This book is a beautiful record of the relationship of a true wilderness... (read more)

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Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things
Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things
by William McDonough and Michael Braungart
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"An eco-sustainable manifesto. The next Industrial Revolution will be Green!"... (read more)

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Four Fish: The Future of the Last Wild Food
Four Fish: The Future of the Last Wild Food
by Paul Greenberg
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In the vein of The Omnivore's Dilemma, Four Fish looks at the current state of tuna, bass, salmon, and cod. Fished, farmed, modified, and championed, these four make up the bulk of our fish consumption. New York Times magazine writer Greenberg explores... (read more)

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The Earth Moved: On the Remarkable Achievements of Earthworms
The Earth Moved: On the Remarkable Achievements of Earthworms
by Amy Stewart
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A blind, lungless little plow that sifts our soil a teaspoon at a time is responsible for engineering our entire ecosystem. Amy Stewart has uncovered the earthworm's purposeful cycle into a delightful read that also serves as a reminder to savor our... (read more)

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The Sibley Guide to Trees
The Sibley Guide to Trees
by David Allen Sibley
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In his new book, David Allen Sibley shifts his focus from birds to trees, including gorgeous illustrations and fascinating information. The Sibley Guide to Trees will dramatically change the way you look at your backyard, your neighborhood, and the... (read more)

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The World without Us
The World without Us
by Alan Weisman
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"Let us try a creative experiment," Alan Weisman proposes on page three: If humans disappeared from earth, what would happen? To your home, for example. To our cities, farms, and oceans. To the animals that remain. Or to the billion tons of plastic we'd... (read more)

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The Wave: In Pursuit of the Rogues, Freaks, and Giants of the Ocean
The Wave: In Pursuit of the Rogues, Freaks, and Giants of the Ocean
by Susan Casey
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It has long been asserted that we know more about the surface of the moon than we do the vast seascapes that cover some 70 percent of our planet. Susan Casey's seductive book, The Wave: In Pursuit of the Rogues, Freaks, and Giants of the Ocean, goes a... (read more)

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The Deep: The Extraordinary Creatures of the Abyss
The Deep: The Extraordinary Creatures of the Abyss
by Claire Nouvian
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The Deep is one of the most beautiful and bizarre books I've ever seen. You will not be able to put it down, and none of your friends will be able to resist picking it up.... (read more)

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The Animal Dialogues: Uncommon Encounters in the Wild
The Animal Dialogues: Uncommon Encounters in the Wild
by Craig Childs
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Animal Dialogues is one of the best collections of nature writing I've read in years, which puts Craig Childs in the company of giants: Barry Lopez, Annie Dillard, John Muir, Aldo Leopold, and Terry Tempest Williams. I found myself wondering how Childs... (read more)

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