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Nature Studies


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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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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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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 Tiger: A True Story of Vengeance and Survival
The Tiger: A True Story of Vengeance and Survival
by John Vaillant
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A fascinating attempt to see through the eyes of another creature, John Vaillant's The Tiger is an intelligent and beautifully written blend of history, anthropology, zoology, ecology, and adventure. Compelling and resonant, The Tiger is a rare work of... (read more)

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My Family and Other Animals
My Family and Other Animals
by Gerald Durrell
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This autobiographical work takes place on the island of Corfu when Durrell was a boy. He was pretty much a wild English boy who ended up with a lot of time on his hands, a lot of rugged land to explore, and as a result, a lot of critter friends the likes... (read more)

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Becoming Animal: An Earthly Cosmology
Becoming Animal: An Earthly Cosmology
by David Abram
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In Becoming Animal, Abram suggests that our disconnection from the natural world is what enables us to damage it. To re-engage our "animal" senses is to make even a walk in the park an exquisite sensory experience, and to fully inhabit our bodies is to... (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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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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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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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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Wicked Plants: A Book of Botanical Atrocities
Wicked Plants: A Book of Botanical Atrocities
by Amy Stewart
Staff Pick
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 Monkey's Voyage: How Improbable Journeys Shaped the History of Life
The Monkey's Voyage: How Improbable Journeys Shaped the History of Life
by Alan de Queiroz
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Could a frog hitch a ride on some debris and float to another continent? Could a monkey cross the Atlantic unassisted? Biologist Alan de Queiroz presents a provocative investigation of the ways in which species may have dispersed throughout the world via... (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
Staff Pick
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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Animals in Translation: Using the Mysteries of Autism to Decode Animal Behavior
Animals in Translation: Using the Mysteries of Autism to Decode Animal Behavior
by Temple Grandin and Catherine Johnson
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One of the most revealing, readable books about the mind to come along in years. A simply fascinating glimpse into animal behavior — on the farm, at home, and even in the mirror.... (read more)

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The Weather Makers: How Man Is Changing the Climate and What It Means for Life on Earth
The Weather Makers: How Man Is Changing the Climate and What It Means for Life on Earth
by Tim Flannery
Staff Pick
Not only is paleontologist Flannery's urgent call to arms about global climate change fascinating and terrifying, it is also the most accessible book on the topic around. Flannery writes beautifully, clearly examining every angle of the debate... (read more)

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On Mount Hood: A Biography of Oregon's Perilous Peak
On Mount Hood: A Biography of Oregon's Perilous Peak
by Jon Bell
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Some 50 miles southeast of Portland lies the highest peak in the state of Oregon: Mount Hood, a 700,000-year-old stratovolcano. The fourth tallest in the Cascade range (around 11,240 feet high), Mount Hood is currently rated fourth by the U.S. Geological... (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
Staff Pick
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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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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A Garden of Marvels: How We Discovered That Flowers Have Sex, Leaves Eat Air, and Other Secrets of Plants
A Garden of Marvels: How We Discovered That Flowers Have Sex, Leaves Eat Air, and Other Secrets of Plants
by Ruth Kassinger
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A witty and engaging history of the first botanists, interwoven with stories of today's extraordinary plants found in the garden and the lab In Paradise Under Glass, Ruth Kassinger recounts with grace and humor her journey from brown thumb to green... (read more)

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Fire Season: Field Notes from a Wilderness Lookout
Fire Season: Field Notes from a Wilderness Lookout
by Philip Connors
Staff Pick
Every summer Philip Connors runs away from home. He spends half the year in a remote fire lookout savoring the solitude and the joy of monotasking. His wonderful book, Fire Season, will make you want to quit your job, sell the house, and find your own... (read more)

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