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Science & Nature from the 2015 Winter Newsletter

These titles were featured in our 2015 Winter Newsletter.

 

Unstoppable by Bill Nye

Gifted with the ability to take immense concepts and explain them in a casual (but not condescending) way, Bill Nye has written another wonderful book. Great for new and old fans alike, Unstoppable has the Science Guy tackling climate change and the ongoing environmental crisis our world is going through. With a sense of humor, Nye offers up a much-needed dose of optimism about our ability to create a better future.  —Rachel

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Unstoppable: Harnessing Science to Change the World By Bill Nye, Corey S. Powell (Editor) Cover Image
By Bill Nye, Corey S. Powell (Editor)
$26.99
ISBN: 9781250007148
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Published: St. Martin's Press - November 10th, 2015

Wild Edge by Florian Schulz

Following the seasonal path of the gray whale, this book explores the stretch of the Pacific Ocean from Mexico to the Arctic. It illustrates what needs to be protected and cherished in this environment, and the means we each have of making a difference ourselves. From spirit bears to citizen science, The Wild Edge is a wealth of information and gorgeous photography. A new favorite on my bookshelf!  —Rachel

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Wild Edge: Freedom to Roam the Pacific Coast By Florian Schulz Cover Image
$39.95
ISBN: 9780898867732
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Published: Mountaineers Books - October 15th, 2015

Earth and Space by Nirmala Nataraj

Featuring an inspirational forward by Bill Nye and an engaging introduction that details the history and cultural significance of interstellar photography, Earth and Space compiles NASA’s most impressive collection of high-definition images with easily digestible commentaries and provides context and education about the work it took to capture each image. Stargazers and daydreamers alike will surely appreciate the depth and beauty of the cosmos in these timeless images.  —Ashley

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Earth and Space: Photographs from the Archives of NASA By Nirmala Nataraj, NASA (By (photographer)), Bill Nye (Preface by) Cover Image
By Nirmala Nataraj, NASA (By (photographer)), Bill Nye (Preface by)
$40.00
ISBN: 9781452134352
Availability: Not On Our Shelves, But Available from Warehouse - Usually Delivers in 3-14 Days
Published: Chronicle Books - October 13th, 2015

The Black Dogs Project by Fred Levy

I have adored this project since I first discovered it online more than a year ago. The origin stories, written by the owners, help lay the groundwork, but it is Levy’s ability to capture the pups’ personalities that makes this book truly shine. The photos make me want to reach out and pet the dogs, grab the thick ruff of fur on the labs’ necks, and snuggle against a slick-smooth ear.  —Rachel

Thing Explainer by Randall Munroe

A book is a block of paper bound together by cardboard, filled with words that entertain and/or inform the reader. An example of a book is Thing Explainer, written by a person named Randall Munroe (What If?). He is a former NASA roboticist, which is a fancy way of saying he’s highly qualified to explain the intricacies of science-y things like a rocket ship (Up Goer Five) and the food-heating radio box (microwave).  —Louise

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Thing Explainer: Complicated Stuff in Simple Words By Randall Munroe Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9780544668256
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Dey Street Books - November 24th, 2015

Dark Matter and the Dinosaurs by Lisa Randall

This is the first work of theoretical physics I’ve read and I loved it! In Dark Matter and the Dinosaurs, Randall artfully introduces her theory in ways that are accessible to an amateur audience. A disk of dark matter, she argues, may have been responsible for rerouting that infamous meteor toward Earth, resulting in the extinction of the dinosaurs 66 million years ago. If you’re not already one, Randall will leave you feeling like a physicist!  —Ashley

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Dark Matter and the Dinosaurs: The Astounding Interconnectedness of the Universe By Lisa Randall Cover Image
$29.99
ISBN: 9780062328472
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Published: Ecco - October 27th, 2015

Wildlife of the World

Produced with the Smithsonian Institute, this beautiful book brings you face to face with creatures from every ecosystem in every corner of the world. Brimming with information and large, up-close pictures, Wildlife of the World offers insights into animal life that will surprise all but the most die-hard animal lover. If you know someone who’s a fan of the furred, feathered, and scaled, this is the book for them (or you!). —Flannery

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Wildlife of the World (DK Wonders of the World) By Don E. Wilson (Foreword by), DK, Smithsonian Institution (Contributions by) Cover Image
By Don E. Wilson (Foreword by), DK, Smithsonian Institution (Contributions by)
$50.00
ISBN: 9781465438041
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Published: DK - October 6th, 2015

Bird Love by Leila Jeffreys

Bird Love is a wonderful love letter to the birds of Australia (as well as some of those in North America). Detailed, intimate photographs of a variety of birds grace the pages, from Barnaby Rudge’s parakeet portrait to Penguin the magpie’s baby pictures. And you have to check out Darcy the brown falcon’s sassy pose on page 133. This is a book you’ll want to peruse often.  —Rachel

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Bird Love By Leila Jeffreys Cover Image
$50.00
ISBN: 9781419718458
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Published: Abrams - October 27th, 2015

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