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Science & Nature from our 2018 Winter Newsletter

These titles were featured in our 2018 Winter Newsletter.

How to Be a Good Creature by Sy Montgomery

Sy Montgomery (The Soul of an Octopus) has led a rich life, full of good creatures, and she has generously shared her experiences throughout the years. This lovely book describes some of the most beloved and memorable critters she has known and the lessons and knowledge she has gained from them. We’ve all had our lives enriched by animals and for better or worse, we are intricately tied to the nature around us. Montgomery helps us feel what we gain from those connections to animals. - Rachel

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How To Be A Good Creature: A Memoir in Thirteen Animals By Sy Montgomery, Rebecca Green (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Sy Montgomery, Rebecca Green (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780544938328
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Mariner Books - September 25th, 2018

Brief Answers to the Big Questions by Stephen Hawking

In his last message to the people of Earth, the late Stephen Hawking uses his prodigious intelligence and signature wit to explore the biggest questions we have. As A Brief History of Time painted a picture of the past, Brief Answers to Big Questions projects into the future. Told in an accessible and insightful way, Hawking’s farewell is a terrific read for all Earthlings interested in the fate of the universe. - Aric

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ISBN: 9781984819192
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Bantam - October 16th, 2018

Animal Kingdom by Randal Ford

Randal Ford’s Animal Kingdom is a collection of 150 animal portraits 2 years in the making. Ford’s use of lighting and composition helps capture the uniqueness of each animal that he photographs. The use of a studio removes any distraction in the background, resulting in a showcase of the personality of his subjects. A great book for any animal or bird lover. - Rechelle

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Animal Kingdom: A Collection of Portraits By Randal Ford, Dan Winters (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Randal Ford, Dan Winters (Foreword by)
ISBN: 9781599621470
Availability: Not On Our Shelves, But Available from Warehouse - Usually Delivers in 3-14 Days
Published: Rizzoli - September 25th, 2018

Hello World by Hannah Fry

Mathematics professor Dr. Hannah Fry has tackled with numbers Santa Claus and love, so it might seem a retreat to safety for her to write about algorithms…if the algorithms weren’t covering everything crucial about being a modern human, from our everyday interactions to our social justice systems. With intelligence and charm, Fry gives a tour through algorithms and lays out a better understanding of the possibilities before us. - Jocelyn

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Hello World: Being Human in the Age of Algorithms By Hannah Fry Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780393634990
Availability: Out of Print
Published: W. W. Norton & Company - September 18th, 2018

Accessory to War by Neil DeGrasse Tyson & Avis Lang

If you found Astrophysics for People in a Hurry to be a fascinating journey through the cosmos, strap yourself in. The story of the connection between astrophysics and the military—laid out by the amazing Neil DeGrasse Tyson (of Cosmos fame) and Avis Lang—is full of fascinating actors, from lone people to whole governments to Earth itself. - Ian

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Accessory to War: The Unspoken Alliance Between Astrophysics and the Military By Neil deGrasse Tyson, Avis Lang Cover Image
ISBN: 9780393064445
Availability: Backordered
Published: W. W. Norton & Company - September 11th, 2018

The Ravenmaster by Christopher Skaife

Yeoman warder Christopher Skaife describes himself as being ornithivorous in relation to his job, inhaling all that there is about ravens, no matter the area of study (science, mythology, art, etc.). And while he covers some of those topics in this book, it’s his personal stories that kept me reading late into the night. Skaife’s voice will rumble in your head and you’ll feel like you’re just swapping stories over a pint with a friend. - Rachel

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The Ravenmaster: My Life with the Ravens at the Tower of London By Christopher Skaife Cover Image
ISBN: 9780374113346
Availability: Hard to Find - Believed to be Out of Stock Indefinitely
Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - October 2nd, 2018

The Smithsonian History of Space Exploration by Roger D. Launius

“A generously illustrated, wonderfully detailed survey of space exploration by a Smithsonian curator who was also a chief historian of NASA for more than two decades. On every page, stunning photographs provide a visual history of the incredible people and mechanics behind each groundbreaking advance, setting this volume apart from others. Readers of all ages will discover something new every time they revisit these pages.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review

The Smithsonian History of Space Exploration: From the Ancient World to the Extraterrestrial Future By Roger D. Launius Cover Image
ISBN: 9781588346377
Availability: Hard to Find - Believed to be Out of Stock Indefinitely
Published: Smithsonian Books - October 23rd, 2018

Path of the Puma by Jim Williams

Williams has been a wildlife biologist in Montana for the past 25 years, so one expects a wealth of information on the elusive mountain lions he tracks and studies. What comes as a welcome surprise in this gorgeous, photo-laden book, however, is the personality-rich narrative and the breadth of experience. As one of the only large predators whose population is actually growing, these great cats have much to teach us—both how they live and how we can live with them. Williams is a delightful teacher. - Melinda

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Path of the Puma: The Remarkable Resilience of the Mountain Lion By Jim Williams, Joe Glickman (With), Douglas Chadwick (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Jim Williams, Joe Glickman (With), Douglas Chadwick (Foreword by)
ISBN: 9781938340727
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Patagonia - October 9th, 2018

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