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Science & Nature from our 2019 Winter Newsletter

These titles were featured in our 2019 Winter Newsletter.

 

Erosion: Essays of Undoing by Terry Tempest Williams

Terry Tempest Williams’s latest work is powerful, poetic, and absolutely necessary—an offering for how to understand, survive, grieve, and challenge our current political and environmental crises, acting as both balm and tonic. Written with an open heart, a seeking mind, and unfathomable honesty, these essays range from conservation activism to life in the desert, from plumbing the depths of personal grief to public outrage. She speaks to the natural erosion of all things, and how in that loss, there is also strength and reformation, a way to hope. - Melinda

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ISBN: 9780374280062
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Published: Sarah Crichton Books - October 8th, 2019

When the Earth Had Two Moons by Erik Asphaug

When the Earth Had Two Moons is a rollercoaster ride through our solar system. It takes the reader from planetary creations and collisions to the origin of our own moon. Asphaug revels in the romance of the universe. I found myself basking in a luxurious bath of cosmic language while developing an understanding of our universe that had, until I read this, evaded me. - Tori

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When the Earth Had Two Moons: Cannibal Planets, Icy Giants, Dirty Comets, Dreadful Orbits, and the Origins of the Night Sky Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062657923
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Published: Custom House - October 29th, 2019

Our Dogs, Ourselves by Alexandra Horowitz

Dogs permeate every aspect of our lives, whether in the form of our own perfect companion or the neighbor’s pup who won’t stop barking. (We all know ours would never do such a thing!) Horowitz looks at the relationship between humans and dogs, from the language we use about canines to the ways we have them in our lives, their living conditions, breeding, and the act of keeping them at all. It’s a raw, honest look at what we’ve done to dogs since the beginning of their domestication and will give any dog owner, caretaker, or pet parent much to consider. - Rachel

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Our Dogs, Ourselves: The Story of a Singular Bond Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781501175008
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Published: Scribner - September 3rd, 2019

We Are the Weather by Jonathan Safran Foer

In signature literary fashion, Jonathan Safran Foer draws on the threads of history, science, and family history to illustrate the power in a single human choice to change the world—and the challenge to make it. His premise is simple: You can stop climate change’s devastation by not eating animal products before dinner. While light on practical suggestions, Foer does offer an intricate exploration of interconnectivity and agency and a passionate plea for our planet’s future. - Jocelyn

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We Are the Weather: Saving the Planet Begins at Breakfast Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780374280000
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - September 17th, 2019

Close to Birds by Roine Magnusson

Though less known in the United States, Magnusson has contributed to National Geographic and is an award-winning photographer in Sweden. In his latest book, he uses his prodigious skills (and a huge amount of patience) to capture absolutely stunning images of birds both rare and common. The photos are so perfectly crisp, so intimate, that you get a sense of each bird’s personality and mood. With over 200 terrific images and thoughtful commentary from naturalists Mats and Asa Ottosson, this is the perfect gift for the bird lover in your life. - RIco

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Close to Birds: An Intimate Look at Our Feathered Friends Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781611807103
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Published: Roost Books - October 22nd, 2019

Surfacing by Kathleen Jamie

In her elegant collection of essays, acclaimed Scottish poet Kathleen Jamie considers how time and place shift within a rapidly changing world, unearthing the past and untethering the present, whether while on an archeological dig in Arctic Alaska, in the Highlands, or stopped along a country road. A combination of longer think pieces and shorter meditations, with lyrical simplicity as its through line, Surfacing is itself a welcome practice in timelessness. - Melinda

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ISBN: 9780143134459
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Published: Penguin Books - September 24th, 2019

The Day It Finally Happens by Mike Pearl

Of all the doomsday books I’ve read recently, this one is my favorite and Mike Pearl is my new favorite doom interpreter. Taking somewhat ridiculous concepts and humanizing them, he approaches those examples with the frank realism of the millennial generation: We’ve gotten through worse before and we’re still breathing. Ranging from Jurassic Park–type scenarios and gun bans to alien contact and a lifeless ocean, he conveys our options in intelligent, easy-to-understand science writing. - Rachel

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The Day It Finally Happens: Alien Contact, Dinosaur Parks, Immortal Humans—and Other Possible Phenomena Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781501194139
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Published: Scribner - September 17th, 2019

The Photo Ark: Vanishing by Joel Sartore

While the other Photo Ark collections line my bookshelves like fine art, Vanishing is like a tattoo: painful in its permanence. Sartore focuses on the species most at risk, and the raw intimacy his photos are known for increases with each passing page. Peppered throughout this keepsake coffee table book are testimonials, ways to help save even the smallest snail. I can’t help but wonder how drastically the numbers of species will have changed from the review copy I saw to the finished book on the shelf. - Rachel

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By Joel Sartore, Elizabeth Kolbert (Foreword by)
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ISBN: 9781426220593
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Published: National Geographic - September 10th, 2019

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