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Science & Nature from the 2012 Summer Newsletter

<img src="http://www.bookshopsantacruz.com/files/santacruz/2012_Summer_Newsletter_... width="100" height="130" align="right">These recommendations were published in our <a href="http://www.bookshopsantacruz.com/2012-summer-newsletter">2012 Summer Newsletter</a>.

The Social Conquest of Earth by Edward O. Wilson

The Social Conquest of Earth is a huge, deep, thrilling work, presenting a radically new but cautiously hopeful view of human evolution, human nature, and human society. No one but E. O. Wilson could bring together such a brilliant synthesis of biology and the humanities, to shed light on the origins of language, religion, art, and all of human culture.” —Oliver Sacks
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$27.95
ISBN: 9780871404138
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Published: Liveright - April 9th, 2012

Incognito by David Eagleman

This eminently important book is a progress report for the field of neuroscience. Plainly stated: you are your brain, and your world is only what your brain tells you it is. Eagleman’s exposition of this reality is simply mind blowing. From the history of the field, to the absolutely cosmic scale of its discoveries, Incognito will fill you with awe and change the way you see yourself and the world.
Reviewed by: 
Joe
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$17.00
ISBN: 9780307389923
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Published: Vintage - May 15th, 2012

Cat Daddy by Jackson Galaxy

Jackson Galaxy doesn’t look like your typical cat whisperer, but his affinity for felines is no joke. However, at one time, Galaxy was a wreck, addicted to drugs and alcohol. At rock bottom, he adopted a cat everyone said was a lost cause, and slowly began to discover his strength and innate gift. This is a sweet, funny story of one very broken man and one untamable cat, and how they saved each other.
Reviewed by: 
Flannery
Cat Daddy: What the World's Most Incorrigible Cat Taught Me about Life, Love, and Coming Clean Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9781585429370
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Published: Tarcher - May 10th, 2012

America’s Other Audubon by Joy M. Kiser

This is beautiful book tells the largely unknown story of Genevieve Jones, a girl who endeavored to illustrate the birds that Audubon forgot and the family who labored to finish the work in her memory after her untimely death. The story is remarkable, marked as much by dedication and love as it is shadowed by tragedy and loss. Filled with luminous illustrations, this is an exceptional piece of art and natural history.
Reviewed by: 
Flannery
America's Other Audubon: (original color lithographs, archival photographs, and field notes on the nests and eggs that Audubon omitted) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781616890599
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Princeton Architectural Press - May 2nd, 2012

Life Everlasting by Bernd Heinrich

“Humans face death with trepidation and elaborate rituals, but what about animals? Proffering lessons both spiritual and ecological, the author of the lovely The Mind of a Raven shows us the animal way of death, as when wolves, large cats, eagles, and weasels work in tandem to get rid of killed prey. Not just for animal lovers.” —Library Journal
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ISBN: 9780547752662
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Published: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - June 19th, 2012

Taproot: Living Fully, Digging Deeper

The mission of this terrific, ad-free new magazine is to search for “authentic and meaningful connections to the earth, each other, and ourselves…to live with less of the excess, waste, and noise that surround us in our modern world.” The inaugural issue features artwork and articles on soil, spring herbs, and raising chickens, and future issues will focus on paths, retreats, and wood. Don’t miss this beautiful publication.
Reviewed by: 
S.B.

Swell by Evan Slater

Wave watchers around the world know that no two waves are the same. Yet each and every wave that rises, peaks, and crashes onto the beach is generated by a much larger force originating thousands of miles away. Surf journalist team Evan Slater and Peter Taras capture the essence of waves and the swells that produce them in this gorgeous collection of wave photography.

Swell: A Year of Waves (Ocean Coffee Table Book, Book About Surfing) Cover Image
$29.95
ISBN: 9781452105932
Availability: Backordered
Published: Chronicle Books - May 9th, 2012

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