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  1. Book ImageThe Nature Fix: Why Nature Makes us Happier, Healthier, and More Creative

    Florence Williams

    An intrepid investigation into nature’s restorative benefits by a prize-winning author.More

  2. Book ImageRancher, Farmer, Fisherman: Conservation Heroes of the American Heartland

    Miriam Horn

    The story of a huge, largely hidden, and entirely unexpected conservation movement in America.More

  3. Book ImageThe Man Who Made Things Out of Trees

    Robert Penn

    The story of how one man cut down a single tree to see how many things could be made from it.More

  4. Book ImagePig Tales: An Omnivores Quest for Sustainable Meat

    Barry Estabrook

    “Illuminating, a window into the world of pigs and pig farmers that every American omnivore needs to read.” —Ruth Reichl, author of Delicious!More

  5. Book ImageAre We Smart Enough to Know How Smart Animals Are?

    Frans de Waal

    A New York Times Bestseller

    From world-renowned biologist and primatologist Frans de Waal, a groundbreaking work on animal intelligence destined to become a classic.More

  6. Book ImageGetting to Green: Saving Nature: A Bipartisan Solution

    Frederic C. Rich

    “Regardless of your place on the political spectrum, there is much to admire in this book, which reminds us that the stewardship of nature is an obligation shared by all Americans.”—U.S. Senator Angus S. King Jr.More

  7. Book ImageAll The Wild That Remains: Edward Abbey, Wallace Stegner, and the American West

    David Gessner

    An homage to the West and to two great writers who set the standard for all who celebrate and defend it.More

  8. Book ImageEruption: The Untold Story of Mount St. Helens

    Steve Olson

    Survival narrative meets scientific, natural, and social history in the riveting story of a volcanic disaster.More

  9. Book ImageHalf-Earth: Our Planet's Fight for Life

    Edward O. Wilson

    Half-Earth proposes an achievable plan to save our imperiled biosphere: devote half the surface of the Earth to nature.More

  10. Book ImageThe Cabaret of Plants: Forty Thousand Years of Plant Life and the Human Imagination

    Richard Mabey

    "Highly entertaining…Without being sentimental about it, Mr. Mabey gets us to look at life from the plants' point of view. His science is sound, he's witty, and his language is engaging." —Constance Casey, New York TimesMore

  11. Book ImageThe Human Age: The World Shaped By Us

    Diane Ackerman

    Winner of the 2015 National Outdoor Book Award for Natural History Literature and the 2015 PEN New England Henry David Thoreau Prize.

    A dazzling, inspiring tour through the ways that humans are working with nature to try to save the planet.More

  12. Book ImagePreparing the Ghost: An Essay Concerning the Giant Squid and Its First Photographer

    Matthew Gavin Frank

    Memory, mythology, and obsession collide in this “slyly charming” (New York Times Book Review) account of the giant squid.More

  13. Book ImageThe Great Transition: Shifting from Fossil Fuels to Solar and Wind Energy

    Lester R. Brown, Emily Adams, Janet Larsen, Et Al.

    The great energy transition from fossil fuels to renewable sources of energy is under way.More

  14. Book ImageCitizen Coke: The Making of Coca-Cola Capitalism

    Bartow J. Elmore

    An absorbing history of how Coke’s insatiable thirst for natural resources shaped the company and reshaped the globe.More

  15. Book ImageBears in the Backyard: Big Animals, Sprawling Suburbs, and the New Urban Jungle

    Edward R. Ricciuti

    Fang and claw have jumped the white picket fence as encounters with cougars in Chicago, alligators in Florida, and bears virtually everywhere have become increasingly commonplace. Author Edward Ricciuti explores cutting-edge research into why it’s happening, how it impacts all of us, and how to deal with it on both societal and personal levels.More

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