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  1. Book ImageMama's Last Hug: Animal Emotions and What They Tell Us about Ourselves

    Frans de Waal

    New York Times best-selling author and primatologist Frans de Waal explores the fascinating world of animal and human emotions.More

  2. Book ImageEnd of the Megafauna: The Fate of the World's Hugest, Fiercest, and Strangest Animals

    Ross D E MacPhee, Peter Schouten

    The fascinating lives and puzzling demise of some of the largest animals on earth.More

  3. Book ImageWild Horse Country: The History, Myth, and Future of the Mustang

    David Philipps

    A Pulitzer Prize–winning reporter’s history of wild horses in America—and an eye-opening story of their treatment in our own time.More

  4. Book ImageWhere the Animals Go: Tracking Wildlife with Technology in 50 Maps and Graphics

    James Cheshire, Oliver Uberti

    "Where the Animals Go is beautiful and thrilling, a combination of the best in science and exposition, and a joy to study cover to cover." —Edward O. Wilson, University Research Professor Emeritus, Harvard UniversityMore

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

    Frans de Waal

    A New York Times bestseller: "A passionate and convincing case for the sophistication of nonhuman minds." —Alison Gopnik, The AtlanticMore

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

    Edward O. Wilson

    "An audacious and concrete proposal…Half-Earth completes the 86-year-old Wilson’s valedictory trilogy on the human animal and our place on the planet." —Jedediah Purdy, New RepublicMore

  7. Book ImagePig Tales: An Omnivore's Quest for Sustainable Meat

    Barry Estabrook

    A Splendid Table Staff Book Pick of the Year

    "Estabrook, a reporter of iron constitution and persistence, has dug deep into the truth about the American pork industry without losing his sense of humor and humanity." —Christopher Kimball, Wall Street JournalMore

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. Book ImageA Field Guide to Your Own Back Yard

    John Hanson Mitchell

    Second Edition

    Here is a book to enhance our appreciation of the small citizens of the world and to introduce us to the neighbors we never knew we had, from spotted salamanders to meadow voles, from snowy tree crickets to ambrosia beetles, all living within steps of your door.More

  11. Book ImageThe Birds of America: The Bien Chromolithographic Edition

    John James Audubon, Joel Oppenheimer

    A never-before-published edition of the rare chromolithographic Audubon prints of American birds.More

  12. Book ImageShepherds of Coyote Rocks: Public Lands, Private Herds and the Natural World

    Cat Urbigkit

    Cat Urbigkit journeys alone to spend a season on Wyoming’s open range tending to a herd of domestic sheep as they give birth amid the challenges of nature – from severe weather to a wealth of predators. Her only companions are the livestock guardian animals (BIG dogs and a pair of burros named Bill and Hillary!) that repeatedly prove their worth in devotion to protecting the herd.More

  13. Book ImageThe Animal Connection: A New Perspective on What Makes Us Human

    Pat Shipman

    A bold, illuminating new take on the love of animals that drove human evolution.More

  14. Book ImageThe Leafcutter Ants: Civilization by Instinct

    Bert Hölldobler, Edward O. Wilson

    From the Pulitzer Prize-winning authors of The Ants comes this dynamic and visually spectacular portrait of Earth's ultimate superorganism.More

  15. Book ImageDawn Light: Dancing with Cranes and Other Ways to Start the Day

    Diane Ackerman

    "It's easy to live in the moment when you're immersed in Ackerman's glorious prose." —Washington PostMore

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