Nature, Botanicals, Animals

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DARWIN'S MOST WONDERFUL PLANTS: A TOUR OF HIS BOTANICAL LEGACY

Written by Thompson, Ken
For many people, the story of Charles Darwin goes like this: he ventured to the Galapagos Islands on the Beagle, was inspired by the biodiversity of the birds he saw there, and immediately returned home to write his theory of evolution. But this simplified narrative is inaccurate and lacking: it leaves out a major part of Darwin's legacy.
October 7, 2019 | Hardcover | University of Chicago Press | 256 Pages |
$25.00
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100 PLANTS THAT (ALMOST) CHANGED THE WORLD

Written by Beardshaw, Chris
-The tales of 100 plants recounted that will transform how we view and value plants -The author Chris Beardshaw is one of the leading lights in the world of gardening From cars made of carrot to tea-smuggling spies; Popeye's spinach to the hallucinogenic effects of lettuce, renowned garden expert Chris Beardshaw takes us on a journey though history's most fascinating plants, flowers, vegetables an
November 15, 2019 | Paperback | Papadakis Dist A/C | 168 Pages |
$19.95
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POLAR BEARS: A LIFE UNDER THREAT

Written by Rawicki, Michel
- Spectacular photographs of the polar bear: the largest carnivore to walk the earth today- Follows the bears across the Arctic, from settlements to forests, pack-ice to tundra- Contains a collection of evocative essays and poetry- Foreword by Hubert ReevesA symbol of strength, survival despite hardship and - more recently - the perils of global warming, the polar bear wears many different faces a
October 31, 2019 | Hardcover | Acc Art Books |
$45.00
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PIG: A NATURAL HISTORY

Written by Lutwyche, Richard
A comprehensive, richly illustrated introduction to the fascinating natural history of the pig, from prehistory to the present
October 1, 2019 | Hardcover | Princeton University Press | 224 Pages |
$27.95
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FUNGIPEDIA: A BRIEF COMPENDIUM OF MUSHROOM LORE

Written by Millman, Lawrence
This little book is big fun.--Michael Pollan An illustrated mini-encyclopedia of fungal lore, from John Cage and Terence McKenna to mushroom sex and fairy rings Fungipedia presents a delightful A-Z treasury of mushroom lore.
October 29, 2019 | Hardcover | Princeton University Press | 200 Pages |
$16.95

NATURE STRANGE AND BEAUTIFUL: HOW LIVING BEINGS EVOLVED AND MADE THE EARTH A HOME

Written by Ziegler, Christian
In this rich, wide-ranging, beautifully illustrated volume, Egbert Leigh explores the results of billions of years of evolution at work. Leigh, who has spent five decades on Panama’s Barro Colorado Island reflecting on the organization of various amazingly diverse tropical ecosystems, now shows how selection on “selfish genes” gives rise to complex modes of cooperation and interdependence. With the help of such artists as the celebrated nature photographer Christian Ziegler, natural history illustrator Deborah Miriam Kaspari, and Damond Kyllo, Leigh explains basic concepts of evolutionary biology, ranging from life’s single-celled beginnings to the complex societies humans have formed today. The book covers a range of topics, including adaptation, competition, mutualism, heredity, natural selection, sexual selection, genetics, and language. Leigh’s reflections on evolution, competition, and cooperation show how the natural world becomes even more beautiful when viewed in the light of evolution.In this wide-ranging volume, Egbert Leigh explores the amazing results of billions of years of evolution at work. He demonstrates that natural selection on "selfish genes" gives rise to complex modes of cooperation and interdependence.
August 20, 2019 | Hardcover | Yale University Press | 304 Pages |
$28.00

SHARK DRUNK: THE ART OF CATCHING A LARGE SHARK FROM A TINY RUBBER DINGHY IN A BIG OCEAN

Written by Stroksnes, Morten
A salty story of friendship, adventure, and the explosive life that teems beneath the ocean The Lofoten archipelago, just North of the Arctic Circle, is a place of unsurpassed beauty--the skyline spikes with dramatic peaks; the radiant greens and purples of the Northern Lights follow summers where the sun never sets.
June 27, 2017 | Hardcover | Knopf Publishing Group | 320 Pages |
$26.95

HOUR OF LAND: A PERSONAL TOPOGRAPHY OF AMERICA'S NATIONAL PARKS

Written by Williams, Terry Tempest
Longlisted for an Andrew Carnegie Medal for ExcellenceA Washington Post Notable Book of the Year
July 3, 2017 | Paperback | Picador USA | 416 Pages |
$18.00

WARBLERS AND OTHER SONGBIRDS OF NORTH AMERICA: A LIFE-SIZE GUIDE TO EVERY SPECIES

Written by Sterry, Paul
A stunning full-color photographic field guide of 285 species of North American songbirds and warblers, captured in glorious life-sized detail and featuring concise descriptions, location maps, and useful facts for both experienced birdwatchers and armchair ornithologists alike.
May 16, 2017 | Hardcover | Harper Design | 352 Pages |
$29.99

TULIP

Written by Fisher, Celia
A long time ago, you could only find them on the slopes of remote mountain ranges in Asia, but today they are the very symbol of modern genetics, a species unrivalled for the variety of colors and forms that breeders can create: tulips.
May 15, 2017 | Hardcover | Reaktion Books | 224 Pages |
$27.00

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