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In Paperback: Saved by the Sea

April 25th, 2015
saved by the sea

In his moving account, now in paperback from New World Library, David Helvarg recounts the wonders and wealth of the world’s oceans

Book Review: The Age of Consequences

January 29th, 2015
age of consequences cover

An environmentalist writes an energetic and – despite everything – optimistic clarion call to better and smarter thinking about how mankind can ease its disastrous impact on nature

Book Review: Ocean Worlds

January 24th, 2015
ocean worlds

World after world detected by powerful long-range telescopes are being shown to possess oceans – probably radically different from those of Earth; a new book looks at water worlds, our own and others

Book Review: Hummingbirds

April 23rd, 2014
male thorntail

The world’s smallest and busiest birds are the subject of a pretty new book

Book Review: Octopus!

October 30th, 2013

The strangest, most alien creatures on the Earth have three hearts and big, unfathomable brains – and, famously, eight arms. It’s the sprawling family of octopus species, and they get a soup-to-nuts examination in Katherine Harmon Courage’s new book

Book Review: The Urban Bestiary

October 27th, 2013
02book”The Urban Bestiary” by Lyanda Lynn Haupt.

Coyotes prowl our golf courses, cougars haunt our bike-trails, and owls skinny-dip in our bird-baths – a new book looks at the wild animals that fill in the spaces of human cities

Book Review: Planet Without Apes

August 23rd, 2013
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More than at any point in their collective history, mankind’s great ape cousins face the threat of total extinction. A passionate new book outlines all the threats – and clings to some hope

Book Review: Trash Animals

August 21st, 2013
trash animals

Rats, snakes, gulls, cockroaches, and half a dozen other notorious varmints – a delightful new anthology takes readers deep inside the world of the animals they love to hate

In Paperback: Life in a Shell

August 20th, 2013
life in a shell

A new paperback explores the mysteries of turtles

Book Review: The Warbler Guide

August 1st, 2013

Roger Tory Peterson called them “the butterflies of the bird world” – they’re wood warblers, and when it comes to identifying and understanding them, Princeton University Press has published the Bible

Book Review: Alexander Wilson, the Scot Who Founded American Ornithology

May 2nd, 2013

He was a young immigrant from Scotland who was inspired by one great man and inspired another, but in between, Alexander Wilson did the pioneering work of creating the American discipline of bird-study. A wonderful new book re-examines his legacy

Now in Paperback: The World of the Salt Marsh

April 25th, 2013
the world of the salt marsh

The southeastern coast of the United States is dotted all over with salt marshes, those magical places forever hovering between land and sea. A captivating new book – now in paperback – sings their praises and recounts their perils.

Wonders of the Indian Wilderness

November 26th, 2012

The many natural worlds of India – and the variety of striking animals who inhabit those worlds – come alive in this enormous illustrated volume

Book Review: Spillover

October 22nd, 2012
Book Review: Spillover

The burgeoning human population is encountering new and strange pathogens every day – how long until one of them becomes the next HIV … or Black Death?

Book Review: The Lucky Ones

August 22nd, 2012

An emotionally stunning memoir about Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary, where animals once fated for the slaughterhouse are given normal, happy lives

From the Archives: Buffalo in the House

August 22nd, 2012
buffalo, in the house

A Buffalo in the House, The Extraordinary story of Charlie and His Family
R. D. Rosen
Random House, 2007
Now out in paperback is R.D. Rosen’s entertaining and enormously moving A Buffalo in the House, the story of …

Now in Paperback: Demon Fish

August 6th, 2012
watson and the shark

Now in paperback: Juliet Eilperin’s gripping and personality-filled study of sharks and the people who study them

Book Review: The Black Rhinos of Namibia

July 29th, 2012
the black rhinos of namibia

A gorgeously-written new book on the vanishing black rhinos of south-western Africa

Book Review: Life Everlasting

June 21st, 2012
life everlasting

A slim, fantastic new book on dead bodies, decay, road kill, and circling vultures! Happy summer!

Book Review: Exposing the Big Game

June 16th, 2012

A fiery new book condemns the evils of hunting

Now in Paperback: The Book of Deadly Animals

April 28th, 2012
the book of deadly animals – april 2012

a fact-filled compendium of killer creatures!

Classics Reissued: The Marsh Lions

April 19th, 2012
zebras drinking

A new reprint of a classic book about a hardscrabble pride of lions in Kenya

Book Review: The Forest Unseen

March 17th, 2012
the forest unseen – march 2012

An enchantingly small focus creates a modern-day masterpiece of natural history

Classics Reissued: Illumination in the Flatwoods

February 25th, 2012
man and turkey

In conjunction with a recent PBS special, a classic book is re-issued: the story of a man who became the mother, father, and leader to an engaging group of wild turkeys

Book Review: The Design in Nature

January 29th, 2012
design in nature

The originator of Constructal Theory writes another book expounding his notion that all things flow against resistance, and that everything flowing is alive.

Book Review: Animal

September 15th, 2011
triangle frog

A stunning – and miraculously hopeful – update to DK’s legendary guide to animals

Book Review: The Great Sperm Whale

April 20th, 2011
sperm whale

Prolific author Richard Ellis returns with a gripping new book about the monster from Melville, the mysterious and majestic sperm whale.