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On a Farther Shore: The Life and Legacy of Rachel Carson
Published on the 50th anniversary of her seminal book Silent Spring, here is an indelible new portrait of Rachel Carson, founder of the modern environmental movement. Carson loved the ocean and wrote three books about its mysteries, including the in...
Witness Tree: Seasons of Change with a Century-Old Oak
Climate science can seem dense, remote, and abstract. But through the lens of this one tree, it becomes immediate and intimate. In Witness Tree, environmental reporter Lynda V. Mapes takes us through her year living with one red oak at the Harvard Fo...
Burning Planet: The Story of Fire Through Time
Raging wildfires have devastated vast areas of California and Australia in recent years, and predictions are that we will see more of the same in coming years as a result of climate change. But this is nothing new. Since the dawn of life on land, lar...
Our Choice: A Plan to Solve the Climate Crisis
"It is now abundantly clear that we have at our fingertips all of the tools we need to solve the climate crisis. The only missing ingredient is collective will.
"Properly understood, the climate crisis is an unparalleled opportunity to finally and ef...
The Poisoned City: Flint's Water and the American Urban Tragedy
When the people of Flint, Michigan, turned on their faucets in April 2014, the water pouring out was poisoned with lead and other toxins.
Through a series of disastrous decisions, the state government had switched the city's water supply to a sourc...
Rising: Dispatches from the New American Shore
Harvey. Maria. Irma. Sandy. Katrina. We live in a time of unprecedented hurricanes and catastrophic weather events, a time when it is increasingly clear that climate change is neither imagined nor distant - and that rising seas are transforming the c...
The Last Unicorn: A Search for One of Earth's Rarest Creatures
An award-winning author's stirring quest to find and understand an elusive and exceptionally rare species in the heart of Southeast Asia's jungles.
In 1992, in a remote mountain range, a team of scientists discovered the remains of an unusual animal...
For the first time, scientists could have the knowledge to prevent a natural disaster epic in scale - an asteroid hitting the Earth - and in this exciting, adventuresome book, Carrie Nugent explains how.
What are asteroids, and where do they come f...
Aerial Warfare: The Battle for the Skies
Aerial warfare has dominated Western war-making for more than 100 years, and despite regular announcements of its demise, it shows no sign of becoming obsolete. Frank Ledwidge offers a sweeping look at the history of air warfare, introducing the majo...
The Plant Messiah
An impassioned memoir of saving extraordinary plants on the brink of extinction, by a scientist who has been called a "codebreaker" (Telegraph) and "an inspiration" (Jane Goodall)
Carlos Magdalena is not your average horticulturist. He's a man on a ...
Wolf Nation: The Life, Death, and Return of Wild American Wolves
In the tradition of Peter Matthiessen's Wildlife in America or Aldo Leopold, Brenda Peterson tells the 300-year history of wild wolves in America. It is also our own history, seen through our relationship with wolves. The earliest Americans revered t...
Being a Beast: Adventures Across the Species Divide
A passionate naturalist explores what it's really like to be an animal - by living like them.
How can we ever be sure that we really know the other? To test the limits of our ability to inhabit lives that are not our own, Charles Foster set out to ...
Countdown: Our Last, Best Hope for a Future on Earth?
A powerful investigation into the chances for humanity's future from the author of the best seller The World Without Us.
In his best-selling book The World Without Us, Alan Weisman considered how the Earth could heal and even refill empty niches if...
Unstoppable: Harnessing Science to Change the World
Just as World War II called an earlier generation to greatness, so the climate crisis is calling today's rising youth to action: to create a better future. In Unstoppable, Bill Nye crystallizes and expands the message for which he is best known and b...
Run the Storm
In the best-selling tradition of A Perfect Storm and The Finest Hours, a harrowing account of the incredible true story of the recent shocking disappearance of El Faro, a gigantic American cargo ship that sank suddenly in the Bermuda Triangle in 2015...
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