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Diary of a Young Naturalist by Dara McAnulty - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781571311801
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Published: Milkweed Editions - June 8th, 2021

Absolutely tremendous! A nature diary by a young man who writes so entirely from the heart, and reminds us of the joy to be found in the everyday awe that nature gifts us. I can't recommend this book enough! ~ Reviewed by Becky Doherty


Swimming to the Top of the Tide by Patricia Hanlon - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781942658870
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Published: Bellevue Literary Press - June 8th, 2021

A beautiful, lyrical book that takes us under the surface of the marshy coastline of New England. Hanlon introduces us to the unique ecology of the area where freshwater meets saltwater, from the fully immersive perspective of the swimmer. I thoroughly enjoyed it. ~ Reviewed by Becky Doherty


The Secret World of Weather: How to Read Signs in Every Cloud, Breeze, Hill, Street, Plant, Animal, and Dewdrop by Tristan Gooley - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781615197545
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Published: The Experiment - May 25th, 2021

Gooley should be required reading for everyone, he imparts the knowledge that we have lost as a species of the world around us. Like a village elder passing on vital information to the next generation. And done in such a fun and accessible way, this is someone you'd definitely want to take a walk with. ~ Reviewed by Becky Doherty


A Brief History of Earth: Four Billion Years in Eight Chapters by Andrew H. Knoll - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780062853912
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Published: Custom House - April 27th, 2021

13.8 billion years ago, the observable universe burst forth from a dense, hot pinprick of energy. Everything that’s happened since then is contained in this book. Knoll handily takes us through each stage in our planet’s history, from the early days of inhospitable magma and meteor storms to the viridescent march of life from the seas to the shores, through the discerning lens of an experienced geologist. ~ Reviewed by Digby Baker-Porazinski


The Mission: A True Story by David W. Brown - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780062654427
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Published: Custom House - January 26th, 2021

Hands-down the most playful, rollicking, joyous science book I have read to date. Chronicling the herculean efforts of NASA to sling a probe to Europa, David Brown handily breaks down complex astronomical concepts and bureaucratic minefields with an atmospheric tone suited for a beer pong tournament. The Mission is at once an underdog tale, a collective biography, and a celebration of human ingenuity. What a blast. ~ Reviewed by Digby Baker-Porazinski


Exercised: Why Something We Never Evolved to Do Is Healthy and Rewarding by Daniel Lieberman - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781524746988
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Published: Pantheon - January 5th, 2021

Our hunter-gatherer forebearers never ran a marathon or lifted barbells, and often just sat around. Yet their natural activities kept them fit and remarkably disease-free. Lieberman skillfully weaves their stories into our modern fitness culture, encouraging the use of exercise tools and techniques, and the necessity of downtime. ~ Reviewed by Mike Hare


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