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Entangled Life: How Fungi Make Our Worlds, Change Our Minds & Shape Our Futures by Merlin Sheldrake - Book Review

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$18.00
ISBN: 9780525510321
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - April 13th, 2021

Sheldrake’s personal research and exposition of others in the mycelial field will forever change the way you think about the ecosystems of the world. The story of fungi evolves throughout the book as you learn more about its eon-spanning history as well as its future consuming out post-consumer waste. The answer to all of life's questions seem to be found in fungi - the largest kingdom of living organisms. Entangled Life will open your eyes to the stunning complexity of our world and make you question many preconceived notions of your place on Earth. ~ Reviewed by Connor Johnston


The Disappearing Spoon: And Other True Tales of Madness, Love, and the History of the World from the Periodic Table of the Elements by Sam Kean - Book Review

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$18.99
ISBN: 9780316051637
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Published: Back Bay Books - June 6th, 2011

An interesting and fun way to learn about the periodic table of elements, starting with how they were discovered, the trials and tribulations of getting approved, and how each element plays an integral role in multiple different fields of science and history. ~ Reviewed by Samantha Beitler


Why Fish Don't Exist: A Story of Loss, Love, and the Hidden Order of Life by Lulu Miller - Book Review

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$17.00
ISBN: 9781501160349
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Published: Simon & Schuster - April 6th, 2021

This book is a thing of genuine, ecstatic, eye-opening wonder. Radiolab co-host Lulu Miller’s bestselling story of her own life intertwined with that of 20th-century taxonomist David Starr Jordan is a memoir, a biography, a biology textbook, a history seminar, and an urgent plea for justice, all wrapped up in one. Why Fish Don’t Exist seems, at the outset, a book about the tragic futility and heroic hope of trying to tear some semblance of order from the chaos of life. As the pages turn, however, your every assumption is overthrown by illness and earthquakes and murder and eugenics and, yes, why fish don’t exist (and yes, they don’t!). Pick up this book. Have your view of the world turned upside down and torn asunder, and know it was long overdue. ~ Reviewed by Digby Baker-Porazinski


Diary of a Young Naturalist by Dara McAnulty - Book Review

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$25.00
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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$17.99
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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$21.95
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


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