WINNER of the 2019 PEN/E.O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award
Washington Post "50 Notable Works of Nonfiction"
Science News "Favorite Science Books of 2018"
Booklist "Top Ten Science/Technology Book of 2018"
From the National Book Award-winning author of the now-classic Arctic Dreams, a vivid, poetic, capacious work that recollects the travels around the world and the encounters--human, animal, and natural--that have shaped an extraordinary life.
Over the past hundred years, gulls have been brought ashore by modernity. They now live not only on the coasts but in our slipstream following trawlers, barges, and garbage trucks. They are more our contemporaries than most birds, living their wild lives among us in towns and cities. In many ways they live as we do, walking the built-up world and grabbing a bite where they can.
A close look at one season in one key site that reveals the amazing science and magic of spring bird migration, and the perils of human encroachment.
Every spring, billions of birds sweep north, driven by ancient instincts to return to their breeding grounds.$14.95ISBN: 9781627951340Availability: Click Title for IN STOCK LocationPublished: Shelter Harbor Press - February 15th, 2019$27.95ISBN: 9780393609417Availability: Click Title for IN STOCK LocationPublished: W. W. Norton & Company - March 26th, 2019
Once, farmers knew how to make a living hedge and fed their flocks on tree-branch hay. Rural people knew how to prune hazel to foster abundance: both of edible nuts, and of straight, strong, flexible rods for bridges, walls, and baskets. Townspeople cut their beeches to make charcoal to fuel ironworks. Shipwrights shaped oaks to make hulls.$25.95ISBN: 9780393241020Availability: Click Title for IN STOCK LocationPublished: W. W. Norton & Company - January 29th, 2019
On her 120-acre homestead high in the Colorado Rockies, beloved writer Pam Houston learns what it means to care for a piece of land and the creatures on it. Elk calves and bluebirds mark the changing seasons, winter temperatures drop to 35 below, and lightning sparks a 110,000-acre wildfire, threatening her century-old barn and all its inhabitants.$20.00ISBN: 9781250181596Availability: Click Title for IN STOCK LocationPublished: Picador - February 5th, 2019
Enter ancient lands of wind and waves where the planet’s greatest flyers battle for survival.
As the only creatures at home on land, at sea, and in the air, seabirds have evolved to thrive in the most demanding environment on Earth.$24.95ISBN: 9781612129945Availability: Click Title for IN STOCK LocationPublished: Storey Publishing, LLC - December 11th, 2018More eggs, less work! And more enjoyment for both the chickens and their keeper! That’s the promise of Frank Hyman’s Hentopia.
From the Vending Machine Feeder to the Refilling Rainwaterer, Hyman’s innovative building projects are designed to save time and money while keeping chickens safe, healthy, clean, and well fed.$15.95ISBN: 9781947793200Availability: Click Title for IN STOCK LocationPublished: Tin House Books - January 2019$26.99ISBN: 9780062678843Availability: Click Title for IN STOCK LocationPublished: William Morrow - February 5th, 2019
A gripping, multifaceted true account of the deadliest animal of all time and the hunter on its trail, equally comparable to Jaws as to Matthiessen's The Snow Leopard.$20.00ISBN: 9781603588003Availability: Click Title for IN STOCK LocationPublished: Chelsea Green Publishing Company - February 2019
It's all but certain that the next fifty years will bring enormous, not to say cataclysmic, disruptions to our present way of life. World oil reserves will be exhausted within that time frame, as will the lithium that powers today's most sophisticated batteries, suggesting that transportation is equally imperiled.