The Body: A Guide for Occupants

The Body: A Guide for OccupantsIn the bestselling, prize winning A Short History of Nearly Everything, Bill Bryson achieved the seemingly impossible by making the science of our world both understandable and entertaining to millions of people around the globe Now he turns his attention inwards to explore the human body, how it


Letters from an Astrophysicist

Letters from an AstrophysicistThe natural follow up to the phenomenal bestseller Astrophysics for People in a Hurry Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson has attracted one of the world s largest online followings with his fascinating, widely accessible insights into science and our universe Now, Tyson invites us to go behind the


How to Be a Good Creature: A Memoir in Thirteen Animals

How to Be a Good Creature: A Memoir in Thirteen AnimalsNational Book Award finalist Sy Montgomery reflects on the personalities and quirks of 13 animals her friends who have profoundly affected her in this stunning, poetic, and life affirming memoir featuring illustrations by Rebecca Green.Understanding someone who belongs to another species can be



Secondhand: Travels in the New Global Garage Sale

Secondhand: Travels in the New Global Garage SaleDownsizing Decluttering A parent s death Sooner or later, all of us are faced with things we no longer need or want But when we drop our old clothes and other items off at a local donation center, where do they go Sometimes across the country or even halfway across the world to people and




Wilding

WildingForced to accept that intensive farming on the heavy clay of their land at Knepp in West Sussex was economically unsustainable, Isabella Tree and her husband Charlie Burrell made a spectacular leap of faith they decided to step back and let nature take over Thanks to the introduction of



Northland: A 4,000-Mile Journey Along America's Forgotten Border

Northland: A 4,000-Mile Journey Along America's Forgotten BorderAmerica s northern border is the world s longest international boundary, yet it remains obscure even to Americans The northern border was America s primary border for centuries much of the early history of the United States took place there and to the tens of millions who live and work near the



Falter: Has the Human Game Begun to Play Itself Out?

Falter: Has the Human Game Begun to Play Itself Out?Thirty years ago Bill McKibben offered one of the earliest warnings about climate change Now he broadens the warning the entire human game, he suggests, has begun to play itself out Bill McKibben s groundbreaking book The End of Nature issued in dozens of languages and long regarded as a


Adventures of a Young Naturalist: The Zoo Quest Expeditions

Adventures of a Young Naturalist: The Zoo Quest ExpeditionsIn 1954, a young television presenter was offered the opportunity of a lifetime to travel the world finding rare and elusive animals for London Zoo s collection, and to film the expeditions for the BBC His name was David Attenborough, and the programme, Zoo Quest, not only heralded the start of a



The Death and Life of the Great Lakes

The Death and Life of the Great LakesThe Great Lakes Erie, Huron, Michigan, Ontario, and Superior hold 20 percent of the world s supply of surface fresh water and provide sustenance, work, and recreation for tens of millions of Americans But they are under threat as never before, and their problems are spreading across the continent.


A Short History of Nearly Everything

A Short History of Nearly EverythingIn Bryson s biggest book, he confronts his greatest challenge to understand and, if possible, answer the oldest, biggest questions we have posed about the universe and ourselves Taking as territory everything from the Big Bang to the rise of civilization, Bryson seeks to understand how we got from


A Brief History of Time

A Brief History of TimeIn the ten years since its publication in 1988, Stephen Hawking s classic work has become a landmark volume in scientific writing, with than nine million copies in forty languages sold worldwide That edition was on the cutting edge of what was then known about the origins and nature of the


The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History

The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural HistoryOver the last half billion years, there have been five mass extinctions, when the diversity of life on earth suddenly and dramatically contracted Scientists around the world are currently monitoring the sixth extinction, predicted to be the most devastating extinction event since the asteroid