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All We Can Save: Truth, Courage, and Solutions for the Climate Crisis Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780593237083
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Published: One World - July 20th, 2021

NATIONAL BESTSELLER • Provocative and illuminating essays from women at the forefront of the climate movement who are harnessing truth, courage, and solutions to lead humanity forward.

“A powerful read that fills one with, dare I say . . . hope?”—The New York Times

 


How the Mountains Grew: A New Geological History of North America Cover Image
$29.95
ISBN: 9781643135748
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Published: Pegasus Books - August 3rd, 2021

The incredible story of the creation of a continent—our continent— from the acclaimed author of The Last Volcano and Mask of the Sun.

The immense scale of geologic time is difficult to comprehend.


Fathoms: The World in the Whale Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781982120702
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Published: Simon & Schuster - July 20th, 2021

Winner of the 2021 Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction * Finalist for the 2020 Kirkus Prize for Nonfiction * Finalist for the PEN/E.O.


The Sound of the Sea: Seashells and the Fate of the Oceans Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9780393651447
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - July 6th, 2021

A compelling history of seashells and the animals that make them, revealing what they have to tell us about nature, our changing oceans, and ourselves.

Seashells have been the most coveted and collected of nature’s creations since the dawn of humanity. They were money before coins, jewelry before gems, art before canvas.


Bees: Heroes of the Garden Cover Image
$29.95
ISBN: 9781838860868
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Published: Amber Books - July 6th, 2021

With full captions explaining how bees live, function communally, communicate, feed, and reproduce, Bees is an insightful examination in 150 outstanding color photographs of mankind's favorite insect.


The Extended Mind: The Power of Thinking Outside the Brain Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780544947665
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Published: Mariner Books - June 8th, 2021

A New York Times Editors' Choice

A bold new book reveals how we can tap the intelligence that exists beyond our brains—in our bodies, our surroundings, and our relationships


Use your head.
 
That’s what we tell ourselves when facing a tricky problem or a difficult project.


The Great Indoors: The Surprising Science of How Buildings Shape Our Behavior, Health, and Happiness Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781250798817
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Published: Picador - June 1st, 2021

An Architectural Record Notable Book

A fascinating, thought-provoking journey into our built environment


Out Cold: A Chilling Descent into the Macabre, Controversial, Lifesaving History of Hypothermia Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781541756755
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Published: PublicAffairs - June 1st, 2021

“A fascinating look into the strange and sometimes unbelievable history of hypothermic medicine. Jaekl weaves together a story that is part history lesson and part science thriller.


Islands of Abandonment: Nature Rebounding in the Post-Human Landscape Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781984878199
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Published: Viking - June 1st, 2021

A beautiful, lyrical exploration of the places where nature is flourishing in our absence


Japanese Farm Food Cover Image
$40.00
ISBN: 9781524868703
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Published: Andrews McMeel Publishing - June 1st, 2021

Japanese Farm Food, now available in paperback, offers a unique look into life on a Japanese farm through 165 simple, clear-flavored recipes along with personal stories and over 350 stunning photographs. It is a book about love, community, and life in rural Japan.


The Maine Farm Table Cookbook: 125 Home-Grown Recipes from the Pine Tree State Cover Image
By Kate Shaffer, Derek Bissonnette (By (photographer))
$24.95
ISBN: 9781682684856
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Published: Countryman Press - June 1st, 2021

The best of Maine’s local food, from noted farms like Dandelion Spring to esteemed restaurants like The Lost Kitchen.


Sitting in the Shade: A decade of my garden diary Cover Image
By Hugh Johnson, Alan Titchmarsh (Foreword by)
$22.99
ISBN: 9781784727079
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Published: Mitchell Beazley - June 1st, 2021

A charming, eclectic, beautifully written diary, focusing on gardening and the natural world
Foreword by Alan Titchmarsh


Grow Compost: Essential know-how and expert advice for gardening success (DK Grow) Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9780744033700
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Published: DK - May 25th, 2021

Discover everything you need to know to kickstart your composting journey! 

Dig into compost basics and get to grips with the many benefits of composting and the tools you’ll need to get the job done. It’s time to let your garden grow! 


Grow Houseplants: Essential know-how and expert advice for success (DK Grow) Cover Image
By DK
$12.99
ISBN: 9780744033717
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Published: DK - May 25th, 2021

A no-fuss guide to caring for your indoor plants - ideal for first-time gardeners!

Do you want to know how to keep your houseplants alive and thriving indoors but don’t know where to start? This gardening book for beginners will help you care for over 60 houseplant varieties. 


Little Book of Bonsai Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781787136472
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Published: Quadrille Publishing - May 25th, 2021

Bonsai is the art of growing trees in small containers.


Helgoland: Making Sense of the Quantum Revolution Cover Image
By Carlo Rovelli, Erica Segre (Translated by), Simon Carnell (Translated by)
$20.00
ISBN: 9780593328880
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Published: Riverhead Books - May 25th, 2021

“Rovelli is a genius and an amazing communicator… This is the place where science comes to life.” Neil Gaiman

“One of the warmest, most elegant and most lucid interpreters to the laity of the dazzling enigmas of his discipline...[a] momentous book” ―John Banville, The Wall Street Journal


The Language of Butterflies: How Thieves, Hoarders, Scientists, and Other Obsessives Unlocked the Secrets of the World's Favorite Insect Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781501178078
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Published: Simon & Schuster - May 25th, 2021

In this “deeply personal and lyrical book” (Publishers Weekly) from the New York Times bestselling author of The Horse, Wendy Williams explores the lives of one of the world’s most resilient creatures—the butterfly—shedding light on the role that they play in our ecosystem and in our human lives.

“[A] glorious and exuberant cel


Diary of a Young Naturalist Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9781571311801
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Published: Milkweed Editions - June 8th, 2021

A BuzzFeed Best Book of June 2021

From sixteen-year-old Dara McAnulty, a globally renowned figure in the youth climate activist movement, comes a memoir about loving the natural world and fighting to save it.


The Fresh Harvest Cookbook: Four Seasons, 150 Recipes Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9781646430970
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Published: Cider Mill Press - May 25th, 2021

The Fresh Harvest Cookbook features over 150 recipes that champion locally sourced products and getting the most out of every season!

Champion locally sourced products and getting the most out of every season with the 150 recipes in The Fresh Harvest Cookbook.


The Beauty of Chemistry: Art, Wonder, and Science Cover Image
By Philip Ball, Wenting Zhu (Photographs by), Yan Liang (Photographs by)
$49.95
ISBN: 9780262044417
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Published: The MIT Press - May 11th, 2021

Images and text capture the astonishing beauty of the chemical processes that create snowflakes, bubbles, flames, and other wonders of nature.


How to Die in Space: A Journey Through Dangerous Astrophysical Phenomena Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781643137643
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Published: Pegasus Books - May 11th, 2021

A brilliant and breathtakingly vivid tour of the universe, describing the physics of the dangerous, the deadly, and the scary in the cosmos.

So you’ve fallen in love with space and now you want to see it for yourself, huh? You want to witness the birth of a star, or visit the black hole at the center of our galaxy?


The Inner Life of Animals: Love, Grief, and Compassion--Surprising Observations of a Hidden World Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781771648028
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Published: Greystone Books - May 18th, 2021

From the New York Times-bestselling author of The Hidden Life of Trees.

The Inner Life of Animals will rock your world. This book shows us that animals think, feel and know in much the same way as we do.--Sy Montgomery, bestselling author of The Soul of an Octopus


Why Peacocks?: An Unlikely Search for Meaning in the World's Most Magnificent Bird Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781982101077
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Published: Simon & Schuster - May 11th, 2021

An acclaimed journalist seeks to understand the mysterious allure of peacocks—and in the process discovers unexpected and valuable life lessons.

When Sean Flynn’s neighbor in North Carolina texted “Any chance you guys want a peacock? No kidding!” he stared bewilderedly at his phone. He had never considered whether he wanted a peacock.


Meat: The Ultimate Cookbook Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9781646430482
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Published: Cider Mill Press - May 18th, 2021

Meat: The Ultimate Cookbook features over 300 original recipes for the oven, grill, Dutch oven, and skillet, all built around beef, pork, lamb, goat, wild game, and poultry!

With over 300 mouthwatering, internationally inspired recipes built around beef, pork, lamb, goat, wild game, and poultry, Meat: The Ultimate Cookbook is the definitive guide to


Bress 'n' Nyam: Gullah Geechee Recipes from a Sixth-Generation Farmer Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781682686041
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Published: Countryman Press - May 11th, 2021

More than 100 heirloom recipes from a dynamic chef and farmer working the lands of his great-great-great grandfather.


The Secret Ingredient Cookbook: 125 Family-Friendly Recipes with Surprisingly Tasty Twists Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780358353973
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Published: Mariner Books - May 4th, 2021

125 family-friendly recipes based on the author's popular Just a Taste food site, with each recipe featuring a totally unexpected ingredient

Kelly Senyei, founder of the food site Just a Taste, has garnered millions of fans with a delicious hook--every one of her recipes has a secret ingredient, something totally unexpected that takes a dish from common to extraordinary.


How to Grill Vegetables: The New Bible for Barbecuing Vegetables over Live Fire (Steven Raichlen Barbecue Bible Cookbooks) Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9781523509843
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Published: Workman Publishing Company - May 11th, 2021

The genius of Raichlen meets the magic of vegetables.

Celebrating all the ways to grill green, this mouthwatering, ground breaking cookbook from America’s master griller” (Esquire) shows how to bring live fire or wood smoke to every imaginable vegetable.


The Garden Source: Inspirational Design Ideas for Gardens and Landscapes Cover Image
By Andrea Jones, James van Sweden (Foreword by)
$45.00
ISBN: 9780847870172
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Published: Rizzoli - March 9th, 2021

This book is the visual resource for anyone looking for garden inspiration, showcasing image after aspirational image of garden designs and solutions.


The Heartbeat of Trees: Embracing Our Ancient Bond with Forests and Nature Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9781771646895
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Published: Greystone Books - June 1st, 2021

FROM THE AUTHOR OF THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER, THE HIDDEN LIFE OF TREES

A powerful return to the forest, where trees have heartbeats and roots are like brains that extend underground. Where the color green calms us, and the forest sharpens our senses.


Animals Cover Image
By HEBE UHART, Robert Croll (Translated by)
$20.00
ISBN: 9781939810922
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Published: Archipelago - June 22nd, 2021

From the winner of Argentina's National Endowment of the Arts Prize and the Manuel Rojas Ibero-American Narrative Prize comes this series of reflections on critters and their natural or not-so-natural habitats.