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From field guides and "how to" to thought provoking and inspirational, paperback and hardcover... Updated frequently, please check back often!

 

What It's Like to Be a Bird: From Flying to Nesting, Eating to Singing--What Birds Are Doing, and Why (Sibley Guides) Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9780307957894
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Published: Knopf - April 14th, 2020

The bird book for birders and nonbirders alike that will excite and inspire by providing a new and deeper understanding of what common, mostly backyard, birds are doing--and why


Buzz: The Nature and Necessity of Bees Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781541699533
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Published: Basic Books - September 3rd, 2019

As seen on PBS's American Spring LIVE, the award-winning author of The Triumph of Seeds and Feathers presents a natural and cultural history of bees: the buzzing wee beasties that make the world go round.


Underland: A Deep Time Journey Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9780393358094
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - August 18th, 2020

National Bestseller • New York Times "100 Notable Books of the Year" • NPR "Favorite Books of 2019" • Guardian "100 Best Books of the 21st Century" • Winner of the National Outdoor Book Award

"Mesmerizing…Underland is a portal of light in dark times." —Terry Tempest Williams, New York Times Book Review


All We Can Save: Truth, Courage, and Solutions for the Climate Crisis Cover Image
$29.00
ISBN: 9780593237069
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Published: One World - September 22nd, 2020

Provocative and illuminating essays from women at the forefront of the climate movement who are harnessing truth, courage, and solutions to lead humanity forward.
 
NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY SMITHSONIAN MAGAZINE


Vesper Flights Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780802128812
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Published: Grove Press - August 25th, 2020

Animals don't exist in order to teach us things, but that is what they have always done, and most of what they teach us is what we think we know about ourselves.


Olive, Mabel & Me: Life and Adventures with Two Very Good Dogs Cover Image
$24.00
ISBN: 9781682686645
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Published: Countryman Press - December 1st, 2020

The story of Olive and Mabel, Labrador retrievers who rose to internet fame as the subjects of Andrew Cotter's BBC sports parodies.


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Spirit of Place: The Making of a New England Garden Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9781604698503
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Published: Timber Press - June 23rd, 2020

“Delve into this beautiful book. You’ll come away sharing his passion for the beauty that gardens bring into our lives.” —Sigourney Weaver, environmentalist, actor, trustee of New York Botanical Garden

How does an individual garden relate to the larger landscape? How does it connect to the natural and cultural environment?


See You on Sunday: A Cookbook for Family and Friends Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9781400069927
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Published: Random House - February 18th, 2020

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From the New York Times food editor and former restaurant critic comes a cookbook to help us rediscover the art of Sunday supper and the joy of gathering with friends and family
 
“A book to make home cooks, and those they feed, very happy indeed.”—Nigella Lawson


Ottolenghi Flavor: A Cookbook Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9780399581755
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Published: Ten Speed Press - October 13th, 2020

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The author of Plenty teams up with Ottolenghi Test Kitchen’s Ixta Belfrage to reveal how flavor is created and amplified through 100+ super-delicious, plant-based recipes.


The Essential Wine Book: A Modern Guide to the Changing World of Wine Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781984856777
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Published: Ten Speed Press - October 20th, 2020

A field guide to the new world of wine, featuring an overview of today’s most exciting regions and easy-to-use advice on properly tasting wine, discovering under-the-radar gems, and finding the perfect bottle for any occasion.


The End of Ice: Bearing Witness and Finding Meaning in the Path of Climate Disruption Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781620975978
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Published: New Press - March 10th, 2020

Finalist for the 2020 PEN / E.O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award

Acclaimed on its hardcover publication, a global journey that reminds us "of how magical the planet we're about to lose really is" (Bill McKibben)

With a new epilogue by the author


Erosion: Essays of Undoing Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781250758248
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Published: Picador - October 13th, 2020

Fierce, timely, and unsettling essays from an important and beloved writer and conservationist


How to Astronaut: An Insider's Guide to Leaving Planet Earth Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9781523509614
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Published: Workman Publishing Company - September 15th, 2020

"There's something intriguing to be learned on practically every page... [How to Astronaut] captures the details of an extraordinary job and turns even the mundane aspects of space travel into something fascinating."––Publishers Weekly 

Ride shotgun on a trip to space with astronaut Terry Virts.


Elephant Cover Image
$29.95
ISBN: 9780691191324
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Published: Princeton University Press - September 3rd, 2019

A lavishly illustrated celebration of these glorious animals--and a poignant lament for their future


Farming on the Wild Side: The Evolution of a Regenerative Organic Farm and Nursery Cover Image
$29.95
ISBN: 9781603588287
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Published: Chelsea Green Publishing Company - September 19th, 2019

One farm's decades-long journey into regenerative agriculture--and how these methods enhance biodiversity, pollinators, and soil health


How to Catch a Mole: Wisdom from a Life Lived in Nature Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9781771644792
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Published: Greystone Books - October 1st, 2019

"A wonderful memoir ... hands down the most charming book I read last year."
--Margaret Renkl, The New York Times

"A small book of many things. In quiet, crystalline prose, How to Catch a Mole] blends memoir, keen observations of nature, and ruminations about life, aging and death."
--Wall Street Journal