A great mystery has bedeviled science ever since Darwin made a bonfire of the design argument: How, if not by the benevolent hand of the Almighty, did human beings become so resoundingly odd?
“a brilliantly crafted discussion of the limits imposed by our natural reserves, combining historical analysis, economic development and political decision making.”
If you work with children, The Deepest Well: Healing the Long-Term Effects of Childhood Adversity by Nadine Burke Harris MD may be the most important book you read this year.
Told in the form of a letter from an imaginary planet named Globux to the inhabitants of Earth, Our Beautiful Earth: Saving Our Planet Piece by Piece is an innovative picture book that att
“The Wizard and the Prophet shows that even the ‘latest’ ideas on creation and energy have origins in the modern beginnings of the environmental movement.”
Born and raised in India, Shoba Narayan left for college in the U.S. and stayed for the next 20 years.
The Dark Mountain Project is a worldwide collective of writers, artists, activists co-founded by Dougald Hine and Paul Kingsnorth, dedicated to creating “uncivilized” art, poetry, prose, and more.
A Mind at Play is well researched, entertaining, and a warm and fascinating portrait of a genius whose ideas bridged mathematics and engineering, providing a foundation for the science of
"Sigmund tells his story in a way that engages and educates but never bores the reader. His easy prose explains why philosophy is important . . ."
“an opportunity for all to learn about Bering and his contributions to the geographic and scientific knowledge gained as a result of his efforts.”
“It is startling to realize that some of our most cherished memories may never have happened.”
As much memoir as about clinical medicine, Slow Medicine offers readers the sequel to her nonfiction masterpiece, God's Hotel (2012).
Behave: The Biology of Humans at Our Best and Worst by neuroendocrinologist Dr. Robert M. Sapolsky is a really long book at 800 pages.
4th Rock from the Sun provides the current view of what we do and do not know about the planet Mars.
“A wonderful, talented, slice of Africa, an Africa fast receding . . .”
“The irony of DARPA is that even as its mandate has shrunk, its reputation has ballooned.”
". . . read this evocative collection of stories about young people who are making a difference in environmental and political stewardship."
“Horse enthusiasts regularly experience the ways in which horses uplift and save us, giving meaning and peace . . .”
“If everybody always lies to you, the consequence is not that you believe the lies, but rather that nobody believes anything any longer.”—Hanna Arendt
“An excellent, if terrifying, must-read . . .”
Walter S. Judd, professor emeritus from the University of Florida's Biology Department, would rescue us from being "plant blind." Dr.
“The Vaccine Race shines a light over the transitional period of vaccine research.”
What a fun book the Intergalactic Travel Bureau has brought us!
Neil deGrasse Tyson is one of our leading science writers who has a talent for making complicated ideas built of math and physics accessible to people who aren't experts in those fields.
Environmental historian Miles Powell has provided a new and provocative angle to the history of the American conservation/preservation movement through the lens of its racial logics.