Adrienne Ross Scanlan

Adrienne Ross Scanlan is the author of Turning Homeward: Restoring Hope and Nature in the Urban Wild (Washington State Book Award Finalist 2017, Sigurd Olson Nature Writing Award 2016 Notable Book, and Nautilus Book Award Silver Medal 2016–2017). 

For over 20 years, she has immersed herself in all things nature as a citizen scientist, restoration volunteer, lay naturalist, and docent at zoos and animal shelters. Her nature writing and other creative nonfiction has appeared in City CreaturesLabLit: The Culture of Science in Fiction & Fact, the For Love of Orcas anthology, and many other publications.

She received an Artist Trust Literature Fellowship, was the nonfiction editor for the Blue Lyra Review: A Literary Magazine of Diverse Voices, and has a Certificate in Editing from the University of Washington. Her second book (in progress) is about a small personal project: planting one thousand trees in western Washington State.

Book Reviews by Adrienne Ross Scanlan

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a fascinating book that resides in the space between science journalism and memoir.”

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“It’s impossible . . . to read Mama’s Last Hug and not see a door opening to a wider view of humans, our primate relatives, and so many other creatures.”

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Antisemitism Here and Now is for readers who are concerned by the dangerous rise in contemporary antisemitism but unsure how to understand and confront it.”

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“As the Amazon Rainforest burns and the American West blazes, Sprout Lands demonstrates that simply planting trees will never be enough to mitigate climate change and other human-c

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The environment as an idea that explains human impact on our world sprang not from Rachel Carson’s iconic Silent Spring but from the unwanted awareness forced by World War II that we live

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“this engaging, well-written book is must reading for anyone who thinks climate change is just about the weather.”

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The Secret Lives of Glaciers melts a reader’s interest faster than climate change is melting Iceland’s glaciers. Author and geographer M.

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The future is inescapably the past, or so it often seems in What Future.

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Seaweed Chronicles is the story of a place as told by the once abundant creatures that became resources for human use, and the last harvest left: the habitat, or rather the ocean forests o