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Planet of Microbes: The Perils and Potential of Earth's Essential Life Forms

TED ANTON · University Of Chicago Press
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

We live in a time of unprecedented scientific knowledge about the origins of life on Earth. But if we want to grasp the big picture, we have to start small - very small. That's because the real heroes of the story of life on Earth are microbes, the tiny living organisms we cannot see with...
Ghosts of the Tsunami: Death and Life in Japan's Disaster Zone

Richard Lloyd Parry · MCD
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

The definitive account of what happened, why, and above all how it felt, when catastrophe hit Japan -- by the Japan correspondent of The Times (London) and author of People Who Eat DarknessOn March 11, 2011, a powerful earthquake sent a 120-foot-high tsunami smashing into the coast of northeast...
Wild Horse Country: The History, Myth, and Future of the Mustang, Americas Horse

DAVID PHILIPPS · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

A Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter's history of wild horses in America -- and an eye-opening story on their treatment in our time.Wild horses -- also known as mustangs -- live in a strange twilight. They are deeply American but not native; they are free-born symbols of liberty but tightly...
Soonish: Ten Emerging Technologies That'll Improve and/or Ruin Everything

Pages: 358
Format: Hardcover

From a top scientist and the creator of the hugely popular web comic Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal, a hilariously illustrated investigation into future technologies -- from how to fling a ship into deep space on the cheap to 3D organ printing What will the world of tomorrow be like?...
The Animals Among Us: How Pets Make Us Human

John Bradshaw · Basic Books
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover

The bestselling author of Dog Sense and Cat Sense explains why living with animals has always been a fundamental aspect of being human Pets have never been more popular. Over half of American households share their home with either a cat or a dog, and many contain both. This is a huge change...
American Wolf: A True Story of Survival and Obsession in the West

Nate Blakeslee · Crown
Pages: 300
Format: Hardcover

The enthralling story of the rise and reign of O-Six, the celebrated Yellowstone wolf, and the people who loved or feared her Before men ruled the earth, there were wolves. Once abundant in North America, these majestic creatures were hunted to near extinction in the lower 48 states by the 1920s....
Admissions: Life as a Brain Surgeon

HENRY MARSH · Thomas Dunne Books
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

Following the publication of Do No Harm, Dr. Henry Marsh retired from his position at a hospital in London. But his career continued, taking him to remote hospitals in places such as Nepal and Pakistan, where he offers his services as surgeon and teacher to those in need. Now, Marsh considers...
Whitewash: The Story of a Weed Killer, Cancer, and the Corruption of Science

Carey Gillam · Island Press
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

The Climate Swerve: Reflections on Mind, Hope, and Survival

Robert Jay Lifton · The New Press
Pages: 144
Format: Hardcover

Over his long career as witness to an extreme twentieth century, National Book Award-winning psychiatrist, historian, and public intellectual Robert Jay Lifton has grappled with the profound effects of nuclear war, terrorism, and genocide. Now he shifts to climate change, which, Lifton...
Extreme Cities: The Peril and Promise of Urban Life in the Age of Climate Change

Ashley Dawson · Verso
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover

A cutting exploration of how cities drive climate change while being on the frontlines of the coming climate crisisHow will climate change affect our lives? Where will its impacts be most deeply felt? Are we doing enough to protect ourselves from the coming chaos? In Extreme Cities, Ashley...