Back Outdoors & Nature | August Newsletter

SelectReads News
Simple News Pro
  Outdoors & Nature  
Darwin's Fossils: The Collection That Shaped the Theory of Evolution

ADAM LISTER · Smithsonian Books
Pages: 160
Format: Paperback

Reveals how Darwin's study of fossils shaped his scientific thinking and led to his development of the theory of evolution.Darwin's Fossils is an accessible account of Darwin's pioneering work on fossils, his adventures in South America, and his relationship with the scientific...
Read More check catalog
 
 
The Truth About Animals: Stoned Sloths, Lovelorn Hippos, and Other Tales from the Wild Side of Wildlife

LUCY COOKE · Basic Books
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

Mary Roach meets Sam Kean and Bill Bryson in this uproarious tour of the basest instincts and biggest mysteries of the animal worldHumans have gone to the Moon and discovered the Higgs boson, but when it comes to understanding animals, we've still got a long way to go. Whether we're seeing...
Read More check catalog
 
 
Apocalypse 1692: Empire, Slavery, and the Great Port Royal Earthquake

Ben Hughes · Westholme Publishing
Format: Hardcover

Built on sugar, slaves, and piracy, Jamaica's Port Royal was the jewel in England's quest for empire until a devastating earthquake sank the city beneath the sea A haven for pirates and the center of the New World's frenzied trade in slaves and sugar, Port Royal, Jamaica, was a notorious...
Read More check catalog
 
 
John James Audubon: The Nature of the American Woodsman

Gregory H Nobles · University of Pennsylvania Press
Pages: 330
Format: Hardcover

John James Audubon's The Birds of America stands as an unparalleled achievement in American art, a huge book that puts nature dramatically on the page. With that work, Audubon became one of the most adulated artists of his time, and America's first celebrity scientist.In this fresh...
Read More check catalog
 
 
Secrets of the Snout: The Dog's Incredible Nose

Frank Rosell · University of Chicago Press
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

Dogs and humans have worked side by side for thousands of years, and over the millennia we've come to depend upon our pooches as hunters, protectors, and faithful companions. But when it comes to the extraordinary quality of man's best friend which we rely on most, the winner is clear...
Read More check catalog
 
 
Still Waters: The Secret World of Lakes

Curt Stager · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

A fascinating exploration of lakes around the world, from Walden Pond to the Dead Sea.More than a century and a half have passed since Walden was first published, and the world is now a very different place. Lakes are changing rapidly, not because we are separate from nature but because...
Read More check catalog
 
 
Animal Kingdom: A Natural History in 100 Objects

Jack Ashby · The History Press
Pages: 328
Format: Paperback

Life on earth has existed for 500 million years. In that time, the evolution and natural selection of species has formed a diversity of life rich in incredible methods of survival, reproduction, and adaption. From penis worms, which existed 508 million years ago, to threatened species such...
Read More check catalog
 
 
The Lambs: My Father, a Farm, and the Gift of a Flock of Sheep

Carole Shelbourn George · Thomas Dunne Books
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

"An enchanting book -- please read." -- Dr. Jane Goodall, DBE; Founder of the Jane Goodall Institute & UN Messenger of PeaceIn this touching memoir about the relationship between father, daughter, and animals, Carole explores life after adopting thirteen pet Karakul lambs....
Read More check catalog
 
 
Following Fifi: My Adventures Among Wild Chimpanzees: Lessons from our Closest Relatives

John Crocker · Pegasus Books
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

An exhilarating quest into a remote African forest to examine chimpanzees and understand the roots of human behavior.As a young student, John Crocker embarked on the adventure of a lifetime, spending eight months in the Gombe forest working with Jane Goodall. He followed families of wild...
Read More check catalog
 
 
Bono: The Amazing Story of a Rescue Cat Who Inspired a Community

HELEN BROWN · Citadel
Pages: 288
Format: Paperback

From New York Times bestselling author Helen Brown comes a funny and moving account of her life-changing month as a foster mother - to a homeless cat named Bono. When Helen Brown arrived in New York for a month-long business stay, a fellow animal-lover talked her into fostering a shelter...
Read More check catalog
 
 
National Geographic Pocket Guide to the Mammals of North America

Catherine Howell · National Geographic
Pages: 182
Format: Paperback

This field guide combines spot-on descriptive information, definitive photography, animal track silhouettes, and key facts in a handy, easy-to-reference volume. Including selected photography and newly commissioned art and graphics to help identify each mammal species, this book includes...
Read More check catalog
 
 
Return of the Sea Otter: The Story of the Animal That Evaded Extinction on the Pacific Coast

Todd McLeish · Sasquatch Books
Pages: 264
Format: Paperback

A science journalist's journey along the Pacific Coast from California to Alaska to track the status, health, habits, personality, and viability of sea otters--the appealing species unique to this coastline that was hunted to near extinction in the 18th and 19th centuries.These adorable,...
Read More check catalog
 
 
Rough Beauty: Forty Seasons of Mountain Living

KAREN AUVINEN · Scribner
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

In the bestselling tradition of Cheryl Strayed's Wild and Helen MacDonald's H Is for Hawk, a stunning, inspirational memoir from an award-winning poet who ventures into the wilderness to seek answers to life's big questions and finds her way back after losing everything she thought...
Read More check catalog
 
 
Diamonds: An Early History of the King of Gems

Jack Ogden · Yale University Press
Pages: 388
Format: Hardcover

A lavishly illustrated, in-depth early history covering two thousand years of diamond jewelry and commerce, from the Indian mines to European merchants, courts, and workshops This richly illustrated history of diamonds illuminates myriad facets of the "king of gems," including...
Read More check catalog
 
 
At the End of the World: A True Story of Murder in the Arctic

Lawrence Millman · St Martin'S Press
Pages: 208
Format: Print book

At the End of the World is the remarkable story of a series of murders that occurred in an extremely remote corner of the Arctic in 1941. Those murders show that senseless violence in the name of religion is not only a contemporary phenomenon, and that a people as seemingly peaceful...
Read More check catalog