Back | May Newsletter

SelectReads News
Simple News Pro
  Science and Nature  
The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs: A New History of a Lost World

Stephen Brusatte · William Morrow
Pages: 400
Format: Hardcover

For fans of Sapiens, Your Inner Fish, The Sixth Extinction, and I Contain Multitudes, a sweeping narrative scientific history - the only one of its kind - that tells the epic story of the dinosaurs, examining their origins, their habitats, their extinction, and their living legacy, from...
Read More check catalog
 
 
The Songs of Trees: Stories from Nature's Great Connectors

DAVID GEORGE HASKELL · Penguin Books
Pages: 304
Format: Paperback

The author of the Pulitzer Prize finalist The Forest Unseen visits with nature's most magnificent networkers - trees "Both a love song to trees, an exploration of their biology, and a wonderfully philosophical analysis of their role they play in human history and in modern...
Read More check catalog
 
 
The Big Ones: How Natural Disasters Have Shaped Us

LUCY JONES · Doubleday
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

By the world-renowned seismologist, a surprising history of natural disasters, their impact on our culture, and new ways of thinking about the ones to comeEarthquakes, tsunamis, hurricanes, volcanoes--these all stem from the same forces that give our planet life. It is only when they exceed...
Read More check catalog
 
 
The Plant Messiah: Adventures in Search of the World's Rarest Species

Carlos Magdalena · Doubleday
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

An impassioned memoir of saving extraordinary plants on the brink of extinction, by a scientist who has been called a "codebreaker" (Telegraph) and "an inspiration" (Jane Goodall) Carlos Magdalena is not your average horticulturist. He's a man on a mission to save...
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
 
 
The Man Who Caught the Storm: The Life of Legendary Tornado Chaser Tim Samaras

Brantley Hargrove · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

A tale of obsession and daring. A contest between humankind and nature's fiercest phenomenon. The saga of the greatest storm chaser who ever lived.At the turn of the twenty-first century, the tornado was one of the last true mysteries of the modern world. It was a monster that ravaged...
Read More check catalog
 
 
Trooper: The Bobcat Who Came in from the Wild

FORREST BRYANT JOHNSON · Skyhorse Publishing
Pages: 244
Format: Hardcover

Whenever middle-aged desert tour guide Forrest Bryant Johnson went out on his daily walks into the Mojave, all was usually peaceful and serene. But one beautiful summer day in 1987, Forrest heard a cry of distress. Following the cries, he came upon a small bobcat kitten, injured, orphaned,...
Read More check catalog
 
 
Taking Flight: A History of Birds and People in the Heart of America

Michael Edmonds · Wisconsin Historical Society Press
Pages: 295
Format: Paperback

A dynamic account of ornithological history in America's heartland. Today, more than fifty million Americans traipse through wetlands at dawn, endure clouds of mosquitoes, and brave freezing autumn winds just to catch a glimpse of a bird. The human desire to connect with winged...
Read More check catalog
 
 
Turning Fierce Dogs Friendly: Using Constructional Aggression Treatment to Rehabilitate Aggressive and Reactive Dogs

KELLIE SNIDER · Lumina Media
Pages: 224
Format: Paperback

Learn how to harness the power of worthwhile reinforcement to build safe, friendly behaviors in aggressive dogs. The positive training based, Constructional Aggression Treatment (CAT) , as described in Turning Fierce Dogs Friendly, has proven successful for many pet owners and trainers...
Read More check catalog
 
 
Our Native Bees: North America's Endangered Pollinators and the Fight to Save Them

Paige Embry · Timber Press
Pages: 240
Format: Hardcover

All the buzz about North America's bees Honey bees get all the press, but the fascinating story of North America's native bees - an endangered species essential to our ecosystems and food supplies - is just as crucial. Our Native Bees is the result of Paige Embry's yearlong quest to learn...
Read More check catalog
 
 
Chicken DIY: 20 Fun-to-Make Projects for Happy and Healthy Chickens

Samantha Johnson · Lumina Media
Pages: 192
Format: Paperback

The popularity of egg-laying chickens is on the rise. Sustainable and fun, raising chickens is one of the most interesting and rewarding backyard hobbies you can find. In Chicken DIY, aspiring chicken farmers will find creative plans and easy-to-follow construction tips for making a safe...
Read More check catalog
 
 
Have Dog, Will Travel: A Poet's Journey

STEPHEN KUUSISTO · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

In a lyrical love letter to guide dogs everywhere, a blind poet shares his delightful story of how a guide dog changed his life and helped him discover a newfound appreciation for travel and independence.At the age of thirty-eight, Stephen Kuusisto - who has managed his whole life without...
Read More check catalog