Back Outdoors & Nature | May Newsletter

SelectReads News
Simple News Pro
  Outdoors & Nature  
Turtles, Tortoises and Terrapins: A Natural History

Ronald Orenstein · Firefly Books
Pages: 448
Format: Book

Praise for the first edition: With deft prose and engaging anecdotes, Mr. Orenstein takes us skillfully through a vast amount of information....[his] treatment is nothing short of masterly. --Science Books and Films Abounds with excellent color photographs. Recommended for all public...
Read More check catalog
 
 
The Thing with Feathers: The Surprising Lives of Birds and What They Reveal About Being Human

Noah Strycker · Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

An entertaining and profound look at the lives of birds, illuminating their surprising world - and deep connection with humanity.Birds are highly intelligent animals, yet their intelligence is dramatically different from our own and has been little understood. As scientists come to understand...
Read More check catalog
 
 
Chinchillas

David Alderton · TFH Publications, Inc.
Format: Hardcover

Chinchillas are playful, "on-the-go" rodents that thrive in environments in which they can be kept busy. Learn how to develop a functional routine for your tiny friend, along with vital information on keeping him properly fed, well-groomed, and in good health. T.F.H. has teamed...
Read More check catalog
 
 
Woolly: The True Story of the De-Extinction of One of History's Most Iconic Creatures

BEN MEZRICH · Atria Books
Pages: 293
Format: Hardcover

Science fiction becomes reality in this Jurassic Park-like story of the genetic resurrection of an extinct species - the woolly mammoth - by the bestselling author of The Accidental Billionaires and The 37th Parallel."With his knack for turning narrative nonfiction into stories worthy...
Read More check catalog
 
 
Cryptozoology A To Z: The Encyclopedia of Loch Monsters, Sasquatch, Chupacabras, and Other Authentic Mysteries of Nature

Loren Coleman · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 270
Format: Paperback

The ultimate quest for the world's most mysterious creatures.The Loch Ness Monster, Bigfoot, the Abominable Snowman -- these are the names of the elusive beasts that have caught the eye and captured the imaginations of people around the world for centuries. Recently, tales of these...
Read More check catalog
 
 
Catification: Designing a Happy and Stylish Home for Your Cat

Jackson Galaxy · Penguin Books
Pages: 291
Format: Book

A New York Times bestseller! The star of Animal Planet's hit television series My Cat from Hell, Jackson Galaxy, shows cat owners everywhere how to make their homes both cat-friendly and chic.Cat owners know the struggles of creating living spaces that are both functional and stylish for owner...
Read More check catalog
 
 
National Geographic The Photo Ark: One Man's Quest to Document the World's Animals

Joel Sartore · National Geographic
Pages: 399
Format: Hardcover

The lush and unique photography in this book represents National Geographic's Photo Ark, a major initiative and lifelong project by photographer Joel Sartore to make portraits of the world's animals - especially those that are endangered. His powerful message, conveyed with humor, compassion,...
Read More check catalog
 
 
The Gulf: The Making of An American Sea

Jack E Davis · Liveright Publishing Corp
Pages: 608
Format: Print book

The tragic collision between civilization and nature in the Gulf of Mexico becomes a uniquely American story in this environmental epic.When painter Winslow Homer first sailed into the Gulf of Mexico, he was struck by its "special kind of providence." Indeed, the Gulf presented...
Read More check catalog
 
 
The Life of Mammals

David Attenborough · Princeton University Press
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

From the under-snow tunnels of Arctic lemmings to the egg nests of the bizarre Australian echidna, from the Pacific waters inhabited by sea otters and whales to the subways of major cities, this extraordinary and attractive book brings us into the homes and lives of some of earth's...
Read More check catalog
 
 
Earth from Space

Yann Arthus-Bertrand · Harry N. Abrams
Format: Hardcover

From space, Earth is a magnificent sight, splashed with vivid colors, patterns, textures, and abstract forms. Views from above can also provide telling information about the health of our planet. To help us understand the more than 150 breathtaking satellite photographs in Earth from Space,...
Read More check catalog
 
 
The Cloud Collector's Handbook

Gavin Pretor-Pinney · Chronicle Books
Format: Hardcover

The perfect incentive for keeping your head in the clouds, The Cloud Collectors Handbook is a whimsical guide to the wonders of the sky. Throughout, author and cloud expert Gavin Pretor-Pinney catalogs a variety of clouds and gives readers points for spotting them and recording their finds....
Read More check catalog
 
 
Eye of Newt and Toe of Frog, Adder's Fork and Lizard's Leg: The Lore and Mythology of Amphibians and Reptiles

Martha L Crump · University of Chicago Press, 2015. Â2015
Pages: 304
Format: Print book

Frogs are worshipped for bringing nourishing rains, but blamed for devastating floods. Turtles are admired for their wisdom and longevity, but ridiculed for their sluggish and cowardly behavior. Snakes are respected for their ability to heal and restore life, but despised as symbols of evil....
Read More check catalog