Back New Titles

SelectReads News
Simple News Pro
  New Titles - Outdoors & Nature
New title highlights is brought to you by New Book Alerts. If you would like to see all new titles for this category, click here
 
The Death and Life of the Great Lakes

Dan Egan · W W Norton
Pages: 384
Format: Print book

A landmark work of science, history and reporting on the past, present and imperiled future of the Great Lakes.The Great Lakes -- Erie, Huron, Michigan, Ontario and Superior -- hold 20 percent of the world's supply of surface fresh water and provide sustenance, work and recreation for tens...
Read More check catalog
 
 
Run, Spot, Run: The Ethics of Keeping Pets

Jessica Pierce · The University of Chicago Press
Pages: 264
Format: Hardcover

A life shared with pets brings many emotions. We feel love for our companions, certainly, and happiness at the thought that we're providing them with a safe, healthy life. But there's another emotion, less often acknowledged, that can be nearly as powerful: guilt. When we see our cats...
Read More check catalog
 
 
The Natural Heritage of Illinois: Essays on Its Lands, Waters, Flora, and Fauna

John E Schwegman · Southern Illinois University Press
Pages: 256
Format: Paperback

The Natural Heritage of Illinois is an engaging collection of ninety-three essays on the lands, waters, plants, and animals found in Illinois. Written in lively, accessible prose, the book discusses how wind, water, glaciers, earthquakes, fire, and people have shaped Illinois' landforms,...
Read More check catalog
 
 
The Tide: The Science and Stories Behind the Greatest Force on Earth

Hugh Aldersey-Williams · W W Norton
Pages: 368
Format: Print book

A rich and sweeping exploration into the science and history behind the most mysterious, primal, and powerful force on earth: the tide.Half of the world's population today lives in coastal regions lapped by tidal waters. But the tide rises and falls according to rules that are a mystery...
Read More check catalog
 
 
Giants of the Lost World: Dinosaurs and Other Extinct Monsters of South America

Donald R. Prothero · Smithsonian Books
Pages: 174
Format: Hardcover

More than a hundred years ago, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle wrote a novel called The Lost World with the exciting premise that dinosaurs and other prehistoric beasts still ruled in South America. Little did Conan Doyle know, there were terrifying monsters in South America--they just happened...
Read More check catalog
 
 
Seven Skeletons: The Evolution of the World's Most Famous Human Fossils

Lydia V Pyne · Viking
Pages: 288
Format: Print book

An irresistible journey of discovery, science, history, and myth making, told through the lives and afterlives of seven famous human ancestorsOver the last century, the search for human ancestors has spanned four continents and resulted in the discovery of hundreds of fossils. While most...
Read More check catalog
 
 
Storey's Illustrated Breed Guide to Sheep, Goats, Cattle and Pigs: 163 Breeds from Common to Rare

Carol Ekarius · Storey Publishing, LLC
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

From the large-tailed Karakul sheep to the floppy-eared Gloucestershire Old Spot pig, North America is home to an extraordinary array of livestock. Comprehensive, colorful, and captivating, Storey's Illustrated Breed Guide to Sheep, Goats, Cattle, and Pigs features full-color profiles...
Read More check catalog
 
 
Coming of Age at the End of Nature: A Generation Faces Living on a Changed Planet

Julie Dunlap · Trinity University Press
Pages: 248
Format: Paperback

Coming of Age at the End of Nature explores a new kind of environmental writing. This powerful anthology gathers the passionate voices of young writers who have grown up in an environmentally damaged and compromised world. Each contributor has come of age since Bill McKibben foretold the doom...
Read More check catalog
 
 
The Evolution Underground: Burrows, Bunkers, and the Marvelous Subterranean World Beneath our Feet

Anthony J Martin · Pegasus Books
Pages: 400
Format: Hardcover

What is the best way to survive when the going gets tough? Hiding underground. From penguins to dinosaurs, trilobites, and humans, Anthony Martin reveals the subterranean secret of survival.Humans have "gone underground" for survival for thousands of years, from underground cities...
Read More check catalog
 
 
Ice Bear: The Cultural History of an Arctic Icon

Michael Engelhard · University of Washington Press
Pages: 304
Format: Paperback

Prime Arctic predator and nomad of the sea ice and tundra, the polar bear endures as a source of wonder, terror, and fascination. Humans have seen it as spirit guide and fanged enemy, as trade good and moral metaphor, as food source and symbol of ecological crisis. Eight thousand years...
Read More check catalog