: Silicon Chips and Surfboards, Coral Reefs and Atom Bombs, Brutal Dictators, Fading Empires, and the Coming Collision of the World's Superpowers
Pacific is a paean to this magnificent sea of beauty, myth, and imagination that is transforming our lives.
The Invention of Nature
: Alexander von Humboldt's New World
The acclaimed author of Founding Gardeners reveals the forgotten life of Alexander von Humboldt, the visionary...
The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating
: A True Story
Elisabeth Tova Bailey
In a work that beautifully demonstrates the rewards of closely observing nature, Elisabeth Bailey shares an ...
I Contain Multitudes
: The Microbes Within Us and a Grander View of Life
Joining the ranks of popular science classics like The Botany of Desire and The Selfish Gene, a groundbreaking...
The Fly Trap
A mesmerizing memoir of extraordinary brilliance by an entomologist, The Fly Trap chronicles Fredrik Sjö...
The Dragon Behind the Glass
: A True Story of Power, Obsession, and the World's Most Coveted Fish
A riveting journey into the bizarre world of the Asian arowana or "dragon fish"the world's most ...
Why Did the Chicken Cross the World?
: The Epic Saga of the Bird that Powers Civilization
From ancient empires to modern economics, veteran journalist Andrew Lawler delivers a sweeping history of the ...
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