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...
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 ...
: A Natural and Cultural History
Rain is elemental, mysterious, precious, destructive. It is the subject of countless poems and paintings; the...
: A Village Called Wasteland and the Transformation of Rural China
A combination of memoir, contemporary reporting, and historical research, presenting a unique profile of China...
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