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Born with a Copper Spoon

Over the past two centuries, industrial societies have demanded ever-increasing quantities of copper – essential for light, power, and communication. Born with a Copper Spoon examines how the metal has ...

In the Name of Wild

Five continents. Ten countries. Twenty Natural World Heritage sites in five years. In the Name of Wild is the story of what happened when one family set out to learn what wildness means to people around ...

Nature's Wild Ideas

Par (auteur) Kristy Hamilton
Catégories: Mécanique newtonienne

A lively and endlessly fascinating deep-dive into nature and the many groundbreaking human inventions inspired by the wild. 

Fans of Helen Scales won’t want to miss this.”—Publishers Weekly   ...

Dark Days at Noon

Par (auteur) Edward Struzik
Catégories: Catastrophes naturelles

The catastrophic runaway wildfires advancing through North America and other parts of the world are not unprecedented. Fires loomed large once human activity began to warm the climate in the 1820s, leading ...

Planktonia

Par (auteur) Erich Hoyt
Catégories: Animaux aquatiques

When people hear the word "migration," they think of animals that move from a feeding area to a breeding area and back each year. But the greatest migration on Earth happens twice every night. The movement ...

Woman, Watching

From award-winning author Merilyn Simonds, a remarkable biography of an extraordinary woman — a Swedish aristocrat who survived the Russian Revolution to become an internationally renowned naturalist, ...

Passions for Birds

Par (auteur) Sean Nixon
Catégories: Oiseaux et ornithologie

Whether as sources of joy and pleasure to be fed, counted, and watched, as objects of sport to be hunted and killed, or as food to be harvested, wild birds evoke strong feelings.

Sean Nixon traces the ...

Still Hopeful

From her days in second-wave feminist activism to her battle against the precursor to NAFTA to her indefatigable fight for social justice and water rights for all, Maude shares her stories and her expertise ...

Taming Fruit

Par (auteur) Bernd Brunner
Traduit par Lori Lantz
Catégories: Botanique

A captivating cultural and scientific history of orchards, perfect for readers of Michael Pollan’s The Botany of Desire. Throughout history, orchards have served many sacred purposes: they are sites ...

A Brief History of the Earth's Climate

Par (auteur) Steven Earle
Catégories: Changements climatiques

A Brief History of the Earth’s Climate is an accessible, illustrated, myth-busting guide to the natural evolution of the Earth’s climate over 4. 6 billion years, how and why human-caused global warming ...