Nature & Environment
by Jonathan White
In Tides: The Science and Spirit of the Ocean, writer, sailor, and surfer Jonathan White takes readers across the globe to discover the science and spirit of ocean tides.
For astronaut Ron Garan, living on the International Space Station was transformative. If fifteen nations (some of them former enemies) can work together to create and run the most complex structure ever built in space, why can’t we work together to solve our problems on earth? Garan shows how we can all gain this “orbital perspective" to guide and inspire our efforts to build a better world.
Readers will be on the edge of their seats as they are drawn into the dramatic tales of everyday people suddenly cast into life or death situations. Whether out on a planned adventure or simply in the wrong place at the wrong time, the heroes of these stories are connected by their fierce desire to survive against all odds.
When Ted Kerasote was ready for a new dog after losing his beloved Merle — who died too soon, as all our dogs do — he knew that he would want to give his puppy Pukka the longest life possible. But how to do that? Funny, revelatory, and full of the delights of falling in love with a dog, Pukka's Promise will help redefine the potential of our animal partners.
Congressman Jerry McNerny, Ph.D. and Martin Cheek offer a frank, unbiased discussion of our dual energy crisis: rapidly depleting oil resources accompanied by dramatic climate changes. Then, without glossing over the obstacles, the authors explore what can be done -- and what is already working -- to resolve the problem.
ZooBorns showcases the newest and cutest animal babies from accredited zoos and aquariums around the world. With interesting animal facts and background stories on the featured babies, ZooBorns illustrates the connections between zoo births and conservation initiatives in the wild.
Recent public health crises raise urgent questions about how our animal-derived food is raised and brought to market. In Animal Factory, bestselling investigative journalist David Kirby exposes the powerful business and political interests behind large-scale factory farms, and tracks the far-reaching fallout that contaminates our air, land, water, and food.
On May 15, 2006, a young British climber named David Sharp lay dying near the top of Mount Everest while forty other climbers walked past him on their way to the summit.
GO GREEN is an indispendable resource for the grown-up greenies who have accepted the philosophy and are ready to spread it. There is a huge movement already underway toward going green, living sustainably, and creating a smaller carbon footprint.
Scientists may still be discussing what caused the disappearance of the once-dominant dinosaurs, but there is no doubt among any of them what is causing the current round of mass extinctions. It is mankind.
Ask Now the Beasts is a beautiful meditation on how we relate to animals: sometimes loving, sometimes misguided, often exploitive, often with genuine concern.