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On Trails: An Exploration

by Robert Moor|

This title releases July 12, 2016

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From a brilliant new literary voice comes a groundbreaking exploration of how trails help us understand the world—from tiny ant trails to hiking paths that span continents, from interstate highways to the Internet. In 2009, while thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail, Robert Moor began to wonder…read more

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A revolutionary examination of why we age, what it means for our health, and how we just might be able to fight it. In Cracking the Aging Code , theoretical biologist Josh Mitteldorf and award-winning writer and ecological philosopher Dorion Sagan reveal that evolution and aging are even more…read more

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As Star Trek celebrates its 50th anniversary, this book reveals the real science behind its fantastic and beloved fictions, inviting readers to step outside, gaze up at the night sky, and observe some of the destinations the Starfleet has visited. Many of the galactic destinations featured in Star…read more

Beyond Words: What Animals Think And Feel

by Carl Safina|

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I wanted to know what they were experiencing, and why to us they feel so compelling, and so-close. This time I allowed myself to ask them the question that for a scientist was forbidden fruit: Who are you? Weaving decades of field observations with exciting new discoveries about the brain, Carl…read more

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Richard Dawkins was educated at Oxford University and taught zoology at the University of California and Oxford University, holding the position of the Charles Simonyi Professor of the Public Understanding of Science. He writes about such topics as DNA and genetic engineering, virtual reality,…read more

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Does the universe embody beautiful ideas?   Artists as well as scientists throughout human history have pondered this “beautiful question.” With Nobel laureate Frank Wilczek as your guide, embark on a voyage of related discoveries, from Plato and Pythagoras up to the present.…read more

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R. Shankar, a well-known physicist and contagiously enthusiastic educator, was among the first to offer a course through the innovative Open Yale Course program. His popular online video lectures on introductory physics have been viewed over a million times. In this second book based on his online…read more

Plants of Northern British Columbia

by Andy Mackinnon|

This title releases July 1, 2016

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More than 500 species of trees, shrubs, wildflowers, grasses, ferns, mosses and lichens are illustrated and described. Revised and substantially updated, this comprehensive and accessible guide to a region rich in plant life includes new photographs and native uses of plants.read more

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A passionate naturalist explores what it's really like to be an animal-by living like them How can we ever be sure that we really know the other? To test the limits of our ability to inhabit lives that are not our own, Charles Foster set out to know the ultimate other: the non-humans, the beasts.…read more

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Help save the bees – and the world – with these simple and considerate ways!  For decades, bees and bee colonies have been disappearing around the world, worrying beekeepers, ecologists and farmers. But it’s easy help save and revitalize your local bees, as well as the local…read more

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The origin of asthma, autism, Alzheimer's, allergies, cancer, heart disease, obesity, and even some kinds of depression is now clear. Award-winning researcher on the microbiome, professor Rodney Dietert presents a new paradigm in human biology that has emerged in the midst of the ongoing global…read more

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The average child can identify over 1000 corporate logos, but only 10 native plants or animals—a telling indictment of our modern disconnection from nature. Soaring levels of obesity, high rates of ADHD, feelings of stress and social awkwardness and "Nature Deficit Disorder" are further…read more