Eruption: The Untold Story of Mount St. Helens

Eruption: The Untold Story of Mount St. HelensFor months in early 1980, scientists, journalists, and nearby residents listened anxiously to rumblings from Mount St Helens in southwestern Washington State Still, no one was prepared when a cataclysmic eruption blew the top off of the mountain, laying waste to hundreds of square miles of land an

Origins: How Earth's History Shaped Human History

Origins: How Earth's History Shaped Human HistoryA New York Times bestselling author explains how the physical world shaped the history of our species n nWhen we talk about human history, we often focus on great leaders, population forces, and decisive wars But how has the earth itself determined our destiny Our planet wobbles, driving changes i

Old Rock (Is Not Boring)

Old Rock (Is Not Boring)Quirky charm infuses this tale of Old Rock s life story, which is much exciting than you d expect n nOld Rock has been sitting in the same spot in the pine forest for as long as anyone can remember Spotted Beetle, Tall Pine, and Hummingbird think just sitting there must be boring, but they are

The Weather Machine: A Journey Inside the Forecast

The Weather Machine: A Journey Inside the ForecastFrom the acclaimed author of Tubes, a lively and surprising tour of the infrastructure behind the weather forecast, the people who built it, and what it reveals about our climate and our planet n nThe weather is the foundation of our daily lives It s a staple of small talk, the app on our smartphones

Europe: A Natural History

Europe: A Natural HistoryFrom internationally bestselling author and celebrated scientist Tim Flannery, a history of Europe unlike any before an ecological account of the land itself and the forces shaping life on it n nIn Europe A Natural History, world renowned scientist, explorer, and conservationist Tim Flannery appli

Atlas of a Lost World: Travels in Ice Age America

Atlas of a Lost World: Travels in Ice Age AmericaFrom the author of Apocalyptic Planet comes a vivid travelogue through prehistory, that traces the arrival of the first people in North America at least twenty thousand years ago and the artifacts that tell of their lives and fates n nIn Atlas of a Lost World, Craig Childs upends our notions of where