Underland

UnderlandFrom the best selling, award winning author of Landmarks and The Old Ways, a haunting voyage into the planet s past and future Hailed as the great nature writer of this generation Wall Street Journal , Robert Macfarlane is the celebrated author of books about the intersections of the human and

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 In Europe A Natural History, world renowned scientist, explorer, and conservationist Tim Flannery applies

The Dreamt Land: Chasing Water and Dust Across California

The Dreamt Land: Chasing Water and Dust Across CaliforniaAuthor Mark Arax is from a family of Central Valley farmers, a writer with deep ties to the land who has watched the battles over water intensify even as California lurches from drought to flood and back again In The Dreamt Land, he travels the state to explore the one of a kind distribution

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 When 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 in

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 In Atlas of a Lost World, Craig Childs upends our notions of where

The Weather Machine: A Journey Inside the Forecast

The Weather Machine: A Journey Inside the ForecastFrom the acclaimed author ofTubes, 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 The weather is the foundation of our daily lives It s a staple of small talk, the app on our smartphones,

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

Grand Canyon

Grand CanyonRivers wind through earth, cutting down and eroding the soil for millions of years, creating a cavity in the ground 277 miles long, 18 miles wide, and than a mile deep known as the Grand Canyon Home to an astonishing variety of plants and animals that have lived and evolved within its walls

A Stone for Sascha

A Stone for SaschaA girl grieves the loss of her dog in an achingly beautiful wordless epic from the Caldecott Honor winning creator of Journey This year s summer vacation will be very different for a young girl and her family without Sascha, the beloved family dog, along for the ride But a wistful walk along the

Annals of the Former World

Annals of the Former WorldThe Pulitzer Prize winning view of the continent, across the fortieth parallel and down through 4.6 billion years Twenty years ago, when John McPhee began his journeys back and forth across the United States, he planned to describe a cross section of North America at about the fortieth parallel and,

Krakatoa: The Day the World Exploded: August 27, 1883

Krakatoa: The Day the World Exploded: August 27, 1883The bestselling author of The Professor and the Madman and The Map That Changed the World examines the enduring and world changing effects of the catastrophic eruption off the coast of Java of the earth s most dangerous volcano Krakatoa The legendary annihilation in 1883 of the volcano island of

Basin and Range

Basin and RangeThe first of John McPhee s works in his series on geology and geologists, Basin and Range is a book of journeys through ancient terrains, always in juxtaposition with travels in the modern world a history of vanished landscapes, enhanced by the histories of people who bring them to light The title

Earth: An Intimate History

Earth: An Intimate HistoryIn Earth, the acclaimed author of Trilobite and Life takes us on a grand tour of the earth s physical past, showing how the history of plate tectonics is etched in the landscape around us.Beginning with Mt Vesuvius, whose eruption in Roman times helped spark the science of geology, and ending in a