The Lost Art of Reading Nature's Signs

Sure, you're not expecting to find your way through anything wilder than Fresh Pond, but it's always good to be prepared.


What a Fish Knows

Staff Pick Badge
What a Fish Knows: The Inner Lives of Our Underwater Cousins Cover Image
ISBN: 9780374288211
Availability: Available at Warehouse
Published: Scientific American / Farrar, Straus and Giro - June 7th, 2016

Balcombe combs through the new & compelling body of scientific evidence that should reshape the way we think about our vertebrate cousins. You will learn that fish are far more intelligent, communicative, & social creatures than many previously thought. They have complex emotional lives and distinct personalities. We’ve not recognized their capabilities because they are highly adapted to a totally different, liquid part of our planet.


Great Soul of Siberia

Staff Pick Badge
Great Soul of Siberia: Passion, Obsession, and One Man's Quest for the World's Most Elusive Tiger Cover Image
By Sooyong Park, John Vaillant (Foreword by)
ISBN: 9781771641135
Availability: It's Complicated--Contact Us for More Info
Published: Greystone Books - November 10th, 2015

Sooyong Park has spent 20 years documenting on film the lives of generations of endangered Siberian Tigers, enduring incredible physical hardship spending many solitary months in bunker blinds in subfreezing temperatures. His patient, tender, and close observations are rendered in vivid prose resulting in a magical book that will nearly break your heart.




Staff Pick Badge
The World Without Us Cover Image
ISBN: 9780312427900
Availability: Available at Warehouse
Published: Picador - August 5th, 2008

What would happen to the world if humans were to vanish into thin air? How long would our bridges survive? Would our nuclear reactors collapse? What creatures would thrive, and which would disappear? Alan Weisman's well-researched thought experiment is creative, illuminating, and ultimately hopeful.



The Wolf Border

Staff Pick Badge
The Wolf Border: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062208477
Availability: It's Complicated--Contact Us for More Info
Published: Harper - June 9th, 2015

The task of reintroducing wolves to northern Britain proves to be challenging on several political levels. Sarah Hall delivers a magical tale of an inspiring Eco mission that is also fraught with domestic angst yet maintains the ethereal mystery of the wolves in question.



Staff Pick Badge
The Shepherd's Life: Modern Dispatches from an Ancient Landscape Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250060242
Availability: Available at Warehouse
Published: Flatiron Books - May 12th, 2015

In prose as sparse and rugged as the Lakeland fells, Rebanks takes us through the year of sheep farming in this idyllic corner of Britain. A memoir of the hardships of the farming life, it is also a moving testament to the value of tradition, rural community, and shared land over tourism and cultural urbanism.



The Fly Trap

Staff Pick Badge
The Fly Trap Cover Image
By Fredrik Sjoberg, Thomas Teal (Translator)
ISBN: 9781101870150
Availability: It's Complicated--Contact Us for More Info
Published: Pantheon Books - June 2nd, 2015

Spend some time with a charmingly self-deprecating entomologist, who compares himself at times to a silverfish, a literary nudist, a trigger-happy hunter, a caliph in a pleasure garden, a drunken Polish translator, a pygmy owl and a dancer. Rather than anthropomorphizing the hover flies he studies, Sjöberg hymenopterizes himself and other collectors. “Fly people,” he assures us, are a species of their own.




Subscribe to RSS - Nature