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The Sixth Extinction

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ISBN: 9780805092998
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. - February 11th, 2014

As Kolbert points out, though it seems a rather commonplace idea today the notion that a species can go extinct is a relatively modern discovery.  Science has determined that until the present there have been five mass extinctions each having dramatically altered life on our planet. Examining a dozen species from a variety of ecosystems around the planet, Kolbert explains how we may be currently at the beginning stages of another, this one likely caused by the activities of the human species.

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My Promised Land

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ISBN: 9780385521703
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Published: Spiegel & Grau - November 19th, 2013

Shavit calls upon the story of his own family, his personal experience as a journalist and witness, and the historical record to create this deeply moving and insightful portrait of the state of Israel in all its complexities from the first Zionist settlers to the present.

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The Universe Within

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ISBN: 9780307473271
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Published: Vintage - October 8th, 2013

Synthesizing the recent work of scientists across a wide range of disciplines in layman’s terms, Neil Shubin  shows that really “We are stardust” and the evolution of the cosmos has profoundly affected the evolution of our own species.

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More Scenes from Rural Life

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ISBN: 9781616891565
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Published: Princeton Architectural Press - May 14th, 2013

In a sequel to his last collection, The Rural Life, Klinkenborg once again collects his best pieces from his New York Times column published during the last eleven years. When not otherwise teaching writing in other locales, Klinkenborg lives on a small farm in upstate New York. His keen observations about life there is matched only by the magic of his prose.

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Facing the Wave

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ISBN: 9780307907318
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Published: Pantheon Books - February 12th, 2013

Though it has only been two years since the earthquake and tsunami that devastated Northern Japan, since the media has stopped reporting from the area the disaster is no longer at the forefront of most of our minds. Eloquent and poetic, Ehrlich’s  book is a profound meditation on the  human and environmental consequences  of the tragedy.


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Travels with Epicurus

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Travels with Epicurus: A Journey to a Greek Island in Search of a Fulfilled Life Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780143121930
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Published: Penguin Books - October 30th, 2012

Taking Epicurus as his guide, Klein meditates on a philosophy of old age while on an extended visit to the Greek Island of Hydra. His choice of epigraph neatly sums up the heart of this little gem of a book, “Not what we have, but what we enjoy constitutes our abundance.”
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The Mortal Sea

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The Mortal Sea: Fishing the Atlantic in the Age of Sail Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780674047655
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Published: Belknap Press - October 8th, 2012

Closely examining detailed records from explorer’s diaries to fisherman’s logs and government reports, Bolster has assembled a comprehensive environmental history of the devastating human impact on life in the North Atlantic. He shows definitively the present crisis in the fishery is the legacy of continual overfishing during the past five hundred years. This book is a major contribution to both coastal marine studies and American history.
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The Oath

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The Oath: The Obama White House and the Supreme Court Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780385527200
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Published: Doubleday Books - September 18th, 2012

Toobin continues his behind the scenes look at the contemporary Supreme Court begun in his earlier book, The Nine. In The Oath,Toobin, with his insider access, looks at the personalities as well as the political and judicial philosophies of the current Robert’s court which seems intent on overturning decades of precedents to further an ultra-conservative ideology.


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