Tides: The Science and Spirit of the Ocean
by Jonathan White
published by Trinity University Press
In Tides: The Science and Spirit of the Ocean, writer, sailor, and surfer Jonathan White takes readers across the globe to discover the science and spirit of ocean tides.
The Orbital Perspective: Lessons in Seeing the Big Picture from a Journey of 71 Million Miles
by Astronaut Ron Garan
published by Berrett-Koehler Publishers
For astronaut Ron Garan, living on the International Space Station was transformative. If fifteen nations (some of them former enemies) can work together to create and run the most complex structure ever built in space, why can’t we work together to solve our problems on earth? Garan shows how we can all gain this “orbital perspective" to guide and inspire our efforts to build a better world.
Alive! Extraordinary Stories of Ordinary People Who Survived Deadly Tornadoes, Avalanches, Shipwrecks and More!
by Reader's Digest Editors
published by Reader's Digest
Readers will be on the edge of their seats as they are drawn into the dramatic tales of everyday people suddenly cast into life or death situations. Whether out on a planned adventure or simply in the wrong place at the wrong time, the heroes of these stories are connected by their fierce desire to survive against all odds.
Pukka's Promise: The Quest for Longer-Lived Dogs
by Ted Kerasote
published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
When Ted Kerasote was ready for a new dog after losing his beloved Merle — who died too soon, as all our dogs do — he knew that he would want to give his puppy Pukka the longest life possible. But how to do that? Funny, revelatory, and full of the delights of falling in love with a dog, Pukka's Promise will help redefine the potential of our animal partners.
Clean Energy Nation: Freeing America From the Tyranny of Fossil Fuels
by Congressman Jerry McNerney, Ph.D. and Martin Cheek
published by AMACOM
Congressman Jerry McNerny, Ph.D. and Martin Cheek offer a frank, unbiased discussion of our dual energy crisis: rapidly depleting oil resources accompanied by dramatic climate changes. Then, without glossing over the obstacles, the authors explore what can be done -- and what is already working -- to resolve the problem.
ZooBorns: The Newest, Cutest Animals from the World's Zoos and Aquariums
by Andrew Bleiman and Chris Eastland
published by Simon & Schuster
ZooBorns showcases the newest and cutest animal babies from accredited zoos and aquariums around the world. With interesting animal facts and background stories on the featured babies, ZooBorns illustrates the connections between zoo births and conservation initiatives in the wild.
Animal Factory: The Looming Threat of Industrial Pig, Dairy, and Poultry Farms to Humans and the Environment
by David Kirby
published by St. Martin's Press
Recent public health crises raise urgent questions about how our animal-derived food is raised and brought to market. In Animal Factory, bestselling investigative journalist David Kirby exposes the powerful business and political interests behind large-scale factory farms, and tracks the far-reaching fallout that contaminates our air, land, water, and food.
Dark Summit: The True Story of Everest's Most Controversial Season
by Nick Heil
published by Henry Holt
On May 15, 2006, a young British climber named David Sharp lay dying near the top of Mount Everest while forty other climbers walked past him on their way to the summit.
Go Green: How to Build an Earth-Friendly Community
by Nancy H. Taylor
published by Gibbs Smith
GO GREEN is an indispendable resource for the grown-up greenies who have accepted the philosophy and are ready to spread it. There is a huge movement already underway toward going green, living sustainably, and creating a smaller carbon footprint.
Global Warning: The Last Chance for Change
by Paul Brown and Gerd Leipold
published by Reader's Digest
Scientists may still be discussing what caused the disappearance of the once-dominant dinosaurs, but there is no doubt among any of them what is causing the current round of mass extinctions. It is mankind.
Ask Now the Beasts: Our Kinship with Animals Wild and Domestic
by Ruth Rudner
published by Marlowe & Company
Ask Now the Beasts is a beautiful meditation on how we relate to animals: sometimes loving, sometimes misguided, often exploitive, often with genuine concern.
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