Robert Eagan

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Ghostways: Two Journeys in Unquiet Places

Complete with instructions for reading, this book showcases some of Macfarlane’s most genre-defying work.

Great Adaptations: Star-Nosed Moles, Electric Eels, and Other Tales of Evolution’s Mysteries Solved.

Casual science readers will be hooked from page one; for those contemplating careers in the sciences, this should be required reading.

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How To Attract Birds to Your Garden: Foods They Like, Plants They Love, Shelter They Need

The bird feeding shelf is crowded, but with public interest so high there’s probably room for this happy introductory guide.
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Wolf Island: Discovering the Secrets of a Mythic Animal

Recommended as an accessible, personable account of an esteemed scientist’s foundational work on wolves.
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Douglas Fir: The Story of the West’s Most Remarkable Tree

Concise and readable, this should have broad appeal among tree lovers.

Metazoa: Animal Life and the Birth of the Mind

This is popular science writing at its best, offering uncanny reach to a swath of readers with varying degrees of interest in evolutionary biology and philosophy of mind.
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Raven’s Witness: The Alaska Life of Richard K. Nelson

For those unfamiliar with Nelson’s thought and work, this book serves as an engaging introduction, and probable precursor, to more exhaustive critical biographies to come.

Grasses, Sedges, Rushes: An Identification Guide

The question is not whether or not selectors should purchase (they should); it’s where to shelve it (reference or circulating?). Probably the latter
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The Butterfly Effect: Insects and the Making of the Modern World

Melillo introduces many little-known facts and moments of insight, making this an engaging and often surprising read for those interested in environmental history.
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