Robert Eagan

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Desert Notebooks: A Road Map for the End of Time

Richly evocative, this is a book that begs to be reread, both for its biting social commentary and its wholly original contribution to the literature of planetary catastrophe.

Owls of the Eastern Ice: A Quest To Find and Save the World’s Largest Owl

S Slaght’s extensive field research is rendered into clear, readable prose, making it a solid choice for bird lovers, but also for armchair travelers looking for eco-adventure on the fringes of civilization.

Nature’s Best Hope: A New Approach to Conservation That Starts in Your Yard

Recent reports of massive declines in bird populations across North America make this book both timely and apposite. An essential addition to most gardening collections.

Dinosaur Facts and Figures: The Theropods and Other Dinosauriformes

A marvelous work of synthesis. Selectors would do well to place it the circulating collection, as readers will need time and leisure to absorb the many wondrous facets.

Footprints: In Search of Future Fossils

A compelling thought experiment that is sometimes unsettling in its findings but always cleverly conceived and beautifully expressed.
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Beyond the Trees: A Journey Alone Across Canada’s Arctic

Outdoor enthusiasts will enjoy the author’s sheer athleticism and technical aspects of his feat, while armchair adventurers can marvel at the far north’s natural beauties.
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Camera Hunter: George Shiras III and the Birth of Wildlife Photography

Chronicling Shiras’s many achievements (e.g., his Migratory Birds Act advocacy, his discovery of the “Shiras Moose”) and shedding light on his times, McCommons presents a full life with admirable economy.

The Tree Book: Superior Selections for Landscapes, Streetscapes, and Gardens

Readers familiar with Dirr’s Encyclopedia of Trees and Shrubs will miss its generous back-of-book selection aids, and some will find the current volume’s index erratic, especially concerning common names. But these are quibbles: Dirr and Warren have given those who plant, care, and love trees an essential reference.

Symphony in C: Carbon and the Evolution of (Almost) Everything

In composition and expression, this carbon symphony is of the highest order, as entertaining as it is enlightening. [See Prepub Alert, 10/22/18.]

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