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Violence in American Society: An Encyclopedia of Trends, Problems, and Perspectives

An ideal overview of American violence that will pique the interest of general readers and provide high school students and undergraduates with an outstanding resource for reports and background research.

Robert E. Lee and Me: A Southerner’s Reckoning with the Myth of the Lost Cause

Seidule openly confronts his own indifference to racism, and this absorbing book will be of value to anyone interested in how history informs our present.

Black Futures

A significant offering for its timely, accessible documentation of writing, artwork, and thought around Black lives and Black futurity.

HRH: So Many Thoughts on Royal Style

Fans of the British royal family will enjoy this spirited retrospective, which should prove popular with a range of readers.
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White Fright: The Sexual Panic at the Heart of America’s Racist History

This book makes a compelling argument that white America’s fear of interracial procreation was a driving concern in the creation and maintenance of segregation throughout the Jim Crow era; a thought-provoking read.
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Girl Gurl Grrrl: On Womanhood and Belonging in the Age of Black Girl Magic

This thought-provoking collection of ruminations from Black women on how they thrive and struggle in the complex world today is particularly relevant to this moment but will remain an important text for years to come.
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Breaking Free of Child Anxiety and OCD: A Scientifically Proven Program for Parents

In this time full of tumult and unrest, statistics already show a sharp increase in mental health issues in children and adolescents, and parents will be looking for resources to help. Recommended for its practical insights and tips.
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The Addiction Inoculation: Raising Healthy Kids in a Culture of Dependence

This book combines expertise with humble personal experience to show how modeling, believing in our children, and valuing learning instead of accolades will go a long way toward preventing addiction.
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Girlhood: Teens Around the World in Their Own Voices

Full of pictures and the unique voices of teenage girls in a variety of situations and cultures, this book provides a snapshot of teens’ lives around the world.
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Impossible Parenting: Creating a New Culture of Mental Health for Parents

This will prove a helpful volume to parents in the trenches.
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A Life on Our Planet: My Witness Statement and a Vision for the Future

Attenborough’s iconic sense of narration is present throughout this career biography and testimonial. Longtime devotees as well as newcomers will find much to learn about the man and his mission.
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The Science of James Smithson: Discoveries from the Smithsonian Founder

Seamlessly intertwined with information about scientific and social developments in Europe in the late 18th and early 19th centuries, including facts about important names in geology, chemistry, and mineralogy, this welcome guide will engage readers of science biographies and the history of science.
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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.
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The Last American Hero: The Remarkable Life of John Glenn

While Glenn and Nick Taylor’s biography John Glenn: A Memoir and Tom Wolfe’s The Right Stuff offer more details about NASA and Glenn’s role in the Space Race, George provides interesting insights into the mark he left on American culture.
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The Mutant Project: Inside the Global Race to Genetically Modify Humans

A fascinating albeit chilling account of how human embryo engineering moved from the realm of sf to scientific fact. Recommended for anyone interested in the brave new world of genetic engineering technologies.
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The Light Ages: The Surprising Story of Medieval Science

Offering a window into the world of medieval monks, this will appeal to lovers of scientific history.
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Black Hole Survival Guide

Recommended for nonscientists and those seeking to understand the cosmos better.

Rebel Cell: Cancer, Evolution, and the New Science of Life’s Oldest Betrayal

Arney has successfully managed to wrangle a huge amount of complex information into one significant volume. Readers are given a vision of potentially powerful future treatments, as there is hope that strategies will evolve ahead of the rebel cells. Essential for medical and consumer health collections.

My House Is Killing Me! The Complete Guide to a Healthier Indoor Environment

Entertaining, not dryly technical, with illustrations throughout, this wide-ranging resource will be of interest to anyone concerned about indoor air quality and particularly those who live with allergies, and whose symptoms are worse in their homes.
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What We Didn’t Expect: Personal Stories About Premature Birth

Support groups often provide listening and understanding beyond what professionals can offer. When that sort of personal contact isn’t immediately available, a book such as this can serve as a close substitute. The elegance and honesty with which these writers share raw emotions and practical knowledge make it a valuable resource.
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How We Go Home: Voices from Indigenous North America

A seminal collection of perspectives that are often unheard or overlooked, this work deserves a broad audience.

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Down Along with That Devil’s Bones: A Reckoning with Monuments, Memory, and the Legacy of White Supremacy

O’Neill is a talented writer, and this powerful meditation on collective memory is necessary reading for knowing ourselves and our history.

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Raising Your Spirited Baby: A Breakthrough Guide to Thriving When Your Baby Is More—Alert and Intense and Struggles To Sleep

Sure to be a landmark book, Kurcinka’s well-researched advice may just be a sanity and sleep saver for new parents.

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Behind the Bears Ears: Exploring the Cultural and Natural Histories of a Sacred Landscape

This splendidly crafted book will appeal to regional specialists and general readers.
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Operation Moonglow: A Political History of Project Apollo

Anyone interested in the early days of space exploration will be drawn to this fast-paced, accessible book.

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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The National Road: Dispatches from a Changing America

Empathetic, candid, and curious, Zoellner has built an eclectic, eloquent guide to the social and physical landscapes of America.

The Best American Travel Writing 2020

An immersive, thought-provoking dive into myriad travel experiences. Highly recommended for both travel aficionados and general readers.
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Teach Like a Human: Essays for Parents and Teachers

Hirsch’s book may prove helpful to those who have had to learn to balance teaching or facilitating with parenting since March 2020.

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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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White Hot Light: Twenty-Five Years in Emergency Medicine

Recommend reading for those interested in the human story behind emergency room medicine, both the stories of those who work in that field and the stories of those who need the services. Also recommended for those who enjoy personal essay collections.

The Great Kosher Meat War of 1902

Relying on primary source materials, Seligman has created a highly readable and enjoyable account of this little-known episode in American history. Highly recommended, especially for those interested in American history and Jewish history, as well as gender and labor studies.
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Dark, Salt, Clear: The Life of a Fishing Town

An unromantic yet beautiful look at life. Readers who appreciate travel stories full of local flavor, as well as those who have ever wondered how a seafood feast ends up on their plate, will enjoy this one.
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Plagues, Pandemics and Viruses: From the Plague of Athens to Covid 19

Delightful, enjoyable, and informative but lacking as a quality, comprehensive resource. Will appeal to general readers interested in basic, jargon-free information on pandemics and viruses.
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The Handmade Charlotte Playbook: Crafts, Games and Recipes for Families To Do Together Throughout the Year

Pass on this poorly considered collection of projects.
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Horse Crazy: The Story of a Woman and a World in Love with an Animal

Packed with stories of the quirky personalities of the horses in her life, this memoir will resonate with horse lovers everywhere for its beautiful tribute to the animals and those who love them.
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Diners, Dudes, and Diets: How Gender and Power Collide in Food Media and Culture

A fascinating work of cultural studies that makes evident the continued power and threat of explicitly gendered food production and consumption in the 21st century. Recommended broadly for students and scholars of fields related to gender, culture, and consumption.

Life and Culture in Northeast India

Highly recommended for adventurers and armchair travelers who appreciate geographically isolated locales.
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Shipwrecked: Coastal Disasters and the Making of the American Beach

This accessible, thoughtful work is ideally suited for academic libraries, as well as undergraduate and graduate courses, and general readers of maritime history.
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The Women I Think About at Night: Traveling the Paths of My Heroes

A thought-provoking blend of history, biography, women’s studies, and travelog, this should appeal to readers interested in any of these subjects, and those who love eclectic narrative nonfiction.
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IRL: Finding Realness, Meaning, and Belonging in Our Digital Lives

Stedman remains accessible as he places himself into this technological yet jargon-free narrative; anyone looking to learn more about digital culture and its impact on society will be interested in and able to follow the concepts the author puts forth.
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Apollo’s Arrow: The Profound and Enduring Impact of Coronavirus on the Way We Live

An excellent overview of the pandemic thus far, this work will be of interest to those seeking a full explanation of how we got where we are in terms of the virus and the direction we might be going.

The Last Giants: The Rise and Fall of the African Elephant

Expect interest from a range of readers, from young adults to environmentalists to animal lovers.

We Are Family: The Modern Transformation of Parents and Children

An essential, thought-provoking work that will serve as the foundation for future studies.
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Hire Right, Fire Right: A Leader’s Guide to Finding and Keeping Your Best People

Sound advice presented in a clear, easy-to-follow format. Hewerston’s breadth of knowledge spanning many work environments shows through a variety of examples and case studies.
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Rethinking Competitive Advantage: New Rules for the Digital Age

This book is aimed at managers trying to understand how to transform from traditional to digital businesses.
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Matrimony, Inc.: From Personal Ads to Swiping Right, a Story of America Looking for Love

An amusing history that charts the progression of the personals, and which makes “swiping right” seem less newfangled than it is.
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Leave Me Alone and I’ll Make You Rich: How the Bourgeois Deal Enriched the World

This thought-provoking work is recommended for economics faculty and students, and researchers in economics and history to “think differently” about these respected disciplines.
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The Leader’s Guide to Unconscious Bias: How To Reframe Bias, Cultivate Connection, and Create High-Performing Teams

Zealous branding aside, the authors speak from experience and provide solid advice for improving how we work (and live) together. Will appeal to a broad readership, particularly managers looking to add to their leadership toolbox, but also anyone who wants to check in on and work through their own unconscious bias.
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A Blessing: Women of Color Teaming Up To Lead, Empower and Thrive

Anyone interested in the role of Black women, and women in general, in business will learn a great deal from this well-argued book.
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The Delicate Art of Bureaucracy: Digital Transformation with the Monkey, the Razor, and the Sumo Wrestler

Readers involved in digital technology, as well as general readers interested in the place of bureaucracy in history and the contemporary world will gain a great deal from this insightful book, written by a master of the field.
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Island Zombie: Iceland Writings

this memoir will resonate with readers who have traveled to Iceland, those who have this place on a bucket list of destinations, and others who crave solitude as a journey, not minding storm and stress.
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No Safe Harbor: The Inside Truth About Cybercrime—and How To Protect Your Business

Business owners dealing with cybersecurity issues will find useful suggestions here, as well general readers interested in this vital problem.
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Unfiltered Marketing: 5 Rules To Win Back Trust, Credibility, and Customers in a Digitally Distracted World

An innovative, highly compelling study of how technological change, how the public receives information, and how CEOs and managers can effectively plan to achieve customer loyalty and trust.
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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.

Field Notes from an Unintentional Birder: A Memoir

Recommended for readers interested in birds, the subculture of bird-watching, and stories of personal discovery and change.
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Fevers, Feuds, and Diamonds: Ebola and the Ravages of History

Recommended to all interested in a moving, impassioned overview of the economic and social forces of colonialism and racism that have directly impacted public health historically, during the 2014 Ebola epidemic, and today, during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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A Walk Around the Block: Stoplight Secrets, Mischievous Squirrels, Manhole Mysteries & Other Stuff You See Every Day (and Know Nothing About)

Carlson takes “mundane” objects and illuminates their importance to society, creating a unique book that will have readers looking at everyday objects in different ways.
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The Same River Twice: A Memoir of Dirtbag Backpackers, Bomb Shelters, and Bad Travel

Young adults and college students who are considering a gap year will be interested in this cautionary coming-of-age story.

Recasting the Vote: How Women of Color Transformed the Suffrage Movement

An essential work; highly recommended for scholars of the period and general readers interested in women’s history.
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Loved and Wanted: A Memoir of Choice, Children, and Womanhood

In a time when the wars waged on women’s sexual bodies are happening in multiple, intersecting ways, especially through individual organizations and agencies’ attempts to stop women from asking for or receiving what they are legally allowed to request, Parravani’s story is cautionary and a call to action; as personal as it is political.

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Black Power Afterlives: The Enduring Significance of the Black Panther Party

Readers interested in Black Lives Matter and the current state of civil rights in America will find resonance in these essays, which help to broaden the Black Panther Party’s legacy both geographically and temporally.

Magic: A History; From Alchemy to Witchcraft, from the Ice Age to the Present

A fascinating exploration of magic’s hold on the human imagination.

Black Women, Black Love: America’s War on African American Marriage

Filling a need for research on Black love and marriage, this seminal social history will enlighten a variety of readers.

Flight Lines: Across the Globe on a Journey with the Astonishing Ultramarathon Birds

Bird and nature lovers will be enthralled.

What We Don’t Talk About When We Talk About Fat

Everyone who has a fat family member, friend, acquaintance, or coworker should read this insightful book.

Vanguard: How Black Women Broke Barriers, Won the Vote, and Insisted on Equality for All

A necessary, insightful book that shines light on Black women underexplored in history. Jones writes narrative nonfiction at its best.
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Why We Serve: Native Americans in the United States Armed Forces

This highly recommended book provides a necessary view of overlooked history, and stands as a powerful reminder of those who have served a country that has rarely served them.

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A Good Time To Be Born: How Science and Public Health Gave Children a Future

Klass masterfully introduces readers to the people coming up with solutions for many of the dangers of childhood and shows how the pediatric specialty over time has worked to improve children’s lives. Essential reading for parents.
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Preparing for a Better End: Expert Lessons on Death and Dying for You and Your Loved Ones

Clear and with a practical orientation. Useful for people dealing with end of life situations and especially for those actually planning ahead.
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Ice Walker: A Polar Bear’s Journey Through the Fragile Arctic

Narrative nonfiction that offers a compelling, interesting, informative look at polar bears and their lives.
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Lightning Flowers: My Journey To Uncover the Cost of Saving a Life

An engaging medical memoir about living with, and learning to live, life’s scars.
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Science and Cooking: Physics Meets Food, from Homemade to Haute Cuisine

Recommended for home cooks interested in the scientific concepts that make recipes work, as well as molecular gastronomy fans and readers who enjoyed Jeff Potter’s Cooking for Geeks and Simon Quellen Field’s Culinary Reactions.
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Nose Dive: A Field Guide to the World’s Smells

Perfect for foodies, those interested in science, and the innately curious. Engagingly written, this would be a wonderful ready reference to have on hand.
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Understanding and Treating Chronic Fatigue: A Practical Guide for Patients, Families, and Practitioners

Young offers a welcome and well-organized look at the symptoms and diagnosis of CFS. His extensive experience with treating and researching CFS make him a reliable source on this complex condition.
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The Intimacies of Conflict: Cultural Memory and the Korean War

Highly recommended for scholars interested in the Korean War from a cultural memory perspective. Readers seeking a more descriptive account of the conflict itself should consider Sheila Miyoshi Jager’s Brothers at War.
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America’s Racial Karma: An Invitation To Heal

Ward’s teachings focus on trauma informed resilience to liberate self and others. For readers who enjoyed Resmaa Menakem’s My Grandmother’s Hands and other works addressing how to recognize and heal racialized trauma.

Three Books on Climate Concerns | Science Reviews

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The Camel’s Neighbor: Travels and Travelers in Yemen

This combination of memoir and highlights of Yemen history will appeal to readers interested in the culture, history, and landscape of the Middle East.
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What Can I Do? My Path from Climate Despair to Action

This urgent call for environmental action will have the most impact on readers already familiar with Fonda and her activism during the Vietnam War. It will also pique the interest of others wondering, What can I do?
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Raising Up Dreamers: Find and Grow Your Child’s God-Given Talents

Will have natural appeal to Christian audiences but may have a broader draw to any parents interested in encouraging their children’s unique gifts.
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12 Principles for Raising a Child with ADHD

Parents of ADHD children will likely find this a helpful resource, though not all will agree with the author’s conclusions.

What Girls Need: How To Raise Bold, Courageous, and Resilient Women

Porges is the ideal candidate to pen a book on how to raise courageous and resilient women in a challenging society. Highly recommended.
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Badass Parenting: An Irreverent Guide to Raising Safe, Savvy, Confident Kids

A needed topic for the times in which we live, this will be a welcome addition to any library.
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Raising a Rare Girl

Lanier’s memoir will resonate with a wide range of readers.
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Mama, You Are Enough: How To Create Calm, Joy, and Confidence Within the Chaos of Motherhood

This volume will be a great resource for moms to kids of all ages and stages, from newborn to teen.
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College Admission Essentials: A Step-by-Step Guide to Showing Colleges Who You Are and What Matters to You

Containing words of wisdom from admission counselors on everything from writing essays to anticipating possible interview questions to how to get letters of recommendation, this is essential reading for college preparatory students and their parents.
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Securely Attached: How Understanding Childhood Trauma Will Transform Your Parenting

This will be especially valuable to parents looking to create a supportive home for foster or adopted children, but it will also be a useful resource for a wide range of parents, especially in times of crisis.
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Love Her Well: 10 Ways To Find Joy and Connection with Your Teenage Daughter

Kampakis’s faith-based work includes many practical suggestions that will resonate with most parents of teens.
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White Tears/Brown Scars: How White Feminism Betrays Women of Color

Despite covering a great deal of content, the message and intent behind the text remain clear. Readers engaged with issues of race and feminism in Western countries will find this a powerful read.
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A Peculiar Indifference: The Neglected Toll of Violence on Black America

Recommend to readers interested in statistics and research on the extent and impacts of violence in Black communities. Supplement with work by James Baldwin or Frank Wilderson III to understand the basis and support for systemic racism.
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Ace: What Asexuality Reveals About Desire, Society, and the Meaning of Sex

Most likely to appeal readers of any orientation seeking a general text about asexuality and its place on the wider spectrum of human sexuality.
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Herbarium: The Quest To Preserve and Classify the World’s Plants

With lavish illustrations of places and people; portraits of key players; herbaria specimens; and beautiful, full-color artists’ renderings, this carefully researched, detailed homage to herbaria will appeal to those deeply interested in plant exploration and botany.
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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.
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The Sediments of Time: My Lifelong Search for the Past

An accessible account of a fascinating life intertwined with well-documented scientific facts and hypotheses. For those who enjoy science memoirs and investigative works on evolution.
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Adventures in Eden: An Intimate Tour of the Private Gardens of Europe

Recommended particularly for traveling gardeners, though all could cull ideas from this book, which is similar in scope to Cristopher Woods’s Gardenlust.
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The Garden of Vegan: How Plants Can Save the Animals, the Planet and Our Health

Vegans and animal rights activists will find plenty of validation, and readers on the fence about becoming vegan may be convinced to do so. Others will likely be put off by the author’s questionable claims, inflammatory statements, and judgmental tone.
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Uprooted: A Gardener Reflects on Beginning Again

Even nonhorticultural patrons will find this a gently enthralling read, and will finish with a renewed sense of wonder at the natural world and gratitude to Dickey for having written about it once more.

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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World Wild Vet: Encounters in the Animal Kingdom

Antin’s enthusiasm and informal tone will draw in aspiring explorers; his many social media followers will especially enjoy.

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