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The Beginner’s Guide to Growing Great Vegetables

Enthusiastically recommended for new and novice gardeners who want a straightforward, unfussy guide to growing their own food.

Potted History: How Houseplants Took Over Our Homes

Readers seeking an academic but accessible take on the relationship between houseplants and social history will enjoy this book.


Under Western Skies: Visionary Gardens from the Rocky Mountains to the Pacific Coast

This book will provide readers with a deeper appreciation of the diversity of the Western landscape and inspiration for creating and cultivating gardens adapted to challenging and sometimes unforgiving sites.

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.

The Addiction Solution: Treating Our Dependence on Opioids and Other Drugs

Enriched with patient case studies that illustrate the complex nature of this disease, Sederer's balanced and compassionate approach makes this a valuable addition to the conversation on this timely topic.

Immunization: How Vaccines Became Controversial

While the prose can be dry, readers who wish to be informed of the current debate and issues surrounding it will appreciate the clear, fact-based approaches of both authors.

Stress-Proof: The Scientific Solution To Protect Your Brain and Body—and Be More Resilient Every Day

Extensively cited and evidence-based, this title offers a menu of options for limiting the effects of stress on physical, mental, and emotional heath. Readers will need to consult more detailed sources once they identify techniques to try.

The Humane Gardener: Nurturing a Backyard Habitat for Wildlife

Highly recommended for gardeners at all levels in all regions.

The Toxin Solution: How Hidden Poisons in the Air, Water, Food, and Products We Use Are Destroying Our Health—And What We Can Do To Fix It

Readers interested in naturopathic approaches will appreciate Pizzorno's detailed explanations, clear instructions, and gentle tone. His recommendations for avoiding known toxins and eating healthier foods will likely appeal to a broader range of readers.

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