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Time To Think Small: How Nimble Environmental Technologies Can Solve the Planet’s Biggest Problems

Myers’s call-to-action and survey of current tech may appeal to environmentally conscious readers.

How To Speak Whale: A Voyage into the Future of Animal Communication

Environmentalists and general science enthusiasts will enjoy joining Mustill on his quest to understand whales.

The Creative Lives of Animals

This broad survey of creative animal behavior will appeal to artists of all types and to animal lovers.

In the Spirit of Wetlands: Reviving Habitat in the Illinois River Watershed

Citizen environmentalists will be encouraged by the variety of approaches used to accomplish ecological and development goals far beyond this north-central Illinois watershed.

How Fast Did T. rex Run? Unsolved Questions from the Frontiers of Dinosaur Science

An excellent book that shows the opportunities and potential of paleontology as a field for the intellectually curious scientist.

How the World Really Works: The Science Behind How We Got Here and Where We’re Going

An excellent encapsulation and synthesis of several of Smil’s books from the past decade, offering a realistic assessment for environmentalists, economists, and anyone worried about how humanity will survive the next century.

The Invisible Siege: The Rise of Coronaviruses and the Search for a Cure

Great for those who want to understand the science of fighting pandemics while trying to avoid conspiracy theories and politicization.

Different: Gender Through the Eyes of a Primatologist

A biological view of human sex differences that could have more explicitly engaged sociology and gender studies but opens much room for discussion.

The Man from the Future: The Visionary Life of John von Neumann

This new biography may increase awareness and even appreciation of von Neumann’s genius, if not admiration beyond mathematicians and computer engineers.

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