Nature | Prepub Alert, September 2024 Titles

Observations on wolves and grizzly bears, a guide to natural wonders, a look at the marvels of nature at night, and further considerations of life on this planet.








Boyd, Diane K. A Woman Among Wolves: My Journey Through Forty Years of Wolf Recovery. Greystone. Sept. 2024. 264p. ISBN 9781778401138. $27.95. NATURE

Known as the “Jane Goodall of wolves,” wildlife biologist Boyd debuts with a memoir about her 40 years studying wolves in the wild. When she began in the 1970s, she was the only woman biologist in the U.S. observing wolves in their habitat and living in an isolated cabin without electricity.

Giaimo, Cara & Joshua Foer. Atlas Obscura: Wild Life; An Explorer’s Guide to the World’s Living Wonders. Workman. Sept. 2024. 464p. ISBN 9781523514410. $40. TRAV

Following Atlas Obscura and Gastro Obscura comes this photo-filled work focused on natural wonders. Designed as a field guide and browsing inspiration, this mix of biology, zoology, and travel guide offers entries on over 500 animals, plants, and natural phenomena. From pink dolphins to glacier mice to singing sand dunes. With a 200K-copy first printing.

Godfrey-Smith, Peter. Living on Earth: Forests, Corals, Consciousness, and the Making of the World. Farrar. Sept. 2024. 336p. ISBN 9780374189938. $29. SCI

The best-selling author of Other Minds considers life on this planet, including human life and how biology, history, communication, consciousness, emotion, philosophy, and more come together to offer both a portrait of life and hope for the future.

Grange, Kevin. Grizzly Confidential: An Astounding Journey into the Secret Life of North America’s Most Fearsome Predator. Harper Horizon. Sept. 2024. 272p. ISBN 9781400338252. $29.99. NATURE

Grange, a firefighter/paramedic in Jackson Hole, WY, and the award-winning author of Wild Rescues, returns with this tour of brown bears—a mix of science, travel, conservation, and natural history. Along the way, Grange travels from the Bear Center in Washington, to illegal markets selling bear bile, to a place in Alaska where humans and bears coexist peacefully.

Henion, Leigh Ann. Night Magic: Adventures Among Glowworms, Moon Gardens, and Other Marvels of the Dark. Algonquin. Sept. 2024. 288p. ISBN 9781643753362. $30. NATURE

Best-selling Henion (Phenomenal: A Hesitant Adventurer’s Search for Wonder in the Natural World) focuses on the marvels of nature at night—huge moths, flowers that only bloom as light fades away, and animals and plants with bioluminescence—as she takes readers into the dark, interviewing biologists, naturalists, and more.

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