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  • The Ministry for the Future

    A Novel

    ONE OF BARACK OBAMA’S FAVORITE BOOKS OF THE YEAR**“The best science-fiction nonfiction novel I’ve ever read.” —Jonathan Lethem"If I could get policymakers, and citizens, everywhere to read just one book this year, it would be Kim Stanley Robinson’s The Ministry for the Future." —Ezra Klein (Vox)**The Ministry for the Future is a masterpiece of the imagination, using fictional eyewitness accounts ... Read more

    $11.99 USD

  • A Winter Grave

    a chilling new mystery set in the Scottish highlands

    by Peter May ...
    A #4 SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLERFrom the twelve-million copy bestselling author of the Lewis trilogy comes a chilling new mystery set in the isolated Scottish Highlands.A TOMB OF ICEA young meteorologist checking a mountain top weather station in Kinlochleven discovers the body of a missing man entombed in ice.A DYING DETECTIVECameron Brodie, a Glasgow detective, sets ou... ... Read more

    $4.99 USD $0.99 USD

  • Superstorm

    Nine Days Inside Hurricane Sandy

    by Kathryn Miles ...
    The first complete moment-by-moment account of the largest Atlantic storm system ever recorded—a hurricane like no otherThe sky was lit by a full moon on October 29, 2012, but nobody on the eastern seaboard of the United States could see it. Everything had been consumed by cloud. The storm’s immensity caught the attention of scientists on the International Space Station. Even from there, it seemed ... Read more

    $5.99 USD

  • Fire Weather

    A True Story from a Hotter World

    by John Vaillant ...
    **A NEW YORK TIMES TOP TEN BOOK OF THE YEAR • FINALIST FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD IN NONFICTION • ONE OF *TIME'*S 100 MUST-READ BOOKS OF THE YEAR • A stunning account of a colossal wildfire that collided with a city, and a panoramic exploration of the rapidly changing relationship between fire and humankind from the award-winning, best-selling author of The Tiger and The Golden Spruce • Winner ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • Rereading the Fossil Record

    The Growth of Paleobiology as an Evolutionary Discipline

    Rereading the Fossil Record presents the first-ever historical account of the origin, rise, and importance of paleobiology, from the mid-nineteenth century to the late 1980s. Drawing on a wealth of archival material, David Sepkoski shows how the movement was conceived and promoted by a small but influential group of paleontologists and examines the intellectual, disciplinary, and political ... Read more

    $27.99 USD $1.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • The Lost World of Genesis One

    Ancient Cosmology and the Origins Debate

    Book 2 - The Lost World Series
    In this astute mix of cultural critique and biblical studies, John H. Walton presents and defends twenty propositions supporting a literary and theological understanding of Genesis 1 within the context of the ancient Near Eastern world and unpacks its implications for our modern scientific understanding of origins.Ideal for students, professors, pastors and lay readers with an interest in the ... Read more

    $21.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Material World

    The Six Raw Materials That Shape Modern Civilization

    by Ed Conway ...
    Sand, salt, iron, copper, oil, and lithium. These fundamental materials have created empires, razed civilizations, and fed our ingenuity and greed for thousands of years. Without them, our modern world would not exist, and the battle to control them will determine our future. • Finalist for the Financial Times and Schroders Business Book of the Year AwardThe fiber-optic cables that weave the World ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • Drawdown

    The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming

    by Paul Hawken ...
    **• New York Times bestseller •The 100 most substantive solutions to reverse global warming, based on meticulous research by leading scientists and policymakers around the world“At this point in time, the Drawdown book is exactly what is needed; a credible, conservative solution-by-solution narrative that we can do it. Reading it is an effective inoculation against the widespread perception of ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • Four Lost Cities: A Secret History of the Urban Age

    **Named a Best Book of the Year by NPR and Science FridayA quest to explore some of the most spectacular ancient cities in human history—and figure out why people abandoned them.**In Four Lost Cities, acclaimed science journalist Annalee Newitz takes readers on an entertaining and mind-bending adventure into the deep history of urban life. Investigating across the centuries and around the world, ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • The Rocks Don't Lie: A Geologist Investigates Noah's Flood

    How the mystery of the Bible's greatest story shaped geology: a MacArthur Fellow presents a surprising perspective on Noah's Flood.In Tibet, geologist David R. Montgomery heard a local story about a great flood that bore a striking similarity to Noah’s Flood. Intrigued, Montgomery began investigating the world’s flood stories and—drawing from historic works by theologians, natural philosophers, ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • The Planet Remade

    How Geoengineering Could Change the World

    by Oliver Morton ...
    A fascinating look at the perils and promise of geoengineering and our potential future on a warming planetThe risks of global warming are pressing and potentially vast. The difficulty of doing without fossil fuels is daunting, possibly even insurmountable. So there is an urgent need to rethink our responses to the crisis. To meet that need, a small but increasingly influential group of scientists ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • Annals of the Former World

    by John McPhee ...
    series Annals of the Former World
    The Pulitzer Prize-winning view of the continent, across the fortieth parallel and down through 4.6 billion yearsTwenty years ago, when John McPhee began his journeys back and forth across the United States, he planned to describe a cross section of North America at about the fortieth parallel and, in the process, come to an understanding not only of the science but of the style of the geologists ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • Water Always Wins

    Thriving in an Age of Drought and Deluge

    by Erica Gies ...
    A hopeful journey around the world and across time, illuminating better ways to live with water.Nearly every human endeavor on the planet was conceived and constructed with a relatively stable climate in mind. But as new climate disasters remind us every day, our world is not stable—and it is changing in ways that expose the deep dysfunction of our relationship with water. Increasingly severe and ... Read more

    $18.99 USD $14.99 USD

  • Ms. Adventure

    My Wild Explorations in Science, Lava, and Life

    by Jess Phoenix ...
    "Jess Phoenix's work encompasses science and representation in such a delightful melding that it could only come from as spry and playful a soul as hers! Open this book and jump into the volcano!" —Patton OswaltAs a volcanologist, natural hazards expert, and founder of Blueprint Earth, Jess Phoenix has dedicated her life to scientific exploration. Her career path—hard earned in the male-dominated ... Read more

    $11.99 USD

  • Rocks & Minerals

    series DK Handbooks
    The clearest and sharpest recognition e-guide to more than 500 rocks and minerals.Unearth a treasure trove of knowledge about the rocks and minerals beneath our feet--from their formation to collecting them. Make identification easy and accurate with this compact visual e-guide, includes photographs and details on formation, distinguishing features, and much more. Over 600 high-quality photographs ... Read more

    $8.99 USD

  • The Science of our Changing Planet

    From Global Warming to Sustainable Development

    by Tony Juniper ...
    Understand the science that explains what pressure our planet is under and how to take action.Using powerful, easy-to-grasp graphics, this ebook cuts through the noise and gets straight to the most up-to-date facts on climate change, overpopulation, pollution, overconsumption, pandemics, and much more.Tony Juniper distills wide-ranging, heart-stopping research into one reliable and eye-opening ... Read more

    $6.99 USD

  • Salt

    A World History

    **“Kurlansky finds the world in a grain of salt.” - New York Times Book ReviewAn unlikely world history from the bestselling author of Cod and The Basque History of the World**Best-selling author Mark Kurlansky turns his attention to a common household item with a long and intriguing history: salt. The only rock we eat, salt has shaped civilization from the very beginning, and its story is a ... Read more

    $9.99 USD $8.99 USD

  • Retreat from a Rising Sea

    Hard Choices in an Age of Climate Change

    This sobering examination of climate-change and the disastrous effects of rising sea levels explains what must be done to avoid the worst outcomes.By the end of this century, hundreds of millions of people living at low elevations along coasts will be forced to retreat to higher and safer ground. Because of sea-level rise, major storms will inundate areas farther inland and will lay waste to ... Read more

    $12.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Slow Down

    The Degrowth Manifesto

    by KOHEI SAITO ...
    Translated by Brian Bergstrom ...
    **"[A] well-reasoned and eye-opening treatise . . . [Kohei Saito makes] a provocative and visionary proposal."—Publishers Weekly, (starred review)"Saito’s clarity of thought, plethora of evidence, and conversational, gentle, yet urgent tone . . . are sure to win over open-minded readers who understand the dire nature of our global. . . . A cogently structured anti-capitalist approach to the ... Read more

    $16.99 USD


  • Not the End of the World

    How We Can Be the First Generation to Build a Sustainable Planet

    This "truly essential" book will transform how you see our biggest environmental problems (Margaret Atwood)—and explains how we can solve them.It’s become common to tell kids that they’re going to die from climate change. We are constantly bombarded by doomsday headlines that tell us the soil won’t be able to support crops, fish will vanish from our oceans, and that we should reconsider having ... Read more

    $14.99 USD


  • Deep Life

    The Hunt for the Hidden Biology of Earth, Mars, and Beyond

    The thrilling quest for subsurface life on Earth and other planetsDeep Life takes readers to uncharted regions deep beneath Earth's crust in search of life in extreme environments and reveals how astonishing new discoveries by geomicrobiologists are helping the quest to find life in the solar system.Tullis Onstott, named one of the 100 most influential people in America by Time magazine, provides ... Read more

    $17.99 USD

  • The Underworld

    Journeys to the Depths of the Ocean

    by Susan Casey ...
    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From bestselling author Susan Casey, an awe-inspiring portrait of the mysterious world beneath the waves, and the men and women who seek to uncover its secrets**“An irresistible mix of splendid scholarship, heart-stopping adventure writing, and vivid, visceral prose." —**Sy Montgomery, New York Times best-selling author of The Soul of an OctopusFor all of human history, ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • The Story of the Earth in 25 Rocks

    Tales of Important Geological Puzzles and the People Who Solved Them

    Every rock is a tangible trace of the earth’s past. The Story of the Earth in 25 Rocks tells the fascinating stories behind the discoveries that shook the foundations of geology. In twenty-five chapters—each about a particular rock, outcrop, or geologic phenomenon—Donald R. Prothero recounts the scientific detective work that shaped our understanding of geology, from the unearthing of exemplary ... Read more

    $22.99 USD

  • One Green Thing

    Discover Your Hidden Power to Help Save the Planet

    by Heather White ...
    Your non-overwhelming, down-to-earth guide for daily climate action…personalized to your unique strengths.The climate crisis is the biggest challenge of our time. But the urgency of a warming world creates anxiety and can sometimes cause us to throw our hands in the air and think, How can I possibly make a difference?Heather White—known as "the Brené Brown of the environmental movement"—will show ... Read more

    $14.99 USD