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  • How to Avoid a Climate Disaster

    The Solutions We Have and the Breakthroughs We Need

    by Bill Gates ...
    **#1 NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER • In this urgent, authoritative book, Bill Gates sets out a wide-ranging, practical—and accessible—plan for how the world can get to zero greenhouse gas emissions in time to avoid a climate catastrophe.Bill Gates has spent a decade investigating the causes and effects of climate change. With the help of experts in the fields of physics, chemistry, biology, ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • The Fragile Earth

    Writing from The New Yorker on Climate Change

    A New York Times New & Noteworthy BookOne of the Daily Beast’s 5 Essential Books to Read Before the ElectionA collection of the New Yorker’sgroundbreaking reporting from the front lines of climate change—including writing from Bill McKibben, Elizabeth Kolbert, Ian Frazier, Kathryn Schulz, and moreJust one year after climatologist James Hansen first came before a Senate committee and testified that ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • New Perspectives on Horned Dinosaurs

    The Royal Tyrrell Museum Ceratopsian Symposium

    series Life of the Past
    Easily distinguished by the horns and frills on their skulls, ceratopsians were one of the most successful of all dinosaurs. This volume presents a broad range of cutting-edge research on the functional biology, behavior, systematics, paleoecology, and paleogeography of the horned dinosaurs, and includes descriptions of newly identified species. ... Read more

    $9.99 USD

  • Physical Geography

    A Self-Teaching Guide

    series Wiley Self-Teaching Guides #184
    Learn physical geography at your own paceWhat is atmospheric pressure? How does latitude indicate the type of climate a specific place will have? Where are volcanic eruptions or strong earthquakes most likely to occur? With Physical Geography: A Self-Teaching Guide, you'll discover the answers to these questions and many more about the basics of how our planet operates.Veteran geography teacher ... Read more

    $11.00 USD

  • Unsettled

    What Climate Science Tells Us, What It Doesn’t, and Why It Matters

    “Surging sea levels are inundating the coasts.”“Hurricanes and tornadoes are becoming fiercer and more frequent.”“Climate change will be an economic disaster.”You’ve heard all this presented as fact. But according to science, all of these statements are profoundly misleading.When it comes to climate change, the media, pol... ... Read more

    $17.99 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

    $13.99 USD

  • Under a White Sky

    The Nature of the Future

    **NATIONAL BESTSELLER • The Pulitzer Prize–winning author of The Sixth Extinction returns to humanity’s transformative impact on the environment, now asking: After doing so much damage, can we change nature, this time to save it?“Important, necessary, urgent and phenomenally interesting.”—Helen Macdonald, The New York Times**That man should have dominion “over all the earth, and over every ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • The Ministry for the Future

    A Novel

    From legendary science fiction author Kim Stanley Robinson comes a remarkable vision of climate change over the coming decades.One of Barack Obama's Favorite Books of 2020"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 KleinThe Ministry for the Future is a masterpiece of the imagination, ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • The Ice at the End of the World

    An Epic Journey into Greenland's Buried Past and Our Perilous Future

    by Jon Gertner ...
    A riveting, urgent account of the explorers and scientists racing to understand the rapidly melting ice sheet in Greenland, a dramatic harbinger of climate change“Jon Gertner takes readers to spots few journalists or even explorers have visited. The result is a gripping and important book.”—Elizabeth Kolbert, Pulitzer Prize–winning author of The Sixth ExtinctionNAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • Underland: A Deep Time Journey

    **National Bestseller • New York Times "100 Notable Books of the Year" • NPR "Favorite Books of 2019" • Guardian "100 Best Books of the 21st Century" • Winner of the National Outdoor Book Award"Mesmerizing…Underland is a portal of light in dark times." —Terry Tempest Williams, New York Times Book Review**In Underland, Robert Macfarlane delivers an epic exploration of the Earth’s underworlds as ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • Gaining Ground, Second Edition

    The Origin and Evolution of Tetrapods

    series Life of the Past
    Around 370 million years ago, a distant relative of a modern lungfish began a most extraordinary adventure—emerging from the water and laying claim to the land. Over the next 70 million years, this tentative beachhead had developed into a worldwide colonization by ever-increasing varieties of four-limbed creatures known as tetrapods, the ancestors of all vertebrate life on land. This new edition ... Read more

    $9.99 USD

  • Salt

    A World History

    An unlikely world history from the bestselling author of Cod and The Basque History of the WorldIn his fifth work of nonfiction, 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 glittering, often surprising part of the history of humankind. A ... Read more

    $9.99 USD

  • This Book Will Blow Your Mind

    You don't need a spaceship to travel to the extremes of science. You just need this book.What's the nature of reality? Does the universe ever end? What is time and does it even exist? These are the biggest imagination-stretching, brain-staggering questions in the universe - and here are their fascinating answers.From quantum weirdness to freaky cosmology (like white holes - which spew out matter ... Read more

    $1.99 USD

  • The Great Fossil Enigma

    The Search for the Conodont Animal

    series Life of the Past
    A fascinating, comprehensive, accessible account of conodont fossils—one of paleontology’s greatest mysteries: “Deserves to be widely read and enjoyed” (Priscum).Stephen Jay Gould borrowed from Winston Churchill when he described the eel-like conodont animal as a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma. The search for its identity confounded scientists for more than a century. Some thought it ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • The Collapse of Western Civilization

    A View from the Future

    The year is 2393, and the world is almost unrecognizable. Clear warnings of climate catastrophe went ignored for decades, leading to soaring temperatures, rising sea levels, widespread drought and—finally—the disaster now known as the Great Collapse of 2093, when the disintegration of the West Antarctica Ice Sheet led to mass migration and a complete reshuffling of the global order. Writing from ... Read more

    $8.09 USD

  • The Birth of the Anthropocene

    by Jeremy Davies ...
    The world faces an environmental crisis unprecedented in human history. Carbon dioxide levels have reached heights not seen for three million years, and the greatest mass extinction since the time of the dinosaurs appears to be underway. Such far-reaching changes suggest something remarkable: the beginning of a new geological epoch. It has been called the Anthropocene. The Birth of the ... Read more

    $22.99 USD

  • Lookout

    Love, Solitude, and Searching for Wildfire in the Boreal Forest

    by Trina Moyles ...
    A page-turning memoir about a young woman's grueling, revelatory summers working alone in a remote lookout tower and her eyewitness account of the increasingly unpredictable nature of wildfire in the Canadian north.While growing up in Peace River, Alberta, Trina Moyles heard many stories of Lookout Observers--strange, eccentric types who spent five-month summers alone, climbing 100-foot high ... Read more

    $9.99 USD

  • Python For ArcGIS

    This book introduces Python scripting for geographic information science (GIS) workflow optimization using ArcGIS. It builds essential programming skills for automating GIS analysis. Over 200 sample Python scripts and 175 classroom-tested exercises reinforce the learning objectives. Readers will learn to: • Write and run Python in the ArcGIS Python Window, the PythonWin IDE, and the PyScripter IDE ... Read more

    $98.09 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

  • Before the Dawn

    Recovering the Lost History of Our Ancestors

    by Nicholas Wade ...
    “Meaty, well-written.” —Kirkus Reviews“Timely and informative.” —The New York Times Book Review“By far the best book I have ever read on humanity’s deep history.” —E. O. Wilson, biologist and author of The Ants and On Human NatureNicholas Wade’s articles are a major reason why the science section has become the most popular, nationwide, in the New York Times. In his groun... ... Read more

    $11.99 USD

  • Carbon Black

    It's the end of the decade and the international response to climate change has defaulted to a piecemeal carbon market, which a new UN body is trying to make work. But the carbon market has become a battleground between anti-capitalist activists, now aggressively militant, and market proponents. And there are others, intent on protecting the status quo, and their financial interests in it. Emil ... Read more

    $6.79 USD

  • Mapping the Deep: The Extraordinary Story of Ocean Science

    by Robert Kunzig ...
    A vivid, up-to-date tour of the Earth's last frontier, a remote and mysterious realm that nonetheless lies close to the heart of even the most land-locked reader.The sea covers seven-tenths of the Earth, but we have mapped only a small percentage of it. The sea contains millions of species of animals and plants, but we have identified only a few thousand of them. The sea controls our planet's ... Read more

    $16.59 USD

  • Reading the Rocks

    How Victorian Geologists Discovered the Secret of Life

    by Brenda Maddox ...
    A rich and exuberant group biography of the early geologists, the people who were first to excavate from the layers of the world its buried history.The birth of geology was fostered initially by gentlemen whose wealth supported their interests, but in the nineteenth century, it was advanced by clergymen, academics, and women whose findings expanded the field. Reading the Rocksbrings to life this ... Read more

    $16.09 USD

  • Kindred

    Neanderthal Life, Love, Death and Art

    'Beautiful, evocative, authoritative.' Professor Brian Cox'Important reading not just for anyone interested in these ancient cousins of ours, but also for anyone interested in humanity.' Yuval Noah HarariKindred is the definitive guide to the Neanderthals. Since their discovery more than 160 years ago, Neanderthals have metamorphosed from the losers of the human family tree to A-list hominins ... Read more

    $16.09 USD