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  • A Sand County Almanac

    And Sketches Here and There

    by Aldo Leopold ...
    Few books have had a greater impact than A Sand County Almanac, which many credit with launching a revolution in land management. Written as a series of sketches based principally upon the flora and fauna in a rural part of Wisconsin, the book, originally published by Oxford in 1949, gathers informal pieces written by Leopold over a forty-year period as he traveled through the woodlands of ... Read more

    $11.99 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

  • Circular Statistics in R

    Circular Statistics in R provides the most comprehensive guide to the analysis of circular data in over a decade. Circular data arise in many scientific contexts whether it be angular directions such as: observed compass directions of departure of radio-collared migratory birds from a release point; bond angles measured in different molecules; wind directions at different times of year at a wind ... Read more

    $53.99 USD

  • The Ends of the Earth

    An Anthology of the Finest Writing on the Arctic and the Antarctic

    An innovatively packaged literary anthology published to commemorate the International Polar Year-and remind us what we're in danger of losing.The Arctic and Antarctic ice shelves have been an object of obsession for as long as we've known they existed. Countless explorers, such as Richard Byrd, Ernest Shackleton, and Robert Falcon Scott, have risked their lives to chart their frozen landscapes. ... Read more

    $17.99 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

    $80.99 USD

  • Rockhounding for Beginners

    Your Comprehensive Guide to Finding and Collecting Precious Minerals, Gems, Geodes, & More

    Go on an outdoor treasure hunt and enjoy all nature has to offer with this field guide to rockhounding, perfect for armchair geologists or anyone headed out on an adventure!Geology meets treasure hunting with this field guide to rockhounding! If you’ve ever kept an interesting rock or shell, bought a polished stone from a gift shop, or even just enjoyed a ’gram of a really cool crystal, ... Read more

    $13.99 USD


    The details, fun facts, myth, how to to view it safely and when next to expect it.

    by Toney Payne ...
    For the second time this year, the moon will move in front of the sun, blocking most of the sun's light and casting its shadow over Earth. This will cause the moon to seem as a dazzling, fiery crescent in the sky. comprehensive information, types, eclipse myths, and other helpful facts.The sun will appear to have a bite taken out of it and will be shaped like a crescent for those who can observe ... Read more

    $4.99 USD

  • Elemental

    How Five Elements Changed Earth’s Past and Will Shape Our Future

    An ecologist explores how life itself shapes Earth using the elemental constituents we all shareIt is rare for life to change Earth, yet three organisms have profoundly transformed our planet over the long course of its history. Elemental reveals how microbes, plants, and people used the fundamental building blocks of life to alter the climate, and with it, the trajectory of life on Earth in the ... Read more

    $20.99 USD

  • Nose Dive

    A Field Guide to the World's Smells

    by Harold McGee ...
    The ultimate guide to the smells of the universe – the ambrosial to the malodorous, and everything in between – from the author of the acclaimed culinary guides On Food and Cooking and Keys to Good CookingFrom Harold McGee, James Beard Award-winning author and leading expert on the science of food and cooking, comes an extensive exploration of the long-overlooked world of smell. In Nose Dive, ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • Pyramid Power

    Russell Michael, Author of "Healing Pyramid Energy,' wrote, "In the early 1970's Dr. Patrick Flanagan's bestseller, Pyramid Power (selling 1.5 million hardcover books) paved the way for a NOW timely full-blast public disclosure movement that will lead every dear member of humanity to a Golden Age of rejuvenation, peace, abundance and forever well-being on Earth,"A handsome new, affordably priced, ... Read more

    $3.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Periodic Tales

    A Cultural History of the Elements, from Arsenic to Zinc

    In the spirit of A Short History of Nearly Everything comes Periodic Tales. Award-winning science writer Hugh Andersey-Williams offers readers a captivating look at the elements—and the amazing, little-known stories behind their discoveries. Periodic Tales is an energetic and wide-ranging book of innovations and innovators, of superstition and science and the myriad ways the chemical elements are ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • The Mediterranean Way of Eating

    Evidence for Chronic Disease Prevention and Weight Management

    This book presents evidence-based research that validates the traditional Mediterranean way of eating with respect to health. It offers information about an enjoyable, healthy way of eating that has stood the test of time, along with practical suggestions for incorporating the Mediterranean diet into daily life. The book addresses nutrients found in Mediterranean foods, how they function in the ... Read more


  • Under a Dark Cloud

    A compulsive British detective crime thriller

    by Louisa Scarr ...
    Series Book 2 - Butler & West
    One dead body. One witness. One answer.Early one morning, DS Robin Butler is summoned to a crime scene. Not as a policeman, but as best friend to renowned meteorologist, Dr Finn Mason. The morning after studying an enormous storm, Finn has locked himself in a van. Bloodied, confused, and with no memory of how he came to be there. And alongside him – a dead body.Butler sets out to prove Finn’s ... Read more

    $3.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • The Phantom Atlas

    The Greatest Myths, Lies and Blunders on Maps

    Discover the mysteries within ancient maps — Where exploration and mythology meetThis richly illustrated book collects and explores the colorful histories behind a striking range of real antique maps that are all in some way a little too good to be true.Mysteries within ancient maps: The Phantom Atlas is a guide to the world not as it is, but as it was imagined to be. It's a world of ghost islands ... Read more

    $15.99 USD

  • The Universe

    Leading Scientists Explore the Origin, Mysteries, and Future of the Cosmos

    by John Brockman ...
    Series series Best of Edge Series
    John Brockman brings together the world's best-known physicists and science writers—including Brian Greene, Walter Isaacson, Nobel Prize-winner Frank Wilczek, Benoit Mandelbrot, and Martin Rees—to explain the universe in all wondrous splendor.In The Universe, today's most influential science writers explain the science behind our evolving understanding of the universe and everything in it, ... Read more

    $6.99 USD $0.99 USD

  • The Wild Trees

    A Story of Passion and Daring

    Hidden away in foggy, uncharted rain forest valleys in Northern California are the largest and tallest organisms the world has ever sustained–the coast redwood trees,Sequoia sempervirens. Ninety-six percent of the ancient redwood forests have been destroyed by logging, but the untouched fragments that remain are among the great wonders of nature. The biggest redwoods have trunks up to thirty feet ... Read more

    $14.99 USD $12.99 USD

  • Infinity in the Palm of Your Hand

    Fifty Wonders That Reveal an Extraordinary Universe

    by Marcus Chown ...
    A mind-bending journey through some of the most weird and wonderful facts about our universe, vividly illuminating the hidden truths that govern our everyday lives.Fact: You could fit the whole human race in the volume of a sugar cube.Fact: The electrical energy in a single mosquito is enough to cause a global mass extinction.Fact: You age more quickly on the top floor than on the ground floor.So ... Read more

    $12.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Wonders of Life

    Exploring the Most Extraordinary Phenomenon in the Universe

    by Brian Cox ...
    Series series Wonders Series
    In Wonders of Life: Exploring the Most Extraordinary Force in the Universe, the definitive companion to the Discovery Science Channel series, Professor Brian Cox takes us on an incredible journey to discover the most complex, diverse, and unique force in the universe: life itself.Through his voyage of discovery, international bestselling author Brian Cox explains how the astonishing inventiveness ... Read more

    $19.99 USD

  • Patterns in Nature

    Why the Natural World Looks the Way It Does

    by Philip Ball ...
    The acclaimed science writer “curates a visually striking, riotously colorful photographic display…of physical patterns in the natural world” (Publishers Weekly, starred review).Though at first glance the natural world may appear overwhelming in its diversity and complexity, there are regularities running through it, from the hexagons of a honeycomb to the spirals of a seashell and the branching ... Read more

    $14.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • The Mother Plane: UFO's

    The bible's Ezekiel did not see an actual wheel, but only a vision of one that would be in the future. This book analyzes Ezekiel's vision and brings it to bear with what Elijah Muhammad says that God taught him about it. What's called "UFO's today is in fact the wheel which eludes the scientists of this world. Elijah Muhammad interprets Ezekiel's Wheel in modern terms. ... Read more

    $5.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • 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

    $8.99 USD

  • Harvest for Hope

    A Guide to Mindful Eating

    From world-renowned scientist Jane Goodall, as seen in the new National Geographic documentary Jane, comes a provocative look into the ways we can positively impact the world by changing our eating habits."One of those rare, truly great books that can change the world."-John Robbins, author of The Food Revolution The renowned scientist who fundamentally changed the way we view primates and our ... Read more

    $11.99 USD

  • Abduction: Human Encounters with Aliens

    by Mack ...
    A Harvard psychiatrist, the author of A Prince of Our Disorder, presents accounts of alien abduction taken from the more than sixty cases he has investigated and examines the implications for our identity as a species.These mesmerizing and thought-provoking stories of alien encounters from a Harvard professor take you through actual case studies of people from all walks of life and ages who have ... Read more

    $15.99 USD

  • Revolution

    Ice Age Re-Entry

    by Carlton Brown ...
    Mitigating the Risks of a 21st Century Climate Switch (to global cooling) and Running Out of Oil and Gas:There is an urgent need to prepare the world for a 21st century climate switch to a cooling phase, and this current grand solar minimum is a prime time for that switch. The world will face natural climate change-related risks during the current grand solar minimum—risks dismissed or ignored by ... Read more