The Penguin Lessons

I was hoping against hope that the penguin would survive because as of that instant he had a name, and with his name came the beginning of a bond which would last a life time Set against Argentina s turbulent years following the collapse of the corrupt Peronist regime, this is the story of JuanThe Penguin Lessons

Mudlark: In Search of London's Past Along the River Thames

Long heralded as a city treasure herself, expert mudlarker Lara Maiklem is uniquely trained in the art of seeking Tirelessly trekking across miles of the Thames muddy shores, where others only see the detritus of city life, Maiklem unearths evidence of Englands captivating, if sometimes murky,Mudlark: In Search of London's Past Along the River Thames

Late Migrations: A Natural History of Love and Loss

Growing up in Alabama, Renkl was a devoted reader, an explorer of riverbeds and red dirt roads, and a fiercely loved daughter Here, in brief essays, she traces a tender and honest portrait of her complicated parents her exuberant, creative mother her steady, supportive father and of theLate Migrations: A Natural History of Love and Loss

Are We Smart Enough to Know How Smart Animals Are?

What separates your mind from an animals Maybe you think its your ability to design tools, your sense of self, or your grasp of past and futureall traits that have helped us define ourselves as the planets preeminent species But in recent decades, these claims have eroded, or even been disprovenAre We Smart Enough to Know How Smart Animals Are?

The Field Guide to Dumb Birds of North America

A look at 50 common North American dumb birds For those who have a disdain for birds, or bird lovers with a sense of humor, this snarky, illustrated handbook is equal parts profane, funny, andlet s face ittrue Featuring 50 common North American birds, such as the White Breasted Butt Nugget and theThe Field Guide to Dumb Birds of North America

Vanishing Fleece: Adventures in American Wool

A fast paced account of the year Clara Parkes spent transforming a 676 pound bale of fleece into saleable yarn, and the people and vanishing industry she discovered along the way Join Clara Parkes on a cross country adventure and meet a cast of characters that includes the shepherds, dyers, andVanishing Fleece: Adventures in American Wool

The Lost Words

From Acorn to Weasel a gorgeous, hand illustrated, large format spellbook celebrating the magic and wonder of the natural world All over the country, there are words disappearing from children s lives Words like Dandelion, Otter, Bramble, Acorn and Lark represent the natural world of childhood, aThe Lost Words

The River of Consciousness

From the best selling author of Gratitude, On the Move, and Musicophilia, a collection of essays that displays Oliver Sacks s passionate engagement with the most compelling and seminal ideas of human endeavor evolution, creativity, memory, time, consciousness, and experience Oliver Sacks, aThe River of Consciousness