The Feather Thief

On a cool June evening in 2009, after performing a concert at London s Royal Academy of Music, twenty year old American flautist Edwin Rist boarded a train for a suburban outpost of the British Museum of Natural History Home to one of the largest ornithological collections in the world, the Tring mThe Feather Thief

Wilding

Forced to accept that intensive farming on the heavy clay of their land at Knepp in West Sussex was economically unsustainable, Isabella Tree and her husband Charlie Burrell made a spectacular leap of faith they decided to step back and let nature take over Thanks to the introduction of free roamiWilding

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 the bitterswLate Migrations: A Natural History of Love and Loss

The Shepherd's Life: A People's History of the Lake District

Some people s lives are entirely their own creations James Rebanks isn t The first son of a shepherd, who was the first son of a shepherd himself, he and his family have lived and worked in and around the Lake District for generations Their way of life is ordered by the seasons and the work theyThe Shepherd's Life: A People's History of the Lake District

A Grown-Up Guide to Dinosaurs

Listening Length 2 hours and 42 minutes n nMost children go through a dinosaur phase Learning all the tongue twisting names, picking favorites based on ferocity, armor, or sheer size For many kids this love of terrible lizards fizzles out at some point between starting and leaving primary school.A Grown-Up Guide to Dinosaurs

The Mosquito: A Human History of Our Deadliest Predator

A pioneering and groundbreaking work of narrative nonfiction that offers a dramatic new perspective on the history of humankind, showing how through millennia, the mosquito has been the single most powerful force in determining humanity s fate n nWhy was gin and tonic the cocktail of choice for BritisThe Mosquito: A Human History of Our Deadliest Predator

The Field Guide to Dumb Birds of North America

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

Havboka

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A Honeybee Heart Has Five Openings

This book has found a special place in my heart It s as strange, beautiful and unexpected, as precise and exquisite in its movings, as bees in a hive I loved it HELEN MACDONALD, author of H IS FOR HAWKA fascinating, insightful and inspiring account of a novice beekeeper s year of keeping honeybeA Honeybee Heart Has Five Openings

The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History

Over the last half billion years, there have been five mass extinctions, when the diversity of life on earth suddenly and dramatically contracted Scientists around the world are currently monitoring the sixth extinction, predicted to be the most devastating extinction event since the asteroid impacThe Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History

The Invention of Nature: Alexander von Humboldt's New World

The acclaimed author of Founding Gardeners reveals the forgotten life of Alexander von Humboldt, the visionary German naturalist whose ideas changed the way we see the natural world and in the process created modern environmentalism n nAlexander von Humboldt 1769 1859 was an intrepid explorer anThe Invention of Nature: Alexander von Humboldt's New World

The Origin of Species

Darwin s theory of natural selection issued a profound challenge to orthodox thought and belief no being or species has been specifically created all are locked into a pitiless struggle for existence, with extinction looming for those not fitted for the task n nYet The Origin of Species 1859 isThe Origin of Species