Science, Nature, and Gardening Recommendations

Guardians of the Trees: A Journey of Hope Through Healing the Planet: A Memoir Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781250751386
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Published: Flatiron Books - September 28th, 2021

A "magnificent, empowering" (Bill McKibben) memoir about a woman spearheading a global initiative to heal the world’s rainforests and the communities who depend on them


Silent Earth: Averting the Insect Apocalypse Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9780063088207
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Published: Harper - September 28th, 2021

“A terrific book…A thoughtful explanation of how the dramatic decline of insect species and numbers poses a dire threat to all life on earth.” (Booklist, Starred Review)


Being a Human: Adventures in Forty Thousand Years of Consciousness Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9781250783714
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Published: Metropolitan Books - August 31st, 2021

NAMED A BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR BY THE ATLANTIC, KIRKUS REVIEWS, AND NEW STATESMAN

A radically immersive exploration of three pivotal moments in the evolution of human consciousness, asking what kinds of creatures humans were, are, and might yet be


Mushroom Wanderland: A Forager's Guide to Finding, Identifying, and Using More Than 25 Wild Fungi Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781682686348
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Published: Countryman Press - August 17th, 2021

The breathtaking beauty of mushrooms from a master forager: how to identify and use them in cooking, home remedies, and spirituality.


Birds of Lake Merritt Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9781597145480
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Published: Heyday Books - August 3rd, 2021

A richly illustrated birding guide to the nation's first official wildlife refuge


The Premonition: A Pandemic Story Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780393881554
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - May 4th, 2021

New York Times Bestseller
An American Scientist Science Book of 2021
A Bloomberg Best Book of 2021
A Fortune Best Books of 2021
A Guardian Best Book of 2021
A Mother Jones Best Book of 2021
A Next Big Idea Club Best Nonfiction of 2021


Golden Gate Gardening, 3rd Edition: The Complete Guide to Year-Round Food Gardening in the San Francisco Bay Area & Coastal California Cover Image
$32.00
ISBN: 9781570616174
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Published: Sasquatch Books - January 5th, 2010

The bible of vegetable gardening in the San Francisco Bay Area has been revised and updated! Packed with more than 400 pages of reliable information, Golden Gate Gardening offers encyclopedic coverage of gardening principles and practices specific to the Bay Area and the Northern California coast.


Finding the Mother Tree: Discovering the Wisdom of the Forest Cover Image
$28.95
ISBN: 9780525656098
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Published: Knopf - May 4th, 2021

NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER • From the world's leading forest ecologist who forever changed how people view trees and their connections to one another and to other living things in the forest—a moving, deeply personal journey of discovery


The Heartbeat of Trees: Embracing Our Ancient Bond with Forests and Nature Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9781771646895
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Published: Greystone Books - June 1st, 2021

FROM THE AUTHOR OF THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER, THE HIDDEN LIFE OF TREES

A powerful return to the forest, where trees have heartbeats and roots are like brains that extend underground. Where the color green calms us, and the forest sharpens our senses.


A Brief History of Earth: Four Billion Years in Eight Chapters Cover Image
$24.00
ISBN: 9780062853912
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Published: Custom House - April 27th, 2021

Harvard’s acclaimed geologist “charts Earth’s history in accessible style” (AP)

“A sublime chronicle of our planet." –Booklist, STARRED review

How well do you know the ground beneath your feet? 


Humble Pi: When Math Goes Wrong in the Real World Cover Image
$17.00
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ISBN: 9780593084694
Published: Riverhead Books - January 19th, 2021

#1 INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER
 
AN ADAM SAVAGE BOOK CLUB PICK

The book-length answer to anyone who ever put their hand up in math class and asked, “When am I ever going to use this in the real world?” 


Helgoland: Making Sense of the Quantum Revolution Cover Image
By Carlo Rovelli, Erica Segre (Translated by), Simon Carnell (Translated by)
$20.00
ISBN: 9780593328880
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Published: Riverhead Books - May 25th, 2021

Named a Best Book of 2021 by the Financial Times and a Best Science Book of 2021 by The Guardian

“Rovelli is a genius and an amazing communicator… This is the place where science comes to life.” Neil Gaiman


Entangled Life: How Fungi Make Our Worlds, Change Our Minds & Shape Our Futures Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780525510321
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - April 13th, 2021

INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER • “Merlin Sheldrake’s marvelous tour of these diverse and extraordinary life forms is eye-opening on why humans should consider fungi among the greatest of earth’s marvels. . . . Wondrous.”—Time


The Book of Eels: Our Enduring Fascination with the Most Mysterious Creature in the Natural World Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062968821
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Published: Ecco - April 13th, 2021

Los Angeles Times Bestseller

IndieBound Bestseller

One of USA Today’s “5 Books Not to Miss”

One of Forbes’ “Best Summer Reads"


Around the World in 80 Plants Cover Image
By Jonathan Drori, Lucille Clerc (Illustrator)
$24.99
ISBN: 9781786272300
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Published: Laurence King Publishing - April 20th, 2021

An inspirational and beautifully illustrated book that tells the stories of 80 plants from around the globe.


A Most Remarkable Creature: The Hidden Life and Epic Journey of the World's Smartest Birds of Prey Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781101875704
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Published: Knopf - March 30th, 2021

“Utterly captivating and beautifully written, this book is a hugely entertaining and enlightening exploration of a bird so wickedly smart, curious, and social, it boggles the mind.”—Jennifer Ackerman, author of The Bird Way


Waves and Beaches: The Powerful Dynamics of Sea and Coast Cover Image
$29.95
ISBN: 9781938340956
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Published: Patagonia - March 16th, 2021

The Bestselling Classic Updated for Surfers, Sailors, Oceanographers, Climate Activists, and Those Who Love the Sea


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Underland: A Deep Time Journey Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9780393358094
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - August 18th, 2020

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


The Forests of California: A California Field Atlas Cover Image
$55.00
ISBN: 9781597144797
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Published: Heyday Books - September 7th, 2020

The first book of a major new trilogy from artist-naturalist Obi Kaufmann


Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9781571311771
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Published: Milkweed Editions - October 13th, 2020

A New York Times Bestseller
A Washington Post Bestseller
A Los Angeles Times Bestseller
Named a Best Essay Collection of the Decade by Literary Hub
A Book Riot Favorite Summer Read of 2020
A Food Tank Fall 2020 Reading Recommendation