Nature & Science Books

In the flurry of modern life, it’s easy to forget our connection to the natural world. The lessons we can learn from nature don’t simply stop when we leave school. Understanding how seasons, weather patterns and plant and animal lifecycles are all connected helps us to live a richer and more engaged life and understand our role in the natural flow of things. Here are our recommendations for understanding the natural world through books.
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Stiff by Mary Roach, ISBN: 9780141007458

Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers--for book club this month. A very curious read!

Wildlife Photographer of the Year: Portfolio 26. this outstanding collection is a reminder of the splendor, drama, and variety of life on Earth. Each stunning photograph is accompanied by an extended caption and there is an introduction by one of the world's most respected nature photographers.

Wildlife Photographer of the Year: Portfolio 26 by Rosamund Kidman Cox, ISBN: 9780565093952

Cosmos by Carl Sagan.  Cosmos was the first science TV blockbuster, and Carl Sagan was its (human) star. By the time of Sagan's death in 1996, the series had been seen by half a billion people; Sagan was perhaps the best-known scientist on the planet. Explaining how the series came about, Sagan recalled: I was positive from my own experience that an enormous global interest exists in the exploration of the planets and in many kindred scientific topics--the origin of life, Earth, Cosmos...

Cosmos: The Book - Carl Sagan, with a new foreward by Neil deGrasse Tyson - Ground Floor - 520 2013