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A pocket history of human evolution - how we became sapiens A pocket history of human evolution - how we became sapiens

"A concise, illustrated update on our earliest ancestors (Homo erectus, ergaster, the Neanderthals, Denisovans, and other) and what accelerated Homo sapiens' evolution and left us the sole surviving species among many other ancient bipedal "humans""--

Nov 22, 2019
A short philosophy of birds A short philosophy of birds

"A French ornithologist and philosopher teach us to pause, look to the sky, and reconnect with the natural world, in twenty-two short lessons inspired by the secret lives of birds. There is a lot we can learn from birds if we pay attention. This elegant volume invites us to take a step back from our busy lives, to reconnect with nature, and to listen to the tiny philosophers of the sky. From the delicate sparrow to the majestic eagle, birds are among the most fascinating species on earth. These

Dec 2, 2019
An elephant in my kitchen - what the herd taught me about love, courage and survival An elephant in my kitchen - what the herd taught me about love, courage and survival

"A heart-warming sequel to the international bestseller The Elephant Whisperer, by Lawrence Anthony's wife Franc¸oise Malby-Anthony. A chic Parisienne, Franc¸oise never expected to find herself living on a South African game reserve. But then she fell in love with conservationist Lawrence Anthony and everything changed. After Lawrence's death, Franc¸oise faced the daunting responsibility of running Thula Thula without him. Poachers attacked their rhinos, their security team wouldn't take orders

Dec 2, 2019
Snow - a scientific and cultural exploration Snow - a scientific and cultural exploration

Go on an extraordinary journey across centuries and continents to experience the wonders of snow; from the prehistoric humans that trekked and even skied across it tens of thousands of years ago to the multi-billion-dollar industry behind our moving, making, and playing with snow. Blending accessible writing with fascinating science, Giles Whittell explores how snow dictates where we live, provides us with drinking water, and has influenced countless works of art and more. Whittell also uncovers

Nov 22, 2019
The boundless sea - a human history of the oceans The boundless sea - a human history of the oceans

"David Abulafia's new book guides readers along the world's greatest bodies of water to reveal their primary role in human history. The main protagonists are the three major oceans-the Atlantic, the Pacific, and the Indian-which together comprise the majority of the earth's water and cover over half of its surface. Over time, as passage through them gradually extended and expanded, linking first islands and then continents, maritime networks developed, evolving from local exploration to lines of

Nov 22, 2019
The science of why. Volume 4 - answers to questions about science facts, fables, and phenomena The science of why. Volume 4 - answers to questions about science facts, fables, and phenomena

"Have you ever wondered why we close our eyes when we sneeze? Or how far underground things can live? Or if there's a way to choose the fastest lineup at the grocery store? Yes? Then fasten your seat belts! Bestselling author Jay Ingram is here to take you on a rollercoaster ride through science's most perplexing puzzles. From the age-old mysteries that have fascinated us to the pressing unknowns about our future and all the everyday wonderings in-between, Jay answers questions that confound and

Dec 12, 2019
The wisdom of wolves - how they think, plan and look after each other - amazing facts about the animal that is more like man than any other The wisdom of wolves - how they think, plan and look after each other - amazing facts about the animal that is more like man than any other

Love your family, care for your those around you, never give up and always find time to have fun -- these are the golden rules of wolves. These remarkably intelligent animals take empathetic care of their old and injured, bring up their young lovingly and are able to forget everything when playing. They think, dream, make plans, communicate intelligently with one another -- and behave more like humans than any other animal. Elli H. Radinger, a world-leading expert on wolves, tells readers of ast

Dec 2, 2019
The zookeepers' war - an incredible true story from the Cold War The zookeepers' war - an incredible true story from the Cold War

"The unbelievable true story of the Cold War's strangest proxy war, fought between the zoos on either side of the Berlin Wall and unlike anything readers have heard before. This historical piece is an epic tale of desperate rivalries, human follies, and an animal-mad city."--

Dec 2, 2019
Waters of the world - the story of the scientists who unraveled the mysteries of our oceans, atmosphere, and ice sheets and made the planet whole Waters of the world - the story of the scientists who unraveled the mysteries of our oceans, atmosphere, and ice sheets and made the planet whole

From the glaciers of the Alps to the towering cumulonimbus clouds of the Caribbean and the unexpectedly chaotic flows of the North Atlantic, Waters of the World is a tour through 150 years of the history of a significant but underappreciated idea: that the Earth has a global climate system made up of interconnected parts, constantly changing on all scales of both time and space. A prerequisite for the discovery of global warming and climate change, this idea was forged by scientists studying wat

Dec 5, 2019