Underland

UnderlandFrom the best selling, award winning author of Landmarks and The Old Ways, a haunting voyage into the planets past and future Hailed as the great nature writer of this generation Wall Street Journal , Robert Macfarlane is the celebrated author of books about the intersections of the human and

Old Rock (Is Not Boring)

Old Rock (Is Not Boring)Quirky charm infuses this tale of Old Rock s life story, which is much exciting than you d expect Old Rock has been sitting in the same spot in the pine forest for as long as anyone can remember Spotted Beetle, Tall Pine, and Hummingbird think just sitting there must be boring, but they are

The Dreamt Land: Chasing Water and Dust Across California

The Dreamt Land: Chasing Water and Dust Across CaliforniaAuthor Mark Arax is from a family of Central Valley farmers, a writer with deep ties to the land who has watched the battles over water intensify even as California lurches from drought to flood and back again In The Dreamt Land, he travels the state to explore the one of a kind distribution

Origins: How Earth's History Shaped Human History

Origins: How Earth's History Shaped Human HistoryA New York Times bestselling author explains how the physical world shaped the history of our species When we talk about human history, we often focus on great leaders, population forces, and decisive wars But how has the earth itself determined our destiny Our planet wobbles, driving changes in

Eruption: The Untold Story of Mount St. Helens

Eruption: The Untold Story of Mount St. HelensFor months in early 1980, scientists, journalists, and nearby residents listened anxiously to rumblings from Mount St Helens in southwestern Washington State Still, no one was prepared when a cataclysmic eruption blew the top off of the mountain, laying waste to hundreds of square miles of land

The Weather Machine: A Journey Inside the Forecast

The Weather Machine: A Journey Inside the ForecastFrom the acclaimed author of Tubes, a lively and surprising tour of the infrastructure behind the weather forecast, the people who built it, and what it reveals about our climate and our planet The weather is the foundation of our daily lives Its a staple of small talk, the app on our smartphones,

Quakeland: On the Road to America's Next Devastating Earthquake

Quakeland: On the Road to America's Next Devastating EarthquakeA journey around the United States in search of the truth about the threat of earthquakes leads to spine tingling discoveries, unnerving experts, and ultimately the kind of preparations that will actually help guide us through disasters It s a road trip full of surprises Earthquakes You need to

The Boiling River: Adventure and Discovery in the Amazon

The Boiling River: Adventure and Discovery in the AmazonIn this exciting adventure mixed with amazing scientific study, a young, exuberant explorer and geoscientist journeys deep into the where rivers boil and legends come to life.When Andr s Ruzo was just a small boy in Peru, his grandfather told him the story of a mysterious legend There is a