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Wildlife in Civilization’s Image: A Review of Inanimate

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The book Inanimate: A Field Guide to Wild Animals in Civilization was born from a dead bear on the side of the road in Eastern Pennsylvania. After stopping to check on the animal, authors Dan and Ellen…

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- Feb 22, 2019
Book Review: Are We Smart Enough to Know How Smart Animals Are?

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Many readers of Are We Smart Enough to Know How Smart Animals Are? written by renowned Dutch primatologist and ethologist Franz de Waal would be intrigued but perhaps not surprised to learn that chimpanzees…

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- Sep 12, 2017
The Alternative of Real Ecology: A Review

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Kveldulf Gunnar Larsson offers an important critique of the modern environmental movement and a stark assessment of what people are doing to the planet.

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- Aug 20, 2017
Warrior Princess, A Warning

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When Mindy Budgor, a prospective MBA student, decided to go to Kenya as a volunteer to build a school for the Maasai, she had no idea where this choice would ultimately lead her. As Mindy helped build…

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- Oct 01, 2015
In Predatory Light

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The photography and text filling the pages of In Predatory Light: Lions and Tigers and Polar Bears haunt like the dissolving edges of a gripping dream. This new book by art and conservation power couple…

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- Mar 17, 2014
The Future of Life

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E.O. Wilson’s highly influential work The Future of Life begins where one would imagine: the present. Half of all species thrive in tropical rainforests, though any locale with liquid water, organic molecules…

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- Oct 15, 2012
The Worst Hard Time

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In The Worst Hard Time, Pulitzer Prize winning author Timothy Egan penetrates the American experience of the Dust Bowl through interviews with a soon-to-be lost generation. This era made its mark despite…

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- Sep 10, 2012
A Great Aridness

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In A Great Aridness, William deBuys paints a picture of what the Southwest might look like when the heat turns up and the water runs out.

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- Jun 04, 2012
Cocktail Hour Under the Tree of Forgetfulness

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Alexandra Fuller’s new book details the experiences of her mother, “Nicola Fuller of Central Africa,” an honest, loving portrait of a courageous and enchantingly eccentric woman who fell in love with Africa…

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- May 28, 2012
How to Cook a Crocodile

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Part exotic cookbook, part touching memoir, How to Cook a Crocodile blends local recipes and stunning storytelling to create a uniquely African memoir. Bonnie Lee Black weaves beautiful tales from her…

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- May 21, 2012
Rat Island

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The battles of island conservation come to life in Will Stolzenburg’s riveting tale. He recounts the efforts of determined conservationists to bring scores of wildlife back from the brink of extinction…

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- May 14, 2012
My Pantanal

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In this simple yet stirring short film about life in the Pantanal, the big cat conservation organization Panthera reaches out to the people of Brazil in an attempt to discuss with them the importance of…

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- Mar 05, 2012