Science & Nature
The First Three Minutes
A Modern View of the Origin of the Universe
"<>This classic of contemporary science writing by a Nobel Prize-winning physicist explains to general readers what happened when the universe began, and how we know.<>"
Hen's Teeth and Horse's Toes
Further Reflections in Natural History
A collection of essays answers questions about key scientific concepts, focusing, in particular, on Darwin's theory of evolution, natural selection, and its impact on biology, natural history, and modern science
A Natural History of the Senses
A naturalist guides readers through the human senses, discussing the evolution of the kiss, the sadistic cuisine of eighteenth-century England, the chemistry of pain, and the melodies of Earth
Encounters With the Archdruid
Depicts the problems which ensue when a mining engineer, a resort developer, and a civil engineer alternately confront a militant conservationist
The Moon by Whale Light
And Other Adventures Among Bats, Penguins, Crocodilians, and Whales
Describes the evolution, behavior, habitats, and threats to whales, penguins, crocodilians, and bats
Maps of Meaning
An Introduction to Cultural Geography
Reprint of a work published in 1989 by Unwin Hyman Ltd. Instead of reiterating the field's conventional emphasis on the evolution of cultural landscapes and the interpretation of past environments, this introduction reflects the current transformation of cultural geography and its new orientation with regard to social geography and cultural theory. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.
Letters from the Earth
An American classic, with more than 320,000 copies sold-- some of Twain's most pungent and hilarious writings.
The Man Who Planted Trees
A barren region in France is brought back to life by the efforts of Elzeard Bouffier who, with great determination, plants 100 acorns everyday over thirty years
A Season in the Wilderness
An account of the author's experiences, observations, and reflections as a seasonal park ranger in southeast Utah
Travels of William Bartram
First inexpensive, illustrated edition of early classic on American geography, plants, Indians, wildlife, early settlers. Naturalist's poetic, lovely account of travels through Florida, Georgia, Carolinas from 1773 to 1778. Influenced Coleridge, Wordsworth, Chateaubriand. "A book of extraordinary beauty..." — New York Times. 13 illustrations.