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    THE INVENTION OF NATURE

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by Andrea Wulf

Humboldt was the Einstein of the 19th century but far more widely read, and Wulf successfully combines a biography with an... Full review >

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PACIFIC

by Simon Winchester

Winchester’s passionate research—on sea and land—undergirds this superb analysis of a world wonder that we seem hellbent on... Full review >

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    ALL THE WRONG PLACES

    FEB. 16, 2015

NONFICTION

ALL THE WRONG PLACES

by Philip Connors

Unlike other, neater narratives of being lost and found, Connors’ story—told with harrowing insight and fierce prose—is... Full review >

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    THE WHITE ROAD

    NOV. 3, 2015

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

THE WHITE ROAD

by Edmund de Waal

De Waal’s poetically recounted journey is a revelation, as well: of the power of obsession and the lust for purity. Full review >

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    THE INTIMATE BOND

    APRIL 14, 2015

NONFICTION

THE INTIMATE BOND

by Brian Fagan

Though reminding us of the cruelties still visited upon animals and insisting that we respect them anew—not merely as pets... Full review >

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    GALILEO'S MIDDLE FINGER

    MARCH 10, 2015

NONFICTION

GALILEO'S MIDDLE FINGER

by Alice Dreger

Let us be grateful that there are writers like Dreger who have the wits and the guts to fight for truth. Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    ALL THE WILD THAT REMAINS

    APRIL 20, 2015

NONFICTION

ALL THE WILD THAT REMAINS

by David Gessner

Stegner and Abbey “are two who have lighted my way,” nature writer Wendell Berry admitted. They have lighted the way for... Full review >

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    H IS FOR HAWK

    MARCH 3, 2015

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

H IS FOR HAWK

by Helen Macdonald

Whether you call this a personal story or nature writing, it’s poignant, thoughtful and moving—and likely to become a... Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

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    OCT. 27, 2015

NONFICTION

THUNDER & LIGHTNING

by Lauren Redniss illustrated by Lauren Redniss

A highly atmospheric, entertainingly earnest, and intimate engrossment with the world’s most popular topic of conversation. Full review >

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    THE AGE OF SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

    MARCH 10, 2015

CURRENT EVENTS & SOCIAL ISSUES

THE AGE OF SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

by Jeffrey D. Sachs

Required reading for policymakers and students, and general readers will finish the book realizing they actually understand... Full review >

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    THE WORLD IS ON FIRE

    MAY 12, 2015

NONFICTION

THE WORLD IS ON FIRE

by Joni Tevis

That seam glows fiercely, startlingly bright, in these rich, revelatory essays. Full review >

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    JUNE 30, 2015

HISTORY

THE OREGON TRAIL

by Rinker Buck

By turns frankly hilarious, historically elucidating, emotionally touching, and deeply informative. Full review >

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    RAIN

    APRIL 21, 2015

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RAIN

by Cynthia Barnett

Highlights the severity of some of our environmental problems with knowledge, humor, urgency and hope. Full review >

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