Nature & Travel Book Reviews (page 5)

RITZ AND ESCOFFIER by Luke Barr
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 3, 2018

"A well-researched, glitzy, and flawed history of conspicuous consumption."
A new perspective on the rise of the leisure class. Read full book review >
BRAVE NEW ARCTIC by Mark C. Serreze
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 3, 2018

"An alarming, evidence-based book by a scientist who is not by nature an alarmist."
Documenting the connection between unprecedented ice-melting in the Arctic and climate change throughout the world. Read full book review >

CLIENT EARTH by James Thornton
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 3, 2018

"Anyone with an interest in environmental activism and environmental law will take pleasure in this vigorous account of justice in the making."
Give a hoot, don't pollute—and sue anyone who does. Read full book review >
NO WAY HOME by Tyler Wetherall
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 3, 2018

"A compassionate memoir of self-discovery."
A British-American journalist's account of growing up the daughter of a fugitive father. Read full book review >
THE MAN WHO CAUGHT THE STORM by Brantley Hargrove
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 3, 2018

"An enthralling profile of a storm enthusiast and adrenaline junkie who took his intense interest to extreme measures."
An adroit biography of a thrill-seeking storm chaser. Read full book review >

Released: April 3, 2018

"A solid overview of a nation much in world news and of economic trends that will have significant effects in the global marketplace in years to come."
Tracing the conjoined realms of dynastic politics and international commerce in the history of Saudi Arabia. Read full book review >
WILD MOMS by Carin Bondar
Released: April 3, 2018

"A study brimming with endlessly fascinating fodder for animal lovers."
A Canadian biologist and mother of four offers a zoological survey of motherhood in the wild. Read full book review >
Released: April 3, 2018

"An expert romp through urban natural history, which, despite the absence of glamorous megafauna, turns out to be a turbulent, hothouse ecosystem whose life is evolving before our eyes."
An appealing argument that "we must embrace and harness the evolutionary forces that are shaping novel ecosystems right here, right now, and work toward allowing nature to grow in the hearts of our cities." Read full book review >
RISINGTIDEFALLINGSTAR by Philip Hoare
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 2, 2018

"Lush and literate. The author both explains and deepens the enigmas of the sea."
A writer immersed in the lore and life of the sea returns with some ruminations about his favorite subject, interweaving the stories of literary and other artists whose lives were inspired by and/or ended in the ocean. Read full book review >
THIS RADICAL LAND by Daegan Miller
Released: April 1, 2018

"Following Miller's complex narrative may tax some general readers. Nonetheless, he offers an eclectic education often marked by soaring prose."
A debut book that ranges across disciplines and decades to connect the natural environment—especially long-lived trees—to a scathing critique of American-style capitalism. Read full book review >
Released: April 1, 2018

"A book that suggests that doing whatever you can is better than doing nothing."
Humanizing the crisis of climate change helps a science educator see at least a ray of hope while sounding the alarm. Read full book review >
SWELL by Liz Clark
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2018

"Introspective and enlightening, Clark's seafaring memoir offers a rare glimpse into the solitary worlds of sail and surf."
One woman takes to the waves on a journey of self-discovery. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Katey Sagal
author of GRACE NOTES
April 10, 2017

In her memoir Grace Notes, actress and singer/songwriter Katey Sagal takes you through the highs and lows of her life, from the tragic deaths of her parents to her long years in the Los Angeles rock scene, from being diagnosed with cancer at the age of twenty-eight to getting her big break on the fledgling FOX network as the wise-cracking Peggy Bundy on the beloved sitcom Married…with Children. Sparse and poetic, Grace Notes is an emotionally riveting tale of struggle and success, both professional and personal: Sagal’s path to sobriety; the stillbirth of her first daughter, Ruby; motherhood; the experience of having her third daughter at age 52 with the help of a surrogate; and her lifelong passion for music. “While this book is sure to please the author’s many fans, its thoughtful, no-regrets honesty will no doubt also appeal to readers of Hollywood memoirs seeking substance that goes beyond gossip and name-dropping,” our critic writes. “A candid, reflective memoir.” View video >