HEMP BOUND by Doug Fine
CURRENT AFFAIRS
Released: April 20, 2014

"A short, sweet, logical and funny argument for the potential of one of the world's most dynamic cash crops."
What might come back along with legalized pot? Only one of the strongest, most versatile plants in the world: hemp. Read full book review >
THE KNOWLEDGE by Lewis Dartnell
CURRENT AFFAIRS
Released: April 21, 2014

"Read up, then—and keep the shotgun primed and the mason jars clean."
A survival manual for the zombie apocalypse, the plague or whatever else will bring us down and require a reboot of civilization. Read full book review >

A WINDOW ON ETERNITY by Edward O. Wilson
NATURE & TRAVEL
Released: April 22, 2014

"A big story about a small place with an ageless appreciation and discernment it would be criminal to ignore."
The rebirth of a premier nature reserve in Mozambique, recounted in a gentle storytelling style by noted Harvard entomologist Wilson (Letters to a Young Scientist, 2013, etc.). Read full book review >
NATURE & TRAVEL
Released: April 22, 2014

"An engaging state of the union by an important leader in solar power."
Pioneering solar power entrepreneur Williams (Chasing the Sun: Solar Adventures Around the World, 2005) chronicles how he left journalism to become an advocate for the distribution of solar energy around the world. Read full book review >
A STING IN THE TALE by Dave Goulson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2014

"A delightful book by an author filled with enthusiasm for the natural world and in possession of just the right touch for sharing it with others."
What you never knew about bumblebees, from a man who is both passionate and knowledgeable. Read full book review >

NATURE & TRAVEL
Released: May 5, 2014

"A provocative voyage on the "vast ocean of sexual function beyond the quiet backwater that we humans find ourselves in.""
An exploration of sexual reproduction across species, with emphasis on the evolution of genitalia. Read full book review >
UNTAMED by Will Harlan
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 6, 2014

"A moving homage and an adventure story that artfully articulates the ferocities of nature and humanity."
Blue Ridge Outdoors editor in chief Harlan intimately and expansively profiles a fearless Southern island dweller. Read full book review >
EATING WILDLY by Ava Chin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 13, 2014

"A delectable feast of the heart."
A professor and journalist's engaging account of how being an urban forager in New York City led her to unexpected personal enlightenment. Read full book review >
THE PREDATOR PARADOX by John Shivik
NATURE & TRAVEL
Released: May 13, 2014

"Shivik's style makes the science accessible and relevant for general readers. The narrative is carried by the author's insights, admonitions and the engaging profiles of those working to resolve the predator paradox."
Biologist and wildlife management expert Shivik unravels the hydra-headed conundrum confronting ranchers and urban and rural individuals seeking solutions for controlling wolves, bears, cougars and coyotes in the 21st-century American landscape. Read full book review >
ZOOBURBIA by Tai Moses
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 13, 2014

"A light, pleasing meditation on the joy of mindfully observing nature."
Journalist Moses shares her joy in coexisting with the wild creatures around her. Read full book review >
AGE OF AMBITION by Evan Osnos
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: May 13, 2014

"Pleasant, peripatetic musings revealing a great deal about the Chinese character."
New Yorker staff writer and former China correspondent Osnos offers nimble, clever observations of a country squeezed between aspiration and authoritarianism. Read full book review >
HISTORY
Released: May 19, 2014

"A work that glows from the author's relish for his subject."
Erudite rendering of the cataclysmic climate changes wrought at the start of the 14th century. Read full book review >