The Feather Thief

The Feather Thief As heard on NPR s This American Life Absorbing Though it s non fiction, The Feather Thief contains many of the elements of a classic thriller Maureen Corrigan, NPR s Fresh Air One of the most peculiar and memorable true crime books ever Christian Science Monitor A rollicking true cri

Underland: A Deep Time Journey

Underland: A Deep Time Journey From the best selling, award winning author of Landmarks and The Old Ways, a haunting voyage into the planet s past and future Hailed as the great nature writer of this generation Wall Street Journal , Robert Macfarlane is the celebrated author of books about the intersections of the human and t

Dark Emu

Dark Emu Dark Emu puts forward an argument for a reconsideration of the hunter gatherer tag for precolonial Aboriginal Australians The evidence insists that Aboriginal people right across the continent were using domesticated plants, sowing, harvesting, irrigating and storing behaviours inconsistent with

Sea People: The Puzzle of Polynesia

Sea People: The Puzzle of Polynesia A blend of Jared Diamond s Guns, Germs, and Steel and Simon Winchester s Pacific, a thrilling intellectual detective story that looks deep into the past to uncover who first settled the islands of the remote Pacific, where they came from, how they got there, and how we know For than a millenni

All That Remains: A Life in Death

All That Remains: A Life in Death Sue Black confronts death every day As Professor of Anatomy and Forensic Anthropology, she focuses on mortal remains in her lab, at burial sites, at scenes of violence, murder and criminal dismemberment, and when investigating mass fatalities due to war, accident or natural disaster In All that Re

The Death and Life of the Great Lakes

The Death and Life of the Great Lakes The Great Lakes Erie, Huron, Michigan, Ontario, and Superior hold 20 percent of the world s supply of surface fresh water and provide sustenance, work, and recreation for tens of millions of Americans But they are under threat as never before, and their problems are spreading across the continent.

Eruption: The Untold Story of Mount St. Helens

Eruption: The Untold Story of Mount St. Helens For months in early 1980, scientists, journalists, and nearby residents listened anxiously to rumblings from Mount St Helens in southwestern Washington State Still, no one was prepared when a cataclysmic eruption blew the top off of the mountain, laying waste to hundreds of square miles of land an

The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History

The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History Over the last half billion years, there have been five mass extinctions, when the diversity of life on earth suddenly and dramatically contracted Scientists around the world are currently monitoring the sixth extinction, predicted to be the most devastating extinction event since the asteroid impac