The New Chimpanzee; A Twenty-First Century Portrait of Our Closest Kin by Craig Stanford. Harvard University Press, 2018.We find that the great apes not only share much of our genome, they also display remarkably similar behavioral patterns.
Secrets of the Snout; The Dog’s Incredible Nose by Frank Rosell, et al. University of Chicago Press, 2018. We have worked side by side for thousands of years and over these millennia have come to depend upon those snouts as hunters, protectors, and faithful companions.
Feats of Strength; How Evolution Shapes Animal Athletic Abilities by Simon Lailvaux. Yale University Press, 2018. How what we would consider the feats of “animal athletes” might have evolved and why.
Cities in the Urban Age; A Dissent by Robert Beauregard. University of Chicago Press, 2018 paper. Cities are equally defined by both their wealth and their poverty; they are environmentally destructive but promise sustainability, and ruled by political machines and oligarchies they claim to be democratic.
The Myth of Silent Spring; Rethinking the Origins of American Environmentalism by Chad Montrie. University of California Press, 2018 paper. Environmental consciousness and protest date back to the nineteenth century with the advent of industrial manufacturing and the consequent growth of urban populations.
Rising; Dispatches from the American Shore by Elizabeth Rush. Milkweed, 2018. A disappearing wetland ecosystems. Reporting from the edges of our continent, Rush lays bare the often hidden effects of climate change.
The Seabird’s Cry; The Lives and Loves of the Planet’s Great Ocean Voyagers by Adam Nicholson. Holt, 2018. The ocean voyages of ten species.
North on the Wing; Travels with the Songbird Migration of Spring by Bruce Beehler & John Anderton. Smithsonian, 2018. Following the birds from the southern border of the US, through the heartland, and into Canada.