New Books: Nature. 2.

Plant Revolution; How Plants Have Already Invented Our future by Stefano Mancuso. Atria, 2018. Plants as innovators and learners.

The Truth About Animals; Stoned Sloths, Lovelorn Hippos and Other Tales from the Wild Side of Wildlife by Lucy Cooke. Basic, 2018. Add drunk moose, lay-about worker ants.

The Secret Life of Cows by Rosamund Young. Penguin Press. The surprising personalities of cows and other animals, their loves, games, friendships.

Breakpoint; Reckoning with America’s Environmental Crises by Jeremy Jackson & Steve Chapple. Yale University Press, 2018.Traveling the Mississippi River to understand better how its farmers, fishermen, and policymakers understand our mounting environmental problems.

Weeds in the Urban Landscape; Where They Come From, Why They’re Here, and How to Live with Them by Richard Orlando. North Atlantic, 2018. An identification guide to 189 “weeds” commonly found in urban environments.

The Age of the Horse; An Equine Journey Through Human History by Susanna Forrest. Grove Press, 2018 paper. From the proto-horse – a “twelve-pound runt,” and on to an indispensable part of both peace and war.

The Oceans; A Deep History by Eeico Rohling. Princeton University Press, 2018. Earth’s open waters from four billion years ago to the present.

Where the Animals Go; Tracking Wildlife with Technology in Fifty Maps and Graphics by James Cheshire & Oliver Uberti. W.W. Norton, 2017. Where they go and how this knowledge can help preserve those migrations.   

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