New Books. Nature. Spring 2019. 2

Wild Horse Country; The History, Myth, and Future of the Mustang, America’s Horse by David Philipps. W.W. Norton. Philipps traces the history of the wild horse in America and the shocking future they face in our time.

How to Walk on Water and Climb up Walls; Animal Movement and the Robots of the Future by David Hu. Princeton University Press. Animals move with grace, speed, and versatility. How so? They have had millions of years to perfect their movement.

Timefulness; How Thinking Like a Geologist Can Help Save the World by Marcia Bjornerud. Princeton University Press. Knowing the rhythms of Earth’s deep past and conceiving of time as a geologist does can give us a better perspective on what we consider to be a sustainable future.

Protecting Pollinators; How to Save the Creatures that Feed Our World by Jodi Helmer. Island Press, paper. There are 200,000 species of pollinators, birds, bates, insects, and others. They are threatened.

Candids of the World; Wolves, Wild Dogs, Foxes, Jackals, Coyotes, and Their Relatives by José Castelló. Princeton University Press. The world’s canids and their near relatives.

Plastic Soup; An Atlas of Ocean Pollution by Michiel Abbing. Island Press. Plastics have transformed our lives. Yet the properties that make them attractive spell disaster when they begin to amass in our seas.

Allowed to Grow Old; Portraits of Elderly Animals from Farm Sanctuaries by Isa Leshko et al. University of Chicago Press. These animals have, for the most part, been pets, not farm animals in the traditional sense.

50 Hikes in Central Florida by Sandra Friend & John Keatley. Countryman. A marvel of diversity these footpaths wonder through salt marches, river floodplains, and amongst coastal dunes and beaches.

A Florida State of Mind; An Unnatural History of Our Weirdest State by James Wright. St. Martin’s Press. Brightest moments and darkest shadows of Florida’s history.

Nature’s Mutiny; How the Little Ice Age of the Long Seventeenth Century Transformed the West and Shaped the Present. The effects of this historical climate crisis on Europe.

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