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In light of the heat wave in the Pacific Northwest, the flooding of NYC, and the ocean literally on fire in the Gulf of Mexico, it is clear that climate change is here and extreme weather events are occurring. But we as readers still have time to get informed and make change. Some of the books listed below talk about the wonder in the world and make you want to do something to help save what we love. 

Here is a selection of fiction and nonfiction to stoke your desire to get out and explore!

Books: 
Owls of the Eastern Ice: A Quest to Find and Save the World's Largest Owl By Jonathan C. Slaght Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781250798718
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Published: Picador - June 1st, 2021

A New York Times Notable Book of 2020
Longlisted for the National Book Award
Winner of the PEN/E.O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award and the Minnesota Book Award for General Nonfiction
A Finalist for the Stanford Dolman Travel Book of the Year Award
Winner of the Peace Corps Worldwide Special Book Award


The Well-Gardened Mind: The Restorative Power of Nature By Sue Stuart-Smith Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781476794488
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Published: Scribner - May 4th, 2021

A distinguished psychiatrist and avid gardener presents “a truly uplifting book on the power of gardening—and how it can change people’s lives (Stylist, UK).

The garden is often seen as a refuge, a place to forget worldly cares, removed from the “real” life that lies outside.


Rooted: Life at the Crossroads of Science, Nature, and Spirit By Lyanda Lynn Haupt Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780316426480
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Published: Little, Brown Spark - May 4th, 2021

Deepen your connection to the natural world with this inspiring meditation, "a path to the place where science and spirit meet" (Robin Wall Kimmerer).

In Rooted, cutting-edge science supports a truth that poets, artists, mystics, and earth-based cultures across the world have proclaimed over millennia: life on this planet is radically interconnected.


Islands of Abandonment: Nature Rebounding in the Post-Human Landscape By Cal Flyn Cover Image
$27.00
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ISBN: 9781984878199
Published: Viking - June 1st, 2021

A beautiful, lyrical exploration of the places where nature is flourishing in our absence
 
"[Flyn] captures the dread, sadness, and wonder of beholding the results of humanity's destructive impulse, and she arrives at a new appreciation of life, 'all the stranger and more valuable for its resilence.'" --The New Yorker


The Secret World of Weather: How to Read Signs in Every Cloud, Breeze, Hill, Street, Plant, Animal, and Dewdrop (Natural Navigation) By Tristan Gooley Cover Image
$21.95
ISBN: 9781615197545
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Published: The Experiment - May 25th, 2021

In The Secret World of Weather, bestselling author Tristan Gooley turns his gaze up to the sky, bringing his signature brand of close observation and eye-opening deduction to the fascinating world of weather. Every cloud, every change in temperature, every raindrop, every sunbeam, every breeze reveals something about our weather—if you know what to look for.


The Bird Way: A New Look at How Birds Talk, Work, Play, Parent, and Think By Jennifer Ackerman Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780735223035
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Published: Penguin Books - May 4th, 2021

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Genius of Birds, a radical investigation into the bird way of being, and the recent scientific research that is dramatically shifting our understanding of birds -- how they live and how they think.


In Praise of Walking: A New Scientific Exploration By Shane O'Mara Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9780393867497
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - May 25th, 2021

“A surprisingly fascinating scientific consideration of humanity’s most ordinary activity.” —Ron Charles, Washington Post


This Is Your Mind on Plants By Michael Pollan Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780593296905
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Published: Penguin Press - July 6th, 2021

The instant New York Times bestseller | A Washington Post Notable Book | One of NPR's Best Books of the Year

“Expert storytelling . . . [Pollan] masterfully elevates a series of big questions about drugs, plants and humans that are likely to leave readers thinking in new ways.” —New York Times Book Review


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Greenwood: A Novel By Michael Christie Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781984822017
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Published: Hogarth - February 9th, 2021

A magnificent generational saga that charts a family’s rise and fall, its secrets and inherited crimes, from one of Canada’s most acclaimed novelists


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All We Can Save: Truth, Courage, and Solutions for the Climate Crisis By Ayana Elizabeth Johnson (Editor), Katharine K. Wilkinson (Editor) Cover Image
$29.00
ISBN: 9780593237069
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Published: One World - September 22nd, 2020

NATIONAL BESTSELLER • Provocative and illuminating essays from women at the forefront of the climate movement who are harnessing truth, courage, and solutions to lead humanity forward.

“A powerful read that fills one with, dare I say . . . hope?”—The New York Times

 


The Heartbeat of Trees: Embracing Our Ancient Bond with Forests and Nature By Peter Wohlleben, Jane Billinghurst (Translator) Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9781771646895
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Published: Greystone Books - June 1st, 2021

FROM THE AUTHOR OF THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER, THE HIDDEN LIFE OF TREES

A powerful return to the forest, where trees have heartbeats and roots are like brains that extend underground. Where the color green calms us, and the forest sharpens our senses.


Virga & Bone: Essays from Dry Places By Craig Childs Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9781948814188
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Published: Torrey House Press - October 1st, 2019

It's impossible to imagine another writer in America who is better than Craig Childs at elegizing the fearsome and confounding appeal of our most austere landscapes.
--KEVIN FEDARKO, author of The Emerald Mile


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Braiding Sweetgrass By Robin Wall Kimmerer Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9781571313560
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Published: Milkweed Editions - August 11th, 2015

A New York Times Bestseller
A Washington Post Bestseller
Named a Best Essay Collection of the Decade by Literary Hub


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Finding the Mother Tree: Discovering the Wisdom of the Forest By Suzanne Simard Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780525656098
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Published: Knopf - May 4th, 2021

NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER • From the world's leading forest ecologist who forever changed how people view trees and their connections to one another and to other living things in the forest—a moving, deeply personal journey of discovery


Fox and I: An Uncommon Friendship By Catherine Raven Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781954118003
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Published: Spiegel & Grau - July 6th, 2021

INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

Winner of The PEN/E.O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award * Nautilus Book Awards Gold Winner * Shortlisted for the John Burroughs Medal * Finalist for the Stubbendieck Great Plains Distinguished Book Prize * Shortlisted for a Reading the West Book Award


Silent Spring By Rachel Carson Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780618249060
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Published: Mariner Books - February 1st, 2022

First published by Houghton Mifflin in 1962, Silent Spring alerted a large audience to the environmental and human dangers of indiscriminate use of pesticides, spurring revolutionary changes in the laws affecting our air, land, and water. “Silent Spring became a runaway bestseller, with international reverberations . . . [It is] well crafted, fearless and succinct . . .