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Sacred Nature: Restoring Our Ancient Bond with the Natural World By Karen Armstrong Cover Image
ISBN: 9780593319437
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Published: Knopf - September 6th, 2022

Everything Karen Armstrong touches turns to gold. In Sacred Nature, she turns her unique mind to the spiritual power of nature, illuminating the common themes throughout all earthly religions: fear, awe, and tranquil contemplation of our natural world.

- Laura

Chasing Plants: Journeys with a Botanist through Rainforests, Swamps, and Mountains By Chris Thorogood Cover Image
ISBN: 9780226823539
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Published: University of Chicago Press - September 12th, 2022

Botanist and illustrator Chris Thorogood invites us into the intimate and fascinating secrets of the world's most unique plants. Part scientific treatise and part travelogue, this book is an absolute treasure.

- Laura

What If? 2: Additional Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions By Randall Munroe Cover Image
ISBN: 9780525537113
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Published: Riverhead Books - September 13th, 2022

This sequel to the New York Times bestselling What If? provides more of the best answers to the weirdest questions you never thought to ask, but now desperately need to know. How long would it take for a single person to fill a swimming pool with their own saliva? P. 263. Can you build a billion-story building? P. 111. Why aren’t we stopping rain with lasers instead of umbrellas? P. 192. Can all the world’s bananas fit inside all of the world’s churches? Believe it or not the answer is on p. 54. Filled with bonkers science, boundless curiosity, and Randall's signature stick-figure comics, What If? 2 is sure to be another instant classic adored by inquisitive readers of all ages.

- Amy

The Biggest Ideas in the Universe: Space, Time, and Motion By Sean Carroll Cover Image
ISBN: 9780593186589
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Published: Dutton - September 20th, 2022

Modern science can be a scarily complex place that is easily to get lost in. Thankfully, Sean Carroll acts as a guide, making obtuse concepts understandable and extremely readable. It will make you look at the universe in a brand new light.

- Patrick

The Modern Bestiary: A Curated Collection of Wondrous Wildlife By Joanna Bagniewska Cover Image
ISBN: 9781588347305
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Published: Smithsonian Books - September 27th, 2022

Discover Earth's most incredible animals in this fantastic collection of illustrations and information. From tarantulas and their frog pets to immortal jellyfish, these creatures give the mythical beasts of our imagination a run for their money!

- Laura

Apollo Remastered: The Ultimate Photographic Record By Andy Saunders Cover Image
ISBN: 9780762480241
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Published: Black Dog & Leventhal - October 25th, 2022

This remastered photographic record contains a series of gorgeous pictures from the awe-inspiring Apollo missions. It is a true reflection of the astronauts' journey through space.

- Kiarra

The Song of the Cell: An Exploration of Medicine and the New Human By Siddhartha Mukherjee Cover Image
ISBN: 9781982117351
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Published: Scribner - October 25th, 2022

From the author of The Emperor of All Maladies comes a new story about the beauty, revelation, and joys of cellular biology. Mukherjee is such a compassionate writer, sitting with the reader in the most painful parts of human existence while illuminating the incredible history that's gotten us where we are today.

- Laura

Trees: From Root to Leaf By Paul Smith, Robert Macfarlane (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Paul Smith, Robert Macfarlane (Foreword by)
ISBN: 9780226824178
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Published: University of Chicago Press - November 14th, 2022

This gorgeous coffee table book gives you a look at trees like never before. Paul Smith, ecologist, celebrates how trees have inspired every culture throughout the ages. Incredible photographs and infographics that celebrates the diversity, beauty, and fragile nature of trees.

- Ülrika

Douglas Brinkley's rich and illuminating history of the modern environmental movement shows how tenacious dreamers battled against all odds to save some of our most treasured wild places. It is both a wonder and a timely inspiration.

- Mark

How to Read the Wilderness: An Illustrated Guide to the Natural Wonders of North America By Nature Study Guild Cover Image
ISBN: 9781797206868
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Published: Chronicle Books - November 22nd, 2022

This is a wonderful walk through of North Americas coolest natural treasures including bodies of water, intelligent ecosystems, and unique creatures. The dazzling artwork combined with the fascinating facts about nature makes How to Read the Wilderness a perfect book for someone who has a passion for environmentalism or just wants to learn more about the world around us. Curious minds will love this.

- Laila