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ALEXANDER VON HUMBOLDT'S NEW WORLD
Written by ANDREA WULF

Format: Trade Paperback, 576 pages

Publisher: Vintage

On Sale: 10/04/2016

Price: $17.00

ISBN: 978-0-345-80629-1

Finalist for the Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction
Finalist for the Kirkus Prize 
New York Times Best Book of 2015
Publishers Weekly Best Book of 2015
Winner of The Royal Geographical Society Ness Award 
Winner of Royal Society Insight Investment Science Book Prize
Winner of the James Wright Award for Nature Writing
Winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Award for Science & Technology

The acclaimed author of Founding Gardeners reveals the forgotten life of Alexander von Humboldt, the...

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FROM GORBACHEV'S FREEDOM TO PUTIN'S WAR
Written by ARKADY OSTROVSKY

Format: Hardcover, 384 pages

Publisher: Viking

On Sale: 06/07/2016

Price: $30.00

ISBN: 978-0-399-56416-1

WINNER OF THE ORWELL PRIZE
WINNER OF THE CORNELIUS RYAN AWARD
FINALIST FOR THE LIONEL GELBER PRIZE
FINANCIAL TIMES BOOK OF THE YEAR


“Fast-paced and excellently written…much needed, dispassionate and eminently readable.”
New York Times

“Filled with sparkling prose and deep analysis.”
The Wall Street Journal

The breakup of the Soviet Union was a time of optimism around the world, but Russia today is actively involved in subversive information warfare, manipulating the media to destabilize its...

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WEATHER PAST, PRESENT, FUTURE
Written by LAUREN REDNISS

Format: Hardcover, 272 pages

Publisher: Random House

On Sale: 10/27/2015

Price: $35.00

ISBN: 978-0-812-99317-2

From the National Book Award finalist Lauren Redniss, author ofRadioactive, comes a dazzling fusion of storytelling, visual art, and reportage that grapples with weather in all its dimensions: its danger and its beauty, why it happens and what it means.
 
Weather is the very air we breathe—it shapes our daily lives and alters the course of history. In Thunder & Lightning, Lauren Redniss tells the story of weather and humankind through the ages.
 
This wide-ranging work roams from the driest...

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EXPLORING THE MARITIME FAR NORTHEAST

Format: Hardcover, 272 pages

Publisher: Smithsonian Books

On Sale: 08/05/2014

Price: $40.00

ISBN: 978-1-588-34377-2

Maine to Greenland is a testament to one of the world's great geographic regions: the Maritime Far Northeast. For more than three decades, William W. Fitzhugh and Wilfred E. Richard have explored the Northeast’s Atlantic corridor and its fascinating history, habitat, and culture. The authors’ powerful personal essays and Richard’s stunning photography transport readers to this vibrant region, joining Smithsonian archaeological expeditions and trekking in vast and amazing terrain.

Fully...

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VITAL QUESTIONS ABOUT SCIENCE
Written by KEITH PARSONS

Format: Trade Paperback, 429 pages

Publisher: Prometheus Books

On Sale: 08/05/2014

Price: $19.95

ISBN: 978-1-616-14929-1

Is science more rational or objective than any other intellectual endeavor? Are scientific theories accurate depictions of reality or just useful devices for manipulating the environment? These core questions are the focus of this unique approach to the philosophy of science. Unlike standard textbooks, this book does not attempt a comprehensive review of the entire field, but makes a selection of the most vibrant debates and issues.

The author tackles such stimulating questions as: Can...

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SIX DRIVERS OF GLOBAL CHANGE
Written by AL GORE

Format: Trade Paperback, 592 pages

Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks

On Sale: 10/08/2013

Price: $20.00

ISBN: 978-0-812-98289-3

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

From the former vice president and #1 New York Times bestselling author comes An Inconvenient Truth for everything—a frank and clear-eyed assessment of six critical drivers of global change in the decades to come.

Ours is a time of revolutionary change that has no precedent in history. With the same passion he brought to the challenge of climate change, and with his decades of experience on the front lines of global policy, Al Gore surveys our planet’s beclouded...

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NEW TRANSFORMATIONAL TOOLS FOR SUCCESSFUL FUND-RAISING

Format: Hardcover, 304 pages

Publisher: Deepak Chopra

On Sale: 09/24/2013

Price: $26.99

ISBN: 978-0-770-43779-4

The Generosity Network is the essential guide to the art of activating resources of every kind behind any worthy cause. Philanthropist Jeff Walker and fund-raising expert Jennifer McCrea offer a fresh new perspective that can make the toughest challenges of nonprofit management and development less stressful, more rewarding.

Highly practical, motivating, and thought provoking, The Generosity Network is designed to energize and empower nonprofit leaders, managers, donors, board members, and...

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THE LIFE AND LEGACY OF RACHEL CARSON, AUTHOR OF SILENT SPRING
Written by WILLIAM SOUDER

Format: Trade Paperback, 520 pages

Publisher: Broadway Books

On Sale: 09/03/2013

Price: $16.00

ISBN: 978-0-307-46221-3

Rachel Carson loved the ocean and wrote three books about its mysteries. But it was with her fourth book, Silent Spring, that this unassuming biologist transformed our relationship with the natural world. Silent Spring was a chilling indictment of DDT and other pesticides that until then had been hailed as safe and wondrously effective. It was Carson who sifted through the evidence, documenting with alarming clarity the collateral damage to fish, birds, and other wildlife; revealing the...

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THE QUEST TO DISCOVER THE DEEPEST CAVE ON EARTH
Written by JAMES M. TABOR

Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages

Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks

On Sale: 02/15/2011

Price: $16.00

ISBN: 978-0-812-97949-7

The deepest cave on earth was a prize that had remained unclaimed for centuries, long after every other ultimate discovery had been made: both poles by 1912, Everest in 1958, the Challenger Deep in 1961. In 1969 we even walked on the moon. And yet as late as 2000, the earth’s deepest cave—the supercave—remained undiscovered. This is the story of the men and women who risked everything to find it, earning their place in history beside the likes of Peary, Amundsen, Hillary, and Armstrong.

In...

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A SMITHSONIAN NATURAL HISTORY
Written by MICHAEL VINEY

Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages

Publisher: Smithsonian Books

On Sale: 07/06/2010

Price: $24.95

ISBN: 978-1-588-34294-2

Ireland conjures up images of nature’s majesty: sweeping coastlines, rolling green hills, and secluded peat bogs and marshlands. A place of legendary beauty, it is also a land with a rich natural history. Michael Viney invites us to discover the geologic forces that created the island, peer into the famous bone caves that hold unique clues about animals from long ago, and experience the dramatic scenes of the cliff-lined coast and tempestuous seas.

Viney begins deep in the past, when rivers...

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ED VIESTURS SUMMITS ALL FOURTEEN 8,000-METER GIANTS
Written by PETER POTTERFIELD
Introduction by DAVID BREASHEARS
Photographer ED VIESTURS

Format: Trade Paperback, 176 pages

Publisher: National Geographic

On Sale: 05/19/2009

Price: $21.95

ISBN: 978-1-426-20485-2

Now updated to include the triumphant culmination of a monumental quest—to stand on the summits of all fourteen of the world’s highest mountains—Himalayan Quest offers an unforgettable glimpse into the remarkable world of Ed Viesturs, America’s best-known high altitude climber, and the breathtaking landscape in which he works. It is an unparalleled showcase of both the heartbreaking tragedy and the ineffable joy Viesturs has experienced while striving at the limits of human endurance.

At the...

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22 YEARS OF WALKING. 17 YEARS OF SILENCE.
Written by JOHN FRANCIS

Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages

Publisher: National Geographic

On Sale: 04/21/2009

Price: $16.95

ISBN: 978-1-426-20405-0

2008 Freshman English Common Reading Selection for University of South Carolina Upstate

When the struggle to save oil-soaked birds and restore blackened beaches left him feeling frustrated and helpless, John Francis decided to take a more fundamental and personal stand—he stopped using all forms of motorized transportation. Soon after embarking on this quest that would span two decades and two continents, he took a vow of silence that endured for 17 years. It began as a silent environmental...

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