Wilding: The return of nature to a British farm
Plot: Isabella Tree tells the story of the 'Knepp experiment', a pioneering rewilding project in West Sussex, using free-roaming grazing animals to create new habitats for wildlife.
The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs
Plot: This is scientific storytelling at its most visceral, striding with the beasts through their Triassic dawn, Jurassic dominance and abrupt demise in the Cretaceous period, which spared only the theropods from which birds are descended.
What the Future Looks Like
Plot: Science fact, not science fiction, on the cutting–edge developments that are already changing the course of our future. The book explains how today’s earthshaking discoveries will shape our world tomorrow—and beyond.
The Poison Squad
Plot: The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Monkey Wars traces the dramatic true story of the late-19th-century effort of Dr. Harvey Washington Wiley and other leading activists to implement government safety regulations into life-threatening period food production practices.
The Dinosaur Artist
Plot: In this book, journalist Paige Williams tells the fascinating story of the Tarbosaurus skeleton and of how its seller, Eric Prokopi, became the most infamous commercial fossil trader in the world.
She Has Her Mother's Laugh
Plot: This book is at once far-ranging, imaginative, and totally relevant. Carl Zimmer makes the complex science of heredity read like a novel, and explains why the subject has been--and always will be—so vexed.
Chasing New Horizons
Plot: The up close, inside story of the greatest space exploration project of our time, New Horizons' mission to Pluto, as shared with David Grinspoon by mission leader Alan Stern and other key players.
First in Fly
Plot: It celebrates key insights uncovered by investigators using this model organism. The author introduces fundamental biological concepts gained over the last century and explore how research in the common fruit fly has expanded our understanding of human health and disease.
Close Encounters with Humankind
Plot: A Paleoanthropologist Investigates Our Evolving Species. Lee, professor of anthropology at the University of California, Riverside, approaches an array of topics in the field of human evolution withcandor, clarity, and brevity.
Lost in Math
Plot: The book is a wild, deep, thought-provoking read that would make any reasonable person in the field who's still capable of introspection doubt themselves. It provides a well-informed take on the current situation in fundamental physical theory.