Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs?: Big Questions from Tiny Mortals About Death

Best selling author and mortician Caitlin Doughty answers real questions from kids about death, dead bodies, and decomposition Every day, funeral director Caitlin Doughty receives dozens of questions about death What would happen to an astronaut s body if it were pushed out of a space shuttle Do

We Are the Weather: Saving the Planet Begins at Breakfast

Some people reject the fact, overwhelmingly supported by scientists, that our planet is warming because of human activity But do those of us who accept the reality of human caused climate change truly believe it If we did, surely we would be roused to act on what we know Will future generations d

The Honey Bus: A Memoir of Loss, Courage and a Girl Saved by Bees

An extraordinary story of a girl, her grandfather and one of nature s most mysterious and beguiling creatures the honeybee Meredith May recalls the first time a honeybee crawled on her arm She was five years old, her parents had recently split and suddenly she found herself in the care of her gra

Bringing Columbia Home: The Untold Story of a Lost Space Shuttle and Her Crew

Mike Leinbach was the launch director of the space shuttle program when Columbia disintegrated on reentry before a nation s eyes on February 1, 2003 And it would be Mike Leinbach who would be a key leader in the search and recovery effort as NASA, FEMA, the FBI, the US Forest Service, and dozens mo

The Mosquito: A Human History of Our Deadliest Predator

A pioneering and groundbreaking work of narrative nonfiction that offers a dramatic new perspective on the history of humankind, showing how through millennia, the mosquito has been the single most powerful force in determining humanity s fate Why was gin and tonic the cocktail of choice for British

Ten Drugs: How Plants, Powders, and Pills Have Shaped the History of Medicine

Behind every landmark drug is a story It could be an oddball researcher s genius insight, a catalyzing moment in geopolitical history, a new breakthrough technology, or an unexpected but welcome side effect discovered during clinical trials Piece together these stories, as Thomas Hager does in thi

Other Minds: The Octopus, the Sea, and the Deep Origins of Consciousness

A philosopher dons a wet suit and journeys into the depths of consciousness Peter Godfrey Smith is a leading philosopher of science He is also a scuba diver whose underwater videos of warring octopuses have attracted wide notice In this book, he brings his parallel careers together to tell a bold

Underland

An exploration of the Earth s underworlds as they exist in myth, literature, memory, and the land itself In this sequel to The Old Ways, Macfarlane takes us on an journey into our relationship with darkness, burial, and what lies beneath the surface of both place and mind Traveling through deep t

The Secret Wisdom of Nature: Trees, Animals, and the Extraordinary Balance of All Living Things ― Stories from Science and Observation

The final book in The Mysteries of Nature trilogy by the New York Times bestselling author of The Hidden Life of Trees, Peter Wohlleben Nature is full of surprises deciduous trees affect the rotation of the Earth, cranes sabotage the production of Iberian ham, and coniferous forests can make it ra

The World in a Grain: The Story of Sand and How It Transformed Civilization

The gripping story of the most important overlooked commodity in the world sand and the crucial role it plays in our lives After water and air, sand is the natural resource that we consume than any other even than oil Every concrete building and paved road on Earth, every computer scr