Helen Scales, Ph.D.
The Story of Seahorses, from Myth to Reality
A kaleidoscopic history that mirrors man’s centuries-old fascination with the animal, sweeping from the reefs of Indonesia,
through the back streets of Hong Kong, and back in time to ancient
Greece and Rome. “Eye-opening...reveals the heretofore well-kept
secrets of what is probably the most fascinating and enigmatic of
all the fish in the sea….Evolutionary mystery (how could such a
creature evolve?), star of mythology, and now, poster-child for marine conservation.”—Richard Ellis, author of Tuna: A Love Story.
Gotham • 272 pp. • 978-1-59240-474-2 • $20.00
HOW TO BE AN EXPLORER OF THE WORLD
Portable Life Museum
Artists and scientists analyze the world around them in surprisingly similar ways, by observing, collecting, documenting, and
comparing. In this captivating guided journal, readers are encouraged to explore their world as both artists and scientists.
Perigee • 208 pp. • 978-0-399-53460-7 • $14.95
A PARADISE BUILT IN HELL
The Extraordinary Communities That Arise in Disaster
A startling investigation of what people do in disasters and why it
matters. Solnit examines how disaster throws people into a temporary utopia of changed states of mind and social possibilities. “This
is the freshest, deepest, most optimistic account of human nature
I’ve come across in many years. If you find yourself fearful in the
face of our economic and ecological peril, then read this book; you
will come away feeling like the future is possible, and in some fashion even exhilarating. It’s a landmark book.”—Bill McKibben.
Viking • 368 pp. • 978-0-670-02107-9 • $27.95
Also available: River of Shadows 978-0-14-200410-4, A Field Guide to Getting
Lost 978-0-14-303724-8, Wanderlust 978-0-14-028601-4
how irrational Thinking hinders scientific Progress,
harms the Planet, and Threatens our Lives
Specter reveals that Americans have come to mistrust institutions
and especially the institution of science more today than ever before, even as scientific solutions to today’s problems are needed
now more than ever.
Penguin Press • 304 pp. • 978-1-59420-230-8 • $27.95
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