Science

Everyone already knows owls are bad-ass sassy little fluffers, but do you know why? Fear not! This book tells you! It covers all the owls everywhere: from the baby warthog-eating ones (pg 97) to the desert ninjas that live inside cacti (pg 100). There's an owl for everyone!

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Owls: Our Most Charming Bird Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781607748793
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Published: Ten Speed Press - September 22nd, 2015

Gifted with the ability to take immense concepts and explain them in a casual (but not condescending) way, Bill Nye has written another wonderful book. Great for new and old fans alike, Unstoppable has the Science Guy tackling climate change and the ongoing environmental crisis our world is going through. With a sense of humor, Nye offers up a much-needed dose of optimism about our ability to create a better future.  —Rachel

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Unstoppable: Harnessing Science to Change the World Cover Image
By Bill Nye, Corey S. Powell (Editor)
$26.99
ISBN: 9781250007148
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Published: St. Martin's Press - November 10th, 2015

Following the seasonal path of the gray whale, this book explores the stretch of the Pacific Ocean from Mexico to the Arctic. It illustrates what needs to be protected and cherished in this environment, and the means we each have of making a difference ourselves. From spirit bears to citizen science, The Wild Edge is a wealth of information and gorgeous photography. A new favorite on my bookshelf!  —Rachel

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Wild Edge: Freedom to Roam the Pacific Coast Cover Image
$39.95
ISBN: 9780898867732
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Published: Mountaineers Books - October 15th, 2015

Featuring an inspirational forward by Bill Nye and an engaging introduction that details the history and cultural significance of interstellar photography, Earth and Space compiles NASA’s most impressive collection of high-definition images with easily digestible commentaries and provides context and education about the work it took to capture each image. Stargazers and daydreamers alike will surely appreciate the depth and beauty of the cosmos in these timeless images.  —Ashley

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Earth and Space: Photographs from the Archives of NASA Cover Image
By Nirmala Nataraj, Nasa (Photographer), Bill Nye (Preface by)
$40.00
ISBN: 9781452134352
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Published: Chronicle Books - October 13th, 2015

I have adored this project since I first discovered it online more than a year ago. The origin stories, written by the owners, help lay the groundwork, but it is Levy’s ability to capture the pups’ personalities that makes this book truly shine. The photos make me want to reach out and pet the dogs, grab the thick ruff of fur on the labs’ necks, and snuggle against a slick-smooth ear.  —Rachel

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The Black Dogs Project: Extraordinary Black Dogs and Why We Can't Forget Them Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9781631060885
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Published: Race Point Publishing - September 15th, 2015

A book is a block of paper bound together by cardboard, filled with words that entertain and/or inform the reader. An example of a book is Thing Explainer, written by a person named Randall Munroe (What If?). He is a former NASA roboticist, which is a fancy way of saying he’s highly qualified to explain the intricacies of science-y things like a rocket ship (Up Goer Five) and the food-heating radio box (microwave).  —Louise

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Thing Explainer: Complicated Stuff in Simple Words Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9780544668256
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Published: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - November 24th, 2015

This is the first work of theoretical physics I’ve read and I loved it! In Dark Matter and the Dinosaurs, Randall artfully introduces her theory in ways that are accessible to an amateur audience. A disk of dark matter, she argues, may have been responsible for rerouting that infamous meteor toward Earth, resulting in the extinction of the dinosaurs 66 million years ago. If you’re not already one, Randall will leave you feeling like a physicist!  —Ashley

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Dark Matter and the Dinosaurs: The Astounding Interconnectedness of the Universe Cover Image
$29.99
ISBN: 9780062328472
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Published: Ecco - October 27th, 2015

Produced with the Smithsonian Institute, this beautiful book brings you face to face with creatures from every ecosystem in every corner of the world. Brimming with information and large, up-close pictures, Wildlife of the World offers insights into animal life that will surprise all but the most die-hard animal lover. If you know someone who’s a fan of the furred, feathered, and scaled, this is the book for them (or you!). —Flannery

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Wildlife of the World Cover Image
By DK Publishing, Don E. Wilson (Foreword by)
$50.00
ISBN: 9781465438041
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Published: DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley) - October 6th, 2015

Bird Love is a wonderful love letter to the birds of Australia (as well as some of those in North America). Detailed, intimate photographs of a variety of birds grace the pages, from Barnaby Rudge’s parakeet portrait to Penguin the magpie’s baby pictures. And you have to check out Darcy the brown falcon’s sassy pose on page 133. This is a book you’ll want to peruse often.  —Rachel

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Bird Love Cover Image
$40.00
ISBN: 9781419718458
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - October 27th, 2015

I loved Susan Casey's first two books (The Wave, The Devil’s Teeth), but neither had the impact on me this did. After a personal encounter with wild dolphins, Casey began traveling the globe researching all things dolphin. Exploring their complex lives, intelligence, and most of all, their complicated relationship with us, this thought-provoking book is marked by Casey's brightly descriptive prose. By turns awe-inspiring, heartbreaking, and infuriating, this book stays with you. I highly recommend it.  --Flannery

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Voices in the Ocean: A Journey Into the Wild and Haunting World of Dolphins Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9780385537308
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Published: Doubleday Books - August 4th, 2015

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