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The Hidden Life of Trees: What They Feel, How They Communicate--Discoveries from a Secret World

Balcombe (The Exultant Ark, 2011) cites Finding Nemo several times in this sparkling exposition on our underwater cousins. That may seem odd in a science book, but it's entirely appropriate to its central thrust, which is that fish are sentient, social, and individuated, like their Disney-animated avatars.

In Order to Live: A North Korean Girl's Journey to Freedom by Yeonmi Park. Yeonmi Park has told the harrowing story of her escape from North Korea as a child many times, but never before has she revealed the most intimate and devastating details of the repressive society she was raised in and the enormous price she paid to escape.

The Diving Bell and the Butterfly | 32 Books That Will Actually Change Your Life

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5 Books That Will Help You Rock At Parenting

These parenting books are GREAT, especially #5.

To learn from nature, not about nature, was the imperative that took John Janovy Jr. and his students into the sandhills, marshes, grasslands, canyons, lakes, and streams of Keith County in western Nebraska. The biologist explores the web of interrelationships among land, animals, and human beings.

One welcomes Gould's new book with a touch of melancholy, as he has announced it will be his next-to-last collection of essays. With Montaigne as his muse and paleontological history as his material, Gould contrasts in intriguing ways the contemporary popular perception of inevitable progress in science with the actual arduousness, errors, and human dramas by which it has been advanced since the Renaissance and Enlightenment.

Now, in The Lost Art of Reading Nature's Signs , Gooley has compiled more than 850 outdoor tips--many not found in any other book in the world--that will open readers' eyes to nature's hidden logic. He shares techniques for forecasting and tracking, and for walking in the country or city, along the coast, and by night. This is the ultimate resource on what the land, sun, moon, stars, plants, animals, and clouds can reveal--if you only know how to look!

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