Humble Pi, by Matt Parker

Staff Pick

Don't  be put off by the word "math":  Humble Pi: When Math Goes Wrong in the Real World is a fun read--I loved it, and not only couldn't put it down--I wished there were more of it. This is the perfect book for anyone who has ever wondered how math impacts their lives. Matt Parker uses notable real life events to explain complex issues in an easy to understand and entertaining way. He also helps the reader realize how important math always has been, and shows how that importance is only going to increase. Yes, I’m a fan and I recommend this book!

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ISBN: 9780593084687
Availability: Special Order—Subject to Availability
Published: Riverhead Books - January 21st, 2020

Crossing Open Ground -- Barry Lopez

Staff Pick

As one of our prominent nature writers, Barry Lopez travels throughout the American Southwest and Alaska to explore the great abundance and diversity of some of our nation’s most pristine settings. His writing seamlessly blends science and history in a narrative that is as beautifully crafted as it is insightful and inspiring. The essays contained within Crossing Open Ground vary greatly in theme and subject, though along with the author, the reader too can lose the sense of urgency, rekindle a sense of what people were and a sense of “our endless struggle as a species to understand time and to estimate the consequences of our acts”. The great Barry Lopez leaves the reader with a lasting sense of wonder and respect for nature. A gem of our modern thinking about the human place and natural world.

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ISBN: 9780679721833
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Published: Vintage - May 14th, 1989

The Secret Wisdom of Nature -- Peter Wohlleben

Staff Pick

In The Secret Wisdom of Nature, natural storyteller Peter Wohlleben takes readers on a heartfelt, personal and thought-provoking exploration of the vast natural systems that make life on Earth possible. By introducing us to the latest scientific discoveries and telling his own insights from decades of observing nature, one of the world’s most renowned foresters shows us how to recapture our sense of awe so we can see the world around us with completely new eyes. This is a book we’ve needed for a long time. Don’t miss it.  

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ISBN: 9781771643887
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Greystone Books - March 5th, 2019