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Why We Run: A Natural History - Bernd Heinrich Why We Run: A Natural History - Bernd Heinrich

Explores a new perspective on human evolution by examining the phenomenon of ultraendurance and makes surprising discoveries about the physical, spiritual, and primal drive to win. At once lyrical and scientific, this book shows Bernd Heinrich's signature blend of biology, anthropology, psychology, and philosophy, infused with his passion to discover how and why we can achieve super-human abilities. Bernd Heinrich won the Henry David Thoreau Prize for literary excellence in nature writing in 2018.
Ecco, HarperCollins, 2002. Paperback, 292 pp.

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Mind of the Raven: Investigations and Adventures with Wolf-Birds - Bernd Heinrich Mind of the Raven: Investigations and Adventures with Wolf-Birds - Bernd Heinrich

Heinrich's passion for ravens has led him around the world in his research. Here he follows an exotic journey -- from New England to Germany, and from Montana to Baffin Island in the high Arctice -- offering dazzling accounts of how science works in the field, filtered through the eyes of a passionate observer of nature. Each new discovery and insight into raven behavior is thrilling to read, at once lyrical and scientific. Bernd Heinrich won the Henry David Thoreau Prize for literary excellence in nature writing in 2018.
HarperCollins, 1999, 2006. Paperback, 380 pp.

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The Soul of an Octopus - Sy Montgomery The Soul of an Octopus - Sy Montgomery

Explores the emotional and physical world of the octopus, the remarkable connections it makes with people, and the vibrant community that arises around this complex, intelligent, and spirited creature. An example of true immersion journalism. Sy Montgomery won the Henry David Thoreau Prize for literary excellence in nature writing in 2017.
Atria, 2015. Paperback, 262 pp.

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Ravens in Winter - Bernd Heinrich Ravens in Winter - Bernd Heinrich

Why do ravens, generally understood to be solitary creatures, share food with one another during winter? On the surface, there didn't appear to be any biological or evolutionary imperative behind the raven's willingness to share. The more Bernd Heinrich observed their habits, the odder the birds' behavior became. What started as mere curiosity on Heinrich's part turned into an impassioned research project. This book explores the fascinating biological puzzle of the raven's rather unconventional social habits. Bernd Heinrich won the Henry David Thoreau Prize for literary excellence in nature writing in 2018.
Simon and Schuster, 1989, 2014. Paperback, 388 pp.

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A Natural History of the Senses - Diane Ackerman A Natural History of the Senses - Diane Ackerman

A grand tour of the realm of all of our senses. We learn about the evolution of the kiss, the sadistic cuisine of eighteenth-century England, the chemistry of pain, and the melodies of the planet Earth. Diane Ackerman won the Henry David Thoreau Prize for literary excellence in nature writing in 2015.
Vintage Books / Random House, 1990. Paperback, 331 pp.

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The Diversity of Life - Edward O. Wilson The Diversity of Life - Edward O. Wilson

Reflects on the crucible of evolution and how the living world became diverse -- and how humans are destroying that diversity. Unparalleled in its range and depth, Wilson's masterwork is essential reading for those who care about preserving the world's biological variety and ensuring our planet's health. Edward O. Wilson won the Henry David Thoreau Prize for literary excellence in nature writing in 2011.
The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1992. Paperback, 424 pp.

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Half-Earth: Our Planet's Fight for Life - Edward O. Wilson Half-Earth: Our Planet's Fight for Life - Edward O. Wilson

In his most urgent book to date, world-renowned biologist Edward O. Wilson states that in order to stave off the mass extinction of species, including our own, we must move swiftly to preserve the biodiversity of our planet. He argues that the situation facing us is too large to be solved piecemeal, and he proposes a solution comensurate with the magnitude of the problem: dedicate fully half the surface of the Earth to nature. Identifying actual regions of the planet that can still be reclaimed, Wilson puts aside the prevailing pessimism of our times. Edward O. Wilson won the Henry David Thoreau Prize for literary excellence in nature writing in 2011.
Liveright, W. W. Norton, 2016. Paperback, 259 pp.

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Devotions: The Selcted Poems of Mary Oliver - Mary Oliver Devotions: The Selcted Poems of Mary Oliver - Mary Oliver

A definitive collection spanning more than five decades of this Pulitzer-Prize winning poet's esteemed and celebrated literary career. Arranged by Mary Oliver herself, this timeless volume showcases the beloved poet at her edifying best. She provides us here with an invaluable collection of her passionate and perceptive observations of the natural world. Mary Oliver won the Henry David Thoreau Prize for literary excellence in nature writing in November 2018.
Penguin Press, 2017. Hardcover, 455 pp.

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