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Science & Nature from the 2013 Winter Newsletter

These titles were featured in our <a href="http://www.bookshopsantacruz.com/2013-winter-newsletter">2013 Winter Newsletter</a>.

An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth by Chris Hadfield

It is impossible not to be moved by Chris Hadfield. He has brought the “Wow!” back into space travel, as well as the “Look at that!” and the “Can you even believe this?” His sense of wonder and amazement has earned him a huge, devoted following worldwide. His book recounts years of grueling training and the determination and creativity that made him one of the most accomplished and experienced astronauts in the world.

Reviewed by: 
Kat
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An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth: What Going to Space Taught Me About Ingenuity, Determination, and Being Prepared for Anything Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780316253017
Availability: Hard to Find - Contact Store for Availability
Published: Little, Brown and Company - October 29th, 2013

Seeing Flowers by Teri Dunn Chase

Using a special photography process involving putting large macro images together to create a brilliant whole, photographer Robert Llewellyn reveals flowers in their full glory, allowing us to peek into the hidden parts of the flower. The stunning photography is coupled with Teri Dunn Chase’s lovely essays, filled with facts and lore. Together, they have provided a spectacular look at flowers as we’ve never seen them before.

Reviewed by: 
Flannery
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Seeing Flowers: Discover the Hidden Life of Flowers (Seeing Series) Cover Image
By Teri Dunn Chace, Robert Llewellyn (By (photographer))
$29.95
ISBN: 9781604694222
Availability: Available from Warehouse - Usually Delivers in 3-14 Days
Published: Timber Press - September 24th, 2013

The Last Ocean: Antarctica's Ross Sea Project by John Weller

This is a stunning collection of oceanic photography documenting the world’s last pristine ocean. Due to its remoteness and harsh weather, Antarctica’s Ross Sea remained free from human interference until 1996, when commercial fishers discovered it. Now that fishery removes 3,000 tons of fish annually, threatening to destroy the world’s last intact ecosystem. Offering a rare glimpse into life at the edge of the world—from emperor and Adélie penguins to silverfish, seals, and minke whales—Weller takes the reader on an unprecedented journey above and below the ocean surface.

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The Last Ocean: Antarctica's Ross Sea Project: Saving the Most Pristine Ecosystem on Earth Cover Image
By John Weller, Carl Safina (Foreword by)
$50.00
ISBN: 9780847841233
Availability: Hard to Find - Contact Store for Availability
Published: Rizzoli - October 1st, 2013

The Big New Yorker Book of Cats

When The Big New Yorker Book of Dogs hit the shelves last winter, I turned my nose up at it, but now that we cat lovers have our book, I’m practically purring. If you’re feline generous, this would be the paw-fect gift, full of the New Yorker’s sharp-as-a-claw humor. You should check it out right meow.

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Andrea
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The Big New Yorker Book of Cats Cover Image
By The New Yorker Magazine, Anthony Lane (Foreword by), Haruki Murakami (Contributions by), Calvin Trillin (Contributions by), M.F.K. Fisher (Contributions by)
$40.00
ISBN: 9780679644774
Availability: Hard to Find - Contact Store for Availability
Published: Random House - October 1st, 2013

Countdown: Our Last, Best Hope for a Future on Earth? by Alan Weisman

“Intrepid planetary journalist Weisman put our minds in a whirl with his best-selling The World without Us, a vivid projection of what would happen if humankind suddenly vanished. Here he asks a really tough question: What will happen on the warming earth if our population continues to grow? Weisman’s cogent and forthright global inquiry, a major work, delineates how education, women’s equality, and family planning can curb poverty, thirst, hunger, and environmental destruction.” —Booklist, starred review

Countdown: Our Last, Best Hope for a Future on Earth? Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780316097758
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Little, Brown and Company - September 24th, 2013

The Secret Language of Color by Arielle Eckstut & Joann Eckstut

Color surrounds and is a part of us. Without really understanding, we count as incredibly important the colors we wear, the quality of color on TV, the specific color we call our lover’s eyes—but what do you actually know about color? The Eckstuts have written a beautifully comprehensive study of everything color—from physics to biology, to the fascinating role of color in human history. Open your eyes—there’s a lot to see.

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Jocelyn
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Secret Language of Color: Science, Nature, History, Culture, Beauty of Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, & Violet Cover Image
$29.99
ISBN: 9781579129491
Availability: Available from Warehouse - Usually Delivers in 3-14 Days
Published: Black Dog & Leventhal - October 22nd, 2013

Kittenhood by Sarah Beth Ernhart

I just got a kitten, and it has been the most awesome couple of months ever. DJ Cuddles lights up my life with her tiny mews, fluff-ball snuggles, and all around adorable hijinks. But it’s fleeting! Cathood is looming just around the corner. Sure, there are her razor claws, torn up toilet paper, and 5:00am wakeup calls—but she’s just so stinkin’ cute! Relive the magic of kittenhood forever with Sarah Beth Ernhart’s beautifully photographed book.

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Kimberly
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Kittenhood: Life-size Portraits of Kittens in Their First 12 Weeks Cover Image
By Sarah Beth Ernhart, Becker&amp;Mayer! Books (Other primary creator)
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ISBN: 9781617690570
Availability: Out of Print
Published: Stewart, Tabori & Chang - October 1st, 2013

Earth from Space by Yann Arthus-Bertrand

Yann Arthus-Bertrand, renowned for the incredible book Earth from Above, now takes us even further, capturing gorgeous images of Earth from space, giving us a rare glimpse of the patterns and textures of our home. However, this is much more than a simple photography book, as Arthus-Bertrand uses the images to illuminate issues such as deforestation and other environmental concerns, making this is a poignantly stunning, powerful book.

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Flannery
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Earth from Space Cover Image
$50.00
ISBN: 9781419709623
Availability: Hard to Find - Contact Store for Availability
Published: Harry N. Abrams - November 5th, 2013

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