Natural History

Natural history is the research and study of organisms including plants or animals in their environment, leaning more towards observational than experimental methods of study.

New Releases Tagged "Natural History"

Being a Human: Adventures in Forty Thousand Years of Consciousness
Silent Earth: Averting the Insect Apocalypse
This is Your Mind on Plants
Fox & I
Goshawk Summer: A New Forest Season Unlike Any Other
A Life on Our Planet: My Witness Statement and a Vision for the Future
Why Fish Don't Exist: A Story of Loss, Love, and the Hidden Order of Life
World of Wonders: In Praise of Fireflies, Whale Sharks, and Other Astonishments
Under a White Sky: The Nature of the Future
Entangled Life: How Fungi Make Our Worlds, Change Our Minds & Shape Our Futures
Finding the Mother Tree: Discovering the Wisdom of the Forest
The Book of Eels: Our Enduring Fascination with the Most Mysterious Creature in the Natural World
Fox & I
The Feather Thief
Diary of a Young Naturalist
The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs: A New History of a Lost World
Owls of the Eastern Ice: A Quest to Find and Save the World's Largest Owl
The Lost Spells
Nature's Best Hope: A New Approach to Conservation That Starts in Your Yard
The Way Home: Tales from a Life Without Technology
The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History
The Invention of Nature: Alexander von Humboldt's New World
The Hidden Life of Trees: What They Feel, How They Communicate – Discoveries from a Secret World
The Origin of Species
The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs: A New History of a Lost World
A Sand County Almanac and Sketches Here and There
H is for Hawk
The Song of the Dodo: Island Biogeography in an Age of Extinctions
A Short History of Nearly Everything
The Botany of Desire: A Plant's-Eye View of the World
Wonderful Life: The Burgess Shale and the Nature of History
The Genius of Birds
Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teachings of Plants
My Family and Other Animals (Corfu Trilogy, #1)
Voyage of the Beagle
Prodigal Summer by Barbara KingsolverThe Sound of a Wild Snail Eating by Elisabeth Tova BaileyH is for Hawk by Helen MacdonaldIn the Shadow of Man by Jane GoodallThrough a Window by Jane Goodall
Female Naturalist Writers
256 books — 42 voters

Silent Spring by Rachel CarsonA Sand County Almanac and Sketches Here and There by Aldo LeopoldThe Lorax by Dr. SeussThe Omnivore's Dilemma by Michael PollanDesert Solitaire by Edward Abbey
Best Environmental Books
933 books — 1,130 voters
The Botany of Desire by Michael PollanThe Drunken Botanist by Amy  StewartThe Hidden Life of Trees by Peter WohllebenLab Girl by Hope JahrenBraiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer
Nonfiction Books about Plants
303 books — 114 voters



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The materially reconstructed animal is immune to pain, free from our ability to inflict upon it (further) mental or physical cruelty or violence. Any guilt or concern about the animal's welfare - its confinement, its isolation from its own kind's social structures, and the enforced company of humans - troubles us no longer; the animal is "at rest," while simultaneously prepared to be continually at our behest. Modeled in glass, its eyes are incapable of any disturbingly accusatory stare. ...more
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To a naturalist nothing is indifferent; the humble moss that creeps upon the stone is equally interesting as the lofty pine which so beautifully adorns the valley or the mountain: but to a naturalist who is reading in the face of the rocks the annals of a former world, the mossy covering which obstructs his view, and renders indistinguishable the different species of stone, is no less than a serious subject of regret.
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