Eric Rutkow, author of the recently published American Canopy; Trees, Forests, and the Making of a Nation, spoke to a somewhat small but very interested and appreciative audience at the Hoyt Arboretum in Portland, Oregon on July 31st. An examination of the inter-relationship between the history of the United States and the natural history of its […]
News of newly published or forthcoming books.
Kara Rogers‘ new book Out of Nature; Why Drugs from Plants Matter to the Future of Humanity instantly went to the top of my “to read” short list the moment I finished reading the press release about it from the University of Arizona Press. After all, the combination of botany and ecology with the all-too-pressing but seldom […]
The Royal Society has announced the long list of books under consideration for its 2012 Winton Prize. Named since 2011 for its present sponsor, Winton Capital Management, the prize honors the best in popular science writing originally published in English in the UK during 2011. The 2012 Long List includes twelve titles that, alas, cut […]
Continuing the expansion of the now internationally-renowned Kaufman Field Guide series, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt has announced the forthcoming publication of the first of a new group of more general natural history field guides under the Kaufman series name: the Kaufman Field Guide to Nature of New England by Kenn and Kimberly Kaufman. Initial pre-release information indicates […]