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Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Fritjof CapraMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Publisher: Anchor (2004, Jan 6th).
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: ArcoMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Publisher: Arco; 3rd edition (1997, Sep 13th).
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Michael Neufeld
Publisher: Vintage; Reprint edition (2008, Nov 11th).
Michael J. Neufeld, curator and space historian at the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum, delivers a brilliantly nuanced biography of Wernher von Braun. Chief rocket engineer of the Third Reich and one of the fathers of the U.S. space program, Wernher von Braun is a source of consistent fascination. Glorified as a visionary and vilified as a war criminal, he was a man of profound moral complexities, whose intelligence and charisma were coupled with an enormous and, some would say, blinding ambition. Based on new sources, Neufeld's biography delivers a meticulously researched and authoritative portrait of the creator of the V-2 rocket and his times, detailing how he was a man caught between morality and progress, between his dreams of the heavens and the earthbound realities of his life. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Elizabeth Kolbert
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co. (2014, Feb 11th).
From Barnes & NobleAccording to the United Nations Environment Program, our planet is losing 1050 to 1400 plant, insect, and animal species each week. This is nearly 1,000 times the "natural" rate; indeed, the highest kill-rate experienced since the demise of the dinosaurs nearly 65 million years ago. This new book by New Yorker writer and Field Notes from a Catastrophe author Elizabeth Kolbert takes us into both past extinctions and future possible calamities. The Sixth Extinction is not, however, a science fiction fantasy; it is based on her consultation with dozens of scientists and other researchers. Essential reading for those concerned with our environment. The New York Times - Michiko Kakutani …Elizabeth Kolbert's arresting new book…is the very model of explanatory journalism, making highly complex theories and hypotheses accessible to even the most science-challenged of readers, while providing a wonderfully tactile sense of endangered (or already departed) species and their shrinking habitats…Ms. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: David Allen Sibley
Publisher: Knopf; 2 Rev Enl edition (2014, Mar 11th).
“Undoubtedly the finest guide to North American birds.”—Guy McCaskie, Birding The publication of The Sibley Guide to Birds in 2000 quickly established David Allen Sibley as the author and illustrator of the nation’s supreme and most comprehensive guide to birds. Used by millions of birders from novices to the most expert, The Sibley Guide became the standard by which natural history guides are measured. The highly anticipated second edition builds on this foundation of excellence, offering massively expanded and updated information, new paintings, new and rare species, and a new, elegant design. The second edition offers a wealth of improvements and updates: • All illustrations reproduced 15 to 20 percent larger for better detail. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability