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Six Nature Books to Green Your Indie Bookshelf

In this summertime season especially, nature is reminding us to think green. So we have harvested the fields of indie publishing and collected several nature books to share. Crack open our Summer 2014 issue and take in a breath of these fresh, new books about our environs. From animal behavior to waste management to the women of environmental science, these six titles will help you green your indie bookshelf.

Secrete Language of Animals

The Secret Language of Animals: A Guide to Remarkable Behavior, by Janine M. Benyus
Fresh eyes are required to get an accurate idea of what an animal is doing when it lifts its tail, does a headstand, or flaunts its fancy tail feathers.“Matt Sutherland

Rachel Carson

Rachel Carson and Her Sisters: Extraordinary Women Who Have Shaped America’s Environment, by Robert K. Musil
Environmentalism and feminism are two passions igniting this rich biographical study of American women in science.Rebecca Foster

Ask the Beasts

Ask the Beasts: Darwin and the God of Love, by Elizabeth A. Johnson
Rarely are theological works so lucidly constructed and gorgeously formed.Michelle Anne Schingler

Grass, Soil, Hope

Grass, Soil, Hope: A Journey through Carbon Country, by Courtney White
Optimism about scientific observations and what people can do to improve the environment makes this book inspiring.Kristen Rabe

Outsmart Waste

Outsmart Waste: The Modern Idea of Garbage and How to Think Our Way out of It, by Tom Szaky
This fascinating assessment of our waste-based way of life equips us with knowledge on what to do about it.Barry Silverstein

National Wildlife Federation

National Wildlife Federation’s World of Birds: A Beginner’s Guide, by Kim Kurki
Young ornithophilics will enjoy the accurate and friendly illustrations, engaging biological and cultural trivia, and immersive layout of each two-page spread.Aimee Jodoin

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