Nature

Ice : portraits of vanishing glaciers book cover

Ice : portraits of vanishing glaciers

James Balog

551.312 /Balog
Nature

A collection of photographs documenting the current condition of glaciers around the world. Includes some comparison shots tracking changes in a glacier over time.

Brent's picture

Beautiful coffee-table book. The designs and colors of the glaciers are fascinating. -Brent

Ground truth : a guide to tracking climate change at home book cover

Ground truth : a guide to tracking climate change at home

Mark L. Hineline

577.22 /Hineline
Nature

Before you read this book, you have homework to do. Grab a notebook, go outside, and find a nearby patch of nature. What do you see, hear, feel, and smell? Are there bugs, birds, squirrels, deer, lizards, frogs, or fish, and what are they doing? What plants are in the vicinity, and in what ways are they growing? What shape are the rocks, what texture is the dirt, and what color are the bodies of water? Does the air feel hot or cold, wet or dry, windy or still? Everything you notice, write it all down. We know that the Earth's climate is changing, and that the magnitude of this change is colossal. At the same time, the world outside is still a natural world, and one we can experience on a granular level every day. Ground Truth is a guide to living in this condition of changing nature, to paying attention instead of turning away, and to gathering facts from which a fuller understanding of the natural world can emerge over time. Featuring detailed guidance for keeping records of the plants, invertebrates, amphibians, birds, and mammals in your neighborhood, this book also ponders the value of everyday observations, probes the connections between seasons and climate change, and traces the history of phenology--the study and timing of natural events--and the uses to which it can be put. An expansive yet accessible book, Ground Truth invites readers to help lay the groundwork for a better understanding of the nature of change itself.

Brent's picture

This book is about being mindful of the change happening around you, noticing the cyclic changes in nature right outside your back door. It's sort of a backyard abundance approach to climate change. -Brent

The girl and the wolf book cover

The girl and the wolf

Katherena Vermette

jE Vermette
Picture Books, Nature, Animals

"A young girl becomes lost in the woods after wandering too far away from her mother. Scared because she is lost, she encounters a large wolf who reminds her of her own ability to survive and find her mother again."--

Casey's picture

A stunning take on the classic "girl meets wolf" tale, just right for sharing! -Casey

Hakumei & Mikochi : tiny little life in the woods book cover

Hakumei & Mikochi : tiny little life in the woods

Takuto Kashiki‏

MANGA Kashiki Hakumei
Graphic Novels, Nature, Fantasy, Humor, Short Story

"Deep within a lush, green forest live Hakumei and Mikochi. Making their home in trees, using leaves for umbrellas, and riding bugs for transportation is just part of everyday life for these tiny pals!"--

Casey's picture

Nonstop cuteness from start to finish--a sweet slice of teeny tiny life! -Casey

Sweet dreamers book cover

Sweet dreamers

Isabelle Simler

jE Simler
Picture Books, Nature, Animals

Several different animals settle in for the night, each with their own unique way of sleeping.

Casey's picture

Soft and cozy, Simler's latest is a beautiful and informative look at animal sleep habits. Also, it glows under black light! -Casey

The skillful forager : essential techniques for responsible foraging and making the most of your wild edibles book cover

The skillful forager : essential techniques for responsible foraging and making the most of your wild edibles

Leda Meredith

CATALOGING /
Nature, Cookbooks

From harvesting skills that will allow you to gather from the same plant again and again to highlighting how to get the most out of each and every type of wild edible, trusted expert Leda Meredith explores the most effective ways to harvest, preserve, and prepare all of your foraged foods. Featuring detailed identification information for over forty wild edibles commonly found across North America, the plant profiles in this book focus on sustainable harvesting techniques that can be applied to hundreds of other plants. This indispensable reference also provides simple recipes that can help you make the most of your harvest each season.

Candice's picture

Not strictly a cookbook, but beneficial for those who want to get out into nature and find some unique ingredients for your pantry and cooking. This book helps to locate and identify wild edibles, and also has guides for use, preparation, and preserving. -Candice

The stuff of stars book cover

The stuff of stars

Marion Dane Bauer

jE Bauer
Picture Books, Science, Nature

Explores the formation of the universe.

Casey's picture

An intersection of art and science, breathtaking, highly abstract, and yet tangible--don't miss this one! -Casey

A big mooncake for little star book cover

A big mooncake for little star

Grace Lin

jE Lin
Picture Books, Fantasy, Nature

Reimagines the cycles of the moon as a mother bakes a Big Moon Cookie and, despite Mama's request to wait, Little Star begins nibbling at it every night.

Casey's picture

Grace Lin has created a truly distinguished, female-centric, and empowering original folktale. -Casey

A big mooncake for little star book cover

A big mooncake for little star

Grace Lin

jE Lin
Picture Books, Fantasy, Nature

Reimagines the cycles of the moon as a mother bakes a Big Moon Cookie and, despite Mama's request to wait, Little Star begins nibbling at it every night.

Casey's picture

A beautiful original folk tale--be sure to look out for nods to real constellations! -Casey

Once upon a jungle book cover

Once upon a jungle

Laura Knowles

jE Knowles
Picture Books, Nature, Animals

Casey's picture

This rhyming text is an eye-catching and fun first look at the jungle as an ecosystem and the food chain found within. -Casey