Nature & Environment
With Speed and Violence: Why Scientists Fear Tipping Points in Climate Change (Mar., $24.95) by Fred Pearce surveys scientific research on the potential hazards from global warming and climatic trends.
BUCHER (dist. by Prestel)
Little Polar Bears (Sept., $45) by Thorsten Milse captures the cubs’ first steps and playful days in Canada’s Wapusk National Park.
Be the Change You Want to See in the World (Nov., $14.95) by Julie Fisher-McGarry explains how eco-conscious consumers can live green and become energy efficient.
CORNELL UNIV. PRESS
Migrating Raptors of the World: Their Ecology and Conservation (Oct., $35) by Keith L. Bildstein details the migration behavior of some 200 species.
DOWN EAST BOOKS
Good Fences: A Pictorial History of New England’s Stone Walls (Sept., $29.95) by William Hubbell. Text and photos illuminate the beauty and construction methods of these enclosures.
The World of the Polar Bear (Sept., $45) by Norbert Rosing profiles polar bear life through the seasons; includes 175 photos. 25,000 first printing.
HUNTINGTONLIBRARY (dist. by Univ. of California press)
John James Audubon’s Birds of America: A Visionary Achievement in Ornithology Illustration (Nov., $24.95) by Lee A. Vedder spotlights the naturalist’s drawings, writings and the latest scholarship on his life and his Birds of America.
LOUISIANA STATE UNIV. PRESS
Conservative Conservationist: Russell E. Train and the Emergence of American Environmentalism (Sept., $29.95) by J. Brooks Flippen recounts the life and times of a Republican environmentalist.
MERCER UNIV. PRESS
In the Morning: Reflections from First Light (Sept., $23) by Phillip Lee Williams explores the perceptions of daybreak from musicians, artists and his own views and experiences.
The End of the Wild (Sept., $14.95) by Stephen M. Meyer sounds a wake-up call to save global ecosystems. A Boston Review Book.
NATURAL WONDERS PRESS (dist. by Antique Collectors’ Club)
White Nature (Sept., $45) by Lysiane Ganousse, photos by Vincent Munier, celebrates winter landscapes and the animals that survive in that environment.
Sacred Geometry: Deciphering the Code (Nov., $24.95) by Stephen Skinner explains how the connection between religion and mathematical principles is reflected in nature and the arts.
Life: A Journey Through Time (Sept., $59.99) by Frans Lanting documents the photographer’s seven-year effort to depict the evolution of life on Earth.
TEXAS A&M UNIV. PRESS
Scout, the Christmas Dog: A Hunter’s Gift (Oct., $12.95) by Andrew Sansom, illus. by Clemente Guzman III, tells of a black Lab that was found after being lost on the Texas prairie.
THINK BOOKS (dist. by Sterling)
Going, Going, Gone: Animals on the Brink of Extinction and How to Turn the Tide (Oct., $17.95). Some 100 conservation organizations worldwide nominate a species—animal or plant—that they believe is threatened.
UNIV. OF GEORGIA PRESS
Lowcountry Hurricanes: Three Centuries of Storms at Sea and Ashore (Sept., $24.95) by Walter J. Fraser Jr. traces the history of hurricanes in the Georgia—South Carolina coastal region.
UNIV. OF NORTH TEXAS PRESS
Through Animals’ Eyes, Again (Sept.; $22.95, paper $11.95) by Lynn Cuny. The founder of a wildlife center recounts tales of rehabilitated animals.
UNIV. OF VIRGINIA PRESS
Pilgrimage to Vallombrosa: From Vermont to Italy in the Footsteps of George Perkins Marsh (Oct., $29.95) by John Elder draws parallels between the 19th-century findings of America’s first environmentalist and modern-day conservation concerns.