Non-fiction

The Sixth Extinction: Young Readers Edition

Elizabeth Kolbert

In this adaptation of the adult bestseller, Elizabeth Kolbert revisits her moving and comprehensive account of the mass extinction unfolding before our eyes. Over the last half billion years, there ha…


Believers

Lisa Wells

Like many of us, Lisa Wells has spent years overwhelmed by news of apocalyptic-scale climate change and a coming sixth extinction. She did not need to be convinced of the stakes. But what can be done?…


Making History

Richard Cohen

There are many stories we can spin about the past, but which accounts get told? And by whom? In this book, Cohen reveals how historians – and other critical witnesses such as the writers of the Bible,…


Fox and I

Catherine Raven

Catherine Raven left home at 15, fleeing an abusive father and an indifferent mother. Drawn to the natural world, for years she worked as a ranger in National Parks, at times living in her run-down ca…


Little Matches

Maryanne O'Hara

When their only child was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis (CF) at the age of two, Maryanne O’Hara and her husband were told that Caitlin could live a long life or be dead in a matter of months. Thirty-…


Under a White Sky

Elizabeth Kolbert

From her coverage in The New Yorker, Elizabeth Kolbert has become one of our most important writers on the environment. Now she investigates the immense challenges humanity faces as we scramble to rev…


The Frontlines of Peace

Séverine Autesserre

It’s always the same story told in a different setting. Violence breaks out, foreign nations are scandalized, interveners and million-dollar donors come rushing in, peace is declared, and within a mon…


Notes on Complexity

Neil Theise

Nothing in the universe is more complex than life. Throughout the skies, in oceans, and across lands, life is endlessly on the move. In its myriad forms – from cells to human beings, social structures…


The Power of Ethics

Susan Liautaud

It’s not your imagination: we’re living in a time of moral decline. Publicly, we’re bombarded with reports of government leaders acting against the welfare of their constituents; companies prioritizin…


The Guilt Detox

David Khayat

Who hasn’t uttered those empty words after an evening of heavy drinking or a particularly indulgent week? Just to forget all about our promises to abstain next week and begin the cycle all over again?…