Wild Rides and Wildflowers: Philosophy and Botany with Bikes by Scott Abbott and Sam Rushforth
Two university professors set out to repeatedly bike the Great Western Trail, observing and writing about its variations with every season. The accounts of their adventures, however, refuse to be limited to flora and fauna. In Wild Rides and Wildflowers, Abbott and Rushforth share their deeply personal explorations of the male psyche, true friendship, biking, and botany.
Facing the Change: Personal Encounters with Global Warming
Edited by Steven Pavlos Holmes
Instead of experts talking at us, this innovative literary collection shares the voices of fellow citizens struggling to make sense of the concrete changes taking place in our world today. Instead of scientific facts and predictions, this book offers personal essays, poems, and short stories expressing what’s going on in people’s lives, hearts, and dreams.
A Bushel’s Worth: An Ecobiography by Kayann Short
From her grandparents’ farms in mid-century North Dakota to her own Stonebridge Farm, a ten-acre, organic, community-supported agricultural farm on the Colorado Front Range today, Kayann Short shows how small-scale, local, organic agriculture can borrow lessons of the past to cultivate sustainable communities for the future in this personal love story of land.
Evolved: Chronicles of a Pleistocene Mind by Maximilian Werner
From which side of the bed you sleep on to where to play a backyard game of hide-and-go-seek, Maximilian Werner examines elements of everyday behavior through the eye-opening lens of evolutionary theory in this memoir-infused nonfiction. Werner applies an intriguingly fresh take to seldom-explored habits of humans and animals alike, guiding readers backward in time to the Pleistocene.