The Anthropocene Reviewed by John Green: The Anthropocene is the current geological age, in which human activity has profoundly shaped the planet and its biodiversity. In this remarkable symphony of essays adapted and expanded from his groundbreaking podcast, John Green reviews different facets of the human-centered planet-from the QWERTY keyboard and Staphylococcus aureus to the Taco Bell breakfast menu-on a five-star scale.
How to Make Resin Jewelry by Sara Naumann: Rings, pendants, brooches, cufflinks, hairpins and bracelets are all easy to make and look incredibly professional when done. In this inspiring book, well-known crafter Sara Naumann shows you just how easy and quick resin jewellery is to make, using minimal equipment and readily available products, and provides over 50 fabulous projects for you to try.
The Van Gogh Sisters by Willem-Jan Verlinden: Willem-Jan Verlinden delves into previously unpublished correspondence in the Van Gogh family archives to bring Vincent’s three sisters out from their brothers’ shadow, poignantly portraying their dreams, disappointments and grief.
Last Best Hope by George Packer: Acclaimed National Book Award-winning author George Packer diagnoses America’s descent into a failed state, and envisions a path toward overcoming our injustices, paralyses, and divides. In the year 2020, Americans suffered one rude blow after another to their health, livelihoods, and collective self-esteem. Packer explores the four narratives that now dominate American life: Free America; Smart America; Real America; and Just America.
Creative Alcohol Inks by Ashley Mahlberg: The newest addition to the Art for Modern Makers series, Creative Alcohol Inks explores the many artistic options of the popular painting and pouring medium, from the basics of handling, to layering and combining with other materials and mediums, to creating beautiful projects.
Shape by Jordan Ellenberg: Shape reveals the geometry underneath some of the most important scientific, political, and philosophical problems we face. Geometry asks: Where are things? Which things are near each other? How can you get from one thing to another thing? Those are important questions. Geometry doesn’t just measure the world-it explains it. Shape shows us how.
Finding the Mother Tree by S. Simrad: Suzanne Simard is a pioneer on the frontier of plant communication and intelligence who brings us into her world, the intimate world of the trees, in which she brilliantly illuminates vital truths–that trees are not simply the source of timber or pulp, but are a complicated, interdependent circle of life; that forests are social, cooperative creatures that communicate their vitality and vulnerabilities with communal lives not that different from our own.
The Menopause Manifesto by Dr. Jen Gunter: The only thing predictable about menopause is its unpredictability. Factor in widespread misinformation, a lack of research, and the culture of shame around women’s bodies, and it’s no wonder women are unsure what to expect during the menopause transition and beyond. Filled with practical, reassuring information, this essential guide will revolutionize how women experience menopause–including how their lives can be even better for it.
Abandoned Farmhouses and Homesteads of Nebraska by Trish Eklund: Like the families who deserted them, each home has a tale to tell and they are all unique. Every loss and triumph is absorbed within the splintered walls. Their gaping windows stare across the countryside searching for their lost residents. Trish Eklund’s personal experiences and the stories of those associated with the locations accompany the author’s enchanting images.