Publisher: pScribnerBook Description
If the olfactory ability of dogs seems like a dull topic, be prepared for a surprise. This engrossing book takes on not just canine noses, but what we can do with our own—with a little experience and a good guide.
Dog enthusiast and re ... more
by: Abigail Tucker
Publisher: pSimon & SchusterBook Description
The intriguing history of how house cats found their way onto our hearths and into our hearts.
In her debut, Smithsonian correspondent Tucker takes readers back into prehistory to examine the qualities of such killer cats as saber- ... more
by: John Baxter
Publisher: pHarper PerennialBook Description
Baxter (Hemingway's Paris: A User's Guide, 2016, etc.) provides another delightful salute to Paris.
Born in Australia, the author first traveled to Paris in 1969. Now married with a daughter, he lives in Saint-Germain-des-Prés vi ... more
Publisher: pBasic BooksBook Description
America was not the first world power to meet defeat in far-distant Vietnam. The reasons for that loss emerge from this welcome overview of that nation’s history.
Sometimes, as with Richard Grant’s book on the Mississippi Delta, Di ... more
Publisher: pW. W. Norton & CompanyBook Description
An exploration of “the discovery and science of the cosmic rhythm that governs our planet.”
The words “time” and “tide” are connected through language as well as in nature, writes British science writer Aldersey-Williams (I ... more
Publisher: pJohns Hopkins University PressBook Description
Unsentimental study of the dangers in how meat is produced and distributed around the world, particularly in the United States.
Silbergeld (Public Health/Johns Hopkins Univ.) may take a detached, academic tone toward her subject, but she ... more
by: Mikhail Zygar
Publisher: pPublicAffairsBook Description
A veteran journalist and former editor-in-chief of Russia’s only independent TV news station paints a revealing group portrait of the entourage influencing Vladimir Putin.
With the likely exception of Dmitry Medvedev, the hand-picked su ... more