How’s the weather where you are?  Here in Northern New England, it’s both cold and snowing. Perfect weather to curl up with a good natural history book!  Here are some to consider:

 

Abalone

The Remarkable History and Uncertain Future of California’s Iconic Shellfish

by Ann Vileisis

Beautifully woven stories result in a comprehensive overview of the history of the abalone fisheries, the impact of overfishing, and the attempts to restore their numbers.   This book sheds light on abalone’s deservedly mythical image.

 

 

 

A Furious Sky

The Five-Hundred-Year History of America’s Hurricanes

by Eric Jay Dolin

Combining meteorology, marine history, sociology, and personal narrative, Dolin brings a fresh perspective to these storms.  

 

 

 

 

Fragile

Birds, Eggs and Habitats

by Colin Prior

Explore the incredibly diverse world of bird eggs. The eggs photographed for this book belong to the National Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh, which holds one of the world’s largest collections of bird eggs. Each egg is presented alongside a photograph of the bird’s habitat. Prior carefully captured each at a time of year when the dominant landscape colors most closely resemble those of the egg, resulting in a remarkable work of art. 

 

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