Caroline Fraser is author of the new, Pulitzer Prize-winning biography Prairie Fires, the story of author of the Little House books, and the story of the ecological, economic, and political dramas resulting from the opening of the frontier.
That’s the name of the gripping new book by Nancy McLean, Duke University historian, who tells the story of the cycles of US history and the ongoing attempts by the wealthy to shape government in a way that benefits them at the expense of the majority — without the majority knowing they’re doing it.
Are there underlying laws of biological organisms, as there are laws of physics? What fundamental rules govern living things, and how do these rules map onto human-created communities? Geoffrey West walks us through these questions, and their far-reaching implications for long-term sustainability.
Deena Metzger has been an activist all her life. A poet, writer, teacher, and healer, she takes her work on as a life journey with a commitment to depth of feeling and beauty as well as political action.
… is the name of Jordan Flaherty‘s book about the Savior Mentality, and the problems that self-styled savior activists pose to getting the real work done … and what better alternatives look like.
Climate scientist and mountaineer John All talks about the risks and rewards trekking to the highest peaks of the Himalayas, the jungles of Central America, and the wilds of southern Africa to collect scientific data.