2013 Books We Really Liked

The Incidental Steward: Reflections on Citizen Science
Akiko Busch
Yale University Press

Claire of the Sea Light
Edwidge Danticat

The Signature of All Things
Elizabeth Gilbert

Telling Our Way to the Sea: A Voyage of Discovery on the Sea of Cortez
Aaron Hirsh
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

The Hen Who Dreamed She Could Fly
Sun Mi Hwang
Penguin Books

All Natural: A Skeptic’s Quest to Discover If the Natural Approach to Diet, Childbirth, Healing, and the Environment Really Keeps Us Healthier and Happier
Nathanael Johnson

The Shadows of Owls
John Keeble
University of Washington Press

Brian Kimberling

Earth Recitals: Essays on Image and Vision
Melissa Kwasny
Lynx House Press

Butterfly People: An American Encounter with the Beauty of the World
William Leach

Animal, Mineral, Radical: Essays on Wildlife, Family, and Food
BK Loren

The Once and Future World: Nature As It Was, As It Is, As It Could Be
J. B. MacKinnon
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Oil and Honey: The Education of an Unlikely Activist
Bill McKibben
Times Books

Farmacology: What Innovative Family Farming Can Teach Us About Health and Healing
Daphne Miller, M.D.
William Morrow

Happy City: Transforming Our Lives Through Urban Design
Charles Montgomery
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Wild Ones: A Sometimes Dismaying, Weirdly Reassuring Story About Looking at People Looking at Animals in America
Jon Mooallem
Penguin Press

Animal Wise: The Thoughts and Emotions of Our Fellow Creatures
Virginia Morell

Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation
Michael Pollan
Penguin Press

Daddy Long Legs: The Natural Education of a Father
John T. Price
Trumpeter Books

Bug Music: How Insects Gave Us Rhythm and Noise
David Rothenberg
St. Martin’s Press

Into Great Silence: A Memoir of Discovery and Loss among Vanishing Orcas
Eva Saulitis
Beacon Press

American Exodus: Climate Change and the Coming Flight for Survival
Giles Slade
New Society Publishers

The Faraway Nearby
Rebecca Solnit

Heat: Adventures in the World’s Fiery Places
Bill Streever
Little, Brown and Company

Weird Life: The Search for Life That Is Very, Very Different from Our Own
David Toomey
W. W. Norton

Men We Reaped: A Memoir
Jesmyn Ward
Bloomsbury USA

The Science Delusion: Asking the Big Questions in a Culture of Easy Answers
Curtis White
Melville House

Letters to a Young Scientist
Edward O. Wilson
Liveright Publishing Corporation