The Huxleys: An Intimate History of Evolution

A sweeping, intelligent look at a trailblazing family.

A Poison Like No Other: How Microplastics Corrupted Our Planet and Our Bodies

Can’t live with ‘em, can’t live without ‘em.

The Big Fix: 7 Practical Steps to Save Our Planet

An overwhelming subject is broken into doable, daunting components.

Platypus Matters: The Extraordinary Story of Australian Mammals

An engaging natural (and enraging colonial) history from Down Under.


By Mary Roach


This book’s laugh-out-loud delivery belies its sober underlying message.