Nature

  • Keeping Sleeping Sickness at Bay By collaring cows with waterbuck scent, enterprising scientists help farmers keep their herds healthy. Listen to the story.

  • More Food, Fewer Pesticides To feed the masses, farmers depend on chemicals. But genetic engineering could slash pesticide use. Discover how.

  • Bigger Than T. rex Meet Spinosaurus—the lost killer of the Cretaceous and the world’s largest carnivorous dinosaur ever. Watch the program.

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Books

  • A Sand County Almanac: With Essays on Conservation

    by Aldo Leopold

  • The Lives of a Cell: Notes of a Biology Watcher

    by Lewis Thomas

  • The Chimpanzees of Gombe: Patterns of Behavior

    by Jane Goodall

  • Our Inner Ape: A Leading Primatologist Explains Why We Are Who We Are

    by Frans de Waal

  • The Ants

    by Bert Hölldobler and E.O. Wilson

  • For Love of Insects

    by Thomas Eisner

  • Ocean: An Illustrated Atlas

    by Sylvia A. Earle & Linda K. Glover

  • Life: A Natural History of the First Four Billion Years of Life on Earth

    by Richard Fortey

  • The Private Life of Plants

    by David Attenborough

  • The Song of the Dodo: Island Biogeography in an Age of Extinction

    by David Quammen

  • The Botany of Desire: A Plant’s-Eye View of the World

    by Michael Pollan

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