Eliot Porter: In the Realm of Nature

Paul Martineau

J. Paul Getty Museum, 2012; 144 pages, $39.95

Lights of Mankind: The Earth at Night As Seen from Space

L. Douglas Keeney

Lyons Press, 2011; 288 pages, $32.50

America’s Other Audubon

Joy M. Kiser

Princeton Architectural Press, 2012; 192 pages, $45.00

Desert Air

George Steinmetz

Abrams, 2012; 352 pages, $45.00

Spring Wildflowers of the Northeast: A Natural History

Carol Gracie

Princeton University Press, 2012; 290 pages, $29.95

A Glorious Enterprise: The Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia and the Making of American Science

Robert McCracken Peck and Patricia Tyson Stroud, photographs by Rosamond Purcell

University of Pennsylvania Press, 2012; 456 pages, $75.00

Flies: The Natural History and Diversity of Diptera

Stephen A. Marshall

Firefly Books, 2012; 616 pages, $125.00

The Elements of Power: Gadgets, Guns, and the Struggle for a Sustainable Future in the Rare Metal Age

David S. Abraham

Yale University Press, 2015; 328 pages; $30.00

Searching for the Oldest Stars: Ancient Relics from the Early Universe

Anna Frebel

Princeton University Press, 2015; 352 pages; $29.95

Maize for the Gods: Unearthing the 9,000-Year History of Corn

Michael Blake

University of California Press, 2015; 277 pages; $29.95

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