Sorting the Beef from the Bull: The Science of Food Fraud Forensics

Richard Evershed & Nicola Temple

Bloomsbury Sigma, 2016; 319 pages, $27.00

Silent Sparks: The Wondrous World of Fireflies

Sara Lewis

Princeton University Press, 2016; 240 pages, $29.95

Continental Divide: A History of American Mountaineering

Maurice Isserman

W.W. Norton & Company, 2016; 436 pages, $28.95

Coyote America: A Natural and Supernatural History

Dan Flores

Basic Books, 2016; 288 pages; $27.99

The Tyrannosaur Chronicles: The Biology of the Tyrant Dinosaurs

David Hone

Bloomsbury, 2016; 288 pages; $27.00

Listening to a Continent Sing: Birdsong by Bicycle from the Atlantic to the Pacific

Donald Kroodsma

Princeton University Press, 2016; 314 pages; $24.95

Witness Tree: Seasons of Change with a Century-Old Oak

Lynda V. Mapes

Bloomsbury, 2017; 240 pages; $27.00

Monarchs and Milkweed: A Migrating Butterfly, A Poisonous Plant, and Their Remarkable Story of Coevolution

Anurag Agrawal

Princeton University Press, 2017; 296 pages; $29.95

Flock Together: A Love Affair with Extinct Birds

B.J. Hollars

University of Nebraska Press, 2017; 195 pages; $24.95

Darwin’s First Theory: Exploring Darwin’s Quest to Find a Theory of the Earth

Rob Wesson

Pegasus Books, 2017; 457 pages; $29.95

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