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Jill Jonnes

Urban Forests: A Natural History of Trees and People in the American Cityscape

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A natural history of the tree in American cities over the course of the past two centuries. That history ranges from early sponsors for the Urban Tree Movement to stories of particular species (including Washington, DC's famed cherry trees, and the American chestnut and elm, and the diseases that almost destroyed them) to the current tree evangelists who are identifying the best species to populate our cities' leafy canopies.

Carlton Reid

Bike Boom: The Unexpected Resurgence of Cycling

E-Book

Looks at the history of cyling, from the rapid decline in the 1950s and 1960s due to the rapid rise of car ownership to the resurgence, against most predictions in the 1970s. Reid takes the lessons learned and explores the benefits and challenges of cycling and analyzes what we can learn from cities around the world that have supported and encouraged bike booms.

 

Louis Moore

We Will Win the Day: The Civil Rights Movement, the Black Athlete, and the Quest for Equality

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LeBron James and Colin Kaepernick may be the latest outspoken black athletes in the news, but this book gives the history of black athletes, the black community and the fight for fairness during the civil rights movement between 1945 and 1968. As such it shows the efforts to integrate professional sports, as well as collegiate teams in the south, as part of the larger civil rights movement. In a similar vein, former NBA player Etan Thomas interviews more than 50 activist athletes in We Matter: Athletes and Activism.

Steven R. Beissinger, David D. Ackerly, Holly Doremus, and Gary E. Machlis, eds.

Science, Conservation, and National Parks

E-Book

Papers from a conference looking at the issues and problems facing our National Parks.

C. J. Box

The Disappeared

F B690d

Wyoming game warden Joe Pickett is back and taking on two parallel cases.

 

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