The Serengeti Rules by Sean Carroll is an attempt to show how in an ecosystem life works. H is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald tells how a woman and her trained raptor “discover the pain and beauty of being alive” (People). The Informant by Kurt Eichenwald unveils a whistle blower who turned out to be a grafter. The Silk Roads by Peter Frankopan (now on CD as well as in print) tells how the trade routs between east and west provide the key to understanding our history.
Quotable"No place is as totally democratic as the town library. The only entrance requirement is interest." - Lady Bird Johnson