Effect of human beings on
Jul 17, 2011 — NPR coverage of Natives And Exotics by Jane Alison. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.
Jul 15, 2011 — NPR coverage of More: Population, Nature, and What Women Want by Robert Engelman. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.
Jul 26, 2009 — Our search for the most fascinating new science books finds true tales of Aztec super-athletes, criminal butterfly collectors, Isaac Newton's unknown detective career and the mysteries of the human stomach and brain.
May 11, 2009 — Journalist and author Peter Laufer uncovered The Dangerous World of Butterflies for his new book. He discusses the history of criminality and intrigue that surrounds conservationists and collectors of a icon of innocence.
May 11, 2009 — No one knows how monarchs do it, but these butterflies migrate from far north, sometimes even from Canada, to spend their winters in Michoacan, Mexico.
May 30, 2008 — How do population, natural resources and women's rights all intersect? Author Robert Engelman explains in a new book how allowing women to control their reproduction can lead to a more sustainable planet
Nov 16, 2007 — In his new book, Terra, fossil hunter Michael Novacek writes that Earth is overburdened and that the planet faces a mass extinction. Novacek, a paleontologist and curator at the American Museum of Natural History, discusses the history of ecosystems on Earth, and current risks to the environment.
Sep 8, 2007 — If humans vanished from Earth, plastic, radio waves and I Love Lucy reruns would be our most enduring legacies. It's a ghostly scenario described in The World Without Us, author Alan Weisman's meditation on how the planet would respond to man's extinction.
Sep 7, 2007 — What would happen to the Earth if all humans suddenly disappeared? In his new book, The World Without Us, author Alan Weisman discusses how long it would take for all evidence of human life to vanish from the planet.
Jun 7, 2005 — Book critic Alan Cheuse recommends this lyrical series of chapters about generations of an Australian family, taking the reader through centuries and continents.