Librarian Picks for November 2018

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Recommended reading on nature-related topics from librarians at the Toledo Lucas County Public Library.

 

 

On Trails: An Exploration
by Robert Moor

While thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail, Robert Moor began to wonder about the paths that lie beneath our feet: How do they form? What makes us follow or strike off on our own? Moor interweaves his adventures with findings from science, history, philosophy, and nature writing. A wondrous exploration of how trails help us understand the world—from invisible ant trails to hiking paths that span continents, from interstate highways to the Internet. 

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Leaf Litter Critters
by Leslie Bulion; illustrated by Robert Meganck

Dig into the fascinating facts about the tiny critters who live beneath forest leaves, from bacteria through tardigrades, with this fun, poetic tour through the leaf litter layer. 

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The Golden Glow
by Benjamin Flouw; translated by Christelle Morelli and Susan Ouriou

Fox loves nature. One evening, he comes across a rare specimen in his old botany book: the golden glow, a plant that has yet to be described. Fascinated, Fox decides to set off on a hike in search of the mysterious golden glow. But when Fox eventually stumbles upon the object of his quest, he makes a surprising decision. The Golden Glow is a charming story that details the simple pleasures of a nature hike and celebrates observing the beauty of nature. 

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