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Lives of a Cell by Lewis Thomas, anything by Wendell Berry, Edith Hamilton's histories, Edward Hall's works on language and sociology... There's one more teasing the corner of my mind -- a female naturalist... Will post if I remember.


I remembered! Annie Dillard, "Pilgrim at Tinker Creek." 

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I highly recommend this anthology of science writing:

Galileo's Commandment: 2,500 Years of Great Science Writing edited by Edmund Blair Bolles




Swampwalker's Journal by David M. Carroll


Most anything by Rachel Carson


Charles Darwin, Voyage of the Beagle





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Seconding The Forest Unseen.  And David Carroll, mentioned above, has books on a number of topics - we really loved The Year of the Turtle.


I really like David Quammen's science writing, I find him very readable, and read-aloudable.


SWB's Story of Western Science is an excellent read-aloud.


Bill Bryson's Short History of Nearly Everything


Harari's Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind

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