On Looking: Eleven Walks With Expert Eyes
Alexandra Horowitz 2013
The author considers what it means to be aware and to truly observe our surroundings. She is "alarmed, delighted, and humbled" after she walks her "familiar" urban block with a geologist, an urban sociologist, a sound designer, and a physician, among others, and discovers just how much there is to see, if only we knew how to look.
Cerulean Blues: A Personal Search for a Vanishing Species
Katie Fallon 2011
This book follows Fallon's journey to learn about the rapidly declining Cerulean Warbler, and how its fate, ultimately, is ours.