Summer 2021 Simon & Schuster Adult Publishing Catalog
Category: Nature
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TitleThe Hummingbirds' Gift
AuthorMontgomery, Sy
Sub-ImprintAtria Books
FormatHardcover
Category Full 1NATURE / Animals/Birds
Category Full 2NATURE / Birdwatching Guides
Category Full 3SCIENCE / Life Sciences/Zoology/Entomology
ISBN-139781982176082
On Sale05/04/21
Title StatusAS
US Price$20
CDN Price$25
Pages96
Cover StatusFinal
From the beloved New York Times bestselling author of the “fascinating…entertaining” (The Daily Beast) National Book Award finalist The Soul of an Octopus, a charmingly perfect gem of a book about the most exquisite and extraordinary of winged creatures—hummingbirds.
TitleThe Soul of an Octopus
AuthorMontgomery, Sy
Sub-ImprintAtria Books
FormatPaperback
Category Full 1NATURE / Animals/Marine Life
Category Full 2SCIENCE / Life Sciences/Marine Biology
Category Full 3NATURE / General
ISBN-139781451697728
On Sale04/05/16
Title StatusAS
US Price$16.99
CDN Price$22.99
Pages272
Cover StatusFinal
Finalist for the National Book Award for Nonfiction * New York Times Bestseller * Starred Booklist and Library Journal Editors’ Spring Pick * A Huffington Post Notable Nonfiction Book of the Year * One of the Best Books of the Month on Goodreads * Library Journal Best Sci-Tech Book of the Year * An American Library Association Notable Book of the Year

“Sy Montgomery’s The Soul of an Octopus does for the creature what Helen Macdonald’s H Is for Hawk did for raptors.” —New Statesman, UK

“One of the best science books of the year.” —Science Friday, NPR

Another New York Times bestseller from the author of The Good Good Pig, this “fascinating…touching…informative…entertaining” (Daily Beast) book explores the emotional and physical world of the octopus—a surprisingly complex, intelligent, and spirited creature—and the remarkable connections it makes with humans.
TitleThe Optimist
AuthorCoggins, David
Sub-ImprintScribner
FormatHardcover
Category Full 1SPORTS & RECREATION / Fishing
Category Full 2SPORTS & RECREATION / Outdoor Skills
Category Full 3NATURE / Essays
ISBN-139781982152505
On Sale05/04/21
Title StatusAS
US Price$26
CDN Price$35
Pages256
Cover StatusFinal
A modern tribute to an ageless pastime, and a practical guide to the art, philosophy, and rituals of fly fishing, by an expert, lifelong angler.
TitleThe Well-Gardened Mind
AuthorStuart-Smith, Sue
Sub-ImprintScribner
FormatPaperback
Category Full 1GARDENING / Essays & Narratives
Category Full 2PSYCHOLOGY / Mental Health
Category Full 3SELF-HELP / Self-Management/Stress Management
ISBN-139781476794488
On Sale05/04/21
Title StatusAS
US Price$18
CDN Price$25
Pages352
Cover StatusFinal
A distinguished psychiatrist and avid gardener presents “a truly uplifting book on the power of gardening—and how it can change people’s lives (Stylist, UK).
TitleRed Summer
AuthorCarter, Bill
Sub-ImprintScribner
FormatPaperback
Category Full 1NATURE / General
Category Full 2NATURE / Animals/Fish
Category Full 3NATURE / Ecosystems & Habitats/Wilderness
ISBN-139780743297073
On Sale08/31/21
Title StatusNYP
US Price$17.99
CDN Price$24.99
Pages256
Cover StatusFinal
A vivid, unforgettable account of the danger, pain, and joy of working on a salmon fishing boat and living in a small village on the farthest edge of Alaska.
TitleBoom, Bust, Boom
AuthorCarter, Bill
Sub-ImprintScribner
FormatPaperback
Category Full 1NATURE / Rocks & Minerals
Category Full 2NATURE / Natural Resources
Category Full 3BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Industries/Natural Resource Extraction
ISBN-139781439136584
On Sale08/31/21
Title StatusNYP
US Price$17.99
CDN Price$24.99
Pages304
Cover StatusFinal
This informative and thought-provoking account of civilization’s complete dependence on copper, and what extracting it from the earth really means for people, nature, and the global economy is “the best sort of journalism: beautifully written, rich in detail, and impossible to ignore” (Sebastian Junger).
TitleAfter Cooling
AuthorWilson, Eric Dean
Sub-ImprintSimon & Schuster
FormatHardcover
Category Full 1SCIENCE / Global Warming & Climate Change
Category Full 2NATURE / Essays
Category Full 3SOCIAL SCIENCE / Anthropology/Cultural & Social
ISBN-139781982111298
On Sale07/06/21
Title StatusNYP
US Price$28
CDN Price$37
Pages480
Cover StatusFinal
This dazzlingly original work of literary nonfiction interweaves the science and history of the powerful refrigerant (and dangerous greenhouse gas) Freon with a haunting meditation on how to live meaningfully and morally in a rapidly heating world.
TitleFathoms
AuthorGiggs, Rebecca
Sub-ImprintSimon & Schuster
FormatPaperback
Category Full 1NATURE / Animals/Marine Life
Category Full 2SCIENCE / Life Sciences/Marine Biology
Category Full 3PHILOSOPHY / Ethics & Moral Philosophy
ISBN-139781982120702
On Sale07/20/21
Title StatusNYP
US Price$17
CDN Price$23
Pages352
Cover StatusFinal
Winner of the 2020 Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction * Finalist for the 2020 Kirkus Prize for Nonfiction * Finalist for the PEN/E.O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award

A “delving, haunted, and poetic debut” (The New York Times Book Review) about the awe-inspiring lives of whales, revealing what they can teach us about ourselves, our planet, and our relationship with other species.
TitleThe Language of Butterflies
AuthorWilliams, Wendy
Sub-ImprintSimon & Schuster
FormatPaperback
Category Full 1NATURE / Animals/Butterflies & Moths
Category Full 2SCIENCE / Environmental Science
Category Full 3SCIENCE / Life Sciences/Evolution
ISBN-139781501178078
On Sale05/25/21
Title StatusBSB
US Price$17
CDN Price$23
Pages256
Cover StatusFinal
In this “deeply personal and lyrical book” (Publishers Weekly) from the New York Times bestselling author of The Horse, Wendy Williams explores the lives of one of the world’s most resilient creatures—the butterfly—shedding light on the role that they play in our ecosystem and in our human lives.
TitleDumb Luck and the Kindness of Strangers
AuthorGierach, John
Sub-ImprintSimon & Schuster
FormatPaperback
Category Full 1SPORTS & RECREATION / Fishing
Category Full 2NATURE / Animals/Fish
Category Full 3LITERARY COLLECTIONS / Essays
ISBN-139781501168604
On Sale06/08/21
Title StatusAS
US Price$17
CDN Price$23
Pages240
Cover StatusFinal
Witty, shrewd, and always a joy to read, John Gierach, “America’s best fishing writer” (Houston Chronicle) and favorite streamside philosopher, has earned the following of “legions of readers who may not even fish but are drawn to his musings on community, culture, the natural world, and the seasons of life” (Kirkus Reviews).