Every Book by Hannah Holmes

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Hannah Holmes is a gifted science writer. Her books are filled with wit and a keen insight into her varied subjects. If you have an interest in science and love a well-researched, insightful book, pick up one by this author. You won’t be disappointed.


The Secret Life of Dust: From the Cosmos to the Kitchen Counter, the Big Consequences of Little Things

by Hannah Holmes

This is the book that introduced Holmes' talents. She educates the reader on dust in all of its forms. She discusses how dust can be life-giving, life-altering, and life-ending. She uses theories from astronomy and biology to explain the importance of dust. Yes... dust. She even discusses the art of the casket maker and to the dust that we will all eventually return. Great, edifying read.


Suburban Safari: A Year on the Lawn

by Hannah Holmes

The author spent a year studying the inhabitants of her 0.2 acre patch of suburban lawn in Portland, Maine. This charming and extremely educational book teaches us all to look a little closer to the nature that is all around us.


The Well-Dressed Ape: A Natural History of Myself

by Hannah Holmes

The Well-Dressed Ape of the title is us — homo sapiens. In this outing the author casts her keen eye on herself and all humans. The author explores how humans fit into the world at large. Holmes compares and contrasts the biology and behavior of humans with other creatures. She also explains with wit and humor how we are very different from the other creatures that share the planet with us. Filled with great stories backed up by excellent research this is a must-read.