Oct 21, 2021

In his brilliant study on the stages of the Earths' history, Peter Brannen in his book, The Ends of the World, brings the five ancient worlds, lost to the five mass extinctions, to life. Including different topics, such as paleontology, geology, climate change, and ecology, Brannen connects these scientific topics through the use of stories, theories, facts, and of course, humor. The author's casual writing style and sense of humor differentiate his book from other books formatted as old-school science textbooks. Most people prefer to read fiction stories; however, I highly recommend reading

Shades of Earth by Beth Revis

Rated by Bethany T.
Mar 23, 2013

Beth Revis’ fantastic Across the Universe trilogy concludes with this tightly-plotted and fast-paced book.  Shades of Earth begins with the harrowing crash-landing of the Godspeed shuttle, and the following power struggle between Elder as the leader of the Shippers and Amy Martin’s father, who is in charge of the newly unfrozen military personnel.  And after they crash, things really fall apart.  The shuttle is beyond repair, they can’t establish a connection with Earth, and the planet is seemingly hostile---rife with flying pteros and fatal flowers.  Not to mention the ruins scattered around