After surviving a humpback whale crashing into his kayak, Tom Mustill turned to his experience as a naturalist and wildlife filmmaker to investigate human-whale interactions around the world. And in How to Speak Whale: A Voyage into the Future of Animal Communication, he examines how artificial intelligence – originally designed to translate human languages – is being used to discover and decode patterns in animal communications. After moving from northern India to North America as a teenager, author and filmmaker Priyanka Kumar became increasingly distanced from the natural world she once took for granted. She rediscovered her place in the landscape by watching birds, a connection captured in a collection of essays in Conversations with Birds. In her stories, birds “become a portal to a more vivid, enchanted world.” In The Hawk’s Way: Encounters with Fierce Beauty, Sy Montgomery reveals the wondrous world of these birds and what they can teach us about nature, life, and love. These are no pets but fierce predators, deeply emotional, quick to anger and frustration, and capable of holding a grudge for years – but they are also intensely loyal.