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- University of North Texas Press 2006; US$ 13.56
Demonstrating what makes Texas diverse, this book contains fourteen essays that are held together by the story of Texas pride - the sense that from West Texas to the Coastal Plains, the people and the landscape are bold and unique. It addresses various major regions of Texas. more...
- Scribner 2006; US$ 16.95
Since moving west over a decade ago, Tom Groneberg has worked with horses as a trail guide, as a ranch hand, and as the manager of his own ranch in Montana, but he has never owned a really good horse. Until, on an autumn night, in a warm barn under a blanket of snow, Blue is born. Soon, he will belong to Tom Groneberg. "If I had a good horse," writes... more...
- University of Minnesota Press 1998; US$ 48.00
Illustrated by Leslie KoubaSigurd Olson?s love affair with the wilderness began in a stream near his house in Wisconsin?he caught his first trout there with a tamarack wand, black thread, and a grasshopper as bait. Open Horizons is his autobiography, and in it he recounts a life lived on and for the land, from the wonder of boyhood fishing expeditions... more...
- University of Minnesota Press 1994; US$ 48.00
Blending contemporary science and keen firsthand observation, Leschak's narrative encompasses a wide range of topics and experiences?fly fishing and wildland firefighting, backyard astronomy and ecology, chain saws and ice skates, turtles and timberwolves. Its moments of pathos and joy unfold against the forbidding and beautiful landscape of northeastern... more...
- MobileReference.com 2008; US$ 5.99
Charles Darwin was an English naturalist, eminent as a collector and geologist, who proposed and provided scientific evidence that all species of life have evolved over time from common ancestors through the process of natural selection. Darwin?s discovery remains the foundation of biology, as it provides a unifying logical explanation for the diversity... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 16.00
In this invigorating mix of natural history and adventure, artist-naturalist Ellen Meloy uses turquoise?the color and the gem?to probe deeper into our profound human attachment to landscape. From the Sierra Nevada, the Mojave Desert, the Yucatan Peninsula, and the Bahamas to her home ground on the high plateaus and deep canyons of the Southwest,... more...
- Little, Brown and Company 2008; US$ 9.99
Deserts are environments that can be inhospitable even to seasoned explorers. Craig Childs has spent years in the deserts of the American West, and his treks through arid lands in search of water reveal the natural world at its most extreme. more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 2001; US$ 33.99
Aldo Leopold's A Sand County Almanac has enthralled generations of nature lovers and conservationists and is indeed revered by everyone seriously interested in protecting the natural world. Hailed for prose that is "full of beauty and vigor and bite" (The New York Times), it is perhaps the finest example of nature writing since Thoreau's... more...
- The University of North Carolina Press 2009; US$ 20.00
Bird lovers, take heart! While the birding literature is filled with tales of expert observers spotting rare species in exotic locales, John Yow's The Armchair Birder reminds us that the most fascinating birds can be the ones perched right outside our windows. In thirty-five engaging, humorous, and even irreverent essays, Yow reveals the fascinating... more...