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  • The Drunken Forestby Gerald Durrell

    Pan Macmillan 2011; US$ 5.57

    Gerald Durrell is among the best-selling authors in English. His adventurous spirit and his spontaneous gift for narrative and anecdote stand out in his accounts of expeditions in Africa and South America in search of rare animals. He divines the characters of these creatures with the same clear, humorous and unsentimental eyes with which he regards... more...

  • Menagerie Manorby Gerald Durrell

    Pan Macmillan 2011; US$ 5.57

    ?Most children at the tender age of six or so are generally full of the most impractical schemes for becoming policemen, firemen or engine drivers when they grow up... I knew exactly what I was going to do: I was going to have my own zoo.? This is the hugely entertaining account of how the much-loved conservationist and author Gerald Durrell fulfilled... more...

  • Intertidal Wildernessby Anne Wertheim Rosenfeld

    University of California Press 2002; US$ 34.95

    The Intertidal Wilderness is a stunning photographic exploration of the tidepools of the Pacific coast, from Baja California to as far north as southeast Alaska. These lush photographs capture in striking color the enormous variety of life and biological detail in the intertidal zone along one of the world's most spectacular coastlines. The interpretative... more...

  • Fragile Giantsby Cornelia F. Mutel

    University of Iowa Press 1989; US$ 35.95

    The Loess Hills lie in a narrow band just east of the Missouri River and define most of the western boundary of Iowa. This is the natural history of these hills of wind-deposited silt. more...

  • The Desert Yearby Joseph Wood Krutch

    University of Iowa Press 2010; US$ 30.00

    Now back in print, Joseph Wood Krutch’s Burroughs Award–winning The Desert Year is as beautiful as it is philosophically profound. Although Krutch—often called the Cactus Walden—came to the desert relatively late in his life, his curiosity and delight in his surroundings abound throughout The Desert Year, whether... more...

  • Two in the Bushby Gerald Durrell

    Pan Macmillan 2012; US$ 5.57

    Two in the Bush is a record of the six-month journey which took Gerald Durrell, his wife Jacquie, and two cameramen through New Zealand, Australia and Malaya. The object was, first, to see what was being done about the conservation of wild life in these countries, and, secondly, to make a series of television films for the BBC. They were introduced... more...

  • The Kingdom Fungiby Steven L. Stephenson

    Timber Press 2012; US$ 34.95

    The ubiquitous fungi are little known and vastly underappreciated. Yet, without them we wouldn?t have bread, alcohol, cheese, tofu, or the unique flavors of mushrooms, morels, and truffles. We can?t survive without fungi. The Kingdom Fungi provides a comprehensive look at the biology, structure, and morphological diversity of these necessary organisms.... more...

  • Growing California Native Plants, Second Editionby Marjorie G. Schmidt; Katherine L. Greenberg; Beth Merrick

    University of California Press 2012; US$ 65.00

    First published thirty years ago, the long-awaited second edition of Growing California Native Plants is the ideal hands-on native plant guide for both experienced and novice gardeners. In addition to the voluminous knowledge contributed by Marjorie G. Schmidt, now deceased, Katherine L. Greenberg has taken note of the vibrant state of today?s horticultural... more...

  • The Darkening Greenby Elizabeth Clarke

    Faber & Faber 2012; US$ 17.49

    'Owls call now in the hazy afternoon, and curlews get up in the night and join their voices with the plovers' lost cries. Small birds, distracted by the fury of mating, fly hedge-high in flight and pursuit and brush past one's ear, indifferent to human presence. There is a common belief that when sight diminishes hearing is intensified - an observation... more...

  • Inside Animal Mindsby Virgina Morell; Mary Roach; Peter Miller

    National Geographic Society 2012; US$ 3.99

    The Animal Intelligence Bundle:   ?Minds of Their Own? by Virginia Morell (March 2008) ?Almost Human? by Mary Roach (April 2008) ?The Genius of Swarms? by Peter Miller (July 2007)   In ?Minds of Their Own,? Virginia Morell provides an overview of the science of animal intelligence. She introduces you to an African gray parrot named Alex, a bonobo... more...