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  • The Once and Future Oceanby Peter Neill

    Leete'S Island Books 2016; US$ 9.99

    Peter Neill?s The Once and Future Ocean  aspires to do nothing less than transform our relationship with the world?s most promising and imperiled natural element: the ocean and the inter-connected cycles of water, essential for all aspects of human survival in the 21st century. A successor to the work of Rachael Carson, Aldo Leopold, and Jonathan... more...

  • Painting the Southern Coastby West Fraser; Jean Stern; Martha R. Severens

    University of South Carolina Press 2016; US$ 29.99

    The beauty and spirit of coastal landscapes and waterways captured and celebrated during a lifetime more...

  • Disko Bayby Nancy Campbell

    Enitharmon Press 2016; US$ 9.99

    This collection surveys the culture of arctic Greenland from prehistory to the present, with a focus on the hardships experienced by indigenous communities under colonial rule during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The poems address the tensions between modern life and traditional means of subsistence in the Arctic, and explore themes of cross-cultural... more...

  • Kentucky's Natural Heritageby Greg Abernathy; Deborah White; Ellis L. Laudermilk; Marc Evans; Wendell Berry

    The University Press of Kentucky 2016; US$ 39.95

    Kentucky's abundance of plant and animal life, from the bottomland swamps in the west to the rich Appalachian forests in the east, is extraordinary as well as beautiful. Glades, prairies, forests, wetlands, rivers, and caves form a biologically diverse patchwork that is unique to the state. Kentucky's Natural Heritage: An Illustrated Guide to Biodiversity... more...

  • Giants of the Lost Worldby Donald R. Prothero

    Smithsonian 2016; US$ 27.95

    More than a hundred years ago, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle wrote a novel called The Lost World with the exciting premise that dinosaurs and other prehistoric beasts still ruled in South America. Little did Conan Doyle know, there were terrifying monsters in South America--they just happened to be extinct. In fact, South America has an incredible history... more...

  • Routledge Handbook of Ecosystem Servicesby Marion Potschin; Roy Haines-Young; Robert Fish; R. Kerry Turner

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 220.00

    The idea that nature provides services to people is one of the most powerful concepts to have emerged over the last two decades. It is shaping our understanding of the role that biodiverse ecosystems play in the environment and their benefits for humankind. As a result, there is a growing interest in operational and methodological issues surrounding... more...

  • Relicts of a Beautiful Seaby Christopher Norment

    The University of North Carolina Press 2014; US$ 27.99

    Along a tiny spring in a narrow canyon near Death Valley, seemingly against all odds, an Inyo Mountain slender salamander makes its home. "The desert," writes conservation biologist Christopher Norment, "is defined by the absence of water, and yet in the desert there is water enough, if you live properly." Relicts of a Beautiful Sea explores the... more...

  • Being a Beastby Charles Foster

    Henry Holt and Co. 2016; US$ 28.99

    A passionate naturalist explores what it?s really like to be an animal?by living like them How can we ever be sure that we really know the other? To test the limits of our ability to inhabit lives that are not our own, Charles Foster set out to know the ultimate other: the non-humans, the beasts. And to do that, he tried to be like them, choosing... more...

  • The Names of the Starsby Pete Fromm

    St. Martin's Press 2016; US$ 26.99

    At twenty years old, Pete Fromm heard of a job babysitting salmon eggs, seven winter months alone in a tent in the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness. Leaping at this chance to be a mountain man, with no experience in the wilds, he left the world. Thirteen years later, he published his beloved memoir of that winter, Indian Creek Chronicles ?Into the... more...

  • Viewing the Future in the Pastby H. Thomas II Foster; Lisa M. Paciulli

    University of South Carolina Press 2016; US$ 33.99

    Essays reveal how human activity has influenced ecosystems, economies, and landscapes for millenia more...