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- Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2009; US$ 13.73
The writer, naturalist, and artist David Carroll illuminates the ecology and life histories of his "mud people"?the tree frogs, hawks, foxes, and the increasingly rare wood and spotted turtles he has been tracking for decades?with the precision and passion that won him a 2006 MacArthur "genius" award. Following theWater is the intensely observed... more...
- University of Iowa Press 2013; US$ 22.50
In her calm, carefully reasoned perspective on place, Andrea Jones focuses on the familiar details of country life balanced by the larger responsibilities that come with living outside an urban boundary. Neither an environmental manifesto nor a prodevelopment defense, Between Urban and Wild operates partly on a practical level, partly on a naturalist?s... more...
- University of Iowa Press 2013; US$ 10.95
At the time of European settlement, tallgrass prairie was the iconic landscape in much of the Upper Midwest. Although its extent has been drastically reduced, intact prairie remnants exist, prairie species persist along roadsides, and interest in prairie reconstruction has increased. The basic prairie matrix is formed by grasses, yet their diversity... more...
- Dover Publications 2013; US$ 8.95
Informative, useful field guide reveals the amazing biodiversity within city and suburban landscapes, including trees, insects and other invertebrates, fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals. Hundreds of fascinating facts. more...
- University of California Press 2016; US$ 99.95
This long-anticipated reference and sourcebook for California?s remarkable ecological abundance provides an integrated assessment of each major ecosystem type?its distribution, structure, function, and management. A comprehensive synthesis of our knowledge about this biologically diverse state, Ecosystems of California covers the state from oceans... more...
- Michigan State University Press 2014; US$ 27.95
The culmination of three decades of work by Michigan Natural Features Inventory ecologists, this essential guidebook to the natural communities of Michigan introduces the diverse terrain of a unique state. Small enough to carry in a backpack, this field guide provides a system for dividing the complex natural landscape of Michigan into easily understood... more...
- Counterpoint 2015; US$ 15.99
The agrarian tradition runs as an undercurrent through the entire history of literature, carrying the age-old wisdom that the necessary access of independent farmers to their own land both requires the responsibility of good stewardship and provides the foundation for a thriving civilization. At the turn of the last century, when farming first began... more...
- University of Minnesota Press 2015; Not Available
From Abronia to Zinnia, Jewels of the Plains describes the natural history and garden merits of more than five hundred Great Plains wildflowers. Considered the authoritative guide by native plant enthusiasts and horticulturists, it captures the unique beauty, resilience, and variety of wildflowers in the Great Plains. Claude A. Barr did not set... more...