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  • Hedgerow Historyby Gerry Barnes; Tom Williamson

    Windgather Press 2008; US$ 20.00

    Oxbow says: For many years hedges have been the most common field boundary in rural Britain, providing a stock-proof barrier, a field boundary and a haven for wildlife. Despite this, they are rarely studied in any detail in landscape archaeology. The authors of Hedgerow History rightly argue that hedges, as an essential feature of the landscape, their... more...

  • The Road of a Naturalistby Donald Culross Peattie

    Trinity University Press 2013; US$ 19.99

    The Road of a Naturalist is a fascinating autobiographical wonder written by one of America's most beloved naturalists at the height of his fame. A scientist, a philosopher, and a poet, Donald Culross Peattie takes us on an confessional journey across the landscape of his life. Told in flashbacks of years past and interspersed with impressions of... more...

  • Seashoresby Julian Cremona

    Crowood 2014; US$ 24.99

    Seashores - An Ecological Guide provides an easy-to-use, authoritative reference to commonly occurring organisms. By looking at the habitats of the coastline, it focuses on key species you are likely to find. The book explains how these organisms have adapted and how they are able to cope with the environmental stresses of the seashore. With over 400... more...

  • Wild Ideaby Dan O'Brien

    UNP - Bison Books 2014; US$ 24.95

    For more than forty years the prairies of South Dakota have been Dan O?Brien?s home. Working as a writer and an endangered-species biologist, he became convinced that returning grass-fed, free-roaming buffalo to the grasslands of the northern plains would return natural balance to the region and reestablish the undulating prairie lost through poor... more...

  • Beyond Your Doorstepby Hal Borland

    Open Road Media 2014; US$ 14.99

    Hal Borland?s inspiring classic on the virtues of ?getting up and out??and embracing the marvels of the natural world around us Over the course of his career, Hal Borland wrote eight nature books and hundreds of ?outdoor editorials? for the Sunday  New York Times , extolling the virtues of the countryside. From his home on one hundred acres in... more...

  • Crossing Open Groundby Barry Lopez

    Open Road Media 2013; US$ 9.99

    National Book Award?winning author Barry Lopez explores the challenges and joys of the human experience through the frame of the natural world in fourteen arresting and extraordinary essays In Crossing Open Ground , award-winning literary writer Barry Lopez offers prescient, beautiful, and thought-provoking reflections on how the natural world... more...

  • The Modern Arkby Vicki Croke

    Scribner 2014; US$ 26.00

    An in-depth look at the radical changes occurring in our nation?s zoos?from cement-paved mazes to simulated rain forests to completely natural landscapes?as well as the history behind the actual idea of the zoo. Following the lead of private menageries in Europe, public zoos began to proliferate throughout America. What once started as symbols of prestige... more...

  • Terra Incognitaby Sara Wheeler

    Random House Publishing Group 2014; US$ 18.00

    It is the coldest, windiest, driest place on earth, an icy desert of unearthly beauty and stubborn impenetrability. For centuries, Antarctica has captured the imagination of our greatest scientists and explorers, lingering in the spirit long after their return. Shackleton called it "the last great journey"; for Apsley Cherry-Garrard it was the worst... more...

  • Seasons of the Tallgrass Prairieby Paul A. Johnsgard

    UNP - Bison Books 2014; US$ 19.95

    A respected author and scholar, Paul A. Johnsgard has spent a lifetime observing the natural delights of Nebraska?s woodlands, grasslands, and wetlands. Seasons of the Tallgrass Prairie collects his musings on Nebraska?s natural history and the issues of conservation facing our future.   Johnsgard crafts essays featuring snow geese, owls, hummingbirds,... more...

  • The Governance of Rangelandsby Pedro M. Herrera; Jonathan Davies; Pablo Manzano Baena

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    Rangelands are large natural landscapes that can include grasslands, shrublands, savannahs and woodlands. They are greatly influenced by, and often dependent on, the action of herbivores. In the majority of rangelands the dominant herbivores are found in domestic herds that are managed by mobile pastoralists. Most pastoralists manage their rangelands... more...