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  • The Desertby Michael Welland

    Reaktion Books 2014; US$ 40.00

    From endless sand dunes and prickly cacti to shimmering mirages and green oases, deserts evoke contradictory images in us. They are lands of desolation, but also of romance, of blistering Mojave heat and biting Gobi cold. Covering a quarter of the earth?s land mass and providing a home to half a billion people, they are both a physical reality and... more...

  • Aldo Leopold: A Sand County Almanac & Other Writings on Conservation and Ecologyby Aldo Leopold; Curt Meine

    Library of America 2013; US$ 40.00

    Since his death in 1948, Aldo Leopold has been increasingly recognized as one of the indispensable figures of American environmentalism. A pioneering forester, sportsman, wildlife manager, and ecologist, he was also a gifted writer whose farsighted land ethic is proving increasingly relevant in our own time. Now, Leopold?s essential contributions to... more...

  • H. D. Thoreau, a Writer's Journalby Laurence Stapleton

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 17.95

    Timeless observations on the craft of writing, taken from Thoreau?s journals?conditions required, method of creation, ideals and purpose of his art, etc. Also, experiments in style which culminated in Thoreau?s classic Walden. Foreword. Introduction. Selected Bibliography. Index. more...

  • The Heart of Thoreau's Journalsby Odell Shepard

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 11.95

    The conflict between scientific observation and poetry, reflections on abolition, transcendental philosophy, other concerns are explored in this superb general selection from Thoreau's voluminous Journal . more...

  • 101 Questions About the Seashoreby Sy Barlowe

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 3.00

    Does the ocean ever freeze? How did the pistol shrimp get its name? Answers to these and many other questions in this handy question-and-answer guide to life forms thriving along the ocean's edge. more...

  • Animalsby Jim Harter

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 18.95

    Selected for its visual impact and ease of use, this outstanding collection of wood engravings presents over 1,000 species of animals in extremely lifelike poses. Includes mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, fish, insects, and other invertebrates. more...

  • Ecologyby Ernest Callenbach

    University of California Press 2008; US$ 16.95 US$ 13.56

    Offering essential environmental wisdom for the twenty-first century, this lively, compact book explains more than sixty basic ecological concepts in an easy-to-use A-to-Z format. From Air and Biodiversity to Restoration and Zoos, Ecology: A Pocket Guide forms a dynamic web of ideas that can be entered at any point or read straight through. An accessible,... more...

  • Field Guide to Invasive Plants and Animals in Britainby Olaf Booy; Max Wade; Helen Roy

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2015; US$ 24.99

    The impact of invasive organisms is second only to habitat loss as a threat to biodiversity and yet, despite increasing ecological awareness, people remain largely unaware of these plants and animals and their potentially devastating impact. Although most biological introductions fail, many prove successful and these can prove disastrous for native... more...

  • Marsh Mud and Mummichogsby Evelyn B. Sherr

    University of Georgia Press 2015; US$ 26.95

    “This book,” writes marine biologist Evelyn B. Sherr, “is meant to give others an understanding of the fascinating life of the region, from the smallest creatures in marsh mud and estuarine water, to the mummichogs and multitudes of other animals that find food and shelter in the vast expanses of marsh grass, in the sounds, and along... more...

  • Wild Coastby Marianne Taylor

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2015; US$ 19.99

    This book is a celebration of the wildlife and landscapes of Britain's most vital wildlife habitats ? those that make up our coastline. Sheer limestone crags resound with the voices of thousands of bickering seabirds; endless acres of estuarine mud are packed with squirming invertebrates that sustain thousands of wading birds. In between are the dazzling... more...