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- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- Gallery Books 2015; US$ 24.99
Matt Graham, star of the Discovery Channel?s Dual Survival and Dude, You?re Screwed , details the physical, mental, and emotional joys and harrowing struggles of his life as a modern-day hunter-gatherer. Early on in his life, Matt craved a return to nature. When he became an adult, he set aside his comfortable urban life and lived entirely off... more...
- Potter/TenSpeed/Harmony 2015; US$ 35.00
A landscape painting guide for oil painters that breaks landscapes down into component elements from nature, and showcases tools and techniques used by classic and modern oil painters for bringing these scenes to life. Landscape painting is one of the most popular subjects for painters working in the medium of oils--from classic masters to contemporary... more...
- 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...
- 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...