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  • 25 Myths That Are Destroying the Environmentby Daniel B. Botkin; Alfred Runte

    Taylor Trade Publishing 2016; US$ 15.99

    25 Myths That Are Destroying the Environment explores the many myths circulating in ecological and political discussions. These myths often drive policy, and Botkin is here to set the record straight. What may seem like an environmentally conscious action may very well be bringing about the unnatural destruction of habitats and ecosystems. more...

  • The Home Placeby J. Drew Lanham

    Milkweed Editions 2016; US$ 12.99

    In me, there is the red of miry clay, the brown of spring floods, the gold of ripening tobacco. All of these hues are me; I am, in the deepest sense, colored.? From these fertile soils of love, land, identity, family, and race emerges The Home Place , a big-hearted, unforgettable memoir by ornithologist and professor of ecology J. Drew Lanham. Dating... more...

  • Hunger Mountainby David Hinton

    Shambhala 2012; US$ 13.99

    Learning to see with the eyes of the ancient Chinese sages can change your view of the universe, as David Hinton demonstrates. He takes us on a series of walks up Hunger Mountain, a wilderness area near his home in Vermont. What he sees and describes about these outings is informed by the cosmos-view he's imbibed from his many years of translating... more...

  • Daddy Long Legsby John Price

    Shambhala 2013; US$ 14.95

    John Price appears to have thrown in the towel. He has spent the last year struggling to support his family, neglecting to spend time with his wife and children, and becoming increasingly cynical about the degraded state of the natural world around him. After a heart-attack scare, however, his wife demands that he start appreciating all the "good things"... more...

  • Stepping Offby Thomas Wilson

    Fremantle Press 2017; US$ 9.99

    Stepping Off is a book for locals and travellers alike. It is the story of the south-western corner of Western Australia: an environmental history, a social history, an invitation to reconnect with the land ? and in doing so, to reconnect with ourselves. more...

  • Into the Nightby Rick Adams; Rick A. Adams

    University Press of Colorado 2013; US$ 21.95

    This entertaining collection of essays from professional scientists and naturalists provides an enlightening look at the lives of field biologists with a passion for the hidden world of nocturnal wildlife. Into the Night explores the harrowing, fascinating, amusing, and largely unheard personal experiences of scientists willing to forsake the safety... more...

  • Listening to Cougarby Marc Bekoff; Cara Blessley Lowe; Cara Blessley Lowe

    University Press of Colorado 2008; US$ 13.95

    This spellbinding tribute to Puma concolor honors the big cat's presence on the land and in our psyches. In some essays, the puma appears front and center: a lion leaps over Rick Bass's feet, hurtles off a cliff in front of J. Frank Dobie, gazes at Julia Corbett when she opens her eyes after an outdoor meditation, emerges from the fog close enough... more...

  • Sustaining the Westby Liza Piper; Lisa Szabo-Jones

    Wilfrid Laurier University Press 2015; US$ 30.99

    Arts and Humanities scholars and literary and visual artists tackle Western environmental issues in provocative and transformative ways through the fields of environmental history, ecocriticism, ecofeminism, ecoart, ecopoetry, and environmental journalism. more...

  • The Sand Sheetby Arturo Longoria

    Texas A&M University Press 2017; Not Available

    More than two million acres of sand, born and blown from an ancient sea beginning about ten thousand years ago, stretch across eight counties in deep South Texas. Known as the Coastal Sand Plain, the Texas Coastal Sand Sheet, or just the Sand Sheet, it is a region of few people, little rainfall, and no water. Among the dunes and dry, brown flats,... more...

  • Deep in the Greenby Anne Raver

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 15.00

    As gardening columnist for the New York Times, Anne Raver is one of our foremost authorities on making things grow. Even non-gardeners will find this book of essays a source of profound pleasure, for Raver is a writer who transcends her subject even as she illuminates it, writing with such passion, wisdom and stylishmess that her book will enchant... more...