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  • Reflections from the North Countryby Sigurd F Olson

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 27.50

    Written in the last years of his life, Reflections from the North Country is often considered Sigurd Olson's most intellectually significant work. In an account alive with anecdote and insight, Olson outlines the wilderness philosophy he developed while working as an outspoken advocate for the conservation of America's natural heritage.Based on speeches... more...

  • When the Wild Comes Leaping Upby David Suzuki

    Greystone Books 2003; US$ 16.99

    In this eloquent collection, writers from the United States, Canada, the U.K., and Australia describe a personal encounter with the natural world that moved them, enhanced their understanding of nature, changed them, or was in some other way of prime importance to them. These essays describe childhood memories, everyday walks transformed into life-changing... more...

  • Singing Wildernessby Sigurd F Olson

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 25.00

    to do with the calling of loons, with northern lights, and the great silences of land lying northwest of Lake Superior. It is concerned with the simple joys, the timelessness and perspective found in a way of life which is close to the past. I have heard the singing in many places, but I seem to hear it best in the wilderness lake country of the Quetico-Superior,... more...

  • Of Time and Placeby Sigurd F Olson

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 16.95

    Of Time and Place is a legacy from one of the best-loved woodsman writers of our time. To the outdoorsmen who often canoed and portaged with him through the northern Lake country, Sigurd Olson was affectionately known as the Bourgeois?the name that voyageurs gave two hundred years ago to the trusted guides who took them over this same territory.... more...

  • LISTENING POINTby Sigurd F Olson

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 27.50

    ? Listening Point tells of what I have seen and heard on a bare glaciated spit of rock in the Quetico-Superior country. Each time I have gone there I have found something new that has opened up whole realms of thought and interest. From it I have glimpsed the immensity of space and at times the grandeur of creation. ?I believe that I have experienced... more...

  • Stories From Under The Skyby John Madson

    University of Iowa Press 1998; US$ 16.00

    In Stories from under the Sky , John Madson salutes the outdoor life. These thirty-six essays display his healthy respect for the forces of nature, without diminishing his wry awareness of the foibles of beast, bird, fish, and human. In sections on mammals, the river, and birds, Madson acquaints readers with some real characters?not all of them... more...

  • Animal, Mineral, Radicalby BK Loren

    Counterpoint 2013; US$ 16.99

    Radical, before it meant a person who advocates strong political reform, meant getting to the root of things, the origin. It comes from the Latin radix , radicis ,, meaning radish, a root vegetable.?BK Loren These meditative essays range in subjects from a transcendental encounter with a pack of coyotes ironically juxtaposed with her neighbor?s... more...

  • Swampwalker's Journalby David M. Carroll

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2001; US$ 14.03

    David Carroll has dedicated his life to art and to wetlands. He is as passionate about swamps, bogs, and vernal ponds and the creatures who live in them as most of us are about our families and closest friends. He knows frogs and snakes, muskrats and minks, dragonflies, water lilies, cattails, sedges--everything that swims, flies, trudges, slithers,... more...

  • A Garlic Testamentby Stanley Crawford

    University of New Mexico Press 1998; US$ 9.99

    Meditations on growing garlic and on the farming way of life. "To dream a garden and then to plant it is an act of independence and even defiance to the greater world."--Stan Crawford more...

  • Pilgrimage to Vallombrosaby John Elder

    University of Virginia Press 2012; US$ 19.95

    "Set aside your Bella Tuscanys and Year in Provences for a different kind of travel book. Pilgrimage to Vallombrosa puts a walking stick in your hand and Marsh?s Man and Nature in your knapsack, exploring how Italians have managed their natural and cultural heritage in ways that sustain both. John Elder?s poetic meditations on land and life... more...