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  • 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$ 15.00

    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...

  • Into the Nightby 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...

  • 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...

  • Zoologiesby Alison Hawthorne Deming

    Milkweed Editions 2014; US$ 17.99

    Humans were surrounded by other animals from the beginning of time: they were food, clothes, adversaries, companions, jokes, and gods. And yet, our companions in evolution are leaving the world both as physical beings and spiritual symbols and not returning. In this collection of linked essays, Alison Hawthorne Deming asks, and seeks to answer:... more...

  • The Curious Naturalistby Sy Montgomery

    Down East Books 1991; US$ 9.99

    Our lives are surrounded by ordinary miracles, everyday mysteries. To find them, all you need to do is indulge your senses. Follow the scent of earth outdoors on a cool, wet morning in spring. On a hot August afternoon, go down to the local pond and watch dragonfly larvae crawl out of their skins. more...

  • Savage Graceby Jay Griffiths

    Counterpoint 2015; US$ 17.99

    Jay Griffiths is a tour guide for anyone who has ever wished to commune with the side of our human psyche that remains in touch with the wild. Equally at home among the sea gypsy? Bajo people who live off the coast of Thailand and forage their food from the ocean floor, drinking the psychedelic ayahuasca plant with Amazonian shamans, or joining... more...

  • John Muir: Nature Writingsby John Muir; William Cronon

    Library of America 1997; US$ 35.00

    In a lifetime of exploration, writing, and passionate political activism, John Muir became America's most eloquent spokesman for the mystery and majesty of the wilderness. A crucial figure in the creation of our national parks system and a far-seeing prophet of environmental awareness who founded the Sierra Club in 1892, he was also a master of natural... more...

  • Springby Melissa Harrison

    Elliott & Thompson 2016; US$ 8.47

    From the sight of the first snowdrops and the stirring of new life through to the buzzing days of early summer, Spring will capture springtime through different pieces of nature writing, describing the lifecycles of flora and fauna, startling moments of transition, seasonal change in cities and gardens, wildlife experiences that epitomise a point in... more...