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  • 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...

  • YEARS OF THE FORESTby Helen Hoover

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 15.95

    This is a book that takes us inside the Hoovers? wilderness home during those sixteen Years of the Forest and lets us experience not only the joys and the techniques but also the challenges and travails of going it alone in the beautiful but not always accommodating wilderness, far from the technology and services that city people take for granted.... 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...

  • Green Laurelsby Donald Culross Peattie

    Trinity University Press 2013; US$ 24.99

    In Green Laurels , Donald Culross Peattie combines his extensive knowledge of history's foremost naturalists with his personal observations about the subject to form what the New York Herald Tribune calls "a delightful book...one would not wish to miss on any account." This piece is accurate and precise but according to Nation, "there is not a line... more...

  • An Almanac for Modernsby Donald Culross Peattie

    Trinity University Press 2013; US$ 19.99

    An Almanac for Moderns contains a short essay for each day of the year that contemplates a unique but factual aspect of unbridled nature. According to a review in Nation, this collection of essays manages to appeal to the ordinary lover of nature . . . but the turn of Peattie?s mind is poetic and speculative.? The New York Times calls this book... 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... 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...

  • A Book of Hoursby Donald Culross Peattie

    Trinity University Press 2013; US$ 17.99

    A Book of Hours contains 24 essays, one for each hour of the day, that seek to bridge the gap between definitive scientific philosophy and the sheer unadulterated beauty that Donald Culross Peattie envisioned within everyday life. The Boston Transcript referred to this collection as science, in sheer poetry,? and the Chicago Daily Tribune mused... more...

  • Crossing Open Groundby Barry Lopez

    Open Road Media 2013; US$ 9.99

    National Book Award?winning author Barry Lopez explores the challenges and joys of the human experience through the frame of the natural world in fourteen arresting and extraordinary essays In Crossing Open Ground , award-winning literary writer Barry Lopez offers prescient, beautiful, and thought-provoking reflections on how the natural world... more...