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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$ 16.95

    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...

  • David Attenborough?s First Life: A Journey Back in Time with Matt Kaplanby Sir David Attenborough; Matt Kaplan

    HarperCollins Publishers 2010; Not Available

    The epic story of the beginning of life on Earth from the much loved and respected naturalist, writer and broadcaster, Sir David Attenborough. more...

  • Animal, Mineral, Radicalby BK Loren

    Counterpoint 2013; US$ 16.95

    ďRadical, 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.?óBK Loren These meditative essays range in subjects from a transcendental encounter with a pack of coyotes ironically juxtaposed with her neighbor?s... 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...

  • Swampwalker's Journalby David M. Carroll

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2001; US$ 15.00

    Introduction xi 1. Vernal Pools THE REEDGRASS POOL 3 SALAMANDER RAINS 11 LIEBESSPIEL 21 FAIRY SHRIMP 25 WOOD FROGS 28 THE FORESTED POOL 34 ARIADNE 40 METAMORPHOSIS 51 MARBLED SALAMANDERS 62 WINTER POOL 69 2. The Marsh THE CROSSING 73 SNAPPING TURTLE, DRAGONFLY, BLACK BEAR 89 NEST-TO-WATER JOURNEY 96 3. The... more...