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  • 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...

  • Falling into Placeby Catherine Reid

    Beacon Press 2014; US$ 24.95

    Quietly powerful essays, weaving keenly observed insights into the mysteries of nature with those of family and community   ?It?s not easy,? Catherine Reid writes, ?to love a person and a place in equal measure.? Love she does, however, as described in these intimate, lyric essays about the land and people around her. With the inside perspective... 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...

  • Pilgrim on the Great Bird Continentby Lyanda Lynn Haupt

    Little, Brown and Company 2009; US$ 34.75

    By focusing mostly on the birds Charles Darwin observed, and by brilliantly mining his lesser-known writings, Haupt pens a startlingly fresh exploration of the man's genius that invites readers to look at the world with new eyes. more...

  • The Rural Lifeby Verlyn Klinkenborg

    Little, Brown and Company 2007; US$ 27.23

    The hugely admired author of "The Last Fine Time" preserves and makes new the sights, smells, sounds, and poetry of country living. Klinkenborg reveals the beauty of the American landscape, not from a scenic overlook, but through a screened-in porch or from the window of a pickup driving down an empty highway in the teeth of an approaching storm. more...

  • Pilgrim on the Great Bird Continentby Lyanda Lynn Haupt

    Little, Brown and Company 2009; Not Available

    By focusing mostly on the birds Charles Darwin observed, and by brilliantly mining his lesser-known writings, Haupt pens a startlingly fresh exploration of the man's genius that invites readers to look at the world with new eyes. more...

  • The Rural Lifeby Verlyn Klinkenborg

    Little, Brown and Company 2007; Not Available

    The hugely admired author of "The Last Fine Time" preserves and makes new the sights, smells, sounds, and poetry of country living. Klinkenborg reveals the beauty of the American landscape, not from a scenic overlook, but through a screened-in porch or from the window of a pickup driving down an empty highway in the teeth of an approaching storm. more...

  • A Gathering of Birdsby Donald Culross Peattie

    Trinity University Press 2013; US$ 24.95

    A Gathering of Birds is an anthology containing selected prose about birds by nineteen famous authors, such as Hudson, Audubon, and Thoreau, and includes brief biographical information about each. The New York Times called the collection “a delightful ‘gathering? that Mr. Peattie has presented, and his own contributions to the book make it something... more...

  • Green Laurelsby Donald Culross Peattie

    Trinity University Press 2013; US$ 24.95

    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...