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  • Zooburbiaby Tai Moses; Dave Buchen

    Parallax Press 2010; US$ 12.99

    To be alienated from animals is to live a life that is not quite whole, contends nature writer Tai Moses in Zooburbia: Meditations On The Wild Animals Among Us . Urban and suburban residents share their environment with many types of wildlife: squirrels, birds, spiders, and increasingly lizards, deer, and coyote. Many of us crave more contact with... more...

  • Coast Rangeby Nick Neely

    Counterpoint 2016; US$ 25.00

    Coast: the edge of land, or conversely the edge of sea. Range: a measure between limits, or the scope or territory of a thing. Coast Range , the debut collection of essays from writer Nick Neely, meticulously and thoughtfully dwells on these intersections and much more. The book?s title refers to the region in which these essays are set: the California... more...

  • Summerby Melissa Harrison

    Elliott & Thompson 2016; US$ 9.99

    Summer is a season of richness: gold against blue; sun dazzle on water; sweet fragrance, and the sound of insects, filling the air. We feel the sand between our toes, or the grass beneath our feet. In these long, warm days, languid and sensual, we reconnect with the natural world, revelling in light and scent and colour once more. Capturing the high... more...

  • Autumnby Melissa Harrison

    Elliott & Thompson 2016; US$ 9.99

    Autumn is a time of transformation. Crisp, clear days mark summer?s close and usher in a new season with its rich scents and vivid palette, leaves flaming red and gold by day, bonfires and fireworks lighting up the lengthening nights. There is abundance, as humans and animals make stores for the winter; and there is decay, which gives rise to the next... more...

  • Winterby Melissa Harrison

    Elliott & Thompson 2016; US$ 9.99

    Winter is a withdrawal: quiet and dark and cold. But in the dim light frost shimmers, stars twinkle and hearths blaze as we come together to keep out the chill. In spite of the season, life persists: visiting birds fill our skies, familiar creatures find clever ways to survive, and the world reveals winter riches to those willing to venture outdoors.... more...

  • New Wilderness Voicesby Christine Woodside; Amy Seidl

    University Press of New England 2017; Not Available

    A literary celebration of the Northeast?s wild places more...

  • In Pursuit of Wild Ediblesby Jeffrey Greene

    University of Virginia Press 2016; US$ 24.95

    Today we care about the source of our food as much as the preparation, so it is no surprise that foodies have discovered wild edibles. From the most upscale restaurants in New York to humble farm stays in Europe, chefs and restaurant-goers alike are seeking pleasure in food found in the wild. In Pursuit of Wild Edibles: A Forager?s Tour tells... more...

  • Letters from the Hiveby Stephen Buchmann; Banning Repplier

    Random House Publishing Group 2005; US$ 15.00

    They work hard, are devoted to family, love sex, and know the importance of a good piece of real estate. Honey bees, and the daily workings of their close-knit colonies, are one of nature's great miracles. And they produce one of nature's greatest edible bounties: honey. More than just a palate pleaser, honey was once an offering to the gods, a preservative,... more...

  • The Big Yearby Mark Obmascik

    Atria Books 2008; US$ 15.00

    Every year on January 1, a quirky crowd of adventurers storms out across North America for a spectacularly competitive event called a Big Year -- a grand, grueling, expensive, and occasionally vicious, "extreme" 365-day marathon of birdwatching. For three men in particular, 1998 would be a whirlwind, a winner-takes-nothing battle for a new North... more...

  • Hunting for Frogs on Elston, and Other Tales from Field & Streetby Jerry Sullivan; Victor M. Cassidy; Bobby Sutton

    University of Chicago Press 2010; US$ 25.00

    A selection of savvy observations on urban ecology from one of the Midwest's foremost authorities on the subject, Hunting for Frogs on Elston collects the best of naturalist Jerry Sullivan's weekly Field & Street columns, originally published in the Chicago Reader . Engaging, opinionated, inspiring, and occasionally irreverent, Hunting for... more...