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  • 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...

  • The Sky of Our Manufactureby Jesse Oak Taylor; SueEllen Campbell

    University of Virginia Press 2016; US$ 29.50

    The smoke-laden fog of London is one of the most vivid elements in English literature, richly suggestive and blurring boundaries between nature and society in compelling ways. In The Sky of Our Manufacture, Jesse Oak Taylor uses the many depictions of the London fog in the late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century novel to explore... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • The Walkby William deBuys

    Trinity University Press 2016; US$ 12.95

    In The Walk, William deBuys writes about personal loss and the power of the landscape to nurture the recovery of hope. The book consists of three interrelated essays that move from a period of strife in the author?s life to a kind of limbo and eventually to a place of peace. The setting is deBuys? small farm in New Mexico?s Sangre de Cristo Mountains.... 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...

  • Wild Momentsby Ted Williams; John Burgoyne; Connie Isbell

    Storey Publishing, LLC 2010; US$ 14.95

    For more than 30 years Ted Williams has been hailed as one of the foremost nature writers in the United States, with articles and columns that appear in a wide range of national magazines--from Fly Rod & Reel to Audubon. His eloquent advocacy for a host of environmental and wildlife conservation issues have won him prestigious awards. The National... 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 Year in the Woodsby Colin Elford; Craig Taylor

    Penguin Books Ltd 2010; US$ 14.38

    Colin Elford's A Year in the Woods is an enthralling journey into the heart of the English countryside - with a preamble by Craig Taylor. Colin Elford spends his days alone - alone but for the deer, the squirrels, the rabbits, the birds, and the many other creatures inhabiting the woods. From the crisp cold of January, through the promise of... more...