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  • A Book of Hoursby Donald Culross Peattie

    Trinity University Press 2013; US$ 17.95

    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...

  • The Curious Naturalistby Sy Montgomery

    Down East Books 1991; US$ 9.99

    Our lives are surrounded by ordinary miracles, everyday mysteries. To find them, all you need to do is indulge your senses. Follow the scent of earth outdoors on a cool, wet morning in spring. On a hot August afternoon, go down to the local pond and watch dragonfly larvae crawl out of their skins. more...

  • Seasons of the Tallgrass Prairieby Paul A. Johnsgard

    UNP - Bison Books 2014; US$ 19.95

    ?Many scientists and historians have written about the natural history of the Great Plains, but few so compellingly as Paul Johnsgard.?? Annals of Iowa more...

  • The Wildest Place on Earthby John Hanson Mitchell

    University Press of New England 2015; US$ 14.99

    The unlikely story of how formal Italian Renaissance gardens encouraged the preservation of the American wilderness more...

  • Savage Graceby Jay Griffiths

    Counterpoint 2015; US$ 17.95

    Jay Griffiths is a tour guide for anyone who has ever wished to commune with the side of our human psyche that remains in touch with the wild. Equally at home among the “sea gypsy? Bajo people who live off the coast of Thailand and forage their food from the ocean floor, drinking the psychedelic ayahuasca plant with Amazonian shamans, or joining... more...

  • Four Fieldsby Tim Dee

    Counterpoint 2015; US$ 25.00

    In this book, Tim Dee tells the story of four green fields spread around the world: their grasses, their hedges, their birds, their skies, and both their natural and human histories. These four fields—walkable, mappable, man-made, mowable, knowable, but also secretive, mysterious, wild, contested, and changing—play central roles in the sweeping panorama... more...

  • Muir: Nature Writingsby John Muir; William Cronon

    Library of America 1997; US$ 35.00

    In a lifetime of exploration, writing, and passionate political activism, John Muir became America's most eloquent spokesman for the mystery and majesty of the wilderness. A crucial figure in the creation of our national parks system and a far-seeing prophet of environmental awareness who founded the Sierra Club in 1892, he was also a master of natural... more...

  • Feral Citiesby Tristan Donovan

    Chicago Review Press 2015; US$ 13.99

    Tristan Donovan  is the author of Fizz: How Soda Shook Up the World and Replay: The History of Video Games . His journalism has appeared in the  Times , the  Guardian , the  Daily Telegraph ,  Stuff ,  Eurogamer , the  Big Issue ,  Community Care , and many other publications. 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...