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  • Seasons of the Tallgrass Prairieby Paul A. Johnsgard

    UNP - Bison Books 2014; US$ 19.95

    A respected author and scholar, Paul A. Johnsgard has spent a lifetime observing the natural delights of Nebraska?s woodlands, grasslands, and wetlands. Seasons of the Tallgrass Prairie collects his musings on Nebraska?s natural history and the issues of conservation facing our future.   Johnsgard crafts essays featuring snow geese, owls, hummingbirds,... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • The Pine Barrensby John McPhee; James Graves

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2011; US$ 15.99

    Most people think of New Jersey as a suburban-industrial corridor that runs between New York and Philadelphia. Yet in the low center of the state is a near wilderness, larger than most national parks, which has been known since the seventeenth century as the Pine Barrens. The term refers to the predominant trees in the vast forests that cover the... more...

  • Pilgrimage to Vallombrosaby John Elder

    University of Virginia Press 2012; US$ 17.95

    "Set aside your Bella Tuscanys and Year in Provences for a different kind of travel book. Pilgrimage to Vallombrosa puts a walking stick in your hand and Marsh?s Man and Nature in your knapsack, exploring how Italians have managed their natural and cultural heritage in ways that sustain both. John Elder?s poetic meditations on land and... 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...

  • 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 Rural Lifeby Verlyn Klinkenborg

    Little, Brown and Company 2007; US$ 9.99

    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...

  • The Green Bible--Old Testamentby Harper Bibles

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 17.99

    ? The Green Bible is a unique treasure for people who want to more fully live out the scriptural values of stewardship, love for their neighbors, and care for the underprivileged. It provides inspiration and valuable resources for contemplation, community building, and action on behalf of the planet.? ? Carl Pope, executive director, Sierra Club... more...