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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...

  • 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...

  • Casting Quiet Watersby Jake MacDonald

    Greystone Books 2014; US$ 17.95

    In Casting Quiet Waters, some of North America?s most respected literary writers take us on a fishing trip and use that as an opportunity to explore issues of the human condition. A little more than five centuries ago an odd English nun named Dame Juliana Berners (“The Prioress of St. Albans?) wrote the first book about fishing. Her obscure but... more...

  • On Migrationby Ruth Padel

    Counterpoint 2013; US$ 26.00

    “Life began with migration.? In a magnificent tapestry of life on the move, Ruth Padel weaves poems and prose, science and religion, wild nature and human history, to conjure a world created and sustained by migration. 'We're all from somewhere else,' she begins. “Migration builds civilization but also causes displacement.? From the Holy Family?s... more...

  • Sightlinesby Kathleen Jamie

    The Experiment 2013; US$ 14.95

    Winner of the 2014 Orion Book Award for Nonfiction Winner of the John Burroughs Association 2014 Medal for Distinguished Natural History Book With her poet?s eye and naturalist?s affinity for wild places, Kathleen Jamie reports from the field in this enthralling collection of fourteen essays whose power derives from the stubborn attention she... 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...

  • Vintage Lopezby Barry Lopez

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 9.95

    Vintage Readers are a perfect introduction to some of the greatest modern writers presented in attractive, accessible paperback editions. ?Lopez has such great narrative skill and uses his words so carefully the simple intensity is often nearly overwhelming.? ? The Oregonian Barry Lopez is an unparalleled explorer of the relationship between humanity... more...

  • The Big Yearby Mark Obmascik

    Atria Books 2008; US$ 16.00

    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...