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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Of Woodland Pools, Spring-Holes and Ditchesby Henry David Thoreau; Abigail Rorer; Bradley P. Dean

    Counterpoint 2010; US$ 18.99

    Henry David Thoreau has long been revered for his writings and observations on the natural world. His words evoke his environment with stunning clarity as well as his own innate sense of wonder. His journal, from which the text of Of Woodland Pools, Spring-Holes and Ditches is drawn, shares these strengths, providing an intimate view of Thoreau?s... more...

  • A Hummingbird in My Houseby Arnette Heidcamp

    Crown/Archetype 2010; US$ 17.95

    Anyone who has fallen under the spell of the hummingbird will treasure this lovable true story of a young ruby-throated hummingbird who becomes part of someone's household and life. 57 full-color photographs; 10 black-and-white drawings. From the Hardcover edition. more...

  • Where the Water Lilies Growby R.D. Lawrence

    Dundurn 1999; US$ 7.99

    A sequel to The Place in the Forest, this book conjures up the sounds, the smells, and the very feel of water-based life over every season. more...

  • Waldenby Henry David Thoreau; Bill Mckibben

    Beacon Press 2004; US$ 10.95

    First published in 1854, Henry David Thoreau's groundbreaking book has influenced generations of readers and continues to inspire and inform anyone with an open mind and a love of nature. With Bill McKibben providing a newly revised Introduction and helpful annotations that place Thoreau firmly in his role as cultural and spiritual seer, this beautiful... more...

  • Salt Marsh Diaryby Mark Seth Lender

    St. Martin's Press 2011; US$ 8.99

    NPR contributor and nature writer Mark Seth Lender chronicles the daily life of a salt marsh near his home Mark Seth Lender's home is on the edge of a salt marsh. From his front porch and back yard he is witness to an astonishing array of wildlife, but nothing he sees is more beautiful and inspiring than the birds that fill the air,... more...

  • Coming into the Countryby John McPhee

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2011; US$ 18.99

    Coming into the Country is an unforgettable account of Alaska and Alaskans. It is a rich tapestry of vivid characters, observed landscapes, and descriptive narrative, in three principal segments that deal, respectively, with a total wilderness, with urban Alaska, and with life in the remoteness of the bush. Readers of McPhee's earlier books will... more...

  • The Essays of Henry D. Thoreauby Henry David Thoreau; Lewis Hyde

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2002; US$ 16.99

    Thoreau's major essays annotated and introduced by one of our most vital intellectuals. With The Essays of Henry D. Thoreau , Lewis Hyde gathers thirteen of Thoreau's finest short prose works and, for the first time in 150 years, presents them fully annotated and arranged in the order of their composition. This definitive edition includes Thoreau's... more...

  • The Second John McPhee Readerby John McPhee; David Remnick

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 1996; US$ 22.99

    This second volume of The John McPhee Reader includes material from his eleven books published since 1975, including Coming into the Country, Looking for a Ship, The Control of Nature , and the four books on geology that comprise Annals of the Former World . more...