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  • Falling into Placeby Catherine Reid

    Beacon Press 2014; US$ 24.95

    Quietly powerful essays, weaving keenly observed insights into the mysteries of nature with those of family and community   ?It?s not easy,? Catherine Reid writes, ?to love a person and a place in equal measure.? Love she does, however, as described in these intimate, lyric essays about the land and people around her. With the inside perspective... more...

  • GIFT OF DEERby Helen Hoover

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 19.95

    In the farthest wilds of northeastern Minnesota, back in the Gunflint Range, the author of this book and her artist-husband have a two-room cabin home in the bush country. Beginning one Christmas Day when they first watched the starving deer they later named Peter, the Hoovers had many opportunities, a passionate inclination, and the nature skills... more...

  • A Gathering of Birdsby Donald Culross Peattie

    Trinity University Press 2013; US$ 24.95

    A Gathering of Birds is an anthology containing selected prose about birds by nineteen famous authors, such as Hudson, Audubon, and Thoreau, and includes brief biographical information about each. The New York Times called the collection “a delightful ‘gathering? that Mr. Peattie has presented, and his own contributions to the book make it something... more...

  • The Great Dismalby Bland Simpson

    The University of North Carolina Press 2000; US$ 19.99

    Just below the Tidewater area of Virginia, straddling the North Carolina-Virginia line, lies the Great Dismal Swamp, one of America's most mysterious wilderness areas. The swamp has long drawn adventurers, runaways, and romantics, and while many have tried to conquer it, none has succeeded. In this engaging memoir, Bland Simpson, who grew up near the... more...

  • The Greatest Lakeby Conor Mihell

    Dundurn 2012; US$ 11.99

    By exploring the connection between people and place on the rugged coastline of Lake Superior, the world's largest freshwater lake, Conor Mihell weaves first-hand experiences as an outdoor adventurer with compelling character studies of cottagers and entrepreneurs, personal essays, and investigative environmental reporting. more...

  • The Green Thoreauby Henry David Thoreau; Carol Spenard LaRusso

    New World Library 2012; US$ 14.00

    At turns passionate, funny, and profound, this collection serves as a compelling introduction ? or vivid reminder ? of why Thoreau is one of America?s iconoclastic greats. more...

  • Holy the Firmby Annie Dillard

    Canongate Books 2016; US$ 12.46

    In 1975 Annie Dillard took up residence on an island in Puget Sound in a wooden room - one enormous window, one cat, one spider and one person. For the next two years she asked herself questions about time, reality, sacrifice and death. In Holy the Firm she writes about a moth consumed in a candle flame, about a seven-year-old girl burned in an aeroplane... 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...

  • 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...

  • Just Off Main Streetby Steven Mulak

    Down East Books 2005; US$ 14.99

    In Just Off Main Street, author Steven Mulak takes us on a seasonal tour that, month by month, celebrates his beloved New England's landscape, as well as the people, plants, and animals that occupy it. Mulak explores his personal world just off Main Street in such a wise, reflective manner that we more fully appreciate the observational skill emotionally... more...