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  • 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...

  • Tracksby Donald C Jackson

    University Press of Mississippi 2006; US$ 25.00

    Tracks is a pilgrimage into the wild, beautiful, and lonely places around us. Donald C. Jackson, a professor in the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries at Mississippi State University, invites the reader to share the trail with him and discover connections to different vistas not only in the South but also in distant lands and on exotic waters. Through... more...

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

    Counterpoint 2010; US$ 18.95

    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...

  • The Bullhead Queenby Sue Leaf

    University of Minnesota Press 2009; US$ 25.00

    The Western approach to nature has always operated under both spiritual and scientific views. While Christianity decrees that human beings have dominion over nature, evolutionary biology teaches us that we are but highly adapted animals among a biological network of millions of other species. What is our proper relationship to wild animals—and... more...

  • A Hummingbird in My Houseby Arnette Heidcamp

    Crown Publishing Group 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$ 9.99

    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...

  • Thoughtful Gardeningby Robin Lane Fox

    Basic Books 2010; US$ 17.99

    With wit and wisdom, Oxford historian and Financial Times gardening columnist Robin Lane Fox recounts his deep passion and appreciation for gardening 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, perch on... 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...

  • 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...