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  • The Greatest Lakeby Conor Mihell

    Dundurn 2012; US$ 8.99

    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...

  • Settled in the Wildby Susan Hand Shetterly

    Algonquin Books 2010; US$ 14.95

    Whether we live in cities, suburbs, or villages, we are encroaching on nature, and it in one way or another perseveres. Naturalist Susan Shetterly looks at how animals, humans, and plants share the land?observing her own neighborhood in rural Maine. She tells tales of the locals (humans, yes, but also snowshoe hares, raccoons, bobcats, turtles, salmon,... more...

  • Beyond the Wallby Edward Abbey

    Henry Holt and Co. 1984; US$ 7.39

    In this wise and lyrical book about landscapes of the desert and the mind, Edward Abbey guides us beyond the wall of the city and asphalt belting of superhighways to special pockets of wilderness that stretch from the interior of Alaska to the dry lands of Mexico. more...

  • The Wisdom of John Muirby Anne Rowthorn; Bill McKibben

    Wilderness Press 2012; US$ 13.99

    The Wisdom of John Muir marries the best aspects of a Muir anthology with the best aspects of a Muir biography. The fact that it is neither, and yet it is both, distinguishes this book from the many extant books on John Muir. Building on her lifelong passion for the work and philosophy of John Muir, author Anne Rowthorn has created this entirely... 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...

  • Of Time and Placeby Sigurd F Olson

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 16.95

    Of Time and Place is a legacy from one of the best-loved woodsman writers of our time. To the outdoorsmen who often canoed and portaged with him through the northern Lake country, Sigurd Olson was affectionately known as the Bourgeois?the name that voyageurs gave two hundred years ago to the trusted guides who took them over this same territory.... more...

  • LISTENING POINTby Sigurd F Olson

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 27.50

    ? Listening Point tells of what I have seen and heard on a bare glaciated spit of rock in the Quetico-Superior country. Each time I have gone there I have found something new that has opened up whole realms of thought and interest. From it I have glimpsed the immensity of space and at times the grandeur of creation. ?I believe that I have experienced... more...

  • Wilderness Daysby Sigurd F. Olson

    University of Minnesota Press 2012; US$ 18.00

    A selection of Sigurd F. Olson?s finest writing on the splendor of the great outdoors, hand-picked by the master himself more...

  • Deep in the Greenby Anne Raver

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 15.00

    As gardening columnist for The New York Times, Anne Raver is one of our foremost authorities on making things grow. Even non-gardeners will find this book of essays a source of profound pleasure, for Raver is a writer who transcends her subject even as she illuminates it, writing with such passion, wisdom and stylishmess that her book will enchant... 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...