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  • About This Lifeby Barry Lopez

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 16.00

    The acclaimed National Book Award winner gives us a collection of spellbinding new essays that, read together, form a jigsaw-puzzle portrait of an extraordinary man. With the publication of his best-selling Of Wolves and Men, and with the astonishing originality of Arctic Dreams, Barry Lopez established himself as that rare writer whose every... more...

  • The Big Yearby Mark Obmascik

    Transworld 2011; US$ 11.63

    Each year, hundreds of people set out across North America determined to set a new record in a spectacularly competitive event. Is it tennis? Golf? Racing? Poker perhaps? No, it's bird-watching, and a contest known as the Big Year - a grand, gruelling, expensive (and occasionally vicious) 365-day marathon to identify the most species. THE BIG... 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$ 17.99

    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$ 13.95

    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...

  • Lonely Landby Sigurd F Olson

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 24.95

    The author of The Singing Wilderness and Listening Point begins this grand adventure: ?There are few places left on the North American continent where men can still see the country as it was before Europeans came and know some of the challenges and freedoms of those who saw it first, but in the Canadian Northwest it can still be done. A thousand... 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...

  • Nature Near London (Collins Nature Library)by Richard Jefferies; Robert Macfarlane

    HarperCollins Publishers 2012; Not Available

    The Collins Nature Library is a new series of classic British nature writing ? reissues of long-lost seminal works. The titles have been chosen by one of Britain?s best known and highly acclaimed nature writers, Robert Macfarlane, who has also written new introductions that put these classics into a modern context. more...

  • The Peregrine: The Hill of Summer & Diaries: The Complete Works of J. A. Bakerby J. A. Baker; Mark Cocker

    HarperCollins Publishers 2011; Not Available

    J. A. Baker?s extraordinary classic of British nature writing more...