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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...

  • The Cat in the Windowby Callie Smith Grant

    Baker Publishing Group 2013; US$ 12.99

    A heartwarming collection of true stories about the connections between humans and their cats. more...

  • Xylothequeby Yelizaveta P. Renfro

    University of New Mexico Press 2014; US$ 19.95

    Combining memoir and nature writing, this book comprises nine essays that represent different seasons and slices of time, not unlike the rings of a tree. No two rings are alike, but each accretes to the next, creating, section by section, a life. more...

  • Landscapes of Wonderby Nyanasobhano; Bodhi

    Wisdom Publications 2013; US$ 14.95

    "To most of us there have come exceptional, unworldly moments, like unsuspected deeps in a stream, when we fell through appearances - fell through ourselves - into an intuition of majesty and wonder." - Bhikkhu Nyanasobhano in Landscapes of Wonder Landscapes of Wonder deftly transports the spirit of Buddhist contemplation off the cushion and... more...

  • Step into Natureby Patrice Vecchione

    Atria Books/Beyond Words 2015; US$ 16.00

    Step outside your door and reconnect with nature. From the author of Writing and the Spiritual Life comes a guide that will replenish your connection to the earth and inspire you to develop and strengthen your imagination. The natural world has inspired artists, seekers, and thinkers for millennia, but in recent times, as the pace of life has sped... more...

  • The Road of a Naturalistby Donald Culross Peattie

    Trinity University Press 2013; US$ 19.99

    The Road of a Naturalist is a fascinating autobiographical wonder written by one of America's most beloved naturalists at the height of his fame. A scientist, a philosopher, and a poet, Donald Culross Peattie takes us on an confessional journey across the landscape of his life. Told in flashbacks of years past and interspersed with impressions of... more...

  • Beyond Your Doorstepby Hal Borland

    Open Road Media 2014; US$ 14.99

    Hal Borland?s inspiring classic on the virtues of ?getting up and out??and embracing the marvels of the natural world around us Over the course of his career, Hal Borland wrote eight nature books and hundreds of ?outdoor editorials? for the Sunday  New York Times , extolling the virtues of the countryside. From his home on one hundred acres in... more...

  • This Hill, This Valleyby Hal Borland

    Open Road Media 2014; US$ 14.99

    A classic country memoir?Hal Borland?s masterful story of one year spent immersed in nature on his New England farm After a nearly fatal bout of appendicitis, Hal Borland decided to leave the city behind and move with his wife to a farmhouse in rural Connecticut. Their new home on one hundred acres inspired Borland to return to nature. In this... more...

  • Crossing Open Groundby Barry Lopez

    Open Road Media 2013; US$ 9.99

    National Book Award?winning author Barry Lopez explores the challenges and joys of the human experience through the frame of the natural world in fourteen arresting and extraordinary essays In Crossing Open Ground , award-winning literary writer Barry Lopez offers prescient, beautiful, and thought-provoking reflections on how the natural world... more...

  • The Sense of Wonderby Rachel Carson

    Open Road Media 2011; US$ 14.99

    An inspiring meditation by one of the best nature writers of the twentieth century, richly illustrated by lush, color photography   Rachel Carson shares her prescription for developing a lifelong respect for nature in this deeply personal essay, lavishly expanded and paced by Nick Kelsh?s vibrant photography in this posthumously published... more...