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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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Seasons of the Tallgrass Prairieby Paul A. Johnsgard

    UNP - Bison Books 2014; US$ 19.95

    A respected author and scholar, Paul A. Johnsgard has spent a lifetime observing the natural delights of Nebraska?s woodlands, grasslands, and wetlands. Seasons of the Tallgrass Prairie collects his musings on Nebraska?s natural history and the issues of conservation facing our future.   Johnsgard crafts essays featuring snow geese, owls, hummingbirds,... more...

  • The Woodby John Stewart Collis

    Penguin Books Ltd 2014; US$ 7.04

    An academic and writer, during the Second World War John Stewart Collis was put to agricultural work. Clearing and thinning an Ash wood, he found a meditative peace and an earnest pleasure in the use of axe and bill-hook. The Wood contains his beautiful, thoughtful writing on the joys of nature and of a life of activity, how a love of the sun affects... more...

  • Look Up!by Woody Wheeler

    Influence Publishing Inc 2014; US$ 9.99

    You don’t have to travel around the world or spend a ton of money to enjoy the wonders of nature. Look Up! Birds and Other Natural Wonders Just Outside Your Window is a series of well-researched nature essays that will inspire readers to experience the outdoors in an affordable, accessible and joyful way. The essays encourage backyard and local... more...

  • The Sound of Mountain Waterby Wallace Stegner

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2015; US$ 16.00

    A book of timeless importance about the American West by a National Book Award? and Pulitzer Prize?winning author. The essays collected in this volume encompass memoir, nature  conservation, history, geography, and literature. Delving into the post-World War II boom that brought the Rocky Mountain West?from Montana and Idaho to Utah and Nevada?into... more...