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  • Landscape with Figuresby Richard Jefferies

    Penguin Books Ltd 2013; US$ 15.98

    Richard Jefferies was the most imaginative and least conventional of nineteenth-century observers of the natural world. Trekking across the English countryside, he recorded his responses to everything from the texture of an owl's feather and 'noises in the air' to the grinding hardship of rural labour. This superb selection of his essays and articles... more...

  • The Bluebird Effectby Julie Zickefoose

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2012; US$ 14.99

    Through raising and rehabilitating birds, Julie Zickefoose pulls back a curtain on their motivations, desires, and even emotions. This book   is a visual feast, lavishly illustrated with watercolors and field sketches. more...

  • 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...

  • GIFT OF DEERby Helen Hoover

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 19.95

    In the farthest wilds of northeastern Minnesota, back in the Gunflint Range, the author of this book and her artist-husband have a two-room cabin home in the bush country. Beginning one Christmas Day when they first watched the starving deer they later named Peter, the Hoovers had many opportunities, a passionate inclination, and the nature skills... more...

  • A PLACE IN THE WOODSby Helen Hoover

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 18.95

    To escape the city, to live close to nature in the beauty and quiet of the wilderness, to try to find within oneself a pioneer resourcefulness of spirit, mind, and hand?it is an almost universal dream. Helen Hoover and her husband made it come true for themselves, and this is the richly told story of how they did it.   As she demonstrated in The Gift... 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...

  • A Gathering of Birdsby Donald Culross Peattie

    Trinity University Press 2013; US$ 24.99

    A Gathering of Birds is an anthology containing selected prose about birds by nineteen famous authors, such as Hudson, Audubon, and Thoreau, and includes brief biographical information about each. The New York Times called the collection a delightful gathering? that Mr. Peattie has presented, and his own contributions to the book make it something... 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...