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  • A Natural History of North American Treesby Donald Culross Peattie

    Trinity University Press 2013; US$ 18.99

    "A volume for a lifetime" is how The New Yorker described the first of Donald Culross Peatie's two books about American trees published in the 1950s. In this one-volume edition, modern readers are introduced to one of the best nature writers of the last century. As we read Peattie's eloquent and entertaining accounts of American trees, we catch... 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...

  • Woodcraft and Indian Loreby Ernest Thompson Seton

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 12.95

    A comprehensive collection of stories, crafts, games, and other activities, this respectful and informative tribute to Native American culture offers campers of all ages a practical guide to the outdoors. more...

  • Speaking for Natureby Paul Brooks

    Dover Publications 2014; US$ 16.95

    Narrative portraits of America's great literary naturalists offer a 200-year history of wildlife conservation: Thoreau, Burroughs, Muir, Beebe, Carson, and many others. "Brisk and illuminating." ? The New York Times Book Review. more...

  • Dirtby Barbara Richardson; Pam Houston

    University Press of New England 2015; US$ 14.99

    Thirty-six artists, scientists, and renowned writers go wild about the virtues, pleasure, and importance of dirt! more...

  • Never Cry Wolfby Farley Mowat

    Open Road Media 2015; US$ 14.99

    The bestselling nature classic that stands as a hallmark of conservation writing and forever changed the way we look at wolves In 1948, Farley Mowat landed in the far north of Manitoba, Canada, a young biologist sent to investigate the region?s dwindling population of caribou. Many people thought that the caribous? conspicuous decline had been... more...