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  • The Second John McPhee Readerby John McPhee; David Remnick

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 1996; US$ 22.99

    This second volume of The John McPhee Reader includes material from his eleven books published since 1975, including Coming into the Country, Looking for a Ship, The Control of Nature , and the four books on geology that comprise Annals of the Former 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Speaking for Natureby Paul Brooks

    Dover Publications 2014; US$ 16.95

    Beginning with Thoreau, nature writers not only have influenced our appreciation of the natural world but also have helped to preserve the American wilderness, from the Maine Woods to Yosemite and the Sierra. Writer and activist Paul Brooks presents narrative portraits of great literary naturalists, offering a 200-year history of the country's movement... 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...

  • Teaching a Stone to Talkby Annie Dillard

    Canongate Books 2016; US$ 12.46

    In this dazzling collection, Annie Dillard explores the world over, from the Arctic to the Ecuadorian jungle, from the Galapagos to her beloved Tinker Creek. With her entrancing gaze she captures the wonders of natural facts and human meanings: watching a sublime lunar eclipse, locking eyes with a wild weasel, or beholding mirages appearing over Puget... more...

  • Travels of William Bartramby William Bartram

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 14.95

    First inexpensive, illustrated edition of early classic on American geography, plants, Indians, wildlife, early settlers. Naturalist's poetic, lovely account of travels through Florida, Georgia, Carolinas from 1773 to 1778. Influenced Coleridge, Wordsworth, Chateaubriand. "A book of extraordinary beauty..." ? New York Times . 13 illustrations. more...

  • Vacationlandby David E. Morine

    Down East Books 2015; US$ 9.99

    This second edition of Vacationland includes the same wonderful, quirky personal stories as the first edition, along with four new funny and nostalgia-filled tales about summering in Maine. more...

  • Vintage Lopezby Barry Lopez

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 9.95

    Vintage Readers are a perfect introduction to some of the greatest modern writers presented in attractive, accessible paperback editions. ?Lopez has such great narrative skill and uses his words so carefully the simple intensity is often nearly overwhelming.? ? The Oregonian Barry Lopez is an unparalleled explorer of the relationship between humanity... more...