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  • 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...

  • Holy the Firmby Annie Dillard

    Canongate Books 2016; US$ 8.29

    In 1975 Annie Dillard took up residence on an island in Puget Sound in a wooden room - one enormous window, one cat, one spider and one person. For the next two years she asked herself questions about time, reality, sacrifice and death. In Holy the Firm she writes about a moth consumed in a candle flame, about a seven-year-old girl burned in an aeroplane... more...

  • Teaching a Stone to Talkby Annie Dillard

    Canongate Books 2016; US$ 8.29

    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...

  • Plants Have So Much to Give Us, All We Have to Do Is Askby Mary Siisip Geniusz; Wendy Makoons Geniusz; Annmarie Geniusz

    University of Minnesota Press 2015; Not Available

    Mary Siisip Geniusz has spent more than thirty years working with, living with, and using the Anishinaabe teachings, recipes, and botanical information she shares in Plants Have So Much to Give Us, All We Have to Do Is Ask . Geniusz gained much of the knowledge she writes about from her years as an oshkaabewis, a traditionally trained apprentice,... more...

  • Readings in Woodby John Leland

    University of South Carolina Press 2015; US$ 18.99

    Award-winning nature writer John Leland offers a collection of twenty-seven short, poetic essays that marry science and the humanities as the author seeks meaning in trees. Readings in Wood is an investigation of trees and forests and also of wood as a material that people have found essential in the creation of society and culture. Leland views with... more...

  • Mockingbird Songby Jack Temple Kirby

    The University of North Carolina Press 2009; US$ 27.99

    The American South is generally warmer, wetter, weedier, snakier, and more insect infested and disease prone than other regions of the country. It is alluring to the scientifically and poetically minded alike. With Mockingbird Song , Jack Temple Kirby offers a personal and passionate recounting of the centuries-old human-nature relationship in the... more...

  • The Great Dismalby Bland Simpson

    The University of North Carolina Press 2000; US$ 19.99

    Just below the Tidewater area of Virginia, straddling the North Carolina-Virginia line, lies the Great Dismal Swamp, one of America's most mysterious wilderness areas. The swamp has long drawn adventurers, runaways, and romantics, and while many have tried to conquer it, none has succeeded. In this engaging memoir, Bland Simpson, who grew up near the... more...

  • Elemental Ecocriticismby Jeffrey Jerome Cohen; Lowell Duckert

    University of Minnesota Press 2015; Not Available

    For centuries it was believed that all matter was composed of four elements: earth, air, water, and fire in promiscuous combination, bound by love and pulled apart by strife. Elemental theory offered a mode of understanding materiality that did not center the cosmos around the human. Outgrown as a science, the elements are now what we build our houses... more...

  • The Hidden Life of Treesby Peter Wohlleben; Tim Flannery

    Greystone Books 2016; US$ 24.99

    In The Hidden Life of Trees , Peter Wohlleben shares his deep love of woods and forests and explains the amazing processes of life, death, and regeneration he has observed in the woodland and the amazing scientific processes behind the wonders of which we are blissfully unaware. Much like human families, tree parents live together with their children,... more...

  • The Greening of Faithby John E. Carroll; Paul Brockelman; Mary Westfall; Bill McKibben

    University of New Hampshire Press 2016; US$ 22.99

    Expanded 20th anniversary edition of a classic anthology that emphasizes links between multiple faith traditions and the natural world more...