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  • Beyond the Wallby Edward Abbey

    Henry Holt and Co. 1984; US$ 7.39

    In this wise and lyrical book about landscapes of the desert and the mind, Edward Abbey guides us beyond the wall of the city and asphalt belting of superhighways to special pockets of wilderness that stretch from the interior of Alaska to the dry lands of Mexico. more...

  • The Spell of the Sensuousby David Abram

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 16.95

    Winner of the International Lannan Literary Award for Nonfiction Animal tracks, word magic, the speech of stones, the power of letters, and the taste of the wind all figure prominently in this intellectual tour de force that returns us to our senses and to the sensuous terrain that sustains us. This major work of ecological philosophy startles the... more...

  • The Rarest of the Rareby Diane Ackerman

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 15.00

    The renowned author of A Natural History of the Senses takes readers in search of the "rarest of the rare, " species likely to disappear before most of us have ever seen them. From Brazil to the Pacific to Japan, Ackerman shares her concern at the animals' plight, rejoices at the chance to experience them, and cheers those who work to save these fantastic... more...

  • A Slender Threadby Diane Ackerman

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 16.00

    his astonishing book by the prizewinning, bestselling author of A Natural History of the Senses reveals Ackerman's parallel lives as an observer of the wildlife in her garden and as a telephone crisis counselor. "(Ackerman) brings a luminous and illuminating combination of sensuality, science, and speculation to whatever she considers."--San Francisco... more...

  • Moon By Whale Lightby Diane Ackerman

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 16.00

    In a rare blend of scientific fact and poetic truth, the acclaimed author of A Natural History of the Senses explores the activities of whales, penguins, bats, and crocodilians, plunging headlong into nature and coming up with highly entertaining treasures. From the Trade Paperback edition. more...

  • A Natural History of the Sensesby Diane Ackerman

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 16.95

    Diane Ackerman's lusciously written grand tour of the realm of the senses includes conversations with an iceberg in Antarctica and a professional nose in New York, along with dissertations on kisses and tattoos, sadistic cuisine and the music played by the planet Earth. "Delightful . . . gives the reader the richest possible feeling of the worlds the... more...

  • Into the Nightby Rick Adams; Rick A. Adams

    University Press of Colorado 2013; US$ 21.95

    This entertaining collection of essays from professional scientists and naturalists provides an enlightening look at the lives of field biologists with a passion for the hidden world of nocturnal wildlife. Into the Night explores the harrowing, fascinating, amusing, and largely unheard personal experiences of scientists willing to forsake the safety... more...

  • A Walk for Sunshineby Jeff Alt

    Beaufort Books 2015; US$ 9.95

    Jeff Alt takes you along every step of his 2,160-mile Appalachian Trail adventure filled with humorous, frightening, and inspirational stories including, bears, bugs, blisters, skunk bed mates, and hilarious food cravings. As Alt walked through freezing temperatures, driving rain, and sunny skies, he was constantly buoyed by the knowledge that his... more...

  • At Home in the Woodsby Bradford Angier; Vena Angier

    Down East Books 2015; US$ 9.99

    Bradford Angier and his wife Vena decide to follow in the footstep of their hero Henry David Thoreau, and forsake their city lives for the rustic simplicity of life in the woods of British Columbia. more...

  • Across the Ussuri Krayby Vladimir K. Arsenyev; Jonathan C. Slaght; Ivan Yegorchev

    Indiana University Press 2016; US$ 34.99

    In Russia?s Far East sits the wild Ussuri Kray, a region known for its remote highlands and rugged mountain passes where tigers and bears roam the cliffs, and salmon and lenok navigate the rivers. In this collection of travel writing by famed Russian explorer and naturalist Vladimir K. Arsenyev (1872-1930), readers are shuttled back to the turn of... more...