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  • Beyond the Wallby Edward Abbey

    Henry Holt and Co. 1984; US$ 14.99

    The author of Desert Solitaire and The Monkey Wrench Gang is unchallenged among radicals of all ages. Edward Abbey , an American icon, called "the original fly in the ointment" by Tom McGuane, today has roads and a town named after him. more...

  • The Serpents of Paradiseby Edward Abbey; John Macrae

    Henry Holt and Co. 1996; US$ 20.99

    Edward Abbey was born in 1927 in Pennsylvania. He earned graduate and postgraduate degrees from the University of New Mexico. He wrote Desert Solitaire while working as a Park Ranger in Utah. He is also the author of The Monkey Wrench Gang, Abbey's Road , and The Journey Home , among others. He died in March 1989. more...

  • The Spell of the Sensuousby David Abram

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 16.95

    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 is a major work of ecological philosophy that startles the senses out of habitual ways of perception. 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 Slender Threadby Diane Ackerman

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 14.95

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2012by Dan Ariely; Tim Folger

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2012; US$ 14.95

    "There is so much we don?t know, which leads us to make so many irrational decisions that we need scientists and science writers to share their inquiries and discoveries in welcoming and lucid prose. Stellar examples of just this sort of cogent and compelling writing sustains this invaluable and exciting series . This year?s guest editor, Ariely...kicks... more...

  • Shadow Mountainby Renee Askins

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2002; US$ 16.95

    After forming an intense bond with Natasha, a wolf cub she raised as part of her undergraduate research, Renée Askins was inspired to found the Wolf Fund. As head of this grassroots organization, she made it her goal to restore wolves to Yellowstone National Park, where they had been eradicated by man over seventy years before. Here, Askins recounts... more...

  • David Attenborough?s First Life: A Journey Back in Time with Matt Kaplanby Sir David Attenborough; Matt Kaplan

    HarperCollins Publishers 2010; Not Available

    The epic story of the beginning of life on Earth from the much loved and respected naturalist, writer and broadcaster, Sir David Attenborough. more...