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  • Beyond the Wallby Edward Abbey

    Henry Holt and Co. 1984; US$ 19.99

    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

    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$ 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...

  • 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 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...

  • 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...

  • A Voice in the Wildernessby Michael Austin

    University Press of Colorado 2013; US$ 15.50

    In her writings, Terry Tempest Williams repeatedly invites us as readers into engagement and conversation with both her and her subject matter, whether it is nature or society, environment or art. From her evocation, in Desert Quartet: An Erotic Landscape, of an eroticism of place that defines erotic as "in relation," to the spiritual connectivity... more...