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

    University of New Hampshire Press 2016; Not Available

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

  • Through a Naturalist's Eyesby Michael J. Caduto; Adelaide Murphy Tyrol

    University Press of New England 2016; Not Available

    A journey through the natural world of New England, with an expert guide, and reflections on the relationship between nature and humankind more...

  • Stories from Afieldby Bruce L. Smith

    UNP - Bison Books 2016; US$ 18.95

    Over the past four decades, Bruce L. Smith has worked with most big-game species in some of the American West?s most breathtaking and challenging landscapes. In Stories from Afield , readers join Smith on his adventures as a naturalist, sportsman, and wildlife biologist, as he pulls us into the field of learning and discovery across wilderness areas... more...

  • Coming of Age at the End of Natureby Julie Dunlap; Susan A. Cohen

    Trinity University Press 2016; US$ 18.99

    Coming of Age at the End of Nature explores a new kind of environmental writing. This powerful anthology gathers the passionate voices of young writers who have grown up in an environmentally damaged and compromised world. Each contributor has come of age since Bill McKibben foretold the doom of humanity?s ancient relationship with a pristine earth... more...

  • Talking on the Waterby Jonathan White

    Trinity University Press 2016; US$ 17.99

    During the 1980s and 1990s, the Resource Institute, headed by Jonathan White, held a series of "floating seminars" aboard a sixty-five-foot schooner featuring leading thinkers and artists from a broad array of disciplines. Over a period of ten years, White conducted interviews with the writers, scientists, environmentalists, and poets who gathered... 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...

  • 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...

  • Ladders to Heavenby Mike Shanahan

    Random House 2016; US$ 23.96

    They are trees of life and trees of knowledge. They are wish-fulfillers ? rainforest royalty ? more precious than gold. They are the fig trees, and they have affected humanity in profound but little-known ways. Ladders to Heaven tells their amazing story. Fig trees fed our pre-human ancestors, influenced diverse cultures and played key roles in... more...

  • Voyages et découvertes outre-mer au XIXe siècleby Arthur Mangin; Henri Durand-Brager; Ligaran

    Primento Digital Publishing 2016; US$ 2.99

    Extrait : "Quiconque a parcouru quelques lieues de pays aime à raconter ce qu'il a vu ; parmi ceux qui ont entendu ses récits, beaucoup se plaisent à les répéter ; et ils trouvent toujours aisément des auditeurs. À plus forte raison les vrais voyageurs, ceux qui ont visité en observateurs, dans un but ou du moins avec une pensée scientifique, des... more...

  • Les Lois du progrès déduites des phénomènes naturelsby Romolo Federici; Ligaran

    Primento Digital Publishing 2016; US$ 2.99

    Extrait : "Le sens étymologique du mot progrès, que les peuples modernes ont d'un commun accord emprunté à la langue latine, ne représente pas une idée abstraite, ne renferme pas une signification complexe et sert encore moins à reproduire une image ou une métaphore. Rien de plus simple; au contraire, rien de plus clair que ce sens. Il indique le... more...