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  • 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...

  • Bird Dog Days, Wingshooting Waysby Jim Casada

    University of South Carolina Press 2016; US$ 29.99

    An expanded edition of Rutledge?s stories on game-bird hunting and devoted canine companions more...

  • On Trailsby Robert Moor

    Simon & Schuster 2016; US$ 25.00 US$ 17.50

    ? Moor?s book is enchanting ? ? The Boston Globe ? A wondrous nonfiction debut ? ? Departures ? Spectacular?narrative nonfiction at its finest ? ? Shelf Awareness From a brilliant new literary voice comes a groundbreaking exploration of how trails help us understand the world?from tiny ant trails to hiking paths that span continents, from interstate... more...

  • The Art of Flightby Fredrik Sj÷berg

    Penguin Books Ltd 2016; US$ 21.14

    Accidental Journeys with the Bestselling Author of The Fly Trap Stories just begin. We rarely know where and almost never why. It doesn't matter. Nothing is certain any longer. I just want to shut my eyes, point at random and say, as a sort of experiment, that once, when I was sixteen years old, I spent a whole night singing romantic songs in... more...

  • The Simple Beauty of the Unexpectedby Marcelo Gleiser

    University Press of New England 2016; US$ 19.99

    A preeminent scientist and writer ponders existence while learning to fly-fish more...

  • The Hour of Landby Terry Tempest Williams

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2016; US$ 27.99

    America?s national parks are breathing spaces in a world in which such spaces are steadily disappearing, which is why more than 300 million people visit the parks each year. Now Terry Tempest Williams, the author of the environmental classic Refuge and the beloved memoir When Women Were Birds , returns with The Hour of Land , a literary celebration... more...

  • Science, God, and Nature in Victorian Canadaby Carl Berger

    University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division 2016; US$ 12.95

    Professor Berger aims in this book to ‘explore the rise, expression, and relative decline of the idea of natural history’ in Canada, during the age of Victoria. more...

  • Henry David Thoreau: Waldenby Henry David Thoreau; Edward Hoagland

    Library of America 2016; US$ 11.95

    "Perhaps the most remarkable book in the American canon. As dense as scripture, crowded with aphorism, Walden is full enough of ideas for a score of ordinary books." -Bill McKibben In 1845 Henry David Thoreau left his pencil-manufacturing business and began building a cabin on the shore of Walden Pond near Concord, Massachusetts. This lyrical... more...

  • The Great Clodby Gary Snyder

    Counterpoint 2016; US$ 25.00

    For the full course of his remarkable career, Gary Snyder has continued his study of Eastern culture and philosophies. From the Ainu to the Mongols, from Hokkaido to Kyoto, from the landscapes of China to the backcountry of contemporary Japan, from the temples of Daitokoji to the Yellow River Valley, it is now clear how this work has influenced his... 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...