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  • Ecoviews Tooby J. Whitfield Gibbons; Anne R. Gibbons

    University of Alabama Press 2017; US$ 24.95

    Ecoviews Too examines various human attitudes toward wildlife and the environment, focusing on seasonal occurrences and natural adaptations, in an engaging and informative manner. Whit Gibbons and Anne R. Gibbons?s Ecoviews Too: Ecology for All Seasons is based on the popular weekly column ?Ecoviews,? published by numerous newspapers for... more...

  • Confessions of a Recovering Environmentalistby Paul Kingsnorth

    Faber & Faber 2017; US$ 19.99

    Paul Kingsnorth was once an activist, an ardent environmentalist. He fought against rampant development and the depredations of a corporate world that seemed hell-bent on ignoring a looming climate crisis in its relentless pursuit of profit. But as the environmental movement began to focus on 'sustainability' rather than the defence of wild places... more...

  • At the Lightning Fieldby Laura Raicovich

    Coffee House Press 2017; US$ 12.99

    An exploration of coincidences of history, light, space, duration, chaos theory, mathematics, memory, and Walter De Maria's Lightning Field . more...

  • Good Birders Still Don't Wear Whiteby Lisa A. White; Jeffrey A. Gordon; Robert A. Braunfield

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2017; US$ 13.01

    Avid North American birders share wit, wisdom, advice, and what fuels their passion for birds. more...

  • The Blanco Riverby Wes Ferguson; Jacob Croft Botter; Andrew Sansom

    Texas A&M University Press 2017; Not Available

    For eighty-seven miles, the swift and shallow Blanco River winds through the Texas Hill Country. Its water is clear and green, darkened by frequent pools. But Spanish explorers named it the White River for the pale limestone they encountered along its banks and dramatic bluffs. Over the last two years, Wes Ferguson and Jacob Botter have paddled, walked,... more...

  • Islands, the Universe, Homeby Gretel Ehrlich

    Open Road Media 2017; US$ 14.99

    Ten essays on nature, ritual, and philosophy ?that are so point-blank vital you nearly need to put the book down to settle yourself? ( San Francisco Chronicle ). Gretel Ehrlich?s world is one of solitude and wonder, pain and beauty, and these elements give life to her stunning prose. Ever since her acclaimed debut, The Solace of Open Spaces ,... more...

  • The Solace of Open Spacesby Gretel Ehrlich

    Open Road Media 2017; US$ 14.99

    These transcendent, lyrical essays on the West announced Gretel Ehrlich as a major American writer??Wyoming has found its Whitman? (Annie Dillard). Poet and filmmaker Gretel Ehrlich went to Wyoming in 1975 to make the first in a series of documentaries when her partner died. Ehrlich stayed on and found she couldn?t leave. The Solace of Open Spaces... more...

  • The Best Read Naturalist"by Ralph Waldo Emerson; Michael P. Branch; Clinton Mohs

    University of Virginia Press 2017; US$ 65.00

    Ralph Waldo Emerson is one of the most important figures in American nature writing, yet until now readers have had no book devoted to this central theme in his work. "The Best Read Naturalist" fills this lacuna, placing several of Emerson?s lesser-known pieces of nature writing in conversation with his canonical essays. Organized chronologically,... more...

  • The Sand Sheetby Arturo Longoria

    Texas A&M University Press 2017; Not Available

    More than two million acres of sand, born and blown from an ancient sea beginning about ten thousand years ago, stretch across eight counties in deep South Texas. Known as the Coastal Sand Plain, the Texas Coastal Sand Sheet, or just the Sand Sheet, it is a region of few people, little rainfall, and no water. Among the dunes and dry, brown flats,... more...

  • Stepping Offby Thomas Wilson

    Fremantle Press 2017; US$ 9.99

    Stepping Off is a book for locals and travellers alike. It is the story of the south-western corner of Western Australia: an environmental history, a social history, an invitation to reconnect with the land ? and in doing so, to reconnect with ourselves. more...