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  • Abbey in Americaby John A. Murray

    University of New Mexico Press 2015; US$ 39.95

    Abbey in America , published forty years after Abbey?s popular novel The Monkey Wrench Gang , features an all-star list of contributors, including journalists, authors, scholars, and two of Abbey?s best friends as they explore Abbey?s ideas and legacy through their unique literary, personal, and scholarly perspectives. more...

  • About This Lifeby Barry Lopez

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 16.00

    The acclaimed National Book Award winner gives us a collection of spellbinding new essays that, read together, form a jigsaw-puzzle portrait of an extraordinary man. With the publication of his best-selling Of Wolves and Men, and with the astonishing originality of Arctic Dreams, Barry Lopez established himself as that rare writer whose every... more...

  • The Abundanceby Annie Dillard

    HarperCollins 2016; US$ 20.99

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  • The Abundanceby Annie Dillard

    HarperCollins 2016; Not Available

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  • Aelian's On the Nature of Animalsby Gregory McNamee

    Trinity University Press 2012; US$ 15.95

    Not much can be said with certainty about the life of Claudius Aelianus, known to us as Aelian. He was born sometime between A.D. 165 and 170 in the hill town of Praeneste, what is now Palestrina, about twenty-five miles from Rome, Italy. He grew up speaking that town?s version of Latin, a dialect that other speakers of the language seem to have found... more...

  • The Agrarian Visionby Paul B. Thompson

    The University Press of Kentucky 2010; US$ 40.00

    As industry and technology proliferate in modern society, sustainability has jumped to the forefront of contemporary political and environmental discussions. The balance between progress and the earth's ability to provide for its inhabitants grows increasingly precarious as we attempt to achieve sustainable development. In The Agrarian Vision:... more...

  • An Almanac for Modernsby Donald Culross Peattie

    Trinity University Press 2013; US$ 19.95

    An Almanac for Moderns contains a short essay for each day of the year that contemplates a unique but factual aspect of unbridled nature. According to a review in Nation, this collection of essays manages to “appeal to the ordinary lover of nature . . . but the turn of Peattie?s mind is poetic and speculative.? The New York Times calls this book... more...

  • Ancient Placesby Jack Nisbet

    Sasquatch Books 2015; US$ 21.95

    These are the genesis stories of a region. In Ancient Places, Jack Nisbet uncovers touchstones across the Pacific Northwest that reveal the symbiotic relationship of people and place in this corner of the world. From rural Oregon, where a controversy brewed over the provenance and ownership of a meteor, to the great floods 15,000 years ago that shaped... more...

  • Animal, Mineral, Radicalby BK Loren

    Counterpoint 2013; US$ 16.95

    “Radical, before it meant a person who advocates strong political reform, meant getting to the root of things, the origin. It comes from the Latin radix , radicis ,, meaning radish, a root vegetable.?—BK Loren These meditative essays range in subjects from a transcendental encounter with a pack of coyotes ironically juxtaposed with her neighbor?s... more...

  • The Animal Dialoguesby Craig Childs

    Little, Brown and Company 2007; US$ 9.99

    From one of the finest nature writers at work in America today-a lyrical, dramatic, illuminating tour of the hidden domain of wild animals. Whether recalling the experience of being chased through the Grand Canyon by a bighorn sheep, swimming with sharks off the coast of British Columbia, watching a peregrine falcon perform acrobatic stunts at... more...