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  • 25 Myths That Are Destroying the Environmentby Daniel B. Botkin; Alfred Runte

    Taylor Trade Publishing 2016; US$ 15.99

    25 Myths That Are Destroying the Environment explores the many myths circulating in ecological and political discussions. These myths often drive policy, and Botkin is here to set the record straight. What may seem like an environmentally conscious action may very well be bringing about the unnatural destruction of habitats and ecosystems. more...

  • 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; Geoff Dyer

    Canongate Books 2016; US$ 13.29

    Annie Dillard has spent a lifetime examining the world around her with eyes wide open, drinking in all things intensely and relentlessly. Whether observing a sublime lunar eclipse or a moth consumed in a candle flame, the trembling of lily pads on a pond or hundreds of red-winged blackbirds taking flight, Dillard's awe at the fragility of the natural... more...

  • The Abundanceby Annie Dillard

    HarperCollins 2016; US$ 12.79

    In recognition of the Pulitzer Prize-winning author’s long and lauded career as a master essayist, a landmark collection, including her most beloved pieces and some rarely seen work, rigorously curated by the author herself. “A writer who never seems tired, who has never plodded her way through a page or sentence, Dillard can only be enjoyed by a... 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...

  • Aelian's On the Nature of Animalsby Gregory McNamee

    Trinity University Press 2012; US$ 15.99

    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...

  • Aldo Leopold: A Sand County Almanac & Other Writings on Conservation and Ecologyby Aldo Leopold; Curt Meine

    Library of America 2013; US$ 40.00

    Since his death in 1948, Aldo Leopold has been increasingly recognized as one of the indispensable figures of American environmentalism. A pioneering forester, sportsman, wildlife manager, and ecologist, he was also a gifted writer whose farsighted land ethic is proving increasingly relevant in our own time. Now, Leopold’s essential contributions to... more...

  • Aliens in the Backyardby John Leland

    University of South Carolina Press 2012; US$ 20.99

    A fresh look at the origins of our iconic immigrant flora and fauna, revealed with wit and reverence for nature more...