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  • Teaching a Stone to Talkby Annie Dillard

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 12.99

    Here, in this compelling assembly of writings, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Annie Dillard explores the world of natural facts and human meanings. more...

  • Icons of Englandby Bill Bryson

    Transworld 2010; US$ 11.27

    This celebration of the English countryside does not only focus on the rolling green landscapes and magnificent monuments that set England apart from the rest of the world. Many of the contributors bring their own special touch, presenting a refreshingly eclectic variety of personal icons, from pub signs to seaside piers, from cattle grids to canal... more...

  • Creaturely and Other Essaysby Devin Johnston

    Turtle Point Press 2009; US$ 14.99

    Creaturely reads like an urban Thoreau. Devin Johnston seeks intersections between culture and nature, humans and animals. more...

  • A Year in the Woodsby Colin Elford; Craig Taylor

    Penguin Books Ltd 2010; US$ 14.38

    Colin Elford's A Year in the Woods is an enthralling journey into the heart of the English countryside - with a preamble by Craig Taylor. Colin Elford spends his days alone - alone but for the deer, the squirrels, the rabbits, the birds, and the many other creatures inhabiting the woods. From the crisp cold of January, through the promise of... more...

  • Wild Momentsby Ted Williams; John Burgoyne; Connie Isbell

    Storey Publishing, LLC 2010; US$ 14.95

    For more than 30 years Ted Williams has been hailed as one of the foremost nature writers in the United States, with articles and columns that appear in a wide range of national magazines--from Fly Rod & Reel to Audubon. His eloquent advocacy for a host of environmental and wildlife conservation issues have won him prestigious awards. The National... more...

  • In Defense of Natureby John Hay

    University of Iowa Press 2007; US$ 19.95

    Originally published in 1969, In Defense of Nature is an eloquent and prescient plea on behalf of the natural world. Devoid of sentimentality yet lyrical and deeply moving in its portrayals of our despoliation of nature, Hay?s classic work is now available to a new generation of readers. more...

  • Reflections from the North Countryby Sigurd F Olson

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 27.50

    Written in the last years of his life, Reflections from the North Country is often considered Sigurd Olson's most intellectually significant work. In an account alive with anecdote and insight, Olson outlines the wilderness philosophy he developed while working as an outspoken advocate for the conservation of America's natural heritage.Based on speeches... more...

  • When the Wild Comes Leaping Upby David Suzuki

    Greystone Books 2003; US$ 16.99

    In this eloquent collection, writers from the United States, Canada, the U.K., and Australia describe a personal encounter with the natural world that moved them, enhanced their understanding of nature, changed them, or was in some other way of prime importance to them. These essays describe childhood memories, everyday walks transformed into life-changing... more...

  • Singing Wildernessby Sigurd F Olson

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 25.00

    to do with the calling of loons, with northern lights, and the great silences of land lying northwest of Lake Superior. It is concerned with the simple joys, the timelessness and perspective found in a way of life which is close to the past. I have heard the singing in many places, but I seem to hear it best in the wilderness lake country of the Quetico-Superior,... more...

  • Of Time and Placeby Sigurd F Olson

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 16.95

    Of Time and Place is a legacy from one of the best-loved woodsman writers of our time. To the outdoorsmen who often canoed and portaged with him through the northern Lake country, Sigurd Olson was affectionately known as the Bourgeois?the name that voyageurs gave two hundred years ago to the trusted guides who took them over this same territory.... more...