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  • New Wilderness Voicesby Christine Woodside; Amy Seidl

    University Press of New England 2017; US$ 14.99

    A literary celebration of the Northeast’s wild places more...

  • Walden: With an Introduction and Annotations by Bill McKibbenby Henry David Thoreau

    Beacon Press 2017; US$ 10.95

    First published in 1854, Henry David Thoreau's groundbreaking book has influenced generations of readers and continues to inspire and inform anyone with an open mind and a love of nature. With Bill McKibben providing a newly revised Introduction and helpful annotations that place Thoreau firmly in his role as cultural and spiritual seer, this beautiful... more...

  • Rants from the Hillby Michael P. Branch

    Shambhala 2017; US$ 14.95

    “If Thoreau drank more whiskey and lived in the desert, he’d write like this.”— High Country News   Welcome to the land of wildfire, hypothermia, desiccation, and rattlers. The stark and inhospitable high-elevation landscape of Nevada’s Great Basin Desert may not be an obvious (or easy) place to settle down, but for self-professed desert rat Michael... more...

  • Edge of Morningby Jacqueline Keeler

    Torrey House Press 2017; US$ 9.99

    Native writers share their essential perspectives on the sacred Bears Ears landscape and threats to its cultural and natural wonders. more...

  • Waldenby Henry David Thoreau

    Dancing Unicorn Books 2017; US$ 1.99

    Walden is one of the best-known non-fiction books ever written by an American. It details Thoreau's sojourn in a cabin near Walden Pond, amidst woodland owned by his friend and mentor Ralph Waldo Emerson. Walden was written with expressed seasonal divisions. Thoreau hoped to isolate himself from society in order to gain a more objective understanding... more...

  • Disability Studies and the Environmental Humanitiesby Sarah Jaquette Ray; Jay Sibara; Stacy Alaimo

    UNP - Nebraska 2017; US$ 70.00

    Although scholars in the environmental humanities have been exploring the dichotomy between “wild” and “built” environments for several years, few have focused on the field of disability studies, a discipline that enlists the contingency between environments and bodies as a foundation of its scholarship. On the other hand, scholars in disability... more...

  • The Sense of Wonderby Rachel Carson

    HarperCollins 2017; US$ 14.99

    First published a half-century ago, Rachel Carson's award-winning The Sense of Wonder remains the classic guide to introducing children to the marvels of nature In 1955, acclaimed conservationist Rachel Carson—author of Silent Spring —began work on an essay that she would come to consider one of her life’s most important projects. Her grandnephew,... more...

  • Rethinking Natureby Aurélie Choné; Isabelle Hajek; Philippe Hamman

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 53.95

    Contemporary ideas of nature were largely shaped by schools of thought from Western cultural history and philosophy until the present-day concerns with environmental change and biodiversity conservation. There are many different ways of conceptualising nature in epistemological terms, reflecting the tensions between the polarities of humans as masters... more...

  • Cutting Backby Leslie Buck

    Timber Press 2017; US$ 1.99

    This absorbing debut memoir recounts an American gardener’s apprenticeship with the most prestigious gardening firm in Kyoto.  more...

  • Deep Woods, Wild Watersby Douglas Wood

    University of Minnesota Press 2017; Not Available

    Wait , young Douglas’s grandfather says as the bobber twitches on the surface of Little Lake. Be patient . And so begins an encounter with the promise and wonder of nature that will last a lifetime. Deep Woods, Wild Waters traces the winding path that carried Douglas Wood from one wonder to the next, through a landscape of rocks, woods, and waters,... more...