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  • Into the Sound Countryby Bland Simpson

    The University of North Carolina Press 2017; US$ 19.99 US$ 16.99

    Into the Sound Country is a story of rediscovery--of two North Carolinians returning to seek their roots in the state's eastern provinces. It is an affectionate, impressionistic, and personal portrait of the coastal plain by two natives of the region, writer Bland Simpson and photographer Ann Cary Simpson. Here Bland Simpson tours his old... more...

  • The Mountains of Californiaby John Muir

    Dover Publications 2017; US$ 16.95

    The pioneer conservationist recounts his journeys through the Yosemite Valley, Mount Whitney, the famed sequoia forests, King's Canyon, and other wilderness areas. Numerous fine illustrations of plants and animals. more...

  • The Second Bodyby Daisy Hildyard

    Fitzcarraldo Editions 2017; US$ 7.49

    Every living thing has two bodies. To be an animal is to be in possession of a physical body, a body which can eat, drink and sleep; it is also to be embedded in a worldwide network of ecosystems. When every human body has an uncanny global presence, how do we live with ourselves? In this timely and elegant essay, Daisy Hildyard captures the second... more...

  • Heart Stays Countryby Gary Lantz

    University of Iowa Press 2017; US$ 25.00 US$ 21.25

    Writer and photographer Gary Lantz has always felt most at home in what the Osage used to call the “heart stays” country—the southern edge of the Flint Hills tallgrass prairie in Oklahoma’s Osage County. It’s a place of grassy mounds with lots of rocks underfoot and clusters of crooked little oaks providing shade. It started young, his long-lasting... more...

  • Jacob's Woundby Trevor Herriot

    Fulcrum Publishing 2017; US$ 13.99

    This highly acclaimed work reflects on the nature that we, and our religions, sprang from. The biblical story of Jacob has been interpreted in a multitude of ways, but never more persuasively than by Trevor Herriot in Jacob's Wound. The central idea is that Jacob, representing the farmer and civilized man, suffers a deep wound when he swindles the... more...

  • Historic Denali National Park and Preserveby Tracy Salcedo

    Lyons Press 2017; US$ 15.99

    The national park that boasts the highest mountain in North America has known human habitation for at least 11,000 years. But it wasn’t until 1906 that conservationists proposed a bill, which finally passed in 1917, to preserve the Denali region as a national park. Historic Denali National Park is a vibrant narrative that covers different parts... more...

  • New Wilderness Voicesby Christine Woodside; Amy Seidl

    University Press of New England 2017; US$ 14.99 US$ 12.74

    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...