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  • Environmental Criticism for the Twenty-First Centuryby Stephanie LeMenager; Teresa Shewry; Ken Hiltner

    Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 48.95

    Environmental Criticism for the Twenty-First Century showcases the recent explosive expansion of environmental criticism, which is actively transforming three areas of broad interest in contemporary literary and cultural studies: history, scale, and science. With contributors engaging texts from the medieval period through the twenty-first century,... more...

  • The Desert Yearby Joseph Wood Krutch

    University of Iowa Press 2010; US$ 30.00

    Now back in print, Joseph Wood Krutch’s Burroughs Award–winning The Desert Year is as beautiful as it is philosophically profound. Although Krutch—often called the Cactus Walden—came to the desert relatively late in his life, his curiosity and delight in his surroundings abound throughout The Desert Year, whether he is marveling at the majesty... more...

  • The Highlandsby Richard G. Lathrop

    Rutgers University Press 2011; US$ 45.00

      The Highlands is the first book to examine the natural and cultural landscape of this four-state (New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, and Connecticut) region, showing how it’s distinctive and why its conservation is vital. Each chapter is written by a different leading researcher and specialist in that field, and introduces readers to an aspect... 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...

  • Embrace Your Inner Wildby Mary Reynolds Thompson

    White Cloud Press 2011; US$ 16.99

    Embrace Your Inner Wild: 52 Reflections for an Eco-Centric World is a brilliant, full-color book of photographs and reflections that invite you to seek out wildness wherever you find it within or without. Don Moseman’s spectacular photographs feature the wildlife and terrain of Marin County, California: the fiercely intelligent eyes of the coyote,... more...

  • Enduring Rootsby Gayle Brandow Samuels

    Rutgers University Press 1999; US$ 17.95

     Trees are the grandest and most beautiful plant creations on earth. From their shade-giving, arching branches and strikingly diverse bark to their complex root systems, trees represent shelter, stability, place, and community as few other living objects can. Enduring Roots  tells the stories of historic American trees, including the oak, the apple,... more...

  • Sparing Natureby Jeffrey K. McKee

    Rutgers University Press 2003; US$ 28.95

      Are humans  too  good at adapting to the earth’s natural environment? Every day, there is a net gain of more than 200,000 people on the planet—that’s 146 a minute. Has our explosive population growth led to the mass extinction of countless species in the earth’s plant and animal communities? Jeffrey K. McKee contends yes. The more people there are,... more...

  • Arctic Alternativesby Franklyn Griffiths

    Dundurn 1992; US$ 7.99

    Discusses the problems that must be resolved if the peoples of the Arctic countries are to develop their region away from militarism and towards civility. more...

  • And the Tide Comes In...by Merryl Alber; Joyce Mihran Turley

    Muddy Boots 2017; US$ 6.99

    In this book, a young girl shows her visiting cousin a Georgia coastal salt marsh. They make their way through tall marsh grass, slip and slide on marsh mud, discover clusters of ribbed mussels at the base of the grass, and watch as fiddler crabs skitter around the edge of a creek. The Georgia coastal salt marsh is typically shared by both land... more...

  • Coral Reefs of the Southern Gulf of Mexicoby John W. Tunnell; Ernesto A. Chávez; Kim Withers; Sylvia Earle

    Texas A&M University Press 2007; US$ 50.00

    Coral reefs declined worldwide during the 1980s and 1990s, making them perhaps the most endangered marine ecosystem on Earth. This realization spurred John W. Tunnell Jr. and others to write a comprehensive book that would raise awareness of coral reefs and their plight. Tunnell and coeditors Ernesto A. Chávez and Kim Withers present an integrated... more...