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  • Braiding Sweetgrass

    Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants

    by Robin Wall Kimmerer

    As a botanist, Robin Wall Kimmerer has been trained to ask questions of nature with the tools of science. As a member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation, she embraces the notion that plants and animals are our oldest teachers. In Braiding Sweetgrass, Kimmerer brings these two lenses of knowledge together to take us on “a journey that is every bit as mythic as it is scientific, as sacred as it is ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • Walden; Or, Life in the Woods

    by Henry David Thoreau

    series Dover Thrift Editions
    Nature was a form of religion for naturalist, essayist, and early environmentalist Henry David Thoreau (1817–62). In communing with the natural world, he wished to "live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and … learn what it had to teach." Toward that end Thoreau built a cabin in the spring of 1845 on the shores of Walden Pond — on land owned by Ralph Waldo Emerson — outside ... Read more

    $0.99 USD

  • Hands-On Agronomy

    by Neal Kinsey and 1 more

    The soil is more than just a substrate that anchors crops in place. An ecologically balanced soil system is essential for maintaining healthy crops. Hands-On Agronomy is a comprehensive manual on effective soil fertility management providing many on-farm examples to illustrate the various principles and how to use them. The function of micronutrients, earthworms, soil drainage, tilth, soil ... Read more

    $9.99 USD

  • WALDEN or Life in the Woods (Wisehouse Classics Edition)

    by Henry David Thoreau

    WALDEN or, Life in the Woods, by noted transcendentalist Henry David Thoreau, is a reflection upon simple living in natural surroundings. The work is part personal declaration of independence, social experiment, voyage of spiritual discovery, satire, and manual for self-reliance. First published in 1854, it details Thoreau's experiences over the course of two years, two months, and two days in a ... Read more

    $1.00 USD

  • The Home Place

    Memoirs of a Colored Man's Love Affair with Nature

    by J. Drew Lanham

    “A groundbreaking work about race and the American landscape, and a deep meditation on nature…wise and beautiful.”—Helen Macdonald, author of H is for HawkA Foreword Reviews Best Book of the Year and Nautilus Silver Award WinnerIn me, there is the red of miry clay, the brown of spring floods, the gold of ripening tobacco. All of these hues are me; I am, in the deepest sense, colored.Dating back to ... Read more

    $12.39 USD

  • Welcome to Subirdia

    Sharing Our Neighborhoods with Wrens, Robins, Woodpeckers, and Other Wildlife

    by John M. Marzluff and 1 more

    Welcome to Subirdia presents a surprising discovery: the suburbs of many large cities support incredible biological diversity. Populations and communities of a great variety of birds, as well as other creatures, are adapting to the conditions of our increasingly developed world. In this fascinating and optimistic book, John Marzluff reveals how our own actions affect the birds and animals that ... Read more

    $21.59 USD

  • Entangled Life

    How Fungi Make Our Worlds, Change Our Minds & Shape Our Futures

    by Merlin Sheldrake

    **“Merlin Sheldrake’s marvelous tour of these diverse and extraordinary life forms is eye-opening on why humans should consider fungi among the greatest of earth’s marvels. . . . Wondrous.”—TimeA mind-bending journey into the hidden universe of fungi, “one of those rare books that can truly change the way you see the world around you” (Helen Macdonald, author of H Is for Hawk).**NAMED ONE OF THE ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • The Sixth Extinction

    An Unnatural History

    by Elizabeth Kolbert

    ONE OF THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW'S 10 BEST BOOKS OF THE YEARA major book about the future of the world, blending intellectual and natural history and field reporting into a powerful account of the mass extinction unfolding before our eyesOver the last half a billion years, there have been five mass extinctions, when the diversity of life on earth suddenly and dramatically contracted. ... Read more

    $11.99 USD

  • Parrots of the Wild

    A Natural History of the World's Most Captivating Birds

    by Catherine A. Toft and 1 more

    **"Parrots of the Wild is an exhaustive compendium of information about parrots, from their evolutionary history to their behavior to present-day conservation issues. A must-have for anyone interested in these amazing creatures." —Irene M. Pepperberg, Professor at Harvard University and author of Alex & Me: How a Scientist and a Parrot Discovered a Hidden World of Animal Intelligence—and Formed a ... Read more

    $32.79 USD

  • Tropical Ecology

    by John Kricher

    This full-color illustrated textbook offers the first comprehensive introduction to all major aspects of tropical ecology. It explains why the world's tropical rain forests are so universally rich in species, what factors may contribute to high species richness, how nutrient cycles affect rain forest ecology, and how ecologists investigate the complex interrelationships among flora and fauna. It ... Read more

    $71.99 USD

  • The Seattle Street-Smart Naturalist

    Field Notes from the City

    by David B. Williams and 1 more

    Back to the city, or back to nature? Seattle author David Williams shows us how we can get the best of both. Botany and bugs, geology and geese, and creeks and crows; living in a major city doesn't have to separate us from the natural world. Stepping away from a guidebook format, Williams presents the reader with a series of essays and maps that weave personal musings, bits of humor, natural ... Read more

    $11.59 USD

  • Sleeping Naked Is Green

    How an Eco-Cynic Unplugged Her Fridge, Sold Her Car, and Found Love in 366 Days

    by Vanessa Farquharson

    No one likes listening to smug hippies bragging about how they don't use toilet paper, or worse yet, lecturing about the evils of plastic bags and SUVs. But most of us do want to lessen our ecological footprint. With this in mind, Farquharson takes on the intense personal challenge of making one green change to her lifestyle every single day for a year to ultimately figure out what's doable and ... Read more

    $9.99 USD

  • Birthright: People and Nature in the Modern World

    by Stephen R. Kellert

    Human health and well-being are inextricably linked to nature; our connection to the natural world is part of our biological inheritance. In this engaging book, a pioneer in the field of biophilia—the study of human beings' inherent affinity for nature—sets forth the first full account of nature's powerful influence on the quality of our lives. Stephen Kellert asserts that our capacities to think, ... Read more

    $23.39 USD

  • Atlas of a Lost World

    Travels in Ice Age America

    by Craig Childs

    From the author of Apocalyptic Planet comes a vivid travelogue through prehistory, that traces the arrival of the first people in North America at least twenty thousand years ago and the artifacts that tell of their lives and fates.In Atlas of a Lost World, Craig Childs upends our notions of where these people came from and who they were. How they got here, persevered, and ultimately thrived is a ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • Secrets of Fertile Soils

    Humus As the Guardian of the Fundamentals of Natural Life

    by Erhard Hennig

    This stimulating book provides a highly practical window into the complex, interdependent relationships between soil, plants, animals, and human beings, including special insight into the fascinating life cycle of healthy soils and the imminent dangers we face should their existence become threatened. Poor agricultural practices are draining our soils of nutrients and microorganisms. Depletion of ... Read more

    $9.99 USD

  • Toward a Sound Ecology

    New and Selected Essays

    by Jeff Todd Titon

    series Music, Nature, Place
    How does sound ecology—an acoustic connective tissue among communities—also become a basis for a healthy economy and a just community?Jeff Todd Titon's lived experiences shed light on the power of song, the ecology of musical cultures, and even cultural sustainability and resilience. In Toward a Sound Ecology, Titon's collected essays address his growing concerns with people making music, holistic ... Read more

    $34.19 USD

  • The End of Night

    Searching for Natural Darkness in an Age of Artificial Light

    by Paul Bogard

    A deeply panoramic tour of the night, from its brightest spots to the darkest skies we have left.A starry night is one of nature's most magical wonders. Yet in our artificially lit world, three-quarters of Americans' eyes never switch to night vision and most of us no longer experience true darkness. In The End of Night, Paul Bogard restores our awareness of the spectacularly primal, wildly dark ... Read more

    $9.99 USD

  • Your Atomic Self

    The Invisible Elements That Connect You to Everything Else in the Universe

    by Curt Stager

    What do atoms have to do with your life? In Your Atomic Self, scientist Curt Stager reveals how they connect you to some of the most amazing things in the universe.You will follow your oxygen atoms through fire and water and from forests to your fingernails. Hydrogen atoms will wriggle into your hair and betray where you live and what you have been drinking. The carbon in your breath will become ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • Selections from the Journals

    by Walter Harding and 1 more

    series Dover Thrift Editions
    Begun in 1837 at the recommendation of Ralph Waldo Emerson, Thoreau's Journal covers a period of 25 years until just before his death. The work provided much raw material for his books, and it remains a fascinating record of his thought as it developed over time. The complete Journal comprises 14 volumes and runs more than two million words.This edition offers a delightful one-volume sampler of ... Read more

    $3.00 USD

  • Wilderness and the American Mind

    Fifth Edition

    by Roderick Frazier Nash and 1 more

    Roderick Nash’s classic study of changing attitudes toward wilderness during American history, as well as the origins of the environmental and conservation movements, has received wide acclaim since its initial publication in 1967. The Los Angeles Times listed it among the one hundred most influential books published in the last quarter century, Outside Magazine included it in a survey of books ... Read more

    $16.39 USD

  • Food or War

    by Julian Cribb

    Ours is the Age of Food. Food is a central obsession in all cultures, nations, the media, and society. Our future supply of food is filled with risk, and history tells us that lack of food leads to war. But it also presents us with spectacular opportunities for fresh human creativity and technological prowess. Julian Cribb describes a new food system capable of meeting our global needs on this hot ... Read more

    $8.99 USD

  • The Land of Little Rain

    by Mary Austin

    A stirring tribute to the unique beauty of the****American SouthwestIn the region stretching from the High Sierras south of Yosemite to the Mojave Desert, water is scarce and empty riverbeds hint at a lush landscape that has long since vanished. But the desert is far from lifeless. For those who know where to look, the “land of little rain” is awash in wonders.In this exquisite meditation on the ... Read more

    $2.99 USD

  • Nature Classics by John Muir, 7 books and 2 articles

    by John Muir

    This book-collection file includes: The Grand Canon of the Colorado (article), The Mountains of California, Steep Trails, Stickeen (article), The Story of My Boyhood and Youth, Travels in Alaska, Yosemite, My First Summer in the Sierras, and Alaska Days with John Muir (by S. Hall Young). According to Wikipedia: "John Muir (April 21, 1838 December 24, 1914) was a Scottish-born American naturalist, ... Read more

    $0.99 USD

  • Connecting With Life

    Finding Nature in an Urban World

    by Martin Summer

    In his debut book, Martin Summer aims to help readers find nature in an urban world. He discusses how our modern lives differ from the lifestyles of our ancestors. He then proceeds to cover six big problems of urbanization and their destructive impact on our lives. Practical solutions follow each discussed danger.In the next part of the book, the author reveals what connecting with nature means in ... Read more

    $4.99 USD