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Wait Till It Gets Dark
by Anita Sanchez and George Steele - Illustrated by John Himmelman
Pub Date 01 Oct 2017
It’s night. It’s dark. It’s time to go indoors—or is it? The
outdoors at night can be a scary place, but this book will help young
readers investigate the mysterious nature of night.
To explore the night, it would be great to have eyes like an owl, the sensitive nose of a deer, and feet that can move as silently as a fox. Humans aren’t quite...
by Kenneth I. Helphand
Pub Date 01 Nov 2017
During a career spanning six decades, Lawrence Halprin (1916–2009) became one of the most prolific and outspoken landscape architects of his generation. He took on challenging new project types, developing a multidisciplinary practice while experimenting with adaptive reuse and ecological designs for new shopping malls, freeways, and urban parks. In his...
Mountain States Medicinal Plants
Identify, Harvest, and Use 100 Wild Herbs for Health and Wellness
by Briana Wiles
Pub Date 14 Feb 2018
Mountain States Medicinal Plants is an accessible introduction to finding and using wild plants for health and wellness. Beginners seeking reliable advice and experienced practitioners on the hunt for new information alike will delight in the plant profiles, color photographs, step-by-step instruction for essential...
My Adventures Among Wild Chimpanzees: Lessons from our Closest Relatives
by John Crocker
Pub Date 05 Dec 2017
An exhilarating quest into a remote African forest to examine chimpanzees and understand the roots of human behavior.
As a young student, John Crocker embarked on the adventure of a lifetime, spending eight months in the Gombe forest working with Jane Goodall. He would follow families of wild chimpanzees from sunrise to sunset and learn the fundamental...
The Water Will Come
Rising Seas, Sinking Cities, and the Remaking of the Civilized World
by Jeff Goodell
Pub Date 24 Oct 2017
Leilani Farm Sanctuary of Maui
by Laurelee Blanchard
Pub Date 31 May 2017
You will laugh, cry, cheer and be inspired to change your own life (and hopefully a few others along the way), through the new book, Finding Paradise: Leilani Farm Sanctuary of Maui, by award-winning animal activist and former corporate executive, Laurelee Blanchard.
Enhanced by stunning photographs and emotional quotes, Finding Paradise begins by taking...
Downhills Don't Come Free
One Man's Bike Ride From Alaska to Mexico
by Jerry Holl
Pub Date 27 Jun 2017
Biking from Alaska to Mexico solo is hard enough. But when you throw in bad weather, flat tires, hair-raising roadways, and unpredictable grizzly bears, only a fool would keep going.
Fortunately, Jerry Holl was just the fool for this particular two-wheeled odyssey. Coming off a lifetime of corporate positions, he wasn’t exactly prepared—his most trusted...
Giving Nature a Second Chance
by Ann Love; Jane Drake
Pub Date 10 Oct 2017
Rewilding is an important environmental movement to restore habitats to their natural state in order to support native species and make room for animals to move freely. In this comprehensive look at rewilding, the authors present examples from around the world where endangered animals have been rehabilitated and returned to their natural habitats. From...
The Milk Lady of Bangalore
An Unexpected Adventure
by Shoba Narayan
Pub Date 23 Jan 2018
When Shoba Narayan, a writer and cookbook author who had lived for years in Manhattan, moves back to Bangalore with her family, she befriends the milk lady, from whom she buys fresh milk every day. These two women from very different backgrounds bond over not only cows, considered holy in India, but also family, food, and life. After Narayan agrees to buy...
Kiss the Ground
How the Food You Eat Can Reverse Climate Change, Heal Your Body & Ultimately Save Our World
by Josh Tickell
Pub Date 14 Nov 2017
Discover the hidden power soil has to reverse climate change, and how a regenerative farming diet not only delivers us better health and wellness, but also rebuilds our most precious resource—the very ground that feeds us.
Josh Tickell, one of America’s most celebrated documentary filmmakers and director of Fuel has dedicated most of his life to saving the...
The Old Man and The Sand Eel
by Will Millard
Pub Date 01 Mar 2018
Growing up on the Cambridgeshire Fens, Will Millard never felt more at home than when he was out with his granddad on the riverbank whiling away the day catching fish. As he grew older his competitive urge to catch more and bigger fish led him away from that natural connection between him, his grandfather and the rivers of his home and into large commercial...
Saving Tarboo Creek
One Family’s Quest to Heal the Land
by Scott Freeman
Pub Date 24 Jan 2018
When the Freeman family decided to restore a damaged creek in Washington’s Olympic Peninsula—to transform it from a drainage ditch into a stream that could again nurture salmon— they knew the task would be formidable and the rewards plentiful.
In Saving Tarboo Creek Scott Freeman artfully blends his family’s...
Mushrooms of the Southeast
Timber Press Field Guide
by Todd F. Elliott, Steven L. Stephenson
Pub Date 03 Jan 2018
John Wesley Powell's Legendary Exploration of the Colorado River and Grand Canyon
by Cecil Kuhne
Pub Date 31 Oct 2017
In 1869, Civil War veteran and amputee Major John Wesley Powell led an expedition down the uncharted Colorado River through the then-nameless Grand Canyon. This is the story of what started as a geological survey, but ended in danger, chaos, and blood.
The men were inexperienced and ill-equipped, and they faced unimaginable peril. Along the way there was...
Why Dinosaurs Matter
by Kenneth Lacovara
Pub Date 19 Sep 2017
What can long-dead dinosaurs teach us about our future? Plenty, according to paleontologist Kenneth Lacovara, who has discovered some of the largest creatures to ever walk the Earth.
By tapping into the ubiquitous wonder that dinosaurs inspire, Lacovara weaves together the stories of our geological awakening, of humanity’s epic struggle to understand the...
A Bear's Life
by Ian McAllister, and Nicholas Read
Pub Date 22 Aug 2017
Black bears, grizzly bears, and spirit bears all make their home in the Great Bear Rainforest. A Bear's Life
uses Ian McAllister's stunning photographs to follow these beautiful
animals through a year in the British Columbia wilderness—catching fish,
eating berries, climbing trees and taking long naps.
A Bear's Life is the second in the My Great Bear...
All Through the Year
by Diane Lang
Pub Date 01 Sep 2017
Animals are so busy! In daytime eagles dive for fish, lizards gobble insects, and tortoises dine on cactus flowers. When night falls, bats catch moths, crickets sing, and cougars prowl. Engaging rhymes describe the action through the cycle of every day and night, as well as through each month of the year. An "Explore More" section provides teachers and...
Tall Tall Tree
by Anthony D. Fredericks
Pub Date 01 Sep 2017
There’s a magical, wild world happening in the tallest of tall trees - a world teeming with life that very few people ever see! Come take a peek at the animals that make their home in a tall, tall redwood tree. Children will love the rhymes and count the critters from one to ten. Look out for the hidden animals, too! Lots of fun and lots of interesting...
The East Country
Almanac Tales of Valley and Shore
by Jules Pretty
Pub Date 15 Sep 2017
The East Country is a work of creative nonfiction in which the acclaimed nature writer Jules Pretty integrates memoir, natural history, cultural critique, and spiritual reflection into a single compelling narrative. Pretty frames his book around Aldo Leopold and his classic Sand Country Almanac, bringing Leopold's ethic—that so"The East Country, like all...
From the Ancient Oral Tradition of the Inuit
by Edward Field
Pub Date 01 Sep 2013
Magic Words is a modern translation (1965) of a very old Inuit creation story by nationally known poet Edward Field. As a poem it captures beautifully the intimate relationship this Arctic people have with their natural world.
Magic Words describes a world where humans and animals share bodies and languages, where the world of the imagination mixes easily...
Thoughts on Food, Friendship, and Life
by Stephanie Mills
Pub Date 26 Nov 2012
In Simple Pleasures: Thoughts on Food, Friendship, and Life we have highlighted two chapters from Stephanie Mill’s reflection on the pleasures, as well as the virtues and difficulties, of a perhaps simpler than average North American life. It is a thoughtful paean to living, like Thoreau, a deliberate life. Mill’s writing is beautifully crafted, fluid...
Thinking Like a Mountain
An Ecological Perspective on Earth
by R. Edward Grumbine
Pub Date 30 Sep 2012
In Thinking Like a Mountain, we have excerpted a clear and inviting introduction to the science of conservation biology from Ed Grumbine's previous book, Ghost Bears, augmented by a new introduction and photographs. Grumbine offers a succinct and evocative description of why we should all care about biodiversity, protected lands, connectivity, and...
Where Our Food Comes From
Retracing Nikolay Vavilov’s Quest to End Famine
by Gary Nabhan
Pub Date 06 Oct 2008
The future of food depends on tiny seeds in orchards and fields the world over. In 1943, one of the ﬁrst to recognize this fact, the great botanist Nikolay Vavilov, lay dying of starvation in a Soviet prison. In the years before Stalin jailed him as a scapegoat for the country's famines, Vavilov had traveled across ﬁve continents, collecting hundreds of...
A True Story of Survival and Obsession in the West
by Nate Blakeslee
Pub Date 17 Oct 2017
Before men ruled the Earth, there were wolves. Once abundant in North America, these majestic creatures were hunted to near extinction by the 1920s. But in recent decades, conservationists have brought wolves back to the Rockies...
How to Read Nature
An Expert’s Guide to Discovering the Outdoors You’ve Never Noticed
by Tristan Gooley
Pub Date 03 Oct 2017
Nobody wakes up in the morning and decides to shut down their senses and stumble through each day in an oblivious bubble, and yet some people end up having...
America's Water Crisis and What To Do About It
by Robert Glennon
Pub Date 11 May 2009
Deep in the Mojave Desert sits Las Vegas. The desert is a dry, torrid place that can quickly kill a person without water, but in Sin City a torrent of water flows freely in massive fountains, pirate lagoons, wave machines, and casinos. Meanwhile, across the country in places that are not particularly dry or hot, communities, farmers...
An Indomitable Beast
The Remarkable Journey of the Jaguar
by Alan Rabinowitz
Pub Date 02 Sep 2014
The Naturalist's Notebook
An Observation Guide and 5-Year Calendar-Journal for Tracking Changes in the Natural World around You
by Nathaniel T. Wheelwright, Bernd Heinrich
Pub Date 03 Oct 2017
Become a more attentive observer and deepen your appreciation for the natural world. The unique five-year calendar format of The Naturalist’s Notebook helps you create a long-term record and point of comparison for memorable events, such as the appearance of the northern lights, a big blizzard, the peak of autumn foliage, or a period of drought. Biologist...
Sustainability in America's Cities
Creating the Green Metropolis
by Matthew Slavin
Pub Date 29 Apr 2011
"Sustainability" is more than the latest "green" buzzword. It represents a new way of viewing the interactions of human society and the natural world. Sustainability in America's Cities highlights how America's largest cities are acting to develop sustainable solutions to conflicts between development and environment.
As sustainability rises to the top of...
A Charm of Goldfinches and Other Wild Gatherings
Quirky Collective Nouns of the Animal Kingdom
by Matt Sewell
Pub Date 05 Sep 2017
Accompanying each illustration is a playful description of each group of animals' personality, quirks, and habits. Sewell's...
What Should a Clever Moose Eat?
Natural History, Ecology, and the North Woods
by John Pastor
Pub Date 04 Feb 2016
How long should a leaf live? When should blueberries ripen? And what should a clever moose eat? Questions like these may seem simple or downright strange—yet they form the backbone of natural history, a discipline that fostered some of our most important scientific theories, from natural selection to glaciation. Through careful, patient observations of the...
Discovering Big Cat Country
On the trail of tigers and snow leopards
by Eric Dinerstein
Pub Date 04 Feb 2013
With their elusive and solitary nature, tigers and snow leopards are a challenge for even the most seasoned field biologists to track and study. Yet scientist and conservation leader Eric Dinerstein began his career in the heart of Nepal’s tiger country and the perilous Himalayan slopes of the snow leopard, where he discovered the joys—and frustrations—of...
What We See in the Stars
An Illustrated Tour of the Night Sky
by Kelsey Oseid
Pub Date 26 Sep 2017
Combining art, mythology, and science, What We See in the Stars gives readers a tour of the night sky through more than 100 magical pieces of original...
Forests for the People
The Story of America's Eastern National Forests
by Christopher Johnson and David Govatski
Pub Date 25 Jan 2013
Natural Wonders of Assateague Island
by Mark Hendricks
Pub Date 28 Jun 2017
Assateague Island, primarily known for its population of wild horses and pristine beaches, is a magical place. Yet few people have experienced all of its natural wonders. Noted wildlife photographer Mark Hendricks has spent years exploring the barrier island and shares his passion for the area’s incredible biodiversity in this stunning collection of more...
Idaho, Wyoming & Montana
by David Skernick
Pub Date 28 Jun 2017
Are you up for a road trip? Ride along the back roads of the vast Yellowstone region and enjoy stunning panoramic photographs that reveal the beauty of Idaho, Wyoming, and Montana and include Yellowstone National Park and Grand Teton National Park in all their glory. Embark on an expedition without GPS, visiting majestic wildlife and drinking in fantastic...
The Legendary Stallion of Chincoteague
by Lois Szymanski, Illustrated by Linda Kantjas
Pub Date 28 Aug 2017
Destined for fame, Surfer Dude is known to many who looked for this colt while crossing the bridge to Assateague Island and the Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge. The story of this beloved wild stallion, who cared for his herd of mares over a lifetime on Chincoteague Island, is beautifully illustrated in vivid detail, from his distinctive blue eye to...
The Big Plug
And How Plants and Spiders Saved the World
by Peter Grenville
Pub Date 28 May 2017
'Plants have feelings too you know' says Dave the cherry tree. It's getting hot all over the world. The two-legs have messed things up by burning too much oil, creating a big blanket around the earth which now threatens all living things.
The Big Plug is Peter Grenville’s debut children’s book, containing a strong environmental message that will encourage...
The Plant-Lore and Garden-Craft of Shakespeare
by Henry N. Ellacombe
Pub Date 19 Apr 2017
"A very readable and graceful volume." — Saturday Review
"Entitled from its worth to a place in every Shakespearian library." — Spectator.
"As accurate as it is delightful." — Gardener's Chronicle.
"Deserves a place on the shelves of both the student of Shakespeare and the lover of plant lore." — Journal of Botany
"The fullest and best book on the subject." — ...
My Life with Leopards
Graham Cooke’s Story
by Fransje van Riel
Pub Date 26 May 2016
In 1993 game ranger Graham Cooke was given the opportunity to parent two six-week-old leopard cubs. Establishing himself and his charges in a small tented camp in the middle of the South African bush, Graham set about his task of habituating the cubs to the dangers of the wild in preparation for their eventual release.
But first he had to gain the young...
Weather: A Very Short Introduction
by Storm Dunlop
Pub Date 01 Apr 2017
From deciding the best day for a picnic, to the devastating effects of hurricanes and typhoons, the weather impacts our lives on a daily basis. Although new techniques allow us to forecast the weather with increasing accuracy, most people do not realize the vast global movements and forces which result in their day-to-day weather.
In this Very Short...
Walking on Lava
Selected Works for Uncivilised Times
by The Dark Mountain Project
Pub Date 05 Sep 2017
The Dark Mountain Project was created in 2009 by two English writers—Dougald Hine and Paul Kingsnorth—who felt that writing was not responding honestly to the crises of our time.
In a world in which the climate is being changed by human activities; in which global ecosystems are dying back before the advance of industrial civilisation; and in which the...
The Dogs of Avalon
The Race to Save Animals in Peril
by Laura Schenone
Pub Date 22 Aug 2017
After adopting an Irish sight hound, Laura Schenone discovers a remarkable and little-known fight to gain justice for dogs and for all animals.
Greyhounds, bred to be the fastest racing dogs on earth, are streaks of lightning. Beautiful, astonishing creatures, tens of thousands of them have been abandoned and destroyed every year once they can no longer...
Searching for Wild Salmon, from River to Table
by Langdon Cook
Pub Date 30 May 2017
For some, a salmon evokes the distant wild, thrashing in the jaws of a hungry grizzly bear on TV. For others, it’s the catch of the day on a restaurant menu, or a deep red fillet at the market. For others still, it’s the jolt of...
Matter and Desire
An Erotic Ecology
by Andreas Weber
Pub Date 05 Sep 2017
In Matter and Desire, internationally renowned biologist and philosopher Andreas Weber rewrites ecology as a tender practice of forging relationships, of yearning for connections, and of expressing these desires through our bodies. Being alive is an erotic process-constantly transforming the self through contact with others, desiring ever more life.
Are We Screwed?
How a New Generation is Fighting to Survive Climate Change
by Geoff Dembicki
Pub Date 22 Aug 2017
A declaration of resistance, and a roadmap for radical change, from the generation that will be most screwed by climate change.
The Millennial generation could be first to experience the doomsday impacts of climate change. It's also the last generation able to do something about them. With time ticking down, 31-year-old journalist Geoff Dembicki journeyed to...
Curious Encounters with the Natural World
From Grumpy Spiders to Hidden Tigers
by Michael Jeffords, Susan Post
Pub Date 26 Jun 2017
From the "necking" battles of mate-hungry giraffes to the breathtaking beauty of millions of monarch...
The Great Outdoors: A User's Guide
Everything You Need to Know Before Heading into the Wild (and How to Get Back in One Piece)
by Brendan Leonard
Pub Date 04 Apr 2017
With an eye-catching, rubberized orange cover that's impervious to mud, this easy introduction to outdoor life will help people of all experience levels enjoy activities from short hikes to climbing to camping on ice. With 400 strategies for engaging in the outdoors, and expert tips and tricks, The Great Outdoors: A User’s Guide makes Mother Nature easier...
White Man's Game
Saving Animals, Rebuilding Eden, and Other Myths of Conservation in Africa
by Stephanie Hanes
Pub Date 11 Jul 2017
A probing examination of Western conservation efforts in Africa, where our feel-good stories belie a troubling reality
The stunningly beautiful Gorongosa National Park, once the crown jewel of Mozambique, was nearly destroyed by decades of civil war. It looked like a perfect place for Western philanthropy: revive the park and tourists would return, a win-win...