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Round River

To those who know the grace of Aldo Leopolds writing in A Sand County Almanac, this posthumous collection from his journals and essays will be a new delight. These daily journal entries on hunting, fishing and exploring, written in camp during his many field trips in lower California, New Mexico, Canada, and Wisconsin, indicate the source of Leopolds ideas on land ethics

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The Maine Woods (Writings of Henry D. Thoreau)

Henry D. Thoreau traveled to the backwoods of Maine in 1846, 1853, and 1857. Originally published in 1864, and published now with a new introduction by Paul Theroux, this volume is a powerful telling of those journeys through a rugged and largely unspoiled land. It presents Thoreaus fullest account of the wilderness.The Maine Woods is classic Thoreau: a personal story of

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A Natural History of Trees: of Eastern and Central North America

One of two genuine classics of American nature writing now in paperback; the other is A Natural History of Western Trees.

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The Maine Woods (Writings of Henry D. Thoreau)

posthumously published in 1864, Thoreau having died in 1862.

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When the Rivers Run Dry: Water--The Defining Crisis of the Twenty-first Century

In this groundbreaking book, veteran science correspondent Fred Pearce travels to more than thirty countries to examine the current state of crucial water sources. Deftly weaving together the complicated scientific, economic, and historic dimensions of the world water crisis, he provides our most complete portrait yet of this growing danger and its ramifications for us all

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Soil Not Oil: Environmental Justice in an Age of Climate Crisis

With Soil Not Oil, Vandana Shiva connects the dots between industrial agriculture and climate change. Shiva shows that a world beyond dependence on fossil fuels and globalization is both possible and necessary.Condemning industrial agriculture as a recipe for ecological and economic disaster, Shiva�s champion is the small, independent farm: their greater productivity, thei

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The River of the Mother of God: and other Essays by Aldo Leopold

His name is inextricably linked with a single work, A Sand County Almanac, a classic of natural history literature and the conservationists bible. This book brings together the best of Leopolds essays.

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Peterson Field Guide to Moths of Northeastern North America

There are thousands of moth species in the northeast of North America, and while it might seem that they are all drab grays and browns, there is actually a startling variety. They come in a rainbow of colors, from brilliant oranges and pinks to soft greens and violets. There are moths with colorful leopardlike spots, and ones that look more like B-movie aliens; some that a

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The Maine Woods (Penguin Nature Classics)

What a wilderness walk for a man to take alone!...Here was traveling of the old heroic kind over the unaltered face of nature. -Henry David ThoreauOver a period of three years, Thoreau made three trips to the largely unexplored woods of Maine. He climbed mountains, paddled a canoe by midnight, and dined on cedar beer, hemlock tea, and moose tips. Taking notes constantly,

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A Thousand-Mile Walk to the Gulf

Here is the adventure that started John Muir on a lifetime of discovery. Taken from his earliest journals, this book records Muirs walk in 1867 from Indiana across Kentucky, Tennessee, North Carolina, Georgia, and Florida to the Gulf Coast. In his distinct and wonderful style, Muir shows us the wilderness, as well as the towns and people, of the South immediately after th

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