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Bugs Up Close

by John Hallmén & Lars-Åke Janzon Skyhorse (November 25, 2014)

Bugs are usually so small that we hardly notice them, let alone think of them as living beings. But call upon the magnifying glass, and a shapeless jumble of legs, wings, and antennae suddenly start staring...


Fire Season

by Philip Connors HarperCollins (April 05, 2011)

Fire Season both evokes and honors the great hermit celebrants of nature, from Dillard to Kerouac to Thoreau—and I loved it.”

—J.R. Moehringer, author of The Tender Bar

“[Connors’s] adventures in...


The Bond

by Wayne Pacelle HarperCollins (April 05, 2011)

“If the animals knew about this book they would, without doubt, confer on Wayne Pacelle, their highest honor.”

—Jane Goodall

The Bond is the best overall book on animals I have ever read. Brilliant and...


The Ultimate Guide to Sea Glass

by Lisl Armstrong & Mary Beth Beuke Skyhorse (June 24, 2014)

As the owner of one of the world's most elaborate sea glass collections, Mary Beth Beuke gets to talk about these prized ocean gems on a daily basis. Unfortunately, with each passing day, sea glass becomes more...


How Much is Enough?

by Richard K. Payne Wisdom Publications (March 10, 2010)

The massive outpouring of consumer products available today might alone lead one to ask "How much is enough?" But at the same time, if we allow ourselves to see the social, political, economic and environmental...


The Big Thaw

by Ed Struzik HarperCollins Publishers (January 28, 2014)

The effects of climate change are reshaping the Arctic profoundly. Landscapes are being radically transformed, animal habitats are disappearing, and natural resources are being revealed to an energy-starved...


Who Killed The Grand Banks?

by Alex Rose HarperCollins Publishers (October 29, 2013)

In almost the blink of an eye, Canada's east coast cod fishery collapsed completely. The famous Grand Banks fishery was dead. First sounded by European explorers in the late 15th century, the banks were internationally...


The Big, Bad Book of Botany

by Michael Largo William Morrow Paperbacks (August 05, 2014)

David Attenborough meets Lemony Snicket in The Big Bad Book of Botany, Michael Largo’s entertaining and enlightening one-of-a-kind compendium of the world’s most amazing and bizarre plants, their history,...


Astream

by Robert DeMott & Howell Raines Skyhorse (June 11, 2012)

This marvelous collection features stories from some of America’s finest and most respected writers about one of the world’s most solitary and satisfying sports: fly fishing. For the first time, the stories...


Smokejumper

by Jason A. Ramos & Julian Smith William Morrow (July 14, 2015)

A rare inside look at the thrilling world of smokejumpers, the airborne firefighters who parachute into the most remote and rugged areas of the United States, confronting the growing threat of nature’s blazes....


Venomous Snakes of the World

by Department of the Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery & Scott Shupe Skyhorse (June 26, 2013)

Originally published in 1962, and fully updated and colorized by Scott Shupe, Poisonous Snakes of the World is the perfect practical guide to not only snake bite survival, but to understand and identifying every...


The Ten Trusts

by Jane Goodall & Marc Bekoff HarperOne (August 06, 2013)

World-renowned behavioral scientists Jane Goodall and Marc Bekoff have set forth ten trusts that we must honor as custodians of the planet. They argue passionately and persuasively that if we put these trusts...


The Whale: In Search of the Giants of the Sea

Baillie Gifford Prize 2009

by Philip Hoare HarperCollins e-books (March 23, 2010)

“Unpredictable and amusing and informative and original, cavorting between biology, history, travel writing, and memoir.”

—Mark Kurlansky

 

The Whale by Philip Hoare is a enthralling and eye-opening literary...


One Makes the Difference: Inspiring Actions that Change our World

by Julia Hill HarperOne (November 16, 2010)

After her record-breaking two year tree sit, Julia Butterfly Hill has ceaslessly continued her efforts to promote sustainability and ecologically-minded ways to save the old-growth redwoods she acted so valiantly...


The Tree

by John Fowles HarperCollins e-books (September 28, 2010)

“For years I have carried this book...with me on travels to reread, ponder, envy. In prose of classic gravity, precision, and delicacy, Fowles addresses matters of final importance.”

Los Angeles Times...


Eels: An Exploration, from New Zealand to the Sargasso, of the World's Most Mysterious Fish

by James Prosek HarperCollins e-books (September 21, 2010)

Eels [is] more than a fish book. It is an impassioned defense of nature itself. . . . [Prosek] passes on the truth that the often disdained eel, like all migratory fish, is vital and mysterious and worthy...


The Hidden Life of Deer

by Elizabeth Marshall Thomas HarperCollins e-books (September 15, 2009)

In The Hidden Life of Deer, Elizabeth Marshall Thomas, the New York Times bestselling author of The Hidden Life of Dogs, turns her attention to wild deer, and the many lessons we can learn by observing nature....


The Natural History of Unicorns

by Dr. Chris Lavers HarperCollins (September 08, 2009)

“Lavers keeps his intellectual detective story passionate and suspenseful.”

— Washington Post Book World

 

From Biblical stories about virgins to adventures with Harry Potter, unicorns have enchanted people...


The Story of Sushi

by Trevor Corson HarperCollins e-books (July 21, 2009)

Everything you never knew about sushi—its surprising origins, the colorful lives of its chefs, and the bizarre behavior of the creatures that compose it

Trevor Corson takes us behind the scenes at America's...


Hummingbirds

by Michael Fogden, Marianne Taylor & Sheri L. Williamson Harper Design (May 28, 2014)

Hummingbirds have always held popular appeal, with their visual brilliance, extraordinary flight dexterity, jewel-like color, and remarkably small size.

This is the first book to profile all 338 known species,...


Epitaph for a Peach: Four Seasons on My Family Farm

by David M. Masumoto HarperOne (March 17, 2009)

A lyrical, sensuous and thoroughly engrossing memoir of one critical year in the life of an organic peach farmer, Epitaph for a Peach is "a delightful narrative . . . with poetic flair and a sense of humor"...


Condor

by John Nielsen HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

The California condor

has been described as a bird

"with one wing in the grave."

Flying on wings nearly ten feet wide from tip to tip, these birds thrived on the carcasses of animals like woolly mammoths. Then,...


The Geese of Beaver Bog

by Bernd Heinrich HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

When award-winning writer and biologist Bernd Heinrich became the unwitting -- but doting -- foster parent of an adorable gosling named Peep, he was drawn into her world. And so, with a scientist's training...


Crimes Against Nature

by Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

Crimes against Nature reveals the hidden history behind three of the nation's first parklands: the Adirondacks, Yellowstone, and the Grand Canyon. Focusing on conservation's impact on local inhabitants, Karl...


The Great Deluge

by Douglas Brinkley HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

In the span of five violent hours on August 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina destroyed major Gulf Coast cities and flattened 150 miles of coastline. But it was only the first stage of a shocking triple tragedy. On...


Modoc: True Story of the Greatest Elephant That

by Ralph Helfer HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

Spanning several decades and three continents, Modoc is one of the most amazing true animal stories ever told. Raised together in a small German circus town, a boy and an elephant formed a bond that would last...


Pilgrim at Tinker Creek

Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction 1975

by Annie Dillard HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize

“The book is a form of meditation, written with headlong urgency, about seeing. . . . There is an ambition about her book that I like. . . . It is the ambition to feel.” — Eudora...


Teaching a Stone to Talk

by Annie Dillard HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

Here, in this compelling assembly of writings, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Annie Dillard explores the world of natural facts and human meanings.


The Children's Blizzard

by David Laskin HarperCollins (October 13, 2009)

“David Laskin deploys historical fact of the finest grain to tell the story of a monstrous blizzard that caught the settlers of the Great Plains utterly by surprise. Using the storm as a lens, [he] captures...


Superdove

by Courtney Humphries HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

Why do we see pigeons as lowly urban pests and how did they become such common city dwellers? Courtney Humphries traces the natural history of the pigeon, recounting how these shy birds that once made their...


Mind of the Raven

by Bernd Heinrich HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

Heinrich involves us in his quest to get inside the mind of the raven. But as animals can only be spied on by getting quite close, Heinrich adopts ravens, thereby becoming a "raven father," as well as observing...


Alaska

by Walter R. Borneman HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

The history of Alaska is filled with stories of new land and new riches -- and ever present are new people with competing views over how the valuable resources should be used: Russians exploiting a fur empire;...


The Last Season

by Eric Blehm HarperCollins (October 13, 2009)

Destined to become a classic of adventure literature, The Last Season examines the extraordinary life of legendary backcountry ranger Randy Morgenson and his mysterious disappearance in California's unforgiving...


Shell Games: Rogues, Smugglers, and the Hunt for Nature's Bounty

by Craig Welch HarperCollins e-books (April 06, 2010)

A unique blend of natural history and crime drama, Shell Games by Craig Welch is a riveting tale of rogues, scoundrels, and the hunt for nature’s bounty in the tradition of The Orchid Thief. A stranger-than-fiction...


The Green Bible--Old Testament

by Harper Bibles HarperOne (November 10, 2009)

The Green Bible is a unique treasure for people who want to more fully live out the scriptural values of stewardship, love for their neighbors, and care for the underprivileged. It provides inspiration and...


Tree Identification Book

by George W. Symonds William Morrow (May 28, 2013)

A new method for the practical identification and recognition of trees -- and an important supplement to existing botanical methods.

The book is in two parts: Pictorial Keys and Master Pages. The Keys are designed...


Wonders of Life

by Brian Cox Harper Design (June 11, 2013)

In Wonders of Life: Exploring the Most Extraordinary Force in the Universe, the definitive companion to the Discovery Science Channel series, Professor Brian Cox takes us on an incredible journey to discover...


Perfection Of The Morning

by Sharon Butala HarperCollins Publishers (January 17, 2012)

When it was first published, The Perfection of the Morning catapulted Sharon Butala into literary stardom, causing the Toronto Star to crown her as "one of this country's true visionaries." At once a meditation...


Grass, Sky, Song

by Trevor Herriot HarperCollins Publishers (June 26, 2012)

Published to wide acclaim, this beautiful meditation on the fate of grassland birds has been praised for its profound wisdom and lyrical grace. Herriot, in a narrative that is at once intimate and informative,...


Keeping The Bees

by Laurence Packer HarperCollins Publishers (September 21, 2010)

A world without bees would be much less colourful, with fewer plants and flowers. But that's not all -- food would be in much shorter supply, and available in much less variety. While the media focuses on colony-collapse...


Behemoth

by Ronald B. Tobias Harper Perennial (October 08, 2013)

In the two hundred years since their arrival in America, elephants have worked on farms, mills, mines, and railroads, in Hollywood, and in professional baseball. They've contributed to the national discourse...


The Big, Bad Book of Beasts

by Michael Largo William Morrow Paperbacks (April 16, 2013)

The world's wildest collection of animal knowledge and lore!

Lions, and tigers, and bears . . . and dinosaurs, dragons, and monsters. Oh my!

For hundreds of years, the most popular books in the Western world next...


Thanking the Monkey

by Karen Dawn William Morrow Paperbacks (May 20, 2014)

The animal rights movement has reached a tipping point. No longer a fringe extremist cause, it has become a social concern that leading members of society endorse and young people embrace. From Michael Vick's...


The Way of a Ship

by Derek Lundy Ecco (March 05, 2013)

When, as a young man in the 1880s, Benjamin Lundy signed up for duty aboard a square-rigged commercial sailing vessel, he began a journey more exciting, and more terrifying, than he could have ever imagined:...


Grow Organic in Cartoons

by Denis Pic Lelièvre, Michiel Panhuysen & Karel Schelfhout Mama Editions (March 17, 2020)

The bible of modern organic gardening in graphic format. Because a good illustration speaks volumes.

Welcome to a more ecologically balanced way of growing! With plenty of humour and lots of precise details,...


Grow Organic In Comics

by Denis Pic Lelièvre, Karel Schelfhout & Michiel Panhuysen Mama Editions (December 11, 2019)

The bible of modern organic gardening in graphic format. Because a good illustration speaks volumes.

Welcome to a more ecologically balanced way of growing! With plenty of humor and lots of precise details, this...


The Force Behind Nature

by William B. Carpenter Lm Publishers (April 15, 2020)

This book deals with the Force behind the nature and the study of Man as the Interpreter of Nature.


The Apocalypse of Nature

by Jonh Stewart Lm Publishers (April 07, 2020)

The incomprehensible cause of motion having hitherto been adored by mankind, under the personification of a deity, with attributes suited to the imagination of the votaries, it is no wonder that more than nineteen...


Wisdom From a Humble Jellyfish

by Rani Shah & Soneela Nankani HarperAudio (April 28, 2020)

A delightful guide to harnessing the rhythms of nature for self-care.

We could all learn a thing or two about living in balance from our friends in the plant and animal kingdom.

Take, for example, the jellyfish,...


The Secret Life of Plants

by Peter Tompkins, Christopher Bird & D. Michael Hope HarperAudio (April 07, 2020)

Explore the inner world of plants and its fascinating relation to mankind, as uncovered by the latest discoveries of science. A perennial bestseller!

In this truly revolutionary and beloved work, drawn from remarkable...