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Fishing Stories

by Nick Lyons & Mari Lyons Skyhorse (November 18, 2014)

All fishermen who have fished for a lifetime have baskets of great stories and reminiscences about the sport they love. Nick Lyons’s new collection is chock-full of them. From fishing a small Catskill creek...


The Modern Ark

by Vicki Croke Scribner (September 09, 2014)

An in-depth look at the radical changes occurring in our nation’s zoos—from cement-paved mazes to simulated rain forests to completely natural landscapes—as well as the history behind the actual idea of...


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...


Wild Mushroom Cookbook

by Ingrid Holmberg & Pelle Holmberg Skyhorse (September 02, 2014)

You’ve spent the summer picking mushrooms in the forest, gaze sweeping along the trunks of trees and a basket of mushrooms dangling from the crook of your arm—but what next? With storerooms and cellar overflowing...


The Orvis Guide to Fly Fishing

by Tom Rosenbauer, David Klausmeyer & Conway X. Bowman Skyhorse (September 02, 2014)

In this compendium of fly fishing from three of the most respected names in the sport, Tom Rosenbauer, David Klausmeyer, and Conway X. Bowman share all of their most successful fly-fishing secrets. With tips...


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...


SAS Tracking Handbook

by Barry Davies Skyhorse (August 05, 2014)

Tracking originated with man’s need for food; he needed to understand what he was following and what the rewards would be if he was successful. Little has changed over time about the terms of tracking. We...


The Greenwash Effect

by Guy Pearse Skyhorse (August 05, 2014)

Going green is the new black for big business. But how real is the climate-friendly revolution that’s being advertised? Toyota would like us to think that Mother Nature drives a Prius, Ford wants us to “Join...


Aloft

by Stephen Bodio & Sy Montgomery Skyhorse (August 05, 2014)

The humble pigeon is anything but “common” to those who know the true nature of these birds. This bird is so enamored by some that, for over six thousand years, people have devoted themselves to the art of...


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...


The Big Thirst

by Charles Fishman Free Press (February 14, 2011)

Praised as “an entertaining and torrential flow of a book” by Nature magazine, The Big Thirst is a startling examination of the passing of the golden age of water and the shocking facts about how water scarcity...


War of the Whales: A True Story

by Joshua Horwitz Simon & Schuster (July 01, 2014)

“Intimate and urgent storytelling” (Chicago Tribune), a “ripping real-life yarn” (Tampa Bay Chronicle): The remarkable account of two principled men who stand up to the world’s most powerful navy,...


Animal Madness

by Laurel Braitman Simon & Schuster (June 10, 2014)

**“Science Friday” Summer Reading Pick**

**Discover magazine Top 5 Summer Reads**

**People magazine Best Summer Reads**

“A lovely, big-hearted book…brimming with compassion and the tales of the many,...


Bridget Stutchbury Two-Book Bundle

by Bridget Stutchbury HarperCollins Publishers (June 24, 2014)

A Yale-educated professor of biology, Bridget Stutchbury roams forests studying the social lives and sexual antics of birds, sharing with us the curious reasons for their strange behaviour, bright colouring...


A Field Guide to the Identification of Tropical Woody Plants

by Roland Keller Micromegas.ch (May 30, 2014)

This book deals with the woody plants of all the important families existing in tropical rainforests. As flowers or fruits are usually not accessible or not existing in the field at a given time, the book includes...


Gotham Unbound

by Ted Steinberg Simon & Schuster (June 03, 2014)

Winner of the 2015 PROSE Award for US History

A “fascinating, encyclopedic history…of greater New York City through an ecological lens” (Publishers Weekly, starred review)—the sweeping story of one of...


Fisherman's Bible

by Jay Cassell & Kirk Deeter Skyhorse (May 06, 2014)

In the tradition of the bestselling Shooter’s Bible, Skyhorse Publishing presents the Fisherman’s Bible, the most complete reference guide for new fishing equipment and their specifications. Now, anglers...


Earth Spirit Living

by Ann Marie Holmes Atria Books/Beyond Words (March 15, 2011)

Earth Spirit Living is a revolutionary approach to lifestyle design and personal space. Author Ann Marie Holmes, an expert on earth energy systems, reveals that by picking up subtle cues from the natural world,...


One City

by Ethan Nichtern Wisdom Publications (May 01, 2011)

What you wear. What you say. What you think/ignore/buy/don't buy... Welcome to One City-Population: Everyone-where EVERYTHING you do matters. You've lived here your whole life, whether you know it or not.

Ethan...


All Fishermen Are Liars

by John Gierach Simon & Schuster (April 15, 2014)

This “elegiac tribute to the elusive art and ineffable pleasure of fly-fishing” (Kirkus Reviews) shows us why life’s most valuable lessons—and some of its best experiences—are found while fly-fishing....


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...


Buddha at the Apocalypse

by Kurt Spellmeyer & Robert Thurman Wisdom Publications (April 10, 2010)

Timely and audacious, Buddha at the Apocalypse challenges us to look directly at the devastating assumptions underlying the very mechanisms of the modern world - and offers a clarion call to awaken from a pervasive...


Longing for Certainty

by Nyanasobhano Wisdom Publications (September 30, 2013)

In the same lyrical voice that met with such acclaim in Landscapes of Wonder, Bhikkhu Nyanasobhano invites us to look upon the natural world with new eyes and to find the truths of the Buddha's teachings in...


Rescue of the Bounty

by Michael J. Tougias & Douglas A. Campbell Scribner (April 01, 2014)

From the author of the Fall 2015 Disney movie The Finest Hours, the “thrilling and perfectly paced” (Booklist) story of the sinking and rescue of Bounty—the tall ship used in the classic 1962 movie Mutiny...


Touching the Wild

by Joe Hutto Skyhorse (April 01, 2014)

In Illumination in the Flatwoods, Joe Hutto unveiled the secret lives of wild turkeys to great critical acclaim, which resulted in the Emmy Award–winning PSB documentary My Life as a Turkey. Now Hutto has done...


The Backyard Chicken Book

by H. Lee Schwanz Skyhorse (April 01, 2014)

A small flock of poultry can supply all of the eggs your family needs during the year. And, after your hens have completed their egg-laying days, there will be meat for barbecuing or roasting. Luckily, a small...


South

by Ernest Shackleton Skyhorse (March 06, 2013)

In 1914, as Europe braces for an unfathomably deadly war, explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton sets sail for Antarctica to do the impossible: traverse the continent. He has a ship (the aptly named Endurance), a head...


Mother Nature Is Trying to Kill You

by Dan Riskin Touchstone (March 04, 2014)

This “fact-filled and amusing trek through nature’s dark side” (Kirkus Reviews) reveals the fascinating, weird, and often perverted ways that Mother Nature fends only for herself.

It may be a wonderful...


The Little Green Book of Gardening Wisdom

by Barbara Burn Skyhorse (March 04, 2014)

Surprising as it may seem, the first place an experienced gardener looks for advice and ideas is not the local gardening store or even the nearby botanical garden, but a good library. Gardeners have been sharing...


The Orvis Streamside Guide to Trout Foods and Their Imitations

by Tom Rosenbauer Skyhorse (March 11, 2014)

Every fly fisher would agree that knowing your mayflies from your stoneflies is strongly correlated with a successful day on the water. This knowledge is vital because, as author Tom Rosenbauer notes, trout...


Bright Rivers

by Nick Lyons Skyhorse (March 04, 2014)

Bright Rivers chronicles the angling passions and frustrations of one of fly-fishing's greatest men of letters.

A city dweller trapped in the complexities of modern life, Nick Lyons has always found solace in...


Edible Mushrooms

by Barbro Forsberg & Stefan Lindberg Skyhorse (March 04, 2014)

Wandering the woods in search of mushrooms is one of life’s great pleasures. But be careful to pick the right ones! With Edible Mushrooms in your backpack, you’ll know to pick only the safest, most delicious...


The Story of Stuff

by Annie Leonard Free Press (March 09, 2010)

A classic exposé in company with An Inconvenient Truth and Silent Spring, The Story of Stuff expands on the celebrated documentary exploring the threat of overconsumption on the environment, economy, and our...


The Great Penguin Rescue

by Dyan deNapoli Free Press (October 26, 2010)

ON JUNE 23, 2000, the iron-ore carrier MV Treasure, en route from Brazil to China, foundered off the coast of Cape Town, South Africa, spilling 1,300 tons of oil into the ocean and contaminating the habitat...


Overboard!

by Michael J. Tougias Scribner (March 16, 2010)

From masterful storyteller Michael J. Tougias comes a new, heart-stopping true-life tale of maritime disaster, his most thrilling and amazing story yet.

In May 2005, Tom Tighe, captain of a forty-five-foot-long...


Robbing the Bees

by Holley Bishop Atria Books (March 22, 2005)

"Honey has been waiting almost ten million years for a good biography," writes Holley Bishop. Bees have been making this food on Earth for hundreds of millennia, but we humans started recording our fascination...


The Biggle Garden Book

by Jacob Biggle Skyhorse (February 04, 2014)

When The Biggle Garden Book was first published in 1908, most people were in the habit of raising their own food and flowers. Jacob Biggle felt that a gardener’s success had to do with willpower and passion...


The Biggle Berry Book

by Jacob Biggle Skyhorse (February 04, 2014)

“The only just and true way for an honorable and manly man is to grow them, and let everybody about the place have all he can eat. For the berry comes from the garden to the table in tempting and presentable...


Land of Little Rivers

by Austin M. Francis & Enrico Ferorelli Skyhorse (January 02, 2014)

The Beaverkill, Willowemoc, Neversink, Esopus, Schoharie, and Delaware—the rivers of angling pioneers Thaddeus Norris, Robert Barnwell Roosevelt, Theodore Gordon, and many others—are celebrated in this gorgeous...


Fisherman's Winter

by Roderick L. Haig-Brown & Nick Lyons Skyhorse (January 07, 2014)

Originally published in 1954, Fisherman’s Winter is Roderick Haig-Brown’s final installment in his well-known “seasons” cycle. With a unique blend of experience and observation, Haig-Brown brings readers...


The Natural Superiority of Mules

by John Hauer & Sue Cole Skyhorse (January 07, 2014)

Mules are hybrids within the animal kingdom—the infertile offspring of male donkeys and female horses. Baby mules are more playful and curious than their other equine cousins, and the mature mule is one of...


Birdology

by Sy Montgomery Atria Books (April 06, 2010)

Meet the ladies: a flock of smart, affectionate, highly individualistic chickens who visit their favorite neighbors, devise different ways to hide from foxes, and mob the author like she’s a rock star. In...


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...


Is Your Dog Gay?

by Charles Kreloff, Patty Brown & Victoria Roberts Simon & Schuster (November 02, 2004)

Have you ever found yourself pondering your dog's sexual preference?

Perhaps the answer lies within these pages.


Badluck Way

by Bryce Andrews Atria Books (January 07, 2014)

“Much more than a coming-of-age story, Badluck Way is an important meditation on what it means to share space and breathe the same air as truly wild animals, and the necessary damage that can occur when boundaries...


Green Barbarians

by Ellen Sandbeck Scribner (December 29, 2009)

Sandbeck preaches a return to a more primitive way of life—a life with more joy and fewer household products. Green Barbarians demonstrates that by mustering a bit of courage and relying less on many modern...


My River Chronicles

by Jessica DuLong Atria Books (July 14, 2009)

After journalist Jessica DuLong was laid off from her dot-com job, her life took an unexpected turn. A volunteer day aboard an antique fireboat, the John J. Harvey, led to a job in the engine room, where she...


The Frog with Self-Cleaning Feet

by Michael Bright Skyhorse (November 01, 2013)

Did you know that an ostrich egg can make an omelet for ten people? How about that crocodiles have the world’s most powerful bite, yet their mouths can be held shut by a man’s bare hands? Or that box jellyfish...


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...