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Our Wild Calling

by Richard Louv Algonquin Books (November 05, 2019)

“Richard Louv has done it again. A remarkable book that will help everyone break away from their fixed gaze at the screens that dominate our lives and remember instead that we are animals in a world of animals.”...

Wicked Plants

by Amy Stewart, Briony Morrow-Cribbs & Jonathon Rosen Algonquin Books (May 21, 2009)

A tree that sheds poison daggers; a glistening red seed that stops the heart; a shrub that causes paralysis; a vine that strangles; and a leaf that triggered a war. In Wicked Plants, Stewart takes on over two...

Flower Confidential

by Amy Stewart Algonquin Books (March 18, 2008)

Award-winning author Amy Stewart takes readers on an around-the-world, behind-the-scenes look at the flower industry and how it has sought—for better or worse—to achieve perfection. She tracks down the...

Last Child in the Woods

by Richard Louv Algonquin Books (April 22, 2008)

 The Book That Launched an International Movement


“An absolute must-read for parents.” —The Boston Globe


“It rivals Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring.” —The Cincinnati Enquirer


“I like to...

A Death in the Rainforest

by Don Kulick Algonquin Books (June 18, 2019)

“Perhaps the finest and most profound account of ethnographic fieldwork and discovery that has ever entered the anthropological literature.”

The Wall Street Journal

“If you want to experience a profoundly...

Wicked Bugs

by Amy Stewart Algonquin Books (May 03, 2011)

In this darkly comical look at the sinister side of our relationship with the natural world, Stewart has tracked down over one hundred of our worst entomological foes—creatures that infest, infect, and generally...

Deep Enough for Ivorybills

by James Kilgo Algonquin Books (June 21, 2013)

This is the account of a man's initiation into the outdoors heritage of his home territory. Jim Kilgo was born and raised not to far from the bottomlands of the Great Pee Dee River in South Carolina, but it...