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The Outermost House: A Year of Life on the Great Beach of Cape Cod
The Outermost House: A Year of Life on the Great Beach of Cape Cod
by Henry Beston
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The seventy-fifth anniversary edition of the classic book about Cape Cod, “written with simplicity, sympathy, and beauty” (New York Herald Tribune) A chronicle of a solitary year spent on a Cape Cod beach, The Outermost House has long been... (read more)

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The Animal Dialogues: Uncommon Encounters in the Wild
The Animal Dialogues: Uncommon Encounters in the Wild
by Craig Childs
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Animal Dialogues is one of the best collections of nature writing I've read in years, which puts Craig Childs in the company of giants: Barry Lopez, Annie Dillard, John Muir, Aldo Leopold, and Terry Tempest Williams. I found myself wondering how Childs... (read more)

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The Singing Creek Where the Willows Grow: The Mystical Nature Diary of Opal Whiteley
The Singing Creek Where the Willows Grow: The Mystical Nature Diary of Opal Whiteley
by Opal Whiteley and Benjamin Hoff
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Long before environmental consciousness became popular, a young nature writer named Opal Whitely captured America's heart. Opal's childhood diary, published in 1902, became an immediate bestseller, one of the most talked-about books of its time... (read more)

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The World without Us
The World without Us
by Alan Weisman
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"Let us try a creative experiment," Alan Weisman proposes on page three: If humans disappeared from earth, what would happen? To your home, for example. To our cities, farms, and oceans. To the animals that remain. Or to the billion tons of plastic we'd... (read more)

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Arctic Dreams: Imagination and Desire in a Northern Landscape
Arctic Dreams: Imagination and Desire in a Northern Landscape
by Barry Lopez
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Carrots Love Tomatoes
Carrots Love Tomatoes
by Louise Riotte
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Originally published in 1975, this comprehensive and user-friendly guide to companion planting has since become a classic... and with good reason.  In Carrots Love Tomatoes, lifelong gardener and prolific author Louise Riotte reveals how plant... (read more)

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Meadow (92 Edition)
Meadow (92 Edition)
by James Galvin
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An American Library Association Notable Book In discrete disclosures joined with the intricacy of a spider's web, James Galvin depicts the hundred-year history of a meadow in the arid mountains of the Colorado/Wyoming border. Galvin describes the seasons,... (read more)

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Growing Vegetables West of the Cascades: The Complete Guide to Organic Gardening
Growing Vegetables West of the Cascades: The Complete Guide to Organic Gardening
by Steve Solomon
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This is the updated 6th edition of Growing Vegetables West of the Cascades, which has evolved from a self-published pamphlet to the master guide to organic vegetable gardening over the past 28 years. Steve Solomon, who was a founder of the Territorial... (read more)

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National Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Trees: Eastern Region (Audubon Society Field Guide)
National Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Trees: Eastern Region (Audubon Society Field Guide)
by National Audubon Society
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Trees is divided into 3 main sections: "Discovering Trees" includes background information on evolution, biology, anatomy and environment; "Observing Trees" provides practical advice on leaf collecting, bark rubbing and how to select and plant trees;... (read more)

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Best American Science and Nature Writing 2013 (13 Edition)
Best American Science and Nature Writing 2013 (13 Edition)
by Siddhartha Mukherjee
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Pulitzer Prize-winning author Siddhartha Mukherjee, a leading cancer physician and researcher, selects the years top science and nature writing from journalists who dive into their fields with curiosity and passion, delivering ... (read more)

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All New Square Foot Gardening: Grow More in Less Space!
All New Square Foot Gardening: Grow More in Less Space!
by Mel Bartholomew
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This is the best gardening book ever! I first read Mel Bartholomew's Square Foot Gardening years ago while planning my first vegetable garden, and I loved the idea of having a bumper crop of vegetables despite living in an apartment. The updated All New... (read more)

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Mind of the Raven: Investigations and Adventures with Wolf-Birds (P.S.)
Mind of the Raven: Investigations and Adventures with Wolf-Birds (P.S.)
by Bernd Heinrich
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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 them in their natural habitat. He studies... (read more)

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Pilgrim at Tinker Creek
Pilgrim at Tinker Creek
by Annie Dillard
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Chapter 1. Heaven and Earth in Jest Chapter 2. Seeing Chapter 3. Winter Chapter 4. The Fixed Chapter 5. Untying the Knot Chapter 6. The Present Chapter 7. Spring Chapter 8. Intricacy Chapter 9. Flood Chapter 10. Fecundity Chapter 11. Stalking Chapter 12.... (read more)

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Intimate Nature : the Bond Between Women and Animals (98 Edition)
Intimate Nature : the Bond Between Women and Animals (98 Edition)
by Linda (ed.) Hogan
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Though women have long felt kinship with animals, in the past, they seldom participated in the study of them. Now, as more women make animals the subject of their investigations, significant new ideas are emerging — based on the premise that animals... (read more)

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Essentials of Ecology (3RD 08 - Old Edition)
Essentials of Ecology (3RD 08 - Old Edition)
by Colin R. Townsend
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This textbook presents introductory ecology in an accessible, state-of-the-art format designed to cultivate the novice student's understanding of, and fascination with, the natural world. In a concise, engaging style, this text outlines the essential... (read more)

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The Man Who Planted Trees
The Man Who Planted Trees
by Jean Giono
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To commemorate Chelsea Green Publishing's anniversary of the cloth-bound edition of Jean Giono's classic tale we proudly present a paperback edition with added information on how to become a WoodWise consumer.Jean Giono's tale of Elzéard Bouffier,... (read more)

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Tracking and the Art of Seeing 2e: How to Read Animal Tracks and Sign
Tracking and the Art of Seeing 2e: How to Read Animal Tracks and Sign
by Paul Rezendes
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In this newly revised and updated edition of his highly acclaimed field guide, renowned nature photographer and tracking expert Paul Rezendes brings the fields and forests to life with his unique observations on North American wildlife and their tracks... (read more)

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The House Plant Expert: The World's Best-Selling Book on House Plants (Expert Series)
The House Plant Expert: The World's Best-Selling Book on House Plants (Expert Series)
by D G Hessayon
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The House Plant Expert is one of the books in the Expert series written by the world’s best-selling gardening author.   Quite simply, the best-selling gardening book in the world. Over a million copies have been sold in the U.S, and nearly 14... (read more)

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Grayson
Grayson
by Lynne Cox
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You'd swear from the synopsis that it's fiction, grist for an after-school special or Disney's latest blockbuster. But, no, 17-year-old long-distance swimmer Lynne Cox, training one morning off the California coast, discovered a baby gray whale that had... (read more)

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Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things
Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things
by William McDonough and Michael Braungart
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"An eco-sustainable manifesto. The next Industrial Revolution will be Green!"... (read more)

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