A Deep Time Journey
Hardcover ISBN: 0393242145
The award-winning author of The Old Ways presents an exploration of the planet's underworlds as they exist in myth, literature, memory and geography, offering unsettling perspectives into whether or not humans are making the correct choices for Earth's future. Illustrations. Tour.
A Season of Bounty
Paperback ISBN: 0060742186
How can cicadas surviveand thriveat temperatures pushing 115°F? Do hummingbirds know what they're up against before they migrate over the Gulf of Mexico? Why do some trees stop growing taller even when three months of warm weather remain? With awe and unmatched expertise, Bernd Heinrich's Summer World never stops exploring the beautifully complex interactions of animals and plants with nature, giving extraordinary depth to the relationships between habitat and the warming of the earth.
The Trees in My Forest
Paperback ISBN: 0060929421
A lifetime observer of the natural world shares his vast knowledge and reflections on the trees of the Northeast woodlands and the rhythms of their seasons, from the DNA contained in an apple seed to the great branches beyond reach
A Natural History of Love and Loss
Hardcover ISBN: 1571313788
The widely followed New York Times opinion writer presents a collection of brief essays on the natural world, her Alabama childhood, her complicated parents and her transition to the role of a caregiver.
Imagination and Desire in a Northern Landscape
Paperback ISBN: 0375727485
A passionate tour of the Arctic landscape covers such topics as the aurora borealis, polar bears, killer whales, migrating icebergs, the region's indigenous people, and the author's spiritual experiences there. Winner of the National Book Award. Reprint. 17,500 first printing.
The Sakura Obsession
The Incredible Story of the Plant Hunter Who Saved Japan's Cherry Blossoms
Hardcover ISBN: 1524733571
The remarkable 1,200-year history of the Japanese cherry blossom tree--and how it was saved from extinction by an English gardener. Collingwood "Cherry" Ingram first fell in love with the sakura, or cherry tree, when he visited Japan on his honeymoon in 1907. So taken with the plant, he brought back hundreds of cuttings with him to England, where he created a garden of cherry varieties. In 1926, he learned that the Great White Cherry had become extinct in Japan. Six years later, he buried a living cutting from his own collection in a potato and repatriated it via the Trans-Siberian Express. In the years that followed, Ingram sent more than 100 varieties of cherry tree to new homes around the globe, from Auckland to Washington. As much a history of the cherry blossom in Japan as it is the story of one remarkable man, the narrative follows the flower from its adoption as a national symbol in 794, through its use as an emblem of imperialism in the 1930s, to the present-day worldwide obsession with forecasting the exact moment of the trees' flowering.
The Sense of Wonder
A Celebration of Nature for Parents and Children
Paperback ISBN: 0062655353
Shows and describes the natural beauty of the ocean, forests, seashells, flowers, lichens, trees, wildlife, and stars, and tells parents how to explore nature with their children
How Rivers Made America and America Remade Its Rivers
Hardcover ISBN: 0393242358
A history of the role of rivers in shaping American politics, economics, and society draws on experts from diverse backgrounds to explore how the natural and human transformations of rivers have made a significant impact on the nation.