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The Riverkeepers: Two Activists Fight to Reclaim Our Environment As a Basic Human Right
The Riverkeepers
Two Activists Fight to Reclaim Our Environment As a Basic Human Right
Paperback      ISBN: 068484625x
The authors describe their confrontations and eventual triumphs over environmental lawbreakers
A Trail Through Leaves: The Journal As a Path to Place
A Trail Through Leaves
The Journal As a Path to Place
Hardcover      ISBN: 0393041018
An exquisitely illustrated guide to cultivating intimacy with the natural world through journal-keeping explores the things we usually overlook and helps readers claim their senses through the creative disciplines of writing and drawing.
The Rediscovery of North America
The Rediscovery of North America
Paperback      ISBN: 0679740996
A concise analysis of the devastating impact of Columbus's voyage to the New World links atrocities committed by Spanish conquistadors in search of wealth to the ongoing destruction of our land, water, wildlife, and natural resources. Reprint.
Song for the Blue Ocean: Encounters Along the World's Coasts and Beneath the Seas
Song for the Blue Ocean
Encounters Along the World's Coasts and Beneath the Seas
Paperback      ISBN: 0805061223
A scientist, fisherman, and contributor to Scientific American magazine, the author sounds a warning about the decline of the world's marine resources due to commercial fishing and other causes and the imminent extinction of some species. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.
Migrations to Solitude
Migrations to Solitude
Paperback      ISBN: 0679742417
An exploration of privacy makes a statement on the human sense of being alone in the world by examining how Americans sometimes choose to sacrifice their privacy and sometimes choose to bask in it
Emerson: The Mind on Fire
Emerson
The Mind on Fire
Hardcover      ISBN: 0520088085
A detailed portrait challenges popular stereotypes of Ralph Waldo Emerson, drawing on correspondence among the Emerson brothers, and reveals Emerson's many identities as a grieving widower, an affectionate father, a spokesman for individualism, and an intellectual adventurer. UP.
This House of Sky, Landscapes of a Western Mind: Landscapes of a Western Mind
This House of Sky, Landscapes of a Western Mind
Landscapes of a Western Mind
Paperback      ISBN: 0156899825
Ivan Doig recalls growing up among the ranches and wilderness of Montana with his father and grandmother, and their friends in the rural community
The Control of Nature
The Control of Nature
Paperback      ISBN: 0374522596
Profiles the various places where humankind is struggling to control the forces of nature, discussing both the natural forces at work and the individuals who attempt to foil them
Tom Brown's Guide to Wild Edible and Medicinal Plants
Tom Brown's Guide to Wild Edible and Medicinal Plants
Paperback      ISBN: 0425100634
For untold thousands of years, human beings have thrived on the nutritional and medicinal wealth of the plant life in the natural world. In these fascinating, wide-ranging, wonderfully informative stories, Tom Brown--director of the world-famous Tracking, Nature, and Wilderness Survival School--tells all about the uncommon benefits of the common trees, shrubs, flowers, and other plants we find all around us. This indispensible guide includes information on: How to use every part of the plant--leaves, flowers, bark, bulbs, and roots Where to find useful plants, and the best time of the year and stages of growth to harvest them How to prepare delicious food dishes, soups, breads and teas from the riches of the great outdoors An incredible range of experience-proven medicinal uses to treat headaches, burns, digestive disorders, skin problems, and a host of other maladies
The Unquiet Woods: Ecological Change and Peasant Resistance in the Himalaya
The Unquiet Woods
Ecological Change and Peasant Resistance in the Himalaya
Paperback      ISBN: 0520222350
Expanded Edition This new, expanded edition of The Unquiet Woods, Ramachandra Guha's pathbreaking study of peasant movements against commercial forestry, offers a new epilogue that brings the story of Himalayan social protest up-to-date, reflecting the Chipko movement's continuing influence in the wider world. A new appendix charts the progress of environmental history in India. The bibliography and index have been revised and updated.