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The Moon by Whale Light: And Other Adventures Among Bats, Penguins, Crocodilians, and Whales
The Moon by Whale Light
And Other Adventures Among Bats, Penguins, Crocodilians, and Whales
Paperback      ISBN: 0679742263
Describes the evolution, behavior, habitats, and threats to whales, penguins, crocodilians, and bats
The Best of Beston: A Selection from the Natural World of Henry Beston from Cape Cod to the St. Lawrence
The Best of Beston
A Selection from the Natural World of Henry Beston from Cape Cod to the St. Lawrence
Paperback      ISBN: 1567921043
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
Refuge: An Unnatural History of Family and Place
Refuge
An Unnatural History of Family and Place
Paperback      ISBN: 0679740244
The author describes her Mormon upbringing, juxtaposing these reminiscences with discussions of the flooding of a wildlife bird sanctuary and its effect on that ecosystem, and her family's legacy of cancer.
Desert Solitaire: A Season in the Wilderness
Desert Solitaire
A Season in the Wilderness
Paperback      ISBN: 0671695886
An account of the author's experiences, observations, and reflections as a seasonal park ranger in southeast Utah
Hen's Teeth and Horse's Toes: Further Reflections in Natural History
Hen's Teeth and Horse's Toes
Further Reflections in Natural History
Paperback      ISBN: 0393311031
A collection of essays answers questions about key scientific concepts, focusing, in particular, on Darwin's theory of evolution, natural selection, and its impact on biology, natural history, and modern science
Brown Dog of the Yaak: Essays on Art and Activism
Brown Dog of the Yaak
Essays on Art and Activism
Paperback      ISBN: 1571312242
Essays explore the author's relationship with his dog, Colter, and how it has helped him to understand intuition
Nature Journaling: Learning to Observe and Connect With the World Around You
Nature Journaling
Learning to Observe and Connect With the World Around You
Hardcover      ISBN: 1580170889
The Rebirth of Nature: The Greening of Science and God
The Rebirth of Nature
The Greening of Science and God
Paperback      ISBN: 0892815108
Rupert Sheldrake, one of the world's preeminent biologists, has revolutionized scientific thinking with his vision of a living, developing universe--one with its own inherent memory. In The Rebirth of Nature, Sheldrake urges us to move beyond the centuries-old mechanistic view of nature, explaining why we can no longer regard the world as inanimate and purposeless. Sheldrake shows how recent developments in science itself have brought us to the threshold of a new synthesis in which traditional wisdom, intuitive experience, and scientific insight can be mutually enriching.
Green Psychology: Transforming Our Relationship to the Earth
Green Psychology
Transforming Our Relationship to the Earth
Paperback      ISBN: 0892817984
A visionary ecopsychologist examines the rift between people and nature and explores ways to heal it.