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From the Field: The Best of National Geographic
From the Field
The Best of National Geographic
Paperback      ISBN: 079227394x
A selection of articles and other writings from the one-hundred-year history of National Geographic includes contributions by Theodore Roosevelt, Charles Lindbergh, Joseph Conrad, Amelia Earhart, Jane Goodall, and Sir Edmund Hillary
The Edge of the Sea
The Edge of the Sea
Paperback      ISBN: 0395924960
Featuring a new introduction by Sue Hubbell, a groundbreaking environmental resource presents a fascinating foray into the sea--a watery world brimming with life--and the extraordinary world that exists at the boundary of land and water. Reissue.
Uncommon Ground: Rethinking the Human Place in Nature
Uncommon Ground
Rethinking the Human Place in Nature
Paperback      ISBN: 0393315118
Essays by revisionist historians, scientists, and cultural critics explore the connection between nature and American culture, analyzing how it is packaged and presented at places such as Sea World and the Nature Company stores
Water: A Natural History
Water
A Natural History
Paperback      ISBN: 0465037801
Explains how depolluted waterways are still unclean because of remaining ecological imbalances, and argues that organic life is an essential part of the nation's water system
Walden
Walden
Paperback      ISBN: 0192839217
In 1845, Henry Thoreau left his home in Concord, Massachusetts to begin a new life alone, in a self-built rough hut on the shore of Walden Pond. This is his own account of his experiment in solitary living, and also includes consideration of the author's thinking in the context of his birthplace.
Foxfire 2: Ghost Stories, Spring Wild Plant Foods, Spinning and Weaving, Midwifing, Burial Customs, Corn Shuckin'S, Wagon Making and More Affairs of
Foxfire 2
Ghost Stories, Spring Wild Plant Foods, Spinning and Weaving, Midwifing, Burial Customs, Corn Shuckin'S, Wagon Making and More Affairs of
Paperback      ISBN: 0385022670
Interviews and essays describe the way of life and crafts of pioneer America still surviving in the Appalachian region.
Earth Prayers: 365 Prayers, Poems, and Invocations from Around the World
Earth Prayers
365 Prayers, Poems, and Invocations from Around the World
Paperback      ISBN: 006250746x
Presents a tribute to the Earth from a multitude of traditions, including Navajo chants, Inuit songs, verses from the Rig-Veda, and more
Lethal Laws: Animal Testing, Human Health, and Environmental Policy
Lethal Laws
Animal Testing, Human Health, and Environmental Policy
Paperback      ISBN: 1856494985
For the last 150 years, chemicals have been tested on animals for the alleged purpose of protecting the public from their dangerous effects. Lethal Laws reveals that using animals as human surrogates is not only unethical, it is bad science. Alix Fano provides a meticulous analysis of the technical and scientific problems that have plagued animal tests for decades, but which have not been forcefully challenged until now. She shows how animal testing has been used as an alibi to allow the continued use of thousands of toxic chemicals. In a field dominated by male voices, this is a pioneering work by a woman that effectively demonstrates the causal link between animal testing and environmental degradation, and the subsequent deterioration of human health.
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
Paperback      ISBN: 0140237208
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. Wistful, funny, and wise, it was described by an admirer as "the revelation of the ...life of a feminine Peter Pan of the Oregon wilderness—so innocent, so intimate, so haunting, that I should not know where in all literature to look for a counterpart." But the diary soon fell into disgrace. Condemning it as an adult-written hoax, skeptics stirred a scandal that drove the book into obscurity and shattered the frail spirit of its author. Discovering the diary by chance, bestselling author Benjamin Hoff set out to solve the longstanding mystery of its origin. His biography of Opal that accompanies the diary provides fascinating proof that the document is indeed authentic—the work of a magically gifted child, America's forgotten interpreter of nature.
Pieces of the Frame
Pieces of the Frame
Paperback      ISBN: 0374514984
Pieces of the Frame is a gathering of memorable writings by one of the greatest journalists and storytellers of our time. They take the reader from the backwoods roads of Georgia, to the high altitude of Ruidoso Downs in New Mexico; from the social decay of Atlantic City, to Scotland, where a pilgrimage for art’s sake leads to a surprising encounter with history on a hilltop with a view of a fifth of the entire country. McPhee’s writing is more than informative; these are stories, artful and full of character, that make compelling reading. They play with and against one another, so that Pieces of the Frame is distinguished as much by its unity as by its variety. Subjects familiar to McPhee’s readers—sports, Scotland, conservation—are treated here with intimacy and a sense of the writer at work. Pieces of the Frame is a gathering of memorable writings by one of the greatest journalists and storytellers of our time. They take the reader from the backwoods roads of Georgia, to the high altitude of Ruidoso Downs in New Mexico; from the social decay of Atlantic City, to Scotland, where a pilgrimage for art’s sake leads to a surprising encounter with history on a hilltop with a view of a fifth of the entire country. McPhee’s writing is more than informative; these are stories, artful and full of character, that make compelling reading. They play with and against one another, so that Pieces of the Frame is distinguished as much by its unity as by its variety. Subjects familiar to McPhee’s readers—sports, Scotland, conservation—are treated here with intimacy and a sense of the writer at work.