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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
The Foxfire Book: Hog Dressing, Log Cabin Building, Mountain Crafts and Foods, Planting by the Signs, Snake Lore, Hunting Tales, Faith Healing, Moon
The Foxfire Book
Hog Dressing, Log Cabin Building, Mountain Crafts and Foods, Planting by the Signs, Snake Lore, Hunting Tales, Faith Healing, Moon
Paperback      ISBN: 0385073534
A vanishing way of life is captured in a study of the mountain folk of the Southern Appalachians
Our Stolen Future: Are We Threatening Our Fertility, Intelligence, and Survival?-A Scientific Detective Story
Our Stolen Future
Are We Threatening Our Fertility, Intelligence, and Survival?-A Scientific Detective Story
Paperback      ISBN: 0452274141
Identifies the various ways in which chemical pollutants in the environment are disrupting human reproductive patterns and causing such problems as birth defects, sexual abnormalities, and reproductive failure. Reprint. Tour. NYT.
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.
Against the Tide: The Battle for America's Beaches
Against the Tide
The Battle for America's Beaches
Hardcover      ISBN: 0231084188
The author warns beach lovers and environmentalists that U.S. beaches are vanishing, and traces the history and reviews the science of the Atlantic, Pacific, and Gulf coasts with a particular focus on hurricanes and other disasters.
The Pine Barrens
The Pine Barrens
Paperback      ISBN: 0374514429
Most people think of New Jersey as a suburban-industrial corridor that runs between New York and Philadelphia. Yet in the low center of the state is a near wilderness, larger than most national parks, which has been known since the seventeenth century as the Pine Barrens. The term refers to the predominant trees in the vast forests that cover the area and to the quality of the soils below, which are too sandy and acid to be good for farming. On all sides, however, developments of one kind or another have gradually moved in, so that now the central and integral forest is reduced to about a thousand square miles. Although New Jersey has the heaviest population density of any state, huge segments of the Pine Barrens remain uninhabited. The few people who dwell in the region, the “Pineys,” are little known and often misunderstood. Here McPhee uses his uncanny skills as a journalist to explore the history of the region and describe the people—and their distinctive folklore—who call it home. Most people think of New Jersey as a suburban-industrial corridor that runs between New York and Philadelphia. Yet in the low center of the state is a near wilderness, larger than most national parks, which has been known since the seventeenth century as the Pine Barrens. The term refers to the predominant trees in the vast forests that cover the area and to the quality of the soils below, which are too sandy and acid to be good for farming. On all sides, however, developments of one kind or another have gradually moved in, so that now the central and integral forest is reduced to about a thousand square miles. Although New Jersey has the heaviest population density of any state, huge segments of the Pine Barrens remain uninhabited. The few people who dwell in the region, the “Pineys,” are little known and often misunderstood. Here McPhee uses his uncanny skills as a journalist to explore the history of the region and describe the people—and their distinctive folklore—who call it home.
Secrets of the Universe: Scenes from the Journey Home
Secrets of the Universe
Scenes from the Journey Home
Paperback      ISBN: 0807063312
Essays examine relationships within families, communities, and regions, and reflect on the mystery of the universe
The Portable Thoreau
The Portable Thoreau
Paperback      ISBN: 0140150315
Henry David Thoreau dedicated his life to preserving his freedom as a man and an artist. Nature was the fountainhead of his inspiration and his refuge from what he considered the follies of society. Heedless of his friends' advice to live in a more orthodox manner, he determinedly pursued his own inner bent, which was that of a poet-philosopher, in prose and verse. Carl Bode brings together the best of Thoreau's works in The Portable Thoreau, a comprehensive collection of the writings of a unique and profoundly influential American thinker. The complete texts of Thoreau's classic works Walden and “Civil Disobedience,
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.
Tropical Nature: Life and Death in the Rain Forests of Central and South America
Tropical Nature
Life and Death in the Rain Forests of Central and South America
Paperback      ISBN: 0684187108
A look at the natural history of tropical rain forests in South America, covers insects, birds, animals, and plants