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My Sixty Years on the Plains

by William Thomas Hamilton

<p>In his concise, richly detailed memoir My Sixty Years on the Plains fur-trapper W. T. Hamilton - also known as ‘Wildcat Bill’ - gives the reader a first-hand account of life outdoors in the Old West. From trailblazing to trading with Indians,

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Nature's Allies

Eight Conservationists Who Changed Our World

by Larry Nielsen

<p>It's easy to feel powerless in the face of big environmental challenges—but we need inspiration more than ever. With political leaders who deny climate change, species that are fighting for their very survival, and the planet's last places of

ISBN: 9781610917971

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Nature's Prophet

Alfred Russel Wallace and His Evolution from Natural Selection to Natural Theology

by Michael A. Flannery

<p><strong>An astute study of Alfred Russel Wallace’s path to natural theology.</strong></p> <p>A spiritualist, libertarian socialist, women’s rights advocate, and critic of Victorian social convention, Alfred Russel Wallace was in every sense ...

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Never Curse the Rain

A Farm Boy’s Reflections on Water

by Jerry Apps

<p>Growing up on the family farm, Jerry Apps learned from a young age that water was precious. The farm had no running water, a windmill pumped drinking water for the small herd of cattle, and Jerry and his brothers hauled bucket after bucket of

ISBN: 9780870207952

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Ocean Country

One Woman's Voyage from Peril to Hope in her Quest To Save the Seas

by Liz Cunningham

<p><em>Ocean Country</em>is an adventure story, a call to action, and a poetic meditation on the state of the seas. But most importantly it is the story of finding true hope in the midst of one of the greatest crises to face humankind, the ...

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On a Farther Shore

The Life and Legacy of Rachel Carson, Author of Silent Spring

by William Souder

<p><strong>Published on the fiftieth anniversary of her seminal book, <em>Silent Spring</em>, here is an indelible new portrait of Rachel Carson, founder of the environmental movement</strong></p> <p>She loved the ocean and wrote three books ...

ISBN: 9780307462220

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One More Warbler

A Life with Birds

by Victor Emanuel & S. Kirk Walsh

Victor Emanuel is widely considered one of America's leading birders. He has observed more than six thousand species during travels that have taken him to every continent. He founded the largest company in the world specializing in birding tours

ISBN: 9781477312407

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One-Straw Revolutionary

The Philosophy and Work of Masanobu Fukuoka

by Larry Korn

<p><em>One-Straw Revolutionary</em> represents the first commentary on the work of the late Japanese farmer and philosopher Masanobu Fukuoka (1913 – 2008), widely considered to be natural farming’s most influential practitioner. Mr. Fukuoka is ...

ISBN: 9781603585316

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Open Midnight

Where Ancestors and Wilderness Meet

by Brooke Williams

<p><em>Open Midnight</em> weaves two parallel stories about the great wilderness-Brooke Williams’s year alone with his dog ground truthing wilderness maps of southern Utah, and that of his great-great-great-grandfather, who in 1863 made his way ...

ISBN: 9781595348043

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Out of the Wasteland

Stories from the Environmental Frontier

by Paul Relis

<p>In Out of the Wasteland, founding Executive Director of the Community Environmental Council Paul Relis takes us on a journey of the environmental frontier, from the heady days of the birth of environmentalism in Santa Barbara, into the ...

ISBN: 9780986173011

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Peter O'Toole

Hellraiser, Sexual Outlaw, Irish Rebel

by Darwin Porter & Danforth Prince

<p>Peter O’Toole shot to world stardom for his Oscar-nominated performance in David Lean’s four-hour epic, Lawrence of Arabia, following it with a life of legendary debauchery. Before his recent death in 2013, he generated seven additional Oscar

ISBN: 9781936003464

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Plain Radical

Living, Loving and Learning to Leave the Planet Gracefully

by Robert Jensen

<div>There was nothing out of the ordinary about Jim Koplin. He was just your typical central Minnesota gay farm boy with a Ph.D. in experimental psychology who developed anarchist-influenced, radical-feminist, and anti-imperialist politics, ...

ISBN: 9781619026797

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Queen Bee: Roxanne Quimby, Burt's Bees, and Her Quest for a New National Park

by Phyllis Austin

<p>How did she navigate the world of venture capitalists and investment bankers to engineer the sale of her company and reap a personal fortune? And what does her subsequent odyssey to buy and donate a new national park in Maine’s north ...

ISBN: 9780884484202

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Rare Birds

The Extraordinary Tale of the Bermuda Petrel and the Man Who Brought It Back from Extinction

by Elizabeth Gehrman

<p><strong>The inspiring story of David Wingate, a living legend among birders, who brought the Bermuda petrel back from presumed extinction</strong><br />  <br /> <em>Rare Birds</em> is a tale of obsession, of hope, of fighting for redemption

ISBN: 9780807010778

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Raven Walks Around the World

Life of a Wandering Activist

by Thom Henley

<p>In 1970, twenty-two-year-old Thom Henley left Michigan and drifted around the northwest coast, getting by on odd jobs and advice from even odder characters. He rode the rails, built a squatter shack on a beach, came to be known as ...

ISBN: 9781550178081

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Recovering Bookchin

Social Ecology and the Crises of Our Time

by Andy Price

<p>Through an extensive body of political and philosophical ideas he called social ecology, Murray Bookchin (1921-2006) elucidated one of the first intellectual responses to the ecological crisis. However, over the last two decades of his life ...

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Running Away from Elephants

The Adventures of a Wildlife Biologist

by Rauf Ali

<p><strong>‘The memoirs of a self-confessed maverick wildlife biologist, full of fascinating information, and stories told with Rauf’s inimitable caustic humour. A must for wildlife lovers and all who enjoy a unique read.’—Mark ...

ISBN: 9789387164956

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Saving Manno

What a Baby Chimp Taught Me About Making the World a Better Place

by Spencer Sekyer

<p><strong>An inspiring and uplifting memoir about one small-town teacher’s eye-opening travels around the world and his relentless efforts to rescue a chimp in danger.</strong></p> <p>As a child, Spencer Sekyer’s world was a simple one. He ...

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Self-Portrait with Dogwood

by Christopher Merrill

<p>In the course of researching dogwood trees, beloved poet and essayist Christopher Merrill realized that a number of formative moments in his life had some connection to the tree named-according to one writer-because its fruit was not fit for ...

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Siesta Lane

A Year Unplugged, or, The Good Intentions of Ten People, Two Cats, One Old Dog, Eight Acres, One Telephone, Three Cars, and Twenty Miles to the Nearest Town

by Amy Minato

<p>A poet at heart, Amy Minato rejects her life of consumption in Chicago to go back to nature-specifically, to a commune in Oregon, where she rediscovers herself.</p> ...

ISBN: 9781626366169

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