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The Practice of the Wild

NAT252
Gary Snyder
Counterpoint
2010
158243638X
PAPER
Natural History
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"Nature is not a place to visit, t is home," suggests Snyder in these nine captivating essays on the experience of place, ways of Buddhist belief, wildness, wildlife and the world.
$15.95

Aldo Leopold, A Sand County Almanac & Other Writings on Conservation and Ecology

CON69
Aldo Leopold
Library of America
2013
832
1598532065
HARD COVER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
Featuring not just the groundbreaking A Sand County Almanac -- as vivid and persuasive as it was when first published more than 60 years ago -- this handsome Library of America edition, edited by Leopold's biographer, also includes more than 100 letters and Aldo Leopold's sharp-eyed, often humorous journals -- illustrated with his original photographs, drawings, and maps.
$40.00

A Natural History of North American Trees

NAM40
Donald Culross Peattie, Verlyn Klinkenborg (Introduction)
2013
528
1595341668
PAPER
Natural History
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0
0
0
Culross Peattie's graceful essays on America and its forests, originally published in the 1950s, with black-and-white etchings, feature the finest writing ever on the mighty oak, stately birch, magnificent beech and other native trees.
$18.95

Travels in Alaska

ALA16
John Muir
Modern Library
2002
248
0375760490
PAPER
Exploration
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0
0
0
The centerpiece of this beloved classic is Muir's wide-eyed account of the discovery of Glacier Bay.
$16.00

Walden and Other Writings

GEN183
Henry David Thoreau
Houghton Mifflin Company
2004
432
0618457178
HARD COVER
Literature
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0
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0
The 150th anniversary illustrated edition of the Thoreau's musings on nature, the simple life, self-reliance and the value of freedom.
$40.00

A Sand County Almanac and Sketches Here and There

NAT02
Aldo Leopold
Oxford University Press
1968
228
0195007778
PAPER
Natural History
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0
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Leopold memorably opens this much-loved, essential collection of essays on land, nature and his farm in Wisconsin, first published in 1948, with the statement: "there are some who can live without wild things and some who cannot." The book has lost none of its power or beauty over the years. The book is also available in a commemorative hard cover gift edition (NAT111, $40.00) with 85 color photographs.
$15.95

Desert Solitaire

DES02
Edward Abbey
Touchstone
1990
303
0671695886
PAPER
Natural History
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1
0
0
One of the great works on the value of the desert, eloquent and laugh-out-loud funny. Although Abbey writes specifically about his experiences as a ranger at Arches National Park outside Moab, Utah, his message is universal.
$16.00

Wilderness and the American Mind

USW97
Roderick Nash
Yale University Press
2014
440
0300190387
PAPER
History
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0
0
0
A classic essay on changing American attitudes toward wilderness and the environment, including an enlightening discussion on western expansion. With chapters on Henry David Thoreau, John Muir, Aldo Leopold, Alaska and wilderness preservation.
$25.00

Pilgrim at Tinker Creek

NAT112
Annie Dillard
HarperCollins
2007
304
0060953020
PAPER
Natural History
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0
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Dillard's exhilarating meditation on nature and its seasons in her own backyard in Tinker Creek, Virginia won the Pulitzer Prize in 1975.
$15.99

Under the Sea-Wind

OCE109
Rachel Carson
Penguin
2007
184
0143104969
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
Carson's luminous portrait of sea and shore creatures, a classic of nature writing and the first of her many books. Centennial edition.
$17.00

Claiming Ground

RKY120
Laura Bell
Vintage Books
2011
241
030747464X
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
Looking back at 30 years in the mountain west, Bell writes lyrically of the rangelands and high sagebrush benches of remote Wyoming.
$16.00

The Abstract Wild

NAT251
Jack Turner
University of Arizona Press
1996
136
0816516995
PAPER
Natural History
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0
0
0
How wild is wilderness and how wild are our experiences in it? asks Jack Turner in these eight eloquent essays.
$19.95

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Undaunted Courage, Meriwether Lewis, Thomas Jefferson, and the Opening of the American West

USW20
Stephen Ambrose
Touchstone
1997
528
0684826976
PAPER
Exploration
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0
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0
Ambrose recreates the high adventure and politics of late 18th-century America in this classic history, rich in details of Native American life, geography, flora and fauna.
$19.00

Middle Passage

ATL02
Charles Johnson
Scribner
1998
224
0684855887
PAPER
Literature
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0
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Winner of the National Book Award, this historical novel, set in 1830, is the richly imagined tale of a recently freed slave in New Orleans who signs aboard a square-rigger bound for Africa.
$15.00

A Confederacy of Dunces

USS02
John Kennedy Toole
Grove Press
1987
405
0802130208
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
The Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, drenched in New Orleans color and culture. Its sharp humor, combined with vivid local detail, makes it great reading for any visitor to New Orleans.
$16.00

Two in the Far North

ALA57
Margaret Murie, Olaus Murie
Alaska Northwest Books
2003
369
088240489X
PAPER
Exploration
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1
0
0
Murie's field biologist husband supplies not only fodder for the stories but also the illustrations for this tale of life on the Alaskan frontier.
$18.99

The Big Sky

USW52
Alfred Guthrie, Wallace Stegner (Introduction)
Houghton Mifflin Company
1992
386
0618154639
PAPER
Literature
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0
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First published in 1947, this classic novel by Pulitzer Prize-winning Guthrie examines mountain man Boone Caudill and his adventures in the American West -- a saga that continues in five more volumes.
$14.95

Of Wolves and Men

BST31
Barry Lopez
Scribner
2004
302
0684163225
PAPER
Natural History
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0
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This eloquent, powerful book is an outstanding overview of the wolf, as well as a survey of wolf mythology and its relationship to human society. First published in the 1980s, it has been reprinted with a new afterword by the author.
$20.00

The Solace of Open Spaces

USW67
Gretel Ehrlich
Viking
1987
131
0140081135
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
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1
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A loosely organized travelogue and meditation on the high plains of Wyoming. While Ehrlich writes of ranchers, cowboys and weather, the real star of this lyrical celebration of Wyoming is the landscape itself.
$16.00

Wapiti Wilderness

USW68
Margaret Murie, Olaus Murie (Illustrator)
University Press of Colorado
2001
302
087081155X
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
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0
0
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Margaret and her biologist husband (who did the illustrations for the book) write of a winter, and especially the elk, at a ranch in Jackson Hole. They alternate chapters, mixing tales of work as a field biologist with stories of life in the region, where they lived for 37 years.
$24.95

The Best of the West, An Anthology of Classic Writing from the American West

USW87
Tony Hillerman (Editor)
HarperCollins Publishers
1992
528
0060923520
PAPER
Anthology
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0
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A campfire collection of unforgettable portraits of the West, this anthology takes in travelers, homesteaders, Navajos, government officials, pioneers and authors as diverse as Meriwether Lewis, John Steinbeck and Edward Abbey.
$18.99

Young Men & Fire

USW95
Norman MacLean
University of Chicago Press
1993
301
0226500624
PAPER
History
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0
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A lyrical and finely wrought story of the famous Mann Gulch, Montana firestorm, which took the lives of 13 of the elite Smokejumpers of the U.S. Forest Service in August 1949.
$16.00

Great Plains

USW172
Ian Frazier
Picador USA
2001
292
0312278500
PAPER
Travel Narrative
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0
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A marvelously digressive, wide-ranging account of 25,000 miles worth of travels criss-crossing throughout the Great Plains, combining first-rate reportage and history.
$18.00

The House on Nauset Marsh

USE83
Wyman Richardson
Countryman Press
2005
224
0881506451
PAPER
Natural History
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A Cape Cod classic first published in 1947, these leisurely essays form a reflective portrait of the land, sea and wildlife.
$14.95

Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee, An Indian History of the American West

USW288
Dee Brown
Henry Holt and Company
2007
450
0805086846
PAPER
History
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An unsettling history of the violent conquest of the Native Americans of the West, from 1860 to 1890, as told by members of the tribes themselves. 30th anniversary edition.
$19.00

Housekeeping

PNW89
Marilynne Robinson
Noonday Press
1997
219
0312424094
PAPER
Literature
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A both tragic and comic novel of a girl and her sister growing up in the mountains of Idaho. It's evocative of the landscape and written with vivid, poetic prose.
$16.00

Here is New York

NYC28
Roger Angell (Introduction), E.B. White
Little Bookroom
1999
56
1892145022
HARD COVER
Cultural Portrait
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1
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Written in a hotel room over two hot days in the summer of 1948, White's timeless love letter captures the spirit of New York.
$16.95

Slouching Towards Bethlehem

SFO11
Joan Didion
Farrar, Straus & Giroux
2008
238
0374531382
PAPER
Literature
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0
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A classic collection of essays on the1960s cultural climate, first published in 1968. In the acclaimed title essay, Didion vividly describes the landscape, mood and culture of '60s San Francisco.
$15.00

Travels with Charley

USA32
John Steinbeck
Penguin
2012
240
0142000701
PAPER
Travel Narrative
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0
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On the road in a van with a poodle, Steinbeck sets out to discover the essence of America this unforgettable jaunt from Maine to California. Fiftieth anniversary edition.
$17.00

This House of Sky, Landscapes of a Western Mind

RKY18
Ivan Doig
Harvest Books
1992
314
0156899825
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
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0
0
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Doig's beautifully told, inspiring story of growing up tough on a ranch in western Montana. It's a powerful tale of place, family bonds and perseverance. A western favorite.
$14.95

A Sand County Almanac and Sketches Here and There

NAT111
Aldo Leopold
Oxford University Press
2001
192
0195146174
HARD COVER
Natural History
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0
0
0
Leopold memorably opens this much-loved, essential collection of essays on land and nature and his farm in Wisconsin, first published in 1948, with the statement: "there are some who can live without wild things and some who cannot." This edition, with an introduction by Kenneth Brower, features 85 color photographs of nature and wildlife by Michael Sewell
$45.00

The Unsettling of America

USA151
Wendell Berry
Sierra Club Books
1996
246
0871568772
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
This classic of American letters, a clarion call for local food, locally produced, rings as true as when it was first published in 1977.
$14.95