Nature Picks!

 

Our favorite Nature books!

 

 

 

Pacific Coast Tree Finder: A Pocket Manual for Identifying Pacific Coast Trees (Nature Study Guides) Cover Image
$5.95
ISBN: 9780912550275
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Published: Wilderness Press - January 1st, 2004

The classic key to identifying native trees of the Pacific Coast, updated to reflect changes in the names of trees since publication of the first edition. Identifies native trees, and some widely introduced or naturalized species, of the Pacific Coast region, from British Columbia to Baja California.


F**k Plastic: 101 Ways to Free Yourself from Plastic and Save the World Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781984826022
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Published: Rodale Books - April 2nd, 2019

The Zero-Waste Guide to Life!


The Pebbles on the Beach Cover Image
By Clarence Ellis, Robert MacFarlane (Introduction by)
$14.95
ISBN: 9780571347933
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Published: Faber & Faber - March 5th, 2019

With a foreword by Robert Macfarlane Pebble-hunting is a pleasant hobby that makes little demand upon one's patience and still less upon one's physical energy. (You may even enjoy the hunt from the luxurious sloth of a deck chair).


Upstream: Selected Essays Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780143130086
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Published: Penguin Books - October 29th, 2019

One of O, The Oprah Magazine’s Ten Best Books of the Year! 

The New York Times bestselling collection of essays from beloved poet, Mary Oliver
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Fungipedia: A Brief Compendium of Mushroom Lore Cover Image
By Lawrence Millman, Amy Jean Porter (Illustrator)
$16.95
ISBN: 9780691194721
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Published: Princeton University Press - October 29th, 2019

"This little book is big fun."--Michael Pollan

An illustrated mini-encyclopedia of fungal lore, from John Cage and Terrence McKenna to mushroom sex and fairy rings


The Salt Path: A Memoir Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780143134114
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Published: Penguin Books - March 5th, 2019

"In polished, poignant prose, Winn reveals how their journey heals Moth slowly but surely, and brings them closer together — landing as an inspiring story of true love."Entertainment Weekly

SHORTLISTED FOR THE COSTA BOOK AWARD
A BEST BOOK OF 2019, NPR's Book Concierge


Surfacing Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780143134459
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Published: Penguin Books - September 24th, 2019

“[Kathleen Jamie’s] essays guide you softly along coastlines of varying continents, exploring caves, and pondering ice ages until the narrator stumbles over — not a rock on the trail, but mortality, maybe the earth’s, maybe our own, pointing to new paths forward through the forest.” —Delia Owens, author of Where the Crawdads Sing, “By t


Braiding Sweetgrass Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781571313560
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Published: Milkweed Editions - September 1st, 2014

As a botanist, Robin Wall Kimmerer has been trained to ask questions of nature with the tools of science. As a member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation, she embraces the notion that plants and animals are our oldest teachers.


Heaven's Breath: A Natural History of the Wind Cover Image
By Lyall Watson, Nick Hunt (Introduction by)
$18.95
ISBN: 9781681373690
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Published: NYRB Classics - August 13th, 2019

Wind is everywhere and nowhere. Wind is the circulatory system of the earth, and its nervous system, too. Energy and information flow through it. It brings warmth and water, enriches and strips away the soil, aerates the globe. Wind shapes the lives of animals, humans among them. Trade follows the path of the wind, as empire also does.


Wilding: Returning Nature to Our Farm Cover Image
By Isabella Tree, Eric Schlosser (Introduction by)
$19.95
ISBN: 9781681373713
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Published: New York Review Books - September 17th, 2019

An inspiring story about what happens when 3,500 acres of land, farmed for centuries, is left to return to the wild, and about the wilder, richer future a natural landscape can bring.


The State of Water: Understanding California's Most Precious Resource Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9781597144698
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Published: Heyday Books - June 1st, 2019

Obi Kaufmann, author of the best-selling California Field Atlas, turns his artful yet analytical attention to the Golden State's single most complex and controversial resource: water.


Listening at Lookout Creek: Nature in Spiritual Practice Cover Image
$21.95
ISBN: 9780870719851
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Published: Oregon State University Press - November 15th, 2019

Gretel Van Wieren’s family cabin, the Cedar Shack, in northwest Michigan’s Manistee National Forest, is where she learned to fish and wade in rivers, build fires, send smoke signals, and distinguish false from true morels. It’s where she came to love the water and woods, and where she is now trying to teach her children to do the same.


The Living Mountain: A Celebration of the Cairngorm Mountains of Scotland (Canons #6) Cover Image
$22.00
ISBN: 9781786897350
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Published: Canongate Books - October 1st, 2019

Nan Shepherd describes her journeys into the Cairngorm mountains of Scotland. There she encounters a world that can be breathtakingly beautiful at times and shockingly harsh at others. Her intense, poetic prose explores and records the rocks, rivers, creatures and hidden aspects of this remarkable landscape.


The Colors of Nature: Culture, Identity, and the Natural World Cover Image
$22.00
ISBN: 9781571313195
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Published: Milkweed Editions - February 1st, 2011

From African American to Asian American, indigenous to immigrant, "multiracial" to "mixedblood," the diversity of cultures in this world is matched only by the diversity of stories explaining our cultural origins: stories of creation and destruction, displacement and heartbreak, hope and mystery.


How to Catch a Mole: Wisdom from a Life Lived in Nature Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9781771644792
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Published: Greystone Books - October 1st, 2019

An ABA Indie Next Selection

"An extraordinary book; I've read no other like it. Thank goodness Marc Hamer stopped killing moles and sat down to write."
--Sy Montgomery, author of The Soul of an Octopus


Winterlust: Finding Beauty in the Fiercest Season Cover Image
By Bernd Brunner, Mark Kurlansky (Foreword by)
$24.95
ISBN: 9781771643528
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Published: Greystone Books - November 5th, 2019

A sweeping, beautiful survey of all things winter.

Brunner masterfully does in words what resilient and adventurous people have done in their lives for centuries; he finds beauty in blizzards and ice and the crystallized enchantment of snow."
--Dan Egan, Pulitzer finalist and author of The Death and Life of the Great Lakes


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Underland: A Deep Time Journey Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9780393242140
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - June 4th, 2019

A national bestseller and one of the Guardian's 100 Best Books of the 21st Century.

From the best-selling, award-winning author of Landmarks and The Old Ways, a haunting voyage into the planet’s past and future.


A Terrible Thing to Waste: Environmental Racism and Its Assault on the American Mind Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780316509435
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Published: Little, Brown Spark - July 23rd, 2019

A "powerful and indispensable book" (Gerald Markowitz) on the devastating consequences of environmental racism -- and what we can do to remedy its toxic effects on marginalized communities.


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The Lives of Bees: The Untold Story of the Honey Bee in the Wild Cover Image
$29.95
ISBN: 9780691166766
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Published: Princeton University Press - May 28th, 2019

How the lives of wild honey bees offer vital lessons for saving the world's managed bee colonies


Ahab's Rolling Sea: A Natural History of
$30.00
ISBN: 9780226514963
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Published: University of Chicago Press - November 11th, 2019

Although Herman Melville’s Moby-Dick is beloved as one of the most profound and enduring works of American fiction, we rarely consider it a work of nature writing—or even a novel of the sea.


The Curious World of Seaweed Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9781597144827
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Published: Heyday Books - August 6th, 2019

Marine algae are the supreme eco-engineers of life: they oxygenate the waters, create habitat for countless other organisms, and form the base of a food chain that keeps our planet unique in the universe as we know it.


The Nature of Yosemite: A Visual Journey Cover Image
By Robb Hirsch (Photographer), John Muir Laws (Foreword by)
$35.00
ISBN: 9781930238916
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Published: Yosemite Conservancy - September 10th, 2019

"Capturing the jaw-dropping splendor California's crown jewel, the crisp photos and essays in 'The Nature of Yosemite: A Visual Journey' by Robb Hirsch inspires the naturalist in all of us." --Los Angeles Times, November 2019

"The photos are humbling: Whether a devoted naturalist or a committed city-dweller, the viewer can't help but be moved and inspired by these images." --High Country News


The California Field Atlas Cover Image
$45.00
ISBN: 9781597144025
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Published: Heyday Books - September 5th, 2017

" A] gorgeously illustrated compendium."--Sunset

This lavishly illustrated atlas takes readers off the beaten path and outside normal conceptions of California, revealing its myriad ecologies, topographies, and histories in exquisite maps and trail paintings.