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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

Easily Identify the Trees You Find on the Pacific Coast

Enjoy learning to identify trees with this guide from author Tom Watts. With this handy, easy-to-use book, you'll be able to identify a wide variety of trees along the Pacific Coast in no time. And its small size makes it just right for fitting into your pocket or pack when you go for a hike.


As Long as Grass Grows: The Indigenous Fight for Environmental Justice, from Colonization to Standing Rock Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780807028360
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Published: Beacon Press - March 31st, 2020

The story of Native peoples’ resistance to environmental injustice and land incursions, and a call for environmentalists to learn from the Indigenous community’s rich history of activism


Trace: Memory, History, Race, and the American Landscape Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781619028258
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Published: Counterpoint LLC - September 13th, 2016

Sand and stone are Earth's fragmented memory. Each of us, too, is a landscape inscribed by memory and loss. One life-defining lesson Lauret Savoy learned as a young girl was this: the American land did not hate.


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 Terence McKenna to mushroom sex and fairy rings


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

A New York Times Bestseller
A Washington Post Bestseller
Named a "Best Essay Collection of the Decade" by Literary Hub


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.


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.


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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

National Bestseller • New York Times “100 Notable Books of the Year” • NPR “Favorite Books of 2019” • Guardian “100 Best Books of the 21st Century” • Winner of the National Outdoor Book Award

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
$30.00
ISBN: 9780316509435
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Published: Little, Brown Spark - July 23rd, 2019

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

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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 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.


Leave Only Footprints: My Acadia-to-Zion Journey Through Every National Park Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781984823540
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Published: Crown - April 7th, 2020

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “A delightful sampler plate of our national parks, written with charisma and erudition.”—Nick Offerman, author of Paddle Your Own Canoe


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H Is for Hawk Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780802124739
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Published: Grove Press - March 8th, 2016

One of the New York Times Book Review's 10 Best Books of the Year

One of Slate's 50 Best Nonfiction Books of the Last 25 Years


Ceremonial Time Ceremonial Time: Fifteen Thousand Years on One Square Mile Fifteen Thousand Years on One Square Mile Cover Image
$18.65
ISBN: 9780201149371
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Published: Counterpoint LLC - March 4th, 1997

Ceremonial time is the moment when past, present, and future can be perceived simultaneously. Usually experienced only during ancient dances or rituals, this escape from time is the theme of this book, which traces the life on a single spot in New England from the last ice age through years of Indians, shamans, and bears, to the colonists, witches and farmers, and now the encroaching parks.


The Home Place: Memoirs of a Colored Man's Love Affair with Nature Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781571313508
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Published: Milkweed Editions - June 13th, 2017

From the fertile soils of love, land, identity, family, and race emerges The Home Place, a big-hearted, unforgettable memoir by ornithologist J. Drew Lanham.


Horizon Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780375708473
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Published: Vintage - January 7th, 2020

ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR:
THE NEW YORK TIMES • NPR • THE GUARDIAN


Tracks Along the Left Coast: Jaime de Angulo & Pacific Coast Culture Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781640090415
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Published: Counterpoint LLC - June 12th, 2018

"Tracks Along the Left Coast more than accomplishes its self-appointed task of celebrating de Angulo’s legacy." —Rain Taxi


Erosion: Essays of Undoing Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780374280062
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Published: Sarah Crichton Books - October 8th, 2019

Fierce, timely, and unsettling essays from an important and beloved writer and conservationist


To the River: A Journey Beneath the Surface (Canons #71) Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781786891587
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Published: Canongate Books - October 5th, 2017

Over sixty years after Virginia Woolf drowned in the River Ouse, Olivia Laing set out one midsummer morning to walk its banks, from source to sea. Along the way, she explores the roles that rivers play in human lives, tracing their intricate flow through literature, mythology and folklore.


The Unsettlers: In Search of the Good Life in Today's America Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780735216082
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Published: Riverhead Books - January 9th, 2018

“An in-depth and compelling account of diverse Americans living off the grid.” —Los Angeles Times

The radical search for the simple life in today’s America.


Black Faces, White Spaces: Reimagining the Relationship of African Americans to the Great Outdoors Cover Image
$37.73
ISBN: 9781469614489
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Published: University of North Carolina Press - June 1st, 2014

Why are African Americans so underrepresented when it comes to interest in nature, outdoor recreation, and environmentalism? In this thought-provoking study, Carolyn Finney looks beyond the discourse of the environmental justice movement to examine how the natural environment has been understood, commodified, and represented by both white and black Americans.