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Wonderful Investigations: Essays, Meditations, Tales
Nonfiction
Dan Beachy-Quick

Touching on the works of Emerson, Thoreau, Proust, and Plato, among others, this collection of nonfiction and fables provides a walking tour of the creative mind. This is a rich investigation of what it means to think, read, write, and learn,...

The Blue Plateau
Nonfiction
Mark Tredinnick
Nonfiction
Kathleen Moore

Can the love reserved for family and friends be extended to a place? These essays—set on a small island in the Pacific Northwest—beautifully explore the island as a metaphor for the paradoxical connections that bind us despite our apparent...

The Tree of the Doves
Nonfiction
Christopher Merrill
My Green Manifesto
Nonfiction
David Gessner
Nonfiction
Daniel Slager
The Colors of Nature: Culture, Identity and the Natural World
Nonfiction
Alison Hawthorne Deming and Lauret Savoy

For centuries, the richness of our world’s diverse stories has been widely overlooked by readers of environmental literature. This collection works against this blind spot, exploring the relationship between culture and place, emphasizing the...

The Nature of College
Nonfiction
James Farrell

Engaging in a deep and richly entertaining study of “campus ecology,” this fascinating, highly original book explores one day in the life of the average student. Along the way, it repurposes the great and timeless opportunity presented by college...

The Windows of Brimnes: An American in Iceland
Nonfiction
Bill Holm
Views from the Loft
Nonfiction
Daniel Slager
Journal of a Prairie
Nonfiction
Paul Gruchow
Shopping for Porcupine: A Life in Arctic Alaska
Nonfiction
Seth Kantner

This fascinating account of life on North America’s last frontier chronicles the transformation of the Arctic as the mainstream moves relentlessly north. Essays and photographs offer an ode to respect––that oft-forsaken, unromantic quality––for...

A Whaler's Dictionary
Nonfiction
Dan Beachy-Quick

From one of the nation’s most dynamic and celebrated young poets, an extended dialogue with the greatest masterpiece of American literature, Moby-Dick.

Taking its inspiration—and, for that matter, its form—from Ishmael’s...

Love of Impermanent Things
Nonfiction
Mary Rose O'Reilley
Being Caribou
Nonfiction
Karsten Heuer

In April 2003, the author and his wife set out with the Porcupine caribou herd as they journeyed from the Yukon Territory to the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. On the caribou’s trail, two people learn what is possible when they immerse...

Nonfiction
Barry Lopez

This timely collection—featuring essays from Wendell Berry, Alison Hawthorne Deming, Bill McKibben, and Rebecca Solnit, among others—challenges the division of human society from the natural world that has often characterized traditional...

Nonfiction
Edward Abbey
Miraculous Air
Nonfiction
C.M. Mayo
Hope Human and Wild
Nonfiction
Bill McKibben
On the Ice: An Intimate Portrait of Life at McMurdo Station, Antarctica
Nonfiction
Gretchen Legler
North to Katahdin: What Hikers Seek on the Trail
Nonfiction
Eric Pinder
Nonfiction
Joseph Bruchac
Nonfiction
Emilie Buchwald, Pamela Fletcher, and Martha Roth

Originally published in 1993, this pioneering anthology is a powerful polemic for fundamental cultural change: the transformation of basic attitudes about power, gender, race, and sexuality. This edition updates statistics and essays, and adds...

Wild Card Quilt
Nonfiction
Janisse Ray
Nonfiction
Gary Nabhan

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