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On a Farther ShoreView Catalog Entry
Examines how the biologist and reformer helped to raise awareness of the natural world, the importance of conservation, and the dangers of synthetic pesticides.
Coming of Age at the End of NatureView Catalog Entry
"22 essays explore wide-ranging themes, including redefining materialism and environmental justice, assessing the risk and promise of technology, and celebrating place; includes a foreword by Bill McKibben"--
Roots, Shoots, Buckets & BootsView Catalog Entry
A guide to gardening for the entire family offers advice on how to plant a pumpkin seed, create theme gardens, and plant a "pizza patch" complete with tomatoes, zucchini, oregano, and basil
Saving ArcadiaView Catalog Entry
A David and Goliath conservation story set on Lake Michigan.
IwígaraView Catalog Entry
Iwígara, when translated, means the kinship of plants and people. And that is exactly what Enrique Salmón explores in this important book. Iwígara shares culturally specific information about 80 plants, addressing their historical and modern-day uses as medicine, food, spices, and more. Iwígara includes plants entries derived from many different American Indian tribes and seven geographic regions across the United States.
Dancing with BeesView Catalog Entry
The author shares a charming and eloquent account of a return to noticing, to rediscovering a perspective on the world that had somehow been lost to her for decades, and to reconnecting with the natural world. With special care and attention to the plight of pollinators, including honeybees, bumblebees, and solitary bees, she shares fascinating details of the lives of flora and fauna.
Being the ChangeView Catalog Entry
Life on 1/10th the fossil fuels turns out to be awesome
Aldo LeopoldView Catalog Entry
This biography of Aldo Leopold follows him from his childhood as a precocious naturalist to his profoundly influential role in the development of conservation and modern environmentalism in the United States. This edition includes a new preface by author Curt Meine and an appreciation by acclaimed Kentucky writer and farmer Wendell Berry.
Adventures of a Young NaturalistView Catalog Entry
In 1954, David Attenborough, a young television presenter, was offered the opportunity of a lifetime--to travel the world finding rare and elusive animals for the London Zoo's collection, and to film the expedition for the BBC for a new show called Zoo Quest. This is the story of those voyages.