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OCEAN READER: HISTORY, CULTURE, POLITICS

From prehistoric times to the present, the ocean has been used as a highway for trade, a source of food and resources, and a space for recreation and military conquest, as well as an inspiration for religion, culture, and the arts. The Ocean Reader charts humans' relationship to the ocean, which has often been seen as a changeless space without a history.
January 17, 2020 | Paperback | Duke University Press | 544 Pages |
$29.95

WITNESS TREE: SEASONS OF CHANGE WITH A CENTURY-OLD OAK

Written by Mapes, Lynda V
Seasonal changes in nature are among the most readily observable clues to the biological effects of climate change. "It came to me," writes acclaimed environment reporter Lynda Mapes, "You could tell the story of climate change―and more―through a single, beloved, living thing: a tree." Mapes chronicles her yearlong quest to understand a wizened witness to our world: a red oak, over one hundred years old, in the Harvard Forest. A tree that has seen it all, from our changing relationship with nature in our industrialized and digitized lives to the altered clockwork of nature. Mapes evokes the wonder and joy of forests, and the poetics and botany of trees, living intimately with her oak through four seasons. She dives deeply into the world of self-described "tree geeks" and becomes one herself, exploring her tree from roots to crown. She also offers a clear-eyed assessment of what the tree tells us about climate change, from the heartwood at its core to the photosynthetic cycle deep in its leaves. Mixing storytelling, tree lore, and cutting-edge science, Mapes offers a new approach to thinking about how we might live together into the far future on a planet we have changed in ways we never intended―and how trees help show us the way.Seasonal changes in nature are among the most readily observable clues to the biological effects of climate change.
August 9, 2019 | Paperback | University of Washington Press |
$19.95
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COMMON SPIDERS OF NORTH AMERICA

Written by Bradley, Richard A
Spiders are among the most diverse groups of terrestrial invertebrates, yet they are among the least studied and understood. This first comprehensive guide to all 68 spider families in North America beautifully illustrates 469 of the most commonly encountered species.
October 15, 2019 | Paperback | University of California Press | 288 Pages |
$34.95
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THEORY OF GARDENS

Written by Morel, Jean-Marie
Jean-Marie Morel (1728-1810), a leading French landscape designer and theorist, is now mainly remembered as the author of one of the fundamental eighteenth-century texts in the history of landscape architecture the Théorie des jardins (1776; second edition, 1802).
September 3, 2019 | Paperback | Dumbarton Oaks Research Library & Collection |
$35.95
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FANTASTIC FOSSILS: A GUIDE TO FINDING AND IDENTIFYING PREHISTORIC LIFE

Written by Prothero, Donald R
Nothing fills us with a sense of wonder like fossils. What looks at first like a simple rock is in fact a clue that reveals the staggering diversity of ancient environments, the winding pathways of evolution, and the majesty of a vanished earth.
February 25, 2020 | Hardcover | Columbia University Press | 336 Pages |
$35.00

WONDER OF BIRDS: WHAT THEY TELL US ABOUT OURSELVES, THE WORLD, AND A BETTER FUTURE

Written by Robbins, Jim
A fascinating investigation into the miraculous world of birds and the powerful--and surprising--ways they enrich our lives and sustain the planet Our relationship to birds is different from our relationship to any other wild creatures. They are found virtually everywhere and we love to watch them, listen to them, keep them as pets, wear their feathers, even converse with them.
May 30, 2017 | Hardcover | Spiegel & Grau | 352 Pages |
$28.00

HOW TO GROW MORE VEGETABLES, NINTH EDITION: (AND FRUITS, NUTS, BERRIES, GRAINS, AND OTHER CROPS) THAN YOU EVER THOUGHT POSSIBLE ON LESS LAND WITH LESS

Written by Jeavons, John
The world's leading resource on biointensive, sustainable, high-yield organic gardening is thoroughly updated throughout, with new sections on using 12 percent less water and increasing compost power.
July 25, 2017 | Paperback | Ten Speed Press | 264 Pages |
$21.99

SWISS ARMY KNIFE BOOK

Written by Immler, Felix
Woodsman Felix Immler reveals how to build a comfortable camp in the wilderness using nothing more than a pocket knife. Simple natural materials are used for making a waterproof roof, a chair, a bed, a table, a fridge, and an oven, as well as for carving spoons, knifes, and bowls. You can even grill a chicken on a self-made, water-driven skewer.
March 23, 2017 | Hardcover | Frances Lincoln | 208 Pages |
$19.99

COMPLETE MUSHROOM HUNTER, REVISED: ILLUSTRATED GUIDE TO FORAGING, HARVESTING, AND ENJOYING WILD MUSHROOMS - INCLUDING NEW SECTIONS ON GROWING YOUR OWN

Written by Lincoff, Gary
In The Complete Mushroom Hunter, Revised, mushroom guru Gary Lincoff escorts you through the cultural and culinary history of the mushroom, hunting and identifying wild mushrooms, mushroom safety, and on to preparing and serving the fungi. Stunning photographs and Lincoff's fascinating anecdotes from the field will make you an instant mycophile.
June 15, 2017 | Paperback | Quarry Books | 208 Pages |
$24.99

GARDENS OF MARRAKESH

Written by Gray, Angelica
Nicknamed 'the rose among the palms', the thousand-year-old city of Marrakesh is characterised by its pink-coloured pisé architecture and its deeply rooted tradition for gardens and green spaces.
February 2, 2017 | Paperback | Frances Lincoln | 128 Pages |
$22.99

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