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Serpents of Paradise

By: Abbey, Edward

Price: $6.00

Publisher: HENRY HOLT & CO: 10/23/2013

Seller ID: 9780805031331

ISBN: 0805031332

Condition: USED


This book is different from any other Edward Abbey book. It includes essays, travel pieces and fictions to reveal Ed's life directly, in his own words. The selections gathered here are arranged chronologically by incident, not by date of publication, to offer Edward Abbey's life from the time he was the boy called Ned in Home, Pennsylvania, until his death in Tucson at age 62. A short note introduces each of the four parts of the book and attempts to identify what's happening in the author's life at the time. When relevant, some details of publishing history are provided. View more info

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Desert Solitaire

By: Abbey, Edward

Price: $7.00

Publisher: TOUCHSTONE PRESS: 7/26/2014

Seller ID: 9780671695880

ISBN: 0671695886

Condition: USED


When "Desert Solitaire" was first published in 1968, it became the focus of a nationwide cult. Rude and sensitive. Thought-provoking and mystical. Angry and loving. Both Abbey and this book are all of these and more. Here, the legendary author of "The Monkey Wrench Gang, Abbey's Road" and many other critically acclaimed books vividly captures the essence of his life during three seasons as a park ranger in southeastern Utah. This is a rare view of a quest to experience nature in its purest form -- the silence, the struggle, the overwhelming beauty. But this is also the gripping, anguished cry ... View more info

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Desert Solitaire

By: Abbey, Edward

Price: $3.00

Publisher: BALLANTINE BOOKS: 9/11/2014

Seller ID: 0345326490

ISBN: 0345326490

Condition: USED


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Dawn Light: Dancing with Cranes and Other Ways to Start the Day

By: Ackerman, Diane

Price: $7.50

Publisher: W W NORTON & CO INC:

Seller ID: 9780393338751

ISBN: 0393338754

Condition: USED


In an eye-opening sequence of personal meditations through the cycle of seasons, one of our most celebrated storyteller-poet-naturalists awakens us to the world at dawn. Diane Ackerman draws from sources as diverse as meteorology, world religion, etymology, art history, and poetry in order to celebrate that moment in which the deepest arcades of life and matter become visible. From spring in Ithaca, New York, to winter in Palm Beach, Florida, Dawn Light is an impassioned call to revel in our numbered days on a turning earth. A Los Angeles Times Favorite Book, Booklist Editors Choice Award, Spi... View more info

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Cultivating Delight: A Natural history of my Garden

By: Ackerman, Diane

Price: $6.00

Publisher: HARPER COLLINS: 5/30/2012

Seller ID: 9780060505363

ISBN: 0060505362

Condition: USED


In the mode of her bestseller A Natural History of the Senses, Diane Ackerman celebrates the sensory pleasures of her garden through the seasons. Whether she is deadheading flowers or glorying in the profusion of roses, offering sugar water to a hummingbird or studying the slug, she welcomes the unexpected drama and extravagance as well as the sanctuary her garden offers.Written in sensuous, lyrical prose, Cultivating Delight is a hymn to nature and to the pleasure we take in it. View more info

Natural History of The Senses

By: Ackerman, Diane

Price: $5.00

Publisher: 4/23/2014

Seller ID: 0394573358

ISBN: 0394573358

Condition: USED


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Moon by Whale Light : And Other Adventures Among Bats, Penguins, Crocodilians, a

By: Ackerman, Diane

Price: $6.50

Publisher: VINTAGE BOOKS: 11/13/2009

Seller ID: 9780679742265

ISBN: 0679742263

Condition: USED


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Human Age

By: Ackerman, Diane

Price: $6.50

Seller ID: 9781443423007

ISBN: 1443423009

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Zarafa: A Giraffe's True Story, from Deep in Africa to the Heart of Paris

By: Allin, Michael

Price: $6.00

Publisher: MAIN STREET:

Seller ID: 9780385334112

ISBN: 0385334117

Condition: USED


In 1826, a twelve-foot giraffe, that had been captured in the Sudan, shipped down the Nile, and carried across the Mediterranean in a ship's hold, was walking across France. A gift from Mohammed Ali, the most powerful man in Africa, this "beautiful stranger" would become an object of adoration in France. But in this compelling, beautifully rendered book, Michael Allin looks beyond the fairy tale to reveal the complex web of politics, culture, religion and greed that fueled the phenomenon of the giraffe called "Zarafa." View more info

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Zarafa: A Giraffe's True Story from Deep in Africa to the Heart of Paris

By: Allin, Michael

Price: $5.00

Publisher: 2/21/2013

Seller ID: 9780802713391

ISBN: 0802713394

Condition: USED


In October 1826, a ship arrived at Marseille carrying the first giraffe ever seen in France. A royal offering from Muhammad Ali, Ottoman Viceroy of Egypt, to King Charles X, she had already traveled 2,000 miles down the Nile to Alexandria, from where she had sailed across the Mediterranean standing in the hold, her long neck and head protruding through a hole cut in the deck. In the spring of 1827, after wintering in Marseille, she was carefully walked 550 miles to Paris to the delight of thousands of onlookers.The viceroy's tribute was politically motivated: He commanded the Turkish force... View more info

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Elephant Whisperer: My Life with the Herd in the African Wild

By: Anthony, Lawrence

Price: $7.50

Publisher: GRIFFIN:

Seller ID: 9781250007810

ISBN: 125000781X

Condition: USED


Lawrence Anthony devoted his life to animal conservation, protecting the world's endangered species. Then he was asked to accept a herd of "rogue" wild elephants on his Thula Thula game reserve in Zululand. His common sense told him to refuse, but he was the herd's last chance of survival: they would be killed if he wouldn't take them. In order to save their lives, Anthony took them in. In the years that followed he became a part of their family. And as he battled to create a bond with the elephants, he came to realize that they had a great deal to teach him about life, loyalty, and freedom. View more info

Life on Earth

By: Attenborough, David

Price: $5.00

Publisher: 1/18/2017

Seller ID: 0316057452

ISBN: 0316057452

Condition: USED


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Land of Little Rain

By: Austin, Mary

Price: $4.00

Publisher: PENGUIN GROUP:

Seller ID: 9780140249194

ISBN: 0140249192

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Blue Covenant: The Global Water Crisis and the Coming Battle for the Right to Wa

By: Barlow, Maude

Price: $6.50

Publisher: NEW PR:

Seller ID: 9781595584533

ISBN: 1595584536

Condition: USED


A passionate call to action from one of the leading voices in the global struggle for universal access to the earth's most vital element--a sequel to the acclaimed "Blue Gold," "Life requires access to clean water; to deny the right to water is to deny the right to life."--from the introduction to "Blue Covenant" In their international bestseller "Blue Gold, " Maude Barlow and co-author Tony Clarke exposed how a handful of corporations are gaining ownership and control of the earth's dwindling water supply, depriving millions of people around the world of access to this most basic of resour... View more info

Biological Century: Friday Evening Talks at the Marine Biological Laboratory

By: Barlow, Robert

Price: $6.00

Seller ID: 9780674074033

ISBN: 0674074033

Condition: USED


At the 1988 summer session, the internationally famous Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) at Woods Hole, Massachusetts celebrated one hundred years of pioneering science. During the centennial festivities, many of the world's most renowned biologists assembled at MBL and delivered the Lab's traditional Friday Night Lectures, which as always were extraordinary and memorable. These lectures have been gathered and judiciously edited here by three eminent participants.Each centennial lecture is dedicated to one or two MBL pioneers, investigators at the forefront of the "new biology" that eme... View more info

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Rain: A Natural and Cultural History

By: Barnett, Cynthia

Price: $6.00

Seller ID: 9780804137119

ISBN: 0804137110

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Guide to the Bats of Argentina

By: Barquez, Ruben M/Giannini, Nor

Price: $10.00

Seller ID: 1883090008

ISBN: 1883090008

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Dream of the Earth

By: Berry, Thomas

Price: $5.00

Seller ID: 9780871566225

ISBN: 0871566222

Condition: USED


This acclaimed inaugural volume of the Sierra Club Nature and Natural Philosophy Library considers our ecological fate from a species perspective, the way "The Fate of the Earth" viewed our prospects for nuclear annihilation. Thomas Berry's seminal thesis proposes a universal "biocratic" criterion to evaluate human history, development, and activity. He contends that the validity of any human enterprise is the degree to which it enhances the universal life force.Berry builds his case on a comprehensive review of the history of ideas, and he points toward a transformation of consciousness t... View more info

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Befriending the Earth: A Theology of Reconciliation Between Humans and the Earth

By: Berry, Thomas

Price: $6.00

Seller ID: 9780896224711

ISBN: 0896224716

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Outermost House: a Year on the Great Beach of Cape Cod

By: Beston, Henry

Price: $5.00

Publisher: HENRY HOLT & CO: 7/2/2011

Seller ID: 9780805073683

ISBN: 080507368X

Condition: USED


The seventy-fifth anniversary edition of the classic book about Cape Cod, "written with simplicity, sympathy, and beauty" ("New York Herald Tribune") A chronicle of a solitary year spent on a Cape Cod beach, " The Outermost House" has long been recognized as a classic of American nature writing. Henry Beston had originally planned to spend just two weeks in his seaside home, but was so possessed by the mysterious beauty of his surroundings that he found he "could not go." Instead, he sat down to try and capture in words the wonders of the magical landscape he found himself in thrall to... View more info