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Richard Nelson

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Richard Nelson is a cultural anthropologist whose previous books include Shadow of the Hunter, Hunters of the Northern Forest, Hunters of the Northern Ice, Make Prayers to the Raven, and The Island Within, for which he won the John Burroughs Medal for outstanding natural history writing. He is also a winner of the Lannan Literary Award for Nonfiction.


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Heart and Blood
Living with Deer in America
Written by Richard Nelson


Format: Trade Paperback, 416 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: September 29, 1998
Price: $18.95

"When it comes to deer, wildness is the greatest truth. And tameness is a tender, innocent lie."  So writes Richard Nelson, award-winning author of The Island Within, in this far-ranging and deeply personal look at our complex relationship with this most beautiful, but amazingly elusive, creature. Heart and Blood: Living with Deer... Read more >

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The Island Within

Written by Richard Nelson


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 23, 1991
Price: $17.00

Winner of the John Burroughs Medal for Outstanding Natural History Writing

Richard Nelson's uninhabited and unnamed island is the setting and subject of this luminous book; all we know is that the island is somewhere in the Pacific Northwest. What Nelson does tell, is what it's like to share a pristine ecosystem... Read more >
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