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Ecology and Experience
Reflections from a Human Ecological Perspective
Written by Richard J. Borden
Foreword by Darron Collins

Format: Trade Paperback, 480 pages
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
On Sale: April 15, 2014
Price: $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-58394-772-2 (1-58394-772-8)

A philosophical and narrative memoir, Ecology and Experience is a thoughtful, engaging recounting of author Richard J. Borden’s life entwined in an overview of the intellectual and institutional history of human ecology—a story of life wrapped in a life story.

Borden shows that attempts to bridge the mental and environmental arenas... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

December 16, 2014
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The Edge of Africa
Second Edition
Edited by Francisco Dallmeier and Alfonso Alonso
Photographed by Carlton Ward, Jr.

Format: Hardcover, 320 pages
Publisher: Smithsonian Institution Scholarly Press
On Sale: December 16, 2014
Price: $49.95
ISBN: 978-1-935623-18-2 (1-935623-18-4)

Gabon has a story to tell. Its landscapes inspire explorers and scientists with a forest-to-ocean fabric rich in biological diversity. Expeditions are unlocking a treasure chest of knowledge on biology and ecology–the science behind conservation. Unprecedented biodiversity studies are discovering a wealth of species, including several new to science.

In this updated... Read more >

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Facing the Wave
A Journey in the Wake of the Tsunami
Written by Gretel Ehrlich

Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 11, 2014
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-94927-1 (0-307-94927-3)

Kirkus Best Books of the Year • Kansas City Star Best Books of the Year

A passionate student of Japanese poetry, theater, and art for much of her life, Gretel Ehrlich felt compelled to return to the earthquake-and-tsunami-devastated Tohoku coast to bear witness, listen to survivors, and experience their terror and exhilaration in... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download, eBook and a hardcover.

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Earth Calling
A Climate Change Handbook for the 21st Century
Written by Ellen Gunter and Ted Carter
Foreword by Caroline Myss

Format: Trade Paperback, 408 pages
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
On Sale: April 22, 2014
Price: $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-58394-767-8 (1-58394-767-1)

Our earliest mythologies tell us we all start as a little bit of dirt. These stories carry a profound message: each of us is born with a deep and abiding connection to the earth, one that many of us have lost touch with. The Silent Spring for today's environmental activists, this... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Scatter, Adapt, and Remember
How Humans Will Survive a Mass Extinction
Written by Annalee Newitz

Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: April 8, 2014
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-94942-4 (0-307-94942-7)

A Los Angeles Times Book Prize Finalist in Science & Technology

In its 4.5 billion-year history, life on Earth has been almost erased at least half a dozen times: shattered by asteroid impacts, entombed in ice, smothered by methane, and torn apart by unfathomably powerful megavolcanoes. And we know that another global... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download, eBook and a hardcover.

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The Sibley Guide to Birds, Second Edition

Written by David Allen Sibley

Format: Hardcover, 624 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: March 11, 2014
Price: $40.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-95790-0 (0-307-95790-X)

“Undoubtedly the finest guide to North American birds.”—Guy McCaskie, Birding

The publication of The Sibley Guide to Birds in 2000 quickly established David Allen Sibley as the author and illustrator of the nation’s supreme and most comprehensive guide to birds. Used by millions of birders from novices to the most expert, The... Read more >

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Cathedral of the Wild
An African Journey Home
Written by Boyd Varty

Format: Hardcover, 304 pages
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: March 11, 2014
Price: $27.00
ISBN: 978-1-4000-6985-9 (1-4000-6985-8)

Boyd Varty had an unconventional upbringing. He grew up on Londolozi Game Reserve in South Africa, a place where man and nature strive for balance, where perils exist alongside wonders. Founded more than eighty years ago as a hunting ground, Londolozi was transformed into a nature reserve beginning in 1973 by... Read more >
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