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Dangerous Games
Ice Climbing, Storm Kayaking, and Other Adventures from the Extreme Edge of Sports
Written by Andrew Todhunter


Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: November 6, 2001
Price: $12.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-48644-6 (0-385-48644-8)

In this elegant and exciting collection Andrew Todhunter, himself an extreme sportsman and the author of the critically acclaimed Fall of the Phantom Lord, takes readers along as men and women push themselves to their limits in the world’s riskiest sports.

In several of these essays Todhunter writes from personal... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Opportunity, Montana
Big Copper, Bad Water, and the Burial of an American Landscape
Written by Brad Tyer


Format: Trade Paperback, 248 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: March 25, 2014
Price: $18.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-3325-8 (0-8070-3325-1)

In 2002, Texas journalist Brad Tyer strapped a canoe on his truck and moved to Montana, a state that has long exerted a mythic pull on America’s imagination as an unspoiled landscape. The son of an engineer who reclaimed wastewater, Tyer was looking for a pristine river to call his own... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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Opportunity, Montana
Big Copper, Bad Water, and the Burial of an American Landscape
Written by Brad Tyer


Format: Hardcover, 248 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: March 26, 2013
Price: $25.95
ISBN: 978-0-8070-0329-9 (0-8070-0329-8)

In 2002, Texas journalist Brad Tyer strapped a canoe on his truck and moved to Montana, a state that has long exerted a mythic pull on America’s imagination as an unspoiled landscape. The son of an engineer who reclaimed wastewater, Tyer was looking for a pristine river to call his own... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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The Tiger
A True Story of Vengeance and Survival
Written by John Vaillant


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: May 3, 2011
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-38904-6 (0-307-38904-9)

A gripping story of man pitted against nature’s most fearsome and efficient predator.

Outside a remote village in Russia’s Far East a man-eating tiger is on the prowl. The tiger isn’t just killing people, it’s murdering them, almost as if it has a vendetta. A team of trackers is dispatched to hunt... Read more >

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Sealife

Written by Geoffrey Waller


Format: Hardcover, 504 pages
Publisher: Smithsonian Books
On Sale: September 17, 1996
Price: $55.00
ISBN: 978-1-56098-633-1 (1-56098-633-6)

Brimming with illustrations and descriptions of more than six hundred species, SeaLife is the most comprehensive reference available in a single volume to the vast panorama of vertebrate and invertebrate creatures inhabiting the world’s oceans and shores. Topics covered include oceanography and marine biology; biology of marine environments; marine invertebrates; marine... Read more >

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The Compleat Angler
or, The Contemplative Man's Recreation
Written by Izaak Walton and Charles Cotton
Introduction by Howell Raines


Format: Trade Paperback, 464 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: May 26, 1998
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-75148-6 (0-375-75148-3)

An immediate success when if was first published in 1653, Walton's classic celebrtion of the joys of fishing continues to captivate anglers and nature lovers with its timeless advice and instruction.  Originally cast in the form of a dialogue between an experienced angler named Piscator and his pupil Viator, the book details... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Whole Hog
Exploring the Extraordinary Potential of Pigs
Written by Lyall Watson


Format: Hardcover, 256 pages
Publisher: Smithsonian Books
On Sale: October 17, 2004
Price: $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-58834-216-4 (1-58834-216-6)

Not all animals are created equal. For a start, pigs have it, sheep don’t; that is, that special quality of intelligence, a sense of play, and a gregariousness that make these tragically misunderstood–yet no less endearing–creatures more like us than any other animal. Best-selling author Lyall Watson takes a delightful look... Read more >

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Rainforest Medicine
Preserving Indigenous Science and Biodiversity in the Upper Amazon
Written by Jonathon Miller Weisberger
Illustrated by Pablo Amaringo, Thomas Wang and Agustin Payaguaje
Foreword by Daniel Pinchbeck


Format: Trade Paperback, 432 pages
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
On Sale: September 17, 2013
Price: $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-58394-608-4 (1-58394-608-X)

Chronicling the practices, legends, and wisdom of the vanishing traditions of the upper Amazon, this book reveals the area’s indigenous peoples’ approach to living in harmony with the natural world. Rainforest Medicine features in-depth essays on plant-based medicine and indigenous science from four distinct Amazonian societies: deep forest and urban, lowland... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Ill Nature

Written by Joy Williams


Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: June 11, 2002
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-0-375-71363-7 (0-375-71363-8)

National Book Critics Circle Award Finalist

Most of us watch with mild concern the fast-disappearing wild spaces or the recurrence of pollution-related crises such as oil spills, toxic blooms in fertilizer-enriched forests, and violence both home and abroad. Joy Williams does more than watch. In this collection of condemnations and love letters... Read more >

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Finding Beauty in a Broken World

Written by Terry Tempest Williams


Format: Trade Paperback, 432 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 6, 2009
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-0-375-72519-7 (0-375-72519-9)

“Shards of glass can cut and wound or magnify a vision,” Terry Tempest Williams tells us. “Mosaic celebrates brokenness and the beauty of being brought together.” Ranging from Ravenna, Italy, where she learns the ancient art of mosaic, to the American Southwest, where she observes prairie dogs on the brink of... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Red
Passion and Patience in the Desert
Written by Terry Tempest Williams


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 8, 2002
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-375-72518-0 (0-375-72518-0)

The beloved author of Refuge, Terry Tempest Williams is one of the country’s most eloquent and imaginative writers. The desert is her blood. In this potent collage of stories, essays, and testimony, Red makes a stirring case for the preservation of America’s Redrock Wilderness in the canyon country of southern Utah.

As... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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An Unspoken Hunger
Stories from the Field
Written by Terry Tempest Williams


Format: Trade Paperback, 160 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: August 29, 1995
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-75256-1 (0-679-75256-0)

In An Unspoken Hunger Williams weaves together her observations in the field with her personal experiences--as a woman, a Mormon, and a Westerner--into a resonant and often rhapsodic manifest on behalf of the landscapes she loves. She shadows lions on the Serengeti and spots night herons in the wasteland of the... Read more >

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Bats in Question
The Smithsonian Answer Book
Written by Don E. Wilson


Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
Publisher: Smithsonian Books
On Sale: May 17, 1997
Price: $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-56098-739-0 (1-56098-739-1)

Long the subject of myth and superstition, bats have been among the most misunderstood of mammals due to their nocturnal habits, capacity for flight, and strange appearance. Seeking to dispel the myths associated with these remarkable creatures and arguing for their key role in a balanced ecosystem, Bats in Question covers... Read more >

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Red-Tails in Love
PALE MALE'S STORY--A True Wildlife Drama in Central Park
Written by Marie Winn


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 30, 1999
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-679-75846-4 (0-679-75846-1)

Updated Edition—Ten Years Later

The scene of this enchanting (and true) story is the Ramble, an unknown wilderness deep in the heart of New York's fabled Central Park. There an odd and amiable band of nature lovers devote themselves to observing and protecting the park's rich wildlife. When a pair of red-tailed... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Closing the Food Gap
Resetting the Table in the Land of Plenty
Written by Mark Winne


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: January 1, 2009
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-4731-6 (0-8070-4731-7)

In Closing the Food Gap, food activist and journalist Mark Winne poses questions too often overlooked in our current conversations around food: What about those people who are not financially able to make conscientious choices about where and how to get food? And in a time of rising rates of both... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Raccoons
A Natural History
Written by Samuel I. Zeveloff


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Smithsonian Books
On Sale: February 17, 2002
Price: $17.95
ISBN: 978-1-58834-033-7 (1-58834-033-3)

The word raccoon is drawn from the Native American Algonquian language. Their term arakun roughly translates to “he who scratches with his hands.” Anyone who has found a raccoon rummaging around in a once securely closed trash container can attest to how skillful raccoons are with their front paws. In fact... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Snakes in Question, Second Edition
The Smithsonian Answer Book
Written by George R. Zug and Carl H. Ernst


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Smithsonian Books
On Sale: September 17, 2004
Price: $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-58834-114-3 (1-58834-114-3)

This new edition of Snakes in Question has been completely updated to take into account the most recent research available, offering useful scientific information about snakes while dispelling many widely-circulated myths and common fears. Accompanied by 100 stunning color photographs and written in the popular question-and-answer format of Smithsonian’s “In Question”... Read more >
Also available as a hardcover.

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Snakes in Question, Second Edition
The Smithsonian Answer Book
Written by George R. Zug and Carl H. Ernst


Format: Hardcover, 256 pages
Publisher: Smithsonian Books
On Sale: September 17, 2004
Price: $55.00
ISBN: 978-1-58834-113-6 (1-58834-113-5)

This new edition of Snakes in Question has been completely updated to take into account the most recent research available, offering useful scientific information about snakes while dispelling many widely-circulated myths and common fears. Accompanied by 100 stunning color photographs and written in the popular question-and-answer format of Smithsonian’s “In Question”... Read more >
Also available as a trade paperback.
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