A Field Guide to Trees and Shrubs
Northeastern and north-central United States and southeastern and south-central Canada. All the wild trees, shrubs, and woody vines in the area north to Newfoundland, south to North Carolina and Tennessee, and west to the Dakotas and Kansas are described in detail. Accounts of 646 species include shape and arrangement of leaves, height, color, bark texture, flowering season, and fruit. Clear, accurate drawings illustrate leaves, flowers, buds, tree silhouettes, and other characteristics.
Monster of God
The Man-Eating Predator in the Jungles of History and the Mind. With equal parts lucid travel narrative and scholarly rumination, Quammen (The Song of the Dodo) describes the fascinating past, tenuous present and bleak future of four supremely adapted predators who are finding themselves increasingly out of place in the modern world. The crisp reportorial immediacy and sobering analysis make for a book that is as powerful and frightening as the animals it chronicles.
Nature in the City: Seattle
Find Nature In The Most Unlikely Places: Seattle's Urban Landscape. One day you might kayak Union Bay to visit herons and turtles. The next, meet a friend downtown at lunch to see peregrine falcons nesting. Take a bike tour of salmon restoration projects along the Duwamish River. Or learn to identify lichens on gravestones, and where to hear Pacific treefrogs sing. Maria Dolan and Kathryn True share their insider knowledge, complemented by the expertise of Seattle naturalists and scientists.
The Sacred Balance: Rediscovering Our Place in Nature
This powerful, deeply felt book gives concrete suggestions for how we can meet our basic needs and create a way of life that is ecologically sustainable, fulfilling and just. It offers the seeds of a new direction for us all, one in which we can rediscover our place in nature and live in balance with our surroundings.
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