Biography & Autobiography - Naturalists, Gardeners, Environmentalists

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The Wilderness World of John Muir

John Muir

During John Muir's extraordinary life as a conservationist, he traveled through most of the American wilderness alone and on foot, without a gun or a sleeping bag. In 1903, while on a three-day camping trip with President Theodore Roo...

Published: Aug 2001

The Last American Man

Elizabeth Gilbert

In this rousing examination of contemporary American male identity, acclaimed author and journalist Elizabeth Gilbert explores the fascinating true story of Eustace Conway. In 1977, at the age of seventeen, Conway left his family's co...

Published: May 2003

Birds, Beasts, and Relatives

Gerald Malcolm Durrell

Part coming-of-age autobiography and part nature guide, Gerald Durrell's dazzling sequel to My Family and Other Animals is based on his boyhood on Corfu, from 1933 to 1939. Originally published in 1969 but long out of print, Birds, Be...

Published: Jul 2004

Thoreau and the Art of Life: Reflecti...

Henry David Thoreau

Featuring nearly 100 luminous watercolor illustrations, Thoreau and the Art of Life collects eloquent passages from the writingsof the seminal author and philosopher. Drawn mainly fromhis journals, the short excerpts provide fascinati...

Published: Mar 2010
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