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

Woodswoman: Young Ecologist Meets Cha...

Anne Labastille

Great book. 100% satisfaction guaranteed.

Published: Oct 1991

Nature Noir: A Park Ranger's Patrol i...

Jordan Fisher Smith

A nature book unlike any other, Jordan Fisher Smith's startling account of fourteen years as a park ranger thoroughly dispels our idealized visions of life in the great outdoors. Instead of scout troops and placid birdwatchers, Smith'...

Published: May 2006

One Life at a Time, Please

Edward Abbey

From stories about cattlemen, fellow critics, his beloved desert, cities, and technocrats to thoughts on sin and redemption, this is one of our most treasured writers at the height of his powers.

Published: Feb 1988

The Autobiography of Charles Darwin

Charles Darwin

The Autobiography of Charles Darwin is the autobiography of the British naturalist Charles Darwin which was published in 1887, five years after his death. Darwin wrote the book, which he entitled Recollections of the Development of...

Published: Mar 2009

Woodswoman II: Beyond Black Bear Lake...

Anne Labastille

Anne LaBastille wrote her best-selling book Woodswoman about the peace and solitude she found in the log cabin she built at Black Bear Lake. Eventually, however, the outside world intruded. Woodswoman II is the equally engrossing stor...

Published: May 2000

Steller's Island: Adventures of a Pio...

Dean Littlepage

History, adventure, and science—the 18th century naturalist, Georg Steller, sailed to the north coast of North America and introduced its biological wonders to the world. · Introduces a naturalist and explorer who predated Lewis ...

Published: Oct 2006
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