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  1. Book ImageThe Conquest of Nature: Water, Landscape, and the Making of Modern Germany

    David Blackbourn

    "Brilliantly conceived....[A] tour de force in historical writing."—Ian KershawMore

  2. Book ImageExtreme Weather: A Guide and Record Book

    Christopher C. Burt

    Revised and Updated

    The ultimate weather book for the weather enthusiast or anyone interested in the oddities and extremes of nature.More

  3. Book ImageOgallala Blue: Water and Life on the Great Plains

    William Ashworth

    A story of a crucial, dwindling natural resource: an invisible ocean of fresh water under the High Plains.More

  4. Book ImageThe Primal Place

    Robert Finch

    From acclaimed author and naturalist Robert Finch, a richly detailed observance of Cape Cod's seemingly vanished natural and human past, as it clings to its present landscape.More

  5. Book ImageAmerican Green: The Obsessive Quest for the Perfect Lawn

    Ted Steinberg

    “Ted Steinberg proves once again that he is a master storyteller as well as our foremost environmental historian.”—Mike DavisMore

  6. Book ImageDirt: The Ecstatic Skin of the Earth

    William Bryant Logan

    “A gleeful, poetic book. . . . Like the best natural histories, Dirt is a kind of prayer.” —Los Angeles Times Book ReviewMore

  7. Book ImageWhere Mountains Are Nameless: Passion and Politics in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

    Jonathan Waterman

    The "compelling" (Seattle Times) story behind a most sacred piece of American wilderness.More

  8. Book ImageOak: The Frame of Civilization

    William Bryant Logan

    The ultimate distance race is within your reach—a completely updated edition of the now-classic work.More

  9. Book ImageThe Great Divide: A Biography of the Rocky Mountains

    Gary Ferguson

    A captivating account of the geologic, historic, and cultural evolution of the Rocky Mountain region.More

  10. Book ImageThe Golden Spruce: A True Story of Myth, Madness, and Greed

    John Vaillant

    A tale of obsession so fierce that a man kills the thing he loves most: the only giant golden spruce on earth.More

  11. Book ImageA Forest Journey: The Story of Wood and Civilization

    John Perlin

    A contemporary view of the effects of wood, as used for building and fuel, and of deforestation on the development of civilization.More

  12. Book ImageReading the Forested Landscape: A Natural History of New England

    Tom Wessels, Ann H. Zwinger, Brian D. Cohen

    Landscape is much more than scenery to be observed or even terrain to be traveled, as this fascinating and many-layered book vividly shows us. Etched into the land is the history of how we have inhabited it, the storms and fires that have shaped it, and its response to these and other changes.More

  13. Book ImageOut of Gas: The End of the Age of Oil

    David Goodstein

    Science tells us that an oil crisis is inevitable. Why and when? And what will our future look like without our favorite fuel?More

  14. Book ImageThe Beast in the Garden: The True Story of a Predator's Deadly Return to Suburban America

    David Baron

    "Reads like a crime novel . . . each chapter ends on a cliff-hanging note."—Seattle TimesMore

  15. Book ImageOutgrowing the Earth: The Food Security Challenge in an Age of Falling Water Tables and Rising Temperatures

    Lester R. Brown

    How human demands are outstripping the earth's capacities—and what we need to do about it.More

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