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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. Book ImagePlan B: Rescuing a Planet under Stress and a Civilization in Trouble

    Lester R. Brown

    A bold new plan for those concerned about rising temperatures, population projections, and spreading water scarcity.More

  11. Book ImageRemarkable Trees of the World

    Thomas Pakenham

    "A stunning volume" (Time) and the most magnificent book on the world's trees published in years.More

  12. Book ImageStormchasers: The Hurricane Hunters and Their Fateful Flight into Hurricane Janet

    David Toomey

    Fifty years after Isaac's Storm, a riveting story of the first Hurricane Hunters, and the one crew who paid the ultimate price.More

  13. Book ImageEarth Ponds A to Z: An Illustrated Encyclopedia

    Tim Matson, Frank Fretz

    From the author of Earth Ponds, the definitive reference guide to constructed earth ponds.More

  14. Book ImageThe Granite Landscape: A Natural History of America's Mountain Domes, from Acadia to Yosemite

    Tom Wessels, Brian D. Cohen

    From the author/illustrator team that produced the bestselling Reading the Forested Landscape: a fascinating and beautiful natural history of North American granite summit balds.More

  15. Book ImageThe Book of Life: An Illustrated History of the Evolution of Life on Earth

    Stephen Jay Gould

    Second Edition

    A new edition of the beautifully illustrated depiction of the dramatic story of survival and extinction.More

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