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The Aurora Borealis

by John Cox & Antoine de Saporta

How can we describe, how can an artist paint, the aurora borealis? We of temperate climates are not strangers to the phenomena; we know something of the arcs and radiating streaks of various-colored light which...


In Nature’s Realm

by Michael Layland

A celebration of the richly diverse flora and fauna of Vancouver Island as explored through the records of explorers, settlers, and visitors, and with due respect to the wealth of Indigenous traditional knowledge...


Homeopathy for Plants - Fourth revised edition of this classic. 14th edition

by Christiane Maute

The publication of Homeopathy for Plants heralded the start of a truly green revolution. The book has sold over 60,000 copies and been translated into many different languages. It’s a handy guide to the most...


Conservation Biology in Sub-Saharan Africa

by John W. Wilson and Richard B. Primack

Easy to read, this lucid and accessible textbook includes fifteen chapters that cover a full range of conservation topics, including threats to biodiversity, environmental laws, and protected areas management,...


Study of Animals Extinct in the Historic Period

by Charles E. Blanchard & Alfred Russel Wallace

"All beings are exposed to more or less frequent dangers, and are constantly struggling to defend their lives. They have to dread the inclemency of the seasons, and must perish if they fail to find a sufficiency...


Mental Capacities of the Elephant

by Andrew Wilson & William Temple Hornaday

The principal purpose of this book is to show the scope and quality of intelligence displayed by the animals of a certain species, the elephant, and to afford some data for a comparison of the mental processes...


The Migration of Birds

by Thomas A. Coward

This is a complete study of the cause and reasons of the migration of birds. What makes Birds Migrate? Migration is the act of changing an abode or resting place, the wandering or movement from one place to...


Natural History of the Kangaroo

by George J. Mivart

The kangaroos have now become familiar objects to all who visit our Zoölogical Gardens, or who are familiar with any considerable zoölogical museum. Their general external form, when seen in the attitude they...


Barberries : A Study of Uses and Origins

by Frederick Leroy Sargent

The common barberry (Berberis vulgaris), being so abundant over the greater part of Europe, native to the soil, and at the same time both useful and beautiful, has naturally come to hold an important place in...


Whose Water Is It, Anyway?

by Maude Barlow

“Maude Barlow is one of our planet’s greatest water defenders.” — Naomi Klein, bestselling author of This Changes Everything and The Shock Doctrine

The Blue Communities Project is dedicated to three primary...


Backwoods Surgery & Medicine

by Charles Stuart Moody

A well written first aid guide, from the turn of the early  20th century, uses anecdotal experiences as examples when explaining how to care for wounds, fractures, and other medical issues that may arise while...


Eclipses

by Frank Close

"Have you ever seen a total solar eclipse?" If the question caused you to search your memory, the correct answer would have been "no." A common response is: "Yes--I saw one, it was about 90% partial eclipse...


Woodpecker Wars

by Peter DeHaan

Woodpecker Wars: Celebrating the Spirituality of Everyday Life

Are you a spiritual person?

What parts of your life are spiritual?

Sorry. That was a trick question.

All parts of our lives are spiritual. Seriously....


The Spring of Joy: A Little Book of Healing

by Mary Webb

The Spring of Joy was Mary Webb's collection of nature essays. First published in 1917 with an introduction by Walter de la Mare, these essays contain the core of Webb's nature mysticism and reveal her precise,...


The Men of the Last Frontier

by Grey Owl

In 1931 Grey Owl published his first book, The Men of the Last Frontier, a work that is part memoir, part history of the vanishing wilderness in Canada, and part compendium of animal and First Nations tales...


The Adventures of Sajo and her Beaver People

by Grey Owl

The Adventures of Sajo and her Beaver People is a 1935 children's adventure novel, written by Canadian author Grey Owl. It was based on the real-life events. The novel became a best seller, and contributed to...


Pilgrims of the Wild

by Grey Owl

Pilgrims of the Wild is Grey Owl’s autobiographical account of his transition from successful trapper to preservationist. With his Iroquois wife, Anahereo, Grey Owl set out to protect the environment and the...


Planning for the Planet

by Simone Schleper

In the 1960s and 1970s, rapidly growing environmental awareness and concern not only led to widespread calls for new policies, but also created unprecedented demand for ecological expertise. This led to novel...


What Works in Conservation

by William J. Sutherland, Lynn V. Dicks, Nancy Ockendon & Silviu O. Petrovan and Rebecca K. Smith (eds.)

What Works in Conservation has been created to provide practitioners with answers to these and many other questions about practical conservation. This book provides an assessment of the effectiveness of 1389...


Emperors of the Deep

by William McKeever

In this remarkable groundbreaking book, a documentarian and conservationist, determined to dispel misplaced fear and correct common misconceptions, explores in-depth the secret lives of sharks—magnificent...