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Let It Snow: Keeping Canada's Winter Sports Alive

by Darryl Humber & William Humber

This timely book takes a fond look at winter's past, its place in Canada's story, and how it has shaped our sports history, while exploring what climate change means for our sense of Canadian identity, for our...


Pike's Portage: Stories of a Distinguished Place

by Morten Asfeldt & Bob Henderson

The stories of the people who have struggled over Pike's Portage at the edge of the Barrens in the Northwest Territories are many and varied, including sports hunters, surveyors, trappers, and explorers.


Building Purple Martin Houses: Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletin A-214

by JaniceTherese Mancuso

Attract and maintain a purple martin colony! Janice Mancuso shows you exactly how to do it. From finding the right site and choosing the best housing materials to constructing a martin house with suitable entrance...


The Virtues of Ignorance: Complexity, Sustainability, and the Limits of Knowledge

by Bill Vitek

Human dependence on technology has increased exponentially over the past several centuries, along with the notion that environmental problems can be solved with scientific applications. The Virtues of Ignorance:...


The North American Guide to Common Poisonous Plants and Mushrooms

by NancyJ. Turner & Patrick vonAderkas

If people knew how many poisonous plants are commonly found in homes and gardens, they'd be shocked. Plants as common as monkshood, castorbean, and oleander are not just dangerous, they're deadly.

The North American...


Storey's Guide to Keeping Honey Bees: Honey Production, Pollination, Bee Health

by RichardE. Bonney & MalcolmT. Sanford

Everyone is buzzing about bees! Urban beekeeping is on the rise as swarms of people do their part to help nurture local food systems, make gardens more productive, connect with nature, and rescue honey bee populations...


Helping Orphaned or Injured Wild Birds: Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletin A-210

by Diane Scarazzini

To Help or Not to Help?

When faced with an injured bird or orphaned nestling, most people want to help but don't know how - and also fear doing more harm than good.  In fact, many wild birds that appear to...


Settled in the Wild: Notes from the Edge of Town

by SusanHand Shetterly

Whether we live in cities, suburbs, or villages, we are encroaching on nature, and it in one way or another perseveres. Naturalist Susan Shetterly looks at how animals, humans, and plants share the land-observing...


Flower Confidential: The Good, the Bad, and the Beautiful

by Amy Stewart

Award-winning author Amy Stewart takes readers on an around-the-world, behind-the-scenes look at the flower industry and how it has sought—for better or worse—to achieve perfection. She tracks down the...


The Old Man and the Swamp: A True Story About My Weird Dad, a Bunch of Snakes, and One Ridiculous Road Trip

by John Sellers

I have nothing against snakes, provided that they’re hundreds of miles away from me. And I have nothing against my dad, given the same set of conditions.

In a fit of questionable judgment, consummate indoorsman...


Texas Wildlife Resources and Land Uses

by Raymond C. II Telfair

Natural habitats for wildlife in Texas and the many species they support are dwindling at an alarming rate as an ever-growing population continues to develop the land for commercial, industrial, and agricultural...


Danger All Around: Waste Storage Crisis on the Texas and Louisiana Gulf Coast

by Joel B. Goldsteen

The problem of where to store waste has grabbed a lot of headlines recently, but people have been slow to realize that the environmental damage caused by storage sites is an even greater menace. This book makes...


Chemical Alert!: A Community Action Handbook

by Marvin S. Legator & Sabrina F. Strawn

In the 1978 Love Canal toxic waste crisis, concerned citizens "did a far better job of evaluating the health of the community than did the professionals of the New York Health Department," asserts Marvin Legator....


An Extraordinary Year of Ordinary Days

by Susan Wittig Albert

From Eudora Welty's memoir of childhood to May Sarton's reflections on her seventieth year, writers' journals offer an irresistible opportunity to join a creative thinker in musing on the events-whether in daily...


Damselflies of Texas: A Field Guide

by John C. Abbott & Barrett Anthony Klein

On any warm summer day, you can easily observe damselflies around a vegetated pond or the rocks along the banks of a stream. Like the more familiar dragonfly, damselflies are among the most remarkably distinctive...


Habitat Conservation Planning: Endangered Species and Urban Growth

by Timothy Beatley

As environmental awareness grows around the world, people are learning that a diversity of species and the habitat to support them is necessary to maintain the ecological health of the earth. At the same time,...


Haunted by Waters: Fly Fishing in North American Literature

Marine Biodiversity Conservation: A Practical Approach

by Keith Hiscock

Effective marine biodiversity conservation is dependent upon a clear scientific rationale for practical interventions. This book is intended to provide knowledge and tools for marine conservation practitioners...


In the Grip of the Past: Educational Reforms that Address What should Be Changed and What Should be Conserved

by C. A. Bowers

With natural systems being exploited at an unsustainable rate, with technologies displacing the need for workers and now even professors, with print-based technologies undermining the intergenerational achievements...


City Birds, Country Birds: How Anyone Can Attract Birds to Their Feeder

by Sharon Stiteler

"The BirdChick" Sharon Stiteler shares tips and secrets to attract birds to any residence: city, country, apartment or condominium.