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Red Desert: History of a Place

by Annie Proulx & Martin Stupich

A vast expanse of rock formations, sand dunes, and sagebrush in central and southwest Wyoming, the little-known Red Desert is one of the last undeveloped landscapes in the United States, as well as one of the...


The Albatross and the Fish: Linked Lives in the Open Seas

by Robin W. Doughty & Virginia Carmichael

Breeding on remote ocean islands and spending much of its life foraging for food across vast stretches of seemingly empty seas, the albatross remains a legend for most people. And yet, humans are threatening...


A Natural History of Belize: Inside the Maya Forest

by Samuel Bridgewater

Belize's Chiquibul Forest is one of the largest remaining expanses of tropical moist forest in Central America. It forms part of what is popularly known as the Maya Forest. Battered by hurricanes over millions...


Nature, Culture, and Big Old Trees: Live Oaks and Ceibas in the Landscapes of Louisiana and Guatemala

by Kit Anderson

Big old trees inspire our respect and even affection. The poet Walt Whitman celebrated a Louisiana live oak that was solitary "in a wide flat space, / Uttering joyous leaves all its life without a friend a lover...


Karánkaway Country

by Roy Bedichek

Roy Bedichek spent most of his life working in the educational field in Texas, but his main interest was always the great outdoors. His first book, Adventures with a Texas Naturalist, was published when he was...


A Place in the Rain Forest: Settling the Costa Rican Frontier

by Darryl Cole Christensen

In the 1950s, Darryl Cole-Christensen and his family were among the first settlers of the Coto Brus, an almost impenetrable, mountainous rain forest region of southeastern Costa Rica. In this evocative book,...


The Road to Love Canal: Managing Industrial Waste before EPA

by Peter N. Skinner, Craig E. Colten & Bruce Piasecki

The toxic legacy of Love Canal vividly brought the crisis in industrial waste disposal to public awareness across the United States and led to the passage of the Superfund legislation in 1980. To discover why...


The Green Republic: A Conservation History of Costa Rica

by Sterling Evans

With over 25 percent of its land set aside in national parks and other protected areas, Costa Rica is renowned worldwide as "the green republic." In this very readable history of conservation in Costa Rica,...


Simple Things Won't Save the Earth

by J. Robert Hunter

We drive cars with "Save the Whales" bumper stickers, buy aerosol sprays that advertise "no chlorofluorocarbons," and wear T-shirts made from organically grown cotton. All of these "earth friendly" choices and...


The Earth Remains Forever: Generations at a Crossroads

by Rob Jackson & John Graves

Writing especially for people who've tuned out the environmental debate, Rob Jackson persuasively argues that we're at a crucial turning point in environmental history, where choices we make now will determine...


The Story of Big Bend National Park

by John Jameson

A breathtaking country of rugged mountain peaks, uninhabited desert, and spectacular river canyons, Big Bend is one of the United States' most remote national parks and among Texas' most popular tourist attractions....


Jungle of the Maya

by Jerry Barrack, Douglas Goodell & Jim Wright

The Selva Maya (Jungle of the Maya) is one of the world's most magical yet least appreciated places-an enormous tropical forest that encompasses much of Belize, Guatemala, and Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula. At...


Defending the Land of the Jaguar: A History of Conservation in Mexico

by Lane Simonian

Mexican conservationists have sometimes observed that it is difficult to find a country less interested in the conservation of its natural resources than is Mexico. Yet, despite a long history dedicated to the...


Plants and Animals in the Life of the Kuna

by Jorge Ventocilla, Heraclio Herrera & Valerio Núñez

"The earth is the mother of all things"; thus begins this original and accessible book on how the Kuna of Panama relate to the natural world. An integrative project involving Kuna traditional leaders and trained...


A Favored Place: San Juan River Wetlands, Central Veracruz, A.D. 500 to the Present

by Alfred H. Siemens

The wetlands of the San Juan Basin in Central Veracruz, Mexico, have been a favored place since the fifth century A.D., when Prehispanic people built an extensive network of canals and raised fields that allowed...


For All Seasons: A Big Bend Journal

by Roland H. Wauer & Nancy McGowan

Something about Big Bend National Park draws visitors again and again. Maybe it's the spare beauty of the mountains and desert, the dawn chorus of birds, or the vivid stars in the velvet night. All of these...


Montana Ghost Dance: Essays on Land and Life

by John B. Wright

Montana has been the "last best place" for so many people. A century ago, Native Americans gathered here to perform the Ghost Dance—a last, doomed attempt to make white settlers vanish and bring back the old...


Together, Alone: A Memoir of Marriage and Place

by Susan Wittig Albert

What does it mean to belong to a place, to be truly rooted and grounded in the place you call home? How do you commit to a marriage, to a full partnership with another person, and still maintain your own separate...


Enchanted Rock: A Natural and Human History

by Lance Allred

With intriguing domes of pinkish granite surrounded by a sea of Hill Country limestone, Enchanted Rock State Natural Area attracts over 300,000 visitors every year who come to the park to hike, rock climb, spelunk,...


Living with Coyotes: Managing Predators Humanely Using Food Aversion Conditioning

by Stuart R. Ellins

The coyote may well be North America's most adaptable large predator. While humans have depleted or eliminated most other native predators, the coyote has defied all attempts to exterminate it, simultaneously...