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A Year in Rock Creek Park
A Year in Rock Creek Park

The Wild, Wooded Heart of Washington, DC

Choukas-Bradley, Melanie

2015 IPPY Silver Medalist, Best Mid-Atlantic Nonfiction

Twice the size of Central Park, Rock Creek Park is the wild, wooded heart of Washington, DC, offering refuge from...


What's Bugging You?
What's Bugging You?

A Fond Look at the Animals We Love to Hate

Evans, Arthur V.

We are told from the time we are children that insects and spiders are pests, when the truth is that most have little or no effect on us--although the few that do are often...


In Pursuit of Wild Edibles
In Pursuit of Wild Edibles

A Forager's Tour

Greene, Jeffrey

Today we care about the source of our food as much as the preparation, so it is no surprise that foodies have discovered wild edibles. From the most upscale restaurants in New...


Primates in the Real World
Primates in the Real World

Escaping Primate Folklore and Creating Primate Science

Montgomery, Georgina M.

The opening of this vital new book centers on a series of graves memorializing baboons killed near Amboseli National Park in Kenya in 2009--a stark image that emphasizes both...


Mr. and Mrs. Dog
Mr. and Mrs. Dog

Our Travels, Trials, Adventures, and Epiphanies

McCaig, Donald

The New York Times–bestselling author Donald McCaig has established an expansive literary career, founded equally on books about working sheepdogs and the Civil War...


America's Wetland
America's Wetland

An Environmental and Cultural History of Tidewater Virginia and North Carolina

Sawyer, Roy T.

The geologically ancient Tidewater region of southeastern Virginia and northeastern North Carolina rests precariously atop millions of years of erosion from the nearby...


Community-Based Collaboration
Community-Based Collaboration

Bridging Socio-Ecological Research and Practice

Dukes, E. Franklin, Firehock, Karen E., Birkhoff, Juliana E.

The debate over the value of community-based environmental collaboration is one that dominates current discussions of the management of public lands and other resources. In ...


A Useful Dog
A Useful Dog
McCaig, Donald

Alternately comical, melancholic, pragmatic, and poetic, Donald McCaig’s collection AUseful Dog offers a delightful exploration of the simple yet rich relationship between dogs...


The Delaware Naturalist Handbook
Jenkins, McKay, Barton, Susan

The Delaware Naturalist Handbook is the primary public face of a major university-led public educational outreach and community engagement initiative. This statewide...


Challenge of the Big Trees
Challenge of the Big Trees

The Updated History of Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks

Tweed, William C., Dilsaver, Lary M.

Beginning in 1872 with the establishment of Yellowstone, national parks were set aside to preserve for future generations the most spectacular and inspirational features of the...


The Golden-Bristled Boar
The Golden-Bristled Boar

Last Ferocious Beast of the Forest

Greene, Jeffrey

The wild boar appears to us as something straight out of a myth. But as Jeffrey Greene learned, these creatures are very real, living by night and, despite shrinking habitats...


The Barking Tree Frog and Other Curious Tales
The Barking Tree Frog and Other Curious Tales
Tennant, Diane Casto

Here’s something that doesn’t happen every millennium: Roughly 35 million years ago, a stray meteorite dropped out of the sky over Virginia and left an impact that helped shape...


Darwin's Fox and My Coyote
Darwin's Fox and My Coyote
Menino, Holly

A rare fox in the South American cordillera. A disappearing fox on an island off California. A common coyote in the Albany suburbs. How do these wild carnivores live? And what...


Skinny Dipping
Skinny Dipping

And Other Immersions in Water, Myth, and Being Human

Lembke, Janet

The author of the acclaimed Dangerous Birds followed that success with a new collection of essays on the natural world, these connected by the theme of water: exploring...


Shorewords
Shorewords

A Collection of American Women's Coastal Writings

Rosen, Susan A. C.

Emily Dickinson, Lucille Clifton, Rachel Carson, and Gretel Ehrlich: They hail from different regions, employ widely divergent writing styles, and are not known primarily as...


Preserving the Desert
Preserving the Desert

A History of Joshua Tree National Park

Dilsaver, Lary M.

National parks are different from other federal lands in the United States. Beginning in 1872 with the establishment of Yellowstone, they were largely set aside to preserve for...


The Maximum of Wilderness
The Maximum of Wilderness

The Jungle in the American Imagination

Enright, Kelly

Danger in the Congo! The unexplored Amazon! Long perceived as a place of mystery and danger, and more recently as a fragile system requiring our protection, the...


The Wild Within
The Wild Within

Histories of a Landmark British Zoo

Flack, Andrew

Established in 1836, the Bristol Zoo is the world’s oldest surviving zoo outside of a capital city and has frequently been at the vanguard of zoo innovation. In The Wild...


Garbage In, Garbage Out
Garbage In, Garbage Out

Solving the Problems with Long-Distance Trash Transport

Thomson, Vivian E.

Your garbage is going places you’d never imagine. What used to be sent to the local dump now may move hundreds of miles by truck and barge to its final resting place. Virtually...


At Home and Astray
At Home and Astray

The Domestic Dog in Victorian Britain

Howell, Philip

Although the British consider themselves a nation of dog lovers, what we have come to know as the modern dog came into existence only after a profound, and relatively recent,...


Millipedes and Moon Tigers
Millipedes and Moon Tigers

Science and Policy in an Age of Extinction

Nash, Stephen

Millipedes and Moon Tigers explores those uneasy places where scientific research meets public policy-making--and the resulting human effect on our natural and...


Earth Repair
Earth Repair

A Transatlantic History of Environmental Restoration

Hall, Marcus

Just as the restoration of Michelangelo’s Last Judgment sparked enormous controversy in the art world, so are environmental restorationists intensely divided when it comes to...