That Wild Country: An Epic Journey through the Past, Present, and Future of America's Public Lands

n From prominent outdoorsman and nature writer Mark Kenyon comes an engrossing reflection on the past and future battles over our most revered landscapes America s public lands nEvery American is a public land owner, inheritor to the largest public land trust in the world These vast expanses provi

Adventures of a Young Naturalist: The Zoo Quest Expeditions

In 1954, a young television presenter named David Attenborough was offered the opportunity of a lifetime to travel the world finding rare and elusive animals for London Zoo s collection, and to film the expeditions for the BBC n nNow the greatest living advocate of the global ecosystem this is t


Forced to accept that intensive farming on the heavy clay of their land at Knepp in West Sussex was economically unsustainable, Isabella Tree and her husband Charlie Burrell made a spectacular leap of faith they decided to step back and let nature take over Thanks to the introduction of free roami

Eager: The Surprising, Secret Life of Beavers and Why They Matter

Winner of the 2019 PEN EO Wilson Award for Literary Science Writing n nIn Eager, environmental journalist Ben Goldfarb reveals that our modern idea of what a healthy landscape looks like and how it functions is wrong, distorted by the fur trade that once trapped out millions of beavers from North Amer

The Sakura Obsession: The Incredible Story of the Plant Hunter Who Saved Japan's Cherry Blossoms

The remarkable 1,200 year history of the Japanese cherry blossom tree and how it was saved from extinction by an English gardener n nCollingwood Cherry Ingram first fell in love with the sakura, or cherry tree, when he visited Japan on his honeymoon in 1907 So taken with the plant, he brought bac


Pete the badger likes everything to be neat and tidy at all times, but what starts as the collecting of one fallen leaf escalates quickly and ends with the complete destruction of the forest Will Pete realise the error of his ways and set things right

Tiger Boy

One of the new tiger cubs has escaped from the reserve When a tiger cub escapes from a nature reserve near Neel s island village, the rangers and villagers hurry to find her before the cub s anxious mother follows suit and endangers them all Mr Gupta, a rich newcomer to the island, is also searc

As Long as Grass Grows: The Indigenous Fight for Environmental Justice, from Colonization to Standing Rock

The story of Native peoples resistance to environmental injustice and land incursions, and a call for environmentalists to learn from the Indigenous community s rich history of activism n nThrough the unique lens of Indigenized environmental justice, Indigenous researcher and activist Dina Gilio Wh

Timefulness: How Thinking Like a Geologist Can Help Save the World

Why an awareness of Earth s temporal rhythms is critical to our planetary survival n nFew of us have any conception of the enormous timescales in our planet s long history, and this narrow perspective underlies many of the environmental problems we are creating for ourselves The passage of nine days,

One Plastic Bag: Isatou Ceesay and the Recycling Women of the Gambia

Plastic bags are cheap and easy to use But what happens when a bag breaks or is no longer needed In Njau, Gambia, people simply dropped the bags and went on their way One plastic bag became two Then ten Then a hundred n nThe bags accumulated in ugly heaps alongside roads Water pooled in them, b

All The Wild That Remains: Edward Abbey, Wallace Stegner, and the American West

Archetypal wild man Edward Abbey and proper, dedicated Wallace Stegner left their footprints all over the western landscape Now, award winning nature writer David Gessner follows the ghosts of these two remarkable writer environmentalists from Stegner s birthplace in Saskatchewan to the site of Abb

The Big Burn: Teddy Roosevelt and the Fire that Saved America

On the afternoon of August 20, 1910, a battering ram of wind moved through the drought stricken national forests of Washington, Idaho, and Montana, whipping the hundreds of small blazes burning across the forest floor into a roaring inferno that jumped from treetop to ridge as it raged, destroying t