This is the book that helped set the stage for the ecology movement. Written in 1915 by Liberty Hyde Bailey, the Father of American Horticulture, it exercised enormous influence on early environmental protection programs. In addition to its timeless reflections on the earth's intrinsic divinity, it a... read more
Walden: Or, Life in the Woods by Henry David Thoreau Accounts of Thoreau's daily life on the shores of Walden Pond outside Concord, Massachusetts, are interwoven with musings on the virtues of self-reliance and individual freedom, on society, government, and other topics.
My First Summer in the Sierra by John Muir Muir's engaging journal describes majestic vistas, flora and fauna, as well as the region's other breathtaking natural wonders. 21 black-and-white illustrations.
Five Acres and Independence by Maurice G. Kains This classic of the back-to-the-land movement is packed with solid, timeless information. Written by a renowned horticulturist, it has taught generations how to make their land self-sufficient. 95 figures.
How Animals Talk by William J. Long, Charles Copeland, William Young This pioneering study explores communication and powers of premonition among wild and domesticated animals. Based on field observations by a famous naturalist, it examines phenomena that will interest every animal lover.
The Heart of Thoreau's Journals by Odell Shepard The conflict between scientific observation and poetry, reflections on abolition, transcendental philosophy, other concerns are explored in this superb general selection from Thoreau's voluminous Journal.
The Strenuous Life: Essays and Addresses by Theodore Roosevelt Politician, soldier, naturalist, and historian — Theodore Roosevelt remains a towering symbol of American optimism and progress. This collection embodies his enduring ideals for attaining a robust political, social, and personal life.
Nature and Other Essays by Ralph Waldo Emerson A soul-satisfying collection of 12 essays by the noted philosopher and poet who embraced independence, rejected conformity, and loved nature. Includes the title essay, plus "Character," "Intellect," "Spiritual Laws," "Circles," and others.
The Life of the Bee by Maurice Maeterlinck, Alfred Sutro, Edwin Way Teale From their amazingly intricate feats of architecture to their intrinsic sense of self-sacrifice, the Nobel Prize winner takes a "bee's-eye view" of the most orderly society on Earth.
Native Harvests: American Indian Wild Foods and Recipes by E. Barrie Kavasch From clambakes to wild strawberry bread, this practical primer on natural foods not only provides recipes for varied Native American dishes but also describes uses of ceremonial, medicinal, and sacred plants. 147 illustrations.
Raising Small Livestock: A Practical Handbook by Jerome D. Belanger For rural property owners considering raising small animals, this clearly written guide provides guidance and information on caring for animals, available breeds, disease control, and mixing feed. 27 halftones; 23 line illustrations.
Native American Creation Myths by Jeremiah Curtin Traditional American Indian life revolved around communication with divinity, and these authentic stories about the origin of the earth and its creatures embody every facet of their culture — customs, institutions, and art.
Cape Cod by Henry David Thoreau Thoreau's compelling account of the region's plants, animals, topography, weather, and people features captivating tales of exploration, settlement, and survival.
The Little Flowers of Saint Francis by Thomas Okey Told in charming, brief anecdotes, these stories include Saint Francis's sermon to the birds, his taming of a savage wolf, his conversion of the Sultan of Babylon, and his healing of a leper.
Everyday Life of the North American Indian by Jon Manchip White Well-researched and highly readable study provides in-depth views of the daily life, times, and culture of the Native American athlete, warrior, spouse, and parent; witch doctor, worshipper, artist and craftsman. 107 black-and-white illustrations.
From the Deep Woods to Civilization by Charles Alexander (Ohiyesa) Eastman A native Sioux's inspiring biography recounts his education in the white world, his experiences as a physician at the Wounded Knee massacre, and his goverment work on behalf of American Indians.
The Soul of the Indian by Charles Alexander (Ohiyesa) Eastman The author discusses forms of ceremonial and symbolic worship, the unwritten scriptures, and the spirit world, emphasizing the universal quality and personal appeal of Native American religion.
Sacajawea: Guide and Interpreter of Lewis and Clark by Grace Raymond Hebard Remarkable study, based on exacting research, unravels the tangled threads of Sacajawea's family life, describes her personal traits, and significant services she rendered during a grand adventure that would forever alter American history.
Wild Animals I Have Known by Ernest Thompson Seton Eight masterful stories by noted naturalist offer blend of scientific observation and romanticism. Memorable characters include Old Lobo, the leader of a wolfpack; and Silverspot, a wise old crow. 200 black-and-white illustrations.
Fabre's Book of Insects by Jean Henri Fabre Beautiful, simply written observations about the beetle, cicada, praying mantis, glow-worm, wasp, grub, cricket, locust and other creatures, describing how they hunt, build nests, feed families, and more.
Myths of the Cherokee by James Mooney 126 myths: sacred stories, animal myths, local legends, many more. Plus background on Cherokee history, notes on the myths and parallels. Features 20 maps and illustrations.
Life of Black Hawk by Black Hawk Powerful autobiography by vanquished leader of Sauk and Fox Indians in the Black Hawk War offers unparalleled glimpses of Native American culture. Includes accounts of traditional life, tribal warfare, and much more.
Self-Reliance and Other Essays by Ralph Waldo Emerson Six essays and one address outline Emerson's moral idealism and hint at later scepticism. In addition to title essay, this volume includes "History," "Friendship," "The Over-Soul," "The Poet" and "Experience," plus the Harvard Divinity School Address.
Navaho Indian Myths by Aileen O’Bryan Rich compilation of Navaho origin and creation myths, recorded directly from a tribal elder: "The Creation of the Sun and Moon," "The Maiden who Became a Bear," and many more.
The Myths of the North American Indians by Lewis Spence Rich anthology of the myths and legends of the Algonquins, Iroquois, Pawnees, and Sioux: warrior rivalries, steadfast love, and victory over powerful forces. Extensive historical and ethnological commentary. 36 illustrations.
Indian Boyhood by Charles A. Eastman Chronicles first 15 years in life of a native Santee Sioux Indian in mid-19th century: childhood memories, training in the hunt, woodlore, religious practices, medicine men, more. 13 illustrations.
Fruit Key and Twig Key to Trees and Shrubs by William M. Harlow One of the handiest and most widely used identification aids. Fruit key covers 120 deciduous and evergreen species; twig key covers 160 deciduous species. Easily used. Over 300 photographs.
Travels of William Bartram by William Bartram First inexpensive, illustrated edition of early classic on American geography, plants, Indians, wildlife, early settlers. Influenced Coleridge, Wordsworth, and Chateaubriand. "A book of extraordinary beauty." — TheNew York Times. 13 illustrations.
The Book of Green Quotations by James Daley Timely and thought-provoking, this volume comprises many hundreds of quotations by presidents, scientists, activists, and other public figures on conservation, ecology, environmentalism, wilderness, global warming, pollution, nature, and other subjects.
This is the book that helped set the stage for the ecology movement. Written in 1915 by Liberty Hyde Bailey, the Father of American Horticulture, it exercised enormous influence on early environmental protection programs. In addition to its timeless reflections on the earth's intrinsic divinity, it applies groundbreaking scientific principles to horticulture. A botanist and horticulturist, Bailey was dismayed by the increasing separation between people and the land. In this book, he emphasizes the value of local culture and the preservation of wilderness. Bailey notes the rise of industrialized agriculture and cautions against the movement away from natural food. His clear expression of the religious and ethical implications of the human relationship to the earth offers both an enduring philosophy and practical modern advice.
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