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    A Sand County Almanac by Aldo Leopold

    A Sand County Almanac is a 1949 non-fiction book written by American ecologist and environmentalist Aldo Leopold. Describing the land around Leopold's home in Sauk County, Wisconsin and his thoughts on developing a "land ethic," it was edited and published by his son, Luna, a year after Leopold's death from a heart attack. The collection of essays is considered to be a landmark book in the American conservation movement. The book has had over two million copies printed and has been translated into nine languages. It has informed and changed the environmental movement and stimulated a widespread interest in ecology as a science. Google Scholar, for example, lists nearly 2700 citations of this book.

    The Abc and Xyz Of Bee Culture by A I Root

    A cyclopedia of everything pertaining to the care of the honey-bee: bees, hives, honey, implements, honey-plants, etc. Facts gleaned from the experience of thousands of bee-keepers, and afterward verified in our apiary. (Subtitle of the 1910 edition.)

    The Foxfire Book by Eliot Wigginton

    The Foxfire Book: Hog Dressing, Log Cabin Building, Mountain Crafts and Foods, Planting by the Signs, Snake Lore, Hunting Tales, Faith Healing, Moonshining The "Foxfire" books began as a student-produced magazine in 1966 that contains stories and interviews from elders in their rural Southern Appalachian community.  The books are anthology collections of material from The Foxfire Magazine , edited and published by Eliot Wigginton.  

    The Double Helix by James D Watson

    "A Touchstone book."

    Last Child In the Woods by Richard Louv

    Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children From Nature-Deficit Disorder is a 2005 book by author Richard Louv that documents decreased exposure of children to nature in American society and how this "nature-deficit disorder" harms children and society. The book examines research and concludes that direct exposure to nature is essential for healthy childhood development and for the physical and emotional health of children and adults. The author also suggests solutions to the problems he describes. A revised and expanded edition was published in 2008.

    Isaac's Storm by Erik Larson

    Erik Larson, a contributor to Time magazine, is the author of The Naked Consumer and Lethal Passage (Crown, 1994). His work has appeared in The Atlantic , Harper's , and other national magazines. He lives in Seattle.

    The Birds Of America by John James Audubon

    Written by naturalist John James Audubon, the Birds of America is one of the most prized and collected books of all time. In addition to the stunning colors and detail in Audubon's work, it is noteworthy also because of its ambitious scope: to paint every bird in North America. Six of the birds painted have become extinct since its publication.

    Rising Tide by John M Barry

    An American epic of science, politics, race, honor, high society, and the Mississippi River, Rising Tide tells the riveting and nearly forgotten story of the greatest natural disaster this country has ever known -- the Mississippi flood of 1927. The river inundated the homes of nearly one million people, helped elect Huey Long governor and made Herbert Hoover president, drove hundreds of thousands of blacks north, and transformed American society and politics forever. A New York Times Notable Book of the Year, winner of the Southern Book Critics Circle Award and the Lillian Smith Award.

    The Art Of Raising a Puppy by The Monks Of New Skete

    Earth by Edward J Tarbuck, Dennis Tasa Frederick K Lutgens

    I Married Adventure by Osa Johnson

    The Observer's Book Of Garden Flowers by King Arthur

    The Observer's Book Of Wild Flowers by Stokoe W J

    Principles Of Environmental Science by William P ; Cunningham, Mary Ann Cunningham

    Includes index.

    Earth Science by Edward J Tarbuck, Dennis Tasa Frederick K Lutgens

    Ecology by Manuel C Molles

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