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Nature Writing

Seth loves nature writing. Therefore, TBC has a lot of books on nature writing. These are some favorites that you should be reading!

Margaret Renkl
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THE PERFECT GIFT FOR NATURE LOVERS, BIRDERS, AND GARDENERS, WITH ORIGINAL COLOR ART THROUGHOUT * USA TODAY BESTSELLER * NATIONAL BESTSELLER * AMAZON EDITOR'S PICK * INDIE NEXT PICK From the beloved New York Times opinion writer and bestselling author of Late Migrations comes a "howling love letter t ... Read More about
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Hannah Stowe
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"A sensuous book, more felt than described, more described than explained, more painted than penned: part memoir, part journal and. . . . part natural mystery tour."—Carl Safina, The New York Times Book Review A book to sweep you away from the shore, into a wild world of water, whale, storm, and sta ... Read More about
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A magnificent illustrated journey into California's famed deserts and the astonishingly abundant life they contain. 2023 Glenn Goldman Award Winner for California Lifestyle, Chosen by the California Independent Booksellers Alliance A San Francisco Chronicle Bestseller From Obi Kaufmann, author-illu ... Read More about
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Shortlisted for the NYPL's 2024 Helen Bernstein Book Award for Excellence in Journalism A New York Times Notable Book of 2023 and an Editors' Choice • A Science News Favorite Book of 2023 • A Kirkus Reviews Best Nonfiction Book of 2023 • A Smithsonian Staff Favorite of 2023 • A New Yorker Best Book ... Read More about
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A LITHUB BEST NONFICTION BOOK OF SUMMER In the powerful introduction Terry Tempest Williams reminds us, "Our wild promise within the Endangered Species Act to protect and keep safe threatened and critically endangered species from extinction can become vows of action." For the past fifty years, this ... Read More about
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"Finch is today’s best, most perceptive Cape Cod writer in a line extending all the way back to Henry David Thoreau." —Christian Science Monitor Weaving together Robert Finch’s collected writings from over fifty years and a thousand miles of walking along Cape Cod’s Atlantic coast, The Outer Beach i ... Read More about
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Torbjørn Ekelund
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"What Ekelund is] addressing is the intention to walk one's way to meaning: the walk as spiritual exercise, a kind of vision quest... A key strategy for finding ourselves, then, is to first get lost."--The New York Times Book Review An ode to paths and the journeys we take through nature, as told ... Read More about
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Robert Macfarlane
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The acclaimed author of The Wild Places and Underland examines the subtle ways we are shaped by the landscapes through which we move Chosen by Slate as one of the 50 best nonfiction books of the past 25 years In this exquisitely written book, which folds together natural history, cartography, geolog ... Read More about
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In this evocative and heart-wrenching memoir, a hard-working Welsh molecatcher reveals his double life as a poet and a dreamer - "A wonderful memoir ... hands down the most charming book I read last year."--Margaret Renkl, The New York Times "How to Catch a Mole is a small book of many things. In qu ... Read More about
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Roger Deakin
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A Mother Jones' Best Book of the Year “A classic ode to wild swimming.” —Outside A masterpiece of nature writing, Roger Deakin’s Waterlog is a fascinating and inspiring journey into the aquatic world that surrounds us.  In an attempt to discover his island nation from a new perspective, Roger Deakin ... Read More about
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Named a Best Book of 2023 by Scientific American This timely and captivating look at the hidden impact of light pollution is “rich in revelation and insight…lyrical” (The Wall Street Journal) and urges us to cherish natural darkness for the sake of the environment, our own well-being, and all life o ... Read More about
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The first people in the New World were few, their encampments fleeting. On a side of the planet no human had ever seen, different groups arrived from different directions, and not all at the same time. The land they reached was fully inhabited by megafauna—mastodons, giant bears, mammoths, saber-too ... Read More about
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A beautiful, lyrical exploration of the places where nature is flourishing in our absence "[Flyn] captures the dread, sadness, and wonder of beholding the results of humanity's destructive impulse, and she arrives at a new appreciation of life, 'all the stranger and more valuable for its resilence.' ... Read More about
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A fascinating natural history of an incredibly curious substance. “Preternaturally hardened whale dung” is not the first image that comes to mind when we think of perfume, otherwise a symbol of glamour and allure. But the key ingredient that makes the sophisticated scent linger on the skin is preci ... Read More about
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Philip Hoare
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"A love letter to the 'largest, loudest, oldest' mammal ever to have existed...exhilarating." -People Magazine Winner of the BBC Samuel Johnson Prize for Nonfiction, From his childhood fascination with the gigantic Natural History Museum model of a blue whale, to his abiding love of Moby-Dick, to hi ... Read More about
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Barry Lopez (Editor)
Current price: $19.95
Hailed by book reviewers as a "masterpiece," "gorgeous and fascinating," and "sheer pleasure," Home Ground: A Guide to the American Landscape was published in fall 2006 in hardcover. It was met with outstanding reviews and strong sales, going into three printings. A language-lover's dream, this visi ... Read More about
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Jonathan Drori
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An inspirational and beautifully illustrated book that tells the stories of 80 plants from around the globe. In his follow-up to the bestselling Around the World in 80 Trees, Jonathan Drori takes another trip across the globe, bringing to life the science of plants by revealing how their worlds are ... Read More about
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Longlisted for an Andrew Carnegie Medal for ExcellenceA Washington Post Notable Book of the YearAmerica’s national parks are breathing spaces in a world in which such spaces are steadily disappearing, which is why more than 300 million people visit the parks each year. Now Terry Tempest Williams, th ... Read More about
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Robert Macfarlane
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National Bestseller • New York Times "100 Notable Books of the Year" • NPR "Favorite Books of 2019" • Guardian "100 Best Books of the 21st Century" • Winner of the National Outdoor Book Award "Mesmerizing…Underland is a portal of light in dark times." —Terry Tempest Williams, New York Times Book Rev ... Read More about
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Amy Leach
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From the cosmic to the quotidian, this collection of essays by Amy Leach asks us to reconsider our kinship with the wild world. The debut collection of a writer whose accolades precede her: a Whiting Award, a Rona Jaffe Award, a Best American Essays selection, and a Pushcart Prize, all received befo ... Read More about
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Elizabeth Kolbert
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WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZEONE OF THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW'S 10 BEST BOOKS OF THE YEARA NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERA NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD FINALIST A major book about the future of the world, blending intellectual and natural history and field reporting into a powerful account of ... Read More about
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"Hands-down one of the most beautiful books of the year." --NPR From beloved, award-winning poet Aimee Nezhukumatathil comes a debut work of nonfiction--a collection of essays about the natural world, and the way its inhabitants can teach, support, and inspire us. As a child, Nezhukumatathil called ... Read More about
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Obi Kaufmann
Current price: $45.00
#1 San Francisco Chronicle Best Seller Winner, 2018 California Book Award Gold Medal (Notable Contribution to Publishing) Winner, 2018 NCIBA Book of the Year Award (Regional Interest) Finalist, 2018 Northern California Book Awards "A gorgeously illustrated compendium."--Sunset This lavishly illustr ... Read More about
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Dava Sobel
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Dava Sobel's The Glass Universe will be available from Viking in December 2016 With her bestsellers Longitude and Galileo's Daughter, Dava Sobel introduced readers to her rare gift for weaving complex scientific concepts into a compelling narrative. Now Sobel brings her full talents to bear on what ... Read More about