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Pilgrim at Tinker Creek by
Call Number: 508.75 DIL
Publication Date: 2013-09-10
Pilgrim at Tinker Creek is the story of a dramatic year in Virginia's Roanoke Valley. Annie Dillard sets out to see what she can see. What she sees are astonishing incidents of "beauty tangled in a rapture with violence." The result is an exhilarating tale of nature and its seasons.
The Abundance by
Call Number: 814 DIL
Publication Date: 2016-03-15
In recognition of the Pulitzer Prize-winning author's long and lauded career as a master essayist, a landmark collection, including her most beloved pieces and some rarely seen work, rigorously curated by the author herself.
Desert Solitaire by
Call Number: FIC ABB
Publication Date: 1988-04-01
Edward Abbey's account of two summers spent in southeastern Utah's canyonlands is surely one of the most enduring works of contemporary American nature writing. In it he tells of his stint as a park ranger at Arches National Monument, of his love for the natural beauty that surrounded him, and of his distaste for the modernizing improvements designed to increase visitation to the park. "I confess to being a nature lover," admits Abbey more than thirty years after his sojourn in the wilderness.
In Wildness Is the Preservation of the World by
Call Number: 818 THO
Publication Date: 2012-11-15
In 1962, photographer Eliot Porter and the Sierra Club founder, David Brower, published this bestselling, and now long-out-of-print, classic monograph that has often been referred to as ""the very first coffee table book"" ever published. Porter masterfully created and paired his color photographs of the New England woods with passages by writer Henry David Thoreau.
Publication Date: 1997-04-30
"Recent Thoreau scholarship has concentrated on Thoreau as prescient forest ecologist; McKibben - author of the End of Nature and one of our best-read social and environmental critics - places him firmly back in his role as cultural and spiritual seer.
My First Summer in the Sierra by
Call Number: 508.79 MUI
Publication Date: 2011-03-10
Scot Miller takes on the seminal work of John Muir, My First Summer in the Sierra. The book details Muir's first extended trip to the Sierra Nevada in what is now Yosemite National Park, a landscape that entranced him immediately and had a profound effect on his life.
Muir - Nature Writings by
Call Number: BIO MUI
Publication Date: 1997-04-22
In a lifetime of exploration, writing, and passionate political activism, John Muir became America's most eloquent spokesman for the mystery and majesty of the wilderness.
Silent Spring by
Call Number: 363.73 CAR
Publication Date: 2002-10-22
The book appeared in September of that year and the outcry that followed its publication forced the banning of DDT and spurred revolutionary changes in the laws affecting our air, land, and water.
Nature and Other Essays by
Call Number: 814 EME
Publication Date: 2009-01-15
A soul-satisfying collection of 12 essays by the noted philosopher and poet who embraced independence, rejected conformity, and loved nature.
Essential Writings of Ralph Waldo Emerson by
Call Number: 814 EME
Publication Date: 2010-09-01
Collective works of Ralph Waldo Emmerson.
Nature and Selected Essays by
Call Number: 814 EME
Publication Date: 2003-05-27
Emerson provides a world of nature, battered by the assaults of a burgeoning population but arrives at a flow to remind us of the spiritual elements of nature itself.
The Hour of Land by
Call Number: 333.78 WIL
Publication Date: 2016-05-31
America'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.
Call Number: 917.92 WIL
Publication Date: 2002-10-08
In this potent collage of stories, essays, and testimony, Williams makes a stirring case for the preservation of America's Redrock Wilderness in the canyon country of southern Utah. Williams reminds us that the preservation of wildness is not simply a political process but a spiritual one.
Call Number: 362.1 WIL
Publication Date: 1992-09-01
In the spring of 1983 Terry Tempest Williams learned that her mother was dying of cancer. That same season, The Great Salt Lake began to rise to record heights, threatening the Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge and the herons, owls, and snowy egrets that Williams, a poet and naturalist, had come to gauge her life by.