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1 A Sand County Almanac with ...
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2 Walden
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3 A Walk in the Woods: Redisc...
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4 Desert Solitaire
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5 Silent Spring
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6 Pilgrim at Tinker Creek
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7 Into the Wild
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8 All Creatures Great and Small
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9 Watership Down
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10 My First Summer in the Sierra
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11 Into Thin Air: A Personal A...
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12 The Lorax
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13 The Snow Leopard
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14 The Old Man and the Sea
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15 Nature Writings: The Story ...
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16 Winter World: The Ingenuity...
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17 Last Child in the Woods: Sa...
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18 The Botany of Desire: A Pla...
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19 Born Free: A Lioness of Two...
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20 Keeping a Nature Journal: D...
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21 I Heard the Owl Call My Name
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22 The World Without Us
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23 The Monkey Wrench Gang
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24 Where the Wild Things Were:...
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25 The Sense of Wonder
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26 The Call of the Wild
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27 Never Cry Wolf
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28 Ring of Bright Water (Ring ...
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29 Nature and Selected Essays
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30 The Forest Unseen: A Year's...
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31 Down the River
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32 The Diversity of Life
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33 A River Runs Through It, an...
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34 Collapse: How Societies Cho...
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35 My Side of the Mountain (Mo...
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36 The Private Life of Plants:...
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37 Every Natural Fact: Five Se...
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38 Voyage of the Beagle
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38 Refuge: An Unnatural Histor...
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40 The Animal Dialogues: Uncom...
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41 The Song of the Dodo: Islan...
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42 The Emotional Lives of Anim...
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43 Ansel Adams: 400 Photographs
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44 The Beast in the Garden: Th...
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45 The Last Season
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46 Walking
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47 Animal, Vegetable, Miracle:...
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48 My Family and Other Animals
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49 The Lost City of Z: A Tale ...
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50 The Worst Hard Time: The Un...
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51 Touching the Void: The Harr...
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52 Wicked Bugs: The Louse That...
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53 The Country Diary of an Edw...
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54 The Yearling
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55 Nocturne, Opus 1: Sea Foam
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56 Of Wolves and Men
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57 Last Chance to See
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58 The Wilderness Warrior: The...
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59 Nature's Economy: A History...
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59 Tom Brown's Field Guide to ...
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61 The Sound of a Wild Snail E...
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62 The Beak of the Finch: A St...
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62 Self-Reliance and Other Essays
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64 Oryx and Crake (MaddAddam T...
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65 The Future of Life
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66 All Things Wise and Wonderful
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67 The Life of Birds
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68 Kon-Tiki: Across the Pacifi...
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69 Bringing Nature Home: How N...
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70 The Bedside Book of Birds: ...
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71 The Abstract Wild
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72 The Cay
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72 Dark Banquet: Blood and the...
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74 Your Inner Fish: A Journey ...
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75 The End of Nature
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76 The Ecology of Commerce: A ...
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77 American Earth: Environment...
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78 Second Nature: A Gardener's...
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79 Naturalist
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79 A Country Year: Living the ...
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81 The Year of the Flood (Madd...
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82 Life In Cold Blood
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83 One Man's Wilderness: An Al...
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83 The Milagro Beanfield War
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85 All Things Bright and Beaut...
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86 Brighty of the Grand Canyon
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87 The Lord God Made Them All
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88 White Fang
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89 Southcrop Forest
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89 Anthill
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89 King Solomon's Ring
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89 Le Stagioni in Città
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93 Looking for Alaska
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93 The Island Within
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95 The Daily Coyote: Story of ...
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96 We Took To The Woods
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97 On Growth and Form
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97 Being Caribou: Five Months ...
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99 Life Everlasting: The Anima...
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99 Here Be Dragons: How the St...
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Ted Dettweiler Missing one of my favourite nature books: Tropical Nature: Life and Death in the Rain Forests of Central and South America by Adrian Forsyth, Ken Miyata with illustrations by Sarah Landry. Frommers guide to Costa Rica recommended this book and I read it just before a Costa Rica / Panama trip. Enlightened my stay in the tropical forest.


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