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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 Pilgrim at Tinker Creek
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5 Silent Spring
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6 Desert Solitaire
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7 Into the Wild
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8 My First Summer in the Sierra
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9 Watership Down
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10 All Creatures Great and Small
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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 The Monkey Wrench Gang
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17 Winter World
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18 Last Child in the Woods: Sa...
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19 The World Without Us
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20 Keeping a Nature Journal: D...
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21 The Botany of Desire: A Pla...
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22 Where the Wild Things Were:...
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23 Born Free: A Lioness of Two...
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24 The Sense of Wonder
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25 I Heard the Owl Call My Name
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26 The Call of the Wild
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27 Ring of Bright Water (Ring ...
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28 The Forest Unseen: A Year's...
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29 Collapse: How Societies Cho...
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30 My Side of the Mountain (Mo...
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31 Never Cry Wolf
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32 Nature and Selected Essays
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33 Down the River
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34 The Private Life of Plants:...
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35 A River Runs Through It, an...
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36 The Diversity of Life
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37 Every Natural Fact: Five Se...
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38 Animal, Vegetable, Miracle:...
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39 Walking
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40 My Family and Other Animals
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41 Voyage of the Beagle
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41 Refuge: An Unnatural Histor...
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43 The Song of the Dodo: Islan...
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44 The Emotional Lives of Anim...
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45 The Beast in the Garden: Th...
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46 The Last Season
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47 The Lost City of Z: A Tale ...
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47 The Worst Hard Time: The Un...
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49 The Animal Dialogues: Uncom...
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50 Touching the Void: The Harr...
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51 The Beak of the Finch: A St...
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52 The Yearling
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52 Wicked Bugs: The Louse That...
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54 Ansel Adams: 400 Photographs
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55 Nocturne, Opus 1: Sea Foam
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56 The Abstract Wild
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57 All Things Wise and Wonderful
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58 Of Wolves and Men
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59 Last Chance to See
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60 The Wilderness Warrior: The...
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61 Nature's Economy: A History...
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61 Tom Brown's Field Guide to ...
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63 The Sound of a Wild Snail E...
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64 Your Inner Fish: A Journey ...
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65 The Year of the Flood (Madd...
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66 Self-Reliance and Other Essays
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67 Oryx and Crake (MaddAddam T...
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67 The Country Diary of an Edw...
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69 The Future of Life
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70 The Life of Birds
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71 The Island Within
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72 Arctic Dreams
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73 Bringing Nature Home: How N...
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74 The Bedside Book of Birds: ...
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75 The Cay
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75 Dark Banquet: Blood and the...
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75 All Things Bright and Beaut...
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78 Ada Blackjack: A True Story...
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79 The Lord God Made Them All
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80 The End of Nature
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81 The Ecology of Commerce: A ...
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82 American Earth: Environment...
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82 My Ántonia
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84 Second Nature: A Gardener's...
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85 Kon-Tiki: Across the Pacifi...
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86 At Play in the Fields of th...
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87 Naturalist
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87 A Country Year: Living the ...
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89 Ever Since Darwin: Reflecti...
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90 Life In Cold Blood
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91 One Man's Wilderness: An Al...
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91 The Milagro Beanfield War
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93 Wind, Sand and Stars
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94 Wilderness Journeys
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95 Southcrop Forest
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95 King Solomon's Ring
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95 Le Stagioni in Città
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95 The Singing Wilderness
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99 Looking for Alaska
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100 We Took To The Woods
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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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