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The Forest Unseen: A Year's Watch in Nature
I read a lot of books about nature, and this is one of the best and most enjoyable I've read. The author is a poet and naturalist; his beautiful writi...more
Dec 24, 2012
Mar 17, 2012
Suburban Safari: A Year on the Lawn
I loved this book. The author spent a year watching and learning about the critters and plants that live in her yard in Maine.Using a light, humorous...more
Sep 26, 2011
Sep 12, 2011
Birds and Bees: A Sexual Study
The only place I've seen this book is in used bookstores, which is a shame. It's a coffee table book illustrated with Stermer's gorgeous watercolors o...more
Jan 2003
May 26, 2008
Nests: Fifty Nests and the Birds that Built Them
The photography's gorgeous and each nest is a work of art. Opposite each full-page photograph is a page of information about the type of bird that bu...more
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Jun 11, 2011
Amazing Insects. Jean-Claude Teyssier
This is a stunning coffee table book. The wonderful photographs of carols insects in the wild are paired with the lyrical writings of the famed entomo...more
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Sep 17, 2011
Bringing Nature Home: How You Can Sustain Wildlife with Native Plants
This book will change the way you look at gardening. The author does a great job of presenting his premise (that by planting native plants, anyone can...more
Jun 2010
Jun 18, 2010
Pilgrim at Tinker Creek
This beautifully written book is one of my favorites. Dillard writes of exploring the natural world around her cabin as a poet.
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Oct 04, 2010
Soul of a Lion: One Woman's Quest to Rescue Africa's Wildlife Refugees
This is the inspiring story of Harnas Wildlife Foundation in Namibia, Marieta van der Merwe (the woman who started it), and the over 400 animals who c...more
Mar 13, 2011
Oct 04, 2010
Dark Banquet: Blood and the Curious Lives of Blood-Feeding Creatures
I really enjoyed the author's style--he brought a great sense of humor to an odd subject, which made for an enjoyable read. I loved the part about the...more
Nov 21, 2008
Oct 17, 2008
The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating
What a lovely book.
Sep 2010
Sep 17, 2010
The Devil's Teeth: A True Story of Obsession and Survival Among America's Great White Sharks
I really enjoyed listening to this book; the woman who narrated it did a great job. Anyone who likes sharks and/or adventure stories would like this b...more
Sep 2011
Aug 08, 2011
National Geographic Bird Coloration
I love this book! It explains everything related to the colors of birds, down to how the structure of their feathers influences how we perceive their...more
Jul 08, 2010
Jun 10, 2010
Eels: An Exploration, from New Zealand to the Sargasso, of the World's Most Mysterious Fish
I stopped reading this book after a few chapters; it was well-written but did not interest me as much as I thought it would.
Oct 23, 2010
Sep 26, 2010
The Tiger: A True Story of Vengeance and Survival
This is the gripping story of humankind's primal relationship with tigers, and of how it played out in modern-day Siberia. It is a beautifully written...more
Feb 05, 2012
Dec 23, 2011
The Wave: In Pursuit of the Rogues, Freaks, and Giants of the Ocean
I enjoyed her book Devil's Teeth so much that I couldn't wait to start her new book. I didn't enjoy this one as much because she spent a lot of time o...more
Dec 19, 2011
Sep 01, 2011
The Deep: The Extraordinary Creatures of the Abyss
This book is filled with stunning photographs of the ethereal creatures that live in the abyss, some of which have never been seen before. The text co...more
Jan 2008
Jun 07, 2008
This is a gorgeous book. Goldsworthy constructs art from natural elements he finds, and this book concentrates on constructions showing the passage of...more
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May 26, 2008
Hand to Earth
This is an overview of the artist's work from 1976-1990. It contains a beautiful selection of his work; I wasn't as interested in the text talking abo...more
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May 26, 2008
Love, Life, and Elephants: An African Love Story

I loved this book, which was filled with both the joy and the sorrow of caring for Africa's wildlife. The Sheldrakes led fascinating and heartfelt li...more
Jul 13, 2012
May 07, 2012
Fascinating Fungi of the North Woods
Alright, I admit it...I've wanted a copy of this book since it was published a few years ago. I love books by people who obviously love their subject....more
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Sep 27, 2008
Four Wings and a Prayer: Caught in the Mystery of the Monarch
This book was fascinating, and I really enjoyed reading it. Halpern writes with a sense of humor. She brings every aspect of the monarch butterfly, as...more
Oct 18, 2011
Aug 04, 2011
Birdology: Adventures with a Pack of Hens, a Peck of Pigeons, Cantankerous Crows, Fierce Falcons, Hip Hop Parrots, Baby Hummingbirds, and One Murderously Big Living Dinosaur
This book will beguile anyone who is interested in birds. It brims with stories of Sy Montgomery's experiences with birds, and the delight and awe she...more
Aug 2010
Jul 25, 2010
Mushrooms of Northeast North America: Midwest to New England
I've always been fascinated by mushrooms, especially the ones that grow on trees. This book is both a great field guide, and a source of a lot of inte...more
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Sep 27, 2008
ZooBorns: The Newest, Cutest Animals from the World's Zoos and Aquariums
This is a lovely little book. There are lots of sweet pictures of the babies, as well as information about each animal and about each species' conserv...more
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Nov 02, 2010
Frog: A Photographic Portrait
Another fabulous Thomas Marent creature book for an affordable price. The photography is beautiful, and you can tell the author loved his subject.
Nov 2008
Nov 21, 2008
Sex on Six Legs: Lessons on Life, Love, and Language from the Insect World
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Jul 27, 2011
The Beginning Naturalist: Weekly Encounters with the Natural World
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Feb 26, 2012
The Jewel Hunter
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Apr 13, 2012
The Man Who Planted Trees: Lost Groves, Champion Trees, and an Urgent Plan to Save the Planet
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Apr 16, 2012
Seeds: One Man's Serendipitous Journey to Find the Trees That Inspired Famous American Writers from Faulkner to Kerouac, Welty to Wharton
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Dec 15, 2011
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