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When Languages Die: The Extinction of the World's Languages and the Erosion of Human Knowledge
3.85
I can't stop thinking about this book. It is, as my friend Emily Doolittle put it, a book "almost too sad to read," but it is also too urgent NOT to r...more
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Apr 18, 2013
 
The Wild Trees: A Story of Passion and Daring
4.02
Reading this book under the tall trees themselves, during a week-long camping trip in the Redwoods, was perfect. Still, it's not a perfect book. There...more
Jun 2009
Jun 27, 2009
 
Reading the Forested Landscape: A Natural History of New England
4.57
I fell in love with this book when I read it just months after it was first published. I re-read much of it while spending two months in Vermont in 20...more
Jan 1997
Apr 11, 2012
 
Off the Map
3.84
This book feels a bit dated now, though it’s not yet a decade old. Or perhaps I’ve outgrown this style of book: a little too obvious, a little too str...more
Apr 2006
Oct 14, 2007
 
The Great Remembering: Further Thoughts on Land, Soul, and Society
4.14
One of those books that really was meant to be an essay.
Jul 2011
Aug 12, 2011
 
Slow Time
4.05
I am breaking my own rule, here, giving a star-rating to a book by a friend. I am making an exception because this book is exceptional. I have read ma...more
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Sep 21, 2010
 
So Great A Vision: The Conservation Writings Of George Perkins Marsh (Middlebury Bicentennial Series In Environmental Studies)
4.00
Marsh's writing is so dense, I had to choose the greatest hits version. Many thanks to Stephen C. Trombulak for making this work more accessible!
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Sep 19, 2011
 
The Late Great Mexican Border: Reports from a Disappearing Line
3.67
This is a brilliant anthology -- sadly, out of print. The editors, a father and daughter, gathered many of the very best writers and thinkers along th...more
May 2008
Jun 01, 2008
 
The Everglades: River of Grass
4.08
Such an honor to read this book about the woman who, more than anyone else, we can thank for the fragments of the Everglades that survive today. A nat...more
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Sep 20, 2010
 
Birds of Florida Field Guide
4.23
My kind of field guide. As much as dichotomous keys bring back fond memories of my days as an undergraduate biology major, I have to admit that I pref...more
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Mar 27, 2011
 
National Audubon Society Regional Guide to Florida
4.37
Of all the Audubon regional field guides, this is only one devoted to a single state. (All the others cover an entire region of the United States.) No...more
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Mar 27, 2011
 
Hands on the Land: A History of the Vermont Landscape
4.05
I bought this book, on impulse, on my very last day as Writer in Residence at Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park. There bookstore had...more
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Apr 11, 2012
 
Scats and Tracks of the Desert Southwest
3.73
My five-year-old goddaughter and I really enjoyed learning together from this book.
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Dec 10, 2012
 
The Story of Vermont: a Natural and Cultural history
3.83
I love stories that happen on a geologic time scale. Hooray for natural scientists who know how to communicate in English. Hooray for social scientist...more
Feb 12, 2012
Sep 22, 2011
 
Zapotec Science: Farming and Food in the Northern Sierra of Oaxaca
4.18
One of those rare successful transformation of a doctoral thesis into a trade book. Might be the first good book written on this very important subjec...more
Jan 2004
Oct 14, 2007
 
The Everglades Handbook: Understanding the Ecosystem
3.94
This book is the BOMB. It is such a huge accomplishment. A 6!
Mar 16, 2013
Jan 09, 2013
 
The Stehekin We Remember
4.00
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May 06, 2012
 
Changes in the Land: Indians, Colonists, and the Ecology of New England
3.96
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Jan 1998
Apr 11, 2012
 
Reading the Mountains of Home
3.94
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Sep 19, 2011
 
National Parks: The American Experience (Third Edition)
3.62
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May 06, 2012
 
Let Them Eat Shrimp: The Tragic Disappearance of the Rainforests of the Sea
3.67
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Mar 12, 2012
Feb 06, 2012
 
Stehekin, a Valley in Time
3.00
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May 06, 2012
 
The Lure of the Local: Senses of Place in a Multicentered Society
4.20
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Jun 26, 2012
 
Field Guide to Old-Growth Forests: Exploring Ancient Forest Ecosystems from California to the Pacific Northwest
4.29
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Jul 02, 2012
 
Dwellers in the Land: The Bioregional Vision
4.12
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Jan 1992
Oct 14, 2007
 
The Unsettling of America: Culture and Agriculture
4.35
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Jan 1994
Oct 13, 2007
 
Wild Soundscapes: Discovering the Voice of the Natural World [With CD]
4.00
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Jan 09, 2013
 
Totch: A Life in the Everglades
3.99
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Feb 04, 2013
 
Cadastral Map
4.67
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Apr 09, 2013
 
Pilgrim at Tinker Creek
4.12
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Jan 1996
Oct 13, 2007
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