Gift Guide: For the Nature Enthusiast

If they enjoy birding, fresh air, and foraging, there is something on this list for them.

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Entangled Life: How Fungi Make Our Worlds, Change Our Minds & Shape Our Futures Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780525510321
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - April 13th, 2021

INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER • “Merlin Sheldrake’s marvelous tour of these diverse and extraordinary life forms is eye-opening on why humans should consider fungi among the greatest of earth’s marvels. . . . Wondrous.”—Time 


Water, Wood, and Wild Things: Learning Craft and Cultivation in a Japanese Mountain Town Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781984877529
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Published: Viking - March 23rd, 2021

"With this book, you feel you can stop time and savor the rituals of life." --Maira Kalman


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Site Fidelity: Stories Cover Image
$25.95
ISBN: 9780393531824
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - June 15th, 2021

Set in the western sagebrush steppe, Site Fidelity is a vivid, intimate, and deeply human exploration of life on the shifting terrain of our changing planet.


Migrations: A Novel Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781250204035
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Published: Flatiron Books - July 6th, 2021

* INSTANT NATIONAL BESTSELLER *

"Visceral and haunting" (New York Times Book Review) · "Hopeful" (Washington Post) · "Powerful" (Los Angeles Times) · "Thrilling" (TIME) · "Tantalizingly beautiful" (Elle) · "Suspenseful, atmospheric" (Vogue) · "Aching and poignant" (Guardian)
· "Gripping" (The Economist)


Touching Creatures, Touching Spirit: Living in a Sentient World Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781597091183
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Published: Red Hen Press - May 25th, 2021

Seed to Dust: Life, Nature, and a Country Garden Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9781771647687
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Published: Greystone Books - May 4th, 2021

The perfect gift for the gardener in your life, or for anyone who loved Late Migrations and H is for Hawk

A stunning meditation on gardening and the wisdom of plants, "that rare book that will appeal to nonfiction readers everywhere ... Candid, tender, thoughtful and absorbing." --Shelf Awareness (STARRED Review)


Zen and the Art of Saving the Planet Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780062954794
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Published: HarperOne - October 5th, 2021

NATIONAL BESTSELLER


The Glitter in the Green: In Search of Hummingbirds Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781541618190
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Published: Basic Books - April 20th, 2021

An acclaimed natural history writer follows the trail of the remarkable hummingbird all over the world.

Hummingbirds are a glittering, sparkling collective of over three hundred wildly variable species. For centuries, they have been revered by indigenous Americans, coveted by European collectors, and admired worldwide for their unsurpassed metallic plumage and immense character.


A World on the Wing: The Global Odyssey of Migratory Birds Cover Image
$32.00
ISBN: 9780393608908
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - March 30th, 2021

New York Times Bestseller

An exhilarating exploration of the science and wonder of global bird migration.


Islands of Abandonment: Nature Rebounding in the Post-Human Landscape Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781984878199
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Published: Viking - June 1st, 2021

A beautiful, lyrical exploration of the places where nature is flourishing in our absence
 
"[Flyn] captures the dread, sadness, and wonder of beholding the results of humanity's destructive impulse, and she arrives at a new appreciation of life, 'all the stranger and more valuable for its resilence.'" --The New Yorker


Rooted: Life at the Crossroads of Science, Nature, and Spirit Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780316426480
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Published: Little, Brown Spark - May 4th, 2021

Deepen your connection to the natural world with this inspiring meditation, "a path to the place where science and spirit meet" (Robin Wall Kimmerer).

In Rooted, cutting-edge science supports a truth that poets, artists, mystics, and earth-based cultures across the world have proclaimed over millennia: life on this planet is radically interconnected.


Vesper Flights Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780802158673
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Published: Grove Press - July 13th, 2021

From the New York Times bestselling author of H is for Hawk and winner of the Samuel Johnson Prize for nonfiction, comes a transcendent collection of essays about the human relationship to the natural world.


The Secret Life of Fungi: Discoveries From a Hidden World Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9781643137858
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Published: Pegasus Books - September 7th, 2021

Fungi are unlike any other living thing—they almost magically unique. Welcome to this astonishing world. . . 

Fungi can appear anywhere, from desert dunes to frozen tundra. They can invade our bodies and live between our toes or our floorboards.  They are unwelcome intruders or vastly expensive treats, and symbols of both death and eternal life.


The Hidden Life of Trees: What They Feel, How They Communicate--Discoveries from a Secret World Cover Image
By Peter Wohlleben, Tim Flannery (Foreword by), Jane Billinghurst (Translator)
$24.95
ISBN: 9781771642484
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Published: Greystone Books - September 13th, 2016

A NEW YORK TIMES, WASHINGTON POST, AND WALL STREET JOURNAL BESTSELLER - One of the most beloved books of our time: an illuminating account of the forest, and the science that shows us how trees communicate, feel, and live in social networks.


Late Migrations: A Natural History of Love and Loss Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781571313836
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Published: Milkweed Editions - March 30th, 2021

Selected as a TODAY Show #ReadWithJenna book club pick, Late Migrations is an unusual, captivating portrait of a family--and of the cycles of joy and grief that inscribe human lives within the natural world--from beloved New York Times contributing opinion writer Margaret Renkl.


Pastoral Song: A Farmer's Journey Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9780063073272
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Published: Custom House - August 3rd, 2021

The acclaimed chronicle of the regeneration of one family's traditional English farm


Silent Winds, Dry Seas: A Novel Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780385547024
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Published: Doubleday - August 17th, 2021

A sweeping debut novel that explores the intimate struggle for independence and success of a young descendant of Indian indentured laborers in Mauritius, a small multiracial island in the Indian Ocean.
 
"The beauty of Busjeet's splendid, often breathtaking book is, like the best stories of journeys to young adulthood, the precious and well-observed and heartbreaking details


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Below the Edge of Darkness: A Memoir of Exploring Light and Life in the Deep Sea Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780525509240
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Published: Random House - July 27th, 2021

A pioneering marine biologist takes us down into the deep ocean to understand bioluminescence—the language of light that helps life communicate in the darkness—and what it tells us about the future of life on Earth in this “thrilling blend of hard science and high adventure” (The New York Times Book Review). 


The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2021 (The Best American Series ®) Cover Image
By Ed Yong (Editor), Jaime Green (Editor)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780358400066
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Published: Mariner Books - October 12th, 2021

New York Times best-selling author and renowned science journalist Ed Yong compiles the best science and nature writing published in 2020. 

 “The stories I have chosen reflect where I feel the field of science and nature writing has landed, and where it could go,” Ed Yong writes in his introduction.