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For a hundred and fifty years, between the plod of packhorse trains and the arrival of the railways, canals were the high-tech water machine driving the industrial revolution. Amazing feats of engineering, they carried the rural into the city and the urban into the countryside, and changed the lives of ...
Water Ways: A thousand miles along Britain's canals
For a hundred and fifty years, between the plod of packhorse trains and the arrival of the railways, canals were the high-tech water machine driving the industrial revolution. Amazing feats of engineering, they carried the rural into the city and the urban into the countryside, and changed the lives of everyone. And then, just when their purpose was extinguished by modern transport, they were saved from extinction and repurposed as a 'slow highways' network, a peaceful and countrywide haven from our too-busy age. Today, there are more boats on the canals than in their Victorian heyday. Writer and slow adventurer Jasper Winn spent a year exploring Britain's waterways on foot and by bike, in a kayak and on narrowboats. Along a thousand miles of 'wet roads and water streets' he discovered a world of wildlife corridors, underground adventures, the hardware of heritage and history, new boating communities, endurance kayak races and remote towpaths. He shared journeys with some of the last working boat people and met the anglers, walkers, boaters, activists, volunteers and eccentrics who have made the waterways their home. In Britain most of us live within five miles of a canal, and reading this book we will see them in an entirely new light.
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28.99 USD

Water Ways: A thousand miles along Britain's canals

by Jasper Winn
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After a decade of heavy partying and hard drinking in London, Amy Liptrot returns home to Orkney, a remote island off the north of Scotland. The Outrun maps Amy's inspiring recovery as she walks along windy coasts, swims in icy Atlantic waters, tracks Orkney's wildlife, and reconnects with her parents, ...
The Outrun: A Memoir
After a decade of heavy partying and hard drinking in London, Amy Liptrot returns home to Orkney, a remote island off the north of Scotland. The Outrun maps Amy's inspiring recovery as she walks along windy coasts, swims in icy Atlantic waters, tracks Orkney's wildlife, and reconnects with her parents, revisiting and rediscovering the place that shaped her. A Guardian Best Nonfiction Book of 2016 Sunday Times Top Ten Bestseller New Statesman Book of the Year
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16.750000 USD

The Outrun: A Memoir

by Amy Liptrot
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Bringing together new writing by some of the field's most compelling voices from the United States and Europe, this is the first book to examine Italy-as a territory of both matter and imagination-through the lens of the environmental humanities. The contributors offer a wide spectrum of approaches-including ecocriticism, film studies, ...
Italy and the Environmental Humanities: Landscapes, Natures, Ecologies
Bringing together new writing by some of the field's most compelling voices from the United States and Europe, this is the first book to examine Italy-as a territory of both matter and imagination-through the lens of the environmental humanities. The contributors offer a wide spectrum of approaches-including ecocriticism, film studies, environmental history and sociology, eco-art, and animal and landscape studies-to move past cliche and reimagine Italy as a hybrid, plural, eloquent place. Among the topics investigated are post-seismic rubble and the stratifying geosocial layers of the Anthropocene, the landscape connections in the work of writers such as Calvino and Buzzati, the contaminated fields of the ecomafia's trafficking, Slow Food's gastronomy of liberation, poetic birds and historic forests, resident parasites, and nonhuman creatures. At a time when the tension between the local and the global requires that we reconsider our multiple roots and porous place-identities, Italy and the Environmental Humanities builds a creative critical discourse and offers a series of new voices that will enrich not just nationally oriented discussions, but the entire debate on environmental culture.
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68.250000 USD

Italy and the Environmental Humanities: Landscapes, Natures, Ecologies

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Bringing together new writing by some of the field's most compelling voices from the United States and Europe, this is the first book to examine Italy-as a territory of both matter and imagination-through the lens of the environmental humanities. The contributors offer a wide spectrum of approaches-including ecocriticism, film studies, ...
Italy and the Environmental Humanities: Landscapes, Natures, Ecologies
Bringing together new writing by some of the field's most compelling voices from the United States and Europe, this is the first book to examine Italy-as a territory of both matter and imagination-through the lens of the environmental humanities. The contributors offer a wide spectrum of approaches-including ecocriticism, film studies, environmental history and sociology, eco-art, and animal and landscape studies-to move past cliche and reimagine Italy as a hybrid, plural, eloquent place. Among the topics investigated are post-seismic rubble and the stratifying geosocial layers of the Anthropocene, the landscape connections in the work of writers such as Calvino and Buzzati, the contaminated fields of the ecomafia's trafficking, Slow Food's gastronomy of liberation, poetic birds and historic forests, resident parasites, and nonhuman creatures. At a time when the tension between the local and the global requires that we reconsider our multiple roots and porous place-identities, Italy and the Environmental Humanities builds a creative critical discourse and offers a series of new voices that will enrich not just nationally oriented discussions, but the entire debate on environmental culture.
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34.120000 USD

Italy and the Environmental Humanities: Landscapes, Natures, Ecologies

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For centuries, poets and philosophers extolled the benefits of a walk in the woods: Beethoven drew inspiration from rocks and trees; Wordsworth composed while walking over the heath; Nikola Tesla conceived the electric motor while visiting a park. From forest paths in Korea to islands in Finland to eucalyptus groves ...
The Nature Fix: Why Nature Makes Us Happier, Healthier, and More Creative
For centuries, poets and philosophers extolled the benefits of a walk in the woods: Beethoven drew inspiration from rocks and trees; Wordsworth composed while walking over the heath; Nikola Tesla conceived the electric motor while visiting a park. From forest paths in Korea to islands in Finland to eucalyptus groves in California, Florence Williams investigates the science at the confluence of environment, mood, health and creativity. Delving into new research, she uncovers the powers of the natural world to improve health, promote reflection and innovation, and strengthen our relationships. As our lives shift indoors, these ideas-and the answers they yield-are more urgent than ever.
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22.17 USD

The Nature Fix: Why Nature Makes Us Happier, Healthier, and More Creative

by Florence Williams
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For the first time together, A River Trilogy combines three classic works on fly fishing by W. D. Wetherell. Contained here are some of Wetherell's most poetic pieces, a combination of spontaneous journal entries, reflections on contemplative excursions, and outright fishing tales. Each passage is filled with moving imagery describing ...
A River Trilogy: A Fly-Fishing Life
For the first time together, A River Trilogy combines three classic works on fly fishing by W. D. Wetherell. Contained here are some of Wetherell's most poetic pieces, a combination of spontaneous journal entries, reflections on contemplative excursions, and outright fishing tales. Each passage is filled with moving imagery describing the beauty of the river and the natural world that surrounds it. The first book in the collection, Vermont River, is an elegy to the author's love of fly fishing in his native Vermont. Selected by Trout magazine as one of the thirty finest works on fly fishing, Vermont River will move readers with its radiant descriptions of Wetherell's beloved sport and region. In Upland Streams, Wetherell explores the meandering streams and crooked creeks that dot New England's landscape, the mighty rivers that flow through the Southwest, and the crags and lochs that fill the countryside of Scotland. Conveyed with characteristic humor and introspection, Upland Streams chronicles moments of life lived close to nature in all its majesty. One River More, the final volume in the collection, begins as a traditional chronicle of trout fishing in Vermont and Montana. It quickly, however, becomes a rich exploration of some of the most essential human experiences: love of nature and love of family.
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28.340000 USD

A River Trilogy: A Fly-Fishing Life

by W D Wetherell
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Walden
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41.990000 USD

Walden

by Henry David Thoreau
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Walden
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12.600000 USD

Walden

by Henry David Thoreau
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Walden: Or, Life in the Woods
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17.840000 USD

Walden: Or, Life in the Woods

by Henry David Thoreau
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My First Summer in Sierra
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7.340000 USD

My First Summer in Sierra

by John Muir
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Walden
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24.140000 USD

Walden

by Henry David Thoreau
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Thoughts on Man
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9.440000 USD

Thoughts on Man

by William Godwin
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Revolution and Other Essays
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7.340000 USD

Revolution and Other Essays

by Jack London
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Revolution and Other Essays
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38.840000 USD

Revolution and Other Essays

by Jack London
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Walden
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57.740000 USD

Walden

by Henry David Thoreau
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In a Flock of Pigeons Be a Flamingo: Daily Writing Journal, Notebook Planner, Lined Paper, 100 Pages (6 X 9) School Teachers Students
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7.340000 USD

In a Flock of Pigeons Be a Flamingo: Daily Writing Journal, Notebook Planner, Lined Paper, 100 Pages (6 X 9) School Teachers Students

by Slo Treasures
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Goldfish: Goldfish Journal, Planner, Diary, Fishing Notebook
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8.400000 USD

Goldfish: Goldfish Journal, Planner, Diary, Fishing Notebook

by Mary Hirose
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Walden and on the Duty of Civil Disobedience
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14.690000 USD

Walden and on the Duty of Civil Disobedience

by Henry David Thoreau
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The World as We Don't See It
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10.430000 USD

The World as We Don't See It

by Mirza Yawar Baig
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Walden: Or, Life in the Woods
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10.080000 USD

Walden: Or, Life in the Woods

by Henry David Thoreau
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Walden (Illustrated Edition)
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26.240000 USD

Walden (Illustrated Edition)

by Henry David Thoreau
Hardback
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Packaged in handsome, affordable trade editions, Clydesdale Classics is a new series of essential works. From the musings of academics such as Thomas Paine in Common Sense to the striking personal narrative of Harriet Jacobs in Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, this new series is a comprehensive ...
Walden and Civil Disobedience
Packaged in handsome, affordable trade editions, Clydesdale Classics is a new series of essential works. From the musings of academics such as Thomas Paine in Common Sense to the striking personal narrative of Harriet Jacobs in Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, this new series is a comprehensive collection of our intellectual history through the words of the exceptional few. First published in 1854, Walden was written by the renowned transcendentalist Henry David Thoreau about his experience living off the land at Walden Pond for more than two years. Thoreau divides his deliberations and meditations into a variety of sections which include his views on economy and the natural world, the importance of reading and literature, the values of both solitude and companionship, and other personal reflections. In addition to Walden, this edition also includes Thoreau's essay on Civil Disobedience, which discusses his views on the nature of government and its negative effects on society. With a new foreword by survivalist Matt Graham, venture into the woods with Thoreau and explore the complexities of life and truth in this classic piece of American literature.
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5.780000 USD

Walden and Civil Disobedience

by Henry David Thoreau
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Extraordinary new insights into the minds and lives of our fellow creatures from two of the world's top animal authors, Elizabeth Marshall Thomas and Sy Montgomery. A Mail on Sunday Critic's Pick Best Read of the Year In their writing and in their lives and in their remarkable friendship, Liz ...
Tamed and Untamed: Brief Encounters of the Animal Kind
Extraordinary new insights into the minds and lives of our fellow creatures from two of the world's top animal authors, Elizabeth Marshall Thomas and Sy Montgomery. A Mail on Sunday Critic's Pick Best Read of the Year In their writing and in their lives and in their remarkable friendship, Liz and Sy break down false barriers and carry us closer to our fellow creatures. --from the foreword by Vicki Constantine Croke, author of Elephant Company Tamed and Untamed a collection of essays penned by two of the world's most celebrated animal writers, Sy Montgomery and Elizabeth Marshall Thomas explores the minds, lives, and mysteries of animals as diverse as snails, house cats, hawks, sharks, dogs, lions, and even octopuses. Drawing on stories of animals both wild and domestic, the two authors, also best friends, created this book to put humans back into the animal world. The more we learn about what other animals think and do, they explain, the more we understand ourselves as animals, too. Writes Montgomery, The list of attributes once thought to be unique to our species from using tools to waging war is not only rapidly shrinking, but starting to sound less and less impressive when we compare them with other animals' powers. With humor, empathy, and introspection, Montgomery and Thomas look into the lives of all kinds of creatures from man's best friend to the great white shark and examine the ways we connect with our fellow species. Both authors have devoted their lives to sharing the animal kingdom's magic with others, and their combined wisdom is an indispensable contribution to the field of animal literature. The book contains a foreword by Vicki Constantine Croke, author of the bestseller Elephant Company.
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23.88 USD

Tamed and Untamed: Brief Encounters of the Animal Kind

by Sy Montgomery, Elizabeth Marshall Thomas
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In My Father's Garden
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20.990000 USD

In My Father's Garden

by Lisa C Murphy
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The Mountains of California
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17.800000 USD

The Mountains of California

by John Muir
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In Berry's new book, The Art of Loading Brush, he is a frustrated advocate, speaking out against local wastefulness and distant idealism; he is a gentle friend, asserting, as he always has, the hope possible in caring for the world, and your specific place in it . . . The ...
The Art of Loading Brush: New Agrarian Writings
In Berry's new book, The Art of Loading Brush, he is a frustrated advocate, speaking out against local wastefulness and distant idealism; he is a gentle friend, asserting, as he always has, the hope possible in caring for the world, and your specific place in it . . . The Art of Loading Brush is singular in Berry's corpus. The Paris Review Berry's essays, continuing arguments begun in The Unsettling of America 40 years ago, will be familiar to longtime readers, blending his farm work with his interests in literature old and new . . . Vintage Berry sure to please and instruct his many admirers. Kirkus Reviews (starred review) [Berry] has never written better. Booklist (starred review) Wendell Berry's profound critique of American culture has entered its sixth decade, and in this gathering he reaches with deep devotion toward a long view of Agrarian philosophy. Mr. Berry believes that American cultural problems are nearly always aligned with their agricultural problems, and recent events have shone a terrible spotlight on the divides between our urban and rural citizens. Our communities are as endangered as our landscapes. There is, as Berry outlines, still much work to do, and our daily lives--in hope and affection--must triumph over despair. Mr. Berry moves deftly between the real and the imagined. The Art of Loading Brush is an energetic mix of essays and stories, including The Thought of Limits in a Prodigal Age, which explores Agrarian ideals as they present themselves historically and as they might apply to our work today. The Presence of Nature in the Natural World is added here as the bookend of this developing New Agrarianism. Four stories extend the Port William story as it follows Andy Catlett throughout his life to this present moment. Andy works alongside his grandson in The Art of Loading Brush, one of the most moving and tender stories of the entire Port William cycle. Filled with insights and new revelations from a mind thorough in its considerations and careful in its presentations, The Art of Loading Brush is a necessary and timely collection.
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27.300000 USD

The Art of Loading Brush: New Agrarian Writings

by Wendell Berry
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La Nature Chez Elle Et M nagerie Intime
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26.200000 USD

La Nature Chez Elle Et M nagerie Intime

by Theophile Gautier
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Every living thing has two bodies. To be an animal is to be in possession of a physical body, a body which can eat, drink and sleep; it is also to be embedded in a worldwide network of ecosystems. When every human body has an uncanny global presence, how do ...
The Second Body
Every living thing has two bodies. To be an animal is to be in possession of a physical body, a body which can eat, drink and sleep; it is also to be embedded in a worldwide network of ecosystems. When every human body has an uncanny global presence, how do we live with ourselves? In this timely and elegant essay, Daisy Hildyard captures the second body by exploring how the human is a part of animal life. She meets Richard, a butcher in Yorkshire, and sees pigs turned into boiled ham; and Gina, an environmental criminologist, who tells her about leopards and silver foxes kept as pets in luxury apartments. She speaks to Luis, a biologist, about the origins of life; and talks to Nadezhda about fungi in an effort to understand how we define animal life. Eventually, her second body comes to visit her first body when the river flooded her home last year. THE SECOND BODY is a brilliantly lucid account of the dissolving boundaries between all life on earth.
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18.75 USD

The Second Body

by Daisy Hildyard
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Beginning with Yuka, a 39,000-year-old mummified woolly mammoth recently found in the Siberian permafrost, each of the sixteen essays in Animals Strike Curious Poses investigates a different famous animal named and immortalised by humans. Here are the starling that inspired Mozart with its song, Darwin's tortoise Harriet, and in an ...
Animals Strike Curious Poses
Beginning with Yuka, a 39,000-year-old mummified woolly mammoth recently found in the Siberian permafrost, each of the sixteen essays in Animals Strike Curious Poses investigates a different famous animal named and immortalised by humans. Here are the starling that inspired Mozart with its song, Darwin's tortoise Harriet, and in an extraordinary essay, Jumbo the elephant (and how they tried to electrocute him). Modelled loosely on a medieval bestiary, these witty , playful, provocative essays traverse history, myth, science and more, introducing a stunning new writer to British readers.
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22.17 USD

Animals Strike Curious Poses

by Elena Passarello
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Writer and photographer Gary Lantz has always felt most at home in what the Osage used to call the heart stays country-the southern edge of the Flint Hills tallgrass prairie in Oklahoma's Osage County. It's a place of grassy mounds with lots of rocks underfoot and clusters of crooked little ...
Heart Stays Country: Meditations from the Southern Flint Hills
Writer and photographer Gary Lantz has always felt most at home in what the Osage used to call the heart stays country-the southern edge of the Flint Hills tallgrass prairie in Oklahoma's Osage County. It's a place of grassy mounds with lots of rocks underfoot and clusters of crooked little oaks providing shade. It started young, his long-lasting love affair with a landscape that unnerves the uninitiated a little, mostly because it just seems so empty, and it has persisted through his entire life. As proud grasslanders know, the prairie is biologically fulfilling, unique, and increasingly rare: biologists from the National Park Service and the Nature Conservancy agree that a healthy prairie remains one of the most ecologically diverse and dynamic ecosystems on this planet-as well as one of the rarest left on earth. This landscape that once inspired rapturous exclamations from travelers headed west on horseback now mostly exists in fragments exiled from each other by cropland, cities, and interstate highways.Historically, tallgrass prairie stretched from Canada to Texas, from central Kansas to Indiana. Now the last major expanse of tallgrass occurs in the Flint Hills, a verdant landscape extending in a north-south strip across eastern Kansas and into northern Oklahoma's Osage County. In these essays, Gary Lantz brings the beautiful diversity of the prairie home to all of us.
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26.250000 USD

Heart Stays Country: Meditations from the Southern Flint Hills

by Gary Lantz
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