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amy-stewart's picture
A fascinating exploration of the world underground and one of its most amazing denizens. The earthworm may be small, spineless, and blind, but its role in the ecosystem is profound. It tills the soil, destroys microscopic organisms that cause plant disease, breaks down toxins, and turns soil into...
john-michael-greer's picture
An accessible and engaging introduction to contemporary Druid nature spirituality by the current Grand Archdruid of an American Druid order, The Druidry Handbook offers a hands-on guide to Druid methods of meditation, seasonal celebration, and living in harmony with the green Earth.
gary-g-gach's picture
By 1992, I had noted the revival of spiritual poetry ("devotional poetry") such as Coleman Barks' Rumi — more or less absent since the Industrial Revolution — and also all the poetry being published since 1950 ("beat") up to the present ("hiphop") influenced by...
richard-rhodes's picture
This unprecedented anthology of John James Audubon’s lively and colorful writings about the American wilderness reintroduces the great artist and ornithologist as an exceptional American writer, a predecessor to Thoreau, Emerson, and Melville. Audubon’s award-winning biographer, Richard Rhodes,...
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Born in 1785 in Saint Domingue (now Haiti), the bastard son of a French naval officer and a chambermaid, Audubon was taken to France by his father and then sent to America in 1803 to escape conscription into Napoleon’s army. He began drawing birds as a child, and in America this passion grew into...
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The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Making of the Atomic Bomb provides a unique perspective on the twentieth century through a lively collection of writings about the unexpected and paradoxical ways in which technology has changed our lives—and will affect our future. Technology has been the...
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A critic once said of T. Coraghessan Boyle, “More happens in one of Boyle’s stories than in most post-Victorian novels.” This is precisely the case in Without a Hero, fifteen stunning stories that each, in its own way, displays a virtuosity and versatility rare in literary America. In this, his...