Peggy Spilker

  BOOKSELLER EMERITUS A part-time bookseller from 1987 to 2011, Peggy is also a mom of steel, observer of nature and great reader.
Finding Beauty in a Broken World Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780375725197
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Published: Vintage Books USA - October 6th, 2009

Finding Beauty in a Broken World In her wonderful way with words, Terry Tempest Williams has written Finding Beauty in a Broken World in which she expresses concerns with our relationship between humankind and the natural world. Some say this book, due out October 7th, is her most powerful book to date. Mark your calendar to pick up this important new release by the author of Refuge. -- Peggy Spilker


The River Why Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9781578050840
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Published: Sierra Club Books - August 5th, 2002

A very exciting writer who can really stir you up with his environmental thoughts. Read his articles in Sierra magazine.


Coming Into the Country Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780374522872
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - April 1st, 1991

The future of our land north of the Brooks Range (and south) is in much danger right now. This book is divided into three parts: I. The Northern Tree Line II. Urban Alaska III. In the Bush


Heart Earth Cover Image
$13.95
ISBN: 9780156031080
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Published: Harvest Books - June 1st, 2006

Anything written by Ivan Doig will prove the power of language. - Peggy Spilker


Grizzly Years: In Search of the American Wilderness Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780805045437
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Published: St. Martin's Press - September 5th, 2000

A twenty year walk in the wilderness of Montana and Wyoming must be very exciting, particularly when studying the great grizzly bear. One, two, and three readings -- I'm still enjoying and learning from Doug Peacock.


One Man's Owl Cover Image
$52.50
ISBN: 9780691000657
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Published: Princeton University Press - January 2nd, 1994

Tells the story of the author and a great horned owl and how they came to know each other over three summers in the Maine woods. Heinrich is a professor of zoology at the University of Vermont.


Land Circle Cover Image
$44.93
ISBN: 9781555911423
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Published: Fulcrum Group - May 23rd, 2006

Linda is the first woman to receive a Western American Writer's Award. She is a poet, essayist , and working ranch woman.


Living on the Wind: Across the Hemisphere with Migratory Birds Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780865475915
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Published: North Point Press - April 15th, 2000

Looks at bird migration, following birds such as hawks and songbirds on their paths, and describes habitat degradation and deforestation that threaten migration


A Wonderment of Mountains, the Great Smokies Cover Image
By Carson Brewer, Sam Venable (Introduction by)
$19.95
ISBN: 9781572332409
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Published: University of Tennessee Press - October 1st, 2003

These beautiful nature essays originally appeared as columns in the Knoxville News Sentinel, where Brewer (1920-2003) was a reporter and columnist for more than forty years. He was active with the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and very concerned with its conservation. In the early 1970s my dad and I enjoyed a hike up Mt.LeConte with Brewer and his wife. The group hiking was clebrating "Uncle" Rufus Morgan's 80th birthday. It was quite an active group! -- Peggy Spilker


On the Wing: To the Edge of the Earth with the Peregrine Falcon Cover Image
$28.75
ISBN: 9780375415517
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Published: Knopf Publishing Group - September 7th, 2004

An extremely interesting narrative of the author's tracking of the transcontinental migration of the peregrine falcon. This has never been attempted to such great lengths. The migration route ranges from the windswept flats of the Texas barrier islands to the Arctic, then back south through Mexico and into the Caribbean. To quote Ann Richards, "This is a high-spirited story of a beautiful species and the environmental issues affecting its life."


Where Mountains Are Nameless: Passion and Politics in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge Cover Image
$18.34
ISBN: 9780393330175
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - January 1st, 2007

With a 19 million acre wilderness, perhaps containing as much as 16 billion barrels of oil, the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is at the center of a battle between conservationists and developers. Jonathan Waterman became entranced with the tundra and has returned as writer, photographer, and filmmaker for the last 21 years. He writes, "I would like to believe that objective-minded readers . . . can make a wise choice on oil versus wilderness. We cannot have both."
-- Peggy Spilker


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