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|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 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
A very exciting writer who can really stir you up with his environmental thoughts. Read his articles in Sierra magazine.
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
Anything written by Ivan Doig will prove the power of language. - Peggy Spilker
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.
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.
Linda is the first woman to receive a Western American Writer's Award. She is a poet, essayist , and working ranch woman.
Looks at bird migration, following birds such as hawks and songbirds on their paths, and describes habitat degradation and deforestation that threaten migration
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
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."
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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