Books by Gary Paul Nabhan

  •  Ecological Restoration of Southwestern Ponderosa Pine Forests

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    Ecological Restoration of Southwestern Ponderosa Pine Forests

    Peter Friederici

    Ecological Restoration of Southwestern Ponderosa Pine Forests brings together practitioners and thinkers from a variety of fields—including forestry, biology, philosophy, ecology, political ...

  •  Faith in a Seed (Limited Edition)

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    Faith in a Seed (Limited Edition)

    The Dispersion Of Seeds And Other Late Natural History Writings

    Henry D. Thoreau

    Faith in a Seed contains the hitherto unpublished work The Dispersion of Seeds, one of Henry D. Thoreau's last important research and writing projects, and now his first new book to appear in 125 years ...

  •  Faith in a Seed
    Faith in a Seed Henry D. Thoreau

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    Faith in a Seed

    The Dispersion Of Seeds And Other Late Natural History Writings

    Henry D. Thoreau

    Faith in a Seed contains the hitherto unpublished work The Dispersion of Seeds, one of Henry D. Thoreau's last important research and writing projects, and now his first new book to appear in 125 years ...

  •  Food, Genes, and Culture
    Food, Genes, and Culture Gary Paul Nabhan

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    Food, Genes, and Culture

    Eating Right for Your Origins

    Gary Paul Nabhan

    Vegan, low fat, low carb, slow carb: Every diet seems to promise a one-size-fits-all solution to health. But they ignore the diversity of human genes and how they interact with what we eat. In Food, ...

  •  Place of the Wild
    Place of the Wild David Clarke Burks

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    Place of the Wild

    A Wildlands Anthology

    David Clarke Burks

    Where and what is the place of the wild? Is the goal of preserving biodiversity across the landscape of North America compatible with contemporary Western culture?Place of the Wild brings together ...

  •  Reinventing Nature?
    Reinventing Nature? Michael E. Soulé

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    Reinventing Nature?

    Responses To Postmodern Deconstruction

    Michael E. Soulé

    How much of science is culturally constructed? How much depends on language and metaphor? How do our ideas about nature connect with reality? Can nature be "reinvented" through theme parks and malls, ...

  •  Where Our Food Comes From
    Where Our Food Comes From Gary Paul Nabhan

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    Where Our Food Comes From

    Retracing Nikolay Vavilov's Quest to End Famine

    Gary Paul Nabhan

    The future of our food depends on tiny seeds in orchards and fields the world over. In 1943, one of the first to recognize this fact, the great botanist Nikolay Vavilov, lay dying of starvation in a ...

  •  Why Some Like It Hot
    Why Some Like It Hot Gary Paul Nabhan

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    Why Some Like It Hot

    Food, Genes, and Cultural Diversity

    Gary Paul Nabhan

    Do your ears burn whenever you eat hot chile peppers? Does your face immediately flush when you drink alcohol? Does your stomach groan if you are exposed to raw milk or green fava beans? If so, you are ...

  • The Forgotten Pollinators
    The Forgotten Pollinators Stephen L. Buchmann

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    The Forgotten Pollinators

    Stephen L. Buchmann

    Consider this: Without interaction between animals and flowering plants, the seeds and fruits that make up nearly eighty percent of the human diet would not exist.In The Forgotten Pollinators, Stephen ...

About the Author

Gary Paul Nabhan is an internationally-celebrated nature writer, seed saver, conservation biologist and sustainable agriculture activist who has been called “the father of the local food movement” by Utne Reader, Mother Earth News, Carleton College and Unity College. Gary is also an orchard-keeper, wild forager and Ecumenical Franciscan brother in his hometown of Patagonia, Arizona near the Mexican border.
 
He is author or editor of twenty-four books, some of which have been translated into Spanish, Italian, French, Croation, Korean, Chinese and Japanese. For his writing and collaborative conservation work, he has been honored with a MacArthur “genius” award, a Southwest Book Award, the John Burroughs Medal for nature writing, the Vavilov Medal, and lifetime achievement awards from the Quivira Coalition and Society for Ethnobiology.
 
He works as most of the year as a research scientist at the Southwest Center of the University of Arizona, and the rest as co-founder-facilitator of several food and farming alliances, including Renewing America’s Food Traditions and Flavors Without Borders.