Nature's Allies
Eight Conservationists Who Changed Our World

It’s easy to feel powerless in the face of big environmental challenges—but we need inspiration more than ever. With political leaders who deny climate change, species that are fighting for their very survival, and the planet’s last places of...

272 pages
6 x 9
30 photos, 2 illustrations

Natural History, Ecology, and the North Woods

John Pastor; Foreword by Bernd Heinrich

How long should a leaf live? When should blueberries ripen? And what should a clever moose eat? Questions like these may seem simple or downright strange—yet they form the backbone of natural history, a discipline that fostered some of our...

336 pages
6 x 9
13 illustrations

Big, Wild, and Connected
Scouting an Eastern Wildway from the Everglades to Quebec

In 2011, adventurer and conservationist John Davis walked, cycled, skied, canoed, and kayaked on an epic 10-month, 7,600-mile journey that took him from the keys of Florida to a remote seashore in northeastern Quebec. Davis was motivated by a...

240 pages
6 x 9
3 photos, 1 illustration

Field Notes from a World on the Edge

In one hundred years, or even fifty, the Arctic will look dramatically different than it does today. As polar ice retreats and animals and plants migrate northward, the arctic landscape is morphing into something new and very different from what...

216 pages
6 x 9
15 photos

Discovering Big Cat Country
On the trail of tigers and snow leopards

With their elusive and solitary nature, tigers and snow leopards are a challenge for even the most seasoned field biologists to track and study. Yet scientist and conservation leader Eric Dinerstein began his career in the heart of Nepal’s tiger...

53 pages
6 x 9

Thinking Like a Mountain
An Ecological Perspective on Earth

In Thinking Like a Mountain, we have excerpted a clear and inviting introduction to the science of conservation biology from Ed Grumbine's previous book, Ghost Bears. Grumbine offers a succinct and evocative description of why we...

75 pages
6 x 9
7 photos, 2 illustrations

Let Them Eat Shrimp
The Tragic Disappearance of the Rainforests of the Sea

What’s the connection between a platter of jumbo shrimp at your local restaurant and murdered fishermen in Honduras, impoverished women in Ecuador, and disastrous hurricanes along America’s Gulf coast? Mangroves. Many people have never heard of...

200 pages
6 x 9
One 4-page color insert

Best practice guidelines for great ape tourism

E. A. Williamson and Elizabeth J. Macfie

Great ape tourism, if well implemented, can serve to conserve the species but it can also have considerable negative impacts if it is not based on sound conservation principles. These guidelines have been developed for both existing and potential...

77 pages
11.5 x 8

Tigerland and Other Unintended Destinations

In 1972, Eric Dinerstein was in film school at Northwestern University, with few thoughts of nature, let alone tiger-filled jungles at the base of the Himalayas or the antelope-studded Serengeti plain. Yet thanks to some inspiring teachers...

296 pages
6 x 9

The Burning Season
The Murder of Chico Mendes and the Fight for the Amazon Rain Forest

"In the rain forests of the western Amazon," writes author Andrew Revkin, "the threat of violent death hangs in the air like mist after a tropical rain. It is simply a part of the ecosystem, just like the scorpions and snakes cached in the...

344 pages
6 x 9

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