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More Scenes from Rural Life

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By Verlyn Klinkenborg, Nigel Peake (Illustrator)
$24.95
ISBN: 9781616891565
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Published: Princeton Architectural Press - May 14th, 2013

In a sequel to his last collection, The Rural Life, Klinkenborg once again collects his best pieces from his New York Times column published during the last eleven years. When not otherwise teaching writing in other locales, Klinkenborg lives on a small farm in upstate New York. His keen observations about life there is matched only by the magic of his prose.

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Facing the Wave

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Facing the Wave: A Journey in the Wake of the Tsunami Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780307907318
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Published: Pantheon Books - February 12th, 2013

Though it has only been two years since the earthquake and tsunami that devastated Northern Japan, since the media has stopped reporting from the area the disaster is no longer at the forefront of most of our minds. Eloquent and poetic, Ehrlich’s  book is a profound meditation on the  human and environmental consequences  of the tragedy.


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Travels with Epicurus

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Travels with Epicurus: A Journey to a Greek Island in Search of a Fulfilled Life Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780143121930
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Published: Penguin Books - October 30th, 2012

Taking Epicurus as his guide, Klein meditates on a philosophy of old age while on an extended visit to the Greek Island of Hydra. His choice of epigraph neatly sums up the heart of this little gem of a book, “Not what we have, but what we enjoy constitutes our abundance.”
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The Mortal Sea

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The Mortal Sea: Fishing the Atlantic in the Age of Sail Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780674047655
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Published: Belknap Press - October 8th, 2012

Closely examining detailed records from explorer’s diaries to fisherman’s logs and government reports, Bolster has assembled a comprehensive environmental history of the devastating human impact on life in the North Atlantic. He shows definitively the present crisis in the fishery is the legacy of continual overfishing during the past five hundred years. This book is a major contribution to both coastal marine studies and American history.
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The Oath

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The Oath: The Obama White House and the Supreme Court Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780385527200
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Published: Doubleday Books - September 18th, 2012

Toobin continues his behind the scenes look at the contemporary Supreme Court begun in his earlier book, The Nine. In The Oath,Toobin, with his insider access, looks at the personalities as well as the political and judicial philosophies of the current Robert’s court which seems intent on overturning decades of precedents to further an ultra-conservative ideology.


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Things That Are

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$18.00
ISBN: 9781571313348
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Published: Milkweed Editions - June 19th, 2012

I haven’t seen such imagination and magical use of language in nature writing since I first read Annie Dillard’s Pilgrim at Tinker Creek. Spend some time with Amy Leach and your perception of the world will inevitably be altered.


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The Man Who Planted Trees

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The Man Who Planted Trees: Lost Groves, Champion Trees, and an Urgent Plan to Save the Planet Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781400069064
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Published: Spiegel & Grau - April 17th, 2012

After a near-death experience David Milarch has made his life’s work the propagation by cloning of the world’s Champion trees in hopes of protecting both those species and the planet itself. One can remain skeptical of Milarch’s mystical experiences yet be fascinated by the new research Robbins reports regarding the amazing effects trees have on their local ecosystems and that of the entire planet.

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