Nature

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    Tracks and Tracking
    The Classic Guide to Seeing and Reading Animal Signs
    By Josef Brunner
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    The most comprehensive guide to reading the signs and tracks of dozens of animals!“To derive the greatest pleasure from the pursuit of game,” Brunner writes in the foreword to this classic hunting guide, “it is necessary to be versed in the science of interpreting the meaning of tracks and trails.” With... [READ MORE]
    Bugs Up Close
    A Magnified Look at the Incredible World of Insects
    Text by Lars-Åke Janzon, Photographs by John Hallmén
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    Bugs are usually so small that we hardly notice them, let alone think of them as living beings. But call upon the magnifying glass, and a shapeless jumble of legs, wings, and antennae suddenly start staring back at us.About 80 percent of the Earth’s animals are insects. While there are millions of different... [READ MORE]
    The Joy of Hobby Farming
    Grow Food, Raise Animals, and Enjoy a Sustainable Life
    By Audrey Levatino, By Michael Levatino
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    When the farm is a lifestyle, but not quite a way to earn a living, it’s considered hobby farming. Most of us want to live a sustainable and healthy life in which we protect the environment and keep it safe from development and overproduction. But we can take this a step further by learning how to grow... [READ MORE]
    Thoreau on Nature
    Sage Words on Finding Harmony with the Natural World
    By Henry David Thoreau, Introduction by Nick Lyons
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    “How important is a constant intercourse with nature and the contemplation of natural phenomena to the preservation of moral and intellectual health!” —Henry David ThoreauSince his death in 1862, Henry David Thoreau has left an indelible mark on the American mind. A vocal champion of simple living and... [READ MORE]
    A Rage for Falcons
    An Alliance Between Man and Bird
    By Stephen Bodio, Illustrated by Jonathan Wilde, Introduction by Helen Macdonald
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    Thus begins the tale by Stephen Bodio, a lover of birds and nature, of the incredible connection between man and birds of prey. Falconry can be traced back over four thousand years and, as Bodio says, “it is amazing that the practice did not die out soon afterward when its first adherents starved.” With... [READ MORE]
    The Ultimate Guide to Sea Glass: Beach Comber's Edition
    Finding, Collecting, Identifying, and Using the Ocean’s Most Beautiful Stones
    By (photographer) Mary Beth Beuke, Foreword by Lisl Armstrong
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    As the owner of one of the world's most elaborate sea glass collections, Mary Beth Beuke gets to talk about these prized ocean gems on a daily basis. Unfortunately, with each passing day, sea glass becomes more and more difficult to find, making the hunt more of a challenge to the seeker—especially one... [READ MORE]
    Adam's Task
    Calling Animals by Name
    By Vicki Hearne, Introduction by Donald McCaig
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    In it Vicki Hearne asserts that animals that interact with humans are more intelligent than we assume. In fact, they are capable of developing an understanding of “the good,” a moral code that influences their motives and actions. Hearne’s thorough studies led her to adopt a new system of animal training... [READ MORE]
    Animal Happiness
    Moving Exploration of Animals and Their Emotions - From Cats and Dogs to Orangutans and Tortoises
    By Vicki Hearne, Introduction by Elizabeth Marshall Thomas
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    A New York Times Notable Book of 1994! Highly respected author, philosopher, and animal trainer Vicki Hearne offers a treasure trove of animal anecdotes, all written in her unique and poetic style. Through entertaining stories about cats, horses, an ornamental carp, a scorpion, and tortoises, Hearne... [READ MORE]
    Because the Cat Purrs
    How We Relate to Other Species and Why it Matters
    By Janet Lembke
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    "A new book by Janet Lembke is always a cause for celebration."—Sue Hubbell We share our lives, for better or worse, with a multitude of animals, white-tailed deer and white-tailed eagles, hens and wrens, frogs and guppies, and, last but hardly least, bugs and bacteria. For the most part, we drift along... [READ MORE]
    Altruistic Armadillos, Zenlike Zebras
    Understanding the World's Most Intriguing Animals
    By Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    From the elegant, lithe, and yes, friendly cheetah to the diminutive and faithful sea horse, and from the giant and surprisingly warlike hippopotamus to the majestic gorilla, animals have long fascinated humans. In this appealing book, Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson draws from his wealth of knowledge and... [READ MORE]
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