Products in Exploring Nature
|The Compleat Angler |
by Izaak Walton
First published in 1653, this literary and nature classic offers a primer on fishing as well as a celebration of the sport's spirit with verse, song and folklore, moral reflections, and timeless wisdom.
|The Descent of Man |
by Charles Darwin, Michael T. Ghiselin
Published on the anniversary of Darwin's 200th birthday, this edition features excerpts from the landmark work that build on the evolutionary concepts introduced in On the Origin of Species.
|Following the Equator: A Journey Around the World |
by Mark Twain
Fascinating humorous account of 1897 voyage to Hawaii, Australia, India, New Zealand, etc. Ironic, bemused reports on peoples, customs, climate, flora and fauna, politics, much more. 197 illustrations.
|Galapagos: World's End |
by William Beebe
More than 100 splendid illustrations enhance this fascinating firsthand account of a 1923 expedition to survey the wildlife of the Galápagos Islands. "High romance, exact science, fascinating history, wild adventure." — Nation.
|The Heart of Thoreau's Journals |
by Odell Shepard
The conflict between scientific observation and poetry, reflections on abolition, transcendental philosophy, other concerns are explored in this superb general selection from Thoreau's voluminous Journal.
|My First Travels in North America |
by Isabella L. Bird, Clarence C. Strowbridge
One of the 19th century's most adventurous travel writers offers vivid accounts of her journeys through Canada and the United States, from scenic vistas to dark encounters with cholera and slavery.
|Nature and Other Essays |
by Ralph Waldo Emerson
A soul-satisfying collection of 12 essays by the noted philosopher and poet who embraced independence, rejected conformity, and loved nature. Includes the title essay, plus "Character," "Intellect," "Spiritual Laws," "Circles," and others.
|The Road Not Taken and Other Poems |
by Robert Frost
A treasury of Frost's most expressive verse. In addition to the title poem: "An Old Man's Winter Night," "In the Home Stretch," "Meeting and Passing," "Putting in the Seed," many more. All complete and unabridged. Includes a selection from the Common Core State Standards Initiative.
|The Urban Naturalist |
by Steven D. Garber
Informative, useful field guide reveals the amazing biodiversity within city and suburban landscapes, including trees, insects and other invertebrates, fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals. Hundreds of fascinating facts.
|Walden; Or, Life in the Woods |
by Henry David Thoreau
Accounts of Thoreau's daily life on the shores of Walden Pond outside Concord, Massachusetts, are interwoven with musings on the virtues of self-reliance and individual freedom, on society, government, and other topics. A selection of the Common Core State Standards Initiative.