Nature & Environment
(by title)

Nature / New York

Adirondack Wildlife

The first comprehensive field guide to the habitats and wildlife of the Adirondack State Park
Ryan, James M.

Agriculture & Food / Social History / Ecology & Environmental Studies

America's Founding Fruit

Investigates the history and ecology of the cranberry to assess the effects of climate change on this and other cultivated fruits
Playfair, Susan

Nature / Maine


Walter Staples gives a wholistic view of the love affair with blueberries which he shares with the residents of his native state Maine.
Staples, Walter

Ecology & Environmental Studies / Dance / Health & Fitness / New Age

Body and Earth

An inspired synthesis of scientific detail and creative perception offers new insights into the relationship between body and earth.
Olsen, Andrea: Bill McKibben, fwd.

Ecology & Environmental Studies / New England

Bogs of the Northeast

The first popular book to deal with bogs in a comprehensive yet authoritative manner
Johnson, Charles W.; Ian Worley, asst.; Meredith Edgcomb Young, illus.

Music / Nature

The Book of Music and Nature
2nd edition, includes audio web links

A provocative book explores the relationship of music and the natural world.
Rothenberg, David, and Marta Ulvaeus, eds.

Music / Nature

The Book of Music and Nature
Includes audio supplement

A provocative book with audio explores the relationship of music and the natural world
Rothenberg, David, and Marta Ulvaeus, eds.

Nature / Cape Cod

Cape Cod Wildflowers

The essential guide to Cape Cod’s natural botanical heritage
DiGregorio, Mario J. and Jeff Wallner

Natural History / Ecology & Environmental Studies / Natural History

Ceremonial Time

A magical book that turns one modest square mile of exurban land into the most remarkably fascinating place
Mitchell, John Hanson

Nature / Ecology & Environmental Studies / Maine

The Changing Nature of the Maine Woods

The ecology of the ever-changing Maine forest
Barton, Andrew M., with Alan S. White and Charles V. Cogbill

Political Science & Government / Ecology & Environmental Studies / History / Pittsburgh

Citizen Environmentalists

A telling look at the lives and strategies of women environmental activists in the long 1960s, solidly grounded in a national context
Longhurst, James

New England History / Nature / Conservation

Clearing the Coastline

A social and ecological history of the rise and demise of Cape Cod’s coastal fisheries in the nineteenth century
McKenzie, Matthew

Nature / Ecology & Environmental Studies / Connecticut

Connecticut Wildlife

The best comprehensive look at wildlife in Connecticut
Hammerson, Geoffrey A.



The first complete treatment of the U.S. land trust movement as a crucial feature of current efforts to protect the environment.
Brewer, Richard

Nature / Science-General / Ecology & Environmental Studies / Nautical

Crab Wars

Scientists, entrepreneurs, and environmentalists collide in a battle over the horseshoe crab and the lucrative biotech industry based on its blood.
Sargent, William

History / Nature

Defending the Master Race

A historical rediscovery of one of the heroic founders of the conservation movement who was also one of the most infamous racists in American history
Spiro, Jonathan Peter

Ecology & Environmental Studies / Natural History

The Devil’s Cormorant

A journey through the history, biology, and culture of the misunderstood cormorant
King, Richard J.

Nature / Reptile & Amphibians

Diamonds in the Marsh

The first book-length investigation of a fascinating reptile
Brennessel, Barbara

Nature / Memoir / Connecticut

Dune Boy

Teale, Edwin Way

Political Science & Government / Ecology & Environmental Studies

Eagle Over the Ice

An examination of international governance of the Antarctic continent -- one of the few success stories of international cooperation -- as viewed through the lens of US politics.
Joyner, Christopher C., and Ethel R. Theis

Poetry / Essays / Ecology & Environmental Studies

eco language reader

In this riveting and timely collection of essays, interviews, and photographs, 17 contemporary innovative poets weigh in on pressing environmental concerns
Iijima, Brenda, ed.

Ecology & Environmental Studies / Urban Studies / Resource Management

Energy in America

Presents a broad, cultural view of America’s energy sector—traditionally the domain of engineers and policy makers—for nonscientists involved in creating sustainable communities
Kelley, Ingrid

Ecology & Environmental Studies

Environmental Problem Solving

A practical, user-friendly toolbox of skills, solutions, and tips for addressing the “people factor” in environmental challenges.
Hughes, Jeffrey W.

Ecology & Environmental Studies / Nature / New England

A Field Guide to the Familiar

A book for anyone seeking a deeper understanding of the natural world
Lawrence, Gale; Adelaide Tyrol, illus.

Sustainable Development / Ecology & Environmental Studies / Sustainable Living

Fighting for Love in the Century of Extinction

A call for political action to save the natural world
Goodstein, Eban

Ecology & Environmental Studies / Public Policy / New England / Maine

The Future of the Northern Forest

A timely collection presenting the diverse voices involved in the debate over the fate of the Northern forestlands.
Klyza, Christopher McGrory, and Stephen C. Trombulak, eds.

Zoology / Nature / Marine Science

Good Tidings

Both a history of the New England shellfish industry and a look into the science, economics, and techniques of shellfish aquaculture
Brennessel, Barbara

Ecology & Environmental Studies / Nature / Education

Hands-On Nature

A gold mine of ideas for exploring nature with children, and “a must for those teaching natural science in any setting.”—Science and Children
Lingelbach, Jenepher, and Lisa Purcell, eds. Susan Sawyer, illus.

Nature / Ecology & Environmental Studies / New England

The House on Ipswich Marsh

A richly layered approach to millions of years of geological and cultural history in an unusual New England biosystem.
Sargent, William

Nature / Marine Science

I, Lobster

A consideration of the lobster in history, myth, art, literature, and cuisine
Frazier, Nancy

Ecology & Environmental Studies / Arctic Studies / Nature / Climate

The Ice Chronicles

An exciting account of revolutionary new discoveries for understanding the earth's climate, and their implications for future scientific research and global environmental policy.
Mayewski, Paul Andrew and Frank White. Lynn Margulis, fwd.

Nature / New England / Contemporary Art

In Season

In words and pictures, two naturalists show that close attention to nature reveals constant change
Estrin, Nona Bell, field illustrations and notes; Charles W. Johnson, essays

Sustainable Development

The Infinite Resource

A surprising, convincing, and optimistic argument for meeting the crisis of scarcity with the power of ideas
Naam, Ramez

Landscape Architecture / Ecology & Environmental Studies / New England Gardening

Integrated Landscaping

A new way of thinking about landscaping home grounds and public spaces, Revised and Expanded
Chase-Rowell, Lauren, Mary Tebo Davis, Katherine Hartnett, and Marilyn Wyzga

Nature / Ecology & Environmental Studies

Just Seconds from the Ocean

An accessible analysis of the dangers of living close to the ocean in an era of global warming and megahurricanes
Sargent, William

Nature / Resource Management / Forestry

Landowner’s Guide to Wildlife Habitat

An easy-to-use guide for enhancing wildlife habitat quality, timber values, and the appearance of forest lands.
DeGraaf, Richard M., et al

Ecology & Environmental Studies / New England

The Landscape of Community

A history of New England's communal forests and their economic, environmental, and cultural impact.
McCullough, Robert.

Economics & Business / Sustainable Development

The Leap

An elegant argument for a bold new economic direction
Turner, Chris

Ecology & Environmental Studies

Lichens above Treeline

The perfect hiker’s companion for any naturalist interested in the lichens of the northeastern mountaintops
Pope, Ralph

Ecology & Environmental Studies / Nature / Arctic Studies

Life in the Cold
3rd edition

A third edition of a classic work on cold climate ecosystems, updated with a new chapter on mammals and birds.
Marchand, Peter J. Libby Walker, illus.

Nature / Ecology & Environmental Studies / Arctic Studies

Life in the Cold
4th edition

A revised edition of a classic work on cold climate ecosystems, with a new chapter on climate change
Marchand, Peter J.

Nature / New England

Mammal Tracks and Sign of the Northeast

A field guide to mammal tracks with detailed illustrations, concise useful information, and a key for identification
Gibbons, Diane K.

Poetry / Nature / Personal Growth

My Crooked House

Painting a raw picture of feeling broken “in some fundamental way,” Carson’s poems sing to how that feeling can be mended
Carson, Teresa

Ecology & Environmental Studies

The Myth of Progress

A provocative critique of Western progress from a scientific perspective
Wessels, Tom

Ecology & Environmental Studies / Sustainable Development

The Myth of Progress
Revised ed.

A provocative critique of Western progress from a scientific perspective
Wessels, Tom

Ecology & Environmental Studies / Public Policy / Political Science & Government

National Defense and the Environment

A cogent examination of the issues involved in applying environmental laws to national security activities.
Dycus, Stephen


Native and Naturalized Trees of New England and Adjacent Canada

A practical field guide to forest trees of the Northeast
DeGraaf, Richard M., and Paul E. Sendak

Nature / New England / Massachusetts

A Natural History of Boston’s North Shore

A beautifully illustrated guide to the flora, fauna, and geology of Boston’s North Shore for readers of all ages
Lindborg, Kristina

Ecology & Environmental Studies / Connecticut / New England / Memoir

A Naturalist Buys an Old Farm

“A guidebook to contentment, a how-to book on living well and lightly with the land.”—from the foreword by Ann Haymond Zwinger
Teale, Edwin Way. Ann Haymond Zwinger, new introd

Fiction & Literature / Nature

The Nature Notebooks

Eco-terrorism comes to the Green Mountain State in a chilling novel of good intentions and tragic consequences.
Mitchell, Don

Nature / Cape Cod / New England

The Nature of Cape Cod

A field companion to the natural sites of Cape Cod
Schwarzman, Beth; Sandra Hogan McDermott, illus.

Nature / Vermont / New England / Botany

The Nature of Vermont

An up-to-date overview of Vermont’s geological, natural, and land use histories, in the context of past, present, and future human interactions with the landscape
Johnson, Charles W.

Nature / New England / Ecology & Environmental Studies

New England Wildlife

The only comprehensive guide to the natural histories and habitats of all inland New England species
DeGraaf, Richard M., and Mariko Yamasaki

Ecology & Environmental Studies / Globalization

A Newer World

An environmentalist’s exploration of how we are bringing ourselves to the beginning of the end of the climate crisis and to the verge of sustainability
Hewitt, William F.

Economics & Business / Politics / Sustainable Development

The Other Road to Serfdom and the Path to Sustainable Democracy

Eric Zencey’s frontal assault on the “infinite planet” foundations of neoconservative political thought
Zencey, Eric

Nature / Conservation / Resource Management

Parks and People

A science-based approach to outdoor recreation management at Maine's Acadia National Park, applicable to parks and conservation areas nationwide
Manning, Robert E., editor

Music / Arctic Studies / Ecology & Environmental Studies

The Place Where You Go to Listen

A personal journey into the music of the Arctic
Adams, John Luther

Ecology & Environmental Studies / Urban Studies

Polluted and Dangerous

A probing and timely look at how American cities can achieve sustainability in the face of decline
Hollander, Justin B.

Ecology & Environmental Studies / Nature / New England

Pond and Brook

A complete guide to the plants and animals of ponds, lakes, streams, rivers, and wetlands.
Caduto, Michael J. Donella H. Meadows, fwd.; Joan Thomson, illus.

Nature / Conservation

The Quest for the Golden Trout

A river advocate and environmentalist questions some of the unsound methods of conservation and restoration imposed on North American rivers and streams

Thompson, Douglas M.

Sports & Recreation / Education / Ecology & Environmental Studies


A guide to creating treasure hunts that teach and share the special places in your community
Clark, Delia; Glazer, Steven

Ecology & Environmental Studies / Nature / New England / New York

The Return of the Wolf

Leading naturalists and writers respond to the possible return of the wolf to the Northeast.
Elder, John, ed. Essays by Bill McKibben, John B. Theberge, Kristin DeBoer, and Rick Bass.

Memoir / Nature

The Road Washes Out in Spring

A beautifully written memoir of nature, community, and poetry
Wormser, Baron

Nature / Memoir / Cape Cod / New England

The Salt House

A woman writer's lyrical memoir of a summer with her artist husband in a remote Cape Cod dune shack
Huntington, Cynthia

Nature / Memoir

Sick of Nature

Essays that trace the making of a reluctant nature writer.
Gessner, David

Education / Nature

Small Wonders

A fresh and practical guide to exploring the environment with young children, from the creators of Hands-on Nature
Garrett, Linda and Hannah Thomas

Nature / Conservation / New England


An insider’s look at a sanctuary under siege
Borrelli, Peter

Ecology & Environmental Studies / Cape Cod

Storm Surge

A compelling tale of a natural disaster and its effects on a small New England community, now back in print
Sargent, William

Natural History / Ecology & Environmental Studies / Vermont

The Story of Vermont

The updated edition of a classic contemporary account of Vermont’s environmental history, told through the interaction of natural and human components
Klyza, Christopher McGrory and Stephen C. Trombulak

Ecology & Environmental Studies / Sustainability

The Sustainable Learning Community

Case studies from the University of New Hampshire explore all the dimensions of sustainability in campus life, combining frugality and creativity
Aber, John, Tom Kelly, and Bruce Mallory, eds.

Ecology & Environmental Studies / Conservation / Transportation

Sustainable Transportation in the National Parks

Synthesizes the most important work on transportation in parks and outdoor recreation over the past two decades
Manning, Robert, Steven Lawson, Peter Newman, Jeffrey Hallo, and Christopher Monz, editors

Forests / Ecology & Environmental Studies / Wildlife Management

Technical Guide to Forest Wildlife Habitat Management in New England

The authoritative, professional guide to improving and sustaining diverse wildlife habitat conditions in New England.
DeGraaf, Richard M., et al

Reptile & Amphibians / Ecology & Environmental Studies

Timber Rattlesnakes in Vermont & New York

The fascinating, definitive chronicle of the timber rattlesnake and its fate in the northeast
Furman, Jon

Nature / Gardening & Horticulture / Birds & Birdwatching

Trees, Shrubs, and Vines for Attracting Birds

A new edition of the classic guide to creating a habitat to attract birds
DeGraaf, Richard M.

Nature / Vermont / Photography

Untamed Vermont

A fresh and innovative look at the remote and remarkable wild areas in one tiny New England state.
Gardner, A. Blake

Ecology & Environmental Studies / Literary Criticism / Literary Criticism - American / Public Policy

Voices in the Wilderness

American nature writers as literary artists and political catalysts.
Payne, Daniel G.

Nature / Lakes, Ponds & Swamps / Conservation

Watching Great Meadow

Russell, Gordon

Resource Management / Ecology & Environmental Studies


The fastest dwindling and most valuable resource in the world today is not oil, it’s water—clean, safe, fresh water
Frérot, Antoine

Nature / Essays / Cape Cod

The Way to the Salt Marsh

John Hay reveals the ubiquitous but often unnoticed emblems all around us
Hay, John. Christopher Merrill, ed. and introd

Nature / New England / Ecology & Environmental Studies / Botany

Wetland, Woodland, Wildland

The first field guide to all of Vermont’s natural communities
Thompson, Elizabeth H., and Eric R. Sorenson. Libby Davidson, Betsy Brigham, and Darien McElwain, illus

Nature / Cape Cod / New England

A Wild, Rank Place
Published in cooperation with the Center for American Places.

A young writer confronts life, death, and literary ancestors amid the stark beauty of Cape Cod
Gessner, David

New England Cooking / New England

Wines and Beers of Old New England

"This book is written for people who like to go to folk museums, who like to collect antiques, who like to renovate old houses, and who like to drink," writes the author.
Brown, Sanborn C. Ed Lindlof, drawings

Music / Nature / Arctic Studies

Winter Music
Audio CD.

Eminent composer discusses music, culture, and the environment.
Adams, John Luther. Gann, Kyle, fwd.

Women's Studies / Ecology & Environmental Studies

Women Pioneers For The Environment

Inspiring stories of more than forty remarkable women from across the globe, each of whom stepped out of her traditional role and dedicated her life to saving the planet.
Breton, Mary Joy

Ecology & Environmental Studies / Nature / New England

Working with Your Woodland

A landowner’s manual for forest management in New England
Beattie, Mollie, Charles Thompson, and Lynn Levine. Carl Reidel, fwds.; Nancy Howe, illus.

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