search for books and compare prices
natural history new england matches 35 work(s)
at beginning | displaying 1 to 25 | next 10 >
Jump to start at |
show results in order: alphabetically | oldest to newest | newest to oldest
Cover for 9781519237415 Cover for 9781557094421 Cover for 9780872332157 Cover for 9781934028889 Cover for 9780618456970 Cover for 9780393081886 Cover for 9781438435992 Cover for 9781884592447 Cover for 9780930031152 Cover for 9780760326374 Cover for 9781878239389 Cover for 9781929173891 Cover for 9780892726646 Cover for 9780801443138 Cover for 9781889833590 Cover for 9780892726035 Cover for 9781584651277 Cover for 9780674886452 Cover for 9780674006683 Cover for 9781567921045 Cover for 9781571131683 Cover for 9780881503784 Cover for 9780881504200 Cover for 9780815605133 Cover for 9780815605720 Cover for 9780874518641 Cover for 9780679446767 Cover for 9780874221503 Cover for 9780892723744 Cover for 9780807085325 Cover for 9780807085332
Henry David Thoreau ( July 12, 1817 – May 6, 1862) was an American author, poet, philosopher, abolitionist, naturalist, tax resister, development critic, surveyor, and historian. A leading transcendentalist, Thoreau is best known for his book Walden, a reflection upon simple living in natural surroundings, and his essay Resistance to Civil Government (also known as Civil Disobedience), an argument for disobedience to an unjust state. Thoreau's books, articles, essays, journals, and poetry total over 20 volumes. Among his lasting contributions are his writings on natural history and philosophy, where he anticipated the methods and findings of ecology and environmental history, two sources of modern-day environmentalism. His literary style interweaves close natural observation, personal experience, pointed rhetoric, symbolic meanings, and historical lore, while displaying a poetic sensibility, philosophical austerity, and "Yankee" love of practical detail. He was also deeply interested in the idea of survival in the face of hostile elements, historical change, and natural decay; at the same time he advocated abandoning waste and illusion in order to discover life's true essential needs. He was a lifelong abolitionist, delivering lectures that attacked the Fugitive Slave Law while praising the writings of Wendell Phillips and defending abolitionist John Brown. Thoreau's philosophy of civil disobedience later influenced the political thoughts and actions of such notable figures as Leo Tolstoy, Mahatma Gandhi, and Martin Luther King, Jr. Thoreau is sometimes cited as an anarchist. Though Civil Disobedience seems to call for improving rather than abolishing government - "I ask for, not at once no government, but at once a better government" - the direction of this improvement points toward anarchism: "'That government is best which governs not at all;' and when men are prepared for it, that will be the kind of government which they will have." Richard T. Drinnon partly blames Thoreau for the ambiguity, noting that Thoreau's "sly satire, his liking for wide margins for his writing, and his fondness for paradox provided ammunition for widely divergent interpretations of 'Civil Disobedience'."

Paperback:

9781523623327 | Annotated edition (Createspace Independent Pub, January 22, 2016), cover price $5.99 | also contains Autumnal Tints
9781519237415 | Createspace Independent Pub, November 10, 2015, cover price $9.99 | also contains Autumnal Tints | About this edition: Henry David Thoreau ( July 12, 1817 – May 6, 1862) was an American author, poet, philosopher, abolitionist, naturalist, tax resister, development critic, surveyor, and historian.
9781557094421 | Reissue edition (Applewood Books, September 1, 1996), cover price $9.95 | About this edition: Two institutions of New England, our fall colors and Henry David Thoreau, are brought together in this posthumously published rumination on Nature.

cover image for 9780872332157
Product Description: A collection of columns about the wilderness of New England and more from well-known New Hampshire and Vermont naturalist and commentator Willem Lange.Table of ContentsPrefaceIntroductionCamping on the Connecticut RiverLonesome Lake Isn't All That LonesomeA Notch Full of RocksMushing Through MaineDescent into the MaelstromOn a Big Whoopie CushionA Nostalgic Trip to an Abandoned IslandChipmunks, Kids, and MountaintopsHang Gliding: Once is Enough!Mother Charges Up Mount Cardigan, and DisappearsA Long Night and a Long Day on Top of MaineA Presidential TraverseA New Year's Day (Climbing) PartyCamping with the ScoutsAgainA Trail Too Far, and Far Too SteepHiking with Tom and AtticusA Busy Week Ends with a LoopNorth of the NotchesFishing with AlfredThe Recovering Woods of MaineDevil's Gulch in the Heart of EdenMysteries of DogtownHiking in the DarkThe Warrior HikersA Hike to a Long-Ago Plane CrashThe Emerald NecklaceInteresting PeopleMountain Day at Colby-Sawyer CollegeThis Mountain Stands Alone in Memory TooRelated Windows to the Wild EpisodesAcknowledgment...read more

Paperback:

9780872332157 | William L Bauhan, June 24, 2015, cover price $23.00 | About this edition: A collection of columns about the wilderness of New England and more from well-known New Hampshire and Vermont naturalist and commentator Willem Lange.

cover image for 9781934028889
Product Description: This field guide to the fascinating alpine areas of New England is updated, expanded, and as practical as ever. The highest ranges of Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont are home to a splendid world of alpine flowers, colorful mosses and lichens, and many animals that survive there despite the difficult terrain and extremely severe weather...read more

Paperback:

9781934028889 | 3 edition (Appalachian Mountain Club, March 4, 2014), cover price $19.95 | About this edition: This field guide to the fascinating alpine areas of New England is updated, expanded, and as practical as ever.

cover image for 9780618456970
Product Description: Whether you’re walking in the woods or along the beach, camping, hiking, canoeing, or just enjoying your own backyard, this book will help identify all your nature discoveries. With authoritative and broad coverage, using nontechnical and lively language and more than 2,000 color photographs, this guide is an essential reference for nature lovers living in or visiting New England...read more

Paperback:

9780618456970 | 1 edition (Houghton Mifflin, October 16, 2012), cover price $20.00 | About this edition: Whether you’re walking in the woods or along the beach, camping, hiking, canoeing, or just enjoying your own backyard, this book will help identify all your nature discoveries.

cover image for 9780393081886
Product Description: “A gorgeous edition” (Boston Globe) of Thoreau’s classic work, enhanced with an illuminating essay and beautiful watercolors. Originally delivered as a lecture shortly before the writer’s own death, Henry David Thoreau’s classic “Autumnal Tints” is an ode to autumn not as the season of death and decay, but of ripeness, fullness, and maturity...read more
By Lincoln Perry (other contributor)

Hardcover:

9780393081886 | W W Norton & Co Inc, September 3, 2012, cover price $17.95 | About this edition: “A gorgeous edition” (Boston Globe) of Thoreau’s classic work, enhanced with an illuminating essay and beautiful watercolors.

cover image for 9781438435992
Product Description: An engaging and accessible introduction to the natural world in New England and upstate New York.

Hardcover:

9781438435992 | Excelsior Editions, March 1, 2011, cover price $59.50 | About this edition: An engaging and accessible introduction to the natural world in New England and upstate New York.

cover image for 9781884592447
'Ten essays that interweave the author's first-hand experiences and those of the great American writer/naturalist Henry David Thoreau with their respective reflections on the importance of preserving wild places and the causes of change'--Provided by publisher.
By Ethan Slayton (illustrator)

Paperback:

9781884592447 | 1 edition (Images from the Past Inc, December 15, 2007), cover price $18.95 | About this edition: 'Ten essays that interweave the author's first-hand experiences and those of the great American writer/naturalist Henry David Thoreau with their respective reflections on the importance of preserving wild places and the causes of change'--Provided by publisher.

Backtracking: The Way of a Naturalist220 pp. "He writes naturally and with unselfconscious but playful grace, like an otter making the shortest distance between two points a slide down a cascade concluded with a somersault...His book is full of information, lovingly distilled in fascinating true-life animal adventures. It will do Adam's work...creating fans for the wildlife and for the naturalists around us. Joan Waltermire captures the theme for each chapter in stunning pencil drawings."Keywords: NATURALISM ANIMALS NATURE SCIENCE
By Ted Levin and Joan Waltermire (illustrator)

Paperback:

9781933392547 | Reissue edition (Chelsea Green Pub Co, March 7, 2007), cover price $25.00
9780930031152 | Chelsea Green Pub Co, August 1, 1988, cover price $9.95 | About this edition: Backtracking: The Way of a Naturalist220 pp.

cover image for 9780760326374
More than 170 full-color photographs capture the rich natural beauty and diversity of New England, from the rugged peaks and forests of New Hampshire's White Mountains, to the sandy beaches of Cape Cod, to the rocky coastline of Maine and beyond.

Hardcover:

9780760326374 | Lam edition (Voyageur Pr, October 15, 2006), cover price $29.95 | About this edition: More than 170 full-color photographs capture the rich natural beauty and diversity of New England, from the rugged peaks and forests of New Hampshire's White Mountains, to the sandy beaches of Cape Cod, to the rocky coastline of Maine and beyond.

cover image for 9781929173891
Product Description: Back by popular demand, this practical field guide captures the splendor of the rare, yet accessible, alpine zone of northern New England. This fascinating ecosystem is an enchanting world of delicate flowers, hardy plants, and remarkable wildlife that survive in the harsh and unpredictable climate of New England's highest peaks from Vermont to Maine, including Mounts Mansfield, Lafayette, Washington, and Katahdin...read more

Paperback:

9781929173891 | 2 edition (Appalachian Mountain Club, May 1, 2006), cover price $16.95 | About this edition: Back by popular demand, this practical field guide captures the splendor of the rare, yet accessible, alpine zone of northern New England.
9781878239389 | Appalachian Mountain Club, May 1, 1995, cover price $12.95 | About this edition: Book by Slack, Nancy, Bell, Allison W.

cover image for 9780892726646
A collection of essays, meditations, narratives, and illustrations takes readers on a seasonal tour of the natural wonders of the New England landscape and the plants, animals, and people that make it their home, revealing everything from the glorious color of autumn, to the harsh New England winter, to his delight at the first pussy willow of spring. Original.

Paperback:

9780892726646 | Down East Books, September 15, 2005, cover price $15.95 | About this edition: A collection of essays, meditations, narratives, and illustrations takes readers on a seasonal tour of the natural wonders of the New England landscape and the plants, animals, and people that make it their home, revealing everything from the glorious color of autumn, to the harsh New England winter, to his delight at the first pussy willow of spring.

cover image for 9780801443138
Explains why, 150 years after the publication of Walden, this key work of Henry David Thoreau remains fascinating and important, in an in-depth look at the life of the author and his ideas on personal growth, with special interest paid to the later phases of his career.

Hardcover:

9780801443138 | Cornell Univ Pr, August 1, 2004, cover price $24.95 | About this edition: Explains why, 150 years after the publication of Walden, this key work of Henry David Thoreau remains fascinating and important, in an in-depth look at the life of the author and his ideas on personal growth, with special interest paid to the later phases of his career.

cover image for 9781889833590
Product Description: For families, for teachers and students, and for those who just love natural New England, a thoughtfully written book exploring the nature we see all around us in New England, in a beautifully illustrated, month-by-month format. (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)

Hardcover:

9781889833590 | Commonwealth Editions, April 1, 2003, cover price $19.95 | About this edition: For families, for teachers and students, and for those who just love natural New England, a thoughtfully written book exploring the nature we see all around us in New England, in a beautifully illustrated, month-by-month format.

cover image for 9780892726035
Product Description: Welcome to New England the way Frank Woolner saw it. His lyrical reflections invoke the sometimes harsh, sometimes tranquil beauty of this world. Equal parts sportsman and naturalist, Frank Woolner found wonder in everything from welcoming a chickadee to his open hand to fighting a surging Atlantic salmon, and all with a twinkle of wry Yankee humor...read more
By Maria Boes (illustrator) and Frank Woolner

Hardcover:

9780892726035 | Down East Books, March 1, 2003, cover price $20.00 | About this edition: Welcome to New England the way Frank Woolner saw it.

cover image for 9781584651277
Product Description: “We live with a myth about New England,” write naturalists Nona Bell Estrin and Charles W. Johnson: “that we have four distinct seasons here.” As careful and experienced observers of the natural world, Estrin and Johnson know that nature’s progressions are gradual, continuous, and interconnected...read more

Hardcover:

9781584651277 | Univ Pr of New England, April 1, 2002, cover price $29.95 | About this edition: “We live with a myth about New England,” write naturalists Nona Bell Estrin and Charles W.

cover image for 9780674006683
Product Description: In 1977 David Foster took to the woods of New England to build a cabin with his own hands. Along with a few tools he brought a copy of the journals of Henry David Thoreau. Foster was struck by how different the forested landscape around him was from the one Thoreau described more than a century earlier...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)

Hardcover:

9780674886452 | Harvard Univ Pr, May 10, 1999, cover price $30.00 | About this edition: Looks at how the land that Thoreau experienced in nineteenth-century New England has changed from open farm land to forrest

Paperback:

9780674006683 | Harvard Univ Pr, December 21, 2001, cover price $23.00 | About this edition: In 1977 David Foster took to the woods of New England to build a cabin with his own hands.

cover image for 9781567921045
Product Description: Henry Beston, whose Outermost House is generally considered an imperishable classic of nature writing, was a poet who just happened to write prose. He was a meticulous observer, an early (and unsung) conservationist, and a prolific writer of letters, essays, and poetry, as well as books...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)

Paperback:

9781567921045 | David R Godine Pub, January 1, 2001, cover price $16.95 | About this edition: Henry Beston, whose Outermost House is generally considered an imperishable classic of nature writing, was a poet who just happened to write prose.

cover image for 9781571131683
Product Description: Until very recently, only a handful of Thoreau specialists knew of the existence of 'The Dispersion of Seeds', an ecological treatise written during the last years of Thoreau's life, which has been reconstructed and edited, and was published for the first time in 1993...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)

Hardcover:

9781571131683 | Camden House, May 1, 2000, cover price $65.00 | About this edition: Until very recently, only a handful of Thoreau specialists knew of the existence of 'The Dispersion of Seeds', an ecological treatise written during the last years of Thoreau's life, which has been reconstructed and edited, and was published for the first time in 1993.

cover image for 9780881504200
A portrait of New England's forests chronicles their development from the pre-colonial era to the present through a study of natural patterns, explaining how readers can come to understand landscape mysteries by exploring animal habitats, the growths of native trees, and the disappearance of specific natural elements. Reissue.

Hardcover:

9780881503784 | Countryman Pr, April 1, 1997, cover price $24.95 | About this edition: Landscape is much more than scenery to be observed or even terrain to be traveled, as this fascinating and many-layered book vividly shows us.

Paperback:

9780881504200 | Reprint edition (Countryman Pr, May 30, 1999), cover price $21.95 | About this edition: Chronicles the forest in New England from the Ice Age to current challenges

cover image for 9780815605720
Product Description: With the same humor and personable ease that characterizes the popular weekly nature program that he coproduces on North Country Public Radio, Curt Stager draws on the latest scientific literature and on his own observations to share his curiosity about the natural world...read more
By Anne E. Lacy (illustrator) and Curt Stager

Hardcover:

9780815605133 | Syracuse Univ Pr, June 1, 1998, cover price $29.95 | About this edition: With the same humor and personable ease that characterizes the popular weekly nature program that he coproduces on North Country Public Radio, Curt Stager draws on the latest scientific literature and on his own observations to share his curiosity about the natural world.

Paperback:

9780815605720 | Syracuse Univ Pr, January 1, 1999, cover price $19.95 | About this edition: With the same humor and personable ease that characterizes the popular weekly nature program that he coproduces on North Country Public Radio, Curt Stager draws on the latest scientific literature and on his own observations to share his curiosity about the natural world.

cover image for 9780874518641
Gathers essays from each of the author's books, covering wildlife, seasons on Cape Cod, the complexity of nature, and the world of the senses (view table of contents)

Paperback:

9780874518641 | Univ Pr of New England, July 1, 1998, cover price $22.95 | About this edition: Gathers essays from each of the author's books, covering wildlife, seasons on Cape Cod, the complexity of nature, and the world of the senses

cover image for 9780679446767
Identifies the region's plant and animal life, offers an overview of natural history, and describes the area's beaches, parks, preserves, and forests (view table of contents)

Paperback:

9780679446767 | 1 edition (Alfred a Knopf Inc, May 1, 1998), cover price $22.00 | About this edition: Identifies the region's plant and animal life, offers an overview of natural history, and describes the area's beaches, parks, preserves, and forests

These 33 essays are the narrative of an outdoor enthusiast on a seasonal round that is seeded with wit, passionate environmental protest, and glad praise for the threatened but still gorgeous landscapes of a high mountain valley.

Hardcover:

9780874221510 | Washington State Univ Pr, August 1, 1997, cover price $18.75

Paperback:

9780874221503 | Washington State Univ Pr, June 1, 1997, cover price $9.75 | About this edition: These 33 essays are the narrative of an outdoor enthusiast on a seasonal round that is seeded with wit, passionate environmental protest, and glad praise for the threatened but still gorgeous landscapes of a high mountain valley.

cover image for 9780892723744
Product Description: Book by Bennett, Dean B.

Paperback:

9780892723744 | Down East Books, December 1, 1996, cover price $17.95 | About this edition: Book by Bennett, Dean B.

cover image for 9780807085332
Hay revisits the New Hampshire of his youth, describing the natural beauty he witnessed

Hardcover:

9780807085325 | Beacon Pr, December 1, 1994, cover price $22.00 | About this edition: Hay revisits the New Hampshire of his youth, describing the natural beauty he witnessed

Paperback:

9780807085332 | Beacon Pr, June 1, 1996, cover price $18.00 | About this edition: Hay revisits the New Hampshire of his youth, describing the natural beauty he witnessed

at beginning | displaying 1 to 25 | next 10 >