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Books

A Sand County Almanac (Aldo Leopold). A collection of essays about finding peace on an overgrown Wisconsin farm, tracing the seasons by nature, and why we should conserve our land. 4 stars

Life and Death of the Salt Marsh (John and Mildred Teal). A story, ane essay, and a biology lesson all rolled into one. The Teals' plea for conserving the Salt Marsh is beautiful and urgent. 4 stars.

Story of My Boyhood and Youth (John Muir). Just what the title says--the tale of how John Muir found nature as a young boy in Scotland and America and became one of America's greatest conservationists. 4 stars.

A Thousand Mile Walk to the Gulf (John Muir). A continuation of Muir's journey. 4 stars.

My First Summer in the Sierra (John Muir). Noticing a pattern here? Muir's breathtaking first view of the "range of light" trancends the gap of a century and half to bring the reader to one of the most beautiful places in the world. 4 stars.

Ishmael (Daniel Quinn). A book which teaches a new and valuable lesson about our culture and breaks the stereotypes that we have been taught since birth. 4 stars.

My Ishmael (Daniel Quinn). Another tale of the teacher in Ishmael, this time from the perspective of a 12-year-old girl, gives the reader a new understanding of the lessons and values from Ishmael. 4 stars.

The Story of B (Daniel Quinn). The third book in the triumverate, this story adds yet another layer of beauty to the teachings begun in Ishmael. 4 stars.

O Pioneers (Willa Cather). The story of a young pioneer woman and her fight to tame the land and the people around her. 3 1/2 stars

The Maine Woods (Henry David Thoreau). Tales of ascending Mt. Ktdaan, roving through the woods, and other travels in Maine. 3 1/2 stars.

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Poetry

Some of my favorite nature poets...

Gary Snyder

Wendell Berry

Wallace Stevens

Margaret Atwood

N. Scott Momaday

A. R. Ammons

Mary Oliver

Robert Service

John Haines

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Essays

Don't have time for a whole book? Try these essays...

"An Entrance to the Woods" and "The Journey's End" from The Unforseen Wilderness, by Wendell Berry

"Letting Go: The Virtue of Vacant Ground" by Janet Kauffman

"Nature" by Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Higher Laws" and "Spring" from Walden by Henry David Thoreau

"Walking" by Henry David Thoreau

"A Near View of the High Sierra" and "A Windstorm in the Forests" from The Mountains of California by John Muir

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