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  • 100 Heartbeats: The Race to Save Earth's Most Endangered Species

    By Jeff Corwin

    Our Price: $15.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781605294148
    • Publisher: Rodale Books
    • Published: October 2010
  • 20 Ways to Track a Tiger

    By Carol Amore

    Our Price: $22.50
    • Format: Oversize Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781930419063
    • Publisher: Wildlife Worlds
    • Published: May 2003
  • 39.95: Louisiana's Undiscovered Wilderness

    By Julia Sims

    Our Price: $39.95
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781589805293
    • Publisher: Pelican Publishing Company
    • Published: February 2008
    Manchac Swamp marks the book-length debut of a little-known but superbly talented nature photographer as she reveals an equally undiscovered exotic locale in south Louisiana. Veiled behind dense drapes of Spanish moss and walls of cypresses, and accessible only by water, Manchac Swamp is a wilderness jewel known mainly to those who for generations have dwelled in and around it, arduously earning their sustenance from its waters and wildlife. Drawn to the swamp's mystery and eventually captivated by its peace, photographer Julia Sims spent fifteen years determinedly, patiently penetrating its secrets. What she has hunted from boat and blind, and skillfully trapped on film, are the many moods, flora, and fauna of this hidden world. Now, in this stunning album of her photographs, a glimpse of that quintessential Louisiana place in its seasonal variations is offered to all.Sims's artistry is grounded in photographic technique as well as in her skill as a wildlife observer. Even in the uncontrolled setting of nature she creates images of masterly composition, and breathtaking uses of light and color are hallmarks of her work.In an evocative introduction to the book, John Kemp draws upon his interviews with several of the swamp's residents to describe how they make their living there, trapping and hunting every variety of animal--turtle, muskrat, nutria, lizard, snake, frog, alligator, rabbit, squirrel, duck, mink, otter, crawfish. But the locals, who have befriended Sims and lead her to choice spots for photographing, say that Manchac is not the same as it once was. Land subsidence and the influx of salt water are among several factors that are causing what some predict will be the swamp's inevitable death. As deteriorating environmental conditions reduce or eliminate wildlife, there is, in turn, a diminished harvest for trappers, hunters, and fishermen--and a diminished heritage for all of us.In some respects, Sims's Manchac Swamp is a heartbreakingly beautiful collection of photographs. It heralds a marvel of secluded wilderness even as it documents the area's accelerating decline. In her expert capture of the ephemeral, Sims has made timeless the people and place of Manchac Swamp.Julia Sims is one of the premier photographers of Louisiana's wildlife. Her work has appeared in virtually every nature magazine including National Geographic, National Wildlife, Nature Conservancy, Sierra, Birder's World, and Ducks Unlimited. She lives in Ponchatoula, Louisiana, about fifty miles north of New Orleans.John Randolph Kemp, a native New Orleanian, is the New Orleans correspondent for Art & Antiques and ARTnews magazines and a frequent contributor to American Artist magazine. In addition, he has written about art, history, and New Orleans for many other national and regional magazines and publications. His numerous books include Rolland Golden: The Journeys of a Southern Artist, Alan Flattmann's French Quarter Impressions, and Vanishing Paradise: Duck Hunting in the Louisiana Marsh, all published by Pelican. He covers the New Orleans art scene for WYES New Orleans public television. He is deputy director of the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities.
  • 50 Hikes in the North Georgia Mountains

    By Johnny Molloy

    Our Price: $21.95
    • ISBN-13: 9781682681329
    • Publisher: Countryman Press
  • 96 Horse Breeds of North America

    By Judith Dutson

    Our Price: $29.95
    • Format: Oversize Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781580176125
    • Publisher: STOREY BOOKS
    • Published: October 2005
    A comprehensive overview of the nearly one hundred breeds of horses in North America furnishes in-depth profiles and photographs of the Morgan, Appaloosa, Quarter Horse, Thoroughbred, Arabian, Percheron, and many other exotic breeds, light horses, draft horses, ponies, mules, and donkeys. Simultaneous.
  • ASPCA Adult Coloring for Pet Lovers: Amazing Animals!

    By Rebecca A. Stone

    Our Price: $12.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780794439859
    • Publisher: Sfi Readerlink Dist
  • The Abney Method to Owning a Dog

    By Don Abney

    Our Price: $19.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781434390318
    • Publisher: Authorhouse
    • Published: August 2008
  • Abominable Snowmen

    By Ivan T. Sanderson

    Our Price: $36.99
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781602068858
    • Publisher: Lightning Source Inc
    • Published: October 2007
  • Abominable Snowmen

    By Ivan T. Sanderson

    Our Price: $16.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781605203331
    • Publisher: Lightning Source Inc
    • Published: November 2008
  • About This Life: Journeys on the Threshold of Memory

    By Barry Lopez

    Our Price: $16.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780679754473
    • Publisher: Vintage Books
    • Published: May 1999
    The acclaimed National Book Award winner gives us a collection of spellbinding new essays that, read together, form a jigsaw-puzzle portrait of an extraordinary man. With the publication of his best-selling Of Wolves and Men, and with the astonishing originality of Arctic Dreams, Barry Lopez established himself as that rare writer whose every book is an event, for both critics and his devoted readership. Now, in About This Life, he takes us on a literal and figurative journey across the terrain of autobiography, assembling essays of great wisdom and insight. Here is far-flung travel (the beauty of remote Hokkaido Island, the over-explored Galápagos, enigmatic Bonaire); a naturalist's contention (Why does our society inevitably strip political power from people with intimate knowledge of the land small-scale farmers, Native Americans, Eskimos, cowboys?); and pure adventure (a dizzying series of around-the-world journeys with air freight everything from penguins to pianos). And here, too, are seven exquisite memory pieces hauntingly lyrical yet unsentimental recollections that represent Lopez's most personal work to date, and which will be read as classics of the personal essay for years to come.In writing about nature and people from around the world, by exploring the questions of our age, and, above all, by sharing a new openness about himself, Barry Lopez gives us a book that is at once vastly erudite yet intimate: a magically written and provocative work by a major American writer at the top of his form.
  • Above Timberline: A Wildlife Biologist's Rocky Mountain Journal (The New Explorer Series)

    By Dwight Smith

    Our Price: $7.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780394400372
    • Publisher: Knopf
    • Published: February 1981
  • Accused

    By Lisa Scottoline

    Our Price: $39.99
    • Format: Audio/CD
    • ISBN-13: 9781427230775
    • Publisher: St Martins Pr
    • Published: October 2013
    When a 13-year-old genius and member of the most powerful family in the country believes that the man imprisoned for killing her sister six years earlier is innocent, the all-female law firm of Rosato & Associates agree to reopen the case and find out if justice was really served all those years ago. Read by January Lavoy. Simultaneous.

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