Escape to Nature

Spring has sprung and nature is a healing force. It delights, surprises, changes slowly and rapidly, and is nurturing. It is our home, our ultimate shelter in place. The sun on our faces and breathing fresh air are essential for our mental and physical health. Even watching a storm come in can be exhilarating if you are safe. Once it subsides, we may go outside again, breathe in the fresh wet earth, hear a bird, splash in a puddle, muddy our boots, take a walk, soak in the sun, examine a tree, and marvel at the flowers starting to grow again. In these fraught period, we have even more time to revere the earth, as we are its caretakers; likewise, it is taking care of us now. Here is a selection of titles we recommend from our nature section. 

Some personal staff recommendations:

The Tree by John Fowles. "A beautiful rumination on the myriad, interrelated aspects of trees, nature, and art. Fowles was a novelist and short story writer by trade (The French Lieutenant's Woman, The Magus, The Ebony Tower, et al.), and an exceptionally fine one at that. With this lovely little book he took a brief detour into natural history." - Alex

The Invention of Nature by Andrea Wulf. "A tireless naturalist, Alexander von Humbolt was unrelenting in his quest to illuminate the interconnectedness of all things. Influencing astronomers and scientists, as well as poets, philosophers, and political revolutionaries, his research and writings are unimaginably far-reaching. His observations predicted the environmental problems we now face. Von Humbolt was a true visionary and this is an amazing read." - Gena

Dog Medicine by Julie Barton. "There is a very real, scientifically proven, link between mental health and the healing relief pets (yay me!) can provide. This is a really compelling story -- smart and a page-turner. I can testify first-hand how I saved my owner from herself." - Teddy

Nature books

 

Rain: Four Walks in English Weather Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9780571328949
Availability: Special Order, May be Out of Print
Published: Faber & Faber - February 1st, 2018

The Tree Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9780061997778
Availability: Not in stock at store. Will, in most instances, ship from our warehouse in 7-10 days
Published: Ecco - September 28th, 2010

Nature Anatomy: The Curious Parts and Pieces of the Natural World Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781612122311
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Storey Publishing, LLC - January 27th, 2015

Braiding Sweetgrass Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781571313560
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Milkweed Editions - September 1st, 2014

Solid Seasons: The Friendship of Henry David Thoreau and Ralph Waldo Emerson Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781640091313
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Counterpoint LLC - April 9th, 2019

Around the World in 80 Trees: (The perfect gift for tree lovers) Cover Image
By Jonathan Drori, Lucille Clerc (Illustrator)
$24.99
ISBN: 9781786271617
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Laurence King Publishing - May 29th, 2018

The Secret Therapy of Trees: Harness the Healing Energy of Forest Bathing and Natural Landscapes Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781984824141
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Rodale Books - July 9th, 2019

The Invention of Nature: Alexander von Humboldt's New World Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9780345806291
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Vintage - October 4th, 2016

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Dog Medicine: How My Dog Saved Me from Myself Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780143130017
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Penguin Books - July 19th, 2016

Life in the Garden Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780525558392
Availability: Not in stock at store. Will, in most instances, ship from our warehouse in 7-10 days
Published: Penguin Books - June 11th, 2019

Sibley Backyard Birding Flashcards: 100 Common Birds of Eastern and Western North America (Sibley Birds) Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9780307888976
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Potter Style - February 7th, 2012

Grandma's Gardens Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780593115350
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Philomel Books - March 31st, 2020

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