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Swimming to the Top of the Tide by Patricia Hanlon - Book Review

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$17.99
ISBN: 9781942658870
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Published: Bellevue Literary Press - June 8th, 2021

A beautiful, lyrical book that takes us under the surface of the marshy coastline of New England. Hanlon introduces us to the unique ecology of the area where freshwater meets saltwater, from the fully immersive perspective of the swimmer. I thoroughly enjoyed it. ~ Reviewed by Becky Doherty


The Secret World of Weather: How to Read Signs in Every Cloud, Breeze, Hill, Street, Plant, Animal, and Dewdrop by Tristan Gooley - Book Review

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$21.95
ISBN: 9781615197545
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Published: The Experiment - May 25th, 2021

Gooley should be required reading for everyone, he imparts the knowledge that we have lost as a species of the world around us. Like a village elder passing on vital information to the next generation. And done in such a fun and accessible way, this is someone you'd definitely want to take a walk with. ~ Reviewed by Becky Doherty


Ring the Hill by Tom Cox - Book Review

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By Tom Cox
$15.95
ISBN: 9781783529018
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Published: Unbound - February 16th, 2021

Such a fun read, we follow Cox as he moves through the English countryside, quite literally from house to house, but also on foot, as he strides through the landscape. Full of colorful characters and lots of humor, it’s like spending time with a friend, and you’ll be sad when it’s over. ~ Reviewed by Becky Doherty


Seed to Dust: Life, Nature, and a Country Garden by Marc Hamer - Book Review

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$26.95
ISBN: 9781771647687
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Published: Greystone Books - May 4th, 2021

I simply adore Hamer's writing, and the deep thinking philosophy he imbues it with. On the surface this is a book about time spent managing a country home's garden through the years and seasons, but dig below to the roots and it is about life itself. Stunning! ~ Reviewed by Beccky Doherty


A Most Remarkable Creature: The Hidden Life and Epic Journey of the World's Smartest Birds of Prey by Jonathan Meiburg - Book Review

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$30.00
ISBN: 9781101875704
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Published: Knopf - March 30th, 2021

I loved every minute of this book. This mesmerizing debut is ostensibly about the world’s smartest and least known raptor, the South American caracara, but along the way the author delves into natural history, evolution, continental drift, Darwin and his naturalist contemporary William Henry Hudson. Meiburg brings the reader along with him to the high Andes, the South American jungles and the windswept Falklands and the frozen Antarctic with side trips to England and the US. His descriptions of why and how these unique, intelligent birds and their environments developed is just brilliant. AND, it is a great travel and adventure story as well. It will hold your attention to the very last page. ~ Reviewed by Tambra Johnson Reap


The Stubborn Light of Things: A Nature Diary by Melissa Harrison - Book Review

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$19.95
ISBN: 9780571363506
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Published: Faber & Faber - April 20th, 2021

A wonderful book that takes us through the seasons, showing us the delights of nature should we take the time to look. Often times it is peppered with warnings of what our neglect can cause, but mostly it shows us what natural treasures be found in both city and country. Just lovely. ~ Reviewed by Becky Doherty


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