Wandering Home: A Long Walk Across America's Most Hopeful Landscape by Bill McKibben - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781627790208
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Published: St. Martin's Griffin - April 1st, 2014

As Northshire branched out from VT to NY, I re-visited McKibben's hike from Ripton, VT to Garnet Lake, NY. He mines mountains of historic minutiae to contextualize gems within contemporary settings. ~ Reviewed by Bonnie Winchester

Full Fathom Five

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ISBN: 9781611458954
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Published: Arcade - October 1st, 2013

Gordon Chaplin's loving depiction of a vanishing undersea wilderness of fishes and reefs in the Bahamas. Part memoir of growing up collecting and cataloguing specimens with his larger-than-life scientist father while free-diving in "gin clear" waters, part reflection on loss and longing for "home," this is a poignant and fascinating read. ~ Reviewed by Amy Palmer

The Dirty Life

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ISBN: 9781416551614
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Published: Scribner - April 12th, 2011

Absolutely compulsive reading. City girl writer Kristin Kimball falls in love with a practical, down to earth farmer and moves to upstate New York, starting a new life as the co-owner of a "whole diet" CSA: Essex Farm. This is a truly inspiring book about the delights and challenges of organic farming in the modern age. Witty, Fun, & Earthy! ~ Reviewed by Julietta Cole

Stand Up That Mountain

If you love the Appalachian Mountains, the A.T., or true stories about conservation and fighting for what's right, READ IT. Riveting and beautifully written, Stand Up That Mountain is a book to fall in love with. ~ Reviewed by Stan Hynds


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ISBN: 9781583335239
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Published: Avery - March 5th, 2013

The remarkable and very readable story we never hear about our trash: what happens long after we've forgotten about it. We know that garbage doesn't just disappear when we throw it away, but where does it go? The truth is more complicated and interesting than you might think! ~ Reviewed by Krysta Piccoli

Standing Up For A Mountain

Take a guess where this photo was taken. Somewhere above the treeline in the Rockies? Scotland? Try the southern Appalachians near the North Carolina/Tennessee border. It's an extraordinary region of exquisite beauty and biodiversity featuring a string of grassy bald summits called the Roan Highlands. The region is well-known and loved by Appalachian Trail hikers who have seen it.  Jay Leutze lives near here on Yellow Mountain in North Carolina.

In 1999,  Jay got a telephone call from a 14 year old girl names Ashley who informed him the Mining Act was being violated behind her house in Dogtown. Ashley put her aunt, Ollie Ve Cox, on the phone  who put it this way. " We need help. We're killed...Paul's killing us. He's going to pull that whole mountain down." They called Jay because they heard he was a lawyer  He wasn't and isn't but he did go to law school. Well, practicing attorney or not, it turns out they called the right guy. Thus began the journey of a very unlikely band of citizens, advocates, (and even a couple of  actual lawyers) to stop a surface mine from destroying a mountain, making life miserable for those living near it, and forever marring one of the most beautiful sections along the Appalachian Trail. (READ MORE)


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