Under the Banner of Heaven

A Story of Violent Faith Jon Krakauer     2004     432     5 x 8 Krakauer takes us inside isolated American communities where some 40,000 Mormon Fundamentalists still practice polygamy. Defying both civil authorities and the Mormon establishment in Salt Lake City, the renegade leaders of these theocracies are zealots who answer … Continue reading Under the Banner of Heaven

Mutual Aid

A Factor of Evolution Peter Kropotkin     1902     336p     5 x 8 Kropotkin posits that the most effective human and animal communities are essentially cooperative, rather than competitive. Essential to the understanding of human evolution as well as social organization, this book offers a powerful counterpoint to the tenets of … Continue reading Mutual Aid

A Life of Kenneth Rexroth

Linda Hamalian     1991     464p     6 x 9 In this biography of Kenneth Rexroth (1905-82), Linda Hamalian reveals an enigmatic man riven with contradictions. From high-school drop-out, Rexroth transformed himself into a newspaper columnist, painter, dedicated activist and poet, writing on love, marriage, nature and politics. $4-10 Other works involving … Continue reading A Life of Kenneth Rexroth

Desert Solitaire

Edward Abbey 1969 269p MMPB Desert Solitaire is a collection of vignettes about life in the wilderness and the nature of the desert itself by the (at the time) park ranger and conservationist, Edward Abbey. The book details the unique adventures and conflicts the author faces, from dealing with the damage caused by development of … Continue reading Desert Solitaire

Trees of Missouri

Stan Tekiela   2006   264p   4.5 x 6 Over 100 of missouri’s most common trees can be found in this field guide. Each tree has its own full color photo and comprehensive, accessible information about each tree’s leaves or needles, bark, mature size, fall color, a state-specific range map and more. $4-10 Other … Continue reading Trees of Missouri

Birds of Missouri

Stan Tekiela   2001   300p   4.5 x 6 Dozens of the most common birds found in missouri. Each bird has its own full color photo and descriptions of its appearance, nest, nesting, feeding and easy-to-follow comparisons to similar birds. $4-10 Other works involving field guides, birds, animals, nature, the wild

What’s that tree?

DK   2013   128p   4 x 7.5 From mighty redwoods and stately pines, to beautiful cherry blossoms and dependable oaks, this beginner’s guide helps identify commonly found trees in North America. $3-10 Other works involving field guides, trees, plants, the wild, nature


Peterson Field Guides   1998   128p   4 x 7 This slender book is a basic field guide for beginning observers of  trees, containing dozens of water-color illustrations of north american trees. $3-10 Other works involving field guides, trees, plants, the wild, nature

Reptiles and Amphibians

Peterson Field Guides   1999   128p   4 x 7 From mudpuppies to rattlesnakes, this fascinating guide for beginners describes the habits and habitats of these secretive north american animals. $3-10 Other works involving field guides, animals, the wild, nature