Into the Wild

Jon Krakauer     1996     207p     5 x 8 Krakauer’s version of Alexander Supertramp’s adventurous and, ultimately, tragic life. Disillusioned with his middle class life, after graduating college Supertramp drops off the map and strikes off on an ascetic adventure: hitch-hiking across the country, canoeing to mexico, train-hopping up and down … Continue reading Into the Wild


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

Edible Wild Plants

Eastern/ Central North America Peterson Field Guides   1999   352p   4.5 x 7 More than 370 edible wild plants, plus 37 poisonous look-alikes, are described here, with 400 drawings and 78 color photographs. Also included are habitat descriptions, lists of plants by season, and preparation instructions for 22 different food uses. $5-15 Other … Continue reading Edible Wild Plants

Surrealist Experiences

1001 Dawns, 221 Midnights Penelope Rosemont     1999     194p     5 x 8 Rosemont’s first book of articles and essays. It includes nearly two dozen texts originally published in surrealist journals from 1970 through the 90s, plus eleven that appear here for the first time. An ardent defender of all that … Continue reading Surrealist Experiences

Into the Forest

A Novel Jean Hegland    1998    241p    5 x 8 Set in the near-future, Into the Forest is a powerfully imagined novel that focuses on the relationship between two teenage sisters living alone in their Northern California forest home. Over 30 miles from the nearest town, and several miles away from their nearest … Continue reading Into the Forest

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