The Dirty Life: A Memoir of Farming, Food, and Love - Kristin Kimball

Part memoir, part how-to, THE DIRTY LIFE: On Farming, Food, and Love (Scribner, $15) by Kristin Kimball, provides an insider’s look at the challenges of creating a sustainable farm in upstate New York. A former Lower East Side resident, Kimball falls for Mark while researching a story about his farming endeavors in Pennsylvania. Amidst a courtship and a move to a leased farm in Essex, New York, Kristin and Mark develop 500 dilapidated acres into a working farm that feeds a small community of over 100 people. With stories ranging from buying outdated farm equipment at an auction in Amish country to chasing cattle down Main Street, Kristen recalls a year’s worth of trials and tribulations on the farm. Her writing, whether about driving the draft horses or heating up the farmhouse, is both enlightening and entertaining.

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$18.00
ISBN: 9781416551614
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Published: Scribner - April 12th, 2011

The Nature Principle: Human Restoration and the End of Nature-Deficit Disorder - Richard Louv

In Last Child in the Woods, Richard Louv coined the term “nature-deficit disorder” for children who spend too much time inside. In his new book he points out that this afflicts people of all ages. Louv’s NATURE PRINCIPLE (Algonquin, $24.95) is simple: nature is good for us, and we can be good for nature. With anecdotes and studies, Louv shows that spending time outside can improve mood, enhance cognitive skills, and foster relaxation—all of which can lead to better physical health. Louv isn’t alone in his impassioned support for the outdoors. He cites dozens of organizations that are working to reconnect people with nature—many are national, but most are local, community-based, groups that focus on projects such as linking or creating bike lanes or rounding up families for weekly walks in the woods. Louv’s eloquent book is a manifesto for a new back-to-the-land movement, one that integrates people, modern technological society, and nature into one thriving system.

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$24.95
ISBN: 9781565125810
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Published: Algonquin Books - May 10th, 2011

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ISBN: 9781616201418
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Published: Algonquin Books - April 17th, 2012

The Tiger: A True Story of Vengeance and Survival - John Vaillant

Massive, beautiful, clever, and deadly, the tiger has long been an object of fascination, fixed in our collective imagination. In THE TIGER (Vintage, $15), John Vaillant captures this primal awe and brings you into the minds of both a tiger and the hunters who subsist alongside it on the taiga. The book takes place in the village of Sobolonye in the southeastern Primorye region of Russia, which, though bounded by Russia, China, North Korea, and the Sea of Japan, has remained an island of wilderness.  In recounting the gripping saga of one tiger’s devastating effect on the people of that region, Vaillant has crafted the perfect nonfiction book—a seamless blend of fact, masterful descriptions of the land and the people, and elegant storytelling.

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$18.00
ISBN: 9780307389046
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Published: Vintage - May 3rd, 2011

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