Science, Soul, and the Spirit of Nature: Leading Thinkers on the Restoration of Man and Creation (Oct., $18) by Irene Van Lippe-Biesterfeld explores the unification of humans and nature.
Blue Skies, Green Thoughts: How to Live Eco-Consciously Every Day (Nov., $19.95) by Julie Fisher-McGarry speaks to those consumers who eschew brand logos and select what is best.
Fields That Dream: Journey to the Roots of Our Food (Sept., $16.95) by Jenny Kurzweil explores the lives of refugees, former chefs and others who have become small-scale sustainable farmers. Ad/promo.
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Gardeners of Eden: Rediscovering Our Importance to Nature (Sept., $24.95) by Dan Dagger discusses the need for positive human engagement in the environment.
MERCER UNIV. PRESS
A Georgia Native Plant Guide (Sept., $23) by Tina Michelle Samuels focuses on plants found in the state and those native to the state.
Florida's Birds: A Field Guide and Reference (Sept., $19.95) by David S. Maehr and Herbert W. Kale II, illus. by Karl Karalus.
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Hawks from Every Angle: How to Identify Raptors in Flight (Oct.; $19.95, cloth $55) by Jerry Liguiri compares and contrasts similar species.
RUTGERS UNIV. PRESS
Speaking of Earth: Environment Speeches That Moved the World (Feb., $19.95), edited by Alon Tal, collects 20 speeches by leading environmentalists.
Owls (Sept., $19.95) by Cynthia Berger introduces the biology, life cycle and behavior of owls.
Bears (Oct., $19.95) by Charles Fergus clears up misconceptions about these animals.
The Life Cycles of Butterflies: From Egg to Maturity, a Visual Guide to 22 Common Garden Butterflies (Feb.; $16.95, cloth $26.95) by Judy Burris and Wayne Richards.
TEMPLE UNIV. PRESS
Animal Passions and Beastly Virtues: Reflections on Redecorating Nature (Dec., $26.95) by Marc Bekoff reveals the range and flexibility of animal behavior.
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Dry Borders: Great Natural Reserves of the Sonoran Desert (Jan., $45), edited by Richard Stephen Felger and Bill Broyles, considers geography, natural history and conservation issues.
UNIV. OF WASHINGTON PRESS
The Orphan Tsunami of 1700: Japanese Clues to a Parent Earthquake in North America (Oct., $24.95) by Brian F. Atwater et al. tells a transpacific detective story.
The Magic of Snowflakes: A Postcard Book (Oct., $7.95) by Kenneth Libbrech offers photographs of snowflakes complemented by literary quotes.
Guide to Colorado Insects (Nov., $19.95) by Whitney Cranshaw and Boris Kondratieff identifies thousands of insects..
State of the World 2006 (Jan.; $18.95, cloth $35) by the Worldwatch Institute offers solutions to environmental problems.