Books by Gary Paul Nabhan

CHASING CHILES by Kurt Michael Friese
FOOD & COOKING
Released: April 1, 2011

"The occasionally florid writing notwithstanding, the book provides well-crafted regional recipes and edifying passages about the surveyed chiles."
Three self-described "gastronauts" plumb climate change through the piquant prism of chile peppers. Read full book review >
COMING HOME TO EAT by Gary Paul Nabhan
FOOD & COOKING
Released: Nov. 1, 2001

"Of interest only to food activists and organic-gardening buffs—who are probably already converts to the cause."
The pleasures are few, the politics plenty, in this preachy treatise on the politically correct production and consumption of food. Read full book review >
THE CULTURE OF HABITAT by Gary Paul Nabhan
NATURE & TRAVEL
Released: Nov. 1, 1997

"Nonetheless, the themes touched on are certain to be of interest to those readers concerned about environmental issues, especially worldwide biodiversity and its conservation."
 Essays on plants, animals, wild places, and human interactions with them all. Read full book review >
THE FORGOTTEN POLLINATORS by Stephen Buchmann
NATURE & TRAVEL
Released: July 1, 1996

"Another of nature's elegant loops. (b&w illustrations) (Author tour)"
 Pollinators are the Rodney Dangerfields of the animal world: They just don't get no respect. Read full book review >
THE GEOGRAPHY OF CHILDREN by Gary Paul Nabhan
HEALTH & MEDICINE
Released: April 6, 1994

"A convincing case for the necessity of exposing children to nature, sometimes marred by the authors' narrow vision and smug tone. (10 pages b&w photographs—not seen)"
 Meditations and personal anecdotes from naturalists/hiking buddies/fathers Nabhan (Gathering the Desert, 1985) and Trimble. ``Children do need wildness,'' the authors argue: not just trees and grass, but open, unpeopled places, where they can ``nibble on icicles and watch ants...lie back and contemplate clouds and chickadees.'' As parents, we should provide our young with ``direct exposure to a variety of wild plants and animals,'' including the less cuddly types, like snakes and lizards. Read full book review >
Released: July 1, 1993

"An enjoyable mix of information and opinion from a writer whose delight in nature is always wise and thoughtful, never sentimental or smug."
 A journey from Florence to Assisi in the steps of St. Read full book review >
ENDURING SEEDS: Native American Argriculture and W by Gary Paul Nabhan
Released: March 23, 1989

A brave if ragged try at a daunting goal: to examine American Indian farming practices—above all, traditional approaches to genetic selection—in the context of ongoing crises in modern commercial-scale agriculture and land or water management throughout the Americas. Read full book review >