Nature & Travel Book Reviews (page 199)

RIVERWALKING by Kathleen Dean Moore
NATURE & TRAVEL
Released: Sept. 26, 1995

"Moore's collection sparkles as much as one of her sun-dappled streams."
Splendid short riverside rustications in a first collection from Moore (Philosophy/ Oregon State Univ.). Read full book review >
FOOD & COOKING
Released: Sept. 26, 1995

"The Stork and the Plow is a good place to start."
The Ehrlichs, older and less doctrinaire than in their Population Explosion (1990) days, are guardedly hopeful that resources (the plow) can sustain population gains (the stork) in the century ahead. Read full book review >

DOGS THAT POINT, FISH THAT BITE by Jim Dean
ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTS
Released: Sept. 25, 1995

"As fun and important as a rainy day sittin' round the cracker barreland with none of the corn pone."
A lighthearted, pleasantly diverting collection of Dean's columns on hunting and fishing the woods and streams of North Carolina. Read full book review >
TAMATA AND THE ALLIANCE by Bernard Moitessier
NATURE & TRAVEL
Released: Sept. 18, 1995

The picaresque life of a seagoing vagabond, a fascinating tale told with remarkable insouciance by the wanderer himself. Read full book review >
SAVAGES by Joe Kane
CURRENT AFFAIRS
Released: Sept. 13, 1995

"Savages is not a pious retelling of someone else's activism; Kane has been there, risked his life, and returned with true authority on the subject and the literary skill to make it live on the pages. (8 pages color photos, not seen) (First printing of 40,000)"
An eloquent and impassioned report from a hopeless battlefield where the war is between a nation of Amazonian Indians and the oil companies threatening to destroy it. Read full book review >

GRASSLAND by Richard Manning
NATURE & TRAVEL
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"Manning wants to see the return of bison, grass, fire, and wind, and this book makes a compelling case for such a return. (Author tour)"
A powerful eulogy to the great American grasslands and an informed look at where they have been and where they are heading. Read full book review >
NATURE & TRAVEL
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"More appropriate as folksy newspaper bits; as collected here these essays add up to Wildlife Lite."
A naturalist profiles his favorite North American animals in 50 short sketches. Read full book review >
A CIVIL ACTION by Jonathan Harr
NATURE & TRAVEL
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"A paranoid legal thriller as readable as Grisham, but important and illuminating. (Film rights to Disney)"
A crash course in big-bucks tort litigation, as rich as any novel on the scene. Read full book review >
CHALKSTREAM CHRONICLE by Neil Patterson
ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTS
Released: Aug. 15, 1995

"Too tedious and irritating for even the most avid of anglers. (more than 300 line drawings)"
This sluggish memoir devoutly details the mechanics of fly- fishing, but much else in the narrative remains bewilderingly vague. Read full book review >
NATURE & TRAVEL
Released: Aug. 1, 1995

"A book that should make the current surge of environmental glad-tiders sit back and reconsider. (Author tour)"
MAINE'S GOLDEN ROAD by John Gould
NATURE & TRAVEL
Released: Aug. 1, 1995

"Gould's affectionate essays will make armchair anglers of readers who never knew they wished they were from Maine."
Maine's curmudgeonly chronicler Gould (Dispatches from Maine19421992, 1994,) pays tribute to 30 summer sojourns in the North Woods. Read full book review >
THE MAKING OF A CONSERVATIVE ENVIRONMENTALIST by Gordon K. Durnil
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Aug. 1, 1995

"Uncommonly sensible and heartfelt perspectives on being green, from a concerned citizen for whom environmentalism has become a matter of enlightened self-interest."
An engaging and thought-provoking memoir from a political conservative whose environmental consciousness was raised during a stint as co-head of a watchdog agency. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Vanessa Diffenbaugh
September 1, 2015

Vanessa Diffenbaugh is the New York Timesbestselling author of The Language of Flowers; her new novel, We Never Asked for Wings, is about young love, hard choices, and hope against all odds. For 14 years, Letty Espinosa has worked three jobs around San Francisco to make ends meet while her mother raised her children—Alex, now 15, and Luna, six—in their tiny apartment on a forgotten spit of wetlands near the bay. But now Letty’s parents are returning to Mexico, and Letty must step up and become a mother for the first time in her life. “Diffenbaugh’s latest confirms her gift for creating shrewd, sympathetic charmers,” our reviewer writes. View video >