The Allure of Turquoise

Second Edition
Edited by Arnold Vigil

This popular book featuring the crown jewel of New Mexico is back in a revised edition. The allure of turquoise comes alive through a diverse collection of feature stories contributed by some of the state’s best writers.

Subjects: Nature

Arizona Breeding Bird Atlas

Edited by Troy E. CormanCathryn Wise-Gervais

Examines over 270 species of birds known to breed in Arizona, complete with color photos and nesting and migratory data.

Subjects: SouthwestNature

Amphibians and Reptiles of New Mexico

By William DegenhardtCharles PainterAndrew Price
Illustrations by Clay Garrett

The definitive reference source covering the 123 species of amphibians and reptiles found in New Mexico, including over 130 color plates and 100 maps.

Field Guide to the Sandia Mountains

Edited by Robert JulyanMary Stuever

A presentation of the most commonly encountered species of flora and fauna and ecological features found in New Mexico's Sandia Mountains.

Writing About Nature

A Creative Guide
Revised Edition
By John A. Murray

Originally published by the Sierra Club in 1995, this handbook covers genres, techniques, and publication issues for aspiring writers, scholars, and students who want to share their experiences in nature and the outdoors.

Ask the Bugman!

Environmentally Safe Ways to Control Household Pests
By Richard FagerlundJohnna Lachnit

How to control household pests in a more environmentally friendly way.

Dancing on the Stones

Selected Essays
By John Nichols

Writings that span more than thirty years and range from idyllic reflections on nature to unmerciful satires on impending Armageddon.

Horizontal Yellow

Nature and History in the Near Southwest
By Dan Flores

Personal and historical meditations explore the human and natural history of the large expanse of land the Navajos once named the Horizontal Yellow.


Biology, Culture, and Environmental History
Edited by John HerronAndrew Kirk

Provocative essays explore how ideas about human nature inform or shape human understanding of nature and the environment.

A Garlic Testament

Seasons on a Small New Mexico Farm
By Stanley Crawford

Meditations on growing garlic and on the farming way of life.

"To dream a garden and then to plant it is an act of independence and even defiance to the greater world."--Stan Crawford