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  • Pawpaw

    Pawpaw

    By Andrew Moore

    The largest edible fruit native to the United States tastes like a cross between a banana and a mango. It grows wild in twenty-six states, gracing Eastern forests each fall with sweet-smelling, tropical-flavored abundance. Historically, it fed and sustained Native Americans and European explorers, presidents, and enslaved African Americans, inspiring folk songs, poetry, and scores of place names from Georgia to Illinois. Its trees are an organic grower’s dream, requiring no pesticides or herbicides to thrive, and containing compounds that are among the most potent anticancer agents yet discovered.

    So why have so few people heard of the pawpaw, much less tasted one?  

    In Pawpaw—a 2016 James Beard Foundation Award nominee in the Writing & Literature category—author Andrew Moore explores the past, present, and future of this unique fruit, traveling from the Ozarks to Monticello; canoeing the lower Mississippi in search of wild fruit; drinking pawpaw beer in Durham, North Carolina; tracking down lost cultivars in Appalachian hollers; and helping out during harvest season in a Maryland orchard. Along the way, he gathers pawpaw lore and knowledge not only from the plant breeders and horticulturists working to bring pawpaws into the mainstream (including Neal Peterson, known in pawpaw circles as the fruit’s own “Johnny Pawpawseed”), but also regular folks who remember eating them in the woods as kids, but haven’t had one in over fifty years. 

    As much as Pawpaw is a compendium of pawpaw knowledge, it also plumbs deeper questions about American foodways—how economic, biologic, and cultural forces combine, leading us to eat what we eat, and sometimes to ignore the incredible, delicious food growing all around us. If you haven’t yet eaten a pawpaw, this book won’t let you rest until you do.

    Paperback $19.95

    PUB DATE Apr 24th 2017

  • Tomorrow

    Tomorrow

    By Cyril Dion

    Based on the award-winning, globally acclaimed film, Tomorrow, by Cyril Dion and Mélanie Laurent.

    What if highlighting solutions and telling positive stories was the best way to solve the ecological, economic, and social problems our countries are grappling with?

    In 2012, French writer/activist Cyril Dion learned about a study carried out by twenty-two scientists from around the world that forecasts the extinction of multiple forms of life, and possibly a large part of humanity, by the year 2100. This news barely received any media coverage at all. Convinced that spreading catastrophic news is not effective, Dion decided to explore, along with actress and director Mélanie Laurent and a small film crew, what our world could look like if we brought together some of the best solutions to date in agriculture, energy, economics, education, and democracy.

    What they found were men and women changing the world: cities that produce their own food and energy, zero-waste systems, businesspeople and towns creating their own currency to prevent speculation and the appropriation of wealth, citizens rewriting their own constitution, and pioneering educational systems.

    By linking these initiatives together, Dion and his crew bring to light a new philosophy, a community of thought among people who often don’t know each other: new blueprints for society.

    Paperback $25.00

    PUB DATE Apr 21st 2017

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  • Sex and the River Styx

    Sex and the River Styx

    By Edward Hoagland

    Called the best essayist of his time by luminaries like Philip Roth, John Updike, and Edward Abbey, Edward Hoagland brings readers his ultimate collection. In Sex and the River Styx, the author's sharp eye and intense curiosity shine through in essays that span his childhood exploring the woods in his rural Connecticut, his days as a circus worker, and his travels the world over in his later years.

    Here, we meet Hoagland at his best: traveling to Kampala, Uganda, to meet a family he'd been helping support only to find a divide far greater than he could have ever imagined; reflecting on aging, love, and sex in a deeply personal, often surprising way; and bringing us the wonder of wild places, alongside the disparity of losing them, and always with a twist that brings the genre of nature writing to vastly new heights. His keen dissection of social realities and the human spirit will both startle and lure readers as they meet African matriarchs, Tibetan yak herders, circus aerialists, and the strippers who entertained college boys in 1950s Boston. Says Howard Frank Mosher in his foreword, the self-described rhapsodist "could fairly be considered our last, great transcendentalist."

    Paperback $17.95

    PUB DATE Feb 18th 2011

    Slowspoke

    Slowspoke

    By Mark Schimmoeller

    Why a unicycle? Why a cross-country trip? Why leave a prominent New York magazine and return to the simple life in Kentucky?

    Reminiscent of classic literary travelogues, Mark Schimmoeller’s Slowspoke: A Unicyclist’s Guide to America takes readers on an inward, emotional journey as he inches across landscapes and communities from North Carolina to Arizona.

    Schimmoeller became inspired by his unicycle as an adolescent.  It taught him that rushing—whether down the driveway or toward adulthood—would cause a fall, and so, instead of accepting the speeding, straight line that de-fines modern American life, he adopted his single wheel’s wayward rhythms.

    Written with poise and humor, Slowspoke is more than a cross-country trip on a unicycle; it’s a meditation on a playful, recalcitrant slowness that is increasingly rare in a culture obsessed with acceleration. At times ach-ing and other times joyful, Schimmoeller intersperses recollections of his journey with vignettes of his present-day, off-the-grid homesteading with his wife in Kentucky and their efforts to save an old-growth forest.

    Schimmoeller’s personal journey will resonate with anyone who has slowed down to experience life at a unicycle’s speed or who longs to do so, who has fallen in love or searched for it, or who has treasured tall trees or mourned their loss.

    Paperback $17.95

    PUB DATE Aug 8th 2014

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Miracle Brew

Miracle Brew

By Pete Brown

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Tomorrow

Tomorrow

By Cyril Dion

Paperback $25.00

Slow Wine Guide 2017

Slow Wine Guide 2017

By Slow Food Editore

Paperback $25.00

Slow Wine 2016

Slow Wine 2016

By Slow Food Editore

Paperback $25.00

Pawpaw

Pawpaw

By Andrew Moore

Hardcover $26.00

Paperback $19.95

Slow Wine 2015

Slow Wine 2015

By Slow Food Editore

Paperback $25.00

Discovering the Truffle

Discovering the Truffle

By Slow Food Editore

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Around The World in 80 Plants

Around The World in 80 Plants

By Stephen Barstow

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How to Read the Landscape

How to Read the Landscape

By Patrick Whitefield

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The Chelsea Green Reader

The Chelsea Green Reader

Paperback $15.00

Slowspoke

Slowspoke

By Mark Schimmoeller

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Chasing Chiles

Chasing Chiles

By Gary Paul Nabhan, Kraig Kraft and Kurt Michael Friese

Paperback $17.95

Sex and the River Styx

Sex and the River Styx

By Edward Hoagland

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The Slow Food Dictionary to Italian Regional Cooking

The Slow Food Dictionary to Italian Regional Cooking

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Waiting on a Train

Waiting on a Train

By James McCommons

Paperback $19.95

Search for the Golden Moon Bear

Search for the Golden Moon Bear

By Sy Montgomery

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Walking with the Great Apes

Walking with the Great Apes

By Sy Montgomery

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Journey of the Pink Dolphins

Journey of the Pink Dolphins

By Sy Montgomery

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Spell of the Tiger

Spell of the Tiger

By Sy Montgomery

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Biodiesel

Biodiesel

By Greg Pahl

Paperback $19.95

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