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Holiday Gift Guide 2018: Books for wanderlust the travel obsessed

by Timber Press on November 29, 2018

in Natural History

For the insatiably curious, armchair travelers on your list—or for any book-lover who lusts after vibrant coffee table books—these gorgeously packaged volumes celebrate natural wonders all around the world.

In this sumptuous global tour of modern gardens, intrepid plant expert Christopher Woods spotlights 50 modern gardens that push boundaries and define natural beauty in significant ways. Featuring both private and public gardens, this journey makes its way from a steep hillside oasis in Singapore and a garden distinguished by shape and light in Marrakech to a haunting tree museum in Switzerland. Along the way, you’ll learn about the people, plants, and stories that make these gardens so iconic.

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Aerial Geology is an up-in-the-sky exploration of North America’s 100 most spectacular geological formations. Crisscrossing the continent from the Aleutian Islands in Alaska to the Great Salt Lake in Utah and to the Chicxulub Crater in Mexico, Mary Caperton Morton brings you on a fantastic tour, sharing aerial and satellite photography, explanations on how each site was formed, and details on what makes each landform noteworthy.

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The World of Laura Ingalls Wilder explores Wilder’s deep relationship to the American landscape. Read along to follow the wagon trail of the Little House books, starting in the Wisconsin setting of Little House in the Big Woods through the Dakotas and finally to Missouri. Throughout, you’ll learn details about Wilder’s life and inspirations, discover how to visit the real places today, and learn how to grow the plants and vegetables featured in the stories.

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