Georgia Wilderness Society
Books and Media

Great Women Exploring Nature

The book combines history, travel ideas, nature 
awareness and art. The reader will discover how 
a thread of Florida's wild nature wove itself into the 
lives of ten women. This connection is examined 
in the stories of Harriet Beecher Stowe, Mina 
Miller Edison, Marjory Stoneman Douglas, Zora 
Neale Hurston, Myrtle Scharrer Betz, Marjorie 
Kinnan Rawlings, Anne Morrow Lindbergh, 
Jackie Cochran, Rachel Carson and Marjorie 
Harris Carr. Author Linda Taylor developed the 
idea for this book from her experience of guiding 
women on nature adventures in the Tampa Bay 
area through her company It's Our NatureR. Each 
chapter begins with a stunning calligraphy quote 
sketched by artist Linda Renc and then summarized in a map of Florida establishing a sense of place for each woman. The cover is the work of Bill Renc. Linda and Bill Renc are co-owners of Painted Fish Gallery in Dunedin, Florida.
Just days after Raynor learns that Moth, her husband of 32 years, is terminally ill, their home is taken away and they lose their livelihood. With nothing left and little time, they make the brave and impulsive decision to walk the 630 miles of the sea-swept South West Coast Path, from Somerset to Dorset, via Devon and Cornwall. Carrying only the essentials for survival on their backs, they live wild in the ancient, weathered landscape of cliffs, sea and sky. Yet through every step, every encounter and every test along the way, their walk becomes a remarkable journey. The Salt Path is an honest and life-affirming true story of coming to terms with grief and the healing power of the natural world. Ultimately, it is a portrayal of home, and how it can be lost, rebuilt and rediscovered in the most unexpected ways.  --The Sunday Times
Earth, the Forgotten Temple: A Spirit Quest in the Wilderness

Niki Collins-Queen holds her readers spellbound with her valiant struggles and poetic descriptions of her spiritual and outdoor adventures and misadventures while sailing in the Bahamas, backpacking alone in the Georgia mountains and canoeing in the Everglades and on the Suwannee River. Earth, the Forgotten Temple is an important book with fresh insights: God is not "out there" somewhere but in the soil, in the trees, in the sea and in ourselves; the earth is our extended body -- a living organism; nature is the ultimate healer and a powerful spiritual force. Her book is a feast for the spiritual seeker, the nature lover and the outdoor adventurer.

Miles From Nowhere: A Round-the-World Bicycle Adventure
Barbara Savage

This is the story of Barbara and Larry Savage's 
sometimes dangerous, often zany, but ultimately 
rewarding 23,000 miles global bicycle odyssey, 
which took them through 25 countries in two 
years. Miles From Nowhere is an adventure not 
to be missed!

Along the way, these near-neophyte cyclists 
encountered warm-hearted strangers eager to 
share food and shelter, bicycle-hating drivers 
who shoved them off the road, various wild 
animals (including a roof ape and an attack 
camel), sacred cows, rock-throwing Egyptians, 
overprotective Thai policeman, motherly New 
Zealanders, meteorological disasters, bodily indignities, and great personal joys. The stress of traveling together constantly for two years tested and ultimately strengthened the young couple's relationship.

As their trip ends you'll find yourself yearning for Barbara and Larry to mount back up and keep pedaling. It's a story that makes you feel like you've grown right along with the author.
Georgia Outdoors, Georgia Public Broadcasting

An amazing view of all that Georgia has to offer through spectacular photography and narrative storytelling that showcases wildlife, plants, and other aspects of the state's natural beauty.
Outwitting Squirrels
Bill Adler

Bird-loving Americans share a common problem: squirrels! These fast, greedy, incredibly crafty, fluffy-tailed rodents pillage birdfeeders before owners’ very eyes. For 25 years, Outwitting Squirrels has been leading the charge to help bird lovers defend their feeders. This classic defense manual for the besieged birder has been fully updated to deal with the more tech-savvy twenty-first-century squirrel. It provides 101 cunning strategies, both serious and hilarious, for outsmarting these furry, but not so cute, creatures. Adler discusses the different bird personalities and the best seed to attract them. He rates birdfeeders based upon how squirrel-proof, or squirrel-vexing, they are and discusses creative anti-squirrel structures and devices. Spooker poles, Perrier bottles, baffled fishing line, Teflon spray, Vaseline, water bombs, cayenne pepper, and Nixalite—the author has tried them all, and here he regales intrepid bird feeders with his squirrel-thwarting adventures and misadventures.