2. A Sand County Almanac, Aldo Leopold (1966). Set in Sand County, Wisconsin, Leopold's writings about the relationship to the land. Published by his son a year after Leopold's death . Bought used.
3. Desert Solitaire, Edward Abbey (1985). First released in 1968, Abbey wrote as an eloquent loner. He worked as a US Park Ranger living for three seasons in the desert at Moab, Utah. He shares his views on the land, wilderness and blends in the fictional. Bought used paperback at BJ's Books, Warrenton, VA.