Forces of nature

Stormy sky with tree

In the Atlantic Provinces, we’re acutely aware of the natural world that surrounds us. Our East Coast weather and wilderness can be beautiful, enigmatic, infuriating, and sometimes downright terrifying, so it’s no small wonder that it figures heavily in our region’s books.

Here’s a sampling of recent local books with a focus on Mother Nature.

A Sea Glass JourneySea glass artist Teri Hall shares her passion for the beautiful beach treasures known as ‘mermaids’ tears’ with personal stories and professional techniques.

A Sea Glass Journey: Ebb and Flow
by Teri Hall, photography by Jane Milton and Carly Boertien
$24.95, hardcover, 100 pp.
Nimbus Publishing, 2015

The Deadly SeaJim Wellman explores one of the world’s most dangerous occupations, fishing, through 25 stories from the men and women who know firsthand the power of the ocean.

The Deadly Sea: Life and Death on the Atlantic
by Jim Wellman
$19.95, paperback, 215 pp.
Flanker Press, 2015

The ThundermakerIn this picture book, Mi’kmaw writer and artist Alan Syliboy tells the story of Little Thunder as his father, Big Thunder, teaches him the important responsibility of making thunder for his people.

The Thundermaker
Written and illustrated by Alan Syliboy
$19.95, hardcover, 30 pp.
Nimbus Publishing, 2015

Deep FreezeRelive the record-breaking winter of 2015 with stories of resilience and outrageous photos from around the region.

Deep Freeze: Winter 2015
by John MacIntyre
$19.95, paperback, 96 pp.
MacIntyre Purcell Publishing Inc., 2015

The Lost WildernessPhotographer Nicholas Guitard retraces the late 19th- and early 20th-century journeys of naturalist W.F. Ganong through the wilds of New Brunswick.

The Lost Wilderness: Rediscovering W.F. Ganong’s New Brunswick
by Nicholas Guitard
$24.95, paperback, 232 pp.
Goose Lane Editions, 2015

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Lauren d'Entremont is the managing editor of Atlantic Books Today. Originally from Amherst, NS, she currently lives, writes, and edits in Halifax.

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