• Medicinal Plants of Central Virginia

    By Olivia Lewis
    Axios Press, 2015. Paperback, 277 pages. $17.00

    Medicinal Plants of Central Virginia is a botanical primer focusing on the therapeutic herbs that grow in Virginia’s Blue Ridge and Piedmont regions. Originally conceived as a small personal reference guide, this book expanded over time into a compendium of medicinal and nutritional information covering dozens of plants. Clearly written, it fully describes the medicinal uses and warnings associated with each plant, while also providing detailed sketches and color paintings to further aid in their identification in the field. Many authoritative experts on herbal medicine are also referenced, pointing to additional resources for inspiration and guidance.

  • Escape to the Mountain

    A Family's Adventures in the Wilderness
    By Marcia Bonta
    Axios Press, 2008. Paperback, 361 pages. $12.00

    This book describes the joy of family life on a very remote mountaintop farm. There is moonlit sledding, fall garden harvesting, a world of birds and wild animals, all punctuated by the father’s long daily commute to a real world job. Values of simplicity, self-sufficiency, and being a part of nature are exemplified.

  • Alexander Skutch

    An Appreciation
    Edited by Hunter Lewis; Foreword by Dana Gardner; With an Introduction by Frank Graham, Jr.
    Axios Press, 2004. Paperback, 293 pages. $12.00

    In addition to being one of the most prolific nature writers of our time and the world’s greatest expert on Central American birds, Alexander Skutch was an inspiring moral philosopher and original thinker in the tradition of Henry David Thoreau and John Muir. Alexander Skutch: An Appreciation includes selections from Skutch’s writing spanning his 70 years of contributions to ornithology, travel, nature and philosophy.