by: Ranger Barry Breckling Every issue of the Coe Park newsletter since 1979 has contained a natural history essay written by Ranger Breckling about his beloved east bay hills. This book contains his selection of a sampling of those essays. Whether he is sharing a detailed vision of life on the Coe ranch, or a loving description of a spring wildflower, almost all his writing concerns the relationship between plants and animals, soil and rainfall, and the vital cycle of life. His stories are most moving when he describes the harm that has been done to the environment in recent centuries snd the people, ancient and modern, who had the wisdom to regard nature with respect and appreciation. 2005 Pine Ridge Association, 102 pp 6? x 9?