Book Reviews

Among countless books for coffee tables, this is the one I chose for mine. Never before, in a single volume, has so broad a slice of Missouri’s natural assets been captured and portrayed. Herein is something for everyone: beauty, variety, perspective, and inspiration…thank you, Matt Miles!

Dave Murphy
Executive Director Emeritus, Conservation Federation of Missouri


There are those for whom a forest trail is their favorite lane, the light of the land their favorite show, and a moss-covered log their preferred seat. If you are such a one, this exceptional book is for you.

Photographer Matt Miles has combed Missouri to discover and share the state’s natural wealth. Beautiful pages draw readers into waiting places with unspoken secrets that only seem off-limits to a modern world.

Break the boundaries. Enter and experience Missouri, Wild and Wonderful.

Mike Blair
The Wild Edge


Enjoy each page of this gorgeous book with a child at your side and let photographer Matt Miles take you both on a tour of the wild and beautiful majesty of Missouri–a natural legacy that belongs to and should be cherished by present and future generations.

Carol Davit
Executive Director, Missouri Prairie Foundation

As an editor for more than 30 years, I’ve seen lots of books. And there have been some great ones. Matt Miles’ Missouri, Wild and Wonderful, stands among the best.

After viewing just a few pages, I knew I had something special. You must see this book.

Bobby Whitehead
Editor, Outdoor Guide Magazine