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Bayou Farewell
The Rich Life and Tragic Death of Louisiana's Cajun Coast

Mike Tidwell

Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
On Sale: 03/09/2004
Price: $16.00
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 978-0-375-72517-3

Mike Tidwell knew nothing of the disappearing bayou country when he first visited the Cajun coast of Louisiana, but the evidence was all around him: the skeletons of oak trees killed by the salinity of the groundwater, whole cemeteries sinking into swampland and out of sight, telephone poles in deep, standing... Read more >

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A River, the Environment, Politics and the Fate of All Humanity

Nathaniel Tripp

Format: Trade Paperback, 176 pages
On Sale: 04/18/2006
Price: $12.95
Publisher: Steerforth
ISBN: 978-1-58642-106-9

We are the river, and the river is us. We carry the same chemicals; pesticides and heavy metals, antibiotics and estrogen in our bloodstreams. From the Mekong River in Vietnam, where he served as platoon leader during the Vietnam War, to the Connecticut River near his farm in St. Johnsbury, Vermont,... Read more >

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Global Weirdness
Severe Storms, Deadly Heat Waves, Relentless Drought, Rising Seas, and the Weather of the Future

Climate Central

Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
On Sale: 05/07/2013
Price: $15.00
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 978-0-307-74336-7

Global Weirdness summarizes everything we know about the science of climate change, explains what is likely to happen to the climate in the future, and lays out, in practical terms, what we can do to avoid further shifts. In fifty easy-to-read entries, Climate Central tackles basic questions such as:
-Is climate... Read more >

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Eating Locally on the 100-Mile Diet

Alisa Smith and J.B. MacKinnon

Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
On Sale: 04/22/2008
Price: $15.00
Publisher: Clarkson Potter
ISBN: 978-0-307-34733-6

One Book, One Community choice in Alliance, OH
"Book of the Year" at the College of the Redwoods and Humboldt State University, CA
"The book presents the voices and experiences of a young Northwest couple grappling with issues of food production, sustainability and globalization in a year-long adventure spent in attempting to... Read more >

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Scatter, Adapt, and Remember
How Humans Will Survive a Mass Extinction

Annalee Newitz

Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
On Sale: 04/08/2014
Price: $16.00
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: 978-0-307-94942-4

A Los Angeles Times Book Prize Finalist in Science & Technology
In its 4.5 billion-year history, life on Earth has been almost erased at least half a dozen times: shattered by asteroid impacts, entombed in ice, smothered by methane, and torn apart by unfathomably powerful megavolcanoes. And we know that another global... Read more >

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Ten Billion

Stephen Emmott

Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
On Sale: 09/10/2013
Price: $12.95
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 978-0-345-80647-5

Deforestation. Desertification. Species extinction. Global warming. Growing threats to food and water. The driving issues of our times are the result of one huge problem: Us.
Just over two hundred years ago, there were one billion humans on Earth.
There are now over seven billion of us.
And, sometime this century, the world population... Read more >

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The Botany of Desire
A Plant's-Eye View of the World

Michael Pollan

Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
On Sale: 05/28/2002
Price: $16.00
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
ISBN: 978-0-375-76039-6

Selected for Common Reading at Chaffey College
Every schoolchild learns about the mutually beneficial dance of honeybees and flowers: The bee collects nectar and pollen to make honey and, in the process, spreads the flowers’ genes far and wide. In The Botany of Desire, Michael Pollan ingeniously demonstrates how people and domesticated... Read more >

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The End of Nature

Bill McKibben

Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
On Sale: 06/13/2006
Price: $14.95
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
ISBN: 978-0-8129-7608-3

Reissued on the tenth anniversary of its publication, this classic work on our environmental crisis features a new introduction by the author, reviewing both the progress and ground lost in the fight to save the earth.
This impassioned plea for radical and life-renewing change is today still considered a groundbreaking work in... Read more >

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The Future of Life

Edward O. Wilson

Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
On Sale: 03/11/2003
Price: $15.95
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 978-0-679-76811-1

One of the world’s most important scientists, Edward O. Wilson is also an abundantly talented writer who has twice won the Pulitzer Prize. In this, his most personal and timely book to date, he assesses the precarious state of our environment, examining the mass extinctions occurring in our time and the... Read more >

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The Green Book
The Everyday Guide to Saving the Planet One Simple Step at a Time

Elizabeth Rogers and Thomas M. Kostigen with a foreword by Cameron Diaz and William McDonough

Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
On Sale: 06/19/2007
Price: $13.95
Publisher: Harmony
ISBN: 978-0-307-38135-4

Ellen DeGeneres, Robert Redford, Will Ferrell, Jennifer Aniston, Faith Hill, Tim McGraw, Martha Stewart, Tyra Banks, Dale Earnhardt, Jr., Tiki Barber, Owen Wilson, and Justin Timberlake tell you how they make a difference to the environment.
Inside The Green Book, find out how you can too:
- Don’t ask for ATM receipts. If... Read more >

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The Tiger
A True Story of Vengeance and Survival

John Vaillant

Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
On Sale: 05/03/2011
Price: $16.00
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 978-0-307-38904-6

A gripping story of man pitted against nature’s most fearsome and efficient predator.
Outside a remote village in Russia’s Far East a man-eating tiger is on the prowl. The tiger isn’t just killing people, it’s murdering them, almost as if it has a vendetta. A team of trackers is dispatched to hunt... Read more >

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Whose Water Is It?
The Unquenchable Thirst of a Water-Hungry World

Bernadette McDonald

Format: Hardcover, 320 pages
On Sale: 10/01/2003
Price: $25.00
Publisher: National Geographic
ISBN: 978-0-7922-6238-1

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