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The Endurance
Shackleton's Legendary Antarctic Expedition
Written by Caroline Alexander


Format: Hardcover, 224 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: November 3, 1998
Price: $35.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-40403-0 (0-375-40403-1)

In August 1914, days before the outbreak of the First World War, the renowned explorer Ernest Shackleton and a crew of twenty-seven set sail for the South Atlantic in pursuit of the last unclaimed prize in the history of exploration: the first crossing on foot of the Antarctic continent. Weaving a... Read more >

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Monitoring Biodiversity
Lessons from a Trans-Andean Megaproject
Edited by Alfonso Alonso, Francisco Dallmeier and Grace P. Servat


Format: Hardcover, 488 pages
Publisher: Smithsonian Institution Scholarly Press
On Sale: November 12, 2013
Price: $49.95
ISBN: 978-1-935623-20-5 (1-935623-20-6)

The book compiles case studies regarding the biodiversity research and monitoring program of Andean species and habitats carefully chosen as indicators to assess the short- and long-term effects of a linear disturbance: the PERU LNG pipeline. Set in a scientifically unexplored region of the Andes, Monitoring Biodiversity clearly articulates the Smithsonian-led... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Call of Everest
The History, Science, and Future of the World's Tallest Peak
Written by Conrad Anker, Bernadette McDonald, David Breashears and Broughton Coburn
Foreword by Thomas Hornbein


Format: Hardcover, 304 pages
Publisher: National Geographic
On Sale: May 14, 2013
Price: $35.00
ISBN: 978-1-4262-1016-7 (1-4262-1016-7)

This is the definitive book on the history, mystique, and science of Mount Everest, including how climate change is impacting the world’s tallest mountain.

In 1963, the American Mount Everest Expedition made mountaineering history. It was the first American venture to successfully scale the legendary peak and the first successful... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Nature's Second Chance
Restoring the Ecology of Stone Prairie Farm
Written by Steven Apfelbaum


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: February 1, 2010
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-8596-7 (0-8070-8596-0)

Renowned conservationist Aldo Leopold once wrote, “A thing is right when it tends to preserve the integrity, stability, and beauty of the biotic community. It is wrong when it does otherwise.”

Few have taken Leopold’s vision more to heart than Steven I. Apfelbaum, who has, over the last thirty years, transformed his... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Dead Heat
Global Justice and Global Warming
Written by Tom Athanasiou and Paul Baer


Format: Trade Paperback, 176 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: November 5, 2002
Price: $11.95
ISBN: 978-1-58322-477-9 (1-58322-477-7)

Today’s “extreme weather events” (record-breaking heat waves, droughts, and melting ice caps) foreshadow an increasingly unstable and dire future. Yet, despite all, the US government continues to reject the Kyoto Protocol, to deny the catastrophic consequences of oil dependency, and to define the politics of oil as the politics of U.S... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Go Green, Live Rich
50 Simple Ways to Save the Earth and Get Rich Trying
Written by David Bach and Hillary Rosner


Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
Publisher: Crown Business
On Sale: April 8, 2008
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-0-7679-2973-8 (0-7679-2973-X)

Go Green, Live Rich outlines fifty ways to make one's life, home, shopping, and finances greener—and get rich trying. From driving the right car to making one's home energy smart, Bach offers ways to improve the environment while spending less, saving more, earn more, and pay fewer taxes. He demonstrates how... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and an eBook.

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Arctic Voices
Resistance at the Tipping Point
Edited by Subhankar Banerjee


Format: Trade Paperback, 576 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: October 22, 2013
Price: $23.95
ISBN: 978-1-60980-496-1 (1-60980-496-1)

A pristine environment of ecological richness and biodiversity. Home to generations of indigenous people for thousands of years. The location of vast quantities of oil, natural gas and coal. Largely uninhabited and long at the margins of global affairs, in the last decade Arctic Alaska has quickly become the most contested... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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Arctic Voices
Resistance at the Tipping Point
Written by Subhankar Banerjee


Format: Hardcover, 560 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: July 3, 2012
Price: $35.95
ISBN: 978-1-60980-385-8 (1-60980-385-X)

A powerful collection of voices and images from the frontlines of the war against ecological devastation in the Arctic.

World-renowned photographer, writer, and activist Subhankar Banerjee brings together first-person narratives from nearly thirty of the world’s most recognized activists, writers, and researchers who address issues of climate change, resource war, and human... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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Blue Revolution
Unmaking America's Water Crisis
Written by Cynthia Barnett


Format: Trade Paperback, 296 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: September 4, 2012
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-0328-2 (0-8070-0328-X)

Selected for Summit County (Colorado) Reads

Americans see water as abundant and cheap: we turn on the faucet and out it gushes, for less than a penny a gallon. We use more water than any other culture in the world, much to quench what’s now our largest crop–the lawn. Yet most Americans... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Law of the Jungle
The $19 Billion Legal Battle Over Oil in the Rain Forest and the Lawyer Who'd Stop at Nothing to Win
Written by Paul M. Barrett


Format: Hardcover, 304 pages
Publisher: Crown
On Sale: September 23, 2014
Price: $26.00
ISBN: 978-0-7704-3634-6 (0-7704-3634-X)

Law of the Jungle is the story of one man's obsession with righting the wrongs perpetrated by Texaco (later Chevron) in polluting the Amazon rain forest over a thirty-year period while drilling for oil and destroying the lives of the aboriginal tribes who lived there. Former journalist, self-styled social activist and lead...

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Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and an eBook.

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Mr. Hornaday's War
How a Peculiar Victorian Zookeeper Waged a Lonely Crusade for Wildlife That Changed the World
Written by Stefan Bechtel


Format: Trade Paperback
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: May 14, 2013
Price: $17.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-0638-2 (0-8070-0638-6)

He was complex, quirky, pugnacious, and difficult. He seemed to create enemies wherever he went, even among his friends. A fireplug of a man who stood only five feet eight inches in his stocking feet, he began as a taxidermist and an adventurer who tracked tigers in Borneo with friendly headhunters... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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Mr. Hornaday's War
How a Peculiar Victorian Zookeeper Waged a Lonely Crusade for Wildlife That Changed the World
Written by Stefan Bechtel


Format: Hardcover, 272 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: May 15, 2012
Price: $26.95
ISBN: 978-0-8070-0635-1 (0-8070-0635-1)

He was complex, quirky, pugnacious, and difficult. He seemed to create enemies wherever he went, even among his friends. A fireplug of a man who stood only five feet eight inches in his stocking feet, he began as a taxidermist and an adventurer who tracked tigers in Borneo with friendly headhunters... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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On Mount Hood
A Biography of Oregon's Perilous Peak
Written by Jon Bell


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Sasquatch Books
On Sale: April 23, 2013
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-57061-858-1 (1-57061-858-5)

On Mount Hood is a contemporary, first-person narrative biography of Oregon’s greatest mountain, featuring stories full of adventure and tragedy, history and geology, people and places, trivia and lore. The mountain itself helps create the notorious Oregon rains and deep alpine snows, and paved the way for snowboarding in the mid... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Autism Puzzle
Connecting the Dots Between Environmental Toxins and Rising Autism Rates
Written by Brita Belli


Format: Hardcover, 224 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: March 27, 2012
Price: $23.95
ISBN: 978-1-60980-391-9 (1-60980-391-4)

Belli moves beyond the distractions of the vaccine debate and presents compelling evidence that exposure to heavy metals and other chemicals, when paired with genetic susceptibilities, impacts the brain development of children.

The alarming spike in autism in recent years has sent doctors and parents on a search for answers. And while... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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Loggerhead Sea Turtles

Written by Alan B. Bolten and Blair E. Witherington


Format: Hardcover, 352 pages
Publisher: Smithsonian Books
On Sale: October 17, 2003
Price: $55.00
ISBN: 978-1-58834-136-5 (1-58834-136-4)

Sea turtles have been the focus of research and intense conservation efforts for decades and the Loggerhead Sea Turtle, currently listed as a threatened species, is arguably one of the best studied of the seven species. Loggerhead Sea Turtles brings together, for the first time, international experts to synthesize the knowledge... Read more >

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Ecology and Experience
Reflections from a Human Ecological Perspective
Written by Richard J. Borden
Foreword by Darron Collins


Format: Trade Paperback, 480 pages
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
On Sale: April 15, 2014
Price: $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-58394-772-2 (1-58394-772-8)

A philosophical and narrative memoir, Ecology and Experience is a thoughtful, engaging recounting of author Richard J. Borden’s life entwined in an overview of the intellectual and institutional history of human ecology—a story of life wrapped in a life story.

Borden shows that attempts to bridge the mental and environmental arenas... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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A Lion Called Christian
The True Story of the Remarkable Bond Between Two Friends and a Lion
Written by Anthony Bourke and John Rendall
Foreword by George Adamson


Format: Trade Paperback, 280 pages
Publisher: Broadway Books
On Sale: March 9, 2010
Price: $13.99
ISBN: 978-0-7679-3237-0 (0-7679-3237-4)

In 2008 an extraordinary two-minute film clip appeared on YouTube and immediately became an international phenomenon. It captures the moving reunion of two young men and their pet lion Christian, after they had left him in Africa with Born Free’s George Adamson to introduce him into his rightful home in the... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and an eBook.

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Dirt Work
An Education in the Woods
Written by Christine Byl


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: March 11, 2014
Price: $17.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-3327-2 (0-8070-3327-8)

Christine Byl first encountered the national parks the way most people do: on vacation. But after she graduated from college, broke and ready for a new challenge, she joined a Glacier National Park trail crew as a seasonal “traildog” maintaining mountain trails for the millions of visitors Glacier draws every year... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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Dirt Work
An Education in the Woods
Written by Christine Byl


Format: Hardcover, 256 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: April 16, 2013
Price: $24.95
ISBN: 978-0-8070-0100-4 (0-8070-0100-7)

Christine Byl first encountered the national parks the way most people do: on vacation. But after she graduated from college, broke and ready for a new challenge, she joined a Glacier National Park trail crew as a seasonal “traildog” maintaining mountain trails for the millions of visitors Glacier draws every year... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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Ecotopia

Written by Ernest Callenbach


Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
Publisher: Bantam
On Sale: March 1, 1990
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-553-34847-7 (0-553-34847-7)

By "the newest name after Wells, Verne, Huxley and Orwell" (Los Angeles Times), Ecotopia is a utopian novel for the new century. The nation formed by seceding states Washington, Oregon and California has achieved the perfect balance between humans and the environment. Now, after 20 years, that nation, Ecotopia, welcomes its... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Wave
In Pursuit of the Rogues, Freaks, and Giants of the Ocean
Written by Susan Casey


Format: Trade Paperback, 432 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: May 31, 2011
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-7679-2885-4 (0-7679-2885-7)

A New York Times Notable Book
A San Francisco Chronicle Best Book of the Year


In her astonishing new book Susan Casey captures colossal, ship-swallowing waves, and the surfers and scientists who seek them out.

For legendary surfer Laird Hamilton, hundred foot waves represent the ultimate challenge. As Susan Casey travels... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download, eBook and a hardcover.

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Agnes Chase's First Book of Grasses
The Structure of Grasses Explained for Beginners, Fourth Edition
Written by Lynn G. Clark and Richard W. Pohl


Format: Trade Paperback, 152 pages
Publisher: Smithsonian Books
On Sale: April 17, 1996
Price: $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-56098-656-0 (1-56098-656-5)

For almost seventy-five years, Agnes Chase’s First Book of Grasses has been the classic guide to the structure of this complex group of plants. Clearly written and copiously illustrated with line drawings, the book is accessible to those with little or no botanical training, yet it also is respected by botanists... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: May 7, 2013
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-74336-7 (0-307-74336-5)

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 >
Also available as an eBook.

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Bigelow and Schroeder's Fishes of the Gulf of Maine, Third Edition

Written by Bruce B. Collette and Grace Klein-Macphee


Format: Hardcover, 882 pages
Publisher: Smithsonian Books
On Sale: June 17, 2002
Price: $75.00
ISBN: 978-1-56098-951-6 (1-56098-951-3)

Fifteen years in the making, this updated edition raises the high standard of Bigelow and Schroeder’s 1953 reference by drawing from a much larger base of information. Thirty-eight experts in fisheries biology and ichthyology clearly distill the enormous amount of knowledge gained during the past fifty years, including distribution figures from... Read more >

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The Mushroom Hunters
On the Trail of an Underground America
Written by Langdon Cook


Format: Hardcover, 320 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: September 10, 2013
Price: $26.00
ISBN: 978-0-345-53625-9 (0-345-53625-8)

Within the dark corners of America’s forests grow culinary treasures. Chefs pay top dollar to showcase these elusive and beguiling ingredients on their menus. Whether dressing up a filet mignon with smoky morels or shaving luxurious white truffles over pasta, the most elegant restaurants across the country now feature an abundance... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.
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