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Becoming Animal
An Earthly Cosmology
Written by David Abram

Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: September 6, 2011
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-0-375-71369-9 (0-375-71369-7)

David Abram’s first book, The Spell of the Sensuous, hailed as “revolutionary” by the Los Angeles Times, as “daring” and “truly original” by Science, has become a classic of environmental literature. Now he returns with a startling exploration of our human entanglement with the rest of nature.

As the climate veers... 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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The Real Cost of Fracking
How America's Shale Gas Boom Is Threatening Our Families, Pets, and Food
Written by Michelle Bamberger and Robert Oswald
Foreword by Sandra Steingraber

Format: Hardcover, 256 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: August 5, 2014
Price: $26.95
ISBN: 978-0-8070-8493-9 (0-8070-8493-X)

Across the country, fracking—the extraction of natural gas by hydraulic fracturing—is being touted as the nation’s answer to energy independence and a fix for a flagging economy. Drilling companies assure us that the process is safe, politicians push through drilling legislation without a serious public-health debate, and those who speak out... Read more >
Also available as 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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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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The Great Work
Our Way into the Future
Written by Thomas Berry

Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Broadway Books
On Sale: November 14, 2000
Price: $14.99
ISBN: 978-0-609-80499-5 (0-609-80499-5)

Thomas Berry is one of the most eminent cultural historians of our time. Here he presents the culmination of his ideas and urges us to move from being a disrupting force on the Earth to a benign presence. This transition is the Great Work — the most necessary and most ennobling... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Hidden Connections
A Science for Sustainable Living
Written by Fritjof Capra

Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: January 6, 2004
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-385-49472-4 (0-385-49472-6)

The author of the bestselling The Tao of Physics and The Web of Life explores the profound social implications of emerging scientific principles and provides an innovative framework for using them to understand and solve some of the most important issues of our time.

For most of history, scientific investigation was based... Read more >

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Apocalyptic Planet
A Field Guide to the Future of the Earth
Written by Craig Childs

Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: July 2, 2013
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-47681-4 (0-307-47681-2)

2013 Orion Book Award Winner
2013 Sigurd F. Olson Nature Writing Award Winner

Ours is not a stable planet. It is prone to sudden, violent natural disasters and extremes of climate. In this exhilarating exploration of our globe, Craig Childs goes to where the apocalypse can be seen now. From the driest deserts... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Nuclear War and Environmental Catastrophe

Written by Noam Chomsky and Laray Polk

Format: Trade Paperback, 160 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: April 30, 2013
Price: $13.95
ISBN: 978-1-60980-454-1 (1-60980-454-6)

“There are two problems for our species’ survival–nuclear war and environmental catastrophe,” says Noam Chomsky in this new book on the two existential threats of our time and their points of intersection since World War II.

While a nuclear strike would require action, environmental catastrophe is partially defined by willful inaction in... Read more >

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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.

The Closing Circle
Nature, Man, and Technology
Written by Barry Commoner

Format: eBook, 328 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: March 5, 2014
Price: $12.99
ISBN: 978-0-8041-5287-7 (0-8041-5287-X)

From Chapter One:

This book . . . begins with the ecosphere, the setting in which civilization has done its great—and terrible—deeds. Then it moves to a description of some of the damage we have done to the ecosphere—to the air, the water, the soil. However, by now such horror stories of... Read more >

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Power to Save the World
The Truth About Nuclear Energy
Written by Gwyneth Cravens
Introduction by Richard Rhodes

Format: Trade Paperback, 464 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 14, 2008
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-38587-1 (0-307-38587-6)

An informed look at the myths and fears surrounding nuclear energy, and a practical, politically realistic solution to global warming and our energy needs. Faced by the world's oil shortages and curious about alternative energy sources, Gwyneth Cravens skeptically sets out to find the truth about nuclear energy. Her conclusion: it... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Beyond Growth
The Economics of Sustainable Development
Written by Herman E. Daly

Format: Trade Paperback, 264 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: August 14, 1997
Price: $24.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-4709-5 (0-8070-4709-0)

Named one of a hundred “visionaries who could change your life” by the Utne Reader, Herman Daly has probably been the most prominent advocate of the need for a change in economic thinking in response to environmental crisis. An iconoclast economist who has worked as a renegade insider at the World... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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For The Common Good
Redirecting the Economy toward Community, the Environment, and a Sustainable Future
Written by Herman E. Daly

Format: Trade Paperback, 544 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: April 1, 1994
Price: $40.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-4705-7 (0-8070-4705-8)

Winner of the Grawemeyer Award for Ideas Improving World Order 1992, Named New Options Best Political Book

Named as one of the Top 50 Sustainability Books by University of Cambridges Programme for Sustainability Leadership and Greenleaf Publishing.

Economist Herman Daly and theologian John Cobb, Jr., demonstrate how conventional economics and a growth-oriented industrial... Read more >

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Gene Wars
The Politics of Biotechnology
Written by Kristin Dawkins

Format: Trade Paperback, 88 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: December 3, 2002
Price: $6.95
ISBN: 978-1-58322-420-5 (1-58322-420-3)

Despite technological advances, an alarming number of people in the world go hungry. Even more chilling is the fact that in the future that number will likely increase. In this book, Kristin Dawkins discusses the international policies that are shaping this future, including those that govern the genetic engineering of plants... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Our Way Out
Principles for a Post-apocalyptic World
Written by Marq De Villiers

Format: Trade Paperback, 416 pages
Publisher: McClelland & Stewart
On Sale: April 17, 2012
Price: $21.00
ISBN: 978-0-7710-2649-2 (0-7710-2649-8)

Global warming, energy shortages, overpopulation – it’s no wonder that as a society, we’re in an apocalyptic mood. Out of an endless stream of gloomy prognoses for humanity’s future, we have emerged with little inspiration and few concrete ideas for change. Our Way Out is the first time that our most... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Bush Versus the Environment

Written by Robert S. Devine

Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: June 8, 2004
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-1-4000-7521-8 (1-4000-7521-1)

In his first months as president, George W. Bush yanked America out of negotiations over the Kyoto Accords, signed a bill seeming to allow more arsenic into our water supply, and secretly met with industry executives in preparing an energy policy. He has pursued a number of other policies and objectives... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Four Global Truths
Awakening to the Peril and Promise of Our Times
Written by Darrin Drda

Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
On Sale: October 25, 2011
Price: $18.95
ISBN: 978-1-58394-321-2 (1-58394-321-8)

With the planet increasingly threatened with catastrophe and perhaps even collapse, many seekers are looking to past, proven models to create meaningful change in their lives. One such model is Buddhism’s Four Noble Truths: the reality of suffering, the root cause of suffering, the end of suffering, and the path to... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The End of the Long Summer
Why We Must Remake Our Civilization to Survive on a Volatile Earth
Written by Dianne Dumanoski

Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Broadway Books
On Sale: July 13, 2010
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-39609-9 (0-307-39609-6)

For the past twelve thousand years, Earth’s stable climate has allowed human civilization to flourish. But this long benign summer is an anomaly in the Earth’s history and one that is rapidly coming to a close. The radical experiment of our modern industrial civilization is now disrupting our planet’s very metabolism... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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On Thin Ice
The Changing World of the Polar Bear
Written by Richard Ellis

Format: Trade Paperback, 416 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: December 7, 2010
Price: $18.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-45464-5 (0-307-45464-9)

Polar bears–fierce and majestic–have captivated us for centuries. Feared by explorers, revered by the Inuit, and beloved by zoo goers everywhere, they are a symbol for the harsh beauty and muscular grace of the Arctic. But as global warming threatens the ice caps’ integrity, the polar bear has also come to... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.
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