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Ethical Chic
The Inside Story of the Companies We Think We Love
Written by Fran Hawthorne


Format: Hardcover, 224 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: June 19, 2012
Price: $25.95
ISBN: 978-0-8070-0094-6 (0-8070-0094-9)

“Hawthorne gives readers an impartial picture of the difficulties of running a profitable company while trying to maintain a positive corporate belief system…Highly recommended.”—Library Journal, starred review

Consumers are told that when they put on an American Apparel t-shirt, leggings, jeans, gold bra, or other item, they look hot. Not only do... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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Measuring and Monitoring Biological Diversity
Standard Methods for Amphibians
Edited by Ronald Heyer, Maureen A. Donnelly, Mercedes Foster and Roy Mcdiarmid


Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
Publisher: Smithsonian Books
On Sale: February 17, 1994
Price: $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-56098-284-5 (1-56098-284-5)

Measuring and Monitoring Biological Diversity is the first book to provide comprehensive coverage of standard methods for biodiversity sampling of amphibians, with information on analyzing and using data that will interest biologists in general.

In this manual, nearly fifty herpetologists recommend ten standard sampling procedures for measuring and monitoring amphibian and many... Read more >

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Totem Salmon
Life Lessons from Another Species
Written by Freeman House


Format: Trade Paperback, 248 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: May 12, 2000
Price: $21.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-8549-3 (0-8070-8549-9)

Part lyrical natural history, part social and philosophical manifesto, Totem Salmon tells the story of a determined band of locals who’ve worked for over two decades to save one of the last purely native species of salmon in California. The book-call it the zen of salmon restoration-traces the evolution of the... Read more >

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Full Body Burden
Growing Up in the Nuclear Shadow of Rocky Flats
Written by Kristen Iversen


Format: Trade Paperback, 432 pages
Publisher: Broadway Books
On Sale: June 4, 2013
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-95565-4 (0-307-95565-6)

Chosen one of the Best Books of 2012 by Kirkus Reviews and the American Library Association and 2012 Best Book about Justice by The Atlantic
Finalist for the Barnes & Noble Discover Award and the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence
Selected for Common Reading at:
Virginia Commonwealth University
St. Bonaventure University
Fort Lewis College
California State University... Read more >

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Full Body Burden
Growing Up in the Nuclear Shadow of Rocky Flats
Written by Kristen Iversen


Format: Hardcover, 416 pages
Publisher: Crown
On Sale: June 5, 2012
Price: $25.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-95563-0 (0-307-95563-X)

Chosen one of the Best Books of 2012 by Kirkus Reviews and the American Library Association and 2012 Best Book about Justice by The Atlantic
Finalist for the Barnes & Noble Discover Award and the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence
Selected for Common Reading at:
Virginia Commonwealth University
St. Bonaventure University
Fort Lewis College
California State University... Read more >

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The Lawn
A History of an American Obsession
Written by Virgina Jenkins


Format: Trade Paperback, 246 pages
Publisher: Smithsonian Books
On Sale: April 17, 1994
Price: $18.95
ISBN: 978-1-56098-406-1 (1-56098-406-6)

Lawns now blanket thirty million acres of the United States, but until the late nineteenth century few Americans had any desire for a front lawn, much less access to seeds for growing one. In her comprehensive history of this uniquely American obsession, Virginia Scott Jenkins traces the origin of the front... Read more >

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As the World Burns
50 Simple Things You Can Do to Stay in Denial#A Graphic Novel
Written by Derrick Jensen and Stephanie McMillan


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: November 6, 2007
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-1-58322-777-0 (1-58322-777-6)

Two of America’s most talented activists team up to deliver a bold and hilarious satire of modern environmental policy in this fully illustrated graphic novel. The U.S. government gives robot machines from space permission to eat the earth in exchange for bricks of gold. A one-eyed bunny rescues his friends from... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Deep Green Resistance
Strategy to Save the Planet
Written by Derrick Jensen, Aric McBay and Lierre Keith


Format: Trade Paperback, 560 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: May 3, 2011
Price: $22.95
ISBN: 978-1-58322-929-3 (1-58322-929-9)

For years, Derrick Jensen has asked his audiences, “Do you think this culture will undergo a voluntary transformation to a sane and sustainable way of life?” No one ever says yes.

Deep Green Resistance starts where the environmental movement leaves off: industrial civilization is incompatible with life. Technology can’t fix it, and... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Derrick Jensen Reader
Writings on Environmental Revolution
Written by Derrick Jensen
Edited by Lierre Keith


Format: Trade Paperback, 480 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: July 3, 2012
Price: $26.95
ISBN: 978-1-60980-404-6 (1-60980-404-X)

In an age marked by seemingly unstoppable environmental collapse and the urgent quest for solutions, environmental philosopher Derrick Jensen, the voice of the growing deep ecology movement, reveals for us new seeds of hope. Here for the first time in The Derrick Jensen Reader are collected generous selections from his prescient... Read more >
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Dreams

Written by Derrick Jensen


Format: Trade Paperback, 624 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: April 5, 2011
Price: $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-58322-930-9 (1-58322-930-2)

Jensen’s furthest-reaching book yet, Dreams challenges the “destructive nihilism” of writers like Richard Dawkins and Sam Harris who believe that there is no reality outside what can be measured using the tools of science. He introduces the mythologies of ancient cultures and modern indigenous peoples as evidence of alternative ways of... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Endgame, Volume 1
The Problem of Civilization
Written by Derrick Jensen


Format: Trade Paperback, 512 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: June 6, 2006
Price: $20.95
ISBN: 978-1-58322-730-5 (1-58322-730-X)

The long-awaited companion piece to Derrick Jensen’s immensely popular and highly acclaimed works A Language Older Than Words and The Culture of Make Believe.

Accepting the increasingly widespread belief that industrialized culture inevitably erodes the natural world, Endgame sets out to explore how this relationship impels us towards a revolutionary and... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Endgame, Volume 2
Resistance
Written by Derrick Jensen


Format: Trade Paperback, 433 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: June 6, 2006
Price: $20.95
ISBN: 978-1-58322-724-4 (1-58322-724-5)

Whereas Volume 1 of Endgame presents the problem of civilization, Volume 2 of this pivotal work illustrates our means of resistance. Incensed and hopeful, impassioned and lucid, Endgame leapfrogs the environmental movement’s deadlock over our willingness to change our conduct, focusing instead on our ability to adapt to the impending ecological... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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What We Leave Behind

Written by Derrick Jensen and Aric McBay


Format: Trade Paperback, 464 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: April 7, 2009
Price: $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-58322-867-8 (1-58322-867-5)

What We Leave Behind is a piercing, impassioned guide to living a truly responsible life on earth. Human waste, once considered a gift to the soil, has become toxic material that has broken the essential cycle of decay and regeneration. Here, award-winning author Derrick Jensen and activist Aric McBay weave historical... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Mindfully Green
A Personal and Spiritual Guide to Whole Earth Thinking
Written by Stephanie Kaza


Format: Trade Paperback, 144 pages
Publisher: Shambhala
On Sale: November 11, 2008
Price: $17.95
ISBN: 978-1-59030-583-6 (1-59030-583-3)

There has been a flood of attention given to the small actions we can take to live in a more environmentally friendly way–from reducing water use to conserving electricity. Building an eco-responsible lifestyle is a great first step, but to affect real change in the world we must learn how to... Read more >

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Before They're Gone
A Family's Year-Long Quest to Explore America's Most Endangered National Parks
Written by Michael Lanza


Format: Trade Paperback
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: April 9, 2013
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-0184-4 (0-8070-0184-8)

A longtime backpacker, climber, and skier, Michael Lanza knows the United States’ national parks like the back of his hand. As a father, he hopes to share these places with his two young children. But he has seen firsthand the changes wrought by the warming climate and understands what lies ahead... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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Before They're Gone
A Family's Year-Long Quest to Explore America's Most Endangered National Parks
Written by Michael Lanza


Format: Hardcover, 224 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: April 3, 2012
Price: $24.95
ISBN: 978-0-8070-0119-6 (0-8070-0119-8)

A lifelong backpacker, Michael Lanza knows our national parks like the back of his hand. As a father of two, he hopes to share these special places with his kids. But he has seen firsthand the changes wrought by global warming and understands what lies ahead: melting glaciers, disappearing species, and... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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Ethical Oil
The Case for Canada's Oil Sands
Written by Ezra Levant


Format: Hardcover, 272 pages
Publisher: McClelland & Stewart
On Sale: September 14, 2010
Price: $26.95
ISBN: 978-0-7710-4641-4 (0-7710-4641-3)

In 2009, Ezra Levant’s bestselling book Shakedown revealed the corruption of Canada’s human rights commissions and was declared the “most important public affairs book of the year.” In Ethical Oil, Levant turns his attention to another hot-button topic: the ethical cost of our addiction to oil. While many North Americans may... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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The Media Ecosystem
What Ecology Can Teach Us about Responsible Media Practice
Written by Antonio Lopez


Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
Publisher: EVOLVER EDITIONS
On Sale: July 10, 2012
Price: $12.95
ISBN: 978-1-58394-459-2 (1-58394-459-1)

In The Media Ecosystem, Antonio Lopez draws together the seemingly disparate realms of ecology and media studies to present a fresh and provocative interpretation of the current state of the mass media–and its potential future. Lopez explores the connections between media and the environment, arguing that just as the world’s powers... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The God Species
Saving the Planet in the Age of Humans
Written by Mark Lynas


Format: Hardcover, 288 pages
Publisher: National Geographic
On Sale: October 4, 2011
Price: $25.00
ISBN: 978-1-4262-0891-1 (1-4262-0891-X)

We humans are the God species, both the creators and destroyers of life on this planet. As we enter a new geological era - the Anthropocene - our collective power now overwhelms and dominates the major forces of nature.

But from the water cycle to the circulation of nitrogen and carbon through... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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1491 (Second Edition)
New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus
Written by Charles C. Mann


Format: Trade Paperback, 576 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 10, 2006
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-4000-3205-1 (1-4000-3205-9)

In this groundbreaking work of science, history, and archaeology, Charles C. Mann radically alters our understanding of the Americas before the arrival of Columbus in 1492.

In the last twenty years, archeologists and anthropologists equipped with a battery of new scientific techniques have made far-reaching discoveries that have completely changed their understanding... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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1493
Uncovering the New World Columbus Created
Written by Charles C. Mann


Format: Trade Paperback, 720 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: July 24, 2012
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-27824-1 (0-307-27824-7)

A deeply engaging new history of how European settlements in the post-Colombian Americas shaped the world, from the bestselling author of 1491. Presenting the latest research by biologists, anthropologists, archaeologists, and historians, Mann shows how the post-Columbian network of ecological and economic exchange fostered the rise of Europe, devastated imperial China... Read more >

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True Green
100 Everyday Ways you Can Contribute to a Healthier Planet
Written by Kim Mckay and Jenny Bonnin


Format: Trade Paperback, 128 pages
Publisher: National Geographic
On Sale: April 10, 2007
Price: $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-4262-0113-4 (1-4262-0113-3)

Global warming, climate change, toxic waste, and more: it sometimes seems the environmental challenges we face are just too huge for individual actions to matter, but they're not–and here's the proof. True Green is based on the practical experience of Clean Up the World, a grassroots environmental movement that has inspired... Read more >

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True Green Life
In 100 Everyday Ways
Written by Kim Mckay and Jenny Bonnin


Format: Trade Paperback, 144 pages
Publisher: National Geographic
On Sale: March 16, 2010
Price: $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-4262-0517-0 (1-4262-0517-1)

Global warming, climate change, toxic waste, and more: it sometimes seems the environmental challenges we face are just too huge for individual actions to matter, but they're not—and here's the proof. True Green is based on the practical experience of Clean Up the World, a grassroots environmental movement that has inspired... Read more >

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A Chance for Lasting Survival
Ecology and Behavior of Wild Giant Pandas
Written by Pan Wenshi
Edited by William J. Mcshea, David Garshelis and Wang Dajun
Translated by Richard B. Harris


Format: Hardcover, 370 pages
Publisher: Smithsonian Institution Scholarly Press
On Sale: March 4, 2014
Price: $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-935623-17-5 (1-935623-17-6)

From 1984 through 1995 a small band of ecologists led by Pan Wenshi from Peking University conducted a study of wild giant pandas in the Qinling Mountains of Shaanxi Province. This project was the first Chinese-led conservation project in China and was conducted during a significant transition period in Chinese history... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Among Chimpanzees
Field Notes from the Race to Save Our Endangered Relatives
Written by Nancy J. Merrick
Foreword by Jane Goodall


Format: Hardcover, 288 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: June 17, 2014
Price: $27.95
ISBN: 978-0-8070-8490-8 (0-8070-8490-5)

Unbeknownst to much of the public, chimps are in trouble: censuses show them to be extinct in four African countries and nearly so in ten others. A large percentage of the remaining populations live in unprotected, increasingly fragmented forests.
 
When Nancy Merrick learned these startling facts in 2009, she decided it... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.
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