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The Earth's Last Wilderness
A Quest to Save Antarctica
Written by Robert Swan and Gil Reavill


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Broadway Books
On Sale: October 12, 2010
Price: $14.99
ISBN: 978-0-7679-3176-2 (0-7679-3176-9)

Visit 2041.com for more details on Robert Swan’s 2041 mission and on IAE (“Inspire Antarctica Expedition”).

As a concept and a deadline, 2041 is linked not only with the fate of Antarctica, but with the fortunes of the whole planet. It's not only the year that the international treaty that protects the... Read more >

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The Ptarmigan's Dilemma
An Ecological Exploration into the Mysteries of Life
Written by John Theberge and Mary Theberge


Format: Trade Paperback, 416 pages
Publisher: McClelland & Stewart
On Sale: April 5, 2011
Price: $19.95
ISBN: 978-0-7710-8518-5 (0-7710-8518-4)

Drawing on breakthrough research in evolution, genetics, and on their extensive work in the field and lab, wildlife biologists John and Mary Theberge explain for non-scientists the real facts of life.

Birds that suddenly grow gall bladders, when their species has none. Moose with antlers so big they encumber their movement through... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Seaweeds

Written by David N. Thomas


Format: Trade Paperback, 112 pages
Publisher: Smithsonian Books
On Sale: September 17, 2002
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-58834-050-4 (1-58834-050-3)

From microscopic organisms on tidal rocks to dense marine forests, seaweeds vary widely in size and are amazingly well adapted to both the Arctic and the tropics. David Thomas presents a detailed look at what seaweeds are, how they live, and why humans value them.

Thomas describes the red, brown, and green... Read more >

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Walden
Introduction and Annotations by Bill McKibben
Written by Henry David Thoreau
Introduction by Bill McKibben


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: July 15, 2004
Price: $10.95
ISBN: 978-0-8070-1425-7 (0-8070-1425-7)

First published in 1854, Henry David Thoreau’s groundbreaking book has influenced generations of readers and continues to inspire and inform anyone with an open mind and a love of nature. With Bill McKibben providing a newly revised Introduction and helpful annotations that place Thoreau firmly in his role as cultural and... Read more >
Also available as an eBook, hardcover, hardcover and a hardcover.

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Confluence
A River, the Environment, Politics and the Fate of All Humanity
Written by Nathaniel Tripp
Foreword by Howard Dean


Format: Trade Paperback, 176 pages
Publisher: Steerforth
On Sale: April 18, 2006
Price: $12.95
ISBN: 978-1-58642-106-9 (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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Saving the White Lions
One Woman's Battle for Africa's Most Sacred Animal
Written by Linda Tucker
Foreword by Andrew Harvey


Format: Trade Paperback, 416 pages
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
On Sale: May 7, 2013
Price: $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-58394-605-3 (1-58394-605-5)

In this memoir, white lion conservationist Linda Tucker describes her perilous struggle to protect the sacred white lion from the trophy-hunting industry, armed only with her indomitable spirit and total devotion.

Her story begins in 1991 with a heart-stopping misadventure in the Timbavati Reserve of South Africa. Tucker–then a successful... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Opportunity, Montana
Big Copper, Bad Water, and the Burial of an American Landscape
Written by Brad Tyer


Format: Trade Paperback, 248 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: March 25, 2014
Price: $18.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-3325-8 (0-8070-3325-1)

In 2002, Texas journalist Brad Tyer strapped a canoe on his truck and moved to Montana, a state that has long exerted a mythic pull on America’s imagination as an unspoiled landscape. The son of an engineer who reclaimed wastewater, Tyer was looking for a pristine river to call his own... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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Opportunity, Montana
Big Copper, Bad Water, and the Burial of an American Landscape
Written by Brad Tyer


Format: Hardcover, 248 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: March 26, 2013
Price: $25.95
ISBN: 978-0-8070-0329-9 (0-8070-0329-8)

In 2002, Texas journalist Brad Tyer strapped a canoe on his truck and moved to Montana, a state that has long exerted a mythic pull on America’s imagination as an unspoiled landscape. The son of an engineer who reclaimed wastewater, Tyer was looking for a pristine river to call his own... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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Cathedral of the Wild
An African Journey Home
Written by Boyd Varty


Format: Hardcover, 304 pages
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: March 11, 2014
Price: $27.00
ISBN: 978-1-4000-6985-9 (1-4000-6985-8)

Boyd Varty had an unconventional upbringing. He grew up on Londolozi Game Reserve in South Africa, a place where man and nature strive for balance, where perils exist alongside wonders. Founded more than eighty years ago as a hunting ground, Londolozi was transformed into a nature reserve beginning in 1973 by... Read more >

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Snowball Earth
The Story of a Maverick Scientist and His Theory of the Global Catastrophe That Spawned Life As We Know It
Written by Gabrielle Walker


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Broadway Books
On Sale: February 24, 2004
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-1-4000-5125-0 (1-4000-5125-8)

Did the Earth once undergo a super ice age, one that froze the entire planet from the poles to the equator? In Snowball Earth, gifted writer Gabrielle Walker has crafted an intriguing global adventure story, following maverick scientist Paul Hoffman’s quest to prove a theory so audacious and profound that it... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Sealife

Written by Geoffrey Waller


Format: Hardcover, 504 pages
Publisher: Smithsonian Books
On Sale: September 17, 1996
Price: $55.00
ISBN: 978-1-56098-633-1 (1-56098-633-6)

Brimming with illustrations and descriptions of more than six hundred species, SeaLife is the most comprehensive reference available in a single volume to the vast panorama of vertebrate and invertebrate creatures inhabiting the world’s oceans and shores. Topics covered include oceanography and marine biology; biology of marine environments; marine invertebrates; marine... Read more >

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Harvest the Wind
America's Journey to Jobs, Energy Independence, and Climate Stability
Written by Philip Warburg


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: April 23, 2013
Price: $19.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-0049-6 (0-8070-0049-3)

Winds sweeping through the Great Plains once robbed the Farm Belt of its future, stripping away overworked topsoil and creating the dreaded Dust Bowl of the 1930s. Today, those winds are bringing new hope to the declining rural communities of the central United States. Nowhere is wind’s promise more palpable than... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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Harvest the Wind
America's Journey to Jobs, Energy Independence, and Climate Stability
Written by Philip Warburg


Format: Hardcover, 256 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: April 17, 2012
Price: $27.95
ISBN: 978-0-8070-0107-3 (0-8070-0107-4)

Winds sweeping across the Great Plains once robbed the Farm Belt of its future, stripping away overworked topsoil and creating the dreaded Dust Bowl of the 1930s. Today, those winds are bringing new hope to the declining rural communities of the central United States. Nowhere is wind’s promise more palpable than... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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The Last Ocean: Antarctica's Ross Sea Project
Saving the Most Pristine Ecosystem on Earth
Written by John Weller
Foreword by Carl Safina


Format: Hardcover, 224 pages
Publisher: Rizzoli
On Sale: October 1, 2013
Price: $50.00
ISBN: 978-0-8478-4123-3 (0-8478-4123-5)

A stunning collection of oceanic photography documenting the world’s last pristine ocean. Due to its remoteness and harsh weather, Antarctica’s Ross Sea remained free from human interference until 1996, when commercial fishing discovered it. Now fishing removes 3,000 tons of fish annually, threatening to destroy the world’s last intact ecosystem.

The... Read more >

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The World in the Curl
An Unconventional History of Surfing
Written by Peter Westwick and Peter Neushul


Format: Hardcover, 416 pages
Publisher: Crown
On Sale: July 23, 2013
Price: $26.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-71948-5 (0-307-71948-0)

Despite its rebellious, outlaw reputation, or perhaps because of it, surfing occupies a central place in the American – and global – imagination, embodying the tension between romantic counterculture ideals and middle-class values, between an individualistic communion with nature and a growing commitment to commerce and technology. In examining the enduring... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Condor's Shadow
The Loss and Recovery of Wildlife in America
Written by David S. Wilcove


Format: Trade Paperback, 366 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: May 9, 2000
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-49881-4 (0-385-49881-0)

With gripping narrative power, The Condor's Shadow traces the ways in which human greed and ignorance have wreaked havoc on our ecological landscape.

The heir apparent to Peter Matthiessen's 1959 classic Wildlife in America, The Condor's Shadow is a brilliant and compulsively readable study of the state of North American wildlife and... Read more >

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Measuring and Monitoring Biological Diversity
Standard Methods for Mammals
Edited by Don E. Wilson, James D. Nichols, Mercedes Foster, F. Russell Cole and Rasanayagam Rudran


Format: Trade Paperback, 440 pages
Publisher: Smithsonian Books
On Sale: August 17, 1996
Price: $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-56098-637-9 (1-56098-637-9)

Measuring and Monitoring Biological Diversity: Standard Methods for Mammals provides a comprehensive manual for designing and implementing inventories of mammalian biodiversity anywhere in the world and for any group, from rodents to open-country grazers. The book emphasizes formal estimation approaches, which supply data that can be compared across habitats and over... Read more >

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Tigers Forever
Saving the World's Most Endangered Big Cat
Written by Steve Winter and Sharon Guynup


Format: Hardcover, 224 pages
Publisher: National Geographic
On Sale: November 12, 2013
Price: $40.00
ISBN: 978-1-4262-1240-6 (1-4262-1240-2)

Tigers are in trouble, and National Geographic photographer Steve Winter is on a one-man mission to address the plight of this magnificent cat — while there’s still time.  Together with Panthera, the world’s largest nonprofit organization dedicated to saving big cats, and its Tigers Initiative, Winter reveals a decade worth of stunning images and... Read more >

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Invisible Nature
Healing the Destructive Divide Between People and the Environment
Written by Kenneth Worthy


Format: Trade Paperback, 396 pages
Publisher: Prometheus Books
On Sale: August 6, 2013
Price: $19.00
ISBN: 978-1-61614-763-1 (1-61614-763-6)

Amidst all the wondrous luxuries of the modern world–smartphones, fast intercontinental travel, Internet movies, fully stocked refrigerators–lies an unnerving fact that may be even more disturbing than all the environmental and social costs of our lifestyles. The fragmentations of our modern lives, our disconnections from nature and from the consequences of... Read more >
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