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Ten Billion

Written by Stephen Emmott


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: September 10, 2013
Price: $12.95
ISBN: 978-0-345-80647-5 (0-345-80647-6)

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 >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and an eBook.

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Home Gardens and Agrobiodiversity

Edited by Pablo B. Eyzaguirre and Olga F. Linares


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Smithsonian Books
On Sale: July 6, 2010
Price: $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-58834-288-1 (1-58834-288-3)

Focusing on peoples throughout the tropical world, and including case studies from Cuba, Ethiopia, Ghana, Venezuela, and Vietnam, Home Gardens and Agrobiodiversity explains how both rural and urban households manage home garden diversity in ways that enable them to cope with change, and adapt their crops to new situations.

After introducing theoretical... Read more >

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Toms River
A Story of Science and Salvation
Written by Dan Fagin


Format: Hardcover, 560 pages
Publisher: Bantam
On Sale: March 19, 2013
Price: $28.00
ISBN: 978-0-553-80653-3 (0-553-80653-X)

Winner of the 2014 Pulitzer Prize (General Nonfiction)

The riveting true story of a small town ravaged by industrial pollution, Toms River melds hard-hitting investigative reporting, a fascinating scientific detective story, and an unforgettable cast of characters into a sweeping narrative in the tradition of A Civil Action, The Emperor of All... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and an eBook.

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Farewell, My Subaru
An Epic Adventure in Local Living
Written by Doug Fine


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Villard
On Sale: March 24, 2009
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-8129-7789-9 (0-8129-7789-0)

Selected for Common Reading at Western Connecticut State University


Like many Americans, Doug Fine enjoys his creature comforts, but he also knows full well they keep him addicted to oil. So he wonders: Is it possible to keep his Netflix and his car, his Wi-Fi and his subwoofers, and still reduce his... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Ecological Intelligence
The Hidden Impacts of What We Buy
Written by Daniel Goleman


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Crown Business
On Sale: March 30, 2010
Price: $16.99
ISBN: 978-0-385-52783-5 (0-385-52783-7)

Virginia Tech has selected Ecological Intelligence for its 2009-2010 Common Book Project.

“The theme of ecological awareness and environmental sustainability emerged as we considered a variety of books. The selection committee felt that such a theme would offer many options for engagement and use of the book across all colleges and disciplines... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Future
Six Drivers of Global Change
Written by Al Gore


Format: Trade Paperback, 592 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: October 8, 2013
Price: $18.00
ISBN: 978-0-8129-8289-3 (0-8129-8289-4)

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

From the former vice president and #1 New York Times bestselling author comes An Inconvenient Truth for everything—a frank and clear-eyed assessment of six critical drivers of global change in the decades to come.

Ours is a time of revolutionary change that has no precedent in history. With the... Read more >
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The Smithsonian Atlas of the Amazon

Written by Michael Goulding, Ronaldo Barthem and Efrem Ferreira


Format: Hardcover, 256 pages
Publisher: Smithsonian Books
On Sale: March 17, 2003
Price: $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-58834-135-8 (1-58834-135-6)

The Amazon River flows more than 4,000 miles through the world’s greatest rainforest, into the Amazon delta, and finally into the Atlantic Ocean. This extraordinary atlas is the first comprehensive view of not only the Amazon River but also its thirteen major tributaries. More than 150 color maps and nearly 300... Read more >

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A Civil Action

Written by Jonathan Harr


Format: Trade Paperback, 512 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: August 27, 1996
Price: $17.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-77267-5 (0-679-77267-7)

Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award and a National Book Award nominee

Winner of the Scribes Book Award from the American Society of Writers on Legal Subjects


“Jonathan Harr’s 1995 book about the lawsuit over the leukemia deaths of Woburn children is playing an extraordinary role in what some legal educators... Read more >
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Eating in the Dark
America's Experiment with Genetically Engineered Food
Written by Kathleen Hart


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: August 12, 2003
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-375-72498-5 (0-375-72498-2)

Most Americans eat genetically modified food on a daily basis, but few of us are aware we’re eating something that has been altered. Meanwhile, consumers abroad refuse to buy our engineered crops; their groceries are labeled so that everyone knows if the contents have been modified. What’s going on here? Why... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Last Hours of Ancient Sunlight: Revised and Updated
The Fate of the World and What We Can Do Before It's Too Late
Written by Thom Hartmann


Format: Trade Paperback, 400 pages
Publisher: Broadway Books
On Sale: April 27, 2004
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-1-4000-5157-1 (1-4000-5157-6)

The Last Hours of Ancient Sunlight details what is happening to our planet, the reasons for our culture’s blind behavior, and how we can fix the problem. Thom Hartmann’s comprehensive book, originally published in 1998, has become one of the fundamental handbooks of the environmental activist movement. Now, with fresh, updated... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Recovering a Lost River
Removing Dams, Rewilding Salmon, Revitalizing Communities
Written by Steven Hawley


Format: Trade Paperback, 280 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: March 6, 2012
Price: $18.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-0473-9 (0-8070-0473-1)

A powerful argument for why dam removal makes good scientific, economic, and environmental sense–and requires our urgent attention

The Snake River, flowing through the Northwest, was once one of the world’s greatest salmon rivers. As recently as a hundred years ago, it retained some of its historic bounty with seven million fish... Read more >
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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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The Overloaded Liberal
Shopping, Investing, Parenting, and Other Daily Dilemmas in an Age of Political Activism
Written by Fran Hawthorne


Format: Trade Paperback
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: March 15, 2011
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-0129-5 (0-8070-0129-5)

Selected as a 2011 University Press Book for Public and Secondary School Libraries
Rated S — Special Interest

Today’s shoppers don’t just consume; we investigate and categorize the impact of our decisions on climate change, animals, our health, our political views, geopolitical relationships, working conditions, and more. Yet when we actually try to... 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: 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 >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download, eBook and a trade paperback.

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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 >
Also available as an eBook.

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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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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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