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Land Grabbing
Journeys In The New Colonialism
Written by Stefano Liberti
Translated by Enda Flannelly


Format: Hardcover, 224 pages
Publisher: Verso
On Sale: November 19, 2013
Price: $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-78168-117-6 (1-78168-117-1)

To the governments and corporations buying up vast tracts of the Third World, it is ‘land leasing’; to its critics, it is nothing better than ‘land grabbing’ — the engine powering a new era of colonialism. In this arresting account of how millions of hectares of fertile soil are stolen to feed wealthy westerners thousands of miles away... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Cool IT (Movie Tie-in Edition)
The Skeptical Environmentalist's Guide to Global Warming
Written by Bjorn Lomborg


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 26, 2010
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-74110-3 (0-307-74110-9)

Bjorn Lomborg argues that many of the elaborate and staggeringly expensive actions now being considered to meet the challenges of global warming ultimately will have little impact on the world’s temperature. He suggests that rather than focusing on ineffective solutions that will cost us trillions of dollars over the coming decades... Read more >

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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 >
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Replenishing the Earth
Spiritual Values for Healing Ourselves and the World
Written by Wangari Maathai


Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
Publisher: Doubleday Religion
On Sale: September 14, 2010
Price: $13.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-59114-2 (0-307-59114-X)

An impassioned call to heal the wounds of our planet and ourselves through the tenets of our spiritual traditions, from a winner of the Nobel Peace Prize

Despite dire warnings and escalating concern over the state of our planet, many people feel out of touch with the natural world. Nobel laureate... Read more >
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Unbowed
A Memoir
Written by Wangari Maathai


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: September 4, 2007
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-27520-2 (0-307-27520-5)

In Unbowed, Nobel Prize winner Wangari Maathai recounts her extraordinary journey from her childhood in rural Kenya to the world stage. When Maathai founded the Green Belt Movement in 1977, she began a vital poor people’s environmental movement, focused on the empowerment of women, that soon spread across Africa. Persevering through... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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African Silences

Written by Peter Matthiessen


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: June 30, 1992
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-0-679-73102-3 (0-679-73102-4)

African Silences is a powerful and sobering account of the cataclysmic depredation of the African landscape and its wildlife. Matthiessen explores the human lives oppressed by bankrupt political regimes and economies.  He finds an entire community threatened by ravaged land and wildlife, a catastrophe to which they have only begun to awaken.

"A... 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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The End of Nature

Written by Bill McKibben


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: June 13, 2006
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-0-8129-7608-3 (0-8129-7608-8)

Reissued on the tenth anniversary of its publication, this classic work on our environmental crisis features a new introduction by the author, reviewing both the progress and ground lost in the fight to save the earth.

This impassioned plea for radical and life-renewing change is today still considered a groundbreaking work in... Read more >
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The Minimum Security Chronicles
Resistance to Ecocide
Written by Stephanie McMillan


Format: Trade Paperback, 160 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: October 8, 2013
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-60980-511-1 (1-60980-511-9)

Stephanie McMillan is the winner of the 2012 Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award

In The Minimum Security Chronicles, the latest long-form narrative from Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award—winning cartoonist Stephanie McMillan, lifelong friends Kranti and Bananabelle are rounded up during a protest and locked in a pen by a faraway railroad track... 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 >
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Blood of the Tiger
A Story of Conspiracy, Greed, and the Battle to Save a Magnificent Species
Written by J. A. Mills


Format: Hardcover, 296 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: January 6, 2015
Price: $27.95
ISBN: 978-0-8070-7496-1 (0-8070-7496-9)

There may be only three thousand wild tigers left in the entire world. More shocking is the fact that twice that many—some six thousand—have been bred on farms, not for traditional medicine but to supply a luxury-goods industry that secretly sells tiger-bone wine, tiger-skin décor, and exotic cuisine enjoyed by China’s... Read more >
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The Geography of Childhood
Why Children Need Wild Places
Written by Gary Nabhan and Stephen Trimble


Format: Trade Paperback, 216 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: April 30, 1995
Price: $20.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-8525-7 (0-8070-8525-1)

In this unique collaboration, two naturalists ask what may happen now that so many more children are denied exposure to wildness than at any other time in human history.

“This thoughtful presentation, testifying to children’s need for direct contact with nature, has value for parents and those who work with children.”... Read more >

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Scatter, Adapt, and Remember
How Humans Will Survive a Mass Extinction
Written by Annalee Newitz


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: April 8, 2014
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-94942-4 (0-307-94942-7)

A Los Angeles Times Book Prize Finalist in Science & Technology

In its 4.5 billion-year history, life on Earth has been almost erased at least half a dozen times: shattered by asteroid impacts, entombed in ice, smothered by methane, and torn apart by unfathomably powerful megavolcanoes. And we know that another global... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and an eBook.

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What You See in Clear Water
Indians, Whites, and a Battle Over Water in the American West
Written by Geoffrey O'Gara


Format: Trade Paperback, 306 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: August 13, 2002
Price: $17.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-73582-3 (0-679-73582-8)

For nearly a century, the Indians on the Wind River Reservation in Wyoming have been battling their white farmer neighbors over the rights to the Wind River. What You See in Clear Water tells the story of this epic struggle, shedding light on the ongoing conflict over water rights in the... Read more >
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Taking on Water
How One Water Expert Challenged Her Inner Hypocrite, Reduced Her Water Footprint (Without Sacrificing a Toasty Shower), and Found Nirvana
Written by Wendy J. Pabich


Format: Hardcover, 256 pages
Publisher: Sasquatch Books
On Sale: September 18, 2012
Price: $21.95
ISBN: 978-1-57061-831-4 (1-57061-831-3)

When Wendy Pabich received a monthly water bill for 30,000 gallons (for a household of two people and one dog), she was chagrined. After all, she is an expert on sustainable water use. So she set out to make a change. Taking on Water is the story of the author’s personal... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Water Book
A Users Guide to Understanding, Protecting, and Preserving Earth's Most Precious Resource
Written by Elizabeth Pacheco and June Eding
Preface by Alexandra Cousteau
Edited by Anna Krusinski


Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
Publisher: Hatherleigh Press
On Sale: May 24, 2011
Price: $11.00
ISBN: 978-1-57826-345-5 (1-57826-345-X)

A simple, straightforward approach to one of Earth's most precious resources--water. The Water Book offers a fresh perspective and approach to motivate readers into action without guilt or scare tactics and encourages the development of a personal philosophy of sustainability. The complex issues are presented in a relatable and straightforward manner... Read more >

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Confessions of an Eco-Sinner
Tracking Down the Sources of My Stuff
Written by Fred Pearce


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: October 1, 2009
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-8595-0 (0-8070-8595-2)

In Confessions of an Eco-Sinner, Fred Pearce surveys his home and then sets out to track down the people behind the production and distribution of everything in his daily life, from his socks to his computer to the food in his fridge. It’s a fascinating portrait, by turns sobering and hopeful... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Land Grabbers
The New Fight over Who Owns the Earth
Written by Fred Pearce


Format: Hardcover, 336 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: May 29, 2012
Price: $27.95
ISBN: 978-0-8070-0324-4 (0-8070-0324-7)

An unprecedented land grab is taking place around the world. Fearing future food shortages or eager to profit from them, the world’s wealthiest and most acquisitive countries, corporations, and individuals have been buying and leasing vast tracts of land around the world. The scale is astounding: parcels the size of small... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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The Land Grabbers
The New Fight over Who Owns the Earth
Written by Fred Pearce


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: March 26, 2013
Price: $17.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-0341-1 (0-8070-0341-7)

An unprecedented land grab is taking place around the world. Fearing future food shortages or eager to profit from them, the world’s wealthiest and most acquisitive countries, corporations, and individuals have been buying and leasing vast tracts of land around the world. The scale is astounding: parcels the size of small... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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When the Rivers Run Dry
Water--The Defining Crisis of the Twenty-first Century
Written by Fred Pearce


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: March 15, 2007
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-8573-8 (0-8070-8573-1)

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

In this groundbreaking book, veteran science correspondent Fred Pearce travels to more than thirty countries to examine the current state of crucial water sources. Deftly weaving together the complicated scientific, economic, and... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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With Speed and Violence
Why Scientists Fear Tipping Points in Climate Change
Written by Fred Pearce


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: March 1, 2008
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-8577-6 (0-8070-8577-4)

Nature is fragile, environmentalists often tell us. But the lesson of this book is that it is not so. The truth is far more worrying. Nature is strong and packs a serious counterpunch . . . Global warming will very probably unleash unstoppable planetary forces. And they will not be gradual... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Archaeology of Global Change
The Impact of Humans on Their Environment
Edited by Charles L. Redman, Steven R. James, Paul Fish and J. Daniel Rogers


Format: Hardcover, 240 pages
Publisher: Smithsonian Books
On Sale: May 17, 2004
Price: $49.95
ISBN: 978-1-58834-172-3 (1-58834-172-0)

Is humankind on a fast track to self-destruction? Can society develop ways to live in concert with the environment? Are our environmental problems as grave as they seem? The included essays address these issues and much more.

International scientists offer empirical case studies of prehistoric human-ecosystem relationships–some of short-term exploitation, others of... Read more >

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Shift Your Habit
Easy Ways to Save Money, Simplify Your Life, and Save the Planet
Written by Elizabeth Rogers


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Harmony
On Sale: March 9, 2010
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-46530-6 (0-307-46530-6)

Going green doesn’t mean spending big bucks on organic food, solar panels, and hybrid cars. At its core, green living is simply about moderation, efficiency, and—believe it or not—living less expensively. Shift Your Habit shows readers how to make easy changes to his or her lifestyle that will do the most... Read more >

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Into Great Silence
A Memoir of Discovery and Loss among Vanishing Orcas
Written by Eva Saulitis


Format: Hardcover, 272 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: January 15, 2013
Price: $26.95
ISBN: 978-0-8070-1435-6 (0-8070-1435-4)

Science entwines with matters of the human heart as a whale researcher chronicles the lives of an endangered family of orcas.

Ever since Eva Saulitis began her whale research in Alaska in the 1980s, she has been drawn deeply into the lives of a single extended family of endangered orcas struggling... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.
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