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Dr. Joe's Health Lab
164 Amazing Insights into the Science of Medicine, Nutrition and Well-being
Written by Joe Schwarcz


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Doubleday Canada
On Sale: November 1, 2011
Price: $19.95
ISBN: 978-0-385-67156-9 (0-385-67156-3)

Health Lab’s theme is the most popular of Dr Joe’s specialties. There are riveting and sometimes hair-raising vignettes from the history of medicine and food production. There are reports aimed at equipping readers to recognize and beware muddled thinking, misunderstandings and deceptions in media stories about health and nutrition and in... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Wildflower
An Extraordinary Life and Mysterious Death in Africa
Written by Mark Seal


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: July 13, 2010
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-8129-7909-1 (0-8129-7909-5)

Wildflower is a compelling work of narrative nonfiction in which the shocking death of a dedicated environmentalist becomes a broader story of a beautiful, breathtaking country in peril.

In January 2006, Joan Root, a sixty-nine-year-old naturalist, Oscar-nominated wildlife filmmaker, and staunch conservationist, was murdered by two masked men armed with an AK-47... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Early Spring
An Ecologist and Her Children Wake to a Warming World
Written by Amy Seidl
Introduction by Bill McKibben


Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: March 1, 2010
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-8597-4 (0-8070-8597-9)

With an engaging mix of memoir and science, Amy Seidl brings the reality of global warming to a personal level. As a mother, Seidl demonstrates how climate change has altered her daughters’ experiences of their woods and garden, and the seasonal community events of her small New England town. As an... Read more >

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Finding Higher Ground
Adaptation in the Age of Warming
Written by Amy Seidl


Format: Trade Paperback, 216 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: May 1, 2012
Price: $18.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-8499-1 (0-8070-8499-9)

While much of the global warming conversation rightly focuses on reducing our carbon footprint, the reality is that even if we were to immediately cease emissions, we would still face climate change into the next millennium. In Finding Higher Ground, Amy Seidl takes the uniquely positive–yet realistic–position that humans and animals... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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Finding Higher Ground
Adaptation in the Age of Warming
Written by Amy Seidl


Format: Hardcover, 208 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: June 7, 2011
Price: $24.95
ISBN: 978-0-8070-8598-1 (0-8070-8598-7)

An ecologist takes the uniquely positive--yet realistic--position that we can adapt and persist despite the inevitable effects of climate change.

While much of the global warming conversation rightly focuses on reducing our carbon footprint, the reality is that even if we were to immediately cease emissions, we would still face climate change... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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Amphibian Conservation

Written by Raymond D. Semlitsch
Foreword by David B. Wake


Format: Hardcover, 336 pages
Publisher: Smithsonian Books
On Sale: June 17, 2003
Price: $45.00
ISBN: 978-1-58834-119-8 (1-58834-119-4)

From deep in the rain forests of Central America to the backyard ponds of Minnesota, alarming accounts of disappearing and deformed populations of amphibians keep surfacing in the media. The amphibian crisis has been headline news from New York to Europe to Australia, featuring pictures of grotesque frogs and reports from... Read more >

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The Necessary Revolution
How Individuals And Organizations Are Working Together to Create a Sustainable World
Written by Peter M. Senge, Bryan Smith, Nina Kruschwitz, Joe Laur and Sara Schley


Format: Hardcover, 416 pages
Publisher: Crown Business
On Sale: June 10, 2008
Price: $29.95
ISBN: 978-0-385-51901-4 (0-385-51901-X)

Imagine a world in which the excess energy from one business would be used to heat another. Where buildings need less and less energy around the world, and where “regenerative” commercial buildings – ones that create more energy than they use – are being designed. A world in which environmentally sound... Read more >

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Deep Ecology for the Twenty-First Century

Written by George Sessions


Format: Trade Paperback, 520 pages
Publisher: Shambhala
On Sale: January 24, 1995
Price: $45.00
ISBN: 978-1-57062-049-2 (1-57062-049-0)

Deep Ecology offers a solution to the environmental crisis through a radical shift in human consciousness, a fundamental change in the way people think about their relationship with the environment. Instead of thinking of nature as a resource to be used for human needs, Deep Ecology argues that the true value... Read more >

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Crude
The Story of Oil
Written by Sonia Shah


Format: Trade Paperback, 246 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: May 2, 2006
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-58322-723-7 (1-58322-723-7)

Crude is the unexpurgated story of oil, from the circumstances of its birth millions of years ago to the spectacle of its rise as the indispensable ingredient of modern life. In addition to fueling our SUVs and illuminating our cities, crude oil and its byproducts fertilize our produce, pave our roads... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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Second Nature
Environmental Enrichment for Captive Animals
Edited by David J. Shepherdson, Jill D. Mellen and Michael Hutchins


Format: Trade Paperback, 376 pages
Publisher: Smithsonian Books
On Sale: May 14, 1999
Price: $22.95
ISBN: 978-1-56098-397-2 (1-56098-397-3)

Growing recognition of the complexity of animals’ physical, social, and psychological lives in the wild has led both zookeepers and the zoo-going public to call for higher environmental standards for animals in captivity.

Bringing together the work of animal behaviorists, zoo biologists, and psychologists, Second Nature explores a range of innovative strategies... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Predator Paradox
Ending the War with Wolves, Bears, Cougars, and Coyotes
Written by John Shivik


Format: Hardcover, 208 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: May 13, 2014
Price: $26.95
ISBN: 978-0-8070-8496-0 (0-8070-8496-4)

As carnivore populations increase, their proximity to people, pets, and livestock leads to more conflict, and we are once again left to negotiate the uneasy terrain between elimination and conservation. In The Predator Paradox, veteran wildlife management expert John Shivik argues that we can end the war while still preserving and... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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Dam!
Water, Power, Politics, and Preservation in Hetch Hetchy and Yosemite National Park
Written by John W. Simpson


Format: Hardcover, 384 pages
Publisher: Pantheon
On Sale: July 12, 2005
Price: $28.50
ISBN: 978-0-375-42231-7 (0-375-42231-5)

The building of the Hetch Hetchy Dam and Reservoir in the middle of Yosemite National Park, in spite of less expensive, less technically challenging, and less politically complicated possibilities, set off a defining controversy in American environmentalism. From the 1890s until 1913 Americans argued about proposals to dam the Tuolumne River... Read more >

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Plenty
Eating Locally on the 100-Mile Diet
Written by Alisa Smith and J.B. MacKinnon


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Clarkson Potter
On Sale: April 22, 2008
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-34733-6 (0-307-34733-8)

One Book, One Community choice in Alliance, OH
"Book of the Year" at the College of the Redwoods and Humboldt State University, CA

"The book presents the voices and experiences of a young Northwest couple grappling with issues of food production, sustainability and globalization in a year-long adventure spent in attempting to... Read more >
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On a Farther Shore
The Life and Legacy of Rachel Carson, Author of Silent Spring
Written by William Souder


Format: Trade Paperback, 512 pages
Publisher: Broadway Books
On Sale: September 3, 2013
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-46221-3 (0-307-46221-8)

Rachel Carson loved the ocean and wrote three books about its mysteries. But it was with her fourth book, Silent Spring, that this unassuming biologist transformed our relationship with the natural world. Silent Spring was a chilling indictment of DDT and other pesticides that until then had been hailed as safe... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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Mycelium Running
How Mushrooms Can Help Save the World
Written by Paul Stamets


Format: Trade Paperback, 356 pages
Publisher: Ten Speed Press
On Sale: October 1, 2005
Price: $35.00
ISBN: 978-1-58008-579-3 (1-58008-579-2)

More mushrooms, less pollution! Yes, you heard right: growing more mushrooms may be the best thing we can do to save the environment and mushroom expert Paul Stamets explains how in MYCELIUM RUNNING, a groundbreaking manual for saving the world through mushroom cultivation.

The science goes like this: fine filaments of... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Company of Wolves

Written by Peter Steinhart


Format: Trade Paperback, 400 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: June 25, 1996
Price: $17.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-74387-3 (0-679-74387-1)

As wolves return to their old territory in Yellowstone National Park, their presence is reawakening passions as ancient as their tangled relations with human beings. This authoritative and eloquent book coaxes the wolf out from its camouflage of myth and reveals the depth of its kinship with humanity, which shares this... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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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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Bayou Farewell
The Rich Life and Tragic Death of Louisiana's Cajun Coast
Written by Mike Tidwell


Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 9, 2004
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-72517-3 (0-375-72517-2)

Mike Tidwell knew nothing of the disappearing bayou country when he first visited the Cajun coast of Louisiana, but the evidence was all around him: the skeletons of oak trees killed by the salinity of the groundwater, whole cemeteries sinking into swampland and out of sight, telephone poles in deep, standing... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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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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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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Red
Passion and Patience in the Desert
Written by Terry Tempest Williams


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 8, 2002
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-375-72518-0 (0-375-72518-0)

The beloved author of Refuge, Terry Tempest Williams is one of the country’s most eloquent and imaginative writers. The desert is her blood. In this potent collage of stories, essays, and testimony, Red makes a stirring case for the preservation of America’s Redrock Wilderness in the canyon country of southern Utah.

As... Read more >
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