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The Rarest of the Rare
Vanishing Animals, Timeless Worlds
Written by Diane Ackerman


Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 14, 1997
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-77623-9 (0-679-77623-0)

Ackerman journeys in search of monarch butterflies and short-tailed albatrosses, monk seals, and golden lion tamarin monkeys: the world's rarest creatures and their vanishing habitats. She delivers a rapturous celebration of other species that is also a warning to our own. Traveling from the Amazon rain forest to a forbidding island... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Nature's Second Chance
Restoring the Ecology of Stone Prairie Farm
Written by Steven Apfelbaum


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: February 1, 2010
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-8596-7 (0-8070-8596-0)

Renowned conservationist Aldo Leopold once wrote, “A thing is right when it tends to preserve the integrity, stability, and beauty of the biotic community. It is wrong when it does otherwise.”

Few have taken Leopold’s vision more to heart than Steven I. Apfelbaum, who has, over the last thirty years, transformed his... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Dead Heat
Global Justice and Global Warming
Written by Tom Athanasiou and Paul Baer


Format: Trade Paperback, 176 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: November 5, 2002
Price: $11.95
ISBN: 978-1-58322-477-9 (1-58322-477-7)

Today’s “extreme weather events” (record-breaking heat waves, droughts, and melting ice caps) foreshadow an increasingly unstable and dire future. Yet, despite all, the US government continues to reject the Kyoto Protocol, to deny the catastrophic consequences of oil dependency, and to define the politics of oil as the politics of U.S... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Arctic Voices
Resistance at the Tipping Point
Edited by Subhankar Banerjee


Format: Trade Paperback, 576 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: October 22, 2013
Price: $23.95
ISBN: 978-1-60980-496-1 (1-60980-496-1)

A pristine environment of ecological richness and biodiversity. Home to generations of indigenous people for thousands of years. The location of vast quantities of oil, natural gas and coal. Largely uninhabited and long at the margins of global affairs, in the last decade Arctic Alaska has quickly become the most contested... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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Arctic Voices
Resistance at the Tipping Point
Written by Subhankar Banerjee


Format: Hardcover, 560 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: July 3, 2012
Price: $35.95
ISBN: 978-1-60980-385-8 (1-60980-385-X)

A powerful collection of voices and images from the frontlines of the war against ecological devastation in the Arctic.

World-renowned photographer, writer, and activist Subhankar Banerjee brings together first-person narratives from nearly thirty of the world’s most recognized activists, writers, and researchers who address issues of climate change, resource war, and human... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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Blue Revolution
Unmaking America's Water Crisis
Written by Cynthia Barnett


Format: Trade Paperback, 296 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: September 4, 2012
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-0328-2 (0-8070-0328-X)

Selected for Summit County (Colorado) Reads

Americans see water as abundant and cheap: we turn on the faucet and out it gushes, for less than a penny a gallon. We use more water than any other culture in the world, much to quench what’s now our largest crop–the lawn. Yet most Americans... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Mr. Hornaday's War
How a Peculiar Victorian Zookeeper Waged a Lonely Crusade for Wildlife That Changed the World
Written by Stefan Bechtel


Format: Trade Paperback
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: May 14, 2013
Price: $17.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-0638-2 (0-8070-0638-6)

He was complex, quirky, pugnacious, and difficult. He seemed to create enemies wherever he went, even among his friends. A fireplug of a man who stood only five feet eight inches in his stocking feet, he began as a taxidermist and an adventurer who tracked tigers in Borneo with friendly headhunters... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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The Great Work
Our Way into the Future
Written by Thomas Berry


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Broadway Books
On Sale: November 14, 2000
Price: $14.99
ISBN: 978-0-609-80499-5 (0-609-80499-5)

Thomas Berry is one of the most eminent cultural historians of our time. Here he presents the culmination of his ideas and urges us to move from being a disrupting force on the Earth to a benign presence. This transition is the Great Work — the most necessary and most ennobling... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Hidden Connections
A Science for Sustainable Living
Written by Fritjof Capra


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: January 6, 2004
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-385-49472-4 (0-385-49472-6)

The author of the bestselling The Tao of Physics and The Web of Life explores the profound social implications of emerging scientific principles and provides an innovative framework for using them to understand and solve some of the most important issues of our time.

For most of history, scientific investigation was based... Read more >

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The Power Broker
Robert Moses and the Fall of New York
Written by Robert A. Caro


Format: Trade Paperback, 1344 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: July 12, 1975
Price: $26.00
ISBN: 978-0-394-72024-1 (0-394-72024-5)

This is Caro's examination of how one man, Robert Moses, shaped the politics, the physical structure, and even the problems of urban decline in the city and state of New York.

Winner of both the Pulitzer and Francis Parkman prizes, The Power Broker tells the hidden story behind the shaping (and mis-shaping)... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and a hardcover.

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Nuclear War and Environmental Catastrophe

Written by Noam Chomsky and Laray Polk


Format: Trade Paperback, 160 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: April 30, 2013
Price: $13.95
ISBN: 978-1-60980-454-1 (1-60980-454-6)

“There are two problems for our species’ survival–nuclear war and environmental catastrophe,” says Noam Chomsky in this new book on the two existential threats of our time and their points of intersection since World War II.

While a nuclear strike would require action, environmental catastrophe is partially defined by willful inaction in... Read more >

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Power to Save the World
The Truth About Nuclear Energy
Written by Gwyneth Cravens
Introduction by Richard Rhodes


Format: Trade Paperback, 464 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 14, 2008
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-38587-1 (0-307-38587-6)

An informed look at the myths and fears surrounding nuclear energy, and a practical, politically realistic solution to global warming and our energy needs. Faced by the world's oil shortages and curious about alternative energy sources, Gwyneth Cravens skeptically sets out to find the truth about nuclear energy. Her conclusion: it... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Beyond Growth
The Economics of Sustainable Development
Written by Herman E. Daly


Format: Trade Paperback, 264 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: August 14, 1997
Price: $24.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-4709-5 (0-8070-4709-0)

Named one of a hundred “visionaries who could change your life” by the Utne Reader, Herman Daly has probably been the most prominent advocate of the need for a change in economic thinking in response to environmental crisis. An iconoclast economist who has worked as a renegade insider at the World... Read more >

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For The Common Good
Redirecting the Economy toward Community, the Environment, and a Sustainable Future
Written by Herman E. Daly


Format: Trade Paperback, 544 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: April 1, 1994
Price: $40.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-4705-7 (0-8070-4705-8)

Winner of the Grawemeyer Award for Ideas Improving World Order 1992, Named New Options Best Political Book

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

Economist Herman Daly and theologian John Cobb, Jr., demonstrate how conventional economics and a growth-oriented industrial... Read more >

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Gene Wars
The Politics of Biotechnology
Written by Kristin Dawkins


Format: Trade Paperback, 88 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: December 3, 2002
Price: $6.95
ISBN: 978-1-58322-420-5 (1-58322-420-3)

Despite technological advances, an alarming number of people in the world go hungry. Even more chilling is the fact that in the future that number will likely increase. In this book, Kristin Dawkins discusses the international policies that are shaping this future, including those that govern the genetic engineering of plants... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Our Way Out
Principles for a Post-apocalyptic World
Written by Marq De Villiers


Format: Trade Paperback, 416 pages
Publisher: McClelland & Stewart
On Sale: April 17, 2012
Price: $21.00
ISBN: 978-0-7710-2649-2 (0-7710-2649-8)

Global warming, energy shortages, overpopulation – it’s no wonder that as a society, we’re in an apocalyptic mood. Out of an endless stream of gloomy prognoses for humanity’s future, we have emerged with little inspiration and few concrete ideas for change. Our Way Out is the first time that our most... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Bush Versus the Environment

Written by Robert S. Devine


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: June 8, 2004
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-1-4000-7521-8 (1-4000-7521-1)

In his first months as president, George W. Bush yanked America out of negotiations over the Kyoto Accords, signed a bill seeming to allow more arsenic into our water supply, and secretly met with industry executives in preparing an energy policy. He has pursued a number of other policies and objectives... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Biocidal
Confronting the Poisonous Legacy of PCBs
Written by Theodore Michael Dracos


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: March 6, 2012
Price: $24.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-0632-0 (0-8070-0632-7)

Whether or not you’ve heard of PCBs (polychlorinated biphenyls), it’s likely that this toxic chemical can be found in your cells. PCBs were invented in 1920 for the electronics industry, fueled the WWII military machine, then were put to domestic uses, and finally came to be present in every corner of... Read more >

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The Four Global Truths
Awakening to the Peril and Promise of Our Times
Written by Darrin Drda


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: EVOLVER EDITIONS
On Sale: October 25, 2011
Price: $18.95
ISBN: 978-1-58394-321-2 (1-58394-321-8)

With the planet increasingly threatened with catastrophe and perhaps even collapse, many seekers are looking to past, proven models to create meaningful change in their lives. One such model is Buddhism’s Four Noble Truths: the reality of suffering, the root cause of suffering, the end of suffering, and the path to... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Great Inversion and the Future of the American City

Written by Alan Ehrenhalt


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 22, 2013
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-47437-7 (0-307-47437-2)

Eye-opening and thoroughly engaging, this is an indispensible look at American urban/suburban society and its future.

In The Great Inversion, Alan Ehrenhalt, one of our leading urbanologists, reveals how the roles of America’s cities and suburbs are changing places—young adults and affluent retirees moving in, while immigrants and the less affluent are... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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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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The Moral Consequences of Economic Growth

Written by Benjamin M. Friedman


Format: Trade Paperback, 592 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: September 12, 2006
Price: $18.95
ISBN: 978-1-4000-9571-1 (1-4000-9571-9)

From the author of Day of Reckoning, the acclaimed critique of Ronald Reagan’s economic policy (“Every citizen should read it,” said The New York Times): a persuasive, wide-ranging argument that broadly distributed economic growth provides benefits far beyond the material, creating and strengthening democratic institutions, establishing political stability, fostering tolerance, and... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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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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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 >
Also available as an eBook.

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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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