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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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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 >
Also available as an eBook.

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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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Ill Nature

Written by Joy Williams


Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: June 11, 2002
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-0-375-71363-7 (0-375-71363-8)

National Book Critics Circle Award Finalist

Most of us watch with mild concern the fast-disappearing wild spaces or the recurrence of pollution-related crises such as oil spills, toxic blooms in fertilizer-enriched forests, and violence both home and abroad. Joy Williams does more than watch. In this collection of condemnations and love letters... Read more >

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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 >
Also available as an eBook.

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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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The Future of Life

Written by Edward O. Wilson


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 11, 2003
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-679-76811-1 (0-679-76811-4)

One of the world’s most important scientists, Edward O. Wilson is also an abundantly talented writer who has twice won the Pulitzer Prize. In this, his most personal and timely book to date, he assesses the precarious state of our environment, examining the mass extinctions occurring in our time and the... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Closing the Food Gap
Resetting the Table in the Land of Plenty
Written by Mark Winne


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: January 1, 2009
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-4731-6 (0-8070-4731-7)

In Closing the Food Gap, food activist and journalist Mark Winne poses questions too often overlooked in our current conversations around food: What about those people who are not financially able to make conscientious choices about where and how to get food? And in a time of rising rates of both... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.
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