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1000 Ideas for Creative Reuse

by Garth Johnson

Artists and crafters have always been recyclers, but for many, it has not only become a thrifty choice, it has become a moral imperative. 1000 Ideas for Creative Reuse contains a cutting edge collection of the...


365 Ways To Change the World: How to Make a Difference-- One Day at a Time

by Michael Norton

You want to make a difference in the world, but don't know where to begin. Now you can. Here is just the guide to lots of exciting ways that are more personal and fun than merely writing a check. For every day...


50 Green Projects for the Evil Genius

by Jamil Shariff

50 Ways to Be a Green Evil Genius!

Who knew being environmentally conscious would ever be considered evil? With 50 Green Projects for the Evil Genius, you'll have wicked fun while reducing your impact on the...


A Different Kind of Luxury: Japanese Lessons in Simple Living and Inner Abundance

by Andy Couturier

11 portraits from rural Japan to inspire choices in meaningful work, art, and sustainable living


A Field Guide to Buying Organic

by Luddene Perry & Dan Schultz

The definitive guide to healthful, affordable food shopping in the Organic Age—from a pioneer in the organic movement

What does it really mean when a food is labeled organic? While many of us believe there...


Almost Green: How I Built an Eco-Shed, Ditched My Suv, Alienated the In-Laws, and Changed My Life Forever

by James Glave

n Almost Green, James Glave demonstrates that the journey along the path to a greener life is not always easy but is frequently hilarious and always enlightening. Glave-a writer and stay-at-home dad-describes...


Backyard Projects for Today's Homestead

by Chris Gleason

Maximize your outdoor living spaces through creative woodworking!

Today's challenging economic climate has motivated many homeowners to stay in their current homes rather than upgrade, and this has sparked a...


Biophilic Design: The Theory, Science and Practice of Bringing Buildings to Life

by Stephen R. Kellert, Judith Heerwagen & Martin Mador

"When nature inspires our architecture-not just how it looks but how buildings and communities actually function-we will have made great strides as a society. Biophilic Design provides us with tremendous insight...


Build Your Own Electric Motorcycle

by Carl Vogel

A step-by-step guide to building an electric motorcycle from the ground up

Written by alternative fuel expert Carl Vogel, this hands-on guide gives you the latest technical information and easy-to-follow instructions...


Build Your Own Electric Vehicle

by Seth Leitman & Bob Brant

Save money on gas and turn your car into an electric and efficient machine

What really happened to the electric car? This completely revised and updated edition of the "bible of electric car books" gives you...


Build Your Own Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle

by Seth Leitman

A Step-by-Step Guide to Building a Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle from the Ground Up

Written by clean energy guru and electric vehicle expert Seth Leitman, this hands-on guide gives you the latest technical...


Build Your Own Small Wind Power System

by Kevin Shea & Brian Clark Howard

A STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE TO BUILDING A SMALL WIND POWER SYSTEM FROM THE GROUND UP

Written by renewable energy experts, this hands-on resource provides the technical information and easy-to-follow instructions you...


Building Today's Green Home

by Art Smith

Make Your Green Home a Reality!

The modern dream home is practical, but doesn't sacrifice quality, and uses sustainable and easily maintained building materials. Building the right-sized green home involves...


Compact Cabins: Simple Living in 1000 Square Feet or Less; 62 Plans for Camps, Cottages, Lake Houses, and Other Getaways

by Gerald Rowan

The setting might be a sparkling lakefront, a cool clearing in the woods, a breathtaking mountaintop, or an expansive beach, but the dream of a modest retreat from everyday life often includes a simple little...


Composting Inside and Out: The comprehensive guide to reusing trash, saving money and enjoying the benefits of organic gardening

by Stephanie Davies

Rethink Your Refuse

Hundreds of millions of tons of solid waste are produced in the U.S. annually, and the landfills simply store it, not eliminate it. Recycling diverts significant amounts of waste, but the...


David Suzuki's Green Guide

by David Suzuki & David Boyd

Everyone knows that the planet is in trouble, but is there a solution? This timely book identifies the most effective ways individuals can be more green in four key areas: home, travel, food, and consumerism....


Designing with Grasses

by Neil Lucas

Designing with Grasses shows gardeners not just what grasses are available, but how to design with grasses in different settings, including meadows, lawns, green roofs, and more. Design ideas are supported by...


Do It Yourself Guide to Biodiesel: Your Alternative Fuel Solution for Saving Money, Reducing Oil Dependency, and Helping the Planet

by Guy Purcella

THE TRUTH ABOUT BIODIESEL

•Easy to make at home

•Cheaper than buying diesel

•Works in unmodified diesel engines

•Reduces the need for imported oil

•Decreases greenhouse gas emissions

If you are ready to start...


E Is for Environment: Stories to Help Children Care for Their World--at Home, at School, and at Play

by Ian James Corlett

The author of E Is for Ethics offers a new interactive family book featuring twenty-six original stories with different eco-friendly messages, accompanied by delightful illustrations, discussion questions, and...


Eat Right for Life: How Healthy Foods Can Keep You Living Longer, Stronger and Disease-Free

by Dr. Raymond A. Schep

It's Never Wrong to Eat Right!

Eat Right for Life is full of healthy, natural alternatives to today's manufactured, chemically-charged and processed food. Improve your health and waistline with an organic lifestyle....


Eco-Sex: Go Green Between the Sheets and Make Your Love Life Sustainable

by Stefanie Iris Weiss

Join the Eco-Sexual Revolution

 

Leaving a smaller carbon footprint in the bedroom is easy with Eco-Sex, a green sex guide that will inspire both sexual and ecological excitement. Renew your passion for the environment...


EcoBeauty: Scrubs, Rubs, Masks, Rinses, and Bath Bombs for You and Your Friends

by Lauren Cox & Janice Cox

EcoBeauty has something for everyone. Crafty types will love the gift ideas, and even those of us who can barely make toast will be able to handle these recipes. Making beauty products at home is a great way...


Energy "Recycling": A Bridge to the Clean Energy Future

by Robert U. Ayres & Edward H. Ayres

This is the eBook version of the printed book. If the print book includes a CD-ROM, this content is not included within the eBook version.

How to reuse the enormous amounts of energy we throw away--and save...


Food Matters: A Guide to Conscious Eating with More Than 75 Recipes

by Mark Bittman

From the award-winning champion of culinary simplicity who gave us the bestselling How to Cook Everything and How to Cook Everything Vegetarian comes Food Matters, a plan for responsible eating that's as good...


From Naked Ape to Superspecies: Humanity and the Global Eco-Crisis

by David Suzuki & Holly Dressel

In this revised and updated edition, David Suzuki and Holly Dressel explore the ways in which human beings have evolved beyond their needs, trampling other species, believing that they can make the Earth work...


Geothermal HVAC

by Jay Egg & Brian Clark Howard

In-depth, practical details on geothermal HVAC systems

This definitive guide covers commercial and residential geothermal heating, ventilation, and air conditioning technologies and explains how to take advantage...


Good Green Guide for Small Businesses

by Impetus Consulting

Can your business go green? Can it afford not to? Never has our impact on the environment been so relevant as it is today, and organisations of all sizes have an important role to play.

The Good Green Guide for...


Good News for a Change: How Everyday People Are Helping the Planet

by David Suzuki & Holly Dressel

The litany of environmental bad news — rapid extinction of species, pollution, depleted food sources — can be overwhelming, but there's hope too. In this thoughtful look at what's happening behind...


Green Christmas

by Jennifer Basye Sander, Peter Sander & Anne Basye

As green awareness spreads over middle America, more and more people want to have a fun, environmentally responsible holiday. This book shows how to enjoy the Christmas season while leaving a smaller carbon...


Green Gone Wrong

by Heather Rogers

In Green Gone Wrong environmental writer Heather Rogers blasts through the marketing buzz of big corporations and asks a simple question: Do today's much-touted "green" products-carbon offsets, organic food,...


Green Guide for Artists

by Karen Michel

The Green Guide for Artists inspires artists to make better eco-conscious choices within their work and their studios and shows them how. The book has four sections: The first contains recipes for DIY art supplies...


Green Roof Systems: A Guide to the Planning, Design, and Construction of Landscapes Over Structure

by Susan Weiler & Katrin Scholz-Barth

Green Roof Systems goes beyond the fashionable green roof movement and provides solid information on building accessible space, often as important public space, over structure. It offers brief coverage of the...


Green Your Work

by Kim Carlson

Today, many companies are flourishing by delivering high-quality products while pursuing policies that leave the world a cleaner, better place. Those policies can help retain customers, energize employees, and...


Green, Greener, Greenest: A Practical Guide to Making Eco-Smart Choices a Part of Your Life

by Lori Bongiorno & Frances Beinecke

How green can you be?

Green: Drive the speed limit

Greener: Drive a fuel-efficient car

Greenest: Bike or walk

The perfect guide to help readers decide how to best spend their time and money to protect the...


Grow Your Own Tree Hugger

by Wendy Rosenoff

Raise a Greener Generation

Teach your kids to be eco-conscious and spark their imagination with 101 interactive science, food and craft-based activities in Grow Your Own Tree Hugger. Each of the activities in...


Grub: Ideas for an Urban Organic Kitchen

by Anna Lapp? & Bryant Terry

In the past few years, organic food has moved out of the patchouli-scented aisles of hippie food co-ops and into three-quarters of conventional grocery stores. Concurrent with this growth has been increased...


How Bad Are Bananas?: The Carbon Footprint of Everything

by Mike Berners-Lee

Part green-lifestyle guide, part popular science, How Bad Are Bananas? is the first book to provide the information we need to make carbon-savvy purchases and informed lifestyle choices and to build carbon considerations...


How to Be an Everyday Philanthropist: 330 Ways to Make a Difference in Your Home, Community, and World-at No Cost!

by Nicole Boles

Want to help make your community, your town-your world-a better place, but don't know where to begin? How To Be An Everyday Philanthropist shows you the way. A handbook, a resource guide, a call to action, and...


In the Green Kitchen: Techniques to Learn by Heart

by Alice Waters

Alice Waters has been a champion of the sustainable, local cooking movement for decades.  To Alice, good food is a right, not a privilege.  In the Green Kitchen presents her essential cooking techniques to...


It's a Long Road to a Tomato: Tales of an Organic Farmer Who Quit the Big City for the (Not So) Simple Life

by Deborah Madison & Flavia Bacarella

A new edition of longtime farmer Keith Stewart’s deeply personal and highly acclaimed book on the hows and whys of running a small organic farm in 21st century America—updated with five new essays, a foreword...


Lean and Green: Profit for Your Workplace and the Environment

by Pamela J. Gordon

When it comes to believing that business can be profitable and environmentally sensitive, cynics abound on both sides. But in Lean and Green, Pamela Gordon proves that capitalism and environmentalism are not...


Lucid Food: Cooking for an Eco-Conscious Life

by Louisa Shafia

Green Your Cuisine with Earth-Friendly Food Choices.

With organic and seasonal cooking principles becoming ingrained in today’s kitchens, and new buzzwords including locavore and CSA steadily gaining traction,...


One Magic Square: The Easy, Organic Way to Grow Your Own Food on a 3-Foot Square

by Lolo Houbein

A Hands-On Guide to Growing Organic Vegetables, Fruits and Herbs-Starting with Just One Square Yard!

Lolo Houbein has been growing food for more than 30 years-and now, drawing on her wide learning and hard-earned...


One Makes the Difference: Inspiring Actions that Change our World

by Julia Hill

After her record-breaking two year tree sit, Julia Butterfly Hill has ceaslessly continued her efforts to promote sustainability and ecologically-minded ways to save the old-growth redwoods she acted so valiantly...


Organic Body Care Recipes: 175 Homemade Herbal Formulas for Glowing Skin & a Vibrant Self

by Stephanie Tourles

Radiantly healthy skin, hair, feet, hands, eyes, and nails. Commercial beauty products make this promise every day and live up to it with varying degrees of success. Stephanie Tourles offers a better solution...


Organized Simplicity: The Clutter-Free Approach to Intentional Living

by Tsh Oxenreider

Remove the Mess, Add Meaning Simplicity isn't about what you give up. It's about what you gain. When you remove the things that don't matter to you, you are free to focus on only the things that are meaningful...


Plan Bee: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About the Hardest-Working Creatures on thePlanet

by Susan Brackney

A guided tour inside the world of bees

Overtaxed and underrecognized-and now disappearing in alarming numbers- bees are the unsung heroes of the food chain, essential for the pollination of more than ninety...


Playing with Books

by Jason Thompson

In these pages, Jason Thompson has curated an extensive and artistic range of both achievable upcycled crafts made from books and book pages and an amazing gallery that contains thought-provoking and beautiful...


Powering the Dream: The History and Promise of Green Technology

by Alexis Madrigal

From award-winning technology writer Alexis Madrigal, the first book to explore both the forgotten history and the visionary future of America's green-tech innovation.


Practically Green

by Micaela Preston

Simple steps for sustainable living

Creating a green and healthy home might seem like an overwhelming task at times. Practically Green takes the practical approach to mindful living: Start small and go from...


Public Libraries Going Green

by Kathryn Miller

Highly practical and bursting with ideas, this guide will serve as a quick reference source for going green in your library.


Put 'em Up!: A Comprehensive Home Preserving Guide for the Creative Cook, from Drying and Freezing to Canning and Pickling

by Sherri Vinton

PRESERVING IS BACK, AND IT'S BETTER THAN EVER. Flavors are brighter, batch sizes are more flexible, and modern methods make the process safer and easier. Eating locally is on everybodys mind, and nothing is...


RX from the Garden

by Kathleen Barnes

Your backyard becomes an all-natural pharmacy! Colds. Headaches. Upset stomach, Allergy symptoms. Depression. Circulation problems. This timely book goes beyond using herbs as medicine; it also focuses on beneficial...


Re-Bound

by Jeannine Stein

Re-Bound is a beautiful book on bookbinding with a fun green twist-all the projects use recycled and upcycled materials. This book shows you how to take everyday materials from around the house, flea markets,...


Reclaiming Our Food: How the Grassroots Food Movement Is Changing the Way We Eat

by Tanya Denckla Cobb

Winner of the Nautilus 2012 Gold Award for Green Living, given to books that promote spiritual growth, conscious living, and positive social change; stimulate the imagination; and offer new possibilities for...


Recyclo-Gami: 40 Crafts to Make Your Friends Green with Envy!

by Laurie Goldrich Wolf

What can you make out of your old bits of paper, leftover pieces of yarn, or not-so-brand-new cartons and containers? Craft your own purse out of playing cards, whip up a scrapbook made of cereal boxes, or a...


Renewable Energy for Your Home: Using Off-Grid Energy to Reduce Your Footprint, Lower Your Bills and be More Self-Sufficient

by Alan Bridgewater & Gill Bridgewater

Global warming. Rising fuel prices. Dependency on foreign energy. Never have so many Americans been more motivated to invest in renewable energy right in their residence. Leaving the technical jargon and contractor's...


Run Your Diesel Vehicle on Biofuels: A Do-It-Yourself Manual: A Do-It-Yourself Manual

by Jon Starbuck & Gavin D J Harper

CONVERT TO BIODIESEL FOR A MORE ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY RIDE Run Your Diesel Vehicle on Biofuels has everything you need to make the switch from expensive, environment-damaging carbon fuel to cheap (and, in...


Save the Planet: 52 Brilliant Ideas for Rescuing Our World

by Natalia Marshall

The plight of the environment is never far from the headlines these days - sea levels are rising, mild winters are now commonplace, more and more species are becoming endangered, and we're throwing away so much...


Science as a Contact Sport: Inside the Battle to Save Earth's Climate

by Stephen H. Schneider

It’s been nearly four decades since scientists first realized that global warming posed a potential threat to our planet. Why, if we knew of the threats way back in the Carter Administration, can’t we act...


Seeing Trees: Discover the Extraordinary Secrets of Everyday Trees

by Nancy Ross Hugo

Have you ever seen the delicate flowers of a red maple? The emerging leaves of a tulip poplar? The twigs of a beech? When you look at a tree up close, you begin to appreciate trees in a whole new way. Seeing...


Sew What! Bags: 18 Pattern-Free Projects You Can Customize to Fit Your Needs

by Lexie Barnes

As the plastic bag is increasingly banished from stores, the cloth bag is stepping up to save the day. Whether toting groceries, books, baby supplies, gardening tools, or a wallet and some electronic gadgets,...


Sheepish: Two Women, Fifty Sheep, and Enough Wool to Save the Planet

by Catherine Friend

From the author of Hit By a Farm--a "charming memoir...[with]magical moments" (New York Times Book Review)--comes a hilarious solution to the planet's environmental woes: sheep!


Simply Green

by Melissa Seligman & David Seligman

It's Not About Politics.

It's About Caring--And What Every Family Can Do!

Written by a passionately concerned couple--David Seligman is an active duty U.S. serviceman and Melissa is a devoted stay-at-home mom--this...


Sounds from The Great Animal Orchestra (Enhanced): Earth

by Bernie Krause

Musician and naturalist Bernie Krause is one of the world's leading experts in natural sound, and he's spent his life discovering and recording nature's rich chorus. Searching far beyond our modern world's honking...


Sparking a Worldwide Energy Revolution: Social Struggles in the Transition to a Post-Petrol World

by Kolya Abramsky

The earth's not dying, it's being killed. Only a movement for renewable energy will save it.


Sustainable Residential Interiors

by John Wiley, Kari Foster & Annette Stelmack

An illustrated guide to "green" design strategies

"This is a book that many in the design community have been waiting for--a volume that clearly and succinctly lays out the strategies and tools at our disposal...


Sweater Surgery

by Stefanie Girard

Contemporary crafters are thriving on personalizing, modifying, and altering fashion as not only hobbies but as a lifestyle

Why repurpose your sweaters? Because you can't buy sweater fabric by the yard. Sweaters...


Sweetness and Light: The Mysterious History of the Honeybee

by Hattie Ellis

Did you know that Abraham Lincoln and Muhammad Ali both consumed bee pollen to boost energy, or that beekeepers in nineteenth-century Europe viewed their bees as part of the family? Or that after man, the honeybee,...


The Arrows Cookbook: Cooking and Gardening from Maine's Most Beautiful Farmhouse Restaurant

by Clark Frasier, Mark Gaier & Max Alexander

Part how-to-garden primer, The Arrows Cookbook combines more than 150 delicious recipes with time-tested techniques for growing herbs, vegetables, and edible flowers in a book that reconnects us to the land...


The Beginner's Guide to Preserving Food at Home: Easy Techniques for the Freshest Flavors in Jams, Jellies, Pickles, Relishes, Salsas, Sauces, and Fro

by Janet Chadwick

A wonderful thing is happening in home kitchens. People are rediscovering the joys of locally produced foods and reducing the amount of the grocery budget that's spent on packaged items, out-of-season produce,...


The Big Picture: Reflections on Science, Humanity, and a Quickly Changing Planet

by David Suzuki & David Taylor

Whether he's discussing how to reconcile economy with ecology, why a warmer world will result in more poison ivy, why Britney Spears gets more hits on Google than global warming does, or why we might need to...


The Complete Idiot's Guide to Green Building and Remodeling

by John Barrows & Lisa Iannucci

It?s easy building green!

This guide helps environmentally conscious people make real-world decisions about building or remodeling a home. Readers will find information on how to save money by going green when...


The Complete Idiot's Guide to Green Cleaning, 2nd Edition

by Mary Findley & Linda Formichelli

Become a green cleaning machine. Fully updated and revised to focus on cleaning the "green" way-naturally, with no chemicals-this guide takes readers room-by- room, teaching them how to clean thoroughly, efficiently,...


The Complete Idiot's Guide to Renewable Energy for Your Home

by Harvey Bryan

An essential how-to on powering your home with sun, wind, water, and more. For readers wanting to save money-and the planet-by using alternative energy, this book provides everything they need to know. The five...


The Complete Idiot's Guide to Urban Homesteading

by Sundari Elizabeth Kraft

How to save money, time, and the environment-on the urban frontier.

With The Complete Idiot's Guide(r) to Urban Homesteading anyone can learn how to live sustainably and responsibly-and save money and time-in...


The Consumer's Guide to Effective Environmental Choices: Practical Advice from The Union of Concerned Scientists

by Michael Brower & Warren Leon

From one of the most prestigious nonprofit organizations devoted to environmental issues comes a clear, practical, and rational overview of the relationship between consumers and the environment.

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The Conundrum

by David Owen

The Conundrum is a mind-changing manifesto about the environment, efficiency and the real path to sustainability.

Hybrid cars, fast trains, compact florescent light bulbs, solar panels, carbon offsets: Everything...


The Country Almanac of Home Remedies

by Brigitte Mars & Chrystle Fiedler

The Country Almanac of Home Remedies presents hundreds of natural and time-tested methods for treating hundreds of common ailments including burns, insect bites, skin rashes, PMS, and upset stomach. The book...


The Curious World of Bugs: The Bugman's Guide to the Mysterious and Remarkable Lives of Things That Crawl

by Daniel Marlos

If you've ever wondered what that leggy, buzzing creature was in your bathroom (or backyard, bed, or pantry), perhaps you've come across WhatsThatBug.com, where people around the world go to ask "What's that...


The Dirt-Cheap Green Thumb: 400 Thrifty Tips for Saving Money, Time, and Resources as You Garden

by RhondaMassingham Hart

Now gardeners don’t have to choose between frugal and fantastic! In The Dirt-Cheap Green Thumb, Rhonda Massingham Hart provides practical, time-tested solutions that will stretch your dollar farther than you...


The Edible Front Yard: The Mow-Less, Grow-More Plan for a Beautiful, Bountiful Garden

by Ivette Soler

People everywhere are turning patches of soil into bountiful vegetable gardens, and each spring a new crop of beginners pick up trowels and plant seeds for the first time. They're planting tomatoes in raised...


The Elemental Journal

by Tammy Kushnir

Create Expressive Books from Salvaged Treasures

Rusty doorknobs, cardboard containers and plastic packaging may seem like trash to some, but through the creative mind, they are transformed into beautiful expressions...


The Everything Guide to Food Remedies

by Lori Rice

Saffron boosts your mood. Pumpkin seeds promote a healthy prostate. Sea scallops improve cardiovascular health. Unlock the healing power of food and with this guide! In this A-Z guide, you'll learn how to incorporate...


The Everything Guide to Foraging

by Vickie Shufer

From the field to your table-how to find and prepare wild foods. If you're searching for the freshest fruits and vegetables to add to your diet, you don't have to look any further than your own backyard! With...


The Food Matters Cookbook: 500 Revolutionary Recipes for Better Living

by Mark Bittman

From the award-winning champion of conscious eating and author of the bestselling Food Matters comes The Food Matters Cookbook, offering the most comprehensive and straightforward ideas yet for cooking easy,...


The Green Guide For Business: The Ultimate Environment Handbook for Businesses of All Sizes

by Chris Goodall

Everyone wants to go green these days, but for businesses that's easier said than done. How do you measure a company's carbon footprint? Are dryers or hand towels more eco-friendly? Recycled paper or FSC-certified?...


The Green Roof Manual: A Professional Guide to Design, Installation, and Maintenance

by EdmundC. Snodgrass & Linda McIntyre

Green roofs - the ultimate in sustainable building practices - continue to generate enormous interest and enthusiasm among architects, landscape designers, and urban planners. Increasingly strict stormwater...


The Healthy Home: Simple Truths to Protect Your Family from Hidden Household Dangers

by Dave Wentz & Myron Wentz

The most up-to-date and scientifically accurate book on how to detox your home, room-by-room, to keep you and your family safe former


The Idealist.org Handbook to Building a Better World: How to Turn Your Good Intentions into Actions that Make a Difference

by Idealist.org

From the world?s largest nonprofit networking website?a resource that gives readers the tools they need to make a difference.

Part career guide, part activist?s handbook, The Idealist.org Handbook to Building...


The Naturally Clean Home: 150 Super-Easy Herbal Formulas for Green Cleaning

by Karyn Siegel-Maier

You don't need to pay a fortune for expensive "green" commercial cleaning products. It's easy and inexpensive to mix up effective, nontoxic alternatives using basic kitchen staples — baking soda, vinegar,...


The Organic Lawn Care Manual: A Natural, Low-Maintenance System for a Beautiful, Safe Lawn

by Paul Tukey

In the modern suburban landscape, beautiful, green lawns are perhaps the most ubiquitous feature of all. It's difficult to imagine a friendly neighborhood without broad, clean stretches of neatly shorn grass....


The Sacred Balance: Rediscovering Our Place in Nature

by David Suzuki

In this extensively revised and enlarged edition of his best-selling book, David Suzuki reflects on the increasingly radical changes in nature and science — from global warming to the science behind mother/baby...


The Scavengers' Manifesto

by Anneli Rufus & Kristan Lawson

Destined to become the bible for a bold new subculture of eco-minded people who are creating a lifestyle out of recycling, reusing, and repurposing rather than buying new.

An exciting new movement is afoot...


The Sustainable Vegetable Garden: A Backyard Guide to Healthy Soil and Higher Yields

by John Jeavons & Carol Cox

From the author of our best-selling and widely beloved HOW TO GROW MORE VEGETABLES comes this "quick and dirty" introduction to biointensive gardening that shows it is not only possible but easy to grow astonishing...


The Thoreau You Don't Know

by Robert Sullivan

Henry David Thoreau is one of those authors that readers think they know, even if they don't. He's the solitary curmudgeon with the shack out in the woods, the mystic worshipping solemnly in the quiet church...


The Truth About Garden Remedies: What Works, What Doesn't, and Why

by Jeff Gillman

Can beer make plants grow? How about buttermilk? Or music-classical or rock? Are you sure about planting trees in deep holes? And how about chasing insects with hot sauce and stopping slugs with eggshells?

...


The Urban Biking Handbook: The DIY Guide to Building, Rebuilding, Tinkering with, and Repairing Your Bicycle for City Living

by Charles Haine

Ever wanted to take a bicycle vacation? Go on a bike date? Convert your beater into a fixie? Or are you just curious about the anthropology of urban cycling culture? The Urban Biking Handbook teaches you the...


The Whole Family Cookbook

by Michelle Stern

There's no better way to teach your children to eat fresh, healthy, organic food than with recipes you can cook and eat together! Written by the founder of San Francisco's premier children's cooking school and...


The Young Activist's Guide to Building a Green Movement and Changing the World

by Sharon J. Smith

If you want to make a significant and sustainable impact on the health of our planet, this powerful and practical guide can help. Author and activist Sharon J. Smith shares proven strategies and lessons learned...


What Would the Buddha Recycle?

by Rosemary Roberts

If the Buddha were alive today, he'd be the living embodiment of green living. He'd be collecting cans on the freeway, riding his bike to work, and replacing all his light bulbs--one little satori at a time....


What's In This Stuff?

by Patricia Thomas

The essential reference to what's really in the products we buy.

Every day Americans eat processed food and use toiletries, cosmetics, household cleaners, gardening supplies and often pet care products of some...


What's the Worst That Could Happen?: A Rational Response to the Climate Change Debate

by Greg Craven

7.2 million YouTube viewers can't be wrong: A provocative new way to look at the global warming debate.

Based on a series of viral videos that have garnered more than 7.2 million views, this visually appealing...


Why Geology Matters: Decoding the Past, Anticipating the Future

by Doug Macdougall

Volcanic dust, climate change, tsunamis, earthquakes-geoscience explores phenomena that profoundly affect our lives. But more than that, as Doug Macdougall makes clear, the science also provides important clues...


Wildly Affordable Organic: Eat Fabulous Food, Get Healthy, and Save the Planet--All on $5 a Day or Less

by Linda Watson

From the founder of the popular Cook for Good blog, ingenious cooking plans and recipes for deliciously healthy meals--all on just $5.25 a day or less.


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