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The Recurring Dark Ages: Ecological Stress, Climate Changes, and System Transformation

by Sing C. Chew

In this modern era of global environmental crisis, Sing Chew provides a convincing analysis of a 5,000-year history of recurring human and environmental crises_a Dark Ages significant in defining the relationship...


The Ethics of Waste: How We Relate to Rubbish

by Gay Hawkins

Gay Hawkins explores the ethical significance of waste in everyday life_from the broadest conceptions of waste and loss to how the environmental movement has affected the ways we think about garbage. Do we feel...


Gone at 3:17: The Untold Story of the Worst School Disaster in American History

Bugs In The System: Insects And Their Impact On Human Affairs

by May R. Berenbaum

An introduction to insect physiology, genetics and behaviour which looks at the interaction between humans and insects, and explores both the positive and negative aspects of the relationship.


The Etiquette of Freedom: Gary Snyder, Jim Harrison, and The Practice of the Wild

by Gary Snyder, Jim Harrison & Paul Ebenkamp

Gary Snyder joined his old friend, novelist Jim Harrison, to discuss their loves and lives and what has become of them throughout the years. Set amidst the natural beauty of the Santa Lucia Mountains, their...


Anthropology and Nature

by Kirsten Hastrup

On the basis of empirical studies, this book explores nature as an integral part of the social worlds conventionally studied by anthropologists. The book may be read as a form of scholarly "edgework," resisting...


Making Sense of Nature

by Noel Castree

We listen to a cacophony of voices instructing us how to think and feel about nature, including our own bodies. The news media, wildlife documentaries, science magazines, and environmental NGOs are among those...


The Kindred of the Wild: A Book of Animal Life

by Charles G. D. Roberts & James Polk

Charles G.D. Roberts was a distinguished poet and novelist whose claim to fame rests on a series of very popular animal stories. Although not a professional naturalist, Roberts based his stories on observations...


Biosecurity: The Socio-Politics of Invasive Species and Infectious Diseases

by Andrew Dobson, Kezia Barker & Sarah L. Taylor

Biosecurity is the assessment and management of potentially dangerous infectious diseases, quarantined pests, invasive (alien) species, living modified organisms, and biological weapons. This introductory volume...


The World's Scavengers: Salvaging for Sustainable Consumption and Production

by Martin Medina

A fascinating analysis of the world's scavengers as performing an important economic role in the production and consumption of food.


Culture and Waste: The Creation and Destruction of Value

by Gay Hawkins & Stephen Muecke

The international contributors to this collection ask us to pause and consider the complex ways in which value is created and destroyed. Their diverse approaches of ethics, philosophy, cultural studies, and...


Developing Ecological Consciousness: Paths to a Sustainable Future

by Christopher Uhl

This book offers an ecology-based, wonder-filled initiation to the Universe and the Planet Earth. It examines the ways in which humans are damaging the Earth and their own bodies and spirits. It also presents...


Communities and Conservation: Histories and Politics of Community-Based Natural Resource Management

by Peter J. Brosius, Anna Lowenhaupt Tsing & Charles Zerner

A group of distinguished environmentalists analyze and advocate for community-based natural resource management (CBNRM). They offer an overview of this transnational movement and its links between environmental...


Chesapeake Bay Blues: Science, Politics, and the Struggle to Save the Bay

by Howard R. Ernst

This book addresses the Chesapeake Bay as a political problem and reveals how the political process has worked against the interests of science, the public, and environmental advocates all at once.


Collaborative Land Use Management: The Quieter Revolution in Place-Based Planning

by Robert J. Mason

Collaborative Land-Use Management: The Quieter Revolution in Place-Based Planning discusses the less-regulatory approaches to land-use management that have emerged over the past 35 years, analyzing the collective...


Cape Cod

by Henry David Thoreau

Thoreau's classic account of his meditative, beach-combing walking trips to Cape Cod in the early 1850s, reflecting on the elemental forces of the sea

Cape Cod chronicles Henry David Thoreau's journey of discovery...


How the Canyon Became Grand: A Short History

by Stephen J. Pyne

Dismissed by the first Spanish explorers as a wasteland, the Grand Canyon lay virtually unnoticed for three centuries until nineteenth- century America rediscovered it and seized it as a national emblem. This...


365 Ways to Live Green: Your Everyday Guide to Saving the Environment

by Diane Gow McDilda

It's the choices we make every day that affect our world tomorrow...

365 Ways to Live Green offers an extended list of opportunities to live with more care for the environment by educating, inspiring and motivating...


Rare Bird: Pursuing the Mystery of the Marbled Murrelet

by Maria Ruth

Part naturalist detective story, part environmental inquiry, this vibrant narrative celebrates the fascinating world of an endangered seabird that depends on the contested old-growth forests of the Pacific Northwest...


Alternative Energy: Political, Economic, and Social Feasibility

by Christopher A. Simon

Alternative Energy systematically approaches various alternative sources of energy, discussing in layperson's terms the current state of public policy, energy technology and the political, economic, and social...