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Deluge: Tropical Storm Irene, Vermont's Flash Floods, and How One Small State Saved Itself

by Peggy Shinn

Tropical Storm Irene in Vermont, from the perspective of Vermonters who rebuilt their state


Severe Weather

by National Geographic

Severe weather events like hurricanes and tornadoes have increased fourfold in the last two decades, shaking the foundations of our existence. Weather-related tragedies have fascinated humans throughout time....


Global Visions, Local Landscapes: A Political Ecology of Conservation, Conflict, and Control in Northern Madagascar

by Lisa L. Gezon

Gezon argues that local events continuously redefine and challenge global processes of land use and land degradation. Her ethnographic study of Antankarana-identifying rice farmers and cattle herders in northern...


Cows, Kin, and Globalization: An Ethnography of Sustainability

by Susan Alexandra Crate

Crate presents the first cultural ecological study of a Siberian people: the Viliui Sakha, describing the local and global forces of modernization that continue to challenge their survival, and will be of interest...


Peak Water: How We Built Civilisation on Water and Drained the World Dry

by Alexander Bell

Civilisation is thirsty... it never stopped to think what would happen if the water ran out. ALEXANDER BELL Peak water is the point when the available water is not enough to meet the demands of the world's growing...


Globalization and the World Ocean

by Peter Jacques

Jacques offers a unique analysis of the connections between global marine and atmospheric conditions to global political phenomena. He shows how human survival is intricately linked to the sustainability of...


Invisible Nature: Healing the Destructive Divide Between People and the Environment

by Kenneth Worthy

A revolutionary new understanding of the precarious modern human-nature relationship and a path to a healthier, more sustainable world.

Amidst all the wondrous luxuries of the modern world—smartphones, fast...


Butterflies: Identification and life-history

by Ross Field

This guide aims to provide amateur naturalists, bushwalkers and interested others with a detailed account of butterflies found in Victoria and beyond. Information on butterfly behaviour, biology and habitat...


A Forest Journey: The Story of Wood and Civilization

by John Perlin

A contemporary view of the effects of wood, as used for building and fuel, and of deforestation on the development of civilization. Until the ascendancy of fossil fuels, wood has been the principal fuel and...


AUM: The Melody of Love: The Spirit Behind all Creation

by Joseph Bharat Cornell

We have all heard of the sacred word AUM, and heard it chanted as a mantra by meditators. But what is AUM, and what does it signify? This book takes readers on a journey into the deeper teachings of AUM and...


Biology of Marine Mammals

by John E. Reynolds

Taking an integrated approach to the biology of marine carnivores, cetaceans, and sirenians, twenty-two prominent researchers compare marine mammals with one another and with terrestrial mammals, providing a...


Turtles, Tortoises and Terrapins: A Natural History

by Ronald Orenstein

Praise for the first edition:

With deft prose and engaging anecdotes, Mr. Orenstein takes us skillfully through a vast amount of information....[his] treatment is nothing short of masterly.

--Science Books...


Ribbon of Sand: The Amazing Convergence of the Ocean and the Outer Banks

by John Alexander & James Lazell

Wind, currents, tides, and sand. Kingsnakes and rice rats. The disappearance of the Lost Colony, the raids of the pirate Blackbeard, and the Wright brothers' first attempts at flight. The Outer Banks is a place...


The Music of Wild Birds: An Illustrated, Annotated, and Opinionated Guide to Fifty Birds and Their Songs

by Judy Pelikan & F. Schuyler Mathews

One hundred years ago, F. Schuyler Mathews, an erudite naturalist and birder, theorized that birds sing first for love of music, and second for love of the lady. To expand on his theory, he actually scored the...


Field and Forest: Classic Hunting Stories

by Stephen J. Bodio

For hunters, listening to the accounts of kindred spirits recalling the drama and action that go with good days afield ranks among life's most pleasurable activities. This newly updated volume - with an introduction...


Growth Control in Woody Plants

by Theodore T. Kozlowski, Stephen G. Pallardy & Jacques Roy

The processes and mechanisms that control the growth of woody plants are of crucial importance for both economic and biological reasons. The comprehensive coverage of Growth Control in Woody Plants includes...


Plant Resource Allocation

by Fakhri A. Bazzaz & John Grace

This book is an exploration of the latest insights into the theory and functioning of plant resource allocation. An international team of physiological ecologists has prepared chapters devoted to the fundamental...


The Mushroom Hunters: On the Trail of an Underground America

by Langdon Cook

In the tradition of Michael Pollan’s The Omnivore’s Dilemma, Susan Orlean’s The Orchid Thief, and Mark Kurlansky’s Cod—a renowned culinary adventurer goes into the woods with the iconoclasts and outlaws...


The Time of the Buffalo

by Tom Mchugh

According to the Blackfoot creation myth, the spirits first rolled moist earth in their hands and threw the magic symbol to the ground to make men and women. “Next they made earthen images of buffalo, blowing...


The Imperfect Environmentalist: A Practical Guide to Clearing Your Body, Detoxing Your Home, and Saving the Earth (Without Losing Your Mind)

by Sara Gilbert

Actress, producer, mother, and imperfect environmentalist, Sara Gilbert understands how helping the environment can seem overwhelming. Between keeping up with work, friends, and kids, who has the time or money...