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Mine-Field: The Dark Side of Australia's Resources Rush

by Paul Cleary

'It is not a case of governments and companies putting royalties and profits before people; instead it is as though people don't matter at all ...'

In Mine-Field, Paul Cleary counts the true cost of Australia's...


Quarterly Essay 45 Us and Them: On the Importance of Animals

by Anna Krien

For the first time in history, humans sit unchallenged at the top of the food chain. As we encroach on the wild and a vast wave of extinctions gathers force, how has our relationship with animals changed?

In...


The Whales' Journey

by Stephen Martin

Takes the reader on a twelve month journey with humpback whales up and down the east coast of Australia between the Great Barrier Reef and Antarctica, telling the story of whaling along the way.


Managing Adaptation to Climate Risk: Beyond Fragmented Responses

by Geoff O'Brien & Phil O'Keefe

Resilience has become the new buzz word - in Government, Health, Energy and Disaster Management sectors. Climate change is the single largest threat to sustainable development, and addressing climate risk is...


Smallholders, Forest Management and Rural Development in the Amazon

by Benno Pokorny

The ongoing debate concerning the Amazon's crucial role in global climate and biodiversity is entirely dependent upon sustainable development in the region. Recognizing that forests are an integral part of...


Pilgrim's Wilderness: A True Story of Faith and Madness on the Alaska Frontier

by Tom Kizzia

Into the Wild meets Helter Skelter in this riveting true story of a modern-day homesteading family in the deepest reaches of the Alaskan wildernessand of the chilling secrets of its maniacal, spellbinding...


Maxwell's Ghost: An Epilogue to Gavin Maxwell's Camusfearna

by Richard Frere

First published by Gollancz, then by Balnain, Maxwell's Ghost is a classic account of the life and achievements of Gavin Maxwell, whose work and beliefs have attained an almost mythical status. Ring of Bright...


Animals and the Moral Community: Mental Life, Moral Status, and Kinship

by Gary Steiner

Gary Steiner argues that ethologists and philosophers in the analytic and continental traditions have largely failed to advance an adequate explanation of animal behavior. Critically engaging the positions of...


Rethinking Environmental History: World-System History and Global Environmental Change

by Alf Hornborg, J. R. McNeill & Joan Martínez-Alier

This exciting new reader in environmental history provides a framework for understanding the relations between ecosystems and world-systems over time. Alf Hornborg, J. R. McNeill, and Joan Martinez-Alier have...


Case Studies in Environmental Ethics

by Patrick Derr & Edward McNamara

A collection of more than 40 case studies covering diverse topics such as genetic engineering, aesthetics, pollution, animal rights, population, and resource management, Case Studies in Environmental Ethics...


The Justices and Injustices of Ecosystem Services

by Thomas Sikor

The implications for justice and injustice have rarely been explored in reference to ecosystem services. This book argues that environmental management can neither be separated from justice concerns, as conservationists...


Environmental Rhetoric and Ecologies of Place

by Peter N. Goggin

Understanding how rhetoric, and environmental rhetoric in particular, informs and is informed by local and global ecologies contributes to our conversations about sustainability and resilience - the preservation...


Sightlines: A Conversation with the Natural World

by Kathleen Jamie

Winner of the 2014 Orion Book Award for Nonfiction

Winner of the John Burroughs Association 2014 Medal for Distinguished Natural History Book

With her poet's eye and naturalist's affinity for wild places, Kathleen...


The Red Hourglass: Lives of the Predators

by Gordon Grice

Snake venom that digests human flesh. A building cleared of every living thing by a band of tiny spiders. An infant insect eating its living prey from within, saving the vital organs for last. These are among...


Patterns from the Golden Age of Rustic Design: Park and Recreation Structures from the 1930s

by Albert H. Good

In this informative treasure of a design book, you will find that the author reached his principal goal to present structure that appear to belong and be a part of their settings.


The Urban Tree Book: An Uncommon Field Guide for City and Town

by Arthur Plotnik

Open The Urban Tree Book and discover the joys of forest trekking--right in your city or town. This first-of-a-kind field guide introduces readers to the trees on their block, in neighborhood parks, and throughout...


Raptors: The Eagles, Hawks, Falcons, and Owls of North America

by Anne Price & Donald Malick

Ann Price provides a brief description of what separates raptors from other birds, their evolution from prehistoric forebears, and distribution throughout the Noth American continent today.


Big Green Purse: Use Your Spending Power to Create a Cleaner, Greener World

by Diane McEachern

Read Diane McEachern's posts on the Penguin Blog.

Protecting our environment is one of the biggest issues facing our planet today. But how do we solve a problem that can seem overwhelming-even hopeless? As Diane...


The Mountains of California

by John Muir

A stirring tribute to one of America's most remote and beautiful places by one of the first modern preservationists

This Penguin Classic-Muir's first book-puts a pioneering conservationist's passion for nature...


The Wild Places

by Robert Macfarlane

?An eloquent (and compulsively readable) reminder that, though we?re laying waste the world, nature still holds sway over much of the earth?s surface.?

?Bill McKibben

Are there any genuinely wild places left...