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1491 (Second Edition): New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus

by Charles C. Mann

In this groundbreaking work of science, history, and archaeology, Charles C. Mann radically alters our understanding of the Americas before the arrival of Columbus in 1492.

 

Contrary to what so many Americans...


The Secret Teachings of Plants: The Intelligence of the Heart in the Direct Perception of Nature

by Stephen Harrod Buhner

NEW SCIENCE / ECOLOGY ""Of the truly great books appearing today The Secret Teachings of Plants is easily the most rewarding I have had the privilege of reading."" --Joseph Chilton Pearce, author of The Biology...


How to Shit in the Woods, 3rd Edition: An Environmentally Sound Approach to a Lost Art

by Kathleen Meyer

It’s the feisty third edition of How to Shit in the Woods, jam-packed with new information for outdoor enthusiasts of every stripe. Hailed in its first edition as “the most important environmental book of...


New Slow City: Living Simply in the World's Fastest City

by William Powers

Burned-out after years of doing development work around the world, William Powers spent a season in a 12-foot-by-12-foot cabin off the grid in North Carolina, as recounted in his award-winning memoir Twelve...


The Story of Stuff: How Our Obsession with Stuff Is Trashing the Planet, Our Communities, and Our Health-and a Vision for Change

by Annie Leonard

A classic exposé in company with An Inconvenient Truth and Silent Spring, The Story of Stuff expands on the celebrated documentary exploring the threat of overconsumption on the environment, economy, and our...


Off the Grid: Inside the Movement for More Space, Less Government, and True Independence in Mo dern America

by Nick Rosen

Inside the subculture of off-grid living

Written by a leading authority on living off the grid, this is a fascinating and timely look at one of the fastest growing movements in America. In researching the...


Quarterly Essay 48 After the Future: Australia's New Extinction Crisis

by Tim Flannery

Australia is home to many animals and plants found nowhere else on earth, making Australians caretakers of a unique heritage in a land that tolerates few mistakes. Yet, in After the Future, Tim Flannery shows...


Like a Tree: How Trees, Women, and Tree People Can Save the Planet

by Jean Shinoda Bolen

Like a Tree grew out of bestselling author Jean Bolen’s practice of walking among tall trees and mourning the loss of a Monterey pine that was cut down in her neighborhood. This book will appeal most to people...


Love, Life, and Elephants

by Daphne Sheldrick

Daphne Sheldrick, whose family arrived in Africa from Scotland in the 1820s, is the first person ever to have successfully hand-reared newborn elephants. Her deep empathy and understanding, her years of observing...


The Spell of the Sensuous: Perception and Language in a More-Than-Human World

by David Abram

Animal tracks, word magic, the speech of stones, the power of letters, and the taste of the wind all figure prominently in this intellectual tour de force that returns us to our senses and to the sensuous terrain...


Perfect Order: Recognizing Complexity in Bali

by J. Stephen Lansing

Along rivers in Bali, small groups of farmers meet regularly in water temples to manage their irrigation systems. They have done so for a thousand years. Over the centuries, water temple networks have expanded...


Invasive Plant Medicine: The Ecological Benefits and Healing Abilities of Invasives

by Timothy Lee Scott & Stephen Harrod Buhner

ECOLOGY / ALTERNATIVE HEALTH ""I love this book. Brilliant and unique, Tim Scott's new book is about to rock the world of plant enthusiasts. Written for the medical professional, lay person, gardener, botanist,...


Silent Spring

by Rachel Carson, Linda Lear & Edward O. Wilson

Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring was first published in three serialized excerpts in the New Yorker in June of 1962. The book appeared in September of that year and the outcry that followed its publication forced...


Huck: The Remarkable True Story of How One Lost Puppy Taught a Family--and a Whole Town--About Hope and Happy Endings

by Janet Elder

Huck is a page-turning, unforgettable true story of the tenacity of one small dog, the unexpected, extraordinary kindness of strangers, and a family’s devotion to each other.

 

Michael was four when his relentless...


Thriving - LifeStyles with Love!

by Sheba Suphannahong

Thriving - LifeStyles with Love!

A collection of short stories for inspiration.

"Wonderful little Pepper-Uppers."

Each saga is shaped as a photo-essay and most need only a few minutes to read.

A different way to...


Food, Farms, and Community: Exploring Food Systems

by Lisa Chase & Vern Grubinger

How food systems reflect our values and contribute to our economy, environment, and culture


Bush Versus the Environment

by Robert S. Devine

Since becoming president, George W. Bush has walked away from the Kyoto Protocol, pushed for oil drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, undermined protections for endangered species and wilderness,...


Land of Bears and Honey: A Natural History of East Texas

by Joe C. Truett & Daniel W. Lay

The story of the land, wildlife, and ecology of East Texas.


Sleeping Naked Is Green: How an Eco-Cynic Unplugged Her Fridge, Sold Her Car, and Found Love in 366 Days

by Vanessa Farquharson

No one likes listening to smug hippies bragging about how they don’t use toilet paper, or worse yet, lecturing about the evils of plastic bags and SUVs. But most of us do want to lessen our ecological footprint.With...


Understanding Human Ecology: A systems approach to sustainability

by Robert Dyball & Barry Newell

We are facing hugely complex challenges - from climate change to world poverty, our problems are part of an inter-related web of social and natural systems. Human Ecology provides an approach to address these...