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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...


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...


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...


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...


The Ecology of Papua: Part One

by Andrew J. Marshall & Bruce M. Beehler

The Ecology of Papua brings together 76 authors to catalog for the first time the many facets of Papua’s environment. Designed for students of conservation, environmental workers, and academic researchers,...


Climate: Present, Past and Future

by H. H. Lamb

First published in 1977, the second volume of Climate: Present, Past and Future covers parts 3 and 4 of Professor Hubert Lamb's seminal and pioneering study of climatology. Part 3 provides a survey of evidence...


The Maine Woods

by Henry David Thoreau

"What a wilderness walk for a man to take alone!...Here was traveling of the old heroic kind over the unaltered face of nature." Henry David Thoreau Over a period of three years, Thoreau made three trips to...


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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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...


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 Sonoran Desert

by Wayne Lynch

Amazing photography and tons of factual information on the animals, plants, climate and landscape come together to give a complete picture of this ecosystem in action. Subjects cover the wide diversity of living...


Into the Woods: The Battle for Tasmania's Forests

by Anna Krien

Winner, Queensland Premier's Literary Awards 2011

Winner, Victorian Premier's Literary Awards 2011

For many years, the Tasmanian wilderness has been the site of a fierce struggle. At stake is the future of...


Alaska's Brooks Range: The Ultimate Mountains

by John Kaufmann

In-depth profile of one of the world's last unspoiled wilderness.


Happy-Go-Local: The Smart Mom's Guide to Living the Good (and sustainable) Life!

by Linsly Donnelly

CSAs or farmers' markets?

Upcycling or freecycling?

Carpools or staycations?

All of the above?

They're all great choices - but how do you decide where your family's time and energy is best spent?

In Happy-Go-Local...


The Little Earth Book

by John Bruges

The Earth is now desperately vulnerable and so are we. This gift-priced-and-sized book contains original, stimulating mini-essays about what is going wrong with our planet and about the greatest challenge of...


Making Magic with Gaia: Practices to Heal Ourselves and Our Planet

by Francesca Ciancimino Howell

A Greenpeace activist, Wiccan High Priestess, and proud Soccer Mom, Francesca Howell has been involved in magical traditions and wildlife preservation since childhood. In this one-of-a-kind book, she shares...