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50 Simple Steps to Kick Our Oil Habit

by The Green Patriot Working Group

With "50 Simple Steps to Kick America's Oil Habit", the goal of the Green Patriot Working Group is to initiate the next oil boycott--when America tells the world that it doesn't need oil anymore from unfriendly,...


Forests: Reasons to be Hopeful

by Liao Bill & Tutu Desmond

This captivating book simply and engagingly captures the vital role forests play in combating the effects of climate change. The reasons for the current and historical demise of the forest are clearly outlined,...


Thoreau: A Book of Quotations

by Henry David Thoreau & Bob Blaisdell

In more than 600 striking, thought-provoking excerpts, grouped under 17 headings, Thoreau rails against injustice, gives voice to his love of nature, and advocates simplicity and conscious living. Note.


Selections from the Journals

by Henry David Thoreau & Walter Harding

Masterly meditations on man, society, nature and many other subjects-expressed with verve and vigor in beautiful, poetic prose. Perfect entrée to Thoreau's thought. Introduction.


Walden; Or, Life in the Woods

by Henry David Thoreau

Accounts of Thoreau's daily life on the shores of Walden Pond outside Concord, Massachusetts, are interwoven with musings on the virtues of self-reliance and individual freedom, on society, government, and other...


A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers

by Henry David Thoreau

While paddling with his brother, Thoreau makes brilliant observations on literature, philosophy, Native American and Puritan histories of New England, friends, and a diversity of other topics.


Frontiers in Nature-based Tourism: Lessons from Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden

by Peter Fredman & Liisa Tyrväinen

Nature has been a key attraction factor for tourism in the Nordic countries for decades. The demand for nature-based tourism has steadily grown and is one of the most rapidly expanding sectors within tourism...


Partnerships for Protection: New Strategies for Planning and Management for Protected Areas

by Sue Stolton & Nigel Dudley

Taking into consideration the fact that many ecosystems are under-represented in protected areas of land and water and traditional management methods have often been ineffective, this volume describes how improvements...


People, Plants and Protected Areas: A Guide to in Situ Management

by John Tuxill, Gary Paul Nabhan & with Elizabeth Drexler

Conservation of plant resources is often focused on seed banks and botanical gardens. However, the two authors of this volume present a comprehensive conservation strategy that complements this ex-situ approach...


Flying Blind: One Man's Adventures Battling Buckthorn, Making Peace with Authority, and Creating a Home for Endangered Bats

by Don Mitchell

When Middlebury writing professor Don Mitchell was approached by a biologist with the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department about tracking endangered Indiana bats on his 150-acre farm in Vermont's picturesque...


Dreaming the Future: Reimagining Civilization in the Age of Nature

by Kenny Ausubel & David W. Orr

Few would deny that we are entering a period of great change. Our environment is collapsing. Social disruption abounds. All around, it seems, we are experiencing breakdown. But out of this chaos comes the opportunity...


Taste, Memory: Forgotten Foods, Lost Flavors, and Why They Matter

by David Buchanan & Gary Paul Nabhan

Taste, Memory traces the experiences of modern-day explorers who rediscover culturally rich forgotten foods and return them to our tables for all to experience and savor.

In Taste, Memory author David Buchanan...


Confronting Collapse: The Crisis of Energy and Money in a Post Peak Oil World

by Michael C. Ruppert & Colin Campbell

The book that inspired the movie Collapse.

The world is running short of energy-especially cheap, easy-to-find oil. Shortages, along with resulting price increases, threaten industrialized civilization, the...


Chanterelle Dreams, Amanita Nightmares: The Love, Lore, and Mystique of Mushrooms

by Greg Marley

2011 Winner, International Association of Culinary Professionals Jane Grigson Award2011 Finalist, International Association of Culinary Professionals in the Culinary History categoryThroughout history, people...


Pinhook: Finding Wholeness in a Fragmented Land

by Janisse Ray

Janisse Ray, award-winning author of Ecology of a Cracker Childhood and Wild Card Quilt, writes an evocative paean to wildness and wilderness restoration with an extraordinary journey into southern Georgia's...


The Citizen-Powered Energy Handbook: Community Solutions to a Global Crisis

by Greg Pahl & Richard Heinberg

In the wake of Hurricane Katrina, Al Gore's summer blockbuster An Inconvenient Truth, and crude oil prices soaring to all-time highs, more people than ever know the truth about our oil addiction. Global warming...


The Permaculture Way: Practical Steps to Create a Self-Sustaining World

by Graham Bell, Brick & David Belamy

The Permaculture Way shows us how to consciously design a lifestyle which is low in environmental impact and highly productive. It demonstrates how to meet our needs, make the most of resources by minimizing...


Not One Drop: Betrayal and Courage in the Wake of the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill

by Riki Ott & John Perkins

Betrayed by oilmen’s promises in the 1970s, the people of Prince William Sound, Alaska, awaken on March 14, 1989, to the nation’s largest oil spill. Not One Drop is an extraordinary tale of ordinary lives...


An Unreasonable Woman: A True Story of Shrimpers, Politicos, Polluters, and the Fight for Seadrift, Texas

by Diane Wilson & Kenny Ausubel

When Diane Wilson, fourth-generation shrimp-boat captain and mother of five, learns that she lives in the most polluted county in the United States, she decides to fight back. She launches a campaign against...


Plant Conservation: Why It Matters and How It Works

by Timothy Walker

Plants' ability to turn sunlight into energy makes them the basis for all life; without them there is no life. And they are more than just a food source-they provide us with fuel, fibers, and pharmaceuticals....