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An Extraordinary Year of Ordinary Days

by Susan Wittig Albert

From Eudora Welty's memoir of childhood to May Sarton's reflections on her seventieth year, writers' journals offer an irresistible opportunity to join a creative thinker in musing on the events-whether in daily...


Habitat Conservation Planning: Endangered Species and Urban Growth

by Timothy Beatley

As environmental awareness grows around the world, people are learning that a diversity of species and the habitat to support them is necessary to maintain the ecological health of the earth. At the same time,...


American Environmental Fiction, 1782-1847

by Matthew Wynn Sivils

Situating the origins of American environmental fiction in early Republic natural histories, Indian captivity narratives, juvenile literature, and the subsequent development of a uniquely American brand of environmental...


Safe Planet: Renewable Energy Plus Workers' Power

The End of Nature

by Bill Mckibben

Reissued on the tenth anniversary of its publication, this classic work on our environmental crisis features a new introduction by the author, reviewing both the progress and ground lost in the fight to save...


In the Grip of the Past: Educational Reforms that Address What should Be Changed and What Should be Conserved

by C. A. Bowers

With natural systems being exploited at an unsustainable rate, with technologies displacing the need for workers and now even professors, with print-based technologies undermining the intergenerational achievements...


Build a Bluebird Trail: Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletin A-213

by DaleEvva Gelfand

Conservationists across North America are working to help protect and support bluebirds, and you can do your part by creating a bluebird trail. This is simply a series of nesting boxes (anywhere from a few to...


An Introduction to the Green Economy: Science, Systems and Sustainability

by Adrian C. Newton & Elena Cantarello

The green economy is widely seen as a potential solution to current global economic and environmental crises, and a potential mechanism by which sustainable development might be achieved in practice. Considerable...


Gardening to Attract Birds: Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletin A-205

by Shelby Clark

Since 1973, Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletins have offered practical, hands-on instructions designed to help readers master dozens of country living skills quickly and easily. There are now more than 170 titles...


The Agrarian Vision: Sustainability and Environmental Ethics

by Paul Thompson

As industry and technology proliferate in modern society, sustainability has jumped to the forefront of contemporary political and environmental discussions. The balance between progress and the earth's ability...


Our National Parks and the Search for Sustainability

by Bob R. O'Brien & Gary O'Brien

"Yosemite Valley in July of 1967 would have had to be seen to be believed. There was never an empty campsite in the valley; you had to create a space for yourself in a sea of cars, tents, and humanity.... The...


A Wetland Biography: Seasons on Louisiana's Chenier Plain

by Gay M. Gomez

Louisiana's Chenier Plain is a 2,200-square-mile region of marshes and oak-covered ridges (cheniers) that stretches along the Gulf of Mexico from Sabine Lake to Vermilion Bay. Its inhabitants, some 6,000 people...


Cultivating Crisis: The Human Cost of Pesticides in Latin America

by Douglas L. Murray

Since World War II, the Green Revolution has boosted agricultural production in Latin America and other parts of the Third World, with money, technical assistance, and other forms of aid from United States development...


The Road to El Cielo: Mexico's Forest in the Clouds

by Fred Webster & Marie S. Webster

Hidden high in the Sierra de Guatemala mountain range of northeastern Mexico in the state of Tamaulipas is the northernmost tropical cloud forest of the Western Hemisphere. Within its humid oak-sweetgum woodlands,...


Black Tides

by Miles O. Hayes

Black tides of spilled oil pollute the world's coasts with depressing regularity, giving scientists ample opportunity to observe their environmental impacts and learn how to clean up and restore the affected...


Wildlife Sanctuaries and the Audubon Society: Places to Hide and Seek

by John M. "Frosty" Anderson & Donal C. , Jr. O'Brien

National Audubon Society sanctuaries across the United States preserve the unique combinations of plants, climates, soils, and water that endangered birds and other animals require to survive. Their success...


The Community Forests of Mexico: Managing for Sustainable Landscapes

by David Barton Bray, Leticia Merino-Pérez & Deborah Barry

Mexico leads the world in community management of forests for the commercial production of timber. Yet this success story is not widely known, even in Mexico, despite the fact that communities around the globe...


Land of the Underground Rain: Irrigation on the Texas High Plains, 1910-1970

by Donald E. Green

The scarcity of surface water which has so marked the Great Plains is even more characteristic of its subdivision, the Texas High Plains. Settlers on the plateau were forced to use pump technology to tap the...


Fields of the Tzotzil: The Ecological Bases of Tradition in Highland Chiapas

by George A. Collier

Fields of the Tzotzil is the first study of social processes in contemporary highland Maya communities to encompass a regional view of the highlands of Chiapas as a system. In viewing tradition, not as a survival...


The Great Basin: A Natural Prehistory

by Donald K. Grayson

Covering a large swath of the American West, the Great Basin, centered in Nevada and including parts of California, Utah, and Oregon, is named for the unusual fact that none of its rivers or streams flow into...