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Race for Sustainability: Energy, Economy, Environment and Ethics

by Ken Hickson

“Even with the latest and best vehicles, machinery, technology and buildings, if we continue to use resources irresponsibly — if we continue to waste food, water and energy — we are not even in the race.”...


Creating a Sustainable and Desirable Future: Insights from 45 Global Thought Leaders

by Robert Costanza & Ida Kubiszewski

The major challenge for the current generation of mankind is to develop a shared vision of a future that is both desirable to the vast majority of humanity and ecologically sustainable. Creating a Sustainable...


Still in a Daze at the Cottage

by James Ross

The sequel to Cottage Daze is a selection of stories aimed at cottagers - the hundreds of thousands across North America who head to their lakeside retreats each year. The seasons, wildlife, the environment,...


Unreal City: Las Vegas, Black Mesa, and the Fate of the West

by Judith Nies

An epic struggle over land, water, and power is erupting in the American West and the halls of Washington, DC. It began when a 4,000-square-mile area of Arizona desert called Black Mesa was divided between the...


When Nature Moves in: A Guide to Managing Wildlife in and Around Buildings

by David Bullock & Jacky Ferneyhough

The National Trust is one of the largest conservation charities in the United Kingdom and cares for hundreds of historic buildings. As well as thousands of visitors, plants and animals enter its properties and...


Conservation and Environmental Management in Madagascar

by Ivan R. Scales

Madagascar is one of the most biologically diverse places on the planet, the result of 160 million years of isolation from the African mainland. More than 80% of its species are not found anywhere else on Earth....


Seeds of Hope: Wisdom and Wonder from the World of Plants

by Gail Hudson, Jane Goodall & Michael Pollan

In this wise and elegant New York Times bestseller, Jane Goodall examines the critical role that trees and plants play in our world. SEEDS OF HOPE takes us from Goodall's home in England to her home-away-from-home...


Saving the World's Deciduous Forests: Ecological Perspectives from East Asia, North America, and Europe

by Robert A. Askins

Deciduous forests have been remarkably resilient throughout their history, recovering from major shifts in climate and surviving periods of massive deforestation. But today the world’s great forests confront...


Wandering Home: A Long Walk Across America's Most Hopeful Landscape

by Bill Mckibben

“[McKibben is] a marvelous writer who has thought deeply about the environment, loves this part of the country, and knows how to be a first-class traveling companion.”—Entertainment Weekly

In Wandering...


Soil and Soul: People Versus Corporate Power

by Alastair McIntosh

It is easy to feel helpless in the face of the torrent of information about environmental catastrophes taking place all over the world.

In this powerful and provocative book, Scottish writer and campaigner Alastair...


The Poetic Species: A Conversation with Edward O. Wilson and Robert Hass

by Robert Hass, Edward O. Wilson & Lee Briccetti

A meeting of great minds at the intersection of the arts and sciences


From the Farm to the Table: What All Americans Need to Know about Agriculture

by Gary Holthaus

In From the Farm to the Table, over forty farm families from America's heartland detail the practices and values that relate to their land, work, and communities. Their stories reveal that those who make their...


Handbook of the Convention on Biological Diversity

by Secretariat To The Cbd

In 1992, at the Earth Summit in Rio, the United Nations adopted the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) to agree international measures aimed at preserving the vital ecosystems and biological resources...


The Young Activist's Guide to Building a Green Movement and Changing the World

by Sharon J. Smith

If you want to make a significant and sustainable impact on the health of our planet, this powerful and practical guide can help. Author and activist Sharon J. Smith shares proven strategies and lessons learned...


Exploring the Big Bend Country

by Peter Koch & June Cooper Price

Photographer-naturalist Peter Koch first visited the new Big Bend National Park in February, 1945, on assignment to take promotional pictures for the National Park Service. He planned to spend a couple of weeks-and...


Oology and Ralph's Talking Eggs: Bird Conservation Comes Out of Its Shell

by Carrol L. Henderson

Before modern binoculars and cameras made it possible to observe birds closely in the wild, many people collected eggs as a way of learning about birds. Serious collectors called their avocation "oology" and...


The Maya Tropical Forest: People, Parks, and Ancient Cities

by James D. Nations

The Maya Tropical Forest, which occupies the lowlands of southern Mexico, Guatemala, and Belize, is the closest rainforest to the United States and one of the most popular tourist destinations in the Western...


Wetland and Riparian Areas of the Intermountain West: Ecology and Management

by Mark C. McKinstry, Wayne A. Hubert & Stanley H. Anderson

Wetlands and riparian areas between the Rocky Mountains and the Sierra Nevada are incredibly diverse and valuable habitats. More than 80 percent of the wildlife species in this intermountain region depend on...


Species at Risk: Using Economic Incentives to Shelter Endangered Species on Private Lands

by Jason F. Shogren

Protecting endangered species of animals and plants is a goal that almost everyone supports in principle-but in practice private landowners have often opposed the regulations of the Endangered Species Act, which,...


Walking the Forest with Chico Mendes: Struggle for Justice in the Amazon

by Gomercindo Rodrigues, Linda Rabben & Biorn Maybury-Lewis

A close associate of Chico Mendes, Gomercindo Rodrigues witnessed the struggle between Brazil's rubber tappers and local ranchers-a struggle that led to the murder of Mendes. Rodrigues's memoir of his years...