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Anthropology and Nature

by Kirsten Hastrup

On the basis of empirical studies, this book explores nature as an integral part of the social worlds conventionally studied by anthropologists. The book may be read as a form of scholarly "edgework," resisting...


Biosecurity: The Socio-Politics of Invasive Species and Infectious Diseases

by Andrew Dobson, Kezia Barker & Sarah L. Taylor

Biosecurity is the assessment and management of potentially dangerous infectious diseases, quarantined pests, invasive (alien) species, living modified organisms, and biological weapons. It is a holistic concept...


The World's Scavengers: Salvaging for Sustainable Consumption and Production

by Martin Medina

A fascinating analysis of the world's scavengers as performing an important economic role in the production and consumption of food.


Culture and Waste: The Creation and Destruction of Value

by Gay Hawkins & Stephen Muecke

The international contributors to this collection ask us to pause and consider the complex ways in which value is created and destroyed. Their diverse approaches of ethics, philosophy, cultural studies, and...


Developing Ecological Consciousness: Paths to a Sustainable Future

by Christopher Uhl

This book offers an ecology-based, wonder-filled initiation to the Universe and the Planet Earth. It examines the ways in which humans are damaging the Earth and their own bodies and spirits. It also presents...


Communities and Conservation: Histories and Politics of Community-Based Natural Resource Management

by Peter J. Brosius, Anna Lowenhaupt Tsing & Charles Zerner

A group of distinguished environmentalists analyze and advocate for community-based natural resource management (CBNRM). They offer an overview of this transnational movement and its links between environmental...


Chesapeake Bay Blues: Science, Politics, and the Struggle to Save the Bay

by Howard R. Ernst

This book addresses the Chesapeake Bay as a political problem and reveals how the political process has worked against the interests of science, the public, and environmental advocates all at once.


Collaborative Land Use Management: The Quieter Revolution in Place-Based Planning

by Robert J. Mason

Collaborative Land-Use Management: The Quieter Revolution in Place-Based Planning discusses the less-regulatory approaches to land-use management that have emerged over the past 35 years, analyzing the collective...


Cape Cod

by Henry David Thoreau

Thoreau's classic account of his meditative, beach-combing walking trips to Cape Cod in the early 1850s, reflecting on the elemental forces of the sea

Cape Cod chronicles Henry David Thoreau's journey of discovery...


365 Ways to Live Green: Your Everyday Guide to Saving the Environment

by Diane Gow McDilda

It's the choices we make every day that affect our world tomorrow...

365 Ways to Live Green offers an extended list of opportunities to live with more care for the environment by educating, inspiring and motivating...


Alternative Energy: Political, Economic, and Social Feasibility

by Christopher A. Simon

Alternative Energy systematically approaches various alternative sources of energy, discussing in layperson's terms the current state of public policy, energy technology and the political, economic, and social...


Ivory, Horn and Blood: Behind the Elephant and Rhinoceros Poaching Crisis

by Ronald Orenstein & Iain Douglas-Hamilton

Meticulous research, chilling facts ... an important and much needed book. -- Dr. Jane Goodall, DBE, Founder, The Jane Goodall Institute


Keepers of the Trees: A Guide to Re-Greening North America

by Ann Linnea & Lyanda Lynn Haupt

Engage in the life stories of fourteen people whose lives have been shaped by trees—featuring the true stories of a tree doctor, big tree hunter Will Blozan, Plant Amnesty’s pruner, and ninety-four-year-old...


Confronting Environments: Local Understanding in a Globalizing World

by James G. Carrier

James G. Carrier and his group of international researchers tackle the complex factors affecting people's understandings of their environment—not just the natural environment, but landscapes shaped by humans,...


The Demise of Diversity: Loss and Extinction

by Josef Reichholf

The Earth has a fantastic diversity of species, a diversity that is being reduced and destroyed.


Global Visions, Local Landscapes: A Political Ecology of Conservation, Conflict, and Control in Northern Madagascar

by Lisa L. Gezon

Gezon argues that local events continuously redefine and challenge global processes of land use and land degradation. Her ethnographic study of Antankarana-identifying rice farmers and cattle herders in northern...


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...