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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...


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...


The Fire Outside My Window: A Survivor Tells the True Story of California's Epic Cedar Fire

by Sandra Millers Younger

The Fire Outside My Window reveals the story of the Cedar Fire, the largest fire in California’s recorded history, which ravaged the San Diego area in late 2003, burning nearly 280,000 acres, destroying more...


The Way of the Panda: The Curious History of China's Political Animal

by Henry Nicholls

Learn how the extraordinary impact of the panda—from obscurity to fame—is also the story of China’s transition from shy beginnings to center stage.

Giant pandas have been causing a stir ever since their...


The Last Whale

by Chris Pash

At the end of the 1970s, one young reporter bears witness to the final days of Australia’s whaling industry. Thirty years after the last whale was captured and slaughtered in Australia, this incisive account...


The Wastewater Gardener: Preserving the Planet One Flush at a Time

by PhD, Mark Nelson & Tony Juniper

Mark Nelson, PhD, takes us on a global expedition to learn how we are wasting the world's dwindling supply of fresh water by flushing away a very valuable resource, our own human wastes! The author is founding...


Underminers: A Guide to Subverting The Machine

by Keith Farnish

A user's guide for dismantling modern civilization.


Small Stories, Big Changes: Agents of Change on the Frontlines of Sustainability

A Chance for Lasting Survival: Ecology and Behavior of Wild Giant Pandas

by Richard B. Harris, David Garshelis & William J. Mcshea

From 1984 through 1995 a small band of ecologists led by Pan Wenshi from Peking University conducted a study of wild giant pandas in the Qinling Mountains of Shaanxi Province. This project was the first Chinese-led...


The Great Barrier Reef: An Environmental History

by Ben Daley

The Great Barrier Reef is located along the coast of Queensland in north-east Australia and is the world's largest coral reef ecosystem. Designated a World Heritage Area, it has been subject to increasing pressures...


The Real Cost of Fracking: How America's Shale Gas Boom Is Threatening Our Families, Pets, and Food

by Robert Oswald, Michelle Bamberger & Sandra Steingraber

A pharmacologist and a veterinarian pull back the curtain on the human and animal health effects of hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking”

 

Across the country, fracking—the extraction of natural gas by hydraulic...