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New Slow City: Living Simply in the World's Fastest City

by William Powers

Burned-out after years of doing development work around the world, William Powers spent a season in a 12-foot-by-12-foot cabin off the grid in North Carolina, as recounted in his award-winning memoir Twelve...


Quarterly Essay 48 After the Future: Australia's New Extinction Crisis

by Tim Flannery

Australia is home to many animals and plants found nowhere else on earth, making Australians caretakers of a unique heritage in a land that tolerates few mistakes. Yet, in After the Future, Tim Flannery shows...


Like a Tree: How Trees, Women, and Tree People Can Save the Planet

by Jean Shinoda Bolen

Like a Tree grew out of bestselling author Jean Bolen’s practice of walking among tall trees and mourning the loss of a Monterey pine that was cut down in her neighborhood. This book will appeal most to people...


Love, Life, and Elephants

by Daphne Sheldrick

Daphne Sheldrick, whose family arrived in Africa from Scotland in the 1820s, is the first person ever to have successfully hand-reared newborn elephants. Her deep empathy and understanding, her years of observing...


Silent Spring

by Rachel Carson, Linda Lear & Edward O. Wilson

Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring was first published in three serialized excerpts in the New Yorker in June of 1962. The book appeared in September of that year and the outcry that followed its publication forced...


Summary of The Sixth Extinction: by Elizabeth Kolbert | Includes Analysis

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The Sixth Extinction: by Elizabeth Kolbert | Key Takeaways, Analysis & Review

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The Sixth Extinction is a book by award winning journalist, Elizabeth Kolbert. In this book, the author demonstrates...


Thriving - LifeStyles with Love!

by Sheba Suphannahong

Thriving - LifeStyles with Love!

A collection of short stories for inspiration.

"Wonderful little Pepper-Uppers."

Each saga is shaped as a photo-essay and most need only a few minutes to read.

A different way to...


Food, Farms, and Community: Exploring Food Systems

by Lisa Chase & Vern Grubinger

How food systems reflect our values and contribute to our economy, environment, and culture


Bush Versus the Environment

by Robert S. Devine

Since becoming president, George W. Bush has walked away from the Kyoto Protocol, pushed for oil drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, undermined protections for endangered species and wilderness,...


Eco-Sex: Go Green Between the Sheets and Make Your Love Life Sustainable

by Stefanie Iris Weiss

Join the Eco-Sexual Revolution

 

Leaving a smaller carbon footprint in the bedroom is easy with Eco-Sex, a green sex guide that will inspire both sexual and ecological excitement. Renew your passion for the environment...


How to Shit in the Woods, 3rd Edition: An Environmentally Sound Approach to a Lost Art

by Kathleen Meyer

It’s the feisty third edition of How to Shit in the Woods, jam-packed with new information for outdoor enthusiasts of every stripe. Hailed in its first edition as “the most important environmental book of...


Creating Habitat for Backyard Birds: Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletin A-215

by Dale Gelfand

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 Voyageur Canadian Biographies 5-Book Bundle: The Firebrand / Mrs. Simcoe's Diary / The Scalpel, the Sword / The Men of the Last Frontier / Pilgrim

by Sydney Gordon, Grey Owl, William Kilbourn & Elizabeth Posthuma Simcoe et al.

Five books in the Voyageur Classics series celebrate the best in Canadian biographical letters, with two titles from the great Grey Owl, as well as books by or about Elizabeth Simcoe, Dr. Norman Bethune, and...


Wilderness Ethics: Preserving the Spirit of Wildness

by Guy Waterman & Laura Waterman

The classic environmental call to action 2014 marks the 50th anniversary of the passing of the Wilderness Act—the landmark piece of legislation to set aside and protect pristine parts of the American landscape....


Romantic Naturalists, Early Environmentalists: An Ecocritical Study, 1789-1912

by Dewey W. Hall

In his study of Romantic naturalists and early environmentalists, Hall claims the creation of the National Trust in the United Kingdom and the National Parks in the United States were both shaped by literature....


A Terrible Beauty: The Wilderness of American Literature

by Jonah Raskin

The first work of cultural criticism to look back at writing in the United States from the perspective of the contemporary environmental crisis.


Hunting the Hunters

by Laurens de Groot

'As the rest of the world stood by and watched, Laurens risked everything to defend these extraordinary mammals from extinction. A truly powerful and inspiring story.' Susan Sarandon

Laurens de Groot was a detective...


Living at the End of Time: Two Years in a Tiny House

by John Hanson Mitchell

Now back in print, Living at the End of Time is the story of a Thoreauvian experiment in simple living undertaken in the midst of the fast-paced electronic age


Composting Inside and Out: The comprehensive guide to reusing trash, saving money and enjoying the benefits of organic gardening

by Stephanie Davies

Rethink Your Refuse

Hundreds of millions of tons of solid waste are produced in the U.S. annually, and the landfills simply store it, not eliminate it. Recycling diverts significant amounts of waste, but the...


Routledge Handbook of Climate Change and Society

by CONSTANCE LEVER-TRACY

This handbook will bring together the latest research on climate change from the social sciences. It will comprehensively cover social causes, impacts, recognition and responses to climate change and will feature...