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The Story of Stuff: How Our Obsession with Stuff Is Trashing the Planet, Our Communities, and Our Health-and a Vision for Change

by Annie Leonard

A classic exposé in company with An Inconvenient Truth and Silent Spring, The Story of Stuff expands on the celebrated documentary exploring the threat of overconsumption on the environment, economy, and our...


Buying Rural Land in Texas

by Charles E. Gilliland

Whether the prospective buyer is a farmer or rancher looking to expand operations, a sportsman seeking to preserve habitat for wildlife, or a nature enthusiast trying to conserve native flora and fauna, acquiring...


Ice: The Nature, the History, and the Uses of an Astonishing Substance

by Mariana Gosnell

Like the adventurer who circled an iceberg to see it on all sides, Mariana Gosnell, former Newsweek reporter and author of Zero Three Bravo, a book about flying a small plane around the United States, explores...


Feminist Security Studies

by Annick Wibben

This book rethinks security theory from a feminist perspective -uniquely, it engages feminism, security, and strategic studies to provide a distinct feminist approach to Security Studies.

 


The Soil

by Nagatsuka Takashi

The Soil was originally written in 1910 and is a classic account of rural and agricultural life in Japan in the early 1900s. In addition to its deft, powerful evocations of nature, the novel also provides a...


The Sugar Season: A Year in the Life of Maple Syrup-- And One Family's Quest for the Sweetest Harvest

by Douglas Whynott

From the award-winning author of A Unit of Water, A Unit of Time, a year in the life of one New England family as they struggle to preserve an ancient, lucrative, and threatened agricultural art—the sweetest...


Blue Future: Protecting Water for People and the Planet Forever

by Maude Barlow

In her bestselling books Blue Gold and Blue Covenant, world-renowned water activist Maude Barlow exposed the battle for ownership of our dwindling water supply and the emergence of an international, grassroots-led...


Resilience in Social-Ecological Systems: The Role of Learning and Education

by Marianne E. Krasny, Cecilia Lundholm & Ryan Plummer

Resilience thinking challenges us to reconsider the meaning of sustainability in a world that must constantly adapt in the face of gradual and at times catastrophic change. This volume further asks environmental...


Natural Resource Information for Economic Development

by Raymond F. Mikesell

This book discusses the problems of developing quality information on the availability of natural resources. Originally published in 1969


The Lobster Coast: Rebels, Rusticators, and the Struggle for a Forgotten Frontier

by Colin Woodard

For more than four hundred years the people of coastal Maine have clung to their rocky, wind-swept lands, resisting outsiders’ attempts to control them while harvesting the astonishing bounty of the Gulf of...


The Burning Question: We Can't Burn Half the World's Oil, Coal, and Gas. So How Do We Quit?

by Duncan Clark, Mike Berners-Lee & Bill Mckibben

The Burning Question reveals climate change to be the most fascinating scientific, political and social puzzle in history. It shows that carbon emissions are still accelerating upwards, following an exponential...


Water Resources: An Integrated Approach

by Joseph Holden

The world faces huge challenges for water as population continues to grow, as emerging economies develop and as climate change alters the global and local water cycle. There are major questions to be answered...


Moonlight At Midday

by Sally Carrighar

This is the real Alaska, the Alaska few outsiders know. It is the human scene, described in intimate and authentic detail. No one except a gift naturalist could have written this book, for Sally Carrighar has...


Resource Efficiency Complexity and the Commons: The Paracommons and Paradoxes of Natural Resource Losses, Wastes and Wastages

by Bruce Lankford

The efficient use of natural resources is key to a sustainable economy, and yet the complexities of the physical aspects of resource efficiency are poorly understood. In this challenging book, the author proposes...


Time's Up!: An Uncivilized Solution to a Global Crisis

by Keith Farnish

This is not an environmental book, even though it is concerned with the environment, nor is it a book to save the world, even though the world is clearly in trouble. Ultimately, Time's Up! is a book about survival...


The Transition Handbook: From Oil Dependency to Local Resilience

by Robert Hopkins

We live in an oil-dependent world, and have got to this level of dependency in a very short space of time, using vast reserves of oil in the process without planning for when the supply is not so plentiful....


Nature's Saviours: Celebrity Conservationists in the Television Age

by Graham Huggan

Celebrity conservationists have played a major role in drawing attention to an increasingly threatened natural world. Through television they have brought the crises of this world directly into the public gaze. This...


Texas Market Hunting: Stories of Waterfowl, Game Laws, and Outlaws

by R. K. Sawyer

From its earliest days of human habitation, the Texas coast was home to seemingly endless clouds of ducks, geese, swans, and shorebirds.

By the 1880s Texas huntsmen, or market hunters, as they came to be called,...


Peak Water: How We Built Civilisation on Water and Drained the World Dry

by Alexander Bell

Civilisation is thirsty... it never stopped to think what would happen if the water ran out. ALEXANDER BELL Peak water is the point when the available water is not enough to meet the demands of the world's growing...


This Common Ground: Seasons on an Organic Farm

by Scott Chaskey

In the tradition of Michael Pollan, Joan Gussow, and Verlyn Klinkenborg's The Rural Life, This Common Ground is an inspirational evocation of a life lived close to the earth, written by the head farmer at one...