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Global Warming

by Chris Spence

Global warming is the greatest environmental threat facing humanity.

From killer heat waves and increasingly violent weather to the spread of pests and vector-borne diseases, global warming has many effects...


The Map and the Territory 2.0: Risk, Human Nature, and the Future of Forecasting

by Alan Greenspan

Like all of us, though few so visibly, Alan Greenspan was forced by the financial crisis of 2008 to question some fundamental assumptions about risk management and economic forecasting. No one with any meaningful...


Burning Bush

by Stephen J. Pyne

From the time of the continent's formation tens of millions of years ago as the Godwana twin of Antarctica, Australia has been dominated by fire much as its sister has been by ice. Now Stephen Pyne, one of our...


Law of the Jungle: The $19 Billion Legal Battle Over Oil in the Rain Forest and the Lawyer Who'd Stop at Nothing to Win

by Paul M. Barrett

The gripping story of one American lawyer’s obsessive crusade—waged at any cost—against Big Oil on behalf of the poor farmers and indigenous tribes of the Amazon rainforest.

Steven Donziger, a self-styled...


The Sixth Extinction

by Terry Glavin

The Sixth Extinction is a haunting account of the age in which we live. Ecologists are calling it the Sixth Great Extinction, and the world isn't losing just its ecological legacy; also vanishing is a vast human...


Rewilding the World

by Caroline Fraser

A gripping account of the environmental crusade to save the world’s most endangered species and landscapes—the last best hope for preserving our natural home

Scientists worldwide are warning of the looming...


Do One Green Thing

by Meryl Streep & Mindy Pennybacker

If you can only read and reference one green thing, make it this book:  an easily comprehensible, clearly presented source for green living and conservation. Everything you need to know is right here at your...


A Climate of Crisis: America in the Age of Environmentalism

by Patrick Allitt

A provocative history of the environmental movement in America, showing how this rise to political and social prominence produced a culture of alarmism that has often distorted the facts

Few issues today excite...


The Melting World

by Christopher White

Global warming usually seems to happen far away, but one catastrophic effect of climate change is underway right now in the Rocky Mountains. In The Melting World, Chris White travels to Montana to chronicle...


Environmental Debt

by Amy Larkin

An award-winning environmental activist and social entrepreneur exposes the link between our financial and environmental crises

 

For decades, politicians and business leaders alike told the American public that...


The Genius of Earth Day

by Adam Rome

The first Earth Day is the most famous little-known event in modern American history. Because we still pay ritual homage to the planet every April 22, everyone knows something about Earth Day. Some people may...


Blessed are the Consumers: Climate Change and the Practice of Restraint

by Sallie McFague

For decades, Sallie McFague has lent her voice and her theological imagination to addressing and advocating for the most important issues of our time. In doing so, she has influenced an entire generation, and...


A Good Forest for Dying: The Tragic Death of a Young Man on the Front Lines of the Environmental Wars

by Patrick Beach

Early on a September morning in 1998, David “Gypsy” Chain and eight fellow Earth First! activists went into the redwood forests of Scotia, California. Their loosely organized plan to protest the destruction...


The Future: Six Drivers of Global Change

by Al Gore

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

From the former vice president and #1 New York Times bestselling author comes An Inconvenient Truth for everything—a frank and clear-eyed assessment of six critical drivers of global...


Poisons in Your Food: The Dangers You Face and What You Can Do About Them

by Ruth Winter

This classic Crown book is back with all of Ruth Winter's original, thorough research about dangerous foods and what consumers can do to protect themselves.


A Storm Too Soon: A True Story of Disaster, Survival and an Incredible Rescue

by Michael J. Tougias

FROM MASTERFUL STORYTELLER MICHAEL J. TOUGIAS COMES A NEW, HEART-STOPPING TRUE-LIFE TALE OF MARITIME DISASTER, SURVIVAL, AND DARING RESCUE, HIS MOST THRILLING AND AMAZING STORY YET.

Seventy-foot waves batter...


Lights Out

by Scientific American Editors

Lights Out: How It All Ends by the editors of Scientific American

Traditionally, the four horsemen of the apocalypse are war, famine, plague and death; but while classical authors were familiar with only four...


The Disaster Survival Bible

by Junius Podrug

In the midst of the war on terror, frightening natural disasters, and danger seemingly lurking around every corner, it’s impossible to prepare for every eventuality. But Junius Podrug, the author of Stop Being...


Solar Flares: What You Need to Know: A Special from Tarcher/Penguin

by Whitley Strieber

There is a force out there that could destroy our world in minutes. . . .

 

Solar flares—brief bursts of radiation from our sun—have always existed and have never been particularly dangerous. Nature...


Green Gone Wrong: Dispatches from the Front Lines of Eco-Capitalism

by Heather Rogers

Faced with climate change, many counsel “going green” by buying organic food or a “clean” car. But can we rely on consumerism as a solution to the very problems it has helped cause? Heather Rogers travels...