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  • Silent Springby Rachel Carson; Edward O. Wilson; Linda Lear

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2002; US$ 14.95

    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 the banning of DDT and spurred revolutionary changes in the laws affecting our air, land, and water. Carson?s passionate concern... more...

  • Salt Marshesby Carol Butler; Judith Weis

    Rutgers University Press 2009; US$ 23.95

    Tall green grass. Subtle melodies of songbirds. Sharp whines of muskrats. Rustles of water running through the grasses. And at low tide, a pungent reminder of the treasures hidden beneath the surface.All are vital signs of the great salt marshes' natural resources. Now championed as critical habitats for plants, animals, and people because of... more...

  • Seeds of Hopeby Jane Goodall; Gail Hudson; Michael Pollan

    Grand Central Publishing 2014; Not Available

    "Goodall makes a passionate case for more aggressive conservation of what's left of our global garden."? Breanna Draxler, Discover more...

  • A Sand County Almanacby Aldo Leopold

    Oxford University Press, USA 1968; US$ 8.99

    First published in 1949 and praised in The New York Times Book Review as "a trenchant book, full of vigor and bite," A Sand County Almanac combines some of the finest nature writing since Thoreau with an outspoken and highly ethical regard for America's relationship to the land. Written with an unparalleled understanding of the ways of... more...

  • Birds and Climate Changeby James W. Pearce-Higgins; Rhys E. Green

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 52.00

    A critical synthesis of the impacts of climate change on birds, examining potential future effects and conservation responses. more...

  • Business Lessons from a Radical Industrialistby Ray C. Anderson; Robin White

    St. Martin's Press 2011; US$ 23.99

    In 1994, Interface founder and chairman Ray Anderson set an audacious goal for his commercial carpet company: to take nothing from the earth that can't be replaced by the earth. Now, Anderson leads the way forward and challenges all of industry to share that goal. The Interface story is a compelling one: in 1994, making carpets was a toxic, petroleum-based... more...

  • Feralby George Monbiot

    Penguin Books Ltd 2013; US$ 15.98

    In Feral , George Monbiot, one of the world's most celebrated radical thinkers offers a riveting tale of possibility and travel with wildlife and wild people How many of us sometimes feel that we are scratching at the walls of this life, seeking to find our way into a wider space beyond? That our mild, polite existence sometimes seems to crush... more...

  • Coastal Conservationby Brooke Maslo; Julie L. Lockwood

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 44.00

    An exploration of the biodiversity status of coastal habitats worldwide, emphasising their importance to society, major threats and conservation challenges. more...

  • Climate Code Redby David Spratt; Philip Sutton

    Scribe Publications Pty Ltd 2008; US$ 19.99

    This meticulously documented call-to-action reveals extensive scientific evidence that the global warming crisis is far worse than officially indicated ? and that we?re almost at the point of no return. Serious climate-change impacts are already happening: large ice-sheets are disintegrating, sea-level rises will reach 5 metres this century, and... more...

  • Cradle to Cradleby William McDonough; Michael Braungart

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2010; US$ 28.99

    A manifesto for a radically different philosophy and practice of manufacture and environmentalism "Reduce, reuse, recycle" urge environmentalists; in other words, do more with less in order to minimize damage. As William McDonough and Michael Braungart argue in their provocative, visionary book, however, this approach perpetuates a one-way, "cradle... more...