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An Inconvenient Truth: The Planetary Emergency of Global Warming and What We Can Do About It
An Inconvenient Truth: The Planetary Emergency of Global Warming and What We Can Do About It
by Al Gore
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An Inconvenient Truth--Gore's groundbreaking, battle cry of a follow-up to the bestselling Earth in the Balance--is being published to tie in with a documentary film of the same name. Both the book and film were inspired by a series of multimedia... (read more)

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The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History
The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History
by Elizabeth Kolbert
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Kolbert considers the rapacious effects of humanity's unmitigated conquest of our planet and its biota — and the harrowing legacy our actions (and inactions) have ultimately wrought. Forgoing an alarmist approach in favor of a measured, well... (read more)

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Silent Spring
Silent Spring
by Rachel Carson
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Silent Spring changed the way we thought about the environment and shaped today's environmental movement, calling us to action to protect our surroundings before we destroyed them. Today our impact on the environment is more harmful than ever, and Carson'... (read more)

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Myspace/Ourplanet: Change Is Possible
Myspace/Ourplanet: Change Is Possible
by Myspace Community
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You can change the world. Here's how. Our climate is changing and human actions are the cause. Maybe you don't know why, or what to do about it. We do. In fact, we wrote a book about it (this book, the one in your hands). We'll harness your green... (read more)

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Toms River: A Story of Science and Salvation
Toms River: A Story of Science and Salvation
by Dan Fagin
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The riveting true story of a small town ravaged by industrial pollution, Toms River melds hard-hitting investigative reporting, a fascinating scientific detective story, and an unforgettable cast of characters into a sweeping narrative in the tradition... (read more)

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Outsmart Waste: The Modern Idea of Garbage and How to Think Our Way Out of It
Outsmart Waste: The Modern Idea of Garbage and How to Think Our Way Out of It
by Tom Szaky
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Garbage has become a huge problem. Ever-expanding hazardous landfills, toxic waste dumps, ocean dead zones, endangered wildlife — its an environmental nightmare. But garbage is a recent problem — for most of human history it was a minor... (read more)

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All the Wild That Remains: Edward Abbey, Wallace Stegner, and the American West
All the Wild That Remains: Edward Abbey, Wallace Stegner, and the American West
by David Gessner
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Archetypal wild man Edward Abbey and proper, dedicated Wallace Stegner left their footprints all over the western landscape. Now, the award-winning nature writer David Gessner follows the ghosts of these two remarkable writer-environmentalists--from... (read more)

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Green Volunteers, 8th Edition: The World Guide to Voluntary Work in Nature Conservation (Green Volunteers: The World Guide to Voluntary Work in Nature Conser)
Green Volunteers, 8th Edition: The World Guide to Voluntary Work in Nature Conservation (Green Volunteers: The World Guide to Voluntary Work in Nature Conser)
by Fabio Ausenda
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Considered the "Bible of Conservation Volunteering," Green Volunteers highlights hundreds of volunteer projects throughout the world. Green Volunteers lists more than two hundred projects worldwide for those who want to experience active conservation... (read more)

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Rebirth of the Sacred: Science, Religion, and the New Environmental Ethos
Rebirth of the Sacred: Science, Religion, and the New Environmental Ethos
by Robert Nadeau
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There is also a large and growing consensus in the scientific community that resolving the environmental crisis will require massive changes in our political and economic institutions and new standards for moral and ethical behavior. In this... (read more)

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Food for Thought: Towards a Future for Farming
Food for Thought: Towards a Future for Farming
by Patrick Herman
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The French radical farmers union Confédération Paysanne, with its charismatic leader José Bové, has led the world in demonstrating the possibility of a socially progressive future for farming. Rejecting the... (read more)

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The Big Tiny: A Built-It-Myself Memoir
The Big Tiny: A Built-It-Myself Memoir
by Dee Williams
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Never before have I read a book that has so completely changed my thinking on how to live my life. Local author Dee Williams's memoir is a hilarious, sad, and absolutely lovely story of intentional living. As it turns out, sometimes exactly what you need... (read more)

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Green Guide: The Complete Reference for Consuming Wisely
Green Guide: The Complete Reference for Consuming Wisely
by National Geographic
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Paper or plastic? Organic or conventional? In a world that is rapidly going "green," how does the average person make decisions that are smart for the family—and good for the planet? The Green Guide is here to help, with the concepts and choices for... (read more)

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Fire Season: Field Notes from a Wilderness Lookout
Fire Season: Field Notes from a Wilderness Lookout
by Philip Connors
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Every summer Philip Connors runs away from home. He spends half the year in a remote fire lookout savoring the solitude and the joy of monotasking. His wonderful book, Fire Season, will make you want to quit your job, sell the house, and find your own... (read more)

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Pandora's Lunchbox: How Processed Food Took Over the American Meal
Pandora's Lunchbox: How Processed Food Took Over the American Meal
by Melanie Warner
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If a piece of individually wrapped cheese can retain its shape, color, and texture for years, what does it say about the food we eat and feed to our children?andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;Former andlt;I andgt;New York Timesandlt;/Iandgt; business reporter... (read more)

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Forty Chances: Finding Hope in a Hungry World
Forty Chances: Finding Hope in a Hungry World
by Howard G Buffett
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With a foreword by Warren Buffett, andlt;Iandgt;40 Chances andlt;/Iandgt;is an and#8220;inspiring manifestoand#8230;both an informative guidebook and a catalyst for igniting real changesand#8221; (andlt;Iandgt;Booklistandlt;/Iandgt;) in the struggle... (read more)

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Visit Sunny Chernobyl: And Other Adventures in the World's Most Polluted Places
Visit Sunny Chernobyl: And Other Adventures in the World's Most Polluted Places
by Andrew Blackwell
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For most of us, traveling means visiting the most beautiful places on Earth — Paris, the Taj Mahal, the Grand Canyon. Its rare to book a plane ticket to visit the lifeless moonscape of Canada's oil sand strip mines, or to set sail for the Great... (read more)

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A Window on Eternity: A Biologist's Walk Through Gorongosa National Park [With DVD]
A Window on Eternity: A Biologist's Walk Through Gorongosa National Park [With DVD]
by Edward O Wilson
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andlt;iandgt;A Window on Eternityandlt;/iandgt; is a stunning book of splendid prose and gorgeous photography about one of the biologically richest places in Africa and perhaps in the world. Gorongosa National Park in Mozambique was nearly destroyed in a... (read more)

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Beg: A Radical New Way of Regarding Animals
Beg: A Radical New Way of Regarding Animals
by Rory Freedman
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Rory Freedman, the co-author of the New York Times mega-seller Skinny Bitch, returns with an unapologetically sappy “ode” to how animals can enrich our lives, as well as a no holds-barred treatise on how we can better protect them. With the... (read more)

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Our Choice: A Plan to Solve the Climate Crisis
Our Choice: A Plan to Solve the Climate Crisis
by Al Gore
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It is now abundantly clear that we have at our fingertips all of the tools we need to solve the climate crisis. The only missing ingredient is collective will. Properly understood, the climate crisis is an unparalleled opportunity to finally and... (read more)

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Windfall: The Booming Business of Global Warming
Windfall: The Booming Business of Global Warming
by McKenzie Funk
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A fascinating investigation into how people around the globe are cashing in on a warming world McKenzie Funk has spent the last six years reporting around the world on how we are preparing for a warmer planet. Funk shows us that the best way to... (read more)

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