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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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The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind: Creating Currents of Electricity and Hope (P.S.)
The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind: Creating Currents of Electricity and Hope (P.S.)
by William Kamkwamba
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andldquo;A hopeful narrative about a continent on the rise.andrdquo; andmdash;New York Times Book Review andquot;For anyone who wants to understand how the African economy really works, The Bright Continent is a good place to start.andquot; andmdash... (read more)

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Myspace/Ourplanet: Change Is Possible
Myspace/Ourplanet: Change Is Possible
by Myspace Community
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Dan Santat, the author and illustrator of The Guild of Geniuses. He's also developing his own animated television show.... (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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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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The Control of Nature
The Control of Nature
by John Mcphee
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The Control of Nature is John McPhee's bestselling account of places where people are locked in combat with nature. Taking us deep into these contested territories, McPhee details the strageties and tactics through which people attempt to control nature.... (read more)

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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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Food for Thought: Towards a Future for Farming
Food for Thought: Towards a Future for Farming
by Patrick Herman
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Thoroughly revised and updated edition of this comprehensive survey of resource depletion.... (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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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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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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Permaculture 2
Permaculture 2
by Bill Mollison
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This book is about design. It is a practical book dealing with the elements of design which create a sustainable system. Energy benefits are discussed relating to both domestic and broad acre environments. Permaculture 2 is about design, not... (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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The Man Who Quit Money
The Man Who Quit Money
by Mark Sundeen
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A Walden for the 21st century, the true story of a man who has radically reinvented "the good life." In 2000, Daniel Suelo left his life savings-all thirty dollars of it-in a phone booth. He has lived without money-and with a newfound sense of... (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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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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The Genius of Earth Day: How a 1970 Teach-In Unexpectedly Made the First Green Generation
The Genius of Earth Day: How a 1970 Teach-In Unexpectedly Made the First Green Generation
by Adam Rome
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“Romes genial new book . . . brings to life another era.” —Nicholas Lemann, The New Yorker 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... (read more)

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Dandelion Hunter: Foraging the Urban Wilderness
Dandelion Hunter: Foraging the Urban Wilderness
by Rebecca Lerner
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In this engaging and eye-opening read, forager-journalist Becky Lerner sets out on a quest to find her inner hunter-gatherer in the city of Portland, Oregon. After a disheartening week trying to live off wild plants from the streets and parks near... (read more)

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Hot: Living Through the Next Fifty Years on Earth
Hot: Living Through the Next Fifty Years on Earth
by Mark Hertsgaard
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"Hot bravely takes aim at perhaps the greatest climate threat of all: apathy." — Eric Schlosser, author of Fast Food Nation "Hertsgaards answers . . . are lucid, realistic, and offer reason for hope." — Christian Science Monitor For... (read more)

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