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Chelsea Green
Environmental Studies


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The Revolution Will Not Be Microwaved: Inside America's Underground Food Movements
The Revolution Will Not Be Microwaved: Inside America's Underground Food Movements
by Sandor Ellix Katz
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"This is the story of the consumer revolution against globally industrialized agriculture and corporate domination of food production, processing, and distribution systems. Katz (Wild Fermentation: The Flavor, Nutrition, and Craft of Live-Culture Foods)... (read more)

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The Limits to Growth: The 30 Year Global Update
The Limits to Growth: The 30 Year Global Update
by Donella Meadows and Jorgen Randers and Dennis Meadows
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In 1972, three scientists from MIT created a computer model that analyzed global resource consumption and production. Their results shocked the world and created stirring conversation about global 'overshoot,' or resource use beyond the carrying capacity... (read more)

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Food Not Lawns: How to Turn Your Yard Into a Garden and Your Neighborhood Into a Community
Food Not Lawns: How to Turn Your Yard Into a Garden and Your Neighborhood Into a Community
by H C Flores
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The Lost Language of Plants
The Lost Language of Plants
by Stephen Harrod Buhner
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The author of blends poetry, his and others' reflections on nature, alerts about the impact of the medicine of "fundamentalist Scientists," information on the chemistry of plants and their bond with humans, and exercises for raising environmental... (read more)

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Not One Drop: Betrayal and Courage in the Wake of the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill
Not One Drop: Betrayal and Courage in the Wake of the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill
by Riki Ott
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"Millions of words have been written about the Exxon Valdez spill. It's been my (sometimes dreary and depressing) duty to read most of them. But of all the official reports, learned papers, TV documentaries, newspaper articles and books, this is by far... (read more)

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The Citizen-Powered Energy Handbook: Community Solutions to a Global Crisis
The Citizen-Powered Energy Handbook: Community Solutions to a Global Crisis
by Greg Pahl
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National Tour, Radio Satellite Tour, Off-the-Book-Page Coverage, On-line Advertising, Consumer Mail Campaign, Green Living Organization Outreach. $20,000 promotional budget.... (read more)

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Sippewissett: Or, Life on a Salt Marsh
Sippewissett: Or, Life on a Salt Marsh
by Tim Traver
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"The road home leads through dirt, mud, saltwater and sand in this wonderful, storytelling book about a man and a salt marsh. It is lovely to read a book in which deep reflection on self, science and community are woven with direct, lived experience... (read more)

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An Unreasonable Woman: A True Story of Shrimpers, Politicos, Polluters, and the Fight for Seadrift, Texas
An Unreasonable Woman: A True Story of Shrimpers, Politicos, Polluters, and the Fight for Seadrift, Texas
by Diane Wilson
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Diane Wilson is an eco-warrior in action. A fourth-generation shrimper, Wilson began fishing the bays off the Gulf Coast of Texas at the age of eight. By 24, she was a boat captain. In 1989, while running her brother's fish house at the docks and mending... (read more)

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Javatrekker: Dispatches from the World of Fair Trade Coffee
Javatrekker: Dispatches from the World of Fair Trade Coffee
by Dean Cycon
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"Dean is truly a singular character in the world of coffee roasters. He takes an intense interest in knowing the origins of his coffee. While most roasters and importers brag about their 'Third World' experiences, Dean travels to the 'Fourth World... (read more)

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The War on Bugs
The War on Bugs
by Will Allen
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"In classical Indian music the lineage and intellectual approach of master and disciples is known as a gharana. Rachel Carson's 100th anniversary provoked an enormous attack on her from the pesticide-reactionary complex, shamelessly misrepresenting both... (read more)

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Seeds of Deception: Exposing Industry and Government Lies about the Safety of the Genetically Engineered Foods You're Eating
Seeds of Deception: Exposing Industry and Government Lies about the Safety of the Genetically Engineered Foods You're Eating
by Jeffrey M Smith
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The founder of the Institute for Responsible Technology, who lives surrounded by genetically modified crops in Iowa, makes a political as well as scientific case against GM foods, and discusses US and European attitudes and actions that consumers can... (read more)

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When Technology Fails: A Manual for Self-Reliance, Sustainability, and Surviving the Long Emergency
When Technology Fails: A Manual for Self-Reliance, Sustainability, and Surviving the Long Emergency
by Matthew Stein
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"If you've been wondering about how to respond to the twin dangers of peak oil and global warming, one of your best choices would be to read this book." --Greg Pahl, author of The Citizen-Powered Energy Handbook: Community Solutions to a Global Crisis... (read more)

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How the Rich Are Destroying the Earth
How the Rich Are Destroying the Earth
by Herve Kempf
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"I certainly hope the provocative title of this little book doesn't keep anybody from reading it because it's a gem. In concise and highly readable prose, Hervé Kempf makes the case that the uncontrolled pursuit of extreme wealth in the global economy... (read more)

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The Man Who Planted Trees
The Man Who Planted Trees
by Jean Giono
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This is the twentieth anniversary edition of French writer/pacifist Giono's (1895-1970) classic tale of a shepherd who planted acorns daily for 30 years. It includes the original wood engravings by Michael McCurdy, a new foreword by Wangari Maathai... (read more)

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Edens Lost and Found: How Ordinary Citizens Are Restoring Our Great American Cities
Edens Lost and Found: How Ordinary Citizens Are Restoring Our Great American Cities
by Harry Wiland
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Individual productions by filmmakers Harry Wiland and Dale Bell have received an Academy Award, five Emmys, one Peabody, two Christophers, and two Cine Golden Eagles, among other awards. Their collaborative award-winning project on caregiving, And Thou... (read more)

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Going Solar: Understanding and Using the Warmth in Sunlight
Going Solar: Understanding and Using the Warmth in Sunlight
by Tomm Stanley
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Both a practical how-to guide and a history, this volume chronicles the use of solar energy from the ancient Greeks to pioneering solar designers and describes a range of modern, practical applications. Using diagrams and photographs of his own home... (read more)

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Believing Cassandra: An Optimist Looks at a Pessimist's World
Believing Cassandra: An Optimist Looks at a Pessimist's World
by Alan Atkisson
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Believing Cassandra Alan AtKisson Excerpt From Chapter 1: When Worlds Collide At the vulnerable age of nineteen, I read a small paperback book called The Limits to Growth. No other book would influence my life so greatly, though I could barely understand... (read more)

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Pinhook: Finding Wholeness in a Fragmented Land
Pinhook: Finding Wholeness in a Fragmented Land
by Janisse Ray
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Activist Ray explores southern Georgia's Pinhook Swamp, a vital watershed that links the Okefenokee and the Osceola National Forest. She lives with the swamp, tastes it, talks with its people, and finds the swamp is the stuff of real life, with that... (read more)

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Exposed: The Toxic Chemistry of Everyday Products and What's at Stake for American Power
Exposed: The Toxic Chemistry of Everyday Products and What's at Stake for American Power
by Mark Schapiro
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European Union countries have surged ahead of the U.S. in setting "greener" consumer product safety standards, and China may be next, asserts the editorial director of the Center for Investigative Reporting in San Francisco. Focusing on products... (read more)

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Farm Friends: From the Late Sixties to the West Seventies and Beyond
Farm Friends: From the Late Sixties to the West Seventies and Beyond
by Tom Fels
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"[Fels] writes beautifully because he thinks with powerful clarity. This book-- a journey, an elegy, an investigation--touches the soul of an era and, at day's end, the aching, searching American heart."--Ron Suskind, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist... (read more)

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