by Ellen Stimson Publisher Comments
In self-deprecating and hilarious fashion, Mud Season chronicles Stimson’s transition from comfy suburb to rickety Vermont farmhouse. When she decides she wants to own and operate the old-fashioned village store in idyllic Dorset, pop. 2,036, one... (read more)
Countdown: Our Last, Best Hope for a Future on Earth?
by Alan Weisman Publisher Comments
A powerful investigation into the chances for humanity's future from the author of the bestseller The World Without Us.
In his bestselling book The World Without Us, Alan Weisman considered how the Earth could heal and even refill empty niches if... (read more)
Junkyard Planet: Travels in the Billion-Dollar Trash Trade
by Adam Minter Publisher Comments
When you drop your Diet Coke can or yesterdays newspaper in the recycling bin, where does it go? Probably halfway around the world—where your trash becomes, literally, someones treasure. In Junkyard Planet, Adam Minter offers eye-opening... (read more)
Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life (P.S.)
by Barbara Kingsolver and Steven L. Hopp and Camille Kingsolver Staff Pick
After 25 years in the Arizona desert, in 2004, Kentucky-bred Barbara Kingsolver moved back to the Appalachians, to a Virginia farm just hours from her childhood home. Family called. "Returning," she explains in Animal, Vegetable, Miracle, "would allow my... (read more)
Boy Who Harnessed the Wind (09 Edition)
by William Kamkwamba Publisher Comments
William Kamkwamba was born in Malawi, a country where magic ruled and modern science was mystery. It was also a land withered by drought and hunger. But William had read about windmills, and he dreamed of building one that would bring to his small... (read more)
American Canopy: Trees, Forests, and the Making of a Nation
by Eric Rutkow Publisher Comments
This fascinating and groundbreaking work tells the remarkable story of the relationship between Americans and their trees across the entire span of our nations history. Like many of us, historians have long been guilty of taking trees for granted. Yet... (read more)
Mid Course Correction
by Ray Anderson Publisher Comments
In 1991, Chelsea Green published Beyond the Limits, the revision and updating of The Limits of Growth by Dennis and Donella Meadows, and Jorgen Randers. Their book helped greatly to popularize the phrase "sustainable living." Over time at Chelsea Green... (read more)
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