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Blessed Unrest: How the Largest Social Movement in History Is Restoring Grace, Justice, and Beauty to the World
Blessed Unrest: How the Largest Social Movement in History Is Restoring Grace, Justice, and Beauty to the World
by Paul Hawken
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Feeling crushed beneath the weight of ominous news, borderline-apocalyptic statistics, and global warming alerts that offer no recourse but panic? Paul Hawken's Blessed Unrest is the book you've been waiting for. Here is a call to arms with concrete... (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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Make Your Place: Affordable, Sustainable Nesting Skills
Make Your Place: Affordable, Sustainable Nesting Skills
by Raleigh Briggs
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Proof that good things come in small packages, Make Your Place packs a wealth of DIY know-how into a pocket-sized paperback. Hand-written and illustrated by Raleigh Briggs, this compendium of tutorials for non-toxic cleaning, natural body care, and... (read more)

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Our Land, Ourselves: Readings on People and Place
Our Land, Ourselves: Readings on People and Place
by Peter Forbes
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Our Land, Ourselves is a collection of diverse readings on the many themes of people and place-themes such as the protection of wilderness and the idea of the wild, the nature of home, the purpose of work, and the meaning of community. These voices... (read more)

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Crimes Against Nature: How George W. Bush and His Corporate Pals Are Plundering the Country and Hijacking Our Democracy
Crimes Against Nature: How George W. Bush and His Corporate Pals Are Plundering the Country and Hijacking Our Democracy
by Robert F Jr Kennedy
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In this powerful indictment of George W. Bush's White House, environmental attorney Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., charges that the administration has taken corporate favoritism to unprecedented heights -- threatening our health, our national security, and our... (read more)

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Exploring Sustainable Biodiesel
Exploring Sustainable Biodiesel
by Amy Townsend
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As a fuel, biodiesel is attractive for many reasons. It can be made using a variety of local resources on a small scale. Biodiesel supports local farms and economies and plays a part in community building. It may be made using renewable resources, making... (read more)

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The United States of Arugula: The Sun Dried, Cold Pressed, Dark Roasted, Extra Virgin Story of the American Food Revolution
The United States of Arugula: The Sun Dried, Cold Pressed, Dark Roasted, Extra Virgin Story of the American Food Revolution
by David Kamp
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The wickedly entertaining, hunger-inducing, behind-the-scenes story of the revolution in American food that has made exotic ingredients, celebrity chefs, rarefied cooking tools, and destination restaurants familiar aspects of our everyday lives... (read more)

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Change Comes to Dinner: How Vertical Farmers, Urban Growers, and Other Innovators Are Revolutionizing How America Eats
Change Comes to Dinner: How Vertical Farmers, Urban Growers, and Other Innovators Are Revolutionizing How America Eats
by Katherine Gustafson
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A fascinating exploration of Americas food innovators, that gives us hopeful alternatives to the industrial food system described in works like Michael Pollans bestselling Omnivores Dilemma Change Comes to Dinner takes readers into the farms, markets... (read more)

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Field Notes from a Catastrophe
Field Notes from a Catastrophe
by Elizabeth Kolbert
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Field Notes from a Catastrophe, a refreshingly slim and concise volume, grew out of Elizabeth Kolbert's remarkable series on global warming in the New Yorker. Kolbert spans the globe, from examining ice samples in Greenland to mosquitoes in a lab in... (read more)

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Fateful Harvest: The True Story of a Small Town, a Global Industry, and a Toxic Secret
Fateful Harvest: The True Story of a Small Town, a Global Industry, and a Toxic Secret
by Duff Wilson
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I see soil in a new light, and I wonder about my own lawn and garden. What have I sprinkled on my backyard? Is somebody using my home, my food, to recycle toxic waste? It seems unbelievable, outlandish -- but what if it's true? A riveting expos&... (read more)

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Food Matters: A Guide to Conscious Eating with More Than 75 Recipes
Food Matters: A Guide to Conscious Eating with More Than 75 Recipes
by Mark Bittman
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From the award-winning champion of culinary simplicity who gave us the bestselling How to Cook Everything and How to Cook Everything Vegetarian comes Food Matters, a plan for responsible eating that's as good for the planet as it is for your weight and... (read more)

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The Carbon-Free Home: Thirty-Six Remodeling Projects to Help Kick the Fossil-Fuel Habit
The Carbon-Free Home: Thirty-Six Remodeling Projects to Help Kick the Fossil-Fuel Habit
by Stephen Hren and Rebekah Hren
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You've read the stories and watched the documentaries. So you're convinced — burning fossil fuels leads to global climate change; supplies of fossil fuels are diminishing in quantity and increasing in price. You've fretted and worried, but still go... (read more)

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World Hunger: 12 Myths
World Hunger: 12 Myths
by Frances Moore Lappe
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In this completely revised and updated edition of the most authoritative book on world hunger, three of our foremost experts on food and agriculture expose and explode the myths that prevent us from effectively addressing the problem. Drawing on and... (read more)

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Hot, Flat, and Crowded 2.0: Why We Need a Green Revolution--And How It Can Renew America
Hot, Flat, and Crowded 2.0: Why We Need a Green Revolution--And How It Can Renew America
by Thomas Friedman
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A New York Times Book Review Notable Book of the Year A Washington Post Best Book of the Year A Businessweek Best Business Book of the Year A Chicago Tribune Best Book of the Year  In this brilliant, essential book, Pulitzer Prize-winning ... (read more)

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The Vulnerable Planet: A Short Economic History of the Environment (Cornerstone Books)
The Vulnerable Planet: A Short Economic History of the Environment (Cornerstone Books)
by John Bellamy Foster
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From reviews of the first edition (1994): "Extraordinarily well written . . . " --Contemporary Sociology "A readable chronicle aimed at a general audience . . . Graceful and accessible . . . " --Dollars and Sense "Has the potential to be a political... (read more)

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The Foxfire Book: Hog Dressing, Log Cabin Building, Mountain Crafts and Foods, Planting by the Signs, Snake Lore, Hunting Tales, Faith H
The Foxfire Book: Hog Dressing, Log Cabin Building, Mountain Crafts and Foods, Planting by the Signs, Snake Lore, Hunting Tales, Faith H
by Eliot Wigginton
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In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto
In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto
by Michael Pollan
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The bestselling coauthor of Your Money or Your Life chronicles her quest to eat food produced within 10 miles of her home Taking the locavore movement to heart, bestselling author and social innovator Vicki Robin pledged for one month to eat only food... (read more)

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The Plundered Planet: Why We Must -- and How We Can -- Manage Nature for Global Prosperity
The Plundered Planet: Why We Must -- and How We Can -- Manage Nature for Global Prosperity
by Paul Collier
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Paul Collier's The Bottom Billion was greeted as groundbreaking when it appeared in 2007, winning the Estoril Distinguished Book Prize, the Arthur Ross Book Award, and the Lionel Gelber Prize. Now, in The Plundered Planet, Collier builds upon his... (read more)

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Legacy of Luna: The Story of a Tree, a Woman and the Struggle to Save the Redwoods
Legacy of Luna: The Story of a Tree, a Woman and the Struggle to Save the Redwoods
by Julia Butterfly Hill
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On December 18, 1999, Julia Butterfly Hill's feet touched the ground for the first time in over two years, as she descended from "Luna," a thousandyear-old redwood in Humboldt County, California. Hill had climbed 180 feet up into the tree high on a... (read more)

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Field Notes from a Catastrophe: Man, Nature, and Climate Change
Field Notes from a Catastrophe: Man, Nature, and Climate Change
by Elizabeth Kolbert
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Long known for her insightful and thought-provoking political journalism, author Elizabeth Kolbert now tackles the controversial and increasingly urgent subject of global warming. In what began as groundbreaking three-part series in the New Yorker, for... (read more)

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