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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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Desert Solitaire
Desert Solitaire
by Edward Abbey
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This memoir by Edward Abbey recounts his years as a park ranger working at Arches National Park in Utah. Abbey's keen eye and sharp writing clearly impart the beauty of the desert and the importance of preserving our limited natural resources. His... (read more)

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Active Hope: How to Face the Mess We're in Without Going Crazy
Active Hope: How to Face the Mess We're in Without Going Crazy
by Joanna Macy
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The challenges we face can be difficult even to think about. Climate change, the depletion of oil, economic upheaval, and mass extinction together create a planetary emergency of overwhelming proportions. Active Hope shows us how to strengthen our... (read more)

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The Colorado Plateau VI: Science and Management at the Landscape Scale
The Colorado Plateau VI: Science and Management at the Landscape Scale
by Laura F. (edt) Huenneke
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Covering 130,000 square miles and a wide range of elevations from desert to alpine in Arizona, Utah, Colorado, and New Mexico, the Colorado Plateau has long fascinated researchers. The Colorado Plateau VI provides readers with a plethora of updates and... (read more)

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Transient Landscapes: Insights on a Changing Planet
Transient Landscapes: Insights on a Changing Planet
by Ellen Wohl
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Landscapeandmdash;the unique combination of landforms, plants, animals, and weather that compose any natural placeandmdash;is inherently transient. Each essay in Transient Landscapes introduces this idea of a constantly metamorphosing global landscape... (read more)

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Abbey in America: A Philosopher's Legacy in a New Century
Abbey in America: A Philosopher's Legacy in a New Century
by John A. (edt) Murray
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More than twenty-five years after his death, iconic writer and nature activist Edward Abbey (1929-1989) remains an influential presence in the American environmental movement. Abbey's best known works continue to be widely read and inspire discourse on... (read more)

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Almost Green: How I Saved 1/6th of a Billionth of the Planet
Almost Green: How I Saved 1/6th of a Billionth of the Planet
by James Glave
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James Glave, a self-professed “child of suburbia” and SUV driver, has an ecological awakening and decides he wants to live a carbon-reduced lifestyle without dropping out of society, alienating his friends and family, or breaking the bank... (read more)

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The Dream of the Earth: Preface by Terry Tempest Williams & Foreword by Brian Swimme
The Dream of the Earth: Preface by Terry Tempest Williams & Foreword by Brian Swimme
by Thomas Berry
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This landmark work, first published by Sierra Club Books in 1988, has established itself as a foundational volume in the ecological canon. In it, noted cultural historian Thomas Berry provides nothing less than a new intellectual-ethical framework for... (read more)

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Gathering Moss: A Natural and Cultural History of Mosses
Gathering Moss: A Natural and Cultural History of Mosses
by Robin Wall Kimmerer
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In a series of linked personal essays, biologist Kimmerer (SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry) describes the lives of mosses and how they are intertwined with the lives of humans and other beings. She uses a conversational style with a... (read more)

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Sharing the Earth: An International Environmental Justice Reader
Sharing the Earth: An International Environmental Justice Reader
by Elizabeth (edt) Ammons
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The first of its kind, this anthology of eighty international primary literary texts—poems, short stories, personal essays, testimonials, activist statements, and group-authored visions—illuminates Environmental Justice as a concept and a... (read more)

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Rediscovering National Parks in the Spirit of John Muir
Rediscovering National Parks in the Spirit of John Muir
by Michael Frome
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As a journalist, advocate, and professor, Michael Frome has spent decades engaged with conservation topics and has taken particular interest in America’s national parks. He draws on this experience and knowledge to address what remains to be done... (read more)

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Black Faces, White Spaces: Reimagining the Relationship of African Americans to the Great Outdoors
Black Faces, White Spaces: Reimagining the Relationship of African Americans to the Great Outdoors
by Carolyn Finney
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Why are African Americans so underrepresented when it comes to interest in nature, outdoor recreation, and environmentalism? In this thought-provoking study, Carolyn Finney looks beyond the discourse of the environmental justice movement to examine how... (read more)

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A Sand County Almanac: With Essays on Conservation from Round River (Outdoor Essays & Reflections)
A Sand County Almanac: With Essays on Conservation from Round River (Outdoor Essays & Reflections)
by Aldo Leopold
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The Tangled Bank: Writings from Orion
The Tangled Bank: Writings from Orion
by Robert Michael Pyle
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The Tangled Bank is a collection of writings by local naturalist Robert Michael Pyle from the respected social and environmental magazine Orion. Far-reaching in subject matter, from conservation to beer to banana slugs, The Tangled Bank breathes... (read more)

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Encounters with the Archdruid
Encounters with the Archdruid
by John Mcphee
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The narratives in this book are of journeys made in three wildernesses - on a coastal island, in a Western mountain range, and on the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon. The four men portrayed here have different relationships to their environment, and... (read more)

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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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A Neotropical Companion: An Introduction to the Animals, Plants, and Ecosystems of the New World Tropics (Second Edition)
A Neotropical Companion: An Introduction to the Animals, Plants, and Ecosystems of the New World Tropics (Second Edition)
by John Kricher
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A Neotropical Companion is an extraordinarily readable introduction to the American tropics, the lands of Central and South America, their remarkable rainforests and other ecosystems, and the creatures that live there. It is the most comprehensive one... (read more)

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Sharing the Earth: An International Environmental Justice Reader
Sharing the Earth: An International Environmental Justice Reader
by Elizabeth (edt) Ammons
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The first of its kind, this anthology of eighty international primary literary texts—poems, short stories, personal essays, testimonials, activist statements, and group-authored visions—illuminates Environmental Justice as a concept and a... (read more)

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Tending the Wild: Native American Knowledge and the Management of California's Natural Resources
Tending the Wild: Native American Knowledge and the Management of California's Natural Resources
by M. Kat Anderson
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"This is a highly significantand#151;one might argue revolutionaryand#151;book. It, and the author's previous research, has the potential to completely change the way western land managers relate to the land and the resources they are trying to regulate.... (read more)

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The Soil Will Save Us: How Scientists, Farmers, and Foodies Are Healing the Soil to Save the Planet
The Soil Will Save Us: How Scientists, Farmers, and Foodies Are Healing the Soil to Save the Planet
by Kristin Ohlson
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Thousands of years of poor farming and ranching practices — and, especially, modern industrial agriculture — have led to the loss of up to 80 percent of carbon from the worlds soils. That carbon is now floating in the atmosphere, and even if... (read more)

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