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Mother Country
Mother Country
by Marilynne Robinson
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At the time when Robinson wrote this book, the largest known source of radioactive contamination of the world's environment was a government-owned nuclear plant called Sellafield, not far from Wordsworth's cottage in the Lakes District; one child in... (read more)

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Tropical Nature: Life and Death in the Rain Forest of Central and South America
Tropical Nature: Life and Death in the Rain Forest of Central and South America
by Adrian Forsyth
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Scientific American In 17 chapters, each a brief essay on tropical nature observed, these two young field biologists have made a model of contemporary natural history, cheerfully speculative, concerned as much with large pattern as with diversity... (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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Life Support : Environment and Human Health (02 Edition)
Life Support : Environment and Human Health (02 Edition)
by Michael Mccally
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andlt;Pandgt;Life Support brings together the best medical information available on the implications for human health of the global environmental crisis. Written by prominent physicians and public health experts who see environmental degradation as a... (read more)

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Climate Change: Picturing the Science (09 Edition)
Climate Change: Picturing the Science (09 Edition)
by Gavin Schmidt
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Going beyond the headlines, this work by leading NASA climate scientist Gavin Schmidt and master photographer Joshua Wolfe illustrates as never before the ramifications of shifting climate. Photographic spreads show retreating glaciers, sinking villages... (read more)

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Last Chance to See
Last Chance to See
by Douglas Adams
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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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On a Farther Shore: The Life and Legacy of Rachel Carson
On a Farther Shore: The Life and Legacy of Rachel Carson
by William Souder
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Published on the fiftieth anniversary of her seminal book, Silent Spring, here is an indelible new portrait of Rachel Carson, founder of the environmental movement She loved the ocean and wrote three books about its mysteries, including the international... (read more)

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Rachel Carson and Her Sisters: Extraordinary Women Who Have Shaped America's Environment
Rachel Carson and Her Sisters: Extraordinary Women Who Have Shaped America's Environment
by Robert K. Musil
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In Rachel Carson and Her Sisters, Robert K. Musil redefines the achievements and legacy of environmental pioneer and scientist Rachel Carson, linking her work to a wide network of American women activists and writers and introducing her to a new... (read more)

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First Along the River: A Brief History of the U.S. Environmental Movement
First Along the River: A Brief History of the U.S. Environmental Movement
by Benjamin Kline
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First Along the River provides students with a balanced, historical perspective on the history of the environmental movement in relation to major social and political events in U.S. history, from the pre-colonial era to the present. The book highlights... (read more)

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The Lost Language of Plants
The Lost Language of Plants
by Stephen Harrod Buhner
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This could be the most important book you will read this year. Around the office at Chelsea Green it is referred to as the "pharmaceutical Silent Spring." Well-known author, teacher, lecturer, and herbalist Stephen Harrod Buhner has produced a book that... (read more)

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Walking on Water : Reading, Writing, and Revolution (04 Edition)
Walking on Water : Reading, Writing, and Revolution (04 Edition)
by Derrick Jensen
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This is a hard-hitting and sometimes scathing critique of the current educational system that not only gives a hands-on method for learning how to write, but also a lesson on how to connect to the core of our creative selves.... (read more)

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The World without Us
The World without Us
by Alan Weisman
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"Let us try a creative experiment," Alan Weisman proposes on page three: If humans disappeared from earth, what would happen? To your home, for example. To our cities, farms, and oceans. To the animals that remain. Or to the billion tons of plastic we'd... (read more)

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The Cartoon Introduction to Climate Change
The Cartoon Introduction to Climate Change
by Grady Klein and Yoram Bauman Ph.D
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Climate change is no laughing matter—but maybe it should be. The topic is so critical that everyone, from students to policy-makers to voters, needs a quick and easy guide to the basics. The Cartoon Introduction to Climate Change entertains as... (read more)

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The Geography of Nowhere: The Rise and Decline of America's Man-made Landscape
The Geography of Nowhere: The Rise and Decline of America's Man-made Landscape
by James Howard Kunstler
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The Geography of Nowhere traces America's evolution from a nation of Main Streets and coherent communities to a land where every place is like no place in particular, where the cities are dead zones and the countryside is a wasteland of cartoon... (read more)

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Ecopsychology : Restoring the Earth, Healing the Mind (95 Edition)
Ecopsychology : Restoring the Earth, Healing the Mind (95 Edition)
by Theodore Roszak
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This pathfinding collection shows how the health of the planet is inextricably linked to the psychological health of humanity, individually and collectively. As such, it is sure to become a definitive work for the burgeoning ecopsychology movement, which... (read more)

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Junkyard Planet: Travels in the Billion-Dollar Trash Trade
Junkyard Planet: Travels in the Billion-Dollar Trash Trade
by Adam Minter
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When you drop your Diet Coke can or yesterday's 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)

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The Sacred Balance: Rediscovering Our Place in Nature
The Sacred Balance: Rediscovering Our Place in Nature
by David Suzuki
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In this extensively revised and enlarged edition of his best-selling book, David Suzuki reflects on the increasingly radical changes in nature and science — from global warming to the science behind mother/baby interactions — and examines what... (read more)

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Igniting a Revolution: Voices in Defense of Mother Earth
Igniting a Revolution: Voices in Defense of Mother Earth
by Steven Best
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Cultural Writing. As the destruction of nature reaches new extremes, resistance becomes ever more militant. IGNITING A REVOLUTION is an anthology featuring a range of voices- from academics to armed revolutionaries- that explore this new form of... (read more)

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Essential Environment: The Science Behind the Stories
Essential Environment: The Science Behind the Stories
by Jay Withgott
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This package contains: 0321752902: Essential Environment: The Science behind the Stories 0321856309: NEW MasteringEnvironmentalScience with Pearson eText -- ValuePack Access Card -- for Essential Environment: The Science behind the... (read more)

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