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Silent Spring
Silent Spring
by Rachel Carson
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Silent Spring changed the way we thought about the environment and shaped today's environmental movement, calling us to action to protect our surroundings before we destroyed them. Today our impact on the environment is more harmful than ever, and Carson'... (read more)

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Ten Billion
Ten Billion
by Stephen Emmott
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This is the most terrifying book ever about overpopulation and the impending environmental horrors! Think 7 billion people is a strain on natural resources? Trying to feed 10 billion would deforest the entire planet and consume every drop of fresh water... (read more)

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Second Nature: A Gardener's Education
Second Nature: A Gardener's Education
by Michael Pollan
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Michael Pollan may be incapable of uninteresting writing. Discerning and lucid, his works tend to provoke the reader to engage themselves (at least in thought, if not deed) well beyond the final page. Second Nature: A Gardener's Education is Pollan's... (read more)

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The Body Toxic: How the Hazardous Chemistry of Everyday Things Threatens Our Health and Well-Being
The Body Toxic: How the Hazardous Chemistry of Everyday Things Threatens Our Health and Well-Being
by Nena Baker
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Listen up, America, because this is a wake-up call. The Body Toxic sheds light on the toxic threats we encounter daily in toys, clothes, cosmetics, cookware, and more. The harmful effects of everyday products on our health are staggering, and Baker's eye-... (read more)

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Planetwalker: 22 Years of Walking. 17 Years of Silence.
Planetwalker: 22 Years of Walking. 17 Years of Silence.
by John Francis
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Planetwalker is one of the most powerfully eloquent testimonials to the human spirit that I've ever read. John Francis's sacrifices turn out to be anything but, and his story is incandescent with beauty and wisdom. Writing with humility and courage about... (read more)

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Biodiesel America
Biodiesel America
by Joshua Tickell and Meghan Murphy and Claudia Graziano
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Tickell, an expert on biodiesel, explains how biodiesel is the best alternative to gasoline in today's age of peak oil. America, with its insatiable appetite for fast food, uses more vegetable oil for frying than any other nation. Why not turn that fat... (read more)

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How to Live a Low-Carbon Life: The Individual's Guide to Stopping Climate Change
How to Live a Low-Carbon Life: The Individual's Guide to Stopping Climate Change
by Chris Goodall
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Ordinary people taking action in their daily lives might just save the planet. Goodall explains how easy it is to aid our threatened world-climate by reducing our personal carbon dioxide emissions.... (read more)

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The Weather Makers: How Man Is Changing the Climate and What It Means for Life on Earth
The Weather Makers: How Man Is Changing the Climate and What It Means for Life on Earth
by Tim Flannery
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Not only is paleontologist Flannery's urgent call to arms about global climate change fascinating and terrifying, it is also the most accessible book on the topic around. Flannery writes beautifully, clearly examining every angle of the debate... (read more)

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Blessed Unrest: How the Largest Movement in the World Came Into Being and Why No One Saw It Coming
Blessed Unrest: How the Largest Movement in the World Came Into Being and Why No One Saw It Coming
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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Green Barbarians: Live Bravely on Your Home Planet
Green Barbarians: Live Bravely on Your Home Planet
by Ellen Sandbeck
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Ellen Sandbeck, author of Eat More Dirt and Green Housekeeping, brings us a thorough guide to living more healthfully with less stress, less money, and less impact on our planet. Green Barbarians is an amusing and refreshing handbook that includes... (read more)

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Clean House Clean Planet
Clean House Clean Planet
by Karen Logan
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Miller's depraved recollections of himself amid a cast of literary beggars and leeches is every bit as relevant today as it was when it was written seventy years ago. Often overlooked by literary purists for its lack of pretentiousness, this is the... (read more)

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Hot, Flat, and Crowded: Why We Need a Green Revolution -- and How It Can Renew America
Hot, Flat, and Crowded: Why We Need a Green Revolution -- and How It Can Renew America
by Thomas L. Friedman
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Friedman doesn't just have the world's greatest moustache — he's also a sharp writer and keen thinker. The world needs this book — and we can consider ourselves fortunate that someone as clever as Friedman has written it.... (read more)

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Fire Season: Field Notes from a Wilderness Lookout
Fire Season: Field Notes from a Wilderness Lookout
by Philip Connors
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Connors' reflections on the New Mexico wilderness he watched over atop a fire lookout tower for nearly a decade are passionate and deeply poetic, making Fire Season a noteworthy addition to modern environmental writing and destined to become a classic.... (read more)

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The Urban Homestead: Your Guide to Self-Sufficient Living in the Heart of the City
The Urban Homestead: Your Guide to Self-Sufficient Living in the Heart of the City
by Kelly Coyne and Erik Knutzen
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From the creators of the urban homestead blog HomeGrownEvolution.com comes this thorough and accessible manual to self-sufficient city living. Whatever your desired skill — beekeeping, dumpster diving, greywater, vermiculture, lacto-fermentation... (read more)

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Coop: A Family, a Farm, and the Pursuit of One Good Egg (P.S.)
Coop: A Family, a Farm, and the Pursuit of One Good Egg (P.S.)
by Michael Perry
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Coop is perfect for anyone dreaming of a "simple" life in the country — and for those already living it. Perry is a brilliant storyteller, and this is a funny and poignant account of his unorthodox childhood and his current quest for some cred as a... (read more)

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The Body Toxic: How the Hazardous Chemistry of Everyday Things Threatens Our Health and Well-Being
The Body Toxic: How the Hazardous Chemistry of Everyday Things Threatens Our Health and Well-Being
by Nena Baker
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Listen up, America, because this is a wake-up call. The Body Toxic sheds light on the toxic threats we encounter daily in toys, clothes, cosmetics, cookware, and more. The harmful effects of everyday products on our health are staggering, and Baker's eye-... (read more)

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Homesweet Homegrown: How to Grow, Make and Store Food, No Matter Where You Live
Homesweet Homegrown: How to Grow, Make and Store Food, No Matter Where You Live
by Robyn Jasko and Jennifer Biggs
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Just as a small plot of land can yield a bountiful harvest, this unassuming little book packs quite a punch. Jasko's friendly, informative, and unfussy instructions cover all the basics of growing, preparing, and preserving your own food, while Biggs's... (read more)

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The web of life :a new scientific understanding of living systems
The web of life :a new scientific understanding of living systems
by Fritjof Capra
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The Web of Life is a very succinct explanation for the interstices between chaotic math systems and Gaia theory. This book explains the concepts of autopoetic networks and the theories of AI without becoming mired in the incredibly dense math associated... (read more)

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Where the Wild Things Were (08 - Old Edition)
Where the Wild Things Were (08 - Old Edition)
by Stolzenburg
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What would our world look like without without wolves, giant cats, and other preying animals? William Stolzenburg examines the absence of once-prominent predators and how that affects our global ecosystem. There are a lot of alarmist books coming out now... (read more)

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The Great Warming: Climate Change and the Rise and Fall of Civilizations
The Great Warming: Climate Change and the Rise and Fall of Civilizations
by Brian Fagan
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In this troubling but well-told tale, Fagan walks us through the history of world climate change — and how it has affected the rise and fall of civilizations. Perfect for fans of history and the environment alike.... (read more)

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