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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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Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things
Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things
by William McDonough and Michael Braungart
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"An eco-sustainable manifesto. The next Industrial Revolution will be Green!"... (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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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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The Earth Moved: On the Remarkable Achievements of Earthworms
The Earth Moved: On the Remarkable Achievements of Earthworms
by Amy Stewart
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A blind, lungless little plow that sifts our soil a teaspoon at a time is responsible for engineering our entire ecosystem. Amy Stewart has uncovered the earthworm's purposeful cycle into a delightful read that also serves as a reminder to savor our... (read more)

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Worms Eat My Garbage
Worms Eat My Garbage
by Mary Appelhof
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Composting is a dirty job, but if you've ever tried growing something without the aid of all that nutrient-rich organic matter, you know it's a necessary one.  Thankfully, there exists in nature a creature who actually enjoys wading through your kitchen... (read more)

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Solviva: How to Grow $500,000 on One Acre and Peace on Earth: Learning the Art of Living with Solar-Dynamic, Bio-Benign Design
Solviva: How to Grow $500,000 on One Acre and Peace on Earth: Learning the Art of Living with Solar-Dynamic, Bio-Benign Design
by Anna Edey
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Made from Scratch: Discovering the Pleasures of a Handmade Life
Made from Scratch: Discovering the Pleasures of a Handmade Life
by Jenna Woginrich
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Jenna Woginrich's Made from Scratch is charming, practical, eye-opening, and empowering. From beekeeping to butter churning, it's a wonderful primer, and Woginrich's enthusiasm and humor are inspiring. Plus, she's definitely convinced me to get some... (read more)

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The Human Age: The World Shaped by Us
The Human Age: The World Shaped by Us
by Diane Ackerman
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In her sweeping survey of the way humans have fundamentally altered the planet, Ackerman once again dazzles with her luminous prose and boundless curiosity. Far from a book weighed down by doom, The Human Age examines both our mistakes and our triumphs... (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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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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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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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 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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A Country Year: Living the Questions
A Country Year: Living the Questions
by Sue Hubbell
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Sue Hubbell makes me yearn to be a beekeeper in the Ozarks — to rely on a place for my survival and my happiness. Divorced and alone on her hundred acre farm, Hubbell heals as she writes about her work as a commercial beekeeper and her peninsula of... (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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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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