Category: Environmental politics

$30.95

Enduring Acequias

October 1, 2014 | 216 pages
For generations the Río Embudo watershed in northern New Mexico has been the home of Juan Estevan Arellano and his ancestors. From this unique perspective Arellano explores the ways people use water in dry places around the world. Touching on the Middle East, Europe, Mexico, and South America... More Info
$22.95

Marx's Ecology

December 19, 2014 | 310 pages
By reconstructing a materialist conception of nature and society, Marx's Ecology challenges the spiritualism prevalent in the modern Green movement, pointing toward a method that offers more lasting sustainable solutions to the ecological crisis.  More Info
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Wild Idea

Bison Books | September 1, 2014 | 272 pages
For more than forty years the prairies of South Dakota have been Dan O’Brien’s home. Working as a writer and an endangered-species biologist, he became convinced that returning grass-fed, free-roaming buffalo to the grasslands of the northern plains would return natural balance to the region... More Info

Melting Away

Princeton Architectural Press | December 2, 2014 | 160 pages
For ten years Camille Seaman has documented the rapidly changing landscapes of Earth's polar regions. As an expedition photographer aboard small ships in the Arctic and Antarctic, she has chronicled the accelerating effects of global warming on the jagged face of nearly fifty thousand icebergs.... More Info
$35.95

Our Daily Poison

November 1, 2014 | 480 pages
In a book that is the result of a rigorous two-year investigation, an award-winning journalist and documentary filmmaker reveals how chemicals in the environment and the food chain can be linked to increases in cancer, neurodegenerative disease and more. By the author of The World According to... More Info
$16.00

The Columbia River Treaty: A Primer

Rocky Mountain Books Ltd | October 7, 2014 | 168 pages
The Columbia River Treaty: A Primer is a vital work that clearly explains the nature of this complex water agreement between Canada and the United States and how its impending update will impact communities, landscapes, industry and water supplies between the two countries for many years to come.... More Info
$36.95

This Changes Everything

Random House LLC | September 16, 2014 | 608 pages
Naomi Klein, author of the #1 bestselling, hard-hitting, groundbreaking book The Shock Doctrine and the era-defining book No Logo, is back with her most important book yet--about the economic drivers that are warming our planet and how the climate crisis can yet spur economic, cultural and... More Info
$29.95

The West Without Water

December 19, 2014 | 256 pages
The West without Water documents the tumultuous climate of the American West over twenty millennia, with tales of past droughts and deluges and predictions about the impacts of future climate change on water resources. Looking at the region’s current water crisis from the perspective of its... More Info
$32.50

Carbon Shock

Chelsea Green Publishing | August 20, 2014 | 216 pages
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Planet Without Apes

Belknap Press | October 24, 2014 | 272 pages
Predicting the imminent extinction of the world's great apes, a leading primatologist explains the loss of evolutionary knowledge that would result from losing the world's animal species that most closely resemble humans, noting the compelling culture of the great apes while making strategic... More Info

The Climate Challenge

New Society Pub | December 19, 2014 | 307 pages
It is easy to feel overwhelmed by the urgency of global climate change. But when author Guy Dauncey assembles the world's best solutions in one place, as he does in The Climate Challenge, a vision emerges of a sustainable energy revolution. He opens the door to a century of exciting change,... More Info
$38.95

money loggingL on the trail of the asian timber mafia

bergil | October 21, 2014 | 313 pages
$19.95

Your Water Footprint

Firefly Books | September 9, 2014 | 144 pages
The average American lifestyle is kept afloat by about 2,000 gallons of H2O a day. The numbers are shocking. Your Water Footprint reveals the true cost of our lifestyle. A "water footprint" is the amount of fresh water used to produce the goods and services we consume, including growing,... More Info
$32.95

Oil Culture

October 15, 2014 | 456 pages
Some chapters originally appeared in the Journal of American Studies, Volume 46, Special Issue 02 (May 2012).  More Info
$29.95

Common Threads

New Society Publishers | November 11, 2014 | 288 pages
A guide to creating community-based art installations using green waste, invasive species and natural materials  More Info
$22.95

Breathing Underwater

September 22, 2014 | 224 pages
Collected essays by a leading journalist on sustainability and the global cleantech industry.  More Info
$33.50

The Chain

Harper | October 14, 2014 | 320 pages
A powerful and important work of investigative journalism that explores the runaway growth of the American meatpacking industry and its dangerous consequences. On the production line in American packinghouses, there is one cardinal rule: the chain never slows. Every year, the chain conveyors that... More Info
$37.95

Climate Change and Human Development

Zed Books | August 4, 2014 | 224 pages
Whilst the world's poor are clearly hit hardest by climate change impacts, so too do they hold many of the solutions for how best to cope with its impacts, and at times reduce greenhouse gas emissions to zero. Climate Change and Human Development offers a rich compendium of real life scenarios and... More Info
$27.95

Ecoliterate

Jossey-Bass | August 14, 2012 | 192 pages
A new integration of Goleman's emotional, social, and ecological intelligence Hopeful, eloquent, and bold, Ecoliterate offers inspiring stories, practical guidance, and an exciting new model of education that builds - in vitally important ways - on the success of social and emotional learning by... More Info

Bee Time

Harvard University Press | October 1, 2014 | 296 pages
Being among bees is a full-body experience, Mark Winston writes. Bee Time presents his reflections on three decades spent studying these remarkable creatures, and on the lessons they can teach about how humans might better interact with one another and the natural world, from the boardroom to urban... More Info
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I Love Dirt!

Roost Books | December 19, 2014 | 153 pages
Provides fifty-two outdoor activities for families to help engage children in discovering and learning about nature, including observing ants, tracing stars, and cultivating a garden.  More Info
$18.95

The Nature Connection

Storey Publishing | December 19, 2014 | 303 pages
A guide to exploring and discovering the natural world.  More Info

Circling the Midnight Sun

Phyllis Bruce Books | September 23, 2014 | 400 pages
Over the course of three years, Jim Raffan, seasoned traveller and bestselling author-circumnavigated the globe at 66.5 degrees latitude: the Arctic Circle. Armed with his passion for the north, his interest in diverse cultures and his unquenchable sense of adventure, he set out to put a human face... More Info
$34.95

Concrete Jungle

October 1, 2014 | 288 pages
If they are to survive, cities need healthy chunks of the world’s ecosystems to persist; yet cities, like parasites, grow and prosper by local destruction of these very ecosystems. In this absorbing and wide-ranging book, Eldredge and Horenstein use New York City as a microcosm to explore both... More Info
$21.95

Saboteurs

Greystone Books Ltd | August 15, 2014 | 310 pages
Winner of the Governor General's Award for Literary Non-Fiction and the 2002 Crime Writers of Canada Arthur Ellis Award for Best True Crime "A grisly catalogue of the effects of hydrogen sulphide and flaring . . . Nikiforuk provides an eloquent and persuasive voice for all downwinders." -The Globe... More Info

Green Social Work

Polity Press | July 31, 2012 | 200 pages
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$24.95

Rainbow Warriors

September 1, 2014 |
Following the lives of the three Greenpeace ships with the name "Rainbow Warrior", long-serving Greenpeace activist, Maite Mompo tells the inside stories of life on board and recounts some of the ships' most exciting adventures and actions. Rainbow Warriors provides a narrative of real life on... More Info
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The Price of Thirst

October 1, 2014 | 296 pages
“There's Money in Thirst,” reads a headline in the New York Times. The CEO of Nestlé, purveyor of bottled water, heartily agrees. It is important to give water a market value, he says in a promotional video, so “we're all aware that it has a price.” But for those who have no access to... More Info
$22.95

Total Liberation

December 19, 2014 | 336 pages
When in 2001 Earth Liberation Front activists drove metal spikes into hundreds of trees in Gifford Pinchot National Forest, they were protesting the sale of a section of the old-growth forest to a timber company. But ELF's communiqué on the action went beyond the radical group's customary brief.  More Info

The Attacking Ocean

Bloomsbury Press | August 19, 2014 | 288 pages
The past fifteen thousand years—the entire span of human civilization—have witnessed dramatic sea level changes, which began with rapid global warming at the end of the Ice Age, when coastlines were more than seven hundred feet below modern levels. Over the next ten millennia, the oceans... More Info
$26.95

Toxic Town

December 19, 2014 | 243 pages
In 1924, IBM built its first plant in Endicott, New York. Now, Endicott is a contested toxic waste site. With its landscape thoroughly contaminated by carcinogens, Endicott is the subject of one of the nation’s largest corporate-state mitigation efforts. Yet despite the efforts of IBM and the... More Info

The Emergent Agriculture

New Society Publishers | October 1, 2014 | 192 pages
Local, diverse and resilient – the new culture of food  More Info
$39.95

Understanding Climate Change

June 30, 2014 | 320 pages
Understanding Climate Change provides readers with a concise, accessible, and holistic picture of the climate change problem, including both the scientific and human dimensions.  More Info
$34.00

War of the Whales

July 1, 2014 | 448 pages
Two men face off against an all-powerful navy—and the fate of the ocean’s most majestic creatures hangs in the balance. War of the Whales is the gripping tale of a crusading attorney who stumbles on one of the US Navy’s best-kept secrets: a submarine detection system that floods entire ocean... More Info
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Foodopoly

March 1, 2014 | 368 pages
Wenonah Hauter runs an organic family farm in Northern Virginia that provides healthy vegetables to over five hundred families. Despite this, as one of the nation's leading healthy food advocates, Hauter believes that the local food movement is not enough to solve America's food crisis and the... More Info
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Climate Governance in the Developing World

Polity | August 5, 2013 | 272 pages
Since 2009, a diverse group of developing states that includes China, Brazil, Ethiopia and Costa Rica has been advancing unprecedented pledges to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions, offering new, unexpected signs of climate leadership. Some scholars have gone so far as to argue that these targets... More Info
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The Global Development Crisis

Polity | February 17, 2014 | 224 pages
The central paradox of the contemporary world is the simultaneous presence of wealth on an unprecedented scale, and mass poverty. Liberal theory explains the relationship between capitalism and poverty as one based around the dichotomy of inclusion (into capitalism) vs exclusion (from capitalism).... More Info

Environmental Ethics

Polity | February 17, 2014 | 278 pages
In this clear, concise, comprehensively revised and up-to-date introduction to environmental ethics, Robin Attfield guides the student through the key issues and debates in this field in ways that will also be of interest to a wide range of scholars and researchers. The book introduces... More Info
$23.00

State of the World 2014

Island Press | April 29, 2014 | 320 pages
Citizens expect their governments to lead on sustainability. But from largely disappointing international conferences like Rio II to the U.S.’s failure to pass meaningful climate legislation, governments’ progress has been lackluster. That’s not to say leadership is absent; it just often... More Info

Grass, Soil, Hope

December 19, 2014 | 272 pages
This book tackles an increasingly crucial question: What can we do about the seemingly intractable challenges confronting all of humanity today, including climate change, global hunger, water scarcity, environmental stress, and economic instability? The quick answers are: Build topsoil. Fix creeks.... More Info

Age of Global Warming

Quartet Books Limited | March 1, 2014 | 448 pages
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$19.00

Cooked

Penguin Group USA | April 29, 2014 | 480 pages
In Cooked, Michael Pollan explores the previously uncharted territory of his own kitchen. Here, he discovers the enduring power of the four classical elements—fire, water, air, and earth—to transform the stuff of nature into delicious things to eat and drink. Apprenticing himself to a... More Info

The Informal American City

MIT Press | May 16, 2014 | 344 pages
An examination of informal urban activities -- including street vending, garage sales, and unpermitted housing -- that explores their complexity and addresses related planning and regulatory issues.  More Info

A Murmuration of Starlings

September 1, 2013 | 102 pages
A flock of birds, even a skein of geese perhaps -- but a cete of badgers, or a grist of bees? The collective nouns of animals and birds have long inspired and intrigued us. Many have their roots in medieval times, in particular applied to those creatures hunted by man, and subject to the etiquette... More Info
$32.00

The Third Plate

Penguin Press | December 19, 2014 | 496 pages
Offering a revolutionary new way of eating, the award-winning chef, exploring farming practices around the world, reveals that America's cuisine is in desperate need of a radical transformation and charts a new path forward for eaters and chefs alike to make food sustainable and delicious.  More Info
$17.95

Hemp Bound

Chelsea Green Publishing | December 19, 2014 | 192 pages
The stat sheet on hemp sounds almost too good to be true: its fibers are among the planet's strongest, its seed oil the most nutritious, and its potential as an energy source vast and untapped. Its one downside? For nearly a century, it's been illegal to grow industrial cannabis in the United... More Info
$21.95

Sustainable Compromises

December 19, 2014 | 216 pages
"An account of Boye's experiences building and occupying alternative, sustainable houses"--  More Info

Edible Landscaping with a Permaculture Twist

January 21, 2014 | 143 pages
Offers information on turning a personal yard into an edible landscape, including such topics as herb spirals, food forests, raised bed gardens, earthen ovens, uncommon fruits, and outdoor mushrooms.  More Info

The Red Canary

Bloomsbury Pub Plc USA | May 6, 2014 | 320 pages
The creation of Dolly the sheep in the 1990s was for many people the start of a new era: the age of genetically modified animals. However, the idea was not new, for in the 1920s an amateur scientist, Hans Duncker, decided to genetically engineer a red canary. Favored originally for their voice, by... More Info
$20.00

Countdown

Back Bay Books | May 6, 2014 | 528 pages
A powerful investigation into the chances for humanity's future from the author of the bestseller The World Without Us. In his bestselling book The World Without Us, Alan Weisman considered how the Earth could heal and even refill empty niches if relieved of humanity's constant pressures. Behind... More Info

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