We all witness, in advertising and on supermarket shelves, the fierce competition for our food dollars. In this engrossing exposé, Marion Nestle goes behind the scenes to reveal how the competition really works and how it affects our health. The abundance of food in the United States--enough... More Info
"The Autism Puzzle unlocks many alarming truths about this worldwide epidemic and raises the deeper question: What are you going to do about it?” —Dr. Bob Sears, author of The Autism Book (Sears Parenting Library) With 1 in 88 American children now affected by autism, The Autism Puzzle is the... More Info
Nuclear War and Environmental Catastrophe is a focused discussion on the existential threats of our time, and their points of intersection since World War II. Both nuclear war and environmental catastrophe have the potential for similar outcomes: a world made uninhabitable by the scarcity of water,... More Info
Millions across the world face the daily challenge to find enough food to survive. Hunger is on the rise globally with more than 1.2 billion people suffering from food insecurity. Rising prices are further restricting food access.In this deeply informative study, Majda Bne Saad identifies the... More Info
Alaska pollock is everywhere. If you're eating fish but you don't know what kind it is, it's almost certainly pollock. Prized for its generic fish taste, pollock masquerades as crab meat in california rolls and seafood salads, and it feeds millions as fish sticks in school cafeterias and... More Info
The world has changed in the seventeen years since the controversial initial publication of Paul Hawken's Ecology of Commerce, a stirring treatise about the perceived antagonism between ecology and business. Yet Hawken's impassioned argument—that business both causes the most egregious abuses of... More Info
Shares uplifting views about how individuals and communities can break habitual ways of producing and consuming in a post-fossil fuels world, sharing examples of working systems while outlining a philosophical blueprint for economic institutions centered on self-reliance, ecological permanence and... More Info
Fire, water, air, earth—our most trusted food expert recounts the story of his culinary education 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... More Info
The conservation of the rhinos in southern Africa is described in this account of these fascinating animals, the reasons behind their historical decline, the myths that surround them, and the resurrection of the rhinoceros horn trade. Few animals face as violent, as well organized, and as... More Info
Why are some species admired or beloved while others are despised? An eagle or hawk circling overhead inspires awe while urban pigeons shuffling underfoot are kicked away in revulsion. Fly fishermen consider carp an unwelcome trash fish, even though the trout they hope to catch are often equally... More Info
From the time of our earliest childhood encounters with animals, we casually ascribe familiar emotions to them. But scientists have long cautioned against such anthropomorphizing, arguing that it limits our ability to truly comprehend the lives of other creatures. Recently, however, things have... More Info
An impassioned and inspiring story from the creator of the award-winning documentary Sharkwater. Beginning with a childhood spent catching poisonous snakes and chasing after alligators, Rob Stewart, the award-winning documentary filmmaker behind Sharkwater, charts his development into one of the... More Info
When Canadian journalist Jeannie Marshall moved to Rome with her husband, she delighted in Italy's famous culinary traditions. But when Marshall gave birth to a son, she began to see how that food culture was eroding, especially within young families. Like their North American counterparts, Italian... More Info
Attempts by local governments to privatize water services have met with furiousopposition. Activists argue that to give private companies control of the water supply is to turnwater from a common resource into a marketized commodity. Moreover, to cede local power to a globalcorporation puts... More Info
Having roots as a specialized philosophical movement at Oxford University in the early 1970s, critical animal studies is not taking shape as a wide-open, mutlidisciplinary endeavor through which scholars across the humanities, sciences, and social sciences, and others, are joining together to... More Info
The protection of animal rights is more than a modern, western phenomenon. In fact, there is a long history of concern for animals around the world, and it is this concern that underlies today's animal rights movement. The No-Nonsense Guide to Animal Rightsexplains the key issues, charts the growth... More Info
McDonald's promises to use only beef, coffee, fish, chicken, and cooking oil obtainedfrom sustainable sources. Coca-Cola promises to achieve water neutrality. Unilever has set adeadline of 2020 to reach 100 percent sustainable agricultural sourcing. Walmart has pledged tobecome carbon neutral.... More Info
This groundbreaking book, from a distinguished sociologist, examines the profound adjustments required to live in a world where oil is no longer an easily-available energy source. It considers what societies that are powering down would be like; what lessons can be learned from the past; will... More Info
Growing Resistance is the remarkable story of how Canadian farmers led an international coalition to a major victory for the anti-GM movement by defeating the introduction of Monsanto's genetically modified wheat. Through interviews with producers, industry organizations, and biochemical companies,... More Info
The behind-the-scenes true story of Paul Watson, the world's most famous eco-pirate and marine animal rights activist. Paul Watson became an animal rights activist at the young age of eleven, in 1962. When trappers killed a beaver that Paul had befriended, he systematically and efficiently located... More Info
DIVThis book goes to the heart of the unfolding reality of the twenty-first century: international efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions have all failed, and before the end of the century Earth is projected to be warmer than it has been for 15 million years.
The most recent academic research on water management, this publication examines two-years-worth of workshops and seminars and presents border-crossing perspectives on water technologies, challenges, and governance from Brussels and beyond. Featuring contributions by the World Health Organization... More Info
This is a practical and easy-to-follow guide for homeowners, builders and architects who are concerned about the effects of climate change and environmental degradation and want to do something about reversing the trend.
A practical guide for bringing about planetary change shares stories of ordinary people who managed to make a dent in big problems, such as Third World villages experimenting in participatory democracy. Original. 20,000 first printing.
We often enjoy the benefits of connecting with nearby, domesticated nature -- a citypark, a backyard garden. But this book makes the provocative case for the necessity of connectingwith wild nature -- untamed, unmanaged, not encompassed, self-organizing, and unencumbered andunmediated by... More Info
Award-winning landscape architect Senga Lindsay has seen garden design trends come and go in her twenty years of working in the field, but by far the most prevalent has been the resurgence of interest in edible gardening.
Experts from around the world challenge...and defeat...the well-accepted and completely incorrect theory of man-made global warming via carbon dioxide emissions. In an easy-to-read and thorough treatment, all aspects of the earth's radiative balance are discussed.
Plugged by no fewer than twenty-five dams, the Colorado is the world’s most regulated river drainage, providing most of the water supply of Las Vegas, Tucson, and San Diego, and much of the power and water of Los Angeles and Phoenix, cities that are home to more than 25 million people. If it... More Info
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 they mean for humankind's place in the world. The book... More Info
Celebrating the life of a single tree--a Douglas fir--the authors depict the various intricacies and life cycles of this remarkable life form--close up--from its release of pollen to the creatures that live in and around it.
"A scathing critique." Green Inc. The New York Times "An astonishingly entertaining read that raises your hackles while raising your awareness." Sustainablog "Required reading for every citizen." The Georgia Straight The Alberta tar sands could make Canada the world's second greatest oil exporter... More Info
The catastrophic oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico has brought new attention to the huge costs of our oil dependence. In this stunning and revealing book, Peter Maass examines the social, political, and environmental impact of petroleum on the countries that produce it. Every unhappy oil-producing... More Info
Call it “Zen and the Art of Farming” or a “Little Green Book,” Masanobu Fukuoka’s manifesto about farming, eating, and the limits of human knowledge presents a radical challenge to the global systems we rely on for our food. At the same time, it is a spiritual memoir of a man whose... More Info
Containing all the knowledge required to get started riding a bicycle for everyday transportation, Elly Blue introduces readers to the basics, including shopping for a bike, honing street smarts, dressing properly for conditions, carrying everything from groceries to children to furniture, and... More Info