Category: Environmental politics

Food Politics

May 1, 2013 | 522 pages
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

March 19, 2013 | 208 pages
"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

April 30, 2013 | 160 pages
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

Eat Up

New Society Pub | April 16, 2013 | 288 pages
From roof to table ? urban food has reached new heights.  More Info

The Global Hunger Crisis

Pluto Press (UK) | March 5, 2013 | 272 pages
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

Billion-Dollar Fish

May 15, 2013 | 280 pages
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 Ecology of Commerce Revised Edition

HarperBusiness | October 26, 2010 | 256 pages
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

The Approaching Great Transformation

March 26, 2013 | 256 pages
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


Penguin Press | April 23, 2013 | 464 pages
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 Rhino Keepers

October 1, 2012 | 240 pages
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

Trash Animals

April 1, 2013 | 320 pages
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

How Animals Grieve

University of Chicago Press | March 21, 2013 | 201 pages
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

Outside the Box

Vintage Books Canada | April 2, 2013 | 304 pages
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

My Backyard Jungle

April 22, 2013 | 376 pages
The captivating story of an urban family who welcomes wildlife into their backyard and discovers the ups and downs of sharing habitat  More Info

The Incidental Steward

April 22, 2013 | 248 pages
A thoughtful citizen scientist contemplates our changing natural world and the value of stewardship  More Info

Contested Water: The Struggle Against Water Privatization in the United States and Canada

MIT Press (MA) | March 15, 2013 | 254 pages
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

Financing Our Foodshed

New Society Pub | February 12, 2013 | 288 pages
Bringing money home - real people and real stories from the Slow Money movement  More Info

Save the Humans

Vintage Books Canada | April 2, 2013 | 304 pages
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

Critical Animal Studies

SUNY Press | January 1, 2013 | 202 pages
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 No-Nonsense Guide to Animal Rights

June 15, 2006 | 143 pages
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


MIT Press | March 1, 2013 | 208 pages
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

Societies beyond Oil

Zed Books | February 5, 2013 | 224 pages
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

Doing Democracy with Circles

November 1, 2009 | 194 pages
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Growing Resistance

University of Manitoba Press | April 1, 2013 | 184 pages
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

One river

Simon & Schuster, 1997 | August 5, 1997 | 544 pages
Recounts the author's education under Richard Evans Schultes, who studied the drug qualities of plants in the Amazon basin, and his own journey in his teacher's footsteps  More Info

Igniting a Revolution

A K PressDistribution | April 1, 2006 | 441 pages
Revolutionary environmentalists take on the corporations destroying our planet.  More Info

Captain Paul Watson

Firefly Books Limited | March 19, 2013 | 264 pages
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


March 19, 2013 | 400 pages
The life story of the ancient and majestic ginkgo tree, from the age of dinosaurs to the twenty-first century  More Info


Yale University Press | April 22, 2013 | 264 pages
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.  More Info

Wavelengths of Your Song

McGill Queens Univ | April 1, 2013 | 144 pages
Intuitive environmentalism from the Canadian North is carried forth into creative global adventuring.  More Info

Bridges Over Troubled Water

Asp-Academic & Scientific Pub | January 1, 2013 | 271 pages
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

Making Your Home Sustainable

Scribe Publications Pty Limited | September 26, 2012 | 144 pages
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.  More Info

Good News for a Change

August 7, 2003 | 399 pages
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.  More Info

Plowing With Pigs

New Society Pub | March 5, 2013 | 272 pages
Off-the-wall solutions for real farmstead problems  More Info

The End of Energy

MIT Press (MA) | February 8, 2013 | 384 pages
Forty years of energy incompetence: villains, failures of leadership, and missedopportunities.  More Info

The Rediscovery of the Wild

MIT Press (MA) | February 1, 2013 | 272 pages
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

Taking Sustainable Cities Seriously

MIT Press (MA) | January 11, 2013 | 400 pages
A theoretically driven comparison of sustainability programs in U.S. cities.  More Info

Edible Landscaping

Harbour Publishing Company Limited | June 30, 2012 | 144 pages
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.  More Info

Slaying the Sky Dragon - Death of the Greenhouse Gas Theory

Bytech Services | January 1, 2011 | 366 pages
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.  More Info

River Notes

Island Press | October 17, 2012 | 176 pages
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

The Legacy

Greystone Books | August 23, 2011 | 113 pages
Offers the author's thoughts about the destructive relationship that now exists between humans and nature, and a proposition to adopt a holistic worldview in order to save the planet.  More Info

The Legacy

Greystone Books | September 7, 2010 | 113 pages
Offers the author's thoughts about the destructive relationship that now exists between humans and nature, and a proposition to adopt a holistic worldview in order to save the planet.  More Info

Tar Sands

Greystone/David Suzuki Fdtn | August 1, 2010 | 268 pages
"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

You Are the Earth

Greystone Books | September 14, 2010 | 159 pages
Explores our natural connection to the earth and its four elements, air, water, soil, and fire, underlining the importance of biodiversity and respect for the environment.  More Info

The Sacred Balance

Greystone/David Suzuki Fdtn | September 28, 2007 | 359 pages
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


Greystone Books | September 16, 2004 | 190 pages
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.  More Info

Crude World

Vintage | August 10, 2010 | 288 pages
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

Sustainable Market Farming

New Society Pub | February 5, 2013 | 400 pages
Growing for 100 ? the complete year-round guide for the small-scale market grower.  More Info

The One-Straw Revolution

NYRB Classics | June 2, 2009 | 200 pages
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

Everyday Bicycling

Microcosm Pub | December 1, 2012 | 128 pages
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