Category: Sustainability

Savage Ecology

March 30, 2020 | 352 pages
Jairus Victor Grove offers an ecological theorization of geopolitics in which he contends that contemporary global crises are better understood when considered within the larger history of geopolitical practice, showing how political violence is the principal force behind climate change, mass... More Info

Food Security

A J. Patrick Boyer Book | November 12, 2019 | 160 pages
Canadians are failing to balance reasonable food consumption with sufficient and sustainable production. The modern agricultural system is producing more and more food. Too much. The cost is enormous: excess nutrients are contaminating air and water; soil is being depleted; species loss is plunging... More Info

Art, Space, Ecology

January 15, 2019 | 190 pages
"Art, Space, Ecology: Two Views, Twenty Interviews embraces the international context of today's art making and, through the medium of interviews, encourages readers to engage directly with nature-focused creators and their artistic processes. The twenty artists, though diverse in backgrounds and... More Info

The Rise of Wolf 8

Greystone Books | October 15, 2019 | 304 pages
The astonishing true story of one of the first wolves to roam Yellowstone in more than 60 years. Book One in The Alpha Wolves of Yellowstone: A Trilogy [Rick McIntyre] is first and foremost a storyteller whose encyclopedic knowledge of Yellowstone's wolf reintroduction project is unparalleled."... More Info

Changing Tides

New Society Publishers | October 15, 2019 | 224 pages
In Changing Tides , Alejandro Frid, an ecologist working with Indigenous people, argues that a merger of scientific perspectives and Indigenous knowledge might just help us change the story we tell ourselves of who we are -- of who we can be -- and steer us towards a more benign Anthropocene.  More Info

No One Is Too Small to Make a Difference

Penguin UK | June 1, 2019 | 80 pages
The history-making, ground-breaking speeches of Greta Thunberg, the young activist who has become the voice of a generation 'Everything needs to change. And it has to start today' In August 2018 a fifteen-year-old Swedish girl, Greta Thunberg, decided not to go to school one day. Her actions ended... More Info

Shell Life on the Seashore

August 1, 2019 | 240 pages
'Armed with this intrepid survey, we can see a brave new world down there on the beach ... Exquisite revelation, of the most wonderful, watery kind.' - Philip Hoare For many, the highlights of seaside holidays are rockpooling and gathering the glorious array of shells left strewn on the beach after... More Info

The Emergence of Ecosocialism

2leaf Press | June 15, 2019 | 304 pages
The Emergence of Ecosocialism is the first book by the author, activist and scholar Joel Kovel. Kovel led an expansive political and intellectual life from the mid-1960s until his death in the spring of 2018: in addition to being a foundational ecotheorist, he was a militant leftist activist and an... More Info

How to Catch a Mole: Wisdom from a Life Lived in Nature

Greystone Books | October 1, 2019 | 208 pages
"Sometimes the two stories of mole and me seem inextricably intertwined. There are echoes and reflections. But the dance has become a way of living that I find simple and beautiful, and has given me everything that I could ever want."--Marc Hamer Kneeling in a muddy field, clutching something soft... More Info

The Anthropocene Disruption

Rocky Mountain Books Incorporated | October 1, 2019 | 168 pages
An important and timely book that addresses the new reality of the Anthropocene and what we should be doing about it. In what is now being heralded as the Second Copernican Revolution, Earth scientists have discovered that our self-regulating planetary life support system is a single, dynamic... More Info

The Great Derangement

University of Chicago Press | July 28, 2017 | 176 pages
Are we deranged? The acclaimed Indian novelist Amitav Ghosh argues that future generations may well think so. How else to explain our imaginative failure in the face of global warming? In his first major book of nonfiction since In an Antique Land, Ghosh examines our inability—at the level of... More Info

Lost Feast

October 8, 2019 | 312 pages
A rollicking exploration of the history and future of our favorite foods When we humans love foods, we love them a lot. In fact, we have often eaten them into extinction, whether it is the megafauna of the Paleolithic world or the passenger pigeon of the last century. In Lost Feast, food expert... More Info

On Fire

September 17, 2019 | 320 pages
A MUST-READ book. Naomi Klein pairs a decade of her powerful writing on our acute environmental decline with new material on the staggeringly high stakes of what we choose to do next; and inspiringly offers here a politically viable, just, sustainable path forward. For more than twenty years, Naomi... More Info

Whose Water Is It, Anyway?

September 3, 2019 | 160 pages
"This book is a blueprint for communities around the world." -- David Suzuki "If water shortages and global unrest are on your mind -- and they should be -- read this book." -- Caryn Mandelbaum, Water Program Director, Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation The Blue Communities Project is dedicated to three... More Info

The Little Book of Bees

Abrams Image | September 10, 2019 | 224 pages
A beautifully illustrated look at all things bee Bees first appeared on Earth 270 million years ago. Since the time of the dinosaurs, evolution has taken our beloved bees on an incredible journey--today, there are 20,000 species on the planet. The Little Book of Bees is a lovely, informative book... More Info

The Democracy of Suffering

September 30, 2019 | 232 pages
A philosopher's passionate intervention into the meaning of life, and the future of civilization in the face of catastrophic climate change.  More Info

Whose Crisis, Whose Future

Polity | December 6, 2010 | 307 pages
POLITICAL SCIENCE & THEORY. Crisis? Whose crisis? Today we are in the midst of a multifaceted crisis which touches the lives of everyone on the planet.  More Info

This Land Is Our Land

Princeton University Press | September 17, 2019 | 200 pages
A leading environmental thinker explores how people might begin to heal their fractured and contentious relationship with the land and with each other. From the coalfields of Appalachia and the tobacco fields of the Carolinas to the public lands of the West, Purdy shows how the land has always... More Info

The Battle for Paradise

June 1, 2018 | 88 pages
"Fearless necessary reporting . . . Klein exposes the 'battle of utopias' that is currently unfolding in storm-ravaged Puerto Rico--a battle that pits a pitilessly neoliberal plutocratic 'paradise' against a community movement with Puerto Rican sovereignty at its center." --Junot Díaz "We are in a... More Info

Ecological Footprint

New Society Publishers | September 3, 2019 | 240 pages
Ecological overshoot is shaping the 21st century. In Ecological Footprint , Mathis Wackernagel advises us to run our economies on regeneration, rather than by liquidating the planet. He explains the key tool for the job - Footprint and biocapacity accounting - and how it applies to companies,... More Info


Animal | April 1, 2019 | 224 pages
Claire Preston's Bee tells the busy story of our long, complex relationship with this industrious, much-admired insect. Moving from ancient political descriptions to Renaissance debates about monarchy, to the conversion of the virtuous and civil bee into the dangerous swarm of the Hollywood horror... More Info

The Nature Instinct

The Experiment | August 20, 2019 | 384 pages
“A captivating guide to finding one’s way in the wild.”—The Wall Street Journal Publisher's note: The Nature Instinct was published in the UK under the title Wild Signs and Star Paths. Master outdoorsman Tristan Gooley was just about to make camp when he sensed danger—but couldn’t say... More Info

Life on Earth

William Collins | May 16, 2019 | 384 pages
Updated edition of David Attenborough's groundbreaking Life on Earth. David Attenborough's unforgettable meeting with gorillas became an iconic moment for millions of television viewers. Life on Earth, the series and accompanying book, fundamentally changed the way we view and interact with the... More Info

Discerning Experts

February 22, 2019 | 304 pages
The need for expert judgment -- Assessing acid rain in the United States: the National Acid Precipitation Assessment Program -- Assessing ozone depletion -- Assessing the ice: sea level rise predictions for the West Antarctic Ice Sheet, 1981-2007 -- Patrolling the science/policy border -- What... More Info

Wading Right In

March 30, 2020 | 264 pages
Where can you find mosses that change landscapes, salamanders with algae in their skin, and carnivorous plants containing whole ecosystems in their furled leaves? Where can you find swamp-trompers, wildlife watchers, marsh managers, and mud-mad scientists? In wetlands, those complex habitats that... More Info


University of Chicago Press | April 26, 2019 | 298 pages
Nothing is as elemental, as essential to human life, as the air we breathe. Yet around the world, in rich countries and poor ones, it is quietly poisoning us. Air pollution prematurely kills seven million people every year, including more than one hundred thousand Americans. It is strongly linked... More Info


January 23, 2019 | 248 pages
The Green River, the most significant tributary of the Colorado River, runs 730 miles from the glaciers of Wyoming to the desert canyons of Utah. Over its course it meanders through ranches, cities, national parks, endangered fish habitats, and some of the most significant natural gas fields in the... More Info

How Dogs Work

University of Chicago Press | April 22, 2019 | 224 pages
How well do we really know dogs? People may enjoy thinking about them as “man’s best friend,” but what actually drives the things they do? What is going on in their fur-covered heads as they look at us with their big, expressive eyes? Raymond Coppinger and Mark Feinstein know something about... More Info

The Stockholm Paradigm

March 30, 2020 | 400 pages
The contemporary crisis of emerging disease has been a century and a half in the making. Human, veterinary, and crop health practitioners convinced themselves that disease could be controlled by medicating the sick, vaccinating those at risk, and eradicating the parts of the biosphere responsible... More Info


MIT Press | May 21, 2019 | 232 pages
A consumer's guide to the food system, from local to global: our part as citizens in the interconnected networks, institutions, and organizations that enable our food choices. Everybody eats. We may even consider ourselves experts on the topic, or at least Instagram experts. But are we aware that... More Info

Double Jeopardy

MIT Press | May 28, 2019 | 288 pages
Making the case that we can use nuclear power to combat climate change even as we reduce the risks of nuclear terror. Humanity faces two existential threats: nuclear annihilation and catastrophic climate change. Both have human origins, and both are linked to the use of nuclear energy. Inherent in... More Info

The Lives of Bees

Princeton University Press | May 28, 2019 | 376 pages
How the lives of wild honey bees offer vital lessons for saving the world’s managed bee colonies Humans have kept honey bees in hives for millennia, yet only in recent decades have biologists begun to investigate how these industrious insects live in the wild. The Lives of Bees is Thomas... More Info

The Last Butterflies

Princeton University Press | June 25, 2019 | 264 pages
A remarkable look at the rarest butterflies, how global changes threaten their existence, and how we can bring them back from near-extinction Most of us have heard of such popular butterflies as the Monarch or Painted Lady. But what about the Fender’s Blue? Or the St. Francis’ Satyr? Because of... More Info


Harvard University Press | March 30, 1984 | 157 pages
View a collection of videos on Professor Wilson entitled "On the Relation of Science and the Humanities"  More Info

Private Oceans

Pluto Press (UK) | August 15, 2017 | 208 pages
As the era of thriving, small-scale fishing communities continues to wane across waters that once teamed with (a way of) life, Fiona McCormack opens a window into contemporary fisheries quota systems, laying bare how neoliberalism has entangled itself in our approach to environmental... More Info

The Global Hunger Crisis

Pluto Press | 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

The Metamorphosis of the World

Polity | April 10, 2017 | 240 pages
We live in a world that is increasingly difficult to understand. It is not just changing: it is metamorphosing. Change implies that some things change but other things remain the same capitalism changes, but some aspects of capitalism remain as they always were. Metamorphosis implies a much more... More Info

Is Racism an Environmental Threat?

Polity | May 30, 2017 | 140 pages
The ecological crisis is the most overwhelming to have ever faced humanity and its consequences permeate every domain of life. This trenchant book examines its relation to Islamophobia as the dominant form of racism today, showing how both share roots in domination, colonialism, and the logics of... More Info

The Complete Root Cellar Book

Robert Rose Incorporated | January 1, 2010 | 264 pages
Nature's way of storing fruits, vegetables and preserves.  More Info

Complete Book of Home Preserving

March 30, 2020 | 448 pages
From the experts, the definitive book on home preserving. Bernardin Home Canning Products are the gold standard in home preserving supplies, the trademark jars on display in stores every summer from coast to coast. Now the experts at Bernardin have written a book destined to become the Bernardin... More Info

Bernardin Complete Book of Home Preserving

May 5, 2015 | 448 pages
We've taken the same bestselling content that readers of Bernardin Complete Book of Home Preserving know and love, and packaged it in an all-new, concealed wire-o hardcover edition that lies flat for easy reference. Bernardin makes 99 percent of the preserving jars sold every year. Bernardin is the... More Info

Preservation Society Home Preserves

Robert Rose | March 3, 2015 | 192 pages
These are not your grandmother's preserves -- but we're certain she would approve.  More Info

Turn Here Sweet Corn

U of Minnesota Press | March 30, 2020 | 335 pages
An organic farmer relates her family's experiences and struggles in the industry as they faced challenges ranging from inclement weather to the threat of eminent domain.  More Info

Toxic Burn

April 10, 2007 | 280 pages
Debates over global warming and fossil fuel dependence dominate public discussions of the environment. For many of us, these debates are abstract because environmental problems do not yet disrupt our daily lives. But in communities throughout the United States and around the globe, environmental... More Info

The Permaculture Earthworks Handbook

New Society Publishers | September 1, 2017 | 240 pages
Maximize your water harvesting potential with efficient, cost-effective earthworks  More Info

The Color of Food

New Society Publishers | May 1, 2015 | 240 pages
Redefining the face of the American farmer Through her compelling stories and powerful images Natasha Bowens' rainbow of farmers ... remind us that the industrialization of our food system and the oppression of our people -- two sides of the same coin -- will, if not confronted, sow the seeds of... More Info

Consumer Guide to Home Energy Savings

New Society Publishers | November 27, 2012 | 288 pages
THE MOST COMPLETE AND UP-TO-DATE GUIDE AVAILABLE TO ENERGY SAVINGS IN THE HOME Praise for the Ninth Edition: A Penny-Wise Guide to 'Buttoning Up Your House' -The New York Times ...the most comprehensive resource to home energy savings that I've seen. Every homeowner and environmentally conscious... More Info

Timber Press Pocket Guide to Shade Perennials

Timber Press | March 30, 2020 | 252 pages
Rich with descriptions and illustrations of more than 1000 readily available species and cultivars that will enliven and thrive in your shade garden. The easy-to-read format, illustrated with more than 300 photographs, makes this the perfect handy reference. You will find definitions of shade... More Info

A Tiny Home to Call Your Own

New Society Publishers | April 2, 2019 | 224 pages
"Do you feel as though you're living in an expensive and ill-fitting home filled with too much stuff? A Tiny Home to Call Your Own examines the hows and whys of tiny-home living, and will help you assess whether it's the right for you by examining all aspects of tiny house living and exploring and... More Info

Peace Out

Red Deer Press | July 15, 2014 | 184 pages
An account of Charles Wilkinson's road trip into the Peace River Valley, a major energy producing area, where he talks to people on all sides of the issue of energy supply and demand and its impact on the environment.  More Info