Category: Sustainability


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

Being a Bird in North America, North of Mexico

April 1, 2013 |
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Child Honouring

Homeland Press | March 15, 2012 | 313 pages
The philosophy of Child Honouring is captured in this anthology of essays by leading child advocacy proponents. The introduction by Raffi and foreword by the Dalai Llama focus on the importance of looking at the world and the future through the lens of "what's best for kids is what's best for us... More Info

Vernal Pools

McDonald and Woodward Publishing Company | March 29, 2020 | 426 pages
Looks at the natural history, ecology, and conservation of vernal pools, which appear in low-lying areas in the spring and then typically disappear as the seasons progress.  More Info

Seven Sisters

April 1, 2018 | 279 pages
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Henry Holt and Company | April 2, 2019 | 272 pages
Thirty years ago Bill McKibben offered one of the earliest warnings about climate change. Now he broadens the warning: the entire human game, he suggests, has begun to play itself out. Bill McKibben’s groundbreaking book The End of Nature -- issued in dozens of languages and long regarded as a... More Info

Acceptable Genes?

SUNY Press | October 30, 2009 | 272 pages
Perspectives on genetically modified foods from world religions and indigenous traditions.  More Info

The Environment

Johns Hopkins University Press | November 30, 2018 | 256 pages
The untold history of how people came to conceive, to manage, and to dispute environmental crisis, The Environment is essential reading for anyone who wants to help protect the environment from the numerous threats it faces today.  More Info

Towards Continental Environmental Policy?

Suny Series in Environmental G | July 2, 2018 | 432 pages
Examines the challenges of environmental governance in contemporary North America.  More Info

Green Goes with Everything

Atria Books | April 2, 2011 | 320 pages
A straightforward guide to understanding how to render a home less toxic identifies the harmful effects of everyday household items and foods, in a volume of eco-friendly alternative options that also addresses such topics as the myths about toy-industry recalls, organic foods, and hazardous... More Info

Do Preserve

Chronicle Books | February 26, 2019 | 176 pages
Written for home cooks of all skill levels, Do Preserve makes it easy to transform the delicious flavors of freshly picked seasonal produce into jams, sauces, pickles, and shrubs that can be enjoyed throughout the year. Filled with advice from a trio of farmers and cooks, here are more than 80... More Info

Damming the Peace

James Lorimer & Company | April 1, 2018 | 272 pages
Since the 1970s, the Site C Dam in northeastern British Columbia's Peace River Valley has been touted by B.C. Hydro and successive governments as necessary to meet the province's increasing energy needs. With its enormous $10 billion price tag, the dam would be the largest public works project in... More Info

Getting to Zero

James Lorimer & Company | October 23, 2018 | 248 pages
Canadians have been coming to a greater understanding of the threat posed by global warming and the need for urgent action by governments, industry and the public at large. The Trudeau government has, more or less, taken up the cause. Provinces are recognizing the need for action, even as they... More Info

Seeds of Science

Bloomsbury Publishing | June 26, 2018 | 304 pages
In the mid-1990s, the global media picked up on a controversial issue that had been slowly gathering steam--genetically modified organisms. Headlines screamed that this technological advance could pose serious health risks, that our food was already GMO-rich without our knowledge. How could this... More Info


NYU Press | April 1, 2019 | 320 pages
An intellectual history of America's water management philosophy Humans take more than their geological share of water, but they do not benefit from it equally. This imbalance has created an era of intense water scarcity that affects the security of individuals, states, and the global economy. For... More Info


March 29, 2020 | 272 pages
Cymene Howe traces the complex relationships between humans, nonhuman beings and objects, and geophysical forces that shaped the Mareña Renovables project in Oaxaca, Mexico, which had it been completed, would have been Latin America's largest wind power installation.  More Info


March 29, 2020 | 280 pages
Dominic Boyer examines the politics of wind power and how it is shaped by myriad factors--from the legacies of settler colonialism and indigenous resistance to state bureaucracy and corporate investment--while outlining the fundamental impact of energy and fuel on political power.  More Info

Infrastructure, Environment, and Life in the Anthropocene

Experimental Futures | February 1, 2019 | 336 pages
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The Wolf Connection

Atria/Enliven Books | June 25, 2019 | 320 pages
Discover the transformative lessons from one of humanity’s oldest teachers—the wolf—with this enthralling and accessible guidebook to help us restore our connection with nature, our communities, and our deepest selves. The wolf has enthralled humankind for millennia, as a creature to be both... More Info

Can Democracy Handle Climate Change?

Polity | July 23, 2018 | 160 pages
Global climate change poses an unprecedented challenge for governments across the world. Small wonder that many experts question whether democracies have the ability to cope with the causes and long-term consequences of a changing climate. Some even argue that authoritarian regimes are better... More Info

Can We Feed the World Without Destroying It?

Polity | January 14, 2019 | 136 pages
Nearly a third of the world’s population suffers from hunger or malnutrition. Feeding them – and the projected population of 10 billion people by 2050 – has become a high-profile challenge for states, philanthropists, and even the Fortune 500. This has unleashed a steady march of initiatives... More Info

Ecomodernism: Technology, Politics and The Climate Crisis

Polity | July 29, 2019 | 224 pages
Is climate catastrophe inevitable? In a world of extreme inequality, rising nationalism and mounting carbon emissions, the future looks gloomy. Yet one group of environmentalists, the ‘ecomodernists’, are optimistic. They argue that technological innovation and universal human development hold... More Info

Who Should Own Natural Resources?

Polity | July 22, 2019 | 140 pages
The natural resources of the earth – from oil and water to minerals and land – are crucial to our basic economic and social existence. But who is entitled to control, use and benefit from them? Should anyone ‘own’ the natural bounty of our planet? In this book, distinguished political... More Info

The Case for Carbon Dividends

Polity | July 22, 2019 | 140 pages
The supreme challenge of our time is tackling climate change. We urgently need to curtail our use of fossil fuels – but how can we do so in a just and feasible way? In this compelling book, leading economist James Boyce shows that the key to solving this conundrum is to put a limit on carbon... More Info

Will Big Business Destroy Our Planet?

Polity | June 6, 2018 | 160 pages
Walmart. Coca-Cola. BP. Toyota. The world economy runs on the profits of transnational corporations. Politicians need their backing. Non-profit organizations rely on their philanthropy. People look to their brands for meaning. And their power continues to rise. Can these companies, as so many are... More Info

Bad Environmentalism

March 29, 2020 | 306 pages
Machine generated contents note: Introduction -- 1. "I'm No Botanist, but.": Irony, Ecocinema, and the Problem of Expert Knowledge -- 2. "So Much to See, So Little to Learn": Perverting Nature/Wildlife Programming -- 3. Climate Change Is a Drag and Camping Can Be Campy: On Queer Environmental... More Info

Veer Ecology

March 29, 2020 | 536 pages
The words most commonly associated with the environmental movement--save, recycle, reuse, protect, regulate, restore--describe what we can do to help the environment, but few suggest how we might transform ourselves to better navigate the sudden turns of the late Anthropocene. Which words can help... More Info

Seeds of Resistance

Hot Books | September 18, 2018 | 192 pages
Sun. Soil. Water. Seed. These are the primordial ingredients for the most essential activity of all on earth: growing food. All of these elements are being changed dramatically under the pressures of corporate consolidation of the food chain, which has been accelerating just as climate change is... More Info

Sow Simple

Harbour Publishing Company | April 1, 2012 | 208 pages
Plants thrive thanks to back-sparing and thrifty techniques for propagation, fertilization and transplanting, plus tips on beneficial fungi and bugs, magical mulches, edible weeds, water-wise wildflowers and native plants. Design-wise, make a spectacular entrance with a living gate, or see how easy... More Info

How to Get Your Lawn Off Grass

Harbour Publishing Company | March 29, 2020 | 176 pages
On any list of the world's most pressing problems, water scarcity and water quality inevitably rank high. These issues and their related concerns often emerge in the major topics of the day, including Walkerton, free trade and globalization debates and drought. Despite all the pessimism surrounding... More Info

In Search of the Canary Tree

Basic Books | November 27, 2018 | 272 pages
The surprisingly hopeful story of one woman's search for resiliency in a warming world Several years ago, ecologist Lauren E. Oakes set out from California for Alaska's old-growth forests to hunt for a dying tree: the yellow-cedar. With climate change as the culprit, the death of this species meant... More Info

Free Public Transit

June 1, 2018 | 250 pages
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The Complete Book of Small-batch Preserving

Firefly Books Limited | March 29, 2020 | 376 pages
"The Complete Book of Small-Batch Preserving takes the guesswork out of home preserving. Both beginners and pros can make the most of fresh fruits and vegetables when these are readily available and inexpensive. Because these recipes require a minimum oftime and fuss, home cooks will enjoy creating... More Info

Resources, Empire & Labour

March 29, 2020 | 400 pages
The interconnections of natural resources, empire and labour run through the most central and conflict-ridden crises of our times: war, environmental degradation, impoverishment and plutocracy. Crucial to understand and to change the conditions that give rise to these crises is the critical study... More Info

In Defense of Small Producers

March 29, 2020 | 237 pages
"In an international geopolitical panorama where Northern countries are increasingly in crisis and where the most interesting alternatives to sustainable development are coming from the South, the Latin American small producers, represented by the Latin American and Caribbean Network of Small Fair... More Info

Crisis Without End

The New Press | March 29, 2020 | 243 pages
Explores the ramifications of the disaster at the Fukushima nuclear plant in 2011, discussing the radiation risks in Japan, impact on the oceans, comparisons to Chernobyl, and implications for nuclear energy in America.  More Info

Lentil Underground

Gotham Books | January 22, 2015 | 320 pages
A journalist and native of Montana tells the inspiring story of a group of colorful pioneers who successfully bucked the chemically based food chain and agribusiness by stubbornly banding together and growing organic lentils, a venture which has become a million-dollar enterprise.  More Info

Our Love of Bees

Our Love of Wildlife | May 7, 2019 | 48 pages
Acclaimed entomologist Jaret C. Daniels presents the amazing lives of bees in a conveniently sized hardcover collection of photographs and information.  More Info

Put 'Em Up! Fruit

Storey Publishing | January 1, 2013 | 277 pages
A guide to preserving fruits ranging from apples and oranges to quince and rhubarb offers recipes for canning, refrigerating, freezing, drying, and infusing the fruits as well as ideas for cooking with the preserved products.  More Info

The Chainbreaker Bike Book

Bicycle | April 1, 2019 | 224 pages
An updated and expanded edition of our hand-illustrated and accessible introduction to the world of bike repair! The first half of this book is a complete repair manual to get you started on choosing the right bike for you, riding that bike, and fixing it when it breaks down. The second half... More Info


Storey Publishing, LLC | April 30, 2019 | 128 pages
At the heart of every bee hive is a queen bee. Since her well-being is linked to the well-being of the entire colony, the ability to find her among the residents of the hive is an essential beekeeping skill. In QueenSpotting, experienced beekeeper and professional “swarm catcher” Hilary Kearney... More Info

Between Earth and Empire

July 1, 2019 | 352 pages
Between Earth and Empire focuses on the crucial position of humanity at the present moment in Earth History. We have left the Cenozoic, the 'new period of life,' and are now in the midst of the Necrocene, a period of mass extinction and reversal.The book presents a vision of hope for social and... More Info

18 Miles

October 23, 2018 | 320 pages
From the bestselling author of Acquainted with the Night comes a brilliant and witty look at our favourite topic -- weather We live at the bottom of an ocean of air -- 5,200 million million tons, to be exact. It sounds like a lot, but Earth's atmosphere is smeared onto its surface in an alarmingly... More Info

Encyclopedia of Whales, Dolphins and Porpoises

Firefly Books | October 1, 2017 | 300 pages
In the Encyclopedia of Whales, Dolphins and Porpoises, award-winning author and whale researcher Erich Hoyt takes readers into the field for an intimate encounter with some 90 species of cetaceans that make their homes in the world's oceans. Drawing on decades of firsthand experience and a... More Info

Your First Garden

Firefly Books | February 1, 2016 | 120 pages
Praise for the author's Landscape Planning: Practical Techniques for the Home Gardener: "Highly recommended as one of the most comprehensive, up-to-date works on general gardening." -- Chicago Botanic Garden "This book is worth its weight in gold." -- The Globe and Mail In this book, accomplished... More Info

The Cottage Bible

March 1, 2016 | 280 pages
Praise for the first edition: "Cottagers, prepare to worship [this] must-have guide." -- The Toronto Star "New cabin owners will reap a greater confidence, a working vocabulary and an ace-up-their-sleeve with this book as a reference." -- Cabin Life/Cabin Living The Cottage Bible is the most... More Info

Grow for Flavor

Firefly Books | February 1, 2016 | 224 pages
Gardeners can be disappointed by the insipid flavor of the vegetables and fruit that they have so carefully nurtured. The problem, according to botanist James Wong, is that many conventional gardening practices are based on pure myth or faulty science. They create bumper crops at the expense of... More Info

Ivory, Horn and Blood

Firefly Books Limited | March 29, 2020 | 216 pages
Describes the illegal trafficking of elephant ivory and rhinoceros horns and the implications for these endangered animals.  More Info

The Knot Tying Bible

Firefly Books Limited | August 15, 2013 | 224 pages
A guide to tying more than 70 of the most useful and dependable knots. The Knot Tying Bible is a complete guide to selecting, tying and using a wide array of knots, useful for everything from hauling logs to securing the canoe to wrapping a present. Beginners can master the basics before... More Info


Wolsak and Wynn | June 4, 2019 | 296 pages
With intimacy and humour award-winning poet Ariel Gordon walks us through the streets of Winnipeg and into the urban forest that is, to her, the city's heart. Along the way she shares with us the lives of these urban trees, from the grackles and cankerworms of the spring, to the flush of mushrooms... More Info