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  • The Ministry for the Future

    A Novel

    ONE OF BARACK OBAMA’S FAVORITE BOOKS OF THE YEAR**“The best science-fiction nonfiction novel I’ve ever read.” —Jonathan Lethem"If I could get policymakers, and citizens, everywhere to read just one book this year, it would be Kim Stanley Robinson’s The Ministry for the Future." —Ezra Klein (Vox)**The Ministry for the Future is a masterpiece of the imagination, using fictional eyewitness accounts ... Read more

    $9.99 USD $2.99 USD

  • The Monster's Bones: The Discovery of T. Rex and How It Shook Our World

    **A Science Friday Best Book to Read This SummerA gripping narrative of a fearless paleontologist, the founding of America’s most loved museums, and the race to find the largest dinosaurs on record.**In the dust of the Gilded Age Bone Wars, two vastly different men emerge with a mission to fill the empty halls of New York’s struggling American Museum of Natural History: Henry Fairfield Osborn, a ... Read more

    $18.89 USD

  • Hurricane Lizards and Plastic Squid

    The Fraught and Fascinating Biology of Climate Change

    by Thor Hanson ...
    *A New York Times Editor's Choice pick*Shortlisted for the 2022 Pacific Northwest Book AwardsA beloved natural historian explores how climate change is driving evolutionIn Hurricane Lizards and Plastic Squid, biologist Thor Hanson tells the remarkable story of how plants and animals are responding to climate change: adjusting, evolving, and sometimes dying out. Anole lizards have grown larger toe ... Read more

    $16.99 USD

  • The Value of a Whale

    On the Illusions of Green Capitalism

    Public understanding of, and outcry over, the dire state of the climate and environment is greater than ever before. Parties across the political spectrum claim to be climate leaders, and overt denial is on the way out. Yet when it comes to slowing the course of the climate and nature crises, despite a growing number of pledges, policies and summits, little ever seems to change. Nature is being ... Read more

    $13.69 USD

  • Dark Winter

    How the Sun Is Causing a 30-Year Cold Spell

    by John L. Casey ...
    Climate change has been a perplexing problem for years. In Dark Winter, author John L. Casey, a former White House national space policy advisor, NASA headquarters consultant, and space shuttle engineer tells the truth about ominous changes taking place in the climate and the Sun.Casey’s research into the Sun’s activity, which began almost a decade ago, resulted in discovery of a solar cycle that ... Read more

    $19.99 USD $17.99 USD

  • Everest the Cruel Way

    The audacious winter attempt of the West Ridge

    by Joe Tasker ...
    On 30 January 1981 Joe Tasker and Ade Burgess stood at 24,000 feet on the west ridge of Mount Everest. Below them were their companions, some exhausted, some crippled by illness, all virtually incapacitated. Further progress seemed impossible. Everest the Cruel Way is Joe Tasker's story of an attempt to climb the highest mountain on earth - an attempt which pushed a group of Britain's finest ... Read more

    $9.89 USD

  • Austral

    A gripping climate change thriller like no other

    by Paul McAuley ...
    A prescient and chilling climate change thriller set on the harsh landscape of Antarctica from one of the best science fiction writers of the present dayThe great geoengineering projects have failed.The world is still warming, sea levels are still rising, and the Antarctic Peninsula is home to Earth's newest nation, with life quickened by ecopoets spreading across valleys and fjords exposed by the ... Read more

    $3.99 USD $0.99 USD

  • Agrarian Reform in Theory and Practice

    A Study of the Lake Titicaca Region of Bolivia

    by Jane Benton ...
    series Routledge Revivals
    Published in 1999. Despite the attempts of a number of Latin American republics to redistribute land resources and carry out agrarian reform programmes, ’the land question’ remains a vital political issue throughout the region. This book focuses on Bolivia, where government proposals to replace a radical agrarian reform law of 1953 with a neo-liberal Ley INRA provoked heated public debate and ... Read more

    $26.95 USD $19.95 USD

  • The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs

    A New History of a Lost World

    "THE ULTIMATE DINOSAUR BIOGRAPHY," hails Scientific American: A thrilling new history of the age of dinosaurs, from one of our finest young scientists."A masterpiece of science writing." —Washington PostA New York Times Bestseller • Goodreads Choice Awards Winner • **A BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR: Smithsonian, *Science Friday,***The Times (London), <st... ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • The Birth of the Anthropocene

    by Jeremy Davies ...
    The world faces an environmental crisis unprecedented in human history. Carbon dioxide levels have reached heights not seen for three million years, and the greatest mass extinction since the time of the dinosaurs appears to be underway. Such far-reaching changes suggest something remarkable: the beginning of a new geological epoch. It has been called the Anthropocene. The Birth of the ... Read more

    $22.99 USD

  • Hothouse Earth

    An Inhabitant’s Guide

    by Bill McGuire ...
    'It's a paradox but this was one of the most chilling books I've read this year. It's the definitive guide to where we're heading' ANTHONY HOROWITZ'The Earth is already in a dangerous phase of heating. Many scientists admit privately to actually being "scared" by recent weather extremes. But the public doesn't like pessimism, so we environment journalists hint at future optimism. This book ... Read more

    $12.79 USD

  • The Attacking Ocean

    The Past, Present, and Future of Rising Sea Levels

    by Brian Fagan ...
    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 climbed in fits and starts. These rapid changes had little effect on those humans who experienced them, partly ... Read more

    $16.09 USD

  • Where the Water Goes

    Life and Death Along the Colorado River

    by David Owen ...
    **“Wonderfully written…Mr. Owen writes about water, but in these polarized times the lessons he shares spill into other arenas. The world of water rights and wrongs along the Colorado River offers hope for other problems.” —Wall Street JournalAn eye-opening account of where our water comes from and where it all goes.**The Colorado River is an essential resource for a surprisingly large part of the ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • The Planet Remade

    How Geoengineering Could Change the World

    by Oliver Morton ...
    A fascinating look at the perils and promise of geoengineering and our potential future on a warming planetThe risks of global warming are pressing and potentially vast. The difficulty of doing without fossil fuels is daunting, possibly even insurmountable. So there is an urgent need to rethink our responses to the crisis. To meet that need, a small but increasingly influential group of scientists ... Read more

    $13.09 USD

  • Rough-Hewn Land

    A Geologic Journey from California to the Rocky Mountains

    "Unfold a map of North America," Keith Heyer Meldahl writes, "and the first thing to grab your eye is the bold shift between the Great Plains and the Rocky Mountains." In this absorbing book, Meldahl takes readers on a 1000-mile-long field trip back through more than 100 million years of deep time to explore America’s most spectacular and scientifically intriguing landscapes. He places us on the ... Read more

    $24.59 USD

  • A Sand County Almanac

    And Sketches Here and There

    by Aldo Leopold ...
    Few books have had a greater impact than A Sand County Almanac, which many credit with launching a revolution in land management. Written as a series of sketches based principally upon the flora and fauna in a rural part of Wisconsin, the book, originally published by Oxford in 1949, gathers informal pieces written by Leopold over a forty-year period as he traveled through the woodlands of ... Read more

    $10.49 USD

  • Moral Ground

    Ethical Action for a Planet in Peril

    Moral Ground brings together the testimony of over eighty visionaries-theologians and religious leaders, scientists, elected officials, business leaders, naturalists, activists, and writers-to present a diverse and compelling call to honor our individual and collective moral responsibility to our planet. In the face of environmental degradation and global climate change, scientific knowledge alone ... Read more

    $11.59 USD

  • How to Avoid a Climate Disaster

    The Solutions We Have and the Breakthroughs We Need

    by Bill Gates ...
    **#1 NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER • In this urgent, authoritative book, Bill Gates sets out a wide-ranging, practical—and accessible—plan for how the world can get to zero greenhouse gas emissions in time to avoid a climate catastrophe.Bill Gates has spent a decade investigating the causes and effects of climate change. With the help of experts in the fields of physics, chemistry, biology, ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • The Little Ice Age

    How Climate Made History 1300-1850

    by Brian Fagan ...
    Only in the last decade have climatologists developed an accurate picture of yearly climate conditions in historical times. This development confirmed a long-standing suspicion: that the world endured a 500-year cold snap -- The Little Ice Age -- that lasted roughly from A.D. 1300 until 1850. The Little Ice Age tells the story of the turbulent, unpredictable and often very cold years of modern ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • The Last Days of the Dinosaurs

    An Asteroid, Extinction, and the Beginning of Our World

    by Riley Black ...
    In The Last Days of the Dinosaurs, Riley Black walks readers through what happened in the days, the years, the centuries, and the million years after the impact, tracking the sweeping disruptions that overtook this one spot, and imagining what might have been happening elsewhere on the globe. Life’s losses were sharp and deeply-felt, but the hope carried by the beings that survived sets the stage ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • The Miracle of Man

    For years, leading scientists and science popularizers have insisted humans are nothing special in the cosmic scheme of things. In this important and provocative new book, renowned biologist Michael Denton argues otherwise. According to Denton, the cosmos is stunningly fit not just for cellular life, not just for carbon-based animal life, and not even just for air-breathing animals, but especially ... Read more

    $7.99 USD

  • Fields of Gold

    Financing the Global Land Rush

    series Cornell Series on Land: New Perspectives on Territory, Development, and Environment
    Fields of Gold critically examines the history, ideas, and political struggles surrounding the financialization of farmland. In particular, Madeleine Fairbairn focuses on developments in two of the most popular investment locations, the US and Brazil, looking at the implications of financiers' acquisition of land and control over resources for rural livelihoods and economic justice.At the heart of ... Read more

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  • Quakeland

    On the Road to America's Next Devastating Earthquake

    by Kathryn Miles ...
    A journey around the United States in search of the truth about the threat of earthquakes leads to spine-tingling discoveries, unnerving experts, and ultimately the kind of preparations that will actually help guide us through disasters. It’s a road trip full of surprises.Earthquakes. You need to worry about them only if you’re in San Francisco, right? Wrong. We have been making enormous changes ... Read more

    $13.99 USD $6.99 USD

  • The Climate Change Playbook

    22 Systems Thinking Games for More Effective Communication about Climate Change

    Advocates and teachers often find it difficult to communicate the complexities of climate change, because the people they are trying to reach hold so many mistaken assumptions. They assume, for example, that when climate change becomes an obvious threat to our everyday lives, there will still be time enough to make changes that will avoid disaster. Yet at that point it will be too late. Or they ... Read more

    $19.99 USD $17.99 USD