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  • Teaming with Microbes

    The Organic Gardener's Guide to the Soil Food Web, Revised Edition

    “A breakthrough book. No comprehensive horticultural library should be without it.” —American GardenerWhen we use chemical fertilizers, we injure the microbial life that sustains plants, and then become increasingly dependent on an arsenal of toxic substances. Teaming with Microbes offers an alternative to this vicious circle, and details how to garden in a way that strengthens, rather than ... Read more

    $11.99 USD

  • The Eternal Frontier

    An Ecological History of North America and Its Peoples

    by Tim Flannery ...
    A comprehensive history of the continent, “full of engaging and attention-catching information about North America’s geology, climate, and paleontology” (The Washington Post Book World).Here, “the rock star of modern science” tells the unforgettable story of the geological and biological evolution of the North American continent, from the time of the asteroid strike that wiped out the dinosaurs 65 ... Read more

    $1.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Gaia in Turmoil

    Climate Change, Biodepletion, and Earth Ethics in an Age of Crisis

    Edited by Eileen Crist, H. Bruce Rinker ...
    Essays link Gaian science to such global environmental quandaries as climate change and biodiversity destruction, providing perspectives from science, philosophy, politics, and technology.Gaian theory, which holds that Earth's physical and biological processes are inextricably bound to form a self-regulating system, is more relevant than ever in light of increasing concerns about global climate ... Read more

    $21.99 USD

  • When the White Pine Was King

    A History of Lumberjacks, Log Drives, and Sawdust Cities in Wisconsin

    by Jerry Apps ...
    “From the ring of the ax in the woods, to the scream of the saw blade in the mill, to the founding of many of Wisconsin’s communities, Jerry Apps does an outstanding job bringing Wisconsin’s logging and lumbering heritage to life.”—Kerry P. Bloedorn, director, Rhinelander Pioneer Park Historical ComplexFor more than half a century, logging, lumber production, and affiliated enterprises in ... Read more

    $10.99 USD

  • Wilderness and the American Mind

    Fifth Edition

    Roderick Nash’s classic study of changing attitudes toward wilderness during American history, as well as the origins of the environmental and conservation movements, has received wide acclaim since its initial publication in 1967. The Los Angeles Times listed it among the one hundred most influential books published in the last quarter century, Outside Magazine included it in a survey of books ... Read more

    $16.99 USD

  • Braiding Sweetgrass

    Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants

    As a botanist, Robin Wall Kimmerer has been trained to ask questions of nature with the tools of science. As a member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation, she embraces the notion that plants and animals are our oldest teachers. In Braiding Sweetgrass, Kimmerer brings these two lenses of knowledge together to take us on “a journey that is every bit as mythic as it is scientific, as sacred as it is ... Read more

    $12.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Renewal

    How Nature Awakens Our Creativity, Compassion, and Joy

    Explore our emotional bond with nature to heal ourselves and the natural worldWhy spend countless hours indoors in front of screens when being in nature feels so good? In learning why and how to nurture our emotional connection with nature, we can also regenerate the ecosystems on which we depend for our survival.Renewal explores the science behind why being in nature makes us feel alive and helps ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • Entangled Life

    How Fungi Make Our Worlds, Change Our Minds & Shape Our Futures

    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A “brilliant [and] entrancing” (The Guardian) journey into the hidden lives of fungi—the great connectors of the living world—and their astonishing and intimate roles in human life, with the power to heal our bodies, expand our minds, and help us address our most urgent environmental problems.“Grand and dizzying in how thoroughly it recalibrates our understanding of the ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • Red

    Passion and Patience in the Desert

    In this potent collage of stories, essays, and testimony, Williams makes a stirring case for the preservation of America’s Redrock Wilderness in the canyon country of southern Utah.As passionate as she is persuasive, Williams, the beloved author of Refuge, is one of the country’s most eloquent and imaginative writers. The desert is her blood. Here she writes lyrically about the desert’s power and ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • Coming of Age at the End of Nature

    A Generation Faces Living on a Changed Planet

    Edited by Julie Dunlap, Susan A. Cohen ...
    Coming of Age at the End of Nature explores a new kind of environmental writing. This powerful anthology gathers the passionate voices of young writers who have grown up in an environmentally damaged and compromised world. Each contributor has come of age since Bill McKibben foretold the doom of humanity’s ancient relationship with a pristine earth in his prescient 1988 warning of climate change, ... Read more

    $11.99 USD

  • The Land of Little Rain

    by Mary Austin ...
    A stirring tribute to the unique beauty of the****American SouthwestIn the region stretching from the High Sierras south of Yosemite to the Mojave Desert, water is scarce and empty riverbeds hint at a lush landscape that has long since vanished. But the desert is far from lifeless. For those who know where to look, the “land of little rain” is awash in wonders.In this exquisite meditation on the ... Read more

    $6.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Crossings: How Road Ecology Is Shaping the Future of Our Planet

    by Ben Goldfarb ...
    An eye-opening account of the global ecological transformations wrought by roads, from the award-winning author of Eager.Some 40 million miles of roadways encircle the earth, yet we tend to regard them only as infrastructure for human convenience. While roads are so ubiquitous they’re practically invisible to us, wild animals experience them as entirely alien forces of death and disruption. In ... Read more

    $19.99 USD

  • Sonoita Plain

    Views from a Southwestern Grassland

    Far to the south of Arizona’s sprawling metropolises, a rolling savanna of grass, oak, and mesquite rises above the surrounding deserts. The Sonoita Plain is a basin of a thousand square miles bracketed by mountains, a land once the domain of cowboys that is now more and more the focus of exurban development. These southwestern grasslands are both typical of and distinct from those of the Great ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • The Biophilia Effect

    A Scientific and Spiritual Exploration of the Healing Bond Between Humans and Nature

    Did you know that spending time in a forest activates the vagus nerve, which is responsible for inducing calm and regeneration? Or that spending just one single day in a wooded area increases the number of natural killer cells in the blood by almost 40 percent on average?We’ve all had an intuitive sense of the healing power of nature. Clemens G. Arvay’s new book brings us the science to verify ... Read more

    $11.99 USD

  • Protecting Pollinators

    How to Save the Creatures that Feed Our World

    by Jodi Helmer ...
    We should thank a pollinator at every meal. These diminutive creatures fertilize a third of the crops we eat. Yet half of the 200,000 species of pollinators are threatened. Birds, bats, insects, and many other pollinators are disappearing, putting our entire food supply in jeopardy. In North America and Europe, bee populations have already plummeted by more than a third and the population of ... Read more

    $23.99 USD

  • Encounters with the Archdruid

    Narratives About a Conservationist and Three of His Natural Enemies

    by John McPhee ...
    The narratives in this book are of journeys made in three wildernesses - on a coastal island, in a Western mountain range, and on the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon. The four men portrayed here have different relationships to their environment, and they encounter each other on mountain trails, in forests and rapids, sometimes with reserve, sometimes with friendliness, sometimes fighting hard ... Read more

    $11.99 USD

  • El libro del clima

    Greta Thunberg une a científicos, expertos, activistas y escritores como Thomas Piketty, Margaret Atwood, David Wallace-Wells o Naomi Klein para ofrecernos la información más veraz y actualizada sobre la emergencia climática y las soluciones que todavía están en nuestras manosEN LA LISTA DE MÁS VENDIDOS DE SUNDAY TIMES, SPIEGEL Y SAXO«Es una mujer increíble. [...] Greta Thunberg es una mártir, ... Read more

    $11.99 USD

  • Austerity Ecology & the Collapse-Porn Addicts

    A Defence Of Growth, Progress, Industry And Stuff

    Economic growth, progress, industry and, erm, stuff have all come in for a sharp kicking from the green left and beyond in recent years. Everyone from black-hoodied Starbucks window-smashers to farmers' market heirloom-tomato-mongers to Prince Charles himself seem to be embracing 'degrowth' and anti-consumerism, which is nothing less than a form of ecological austerity. Meanwhile, the back-to-the ... Read more

    $8.99 USD

  • The Rediscovery of North America

    by Barry Lopez ...
    Five hundred years ago an Italian whose name, translated into English, meant Christopher Dove, came to America and began a process not of discovery, but incursion -- "a ruthless, angry search for wealth" that continues to the present day.This provocative and superbly written book gives a true assessment of Columbus's legacy while taking the first steps toward its redemption. Even as he draws a ... Read more

    $10.99 USD

  • Birthright: People and Nature in the Modern World

    Human health and well-being are inextricably linked to nature; our connection to the natural world is part of our biological inheritance. In this engaging book, a pioneer in the field of biophilia—the study of human beings' inherent affinity for nature—sets forth the first full account of nature's powerful influence on the quality of our lives. Stephen Kellert asserts that our capacities to think, ... Read more

    $23.99 USD

  • Mannahatta

    A Natural History of New York City

    What did New York look like four centuries ago? An extraordinary reconstruction of a wild island from the forests of Times Square to the wetlands downtown.Named a Best Book of the Year by Library Journal*,* New York Magazine*, and* San Francisco ChronicleOn September 12, 1609, Henry Hudson first set foot on the land that would become Manhattan. Today, it’s difficult to imagine what he saw, but for ... Read more

    $17.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • The Creative Lives of Animals

    series Animals in Context
    Winner of the 2023 Nautilus Book Award in the category of Animals & NatureThe surprising, fascinating, and remarkable ways that animals use creativity to thrive in their habitatsMost of us view animals through a very narrow lens, seeing only bits and pieces of beings that seem mostly peripheral to our lives. However, whether animals are building a shelter, seducing a mate, or inventing a new game, ... Read more

    $26.99 USD

  • Gone

    A search for what remains of the world's extinct creatures

    Dynamic naturalist Michael Blencowe has travelled the globe to uncover the fascinating backstories of eleven extinct animals, which he shares with charm and insight in Gone.***'Really, really well written'***– CHRIS PACKHAMInspired by his childhood obsession with extinct species, Blencowe takes us around the globe – from the forests of New Zealand to the ferries of Finland, from the urban sprawl ... Read more

    $11.99 USD

  • The Farm As Ecosystem

    Tapping Nature's Reservoir -- Biology, Geology, Diversity

    Nature is complex, elegant, and infinite in its wisdom. Farmers who are truly successful learn nature's many facets and her intricate dance; they crack the code of how to honor and feed this boundless natural system while coaxing the production needed for the survival of a modern farm. Natural product formulator and farm consultant Jerry Brunetti brings together a wealth of education and uncanny ... Read more

    $9.99 USD