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  • Otherlands

    A Journey Through Earth's Extinct Worlds

    “Immersive . . . bracingly ambitious . . . rewinds the story of life on Earth—from the mammoth steppe of the last Ice Age to the dawn of multicellular creatures over 500 million years ago.”—The EconomistLONGLISTED FOR THE BAILLIE GIFFORD PRIZE • “One of those rare books that’s both deeply informative and daringly imaginative.”—Elizabeth Kolbert, author of Under a White SkyThe past is past, but it ... Read more

    $11.99 USD

  • A Natural History of the Future

    What the Laws of Biology Tell Us about the Destiny of the Human Species

    by Rob Dunn ...
    **"An arresting vision of this relentless natural world"—New York Times Book ReviewA leading ecologist argues that if humankind is to survive on a fragile planet, we must understand and obey its iron laws**Our species has amassed unprecedented knowledge of nature, which we have tried to use to seize control of life and bend the planet to our will. In A Natural History of the Future, biologist Rob ... Read more

    $17.99 USD

  • A Brief History of Earth

    Four Billion Years in Eight Chapters

    Harvard’s acclaimed geologist “charts Earth’s history in accessible style” (AP)“A sublime chronicle of our planet." –Booklist, STARRED reviewHow well do you know the ground beneath your feet?Odds are, where you’re standing was once cooking under a roiling sea of lava, crushed by a towering sheet of ice, rocked by a nearby meteor strike, or perhaps choked by poison gases, drowned beneath ocean, ... Read more

    $11.99 USD

  • The Big Fix

    Seven Practical Steps to Save Our Planet

    An engaging, accessible citizen’s guide to the seven urgent changes that will really make a difference for our climate—and how we can hold our governments accountable for putting these plans into action.Dozens of kids in Montgomery County, Maryland, agitated until their school board committed to electric school buses. Mothers in Colorado turned up in front of an obscure state panel to fight for ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • Coming of Age at the End of Nature

    A Generation Faces Living on a Changed Planet

    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

  • Think Like a Vegan

    What everyone can learn from vegan ethics

    According to the latest figures, the number of vegans in the UK has more than quadrupled since 2014, now representing over 1 per cent of the total population. With the rise in plant-based foods and cruelty-free products showing no sign of stopping, Think Like a Vegan explores how vegan ethics can be applied to every area of our daily lives.We all want to live more healthily and ethically, and this ... Read more

    $9.99 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

  • Islands

    Nature and Culture

    series Earth
    From Charles Darwin’s enlightening voyage to the Galapagos Islands to moat-encased prisons incarcerating the world’s deadliest prisoners, islands have been sites of immense scientific, political, and creative importance. An inspiration for artists and writers, they can be lively centers of holiday revelry or remote, mysterious spots; places of escape or of exile and imprisonment. In this cultural ... Read more

    $20.99 USD

  • Into Great Silence

    A Memoir of Discovery and Loss among Vanishing Orcas

    by Eva Saulitis ...
    Science entwines with matters of the human heart as a whale researcher chronicles the lives of an endangered family of orcasEver since Eva Saulitis began her whale research in Alaska in the 1980s, she has been drawn deeply into the lives of a single extended family of endangered orcas struggling to survive in Prince William Sound. Over the course of a decades-long career spent observing and ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • Environmental Justice in a Moment of Danger

    by Julie Sze ...
    Book 11 - American Studies Now: Critical Histories of the Present
    “Let this book immerse you in the many worlds of environmental justice.”—Naomi KleinWe are living in a precarious environmental and political moment. In the United States and in the world, environmental injustices have manifested across racial and class divides in devastatingly disproportionate ways. What does this moment of danger mean for the environment and for justice? What can we learn from ... Read more

    $15.99 USD

  • Ethno-ornithology

    Birds, Indigenous Peoples, Culture and Society

    Indigenous knowledge that embraces ornithology takes in whole social dimensions that are inter-linked with environmental ethos, conservation and management for sustainability. In contrast, western approaches have tended to reduce knowledge to elemental and material references. This book looks at the significance of indigenous knowledge of birds and their cultural significance, and how these can ... Read more

    $56.99 USD

  • Rising

    Dispatches from the New American Shore

    A Pulitzer Prize Finalist, this powerful elegy for our disappearing coast “captures nature with precise words that almost amount to poetry” (The New York Times).Hailed as “the book on climate change and sea levels that was missing” (Chicago Tribune), Rising is both a highly original work of lyric reportage and a haunting meditation on how to let go of the places we love.With every record-breaking ... Read more

    $18.99 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

  • Ents, Elves, and Eriador

    The Environmental Vision of J.R.R. Tolkien

    series Culture of the Land
    “A fascinating ecocritical evaluation” of The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, The Silmarillion and other works of the master fantasist (Northeastern Naturalist).The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, and The Silmarillion are rarely considered to be works of environmental literature or mentioned together with such authors as John Muir, Rachel Carson, or Aldo Leopold. Nonetheless, Tolkien’s vision of ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • Feral

    Rewilding the Land, the Sea, and Human Life

    An optimistic approach to environmentalism that focuses on the wonders of rewilding, not just the terrifying consequences of climate change.To be an environmentalist early in the twenty-first century is always to be defending science and acknowledging the hurdles we face in our efforts to protect wild places and fight climate change. But let’s be honest: hedging has never inspired anyone. So what ... Read more

    $11.99 USD

  • Collapsing Consciously

    Transformative Truths for Turbulent Times

    Book 3 - Sacred Activism
    A collection of probing essays and weekly meditations, this book addresses how to prepare emotionally and spiritually for the impending collapse of industrial civilization. Author Carolyn Baker offers wisdom, inspiration, and a sense of spiritual purpose for anyone who is concerned about the daunting future humankind has created.The author's introduction to Collapsing Consciously articulates our ... Read more

    $11.99 USD

  • Winged Obsession

    The Pursuit of the World's Most Notorious Butterfly Smuggler

    One of the world's most beautiful endangered species, butterflies are as lucrative as gorillas, pandas, and rhinos on the black market. In this cutthroat $200 million business, no one was more successful—or posed a greater ecological danger—than Yoshi Kojima, the kingpin of butterfly smugglers.In Winged Obsession, author Jessica Speart tells the riveting true story of rookie U.S. Fish and Wildlife ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • Clima, hidrología y meteorología

    Para ciencias ambientales e ingeniería

    Clima, hidrología y meteorología combina de manera novedosa, tanto para zonas rurales como urbanas, las siguientes temáticas de estudio: la atmósfera, sus manifestaciones meteorológicas y climáticas, la incidencia de los fenómenos atmosféricos en el ciclo del agua y en la hidrología aplicada a las obras hidráulicas. Este libro incluye conceptos, análisis y métodos de sencilla comprensión y ... Read more

    $15.99 USD

  • Biciosos

    ¿Por qué vamos en bici? y otras preguntas que te haces cuando vas a pedales

    by Pedro Bravo ...
    Una mirada a cómo las bicicletas están cambiando las ciudades y a sus habitantes.Este libro trata de por qué vamos en bici todos los que lo hacemos, que somos muchos. Y también de por qué debería ir aún más gente. Porque no solo no pasa nada grave por ir sobre el sillín de un sitio a otro, sino que pasan bastantes cosas agradables. Aunque nos cueste admitirlo desde lo alto de nuestro progreso.Las ... Read more

    $6.99 USD

  • Humankind

    Solidarity with Non-Human People

    A radical call for solidarity between humans and non-humansWhat is it that makes humans human? As science and technology challenge the boundaries between life and non-life, between organic and inorganic, this ancient question is more timely than ever. Acclaimed object-oriented philosopher Timothy Morton invites us to consider this philosophical issue as eminently political. In our relationship ... Read more

    $9.99 USD

  • The Three Failures of Creationism

    Logic, Rhetoric, and Science

    by Walter Fitch ...
    Walter M. Fitch, a pioneer in the study of molecular evolution, has written this cogent overview of why creationism fails with respect to all the fundamentals of scientific inquiry. He explains the basics of logic and rhetoric at the heart of scientific thinking, shows what a logical syllogism is, and tells how one can detect that an argument is logically fallacious, and therefore invalid, or even ... Read more

    $24.99 USD

  • Recovering the Sacred

    The Power of Naming and Claiming

    by Winona LaDuke ...
    “Through the voices of ordinary Native Americans . . . LaDuke is able to transform highly complex issues into stories that touch the heart.” —Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, author of An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United StatesThe indigenous imperative to honor nature is undermined by federal laws approving resource extraction through mining and drilling. Formal protections exist for Native American ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • The Hidden Kingdom of Fungi

    Exploring the Microscopic World in Our Forests, Homes, and Bodies

    by Keith Seifert ...
    From a leading mycologist: Keith Seifert, now retired, spent 40 years studying fungi across five continents. He was president of the International Mycological Association, an executive editor of Mycologia, and associate editor of several other scientific journals.A uniquely all-encompassing book about fungi: most popular fungi books focus on the kind of fungi that you can see and that live with ... Read more

    $20.99 USD

  • Selections from the Journals

    series Dover Thrift Editions: Philosophy
    Begun in 1837 at the recommendation of Ralph Waldo Emerson, Thoreau's Journal covers a period of 25 years until just before his death. The work provided much raw material for his books, and it remains a fascinating record of his thought as it developed over time. The complete Journal comprises 14 volumes and runs more than two million words.This edition offers a delightful one-volume sampler of ... Read more

    $3.00 USD