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Environmental Conservation & Protection eBooks

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  • Big World, Small Planet

    Abundance Within Planetary Boundaries

    “A carefully laid-out argument about the ecological limits of our planet—and the challenge these limits pose to our patterns of life and economic growth.”—Daniel C. Esty, coauthor of Green to GoldBig World, Small Planet probes the urgent predicament of our times: how is it possible to create a positive future for both humanity and Earth? We have entered the Anthropocene—the era of massive human ... Read more

    $2.99 USD

  • Nature's Best Hope

    A New Approach to Conservation That Starts in Your Yard

    “Tallamy lays out all you need to know to participate in one of the great conservation projects of our time. Read it and get started!” —Elizabeth Kolbert, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Sixth ExtinctionDouglas W. Tallamy’s first book, Bringing Nature Home, awakened thousands of readers to an urgent situation: wildlife populations are in decline because the native plants they depend on are ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • The Government of Beans

    Regulating Life in the Age of Monocrops

    The Government of Beans is about the rough edges of environmental regulation, where tenuous state power and blunt governmental instruments encounter ecological destruction and social injustice. At the turn of the twenty-first century, Paraguay was undergoing dramatic economic, political, and environmental change due to a boom in the global demand for soybeans. Although the country's massive new ... Read more

    $20.19 USD

  • The Big Burn

    Teddy Roosevelt and the Fire that Saved America

    by Timothy Egan ...
    National Book Award–winner Timothy Egan turns his historian's eye to the largest-ever forest fire in America and offers an epic, cautionary tale for our time.On the afternoon of August 20, 1910, a battering ram of wind moved through the drought-stricken national forests of Washington, Idaho, and Montana, whipping the hundreds of small blazes burning across the forest floor into a roaring inferno ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • Under a White Sky

    The Nature of the Future

    **NATIONAL BESTSELLER • The Pulitzer Prize–winning author of The Sixth Extinction returns to humanity’s transformative impact on the environment, now asking: After doing so much damage, can we change nature, this time to save it?RECOMMENDED BY PRESIDENT OBAMA AND BILL GATES • SHORTLISTED FOR THE WAINWRIGHT PRIZE FOR WRITING • ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR: The Washington Post • ONE OF THE ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • Sand Talk

    How Indigenous Thinking Can Save the World

    A paradigm-shifting book in the vein of Sapiens that brings a crucial Indigenous perspective to historical and cultural issues of history, education, money, power, and sustainability—and offers a new template for living.As an indigenous person, Tyson Yunkaporta looks at global systems from a unique perspective, one tied to the natural and spiritual world. In considering how contemporary life ... Read more

    $12.99 USD $1.99 USD

  • Desert Solitaire

    by Edward Abbey ...
    This memoir of life in the American desert by the author of The Monkey Wrench Gang is a nature writing classic on par with Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring.In Desert Solitaire, Edward Abbey recounts his many escapades, adventures, and epiphanies as an Arches National Park ranger outside Moab, Utah. Brimming with arresting insights, impassioned arguments for wilderness conservation, and a raconteur’s ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • Crossing the Bay of Bengal

    For centuries the Bay of Bengal served as a maritime highway between India and China, and as a battleground for European empires, while being shaped by monsoons and human migration. Integrating environmental history and mining a wealth of sources, Sunil S. Amrith offers insights to the many challenges facing Asia in the decades ahead. ... Read more

    $17.29 USD

  • America's Snake

    The Rise and Fall of the Timber Rattlesnake

    by Ted Levin ...
    The acclaimed naturalist offers an in-depth profile of the timber rattlesnake, from its unique biological adaptations to its role in American history.The ominous rattle of the timber rattlesnake is one of the most famous—and terrifying—sounds in nature. Today, they are found in thirty-one states and many major cities. Yet most Americans have never seen a timber rattler, and only know them from ... Read more

    $1.99 USD

  • The Snow Leopard Project

    And Other Adventures in Warzone Conservation

    by Alex Dehgan ...
    The remarkable story of the heroic effort to save and preserve Afghanistan's wildlife-and a culture that derives immense pride and a sense of national identity from its natural landscape.Postwar Afghanistan is fragile, volatile, and perilous. It is also a place of extraordinary beauty. Evolutionary biologist Alex Dehgan arrived in the country in 2006 to build the Wildlife Conservation Society's ... Read more

    $16.99 USD

  • A Walk in the Woods

    Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail

    by Bill Bryson ...
    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The classic chronicle of a “terribly misguided and terribly funny” (The Washington Post) hike of the Appalachian Trail, from the author of A Short History of Nearly Everything and The Body“The best way of escaping into nature.”—The New York TimesBack in America after twenty years in Britain, Bill Bryson decided to reacquaint himself with his native cou... ... Read more

    $8.99 USD

  • The World We Create

    A Message of Hope for a Planet in Peril

    Since the dawn of the modern environmental movement, Frances Beinecke has been on its front lines, leading the charge for clean air, fresh water, healthy wildlife and fertile lands. As she prepares to retire as president of the Natural Resources Defense Council, The World We Create captures the story of her remarkable tenure as head of America’s leading environmental advocacy organization and lays ... Read more

    $22.39 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

  • Mysteries of the Gobi

    Searching for Wild Camels and Lost Cities in the Heart of Asia

    by John Hare ...
    John Hare is a star author and one of the most well-known explorers of his generation. The Gobi is a perennially fascinating part of the world - a desert that people love to read about. China, the environment/natural world, exploration and discovery: broad and topical appeal.The Gobi is the largest, coldest and driest desert in Asia. Its shifting sands conceal ancient cities, 3,000-year-old ... Read more

    $31.59 USD

  • How to Do Nothing

    Resisting the Attention Economy

    by Jenny Odell ...
    ** A New York Times Bestseller **NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY: Time • The New Yorker • NPR • GQ • Elle • Vulture • Fortune • Boing Boing • The Irish Times • The New York Public Library • The Brooklyn Public Library**"A complex, smart and ambitious book that at first reads like a self-help manual, then blossoms into a wide-ranging politica... ... Read more

    $11.99 USD

  • Fresh Banana Leaves

    Healing Indigenous Landscapes through Indigenous Science

    An Indigenous environmental scientist breaks down why western conservationism isn't working--and offers Indigenous models informed by case studies, personal stories, and family histories that center the voices of Latin American women and land protectors.Despite the undeniable fact that Indigenous communities are among the most affected by climate devastation, Indigenous science is nowhere to be ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • Applied Wildlife Habitat Management

    series Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Service Series
    This introductory textbook to wildlife habitat ecology and management offers students and practitioners the basic tools to understand, plan, implement, measure, analyze, and document efforts to improve habitat for wildlife.Providing a step-by-step guide that is adaptable to a range of environmental settings, the authors first lay out the ecological principles applicable to any project. They then ... Read more

    $8.69 USD

  • Ecological Design, Tenth Anniversary Edition

    Ecological Design is a landmark volume that helped usher in an exciting new era in green design and sustainability planning. Since its initial publication in 1996, the book has been critically important in sparking dialogue and triggering collaboration across spatial scales and design professions in pursuit of buildings, products, and landscapes with radically decreased environmental impacts. This ... Read more

    $25.19 USD

  • Coyote America

    A Natural and Supernatural History

    by Dan Flores ...
    The New York Times best-selling account of how coyotes--long the target of an extermination policy--spread to every corner of the United StatesFinalist for thePEN/E.O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award"A masterly synthesis of scientific research and personal observation."-Wall Street JournalLegends don't come close to capturing the incredible story of the coyote. In th... ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • Fen, Bog and Swamp

    A Short History of Peatland Destruction and Its Role in the Climate Crisis

    by Annie Proulx ...
    From Pulitzer Prize winner Annie Proulx—whose novels are infused with her knowledge and deep concern for the earth—comes a riveting, revelatory history of our wetlands, their ecological role, and what their systematic destruction means for the planet.A lifelong environmentalist, Annie Proulx brings her wide-ranging research and scholarship to the subject of wetlands and the vitally important yet ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

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  • Cultivating the Nile

    The Everyday Politics of Water in Egypt

    series New Ecologies for the Twenty-First Century
    The waters of the Nile are fundamental to life in Egypt. In this compelling ethnography, Jessica Barnes explores the everyday politics of water: a politics anchored in the mundane yet vital acts of blocking, releasing, channeling, and diverting water. She examines the quotidian practices of farmers, government engineers, and international donors as they interact with the waters of the Nile flowing ... Read more

    $18.69 USD

  • Cry Of The Kalahari

    An international bestseller, this is an emotional and riveting story of the Owens’ travel and adventurous life in the Kalahari Desert.?“A remarkable story beautifully told…Among such classics as Goodall’s In the Shadow of Man and Fossey’s Gorillas in the Mist.”—Chicago TribuneCarrying little more than a change of clothes and a pair of binoculars, two young Americans, Mark and Delia Owens, caught a ... Read more

    $12.99 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

    $11.59 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

    $9.59 USD