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Environmental Conservation & Protection

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  • Changing Tides

    An Ecologist's Journey to Make Peace with the Anthropocene

    Change the story and change the future – merging science and Indigenous knowledge to steer us towards a more benign AnthropoceneIn Changing Tides, Alejandro Frid tackles the big questions: who, or what, represents our essential selves, and what stories might allow us to shift the collective psyche of industrial civilization in time to avert the worst of the climate and biodiversity crises? Merging ... Read more

    $14.39 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

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  • Shark Man

    One Kiwi Man's Mission to Save Our Most Feared and Misunderstood Predator

    by Riley Elliott ...
    The adventures of a shark scientist and his mission to change our perception of New Zealand’s most feared and misunderstood predator. Riley Elliott is a surfer, spear-fisherman and shark scientist from the Waikato, currently writing a PhD at Auckland University. He’s also on a mission to share his fascination with sharks, raise the profile of their dwindling numbers and question the legitimacy of ... Read more

    $10.39 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

  • The Weather Makers

    How Man Is Changing the Climate and What It Means for Life on Earth

    by Tim Flannery ...
    The #1 international bestseller on climate change that’s been endorsed by policy makers, scientists, writers, and energy executives around the world.Tim Flannery’s The Weather Makers contributed in bringing the topic of global warming to worldwide prominence. For the first time, a scientist provided an accessible and comprehensive account of the history, current status, and future impact of ... Read more

    $13.09 USD

  • The Mountains of California

    by John Muir ...
    According to Wikipedia: "John Muir (April 21, 1838 December 24, 1914) was a Scottish-born American naturalist, author, and early advocate of conservation of U.S. wilderness. His letters, essays, and books telling of his adventures in nature, and wildlife, especially in the Sierra Nevada Mountains of California, have been read by millions and are still popular today. His direct activism helped to ... Read more

    $0.99 USD

  • Inside Animal Hearts and Minds

    Bears That Count, Goats That Surf, and Other True Stories of Animal Intelligence and Emotion

    by Belinda Recio ...
    As Charles Darwin suggested more than a century ago, the differences between animals and humans are of degree and not of kind.” Not long ago, ethologists denied that animals had emotions or true intelligence. Now, we know that rats laugh when tickled, magpies mourn as they cover the departed with greenery, female whales travel thousands of miles for annual reunions with their gal pals, seals ... Read more

    $1.99 USD

  • The Song of the Dodo

    Island Biogeography in an Age of Extinctions

    by David Quammen ...
    David Quammen's book, The Song of the Dodo, is abrilliant, stirring work, breathtaking in its scope,far-reaching in its message -- a crucial book inprecarious times, which radically alters the way inwhich we understand the natural world and our placein that world. It's also a book full of entertainmentand wonders.In The Song of the Dodo, we follow Quammen's keenintellect through the ideas, ... Read more

    $12.99 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

  • Exile and Pride

    Disability, Queerness, and Liberation

    First published in 1999, the groundbreaking Exile and Pride is essential to the history and future of disability politics. Eli Clare's revelatory writing about his experiences as a white disabled genderqueer activist/writer established him as one of the leading writers on the intersections of queerness and disability and permanently changed the landscape of disability politics and queer liberation ... Read more

    $17.99 USD

  • Love, Life, and Elephants

    An African Love Story

    Daphne Sheldrick, whose family arrived in Africa from Scotland in the 1820s, is the first person ever to have successfully hand-reared newborn elephants. Her deep empathy and understanding, her years of observing Kenya's rich variety of wildlife, and her pioneering work in perfecting the right husbandry and milk formula have saved countless elephants, rhinos, and other baby animals from certain ... Read more

    $12.99 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

    $16.39 USD

  • Power Trip

    The Story of America's Love Affair with Energy

    by Amanda Little ...
    Power Trip is an adventurous, wonk-free, big-picture, solutions-oriented narrative by leading young journalist Amanda Little that maps out the history and future of America’s energy addiction. Infused with next-generation candor and optimism, Power Trip examines the ways in which oil and coal have shaped America as an international superpower—even as they posed political and environmental dangers ... Read more

    $7.99 USD

  • Parrots of the Wild

    A Natural History of the World's Most Captivating Birds

    **"Parrots of the Wild is an exhaustive compendium of information about parrots, from their evolutionary history to their behavior to present-day conservation issues. A must-have for anyone interested in these amazing creatures." —Irene M. Pepperberg, Professor at Harvard University and author of Alex & Me: How a Scientist and a Parrot Discovered a Hidden World of Animal Intelligence—and Formed a ... Read more

    $32.79 USD

  • The Burning Question

    We Can't Burn Half the World's Oil, Coal, and Gas. So How Do We Quit?

    The Burning Question reveals climate change to be the most fascinating scientific, political and social puzzle in history. It shows that carbon emissions are still accelerating upwards, following an exponential curve that goes back centuries. One reason is that saving energy is like squeezing a balloon: reductions in one place lead to increases elsewhere. Another reason is that clean energy ... Read more

    $13.09 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

  • The Uninhabitable Earth

    Life After Warming

    #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “The Uninhabitable Earth hits you like a comet, with an overflow of insanely lyrical prose about our pending Armageddon.”—Andrew Solomon, author of The Noonday DemonNAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The New Yorker • The New York Times Book Review • Time • NPR • The Economist • The Paris Review • Toronto Star • GQ • The Times ... ... 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?5 ideas for summer reading—Bill Gates, GatesNotes • “Important, necessary, urgent and phenomenally interesting.”—Helen Macdonald, The New York Times**That man should have ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • Off the Grid

    Inside the Movement for More Space, Less Government, and True Independence in Mo dern America

    by Nick Rosen ...
    A look inside the subculture of off-grid living, taking readers across the ideological spectrum and across AmericaWritten by a leading authority on living off the grid, this is a fascinating and timely look at one of the fastest growing movements in America. In researching the stories that would become Off the Grid, Nick Rosen traveled from one end of the United States to the other, spending time ... Read more

    $5.99 USD

  • The King and Queen of Malibu: The True Story of the Battle for Paradise

    "A true story of the battle for paradise…men and women fighting for a slice of earth like no other." —New York Times Book ReviewFrederick and May Rindge, the unlikely couple whose love story propelled Malibu’s transformation from an untamed ranch in the middle of nowhere to a paradise seeded with movie stars, are at the heart of this story of American grit and determinism. He was a Harvard-trained ... Read more

    $12.29 USD

  • Let My People Go Surfing

    The Education of a Reluctant Businessman--Including 10 More Years of Business Unusual

    **"Wonderful . . . a moving autobiography, the story of a unique business, and a detailed blueprint for hope." —Jared Diamond, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Guns, Germs, and SteelIn this newly revised 10th anniversary edition, Yvon Chouinard—legendary climber, businessman, environmentalist, and founder of Patagonia, Inc.—shares the persistence and courage that have gone into being head of one ... Read more

    $16.99 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

  • How to Do Nothing

    Resisting the Attention Economy

    by Jenny Odell ...
    **** A New York Times Bestseller **"A complex, smart and ambitious book that at first reads like a self-help manual, then blossoms into a wide-ranging political manifesto."—Jonah Engel Bromwich, The New York Times Book Review**One of President Barack Obama's "Favorite Books of 2019"NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY: Time • The New Yorker • NPR • GQ • Elle • Vulture</... ... Read more

    $11.99 USD

  • African Silences

    African Silences is a powerful and sobering account of the cataclysmic depredation of the African landscape and its wildlife. In this critically acclaimed work Peter Matthiessen explores new terrain on a continent he has written about in two previous books, A Tree Where Man Was Born -- nominated for the National Book Award -- and Sand Rivers.Through his eyes we see elephants, white rhinos, ... Read more

    $12.99 USD