Environment

Writing the Sacred into the Real
Descended from the great American writer Nathaniel Hawthorne, Alison Deming appropriately begins this philosophical autobiography along the shores of the North Atlantic -- on Grand Manan Island, in the Bay of Fundy. Moving on to Provincetown,...

31.10.2016

John Muir in His Own Words
"Earth has no sorrow that earth cannot heal."The best of John Muir: 332 quotations, the distillation of his thought, the essence of his beliefs. Muir was the foremost conservationist of his time: nature writer, social critic, realist, a...

15.12.2016

Operation Bite Back
Rod Coronado was already one of America’s most notorious radical environmentalists when he launched Operation Bite Back, a war on fur farming that left a trail of burned-out labs and farms across the country and made him the subject of an intense,...

27.06.2016

The Science And Politics Of Global Climate Change
Climate variability has become the primary environmental concern of the 21st Century. Yet, despite the scientific community's warnings of the imminent dangers of global warming, politicians world-wide have failed to agree on what to do about this...

12.05.2016

Living on the Wind
Bird migration is the world's only true unifying natural phenomenon, stitching the continents together in a way that even the great weather systems fail to do. Scott Weidensaul follows awesome kettles of hawks over the Mexican coastal plains,...

20.08.2014

Green Gone Wrong
In Green Gone Wrong environmental writer Heather Rogers blasts through the marketing buzz of big corporations and asks a simple question: Do today’s much-touted "green" products—carbon offsets, organic food, biofuels,...

01.08.2015

The World of Farley Mowat
Mowat is a good writer, and this is a collection of some of his most impressive tales. A couple of the selections are some of the best tales I've seen anywhere - especially the recreation of the horrors went through by a starving Eskimo group -...

03.10.2014

Northern Wild
This provocative and illuminating collection of essays presents the most exciting contemporary voices in Canadian nature writing, including some of Canada's best-known and most distinguished nature writers as well as the most promising new talents....

18.01.2018

Pengakuan Hak Atas Sumber Daya Alam
Buku karya Ton Dietz ini menyajikan kerangka dasar ideologis dan teoretis sekaligus yang memungkinkan bagi gerakan lingkungan memasuki gelanggang politik. Berbicara masalah lingkungan untuk rakyat, tidak bisa lepas dari persoalan bagaimana proses...

07.06.2013

Sustainability in America's Cities
"Sustainability" is more than the latest "green" buzzword. It represents a new way of viewing the interactions of human society and the natural world. Sustainability in America's Cities highlights how America's largest cities are acting to develop...

21.10.2017

The Birds of Heaven
“You don’t have to be a ‘craniac’ . . . to appreciate [this book] . . . All you really need is a passion for prose as good as it gets.” —Chicago TribuneIn legend, cranes often figure as harbingers of heaven and...

20.06.2017

Sustainable Investing
Sustainable Investing is fast becoming the smart way of generating long-term returns. With conventional investors now scrambling to factor in issues such as climate change, this book captures a turning point in the evolution of global finance....

24.03.2016

Diving Into Oceans
Includes activities and crafts to aid the study of oceanography.

24.04.2014

Earth
The earth’s climate is getting hotter, and this warming affects habitats, food chains, and life cycles around the world. It also affects the habitat of every single animal on the planet. But the animals themselves can’t stop the warming…who...

11.08.2013

Crinkleroot's 25 Birds Every Child Should Know
This books is awesome. Adults can read it to little kids, 2nd to 4th graders could read it on their own. Only the first few pages really have text. The rest are pages of colourful illustrations of the 25 birds in question.What's really...

11.02.2017

Social Nature
This groundbreaking collection brings together for the first time diverse geographical work on the social construction of nature. Eleven leading contributors not only discuss social nature, but look at the concrete ways in which it is made and the...

22.07.2014

Homesteading
Though this book dates from 1973 and offers Logsdon's early writing (not as polished as today's work but earnest and folksy and welcoming), it provides a good deal of useful and tested information about homesteading, even on a small...

17.04.2017

The Atlas of Climate Change
This highly acclaimed atlas distills the vast science of climate change, providing a reliable and insightful guide to this rapidly growing field. Since the 2006 publication of the first edition, climate change has climbed even higher up the global...

20.08.2015

Butterflies of the East Coast
Here is an accessible, informative, and highly illustrated book that offers a fresh view of butterflies in the East Coast states, from the Atlantic seaboard to the Appalachians. In addition to providing a wealth of facts and photos, the book is the...

15.04.2013

Rewilding North America
Dave Foreman is one of North America's most creative and effective conservation leaders, an outspoken proponent of protecting and restoring the earth's wildness, and a visionary thinker. Over the past 30 years, he has helped set direction for some...

24.08.2017

Corduroy
These volumes comprise Bell's celebrated trilogy of novelized memoirs set in the West Suffolk countryside between the two World Wars. The lasting fascination of all three books lies in the contrast between the natural hopefulness of their young...

05.08.2014

The South Country
'Perhaps the best way to think of The South Country is as a dream-map - by which I mean an act of imaginative cartography, a chart of longing and loss projected onto actual terrain' Robert MacFarlane Edward ThomasAcutely sensitive to...

28.10.2012

Wild Animals Of Britain & Europe
As we drove down a country road yesterday morning a familiar form crossed in front of us: a polecat. We recognised it by its colouring, the distinctive dark mask over its face, and by its size. What we weren’t familiar with was its gait, because the...

08.12.2015

Creating Regenerative Cities
Large, modern cities have effectively declared their independence from nature. But while they take up only three percent of the world s land surface, their ecological footprints actually cover the entire globe. Humanity is building an urban future,...

13.05.2015

The Unofficial Countryside
This re-issue of Richard Mabey's early 70s book about what we would now call brown field sites was not quite what I expected. It was more rambling and unfocused but I revelled in it. It is quite terrifying that the man who could write this...

20.06.2016

Maria Sibylla Merian
The masterwork of an entomological pioneerAt a time when few women were educated or literate – and rarely travelled – German-born naturalist and artist Maria Sibylla Merian (1647–1717) made history with her studies of...

27.03.2017

Simply Green Parties
Danny Seo's brand is a way of living that embraces certain rules–Be Authentic, Be Resourceful, Be Simple, Be Unexpected, Be Truthful, and Be an Individual. In Simply Green Parties Danny takes these goals and creates projects that are both thoughtful...

29.08.2014

My First Summer in the Sierra
Why would I read this? For one, it takes place in my hood. Two, it's by John Muir, the famous Scottish/American naturalist and founder of the Sierra Club, which saved national treasures like Yosemite and the Sequoia National Park.Without...

22.07.2017

The Way Winter Comes
Winner of the 1997 Chinook Literary Prize, Sherry Simpson's debut collection of essays manifests an original and distinctive vision of Alaska and signals the arrival of an uncommonly accomplished new writer. Simpson is a true Alaskan who lives all...

10.06.2016

Nature and Walking
Read for my Nature Writing class. When either Ralph Waldo or Henry David actually describe nature, they both write beautiful descriptions. And I can't deny their talents for observation.As a modern, Pagan reader, though, it's hard to get...

14.11.2012

Extreme Simplicity
Homesteading in LA? Off-the-Grid in Tinseltown? Take Scott and Helen Nearing, translate them from the rockbound coast of Maine into Southern California, and you start to have a picture of Christopher and Dolores Nyerges.Here is an upbeat,...

12.10.2016

The Peregrine
From fall to spring, J.A. Baker set out to track the daily comings and goings of a pair of peregrine falcons across the flat fen lands of eastern England. He followed the birds obsessively, observing them in the air and on the ground, in pursuit of...

17.09.2015

National Audubon Society Pocket Guide to Familiar Butterflies Of North America
Filled with succinct descriptions and dazzling photographs, the National Audubon Society Pocket Guide to Familiar Butterflies in North America is designed to be compact enough for nature-lovers to easily bring along when observing butterflies. This...

04.10.2016

A Countryman's Flowers
Harold Glen Borland was a nature journalist who also wrote poetry, fiction for adults and children, and other nonfiction.

09.04.2018

Signs & Seasons
Renowned as a pioneer of the new school of nature writing and among the most widely read authors of his time, John Burroughs has had a profound influence on our appreciation of nature. Signs and Seasons, originally published in 1886, provides an...

06.07.2013

The Human Impact on the Natural Environment
The new edition of this classic student text provides an up-to-date and comprehensive view of the major environmental issues facing the world today, and is an essential introduction to the past, present and future impact of humans on Earth....

28.04.2015

Flight of the Hummingbird
The hummingbird parable, with origins in the Quechuan people of South America, has become a talisman for environmentalists and activists who are committed to making meaningful change in the world. In this inspiring story, the determined hummingbird...

07.06.2015

Dam Nation
Notes from the Water Underground combines environmental victories in the sustainable use movement with hands-on, participatory options for country and city dwellers. Not just a "how to" but a "why to," the book begins with the story of dams in the...

18.08.2015

Holdfast
Her writing reminds me somewhat of that of Loren Eiseley. Very open-ended; she doesn't necessarily give answers to the questions she raises, but uses life experiences to further explore them. The chapters are organized into 3 sections: Connection,...

13.04.2018

Wintergreen
Robert Michael Pyle is a lepidopterist and a professional writer who has published twelve books and hundreds of papers, essays, stories and poems. He has a Ph.D. from the School of Forestry and Environmental Studies at Yale University. He founded...

29.12.2012

Speaking for Nature
Beginning with Thoreau, nature writers not only have influenced our appreciation of the natural world but also have helped to preserve the American wilderness, from the Maine Woods to Yosemite and the Sierra. Writer and activist Paul Brooks presents...

31.07.2015

Life
Life is an ambitious, exhilarating and beautifully illustrated study of animal behaviour, exploring the key groups of animals that inhabit this planet and their survival strategies. From cold-blooded reptilian killers to the armoured...

28.08.2015

Journey Into Summer
Wonderful, in the literal meaning of the word. Teale finds marvel upon marvel in parts of the world now known derisively as "fly over country." For my part, I marveled at Teale's effortless ability to summon a host of witnesses, from Flaubert to...

09.04.2014

Climate Change 2007 – The Physical Science Basis
Representing the first major global assessment of climate change science in six years, Climate Change 2007 - The Physical Science Basic issued by the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) confirms that our scientific understanding of...

18.07.2016

Earthship
After the first two volumes, here is even more detail about earthships, even more improvements, and excursions into related topics such as urban applications and the legal structure behind earthship communities. A great addition the the first two...

10.12.2013

A Wilder Vein
Foreword by Robert Macfarlane An anthology of new literary non-fiction that focuses on the relationship between people and the wild places of Britain and Ireland. This is writing which animates a connection between humanity and the natural...

01.08.2015

Sandstone Seduction
Katie Lee is the food and lifestyle contributor for The Early Show and has appeared on Oprah, CBS Sunday Morning, The Rachael Ray Show, The Nate Berkus Show, and Iron Chef America. She writes a regular column for Cosmopolitan and has been featured...

18.05.2016

Rooted in the Land
This unique collection of writings offers an array of social and ecological perspectives on the nature of "community." Proposing eloquent defenses of community life and practical suggestions for becoming connected to others and native to a place,...

28.12.2017

The Geese of Beaver Bog
When award-winning writer and biologist Bernd Heinrich became the unwitting -- but doting -- foster parent of an adorable gosling named Peep, he was drawn into her world. And so, with a scientist's training and a nature lover's boundless enthusiasm,...

23.08.2013

Vital Signs 2007-2008
This annual volume distills the "vital signs" of our times—which often escape the attention of the media, world leaders, and economic experts—from thousands of government, industrial, and scientific documents. It tracks the major indicators that...

22.05.2015

The Various Contrivances by Which Orchids Are Fertilised by Insects
Charles Robert Darwin was an English naturalist, eminent as a collector and geologist, who proposed and provided scientific evidence that all species of life have evolved over time from common ancestors through the process he called natural...

09.08.2015

Talent, Transformation, and the Triple Bottom Line
HR Professional's guide to creating a strategically sustainable organization Employees are central to creating sustainable organizations, yet they are left on the sidelines in most sustainability initiatives along with the HR professionals who...

28.10.2017

Empire of Scrounge
"Patrolling the neighborhoods of central Fort Worth, sorting through trash piles, exploring dumpsters, scanning the streets and the gutters for items lost or discarded, I gathered the city's degraded bounty, then returned home to sort and catalogue...

12.07.2015

My First Summer in the Sierra
John Muir, a young Scottish immigrant, had not yet become a famed conservationist when he first trekked into the foothills of the Sierra Nevada, not long after the Civil War. He was so captivated by what he saw that he decided to devote his life to...

07.10.2012

My First Summer in the Sierra (Canongate Classics)
‘No other writer is so ceaselessly astonished by the natural world as he.’ Robert MacfarlaneThe name of John Muir has come to stand for the protection of wild land and wilderness in both America and Britain. Born in Dunbar in 1838, Muir is...

02.03.2018

The Great New Wilderness Debate
The Great New Wilderness Debate is an expansive, wide-ranging collection that addresses the pivotal environmental issues of the modern era. This eclectic volume on the varied constructions of “wilderness” reveals the recent controversies...

24.07.2017

The World's Wild Shores
The World's Wild Shores by Christine Eckstrom, Tom Melham, Loren McIntyre, Thomas O'Neill, Jennifer C. Urquhart (National Geographic Society 1990)(508.3146). This is a beautiful National Geographic Society publication; it is an overview of...

10.03.2014

A Most Dangerous Journey
Roger A. Caras was an American wildlife photographer, writer, wildlife preservationist and television personality.Known as the host of the annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, Caras was a veteran of network television programs including...

04.05.2017

Gathering Moss
Living at the limits of our ordinary perception, mosses are a common but largely unnoticed element of the natural world. Gathering Moss is a beautifully written mix of science and personal reflection that invites readers to explore and learn from...

29.03.2016

Extreme Nature
smelliest plantbest water-walkerlongest migrationhairiest animalbest surfertiniest mammallongest tonguefastest swimmersharpest sense of smellstrangest societyhottest animalflashiest malesslimiest...

14.10.2016

Wild Life In A Southern County
Richard Jefferies (1848 1887) remains one of the most thoughtful and most lyrical writers on the English countryside. He had aspirations to make a living as a novelist, but it was his short, factually based articles for The Live Stock Journal and...

09.01.2017

Wildlife in America
A rare book, predating Rachel Carson's Silent Spring by a couple of years. While Carson talks about the detrimental effect of chemicals such as DDT on environment, Matthiessen chronicles the story of this land called America--the story of what...

10.01.2013

Bloodties
Why do people hunt? What possesses humans to kill their fellow creatures? In Bloodties, naturalist Ted Kerasote explores such provocative questions, taking readers on adventurous journeys to the ends of the earth while dramatizing the debate over...

19.05.2017

Peterson First Guide to Caterpillars of North America
This is the best guide I've found for Lepidopterists who need images of all metamorphic stages. It's not a large cross-section, but at least the author provides common names, food plants, larva, pupae, and adult images so it becomes easier to...

27.09.2014

On the Wild Edge
“Opinionated and iconoclastic, Petersen writes with humor and a well-honed craft that will delight fans of Edward Abbey.” —Library Journal (starred review)     Twenty-five years ago David...

22.03.2016

The Voice Of The Desert, A Naturalist's Interpretation
Joseph Wood Krutch (pronounced krootch) was an American writer, critic, and naturalist.He worked as a professor at Columbia University from 1937 to 1953. Moving to Arizona in 1952, he wrote books about natural issues of ecology, the...

15.10.2016

Big Coal
Long dismissed as a relic of a bygone era, coal is back -- with a vengence. Coal is one of the nation's biggest and most influential industries -- Big Coal provides more than half the electricity consumed by Americans today -- and its dominance is...

01.02.2014

Game Wars
Reisner provides some interesting insight into the world of poaching in the United States. I was not aware of how much poaching went on domestically, and naively thought it was a problem that restricted itself to Africa. Perhaps the most shocking...

11.11.2013

The Slippers' Keeper
Born in 1914, Joe Purdon was one of North America’s early conservationists. After stumbling as a child upon a cluster of Showy Lady’s Slippers in bloom, Joe dedicated his life to protecting these rare orchids. In this picture book, award-winning...

03.06.2017

Rooted in the Land
This isn't a review, but just some nice quotes from two of the articles and a short summary of another.Rediscovering the land, by William Vitek (the editor)Quote on pg. 3: "The connection between human communities and...

09.11.2014

Gila
In this richly documented cautionary tale, Gregory McNamee narrates the natural and human history of this once-great watercourse. For sixty million years, the Gila River (pronounced HEE-luh) flowed through the highlands and deserts of Arizona and...

19.03.2015

A Naturalist in Florida
Dr. Archie Fairly Carr, Jr. was a Professor of Zoology at the University of Florida, a herpetologist, ecologist and a pioneering conservationist. In 1987 he was awarded the Eminent Ecologist Award by the Ecological Society of America. He made...

29.04.2014

Practice of the Wild
The nine captivatingly meditative essays in The Practice of the Wild display the deep understanding and wide erudition of Gary Snyder in the ways of Buddhist belief, wildness, wildlife, and the world. These essays, first published in...

25.05.2014

Care of the Wild Feathered and Furred
Probably the most highly praised guide ever written to treating, feeding and housing injured birds and wild animals. Methods are given for raising baby birds and animals, splinting broken bones, suturing wounds, removing oil and tar, treating...

09.12.2014

Birds
The most enjoyable way to learn about nature is by coloring your own field guide.

06.12.2017

Cannibals with Forks
One of Cambridge Sustainability's Top 50 Books for Sustainability, as voted for by our alumni network of over 3,000 senior leaders from around the world. To find out more, click 01.04.2014

Balance Point
Impending global ecological collapse begs the question: Are humans a planetary disease? Dr. Lucille Boggs, a maverick scientist at a large western university, had been uncovering surprising answers as to why humans remain indifferent to the...

10.06.2018

The Peregrine
Reissue of J. A. Baker’s extraordinary classic of British nature writingDespite the association of peregrines with the wild, outer reaches of the British Isles, The Peregrine is set on the flat marshes of the Essex coast, where J A Baker...

11.05.2016

Up Tunket Road
Ever since Thoreau's Walden, the image of the American homesteader has been of someone getting away from civilization, of forging an independent life in the country. Yet if this were ever true, what is the nature and reality of homesteading in the...

24.05.2013

When the Killing's Done
From the bestselling author of The Women comes an action- packed adventure about endangered animals and those who protect them. Principally set on the wild and sparsely inhabited Channel Islands off the coast of...

13.02.2016

New Perspectives on Environmental Justice
Women make up the vast majority of activists and organizers of grassroots movements fighting against environmental ills that threaten poor and people of color communities. New Perspectives on Environmental Justice is the first collection of...

12.01.2013

Wild Foresting
"In this groundbreaking anthology, the author offers new hope for those who love trees and forests. These essays are by leading experts. This work draws on the knowledge of indigenous people and the traditional role that forests and trees have...

24.09.2013

A Season on the Trail
A broad collection of interviews, stories, and register lifts. Giving a better answer of the why? factor. Realistic experiences and motivations "Some hikers came . . . because they didn't want their lives to be a collection of...

13.02.2013

Field Guide to Butterflies of the San Francisco Bay and Sacramento Valley Regions
The California Tortoiseshell, West Coast Lady, Red Admiral, and Golden Oak Hairstreak are just a few of the many butterfly species found in the floristically rich San Francisco Bay and Sacramento Valley regions. This guide, written for both...

23.04.2013

Money Logging
Money Logging investigates what former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown has called “probably the biggest environmental crime of our times“ – the massive destruction of the Borneo rainforest by Malaysian loggers. Historian and campaigner Lukas...

29.12.2015

Sagebrush Country
Sagebrush Country is another book from the Time-Life American Wilderness series that has been on my home library shelf. I enjoyed the pictures before, and now, I take the time to read the text to learn more about an area of nearly all of...

03.11.2015

Becoming Native to This Place
Mr. Jackson certainly makes some interesting arguments, ones with which I concur a great deal. However, the book itself is written at a high level and is, therefore, going to be unavailable to certain people. I know that sounds elitist, but a big...

15.12.2014

Altering Eden
Scientists around the world are finding alarming changes in human reproduction and health.-- Men's sperm counts have dropped by 50% in 50 years-- Testicular, prostate, and breast cancers are on the rise worldwide-- Males of certain...

08.01.2018

Who Needs an Iceberg?
Tundra introduces the first three books in its important new ecosystems series. Each title celebrates the world’s diversity by presenting a different ecosystem: its land and water, its animals and plants. The art is brimming with creatures and...

08.10.2016

Reaction Time
Australia is at a crossroads: if we are to halt global warming, do we need to stride resolutely into a nuclear future?In this engrossing and persuasive essay, Ian Lowe discusses his one-time belief in the benefits of nuclear power and...

29.04.2015

Unnatural Law
A comprehensive assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of Canadian environmental law, this volume provides a balanced, critical examination of Canada's record, focusing on laws and policies intended to protect water, air, land and biodiversity.

23.07.2013

Tracking and the Art of Seeing
In this newly revised and updated edition of his highly acclaimed field guide, renowned nature photographer and tracking expert Paul Rezendes brings the fields and forests to life with his unique observations on North American wildlife and their...

15.01.2016

The Bridge at the Edge of the World
How serious are the threats to our environment? Here is one measure of the problem: if we continue to do exactly what we are doing, with no growth in the human population or the world economy, the world in the latter part of this century...

10.04.2017

Finding Community
Finding community is as critical as obtaining food and shelter, since the need to belong is what makes us human. The isolation and loneliness of modern life have led many people to search for deeper connection, which has resulted in a renewed...

01.04.2014

A Thousand-Mile Walk to the Gulf
John Muir would have made the worst Boy Scout imaginable. Early in September 1867, “joyful and free” but woefully unprepared, he set out from Indianapolis, Indiana on a 1,000 mile walk that would take him down the rocky spine of the eastern seaboard...

19.01.2015

Bonelight
An east coast pagan feminist of the second Wave moves to the Southwest and finds anew the power of place, of the earth she calls "beloved." Rather than devolve into hokey New Age spiritualism however, Sojourner finds herself battling developers,...

04.04.2017

The Book of Yaak
The Yaak Valley of northwestern Montana is one of the last great wild places in the United States, a land of black bears and grizzlies, wolves and coyotes, bald and golden eagles, and even a handful of humans. But its magic may not be enough to save...

13.07.2016

Tom Brown's Field Guide to the Forgotten Wilderness
This is the sixth handbook by Tom Brown, Jr., the director of the world-famous Tracking, Nature, and Wilderness Survival School. Like the other volumes in this popular series, Tom Brown's Field Guide to the Forgotten...

18.12.2012

Birthright
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...

15.11.2014