What if all that was needed to stave off an impending mass extinction of life on Earth was to set aside half the planet for nature?
“David Gessner succeeds in this friendly and reflective study of a great writer and our times.”
“Humans have probably been extinguishing bird species for thousands of years,” writes Michelle Nijhuis in her absorbing history of species conservation, Beloved Beasts.
“The world we love is in our hands and so are the practical, effective, and daily choices that will protect our future.”
“How to Avoid a Climate Disaster is a primer for every citizen and a checklist for specialists to make sure they have the big picture.”
“Ash’s gift for observation and love of people make this first book memorable.”
“False Alarm is a comprehensive analysis of the issues in climate change that represents a reasoned balance between the shrill voices demanding immediate change .
“read The Case for Climate Capitalism to learn more about what we must do to turn back the thermostat on a nuclear winter.”
Michael Klare’s newest book departs from many of his previous works on America’s oil wars and disastrous, often provocative militaristic policies.
“As the Amazon Rainforest burns and the American West blazes, Sprout Lands demonstrates that simply planting trees will never be enough to mitigate climate change and other human-c
“It’s a ‘strange world.’ It’s one where politicians and corporations find it too expensive to save the planet.”
“Secondhand tells an important story about consumerism gone wild, the complex industry that has grown around its detritus, and how we can push back on an entrenched culture of disp
The environment as an idea that explains human impact on our world sprang not from Rachel Carson’s iconic Silent Spring but from the unwanted awareness forced by World War II that we live
“This book is highly recommended for anyone who wants to be more informed about issues related to our water supply, steps being taken to improve the situation, and ideas for the future.”
Here is a book that is terrifying-- things are getting worse than almost anybody dreamed—but is also a pleasure to read, because it is so interesting, so well written, and so infused with a warm hu
“A single cow can deposit over a ton of waste on the ground every month with a high percentage of that waste seeping into surface water.
“this engaging, well-written book is must reading for anyone who thinks climate change is just about the weather.”
The future is inescapably the past, or so it often seems in What Future.
“In this wonderful book . . .
Seaweed Chronicles is the story of a place as told by the once abundant creatures that became resources for human use, and the last harvest left: the habitat, or rather the ocean forests o
“Extreme Cities offers a mix of postmodernism, revolutionary ideology with only a few moments of rational clarity to imagine a dystopian future shaped by the force
Guatemala, a small post-colonial state that is not so post.
“a brilliantly crafted discussion of the limits imposed by our natural reserves, combining historical analysis, economic development and political decision making.”
". . . read this evocative collection of stories about young people who are making a difference in environmental and political stewardship."
Environmental historian Miles Powell has provided a new and provocative angle to the history of the American conservation/preservation movement through the lens of its racial logics.