This is an exceptionally important and readable book addressing vastly underreported topics: the effect on plants of rising CO2 and the crucial importance of science for human survival.
Joshua Frank’s ballsy tell-all of the Hanford pillaging of the American people’s pocketbooks, while as the same time, never achieving the one objective the government contractors were hired to do—e
“In these days of isolation and disconnection, Carlson shows us how to enrich our own landscapes, both inner and outer. What seems barren at first can reveal hidden treasures.”
“As Ever Green shows, the world is filled with people who bring a weathered idealism to their forests, where there’s much to learn and many successes to build on.”
“This is one of those books perfectly made for both casual browsing and in-depth study, providing enough detail for the serious student along with eye-grabbing photography and illustrations
“‘all human cultures share one common trait: they adapt constantly in response to all manner of variables. . . . and long-term success . . .
"The Path to a Livable Future may be the most serious and thought-provoking new book on climate change available.
“Perhaps the most important story is Webb’s own, as she shows that we are all imperfect people capable of creating a more perfect world.”
“Cobb is stridently warning us of imminent ecological peril and the need to systemic transformation of our systems of production and consumption.”
“Well-written, unexpectedly engaging, and perhaps a bit overlong, After Cooling is a knockout debut by a gifted writer.”
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