“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.
Benjamin Grant has created a unique series of images in Overview: A New Perspective of Earth, which illustrates that “there needs to be a dramatic shift in the way our species views our pl
Meera Subramanian, in her book A River Runs Again, poses the problem of the state of India’s ecology and its decline since the 1950s and the Green Revolution.
“Dr. Piper has written an eye-opening book about a hotly contested vital resource. . . . No hiding in libraries for this academic. . . .
The Stop is Nick Saul and Andrea Curtis’ chronicle of a journey that changed a cramped, mouse-infested food bank into a major center for social change in the city of Toronto.
“Neil Shubin is the kind of guy you’d like to meet at a cocktail party: smart, funny, a good storyteller . . . It’s unfortunate that Dr. Shubin . . .
“. . . a long song of praise for marijuana and a continued puzzlement as to why the drug remains illegal.”
“. . . readers will walk away looking at water infrastructure in new ways . . . as a call to action.”
“What’s needed, in fact, is much more pressure from outside Nigeria combined with the work of really active NGOs.