“a brilliantly crafted discussion of the limits imposed by our natural reserves, combining historical analysis, economic development and political decision making.”
Told in the form of a letter from an imaginary planet named Globux to the inhabitants of Earth, Our Beautiful Earth: Saving Our Planet Piece by Piece is an innovative picture book that att
The Dark Mountain Project is a worldwide collective of writers, artists, activists co-founded by Dougald Hine and Paul Kingsnorth, dedicated to creating “uncivilized” art, poetry, prose, and more.
“an opportunity for all to learn about Bering and his contributions to the geographic and scientific knowledge gained as a result of his efforts.”
“An excellent, if terrifying, must-read . . .”
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.
“The Shock of the Anthropocene is a detailed, data-driven, and well-argued critique of conventional thought [about the ecosystem] . . .”
“relevant and soul-searching . . .”
“Greening in the Red Zone provides critical research and application that provides a tremendous starting point for catalyzing a discussion about how to heal, integ
“a book worth reading.”
“. . . a compelling, even frightening book . . .”
“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 . . .
“. . . readers will walk away looking at water infrastructure in new ways . . . as a call to action.”
“It’s a tough—and gargantuan—job, saving the planet, so why shouldn’t some of it fall to the recovering alcoholic, ex-arm-wrestling, street brawling survivor of a near-death experience?”
“. . . 182 pages of bacterial wonderment. . . . Dr. Wassenaar explains how the intestinal bacterial microflora of a fruit fly (affected by diet) drives mating preference.
In medieval England the violent winds that tore through the woodlands on a lord’s estate brought bounty to the local peasants.
“. . . one of the truly impressive things about this book is its scope. . . . Despite being dense with data and statistics, Clean Energy Nation never becomes overly technical.
“Rob Hopkins combines cutting-edge process model analysis with modern scientific data using a pleasantly conversational mode.”
The April release of this colorful and interesting guide to renewable energy and broader environmental concerns coincides with Earth celebrations around the world, the annual international focus on
Bird Cloud, Annie Proulx’s memoir-cum-construction diary is an amuse-bouche of a book, a lovely nibble of a thing, that has, strangely, been inserted somewhere deep in the rich, dense feas
I don’t know. I am torn over The Secret World of Slugs and Snails: Life in the Very Slow Lane. On the one hand, it is an encyclopedia of snail and slug information.
Ladybug Girl at the Beach is a delightful story about conquering fear of the unknown.
This year’s Slap-In-The-Face-Get-A-Grip-Bub Award for business books goes to Jeffrey Pfeffer, business professor at Stanford and author of nine volumes on organization dynamics.
The wilderness is appealing to most people. At least, most appreciate its beauty and its unknown qualities, if not its danger and isolation.
Few of us who live “in the lower 48” have any idea about what it is like to live in Alaska.