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The Source: How Rivers Made America and America Remade Its Rivers

MARTIN DOYLE · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

How rivers have shaped American politics, economics, and society from the beginnings of the Republic to today. In this fresh and powerful work of environmental history, Martin Doyle explores how rivers have often been the source of arguments at the heart of the American experiment -- over...
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Water in Plain Sight: Hope for a Thirsty World

Judith D Schwartz · St Martin'S Press
Pages: 256
Format: Print book

Water scarcity is on everyone's mind. Long taken for granted, water availability has entered the realm of economics, politics, and people's food and lifestyle choices. But as anxiety mounts - even as a swath of California farmland has been left fallow and extremist groups worldwide...
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The Forest Unseen: A Year's Watch in Nature

David George Haskell · Viking Adult
Format: Hardcover

Winner of 2013 Best Book Award from the National Academies. Finalist for 2013 Pulitzer Prize in General Nonfiction.Winner of the 2013 Reed Environmental Writing Award. Winner of the 2012 National Outdoor Book Award for Natural History Literature.Runner-up for 2013 PEN/E. O. Wilson Literary...
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Oil and Honey: The Education of an Unlikely Activist

Bill McKibben · Times Books
Format: Hardcover

Bestselling author and environmental activist Bill McKibben recounts the personal and global story of the fight to build and preserve a sustainable planetBill McKibben is not a person you'd expect to find handcuffed and behind bars, but that's where he found himself in the summer...
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Aldo Leopold: a Sand County Almanac & Other Writings on Conservation and Ecology:

Aldo Leopold · Library of America; Reprint edition
Format: Hardcover

Since his death in 1948, Aldo Leopold has been increasingly recognized as one of the indispensable figures of American environmentalism. A pioneering forester, sportsman, wildlife manager, and ecologist, he was also a gifted writer whose farsighted land ethic is proving increasingly relevant...
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The View from Lazy Point: A Natural Year in an Unnatural World

Carl Safina · Henry Holt and Co.
Format: Hardcover

An exhilarating journey of natural renewal through a year with MacArthur fellow Carl SafinaBeginning in his kayak in his home waters of eastern Long Island, Carl Safina's The View from Lazy Point takes us through the four seasons to the four points of the compass, from the high Arctic...
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Utah's Greatest Wonders: A Photographic Journey of the Five National Parks

Christopher Cogley · Plain Sight Publishing
Pages: 138
Format: Hardcover

Discover the natural beauty, breathtaking scenery, and gorgeous vistas of Utah's national parks--known locally as "The Mighty Five"--all from the comfort of your living room. This stunning collection of photographs will inspire you to seek out new vistas every day no matter...
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Scatter, Adapt, and Remember: How Humans Will Survive a Mass Extinction

Annalee Newitz · Doubleday
Format: Hardcover

In its billionndashyear history life on Earth has been almost erased at least half a dozen times shattered by asteroid impacts entombed in ice smothered by methane and torn apart by unfathomably powerful megavolcanoes And we know that another global disaster is eventually headed our way Can we survive...
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Environmental Science

Boy Scouts of America · Boy Scouts of Amer
Format: Paperback

Part of the Boys Scouts of America Merit Badge Series: Environmental Science.
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The Night Sky Month by Month

DK Publishing · DK Publishing
Format: Book

An invaluable, user-friendly guide to discovering and navigating the night sky, The Night Sky Month by Month shows the sky as it is seen around the world in both the northern and southern hemispheres. Suitable for newcomers to stargazing and expert astronomers alike, The Night Sky Month...
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