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As Long as Grass Grows: The Indigenous Fight for Environmental Justice, from Colonization to Standing Rock

Dina Gilio-Whitaker - Beacon Press
Format: Hardcover

The story of Native peoples' resistance to environmental injustice and land incursions, and a call for environmentalists to learn from the Indigenous community's rich history of activismThrough the unique lens of "Indigenized environmental justice," Indigenous researcher...
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Rare: Portraits of America's Endangered Species

Joel Sartore - Focal Point
Format: Hardcover

When a few of these photographs first appeared in the National Geographic magazine January 2009 issue, they were hailed as an arresting reminder of the hundreds of species teetering on the brink of final extinction - more than 1,200 animals and plants in all. Now, in Rare, Joel Sartore...
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The Anthropocene Reviewed

John Green - Dutton
Format: Hardcover

The Anthropocene is the current geologic age, in which humans have profoundly reshaped the planet and its biodiversity. In this remarkable symphony of essays adapted and expanded from his groundbreaking podcast, bestselling author John Green reviews different facets of the human-centered...
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Waters of the World: The Story of the Scientists Who Unraveled the Mysteries of Our Oceans, Atmosphere, and Ice Sheets and Made the Planet Whole

Sarah Dry - University of Chicago Press
Format: Hardcover

From the glaciers of the Alps to the towering cumulonimbus clouds of the Caribbean and the unexpectedly chaotic flows of the North Atlantic, Waters of the World is a tour through 150 years of the history of a significant but underappreciated idea: that the Earth has a global climate...
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Desert Notebooks: A Road Map for the End of Time

Ben Ehrenreich - Counterpoint
Format: Hardcover

For fans of Robert Macfarlane or Elizabeth Rush, National Magazine Award winner and The Nation columnist Ben Ehrenreich layers climate science, mythologies, nature writing, and personal experiences into a stunning reckoning of our current moment and our all-too-human urge to grapple with...
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Survival of the Friendliest: Understanding Our Origins and Rediscovering Our Common Humanity

Brian Hare - Random House
Format: Hardcover

A powerful new theory of human nature suggests that our unique friendliness is the secret to our success as a species. For most of the approximately 300,000 years that Homo sapiens have existed, we have shared the planet with at least four other types of humans. All of these were smart,...
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Lab Girl

Hope Jahren - Alfred A. Knopf
Format: Print book

A New York Times 2016 Notable BookNational Best SellerNamed one of TIME magazine's "100 Most Influential People"An Amazon Top 20 Best Book of 2016A Washington Post Best Memoir of 2016A TIME and Entertainment Weekly Best Book of 2016 So Far An illuminating...
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A Life on Our Planet: My Witness Statement and a Vision for the Future

David Attenborough - Grand Central Publishing
Format: Hardcover

See the world. Then make it better.I am 93. I've had an extraordinary life. It's only now that I appreciate how extraordinary. As a young man, I felt I was out there in the wild, experiencing the untouched natural world - but it was an illusion. The tragedy of our time has been...
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The Second Chance Club: Hardship and Hope After Prison

Jason Hardy - Simon & Schuster
Format: Hardcover

A former parole officer shines a bright light on a huge yet hidden part of our justice system through the intertwining stories of seven parolees striving to survive the chaos that awaits them after prison in this illuminating and dramatic book. Prompted by a dead-end retail job and a vague...
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Junk Science and the American Criminal Justice System

M. Chris Fabricant - ?Akashic Books
Format: Hardcover

Innocence Project attorney M. Chris Fabricant presents an insider's journey into the heart of a broken, racist system of justice and the role junk science plays in maintaining the status quo."No one in America will ever know the number of innocent people convicted, sent to prison,...
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