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The Great Derangement: Climate Change and the Unthinkable

Amitav Ghosh · The University of Chicago Press
Pages: 176
Format: Print book

Are we deranged? The acclaimed Indian novelist Amitav Ghosh argues that future generations may well think so. How else to explain our imaginative failure in the face of global warming? In his first major book of nonfiction since In an Antique Land, Ghosh examines our inability - at the level...
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The Great Divide

Stephen Grace · Two Dot Books
Pages: 216
Format: Hardcover

Written by Stephen Grace, the companion book to The Great Divide, a film by Havey Productions, is a sweeping, magnificently illustrated story of Colorado water from the region's first inhabitants to the incoming settlers and developers to modern environmentalists. Times and places are covered...
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American Birding Association Field Guide to Birds of New York

Corey Finger · Scott & Nix
Pages: 346
Format: Print book

A comprehensive guide to New York birdwatching from the American Birding Association The Empire State is one of the best places for birding in North America - from the Adirondack Mountains in the north; the Finger Lakes in the west; the Hudson Valley in the east; and the marshes, bays,...
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The Real Cost of Fracking: How America's Shale Gas Boom Is Threatening Our Families, Pets, and Food

Michelle Bamberger · Beacon Press
Pages: 230
Format: Hardcover

A pharmacologist and a veterinarian pull back the curtain on the human and animal health effects of hydraulic fracturing, or "fracking" Across the country, fracking - the extraction of natural gas by hydraulic fracturing - is being touted as the nation's answer to energy independence...
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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 Wonder of Birds: What They Tell Us About Ourselves, the World, and a Better Future

Jim Robbins · Spiegel & Grau
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

A fascinating investigation into the miraculous world of birds and the powerful - and surprising - ways they enrich our lives and sustain the planetOur relationship to birds is different from our relationship to any other wild creatures. They are found virtually everywhere and we love to watch...
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Born To Be Wild: Hundreds of free nature activities for families

Hattie Garlick · Bloomsbury Publishing Plc
Pages: 256
Format: Print book

Want to save cash, your child's imagination, and possibly even the planet? This is the book you need. Packed with great photos of real families in the outdoors, Born to Be Wild contains easy-to-follow instructions for activities that require nothing more sophisticated than a child's imagination...
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A Dog Called Hope: A Wounded Warrior and the Service Dog Who Saved Him

Jason Morgan · Atria Books
Pages: 336
Format: Print book

Lone Survivor meets Marley & Me in this inspiring buddy memoir of an extraordinary service dog whose enduring love brought a wounded soldier back to life.A decade ago, Special Forces warrior Jason Morgan parachuted into the Central American jungle on an anti-narcotics raid. He'd served...
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Wood for the trees : one man's long view of nature

Richard Fortey · Alfred A Knopf
Pages: 320
Format: Print book

From the author of Earth: An Intimate History, an exuberant "biography" of four acres of woodland, evoking a cosmos of living and inanimate things and imagining its millennia of existence A few years ago, award-winning scientist Richard Fortey purchased four acres of woodland...
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Wild America: A Personal Celebration of the National Parks

David Muench · Rucksack Readers USA
Pages: 100
Format: Print book

Published on John Muir Day (April 21st) and timed to coincide with the centennial of the us national park service.Wild America brings together David Muench, the eminent wilderness photographer, with Roly Smith, the respected outdoor writer. This book celebrates their personal selection...
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Just Cool It!: The Climate Crisis and What We Can Do - A Post-Paris Agreement Game Plan

DAVID SUZUKI · Greystone Books
Pages: 312
Format: Paperback

Climate change is the most important crisis humanity has faced, but we still confront huge barriers to resolving it. So, what do we do, and is there hope for humanity? The problem itself is complex, and there's no single solution. But by understanding the barriers to resolving global warming...
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Tipping Point for Planet Earth: How Close Are We to the Edge?

Anthony D Barnosky · St Martin'S Press, 2016.
Pages: 272
Format: Print book

Tipping Point for Planet Earth explains why Earth is headed for a tipping point, a change so fast, dramatic, and unexpected that humanity will reel at the consequences.Midway through this century, there will be more than nine billion people on the planet. Already we are using most of the arable...
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The Lion in the Living Room: How House Cats Tamed Us and Took Over the World

Abigail Tucker · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 256
Format: Print book

A lively adventure through history, natural science, and pop culture in search of how cats conquered the world, the Internet, and our hearts.House cats rule back alleys, deserted Antarctic islands, and our bedrooms. Clearly, they own the Internet, where a viral cat video can easily be viewed...
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Coming of Age at the End of Nature: A Generation Faces Living on a Changed Planet

Julie Dunlap · Trinity University Press
Pages: 248
Format: Print book

Coming of Age at the End of Nature explores a new kind of environmental writing. This powerful anthology gathers the passionate voices of young writers who have grown up in an environmentally damaged and compromised world. Each contributor has come of age since Bill McKibben foretold the doom...
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Outsmart Waste: The Modern Idea of Garbage and How to Think Our Way Out of It

Tom Szaky · Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc.,
Pages: 156
Format: Paperback

Ever-expanding landfills, ocean gyres filled with floating plastic mush, endangered wildlife. Our garbage has become a massive and exponentially growing problem in modern society. Eco-entrepreneur Tom Szaky explores why this crisis exists and explains how can we solve it by eliminating...
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