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  1. Book ImageDawn Light: Dancing with Cranes and Other Ways to Start the Day

    Diane Ackerman

    "It's easy to live in the moment when you're immersed in Ackerman's glorious prose."—Washington PostMore

  2. Book ImageThe Human Age: The World Shaped By Us

    Diane Ackerman

    As Diane Ackerman writes in her brilliant new book, The Human Age, "our relationship with nature has changed…radically, irreversibly, but by no means all for the bad. Our new epoch is laced with invention. Our mistakes are legion, but our talent is immeasurable."More

  3. Book ImageVanishing Borderlands: The Fragile Landscape of the U.S.-Mexico Border

    John Annerino

    John Annerino, famed photographer of the Amerian Southwest, portrays the astonishing beauty of the U.S.-Mexico borderlands and contrasts those with images of the conflict that threatens to destroy them.More

  4. Book ImageOgallala Blue: Water and Life on the Great Plains

    William Ashworth

    A story of a crucial, dwindling natural resource: an invisible ocean of fresh water under the High Plains.More

  5. Book ImageThe Beast in the Garden: The True Story of a Predator's Deadly Return to Suburban America

    David Baron

    "Reads like a crime novel . . . each chapter ends on a cliff-hanging note."—Seattle TimesMore

  6. Book ImageThe Conquest of Nature: Water, Landscape, and the Making of Modern Germany

    David Blackbourn

    "Brilliantly conceived....[A] tour de force in historical writing."—Ian KershawMore

  7. Book ImagePlan B: Rescuing a Planet under Stress and a Civilization in Trouble

    Lester R. Brown

    A bold new plan for those concerned about rising temperatures, population projections, and spreading water scarcity.More

  8. Book ImageSaving the Planet: How to Shape an Environmentally Sustainable Global Economy

    Lester R. Brown, Christopher Flavin, Sandra Postel

    The authors of the highly acclaimed State of the World series elaborate upon their vision of a global economy that does not destroy its own natural support systems.More

  9. Book ImagePlan B 4.0: Mobilizing to Save Civilization

    Lester R. Brown

    Substantially Revised

    “[Brown’s] ability to make a complicated subject accessible to the general reader is remarkable.”—Katherine Salant, Washington PostMore

  10. Book ImageWorld on the Edge: How to Prevent Environmental and Economic Collapse

    Lester R. Brown

    In this urgent time, World on the Edge calls out the pivotal environmental issues and how to solve them now.More

  11. Book ImageOutgrowing the Earth: The Food Security Challenge in an Age of Falling Water Tables and Rising Temperatures

    Lester R. Brown

    How human demands are outstripping the earth's capacities—and what we need to do about it.More

  12. Book ImageThe Great Transition: Shifting from Fossil Fuels to Wind and Solar Energy

    Lester R. Brown, Emily Adams, Janet Larsen, Et Al.

    The great energy transition from fossil fuels to renewable sources of energy is under way.More

  13. Book ImageExtreme Weather: A Guide and Record Book

    Christopher C. Burt

    Revised and Updated

    The ultimate weather book for the weather enthusiast or anyone interested in the oddities and extremes of nature.More

  14. Book ImageA Desperate Passion: An Autobiography

    Helen Caldicott

    "She showed me what one set-on-fire human being can do to shift the consciousness of the world." —Sister Helen Prejean, author of Dead Man WalkingMore

  15. Book ImageIf You Love This Planet: A Plan to Save the Earth

    Helen Caldicott

    Revised and updated

    “Helen Caldicott has the rare ability to combine science with passion, logic with love, and urgency with humor.” —Naomi KleinMore

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