Environmental Studies

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  1. Book ImageGrowing a Revolution: Bringing Our Soil Back to Life

    David R. Montgomery

    Finalist for the PEN/E. O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award

    “A call to action that underscores a common goal: to change the world from the ground up.”—Dan Barber, author of The Third PlateMore

  2. Book ImageStill Waters: The Secret World of Lakes

    Curt Stager

    A fascinating exploration of lakes around the world, from Walden Pond to the Dead Sea.More

  3. Book ImageThe Death and Life of the Great Lakes

    Dan Egan

    New York Times Bestseller
    Winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize
    Winner of the J. Anthony Lukas Award

    "Nimbly splices together history, science, reporting and personal experiences into a taut and cautiously hopeful narrative.… Egan’s book is bursting with life (and yes, death)." —Robert Moor, New York Times Book ReviewMore

  4. Book ImageWhere the Animals Go: Tracking Wildlife with Technology in 50 Maps and Graphics

    James Cheshire, Oliver Uberti

    "Where the Animals Go is beautiful and thrilling, a combination of the best in science and exposition, and a joy to study cover to cover." —Edward O. Wilson, University Research Professor Emeritus, Harvard UniversityMore

  5. Book ImageEnergy, Environment, and Climate

    Richard Wolfson

    Third Edition

    An engaging exploration of energy’s impactMore

  6. Book ImageRancher, Farmer, Fisherman: Conservation Heroes of the American Heartland

    Miriam Horn

    Now a feature-length documentary on the Discovery channel narrated by Tom Brokaw.

    “Lush, gorgeously written…A profoundly hopeful book.” —Tina Rosenberg, winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book AwardMore

  7. Book ImageHalf-Earth: Our Planet's Fight for Life

    Edward O. Wilson

    "An audacious and concrete proposal…Half-Earth completes the 86-year-old Wilson’s valedictory trilogy on the human animal and our place on the planet." —Jedediah Purdy, New RepublicMore

  8. Book ImageThe Gulf: The Making of An American Sea

    Jack E. Davis

    Winner of the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for History
    Winner of the 2017 Kirkus Prize for Nonfiction
    A National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction Finalist
    A New York Times Notable Book of 2017
    One of the Washington Post's Best Books of the YearIn this “cri de coeur about the Gulf’s environmental ruin” (New York Times), “Davis has written a beautiful homage to a neglected sea” (front page, New York Times Book Review).More

  9. Book ImageGuns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies

    Jared Diamond

    "Fascinating.... Lays a foundation for understanding human history."—Bill GatesMore

  10. Book ImageThe Nature Fix: Why Nature Makes us Happier, Healthier, and More Creative

    Florence Williams

    An intrepid investigation into nature’s restorative benefits by a prize-winning author.More

  11. Book ImageA Field Philosopher's Guide to Fracking: How One Texas Town Stood Up to Big Oil and Gas

    Adam Briggle

    From the front lines of the fracking debate, a “field philosopher” explores one of our most divisive technologies.More

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

    Diane Ackerman

    Winner of the National Outdoor Book Award and the PEN New England Henry David Thoreau Prize.

    A dazzling, inspiring tour through the ways that humans are working with nature to try to save the planet.More

  13. Book ImageCowed: The Hidden Impact of 93 Million Cows on America’s Health, Economy, Politics, Culture, and Environment

    Denis Hayes, Gail Boyer Hayes

    From leading ecology advocates, a revealing look at our dependence on cows and a passionate appeal for sustainable living.More

  14. Book ImageThe Dynamics of Disaster

    Susan W. Kieffer

    "If you are an amateur weather geek, disaster wonk, or budding student of earth sciences, you will want to read this book." —Seattle TimesMore

  15. Book ImageBears in the Backyard: Big Animals, Sprawling Suburbs, and the New Urban Jungle

    Edward R. Ricciuti

    Fang and claw have jumped the white picket fence as encounters with cougars in Chicago, alligators in Florida, and bears virtually everywhere have become increasingly commonplace. Author Edward Ricciuti explores cutting-edge research into why it’s happening, how it impacts all of us, and how to deal with it on both societal and personal levels.More

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