Environmental Studies

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

    Diane Ackerman

    “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

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

    Ed Ricciuti

    As cities and suburbs sprawl, and conservation efforts enable wildlife populations to recover, large wild animals are encroaching on human turf. These creatures might be thrilling to see, but they can bite, scratch, and even kill, and attacks on humans will only increase as...More

  3. Book ImageThe Compost-Powered Water Heater: How to heat your greenhouse, pool, or buildings with only compost!

    Gaelan Brown

    Here is a revolutionary approach for heating rooms and generating hot water. Author Gaelan Brown has worked with engineers and compost scientists to refine methods of composting that can heat greenhouses, barns, buildings, and hot water, all without combustion.More

  4. Book ImageThe Dynamics of Disaster

    Susan W. Kieffer

    Natural disasters bedevil our planet, and each appears to be a unique event. Leading geologist Susan W. Kieffer shows how all disasters are connected.More

  5. Book ImageAir: The Restless Shaper of the World

    William Bryant Logan

    The author of Dirt and Oak brings to life this quickest, most sustaining, most communicative element of the earth.More

  6. Book ImageHumans in the Landscape: An Introduction to Environmental Studies

    Kai N. Lee, William Freudenburg, Richard Howarth

    A true synthesis for environmental studies.More

  7. Book ImageAir: The Restless Shaper of the World

    William Bryant Logan

    The author of Dirt and Oak brings to life this quickest, most sustaining, most communicative element of the earth.More

  8. Book ImageEnergy for Future Presidents: The Science Behind the Headlines

    Richard A. Muller

    The author of Physics for Future Presidents returns to educate all of us on the most crucial conundrum facing the nation: energy.More

  9. Book ImageClimate Matters: Ethics in a Warming World

    John Broome

    A vital new moral perspective on the climate change debate.More

  10. Book ImageRun to Failure: BP and the Making of the Deepwater Horizon Disaster

    Abrahm Lustgarten

    It was Big Oil's nightmare moment, and the dominoes began falling years before the well was drilled.More

  11. Book ImageEnergy, Environment, and Climate

    Richard Wolfson

    Second Edition

    Emphasizes climate change as an energy-related environmental issue.More

  12. Book ImageState of the World 2011: Innovations that Nourish the Planet

    The Worldwatch Institute

    From the Worldwatch Institute, the premier environmental nonprofit, an incisive account of the global food crisis—and how it can be solved.More

  13. 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

  14. Book ImageSwimming with Piranhas at Feeding Time: My Life Doing Dumb Stuff with Animals

    Richard Conniff

    “Hilariously informative. . . . This book will remind you why you always wanted to be a naturalist.”—OutsideMore

  15. 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

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