Environmental Studies

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  1. 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

  2. Book ImageEnergy, Environment, and Climate

    Richard Wolfson

    Third Edition

    An engaging exploration of energy’s impactMore

  3. 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

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

    David R. Montgomery

    A MacArthur Fellow’s impassioned call to make agriculture sustainable by ditching the plow, covering the soil, and diversifying crop rotations.More

  5. 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

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

    Jack E. Davis

    The tragic collision between civilization and nature in the Gulf of Mexico becomes a uniquely American story in this environmental epic.More

  7. Book ImageThe Death and Life of the Great Lakes

    Dan Egan

    A landmark work of science, history and reporting on the past, present and imperiled future of the Great Lakes.More

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

    Jared Diamond

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

  9. 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

  10. 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

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

    Diane Ackerman

    Winner of the 2015 National Outdoor Book Award for Natural History Literature and the 2015 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

  12. 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

  13. 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

  14. 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

  15. 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

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