Environmental Studies

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

    Miriam Horn

    The story of a huge, largely hidden, and entirely unexpected conservation movement in America.More

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

    Edward O. Wilson

    Half-Earth proposes an achievable plan to save our imperiled biosphere: devote half the surface of the Earth to nature.More

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

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

    Richard A. Muller

    “Policymakers and casual readers alike can benefit . . . eye-opening . . . sheds lots of light with little wasted heat.”—Publishers WeeklyMore

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

    Kai N. Lee, William Freudenburg, Richard Howarth

    A true synthesis for environmental studies.More

  12. Book ImageClimate Matters: Ethics in a Warming World

    John Broome

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

  13. 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

  14. Book ImageEnergy, Environment, and Climate

    Richard Wolfson

    Second Edition

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

  15. 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

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