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  • Details about Rachel Carson's Silent spring

    Rachel Carson's Silent spring

    Alex MacGillivray.

    From the final decades of the eighteenth century to the present day, a relatively few social and political documents have been written and circulated, then have gone on to change the course of human history. The Manifesto Series surveys some of those documents, presents an account of each manifesto?s immediate impact, then explains how and why its influence spread to a wider audience. Brief and concisely written, each title in this series makes engrossing reading and provides readers with insigh……more

  • Details about Real goods solar living sourcebook : your complete guide to living beyond the grid with renewable...

    Real goods solar living sourcebook : your complete guide to living beyond the grid with renewable...

    John Schaeffer

    What book would you want if you were stranded on a desert island? Widely regarded as the "bible" of off-grid living, Real Goods Solar Living Source Book might be your best choice. With over six hundred thousand copies in print worldwide, it is the most comprehensive resource available for anyone interested in lessening their environmental footprint or increasing their energy independence. The Solar Living Sourcebook , Fourteenth Edition is the ultimate guide to renewable energy, sustainable liv……more

  • Details about Folks, this ain't normal : a farmer's advice for happier hens, healthier people, and a better world

    Folks, this ain't normal : a farmer's advice for happier hens, healthier people, and a better world

    Joel Salatin.

    From farmer Joel Salatin's point of view, life in the 21st century just ain't normal. In FOLKS, THIS AIN'T NORMAL, he discusses how far removed we are from the simple, sustainable joy that comes from living close to the land and the people we love. Salatin has many thoughts on what normal is and shares practical and philosophical ideas for changing our lives in small ways that have big impact. Salatin, hailed by the New York Times as "Virginia's most multifaceted agrarian since Thomas Jefferson……more

  • Details about No Impact Man

    No Impact Man

    Colin Beavan

    Colin Beavan is a New York City writer and self-proclaimed liberal. He has big plans for his new book. He decides on a grand experiment: to live one year with as little impact on the environment as possible. The problem is, the project requires his wife Michelle, an espresso-guzzling, Prada-worshipping business writer, and their young daughter to be fully on board. The family embarks on a year of no electricity, television, cars, toilet paper, elevators, or newspapers.…more

  • Details about Fight for the Bay : why a dark green environmental awakening is needed to save the Chesapeake Bay

    Fight for the Bay : why a dark green environmental awakening is needed to save the Chesapeake Bay

    Howard R. Ernst.

    Hailed by Robert F. Kennedy Jr. as 'a must read for anyone concerned about environmental protection,' this challenging book provides a wake-up call for those concerned about the future of the Chesapeake Bay and other endangered waterways around the globe. While blunt in his evaluation of past and present failures to restore the Bay, Ernst believes that there is still time to turn around the restoration effort and sets out new dark green strategies to do so.…more

  • Details about Hot, flat, and crowded : why we need a green revolution, and how it can renew America

    Hot, flat, and crowded : why we need a green revolution, and how it can renew America

    Thomas L. Friedman.

    "Thomas L. Friedman takes a look at two of the biggest challenges we face today: America's surprising loss of focus and national purpose since 9/11; and the global environmental crisis, which is affecting everything from food to fuel to forests. In this groundbreaking account of where we stand now, he shows us how the solutions to these two big problems are linked - how we can restore the world and revive America at the same time." "Friedman explains how global warming, rapidly growing populatio……more

  • Details about Living like Ed

    Living like Ed

    Ed Begley, Jr.

    A committed environmentalist for more than thirty years, Ed Begley, Jr., has always tried to "live simply so others may simply live." Now, as more and more of us are looking for ways to reduce our impact on the planet and live a better, greener life. Ed shares his experiences on what works, what doesn't-and what will save you money!…more

  • Details about Animal investigators : how the world's first wildlife forensics lab is solving crimes and saving endangered species

    Animal investigators : how the world's first wildlife forensics lab is solving crimes and saving endangered species

    Laurel A. Neme ; foreword by Richard Leakey.

    Inside the Clark R. Bavin U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Forensics Laboratory lies a rarely seen world, a CSI for wildlife, where a walk-in freezer contains carcasses and animal parts awaiting necropsies (animal autopsies); shelves and drawers hold pills, rugs, carvings, and countless other products made from parts of endangered animals; and a dedicated group of forensic scientists is responsible for victims from thirty thousand animal species. Accomplished environmental journalist Laurel A. Ne……more

  • Details about Seeds of hope : wisdom and wonder from the world of plants

    Seeds of hope : wisdom and wonder from the world of plants

    Jane Goodall with Gail Hudson.

    Renowned naturalist and bestselling author Jane Goodall examines the critical role that trees and plants play in our world. In her wise and elegant new book, Jane Goodall blends her experience in nature with her enthusiasm for botany to give readers a deeper understanding of the world around us. Long before her work with chimpanzees, Goodall's passion for the natural world sprouted in the backyard of her childhood home in England, where she climbed her beech tree and made elderberry wine with ……more

  • Details about Homesteading : a backyard guide to growing your own food, canning, keeping chickens, generating your own energy, crafting, herbal medicine, and more

    Homesteading : a backyard guide to growing your own food, canning, keeping chickens, generating your own energy, crafting, herbal medicine, and more

    edited by Abigail R. Gehring.

    Who doesnâ™t want to shrink their carbon footprint, save money, and eat homegrown food whenever possible? Even readers who are very much on the grid will embrace this large, fully-illustrated guide on the basics of living the good, clean life. Itâ™s written with country lovers in mindâeven those who currently live in the city. Whether you live in the city, the suburbs, or even the wilderness, there is plenty you can do to improve your life from a green perspective. ……more

  • Details about Farmland

    Farmland

    James Moll

    An in-depth documentary covering multiple personal stories of young US farmers and ranchers. Most Americans have never stepped foot on a working farm or ranch or ever had the opportunity to talk to the people who grow and raise the food we eat.…more