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The Environment

by QA international Collectif Les Éditions Québec Amérique (September 05, 2012)

The Environment sheds light on the biosphere, the water cycle, erosion, ecosystems and climates. It also delves into environmental threats, including the depletion of the ozone layer, acid rain and deforestation....


Surviving Out of Your Backpack

by David Skipworth eBookIt.com (May 09, 2014)

This book helps to prepare your backpack with essentials that will give you the advantage needed to survive. It will show you how to use these important essentials in time of need. This book explains different...


Extracted: How the Quest for Mineral Wealth Is Plundering the Planet

by Ugo Bardi & Jorgen Randers Chelsea Green Publishing (April 09, 2014)

As we dig, drill, and excavate to unearth the planet's mineral bounty, the resources we exploit from ores, veins, seams, and wells are gradually becoming exhausted. Mineral treasures that took millions, or even...


The Story of Stuff

by Annie Leonard Free Press (March 09, 2010)

A classic exposé in company with An Inconvenient Truth and Silent Spring, The Story of Stuff expands on the celebrated documentary exploring the threat of overconsumption on the environment, economy, and our...


Guarding the Goldfields: The story of the Yukon Field Force

by Brereton Greenhous Dundurn (July 26, 1996)

Canada's gold rush of the late 1890s attracted dreamers and schemers from all over North America. Guarding the Goldfields is the story of the men sent to guard the Yukon and maintain order.


Almaguin Chronicles: Memories of the Past

by Astrid Taim Natural Heritage (January 31, 2007)

Almaguin Chronicles explores the relationship between lumbering and settlement in the Parry Sound District the last frontier of this part of Ontario.


Five Acres and Independence

by Maurice G. Kains Dover Publications (May 20, 2013)

This classic of the back-to-the-land movement is packed with solid, timeless information. Written by a renowned horticulturist, it has taught generations how to make their land self-sufficient. 95 figures.


Growth of the Soil

by Knut Hamsun & W. W. Worster Dover Publications (June 04, 2013)

A grand, sweeping saga of sacrifice and struggle by a Nobel Laureate, this tale recaptures the world of Norwegian homesteaders at the turn of the 20th century.


The Citizen-Powered Energy Handbook: Community Solutions to a Global Crisis

by Greg Pahl & Richard Heinberg Chelsea Green Publishing (March 07, 2007)

In the wake of Hurricane Katrina, Al Gore's summer blockbuster An Inconvenient Truth, and crude oil prices soaring to all-time highs, more people than ever know the truth about our oil addiction. Global warming...


Biodiesel: Growing a New Energy Economy, 2nd Edition

by Greg Pahl & Bill McKibben Chelsea Green Publishing (September 15, 2008)

For anyone who is trying to keep up with the extremely rapid developments in the biodiesel industry, the second edition of Biodiesel: Growing a New Energy Economy is an invaluable aid. The breathtaking speed...


Gaviotas: A Village to Reinvent the World, 2nd Edition

by Alan Weisman Chelsea Green Publishing (September 03, 2008)

Los Llanos—the rain-leached, eastern savannas of war-ravaged Colombia—are among the most brutal environments on Earth and an unlikely setting for one of the most hopeful environmental stories ever told....


Climate Solutions: A Citizen's Guide

by Peter Barnes & Bill McKibben Chelsea Green Publishing (April 15, 2008)

Millions of Americans are demanding that all levels of government—local, state, and federal—take immediate and effective action to fight climate change. But there’s a big problem. Hundreds of policy ideas...


Britain's Game Fishes: Celebration and Conservation of Salmonids

by Mark Everard & Paul Knight Pelagic Publishing (March 25, 2013)

This book explores the importance of fishes of the salmon family for the wellbeing of society. Important as they are for food and recreation, this book shows their importance as 'ambassadors of the wild' - as...


Crimes Against Nature

by Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

Crimes against Nature reveals the hidden history behind three of the nation's first parklands: the Adirondacks, Yellowstone, and the Grand Canyon. Focusing on conservation's impact on local inhabitants, Karl...


Alaska

by Walter R. Borneman HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

The history of Alaska is filled with stories of new land and new riches -- and ever present are new people with competing views over how the valuable resources should be used: Russians exploiting a fur empire;...


Almaguin: A Highland History

by Astrid Taim Natural Heritage (July 15, 1998)

The Almaguin Highlands, an extensive territory covering the Magnetawan River district, is a land rich with waterways and a lively history.


Soul Full of Coal Dust

by Chris Hamby Little, Brown and Company (June 15, 2020)

In a devastating and urgent work of investigative journalism, Pulitzer Prize winner Chris Hamby uncovers the tragic resurgence of black lung disease in Appalachia, its Big Coal cover-up, and the resilient mining...


Soul Full of Coal Dust

by Chris Hamby Hachette Book Group (August 18, 2020)

In a devastating and urgent work of investigative journalism, Pulitzer Prize winner Chris Hamby uncovers the terrifying resurgence of black lung disease in Appalachia, its Big Coal cover-up, and the resilient...


Keepers of the Trees

by Ann Linnea & Lyanda Lynn Haupt Skyhorse (April 30, 2010)

Engage in the life stories of fourteen people whose lives have been shaped by treesfeaturing the true stories of a tree doctor, big tree hunter Will Blozan, Plant Amnesty's pruner, and ninety-four-year-old logger...


On the Edge of the Wild

by Stephen Bodio & Paula Young Lee Skyhorse (January 27, 2015)

This book is a collage in essays about the kind of life I found worth living so far," writes author Stephen J. Bodio. On the Edge of the Wild is a stunning collection that shares Bodio's love for the country,...


Deep Water

by Jacques Leslie Farrar, Straus and Giroux (May 14, 2007)

"If the wars of the last century were fought over oil, the wars of this century will be fought over water." -Ismail Serageldin, The World Bank

The giant dams of today are the modern Pyramids, colossally expensive...


Rising Powers, Shrinking Planet

by Michael T. Klare Metropolitan Books (April 14, 2008)

From the author of the now-classic Resource Wars, an indispensable account of how the world's diminishing sources of energy are radically changing the international balance of power

Recently, an unprecedented...


Power Trip

by Michael E. Webber Basic Books (May 06, 2019)

A global tour of energy--the builder of human civilization and also its greatest threat.

Energy is humanity's single most important resource. In fact, as energy expert Michael E. Webber argues in Power Trip,...


In Search of the Canary Tree

by Lauren E. Oakes Basic Books (November 26, 2018)

The award-winning and surprisingly hopeful story of one woman's search for resiliency in a warming world

Several years ago, ecologist Lauren E. Oakes set out from California for Alaska's old-growth forests to...


The Secret Knowledge of Water

by Craig Childs Back Bay Books (December 13, 2008)

Deserts are environments that can be inhospitable even to seasoned explorers.

Craig Childs has spent years in the deserts of the American West, and his treks through arid lands in search of water reveal the...


Discovering the Mammoth

by John J McKay Pegasus Books (August 08, 2017)

The fascinating saga of solving the mystery of this ancient animal who once roamed the north country—and has captivated our collective imagination ever since.

Today, we know that a mammoth is an extinct type...


Energy

by Vaclav Smil Oneworld Publications (January 05, 2017)

With one famous equation, E=mc2, Einstein proved all matter can be described as energy. It is everywhere and it is everything. In this newly updated and engaging introduction, renowned scientist Vaclav Smil...


Oil

by Vaclav Smil Oneworld Publications (November 02, 2017)

World acclaimed scientist Vaclav Smil reveals everything there is to know about nature's most sought-after resource

Oil is the lifeblood of the modern world. Without it, there would be no planes, no plastic,...


Boom, Bust, Boom: A Story About Copper, the Metal that Runs the World

by Bill Carter Scribner (October 16, 2012)

From "a first-rate writer in the fascinating tradition of Junger and Krakauer" (Jim Harrison, author of Legends of the Fall), a sweeping account of civilization's complete dependence on copper and what it all...


Lucy

by Donald C. Johanson & Maitland Edey Early Man Publishing Company (February 18, 2020)

The story of the discovery of "Lucy"--the oldest, best-preserved skeleton of any erect-walking human ancestor ever found.

When Donald Johanson found a partial skeleton, approximately 3.5 million years old, in...


Civilized To Death

by Christopher Ryan Simon & Schuster Audio (October 01, 2019)

The New York Times bestselling coauthor of Sex at Dawn explores the ways in which “progress” has perverted the way we live--how we eat, learn, feel, mate, parent, communicate, work, and die--in this “engaging,...


The Ogallala Road

by Julene Bair & Kirsten Potter Blackstone Publishing (March 06, 2014)

A love affairunfolds as crisis hits a family farm on the High Plains.

Julene Bair has inherited part of a farming empire andfallen in love with a rancher from Kansas' beautiful Smoky Valley. A single mother,...


Never Out of Season

by Rob Dunn & Dan Woren Little, Brown & Company (March 14, 2017)

The bananas we eat today aren't your parents' bananas: We eat a recognizable, consistent breakfast fruit that was standardized in the 1960s from dozens into one basic banana. But because of that, the banana...


Power Trip

by Michael E. Webber & L. J. Ganser Basic Books (May 07, 2019)

A global tour of energy--the builder of human civilization and also its greatest threat.

Energy is humanity's single most important resource. In fact, as energy expert Michael E. Webber argues in Power Trip,...


In Search of the Canary Tree

by Lauren E. Oakes & Ellen Archer Basic Books (November 27, 2018)

The award-winning and surprisingly hopeful story of one woman's search for resiliency in a warming world

Several years ago, ecologist Lauren E. Oakes set out from California for Alaska's old-growth forests to...


Reclaimed Wood

by Klaas Armster, Alan Solomon & Michel Arnaud Abrams (September 30, 2019)

The first handbook on reclaimed wood, combining useful information, rich history, and design ideas 

Wood reclaimed from old houses, factories, barns, water tanks, and boardwalks has become a valuable commodity,...


Norwegian Wood

by Lars Mytting Abrams Image (October 05, 2015)

The latest Scandinavian publishing phenomenon is not a Stieg Larsson-like thriller; it's a book about chopping, stacking, and burning wood that has sold more than 200,000 copies in Norway and Sweden and has...


Troubled Water

by Seth M. Siegel Thomas Dunne Books (September 30, 2019)

New York Times bestselling author Seth M. Siegel shows how our drinking water got contaminated, what it may be doing to us, and what we must do to make it safe.

If you thought America's drinking water problems...


Barberries : A Study of Uses and Origins

by Frederick Leroy Sargent Lm Publishers (September 04, 2019)

The common barberry (Berberis vulgaris), being so abundant over the greater part of Europe, native to the soil, and at the same time both useful and beautiful, has naturally come to hold an important place in...


Rivers of Restoration

by John Ross Skyhorse (February 15, 2011)

A beautiful tribute to twenty rivers restored by the work of Trout Unlimited and its members. We all love rivers and the trout that the best of them hold. For fifty years, the volunteers of Trout Unlimited have...


The Urban Prepper - A Quick Start Handbook for Modern Day Preppers to Prepare For Any Disasters

by Old Natural Ways & Evelyn Scott Old Natural Ways (November 01, 2018)

Quick And Easy Guide To Prepare For Any Disaster The Urban Prepper Disasters occur unexpectedly. Everyone, both rich and poor, suffer from the same effects and even lose lives in extreme cases. What makes the...


Prepper's Survival Pantry: A Beginner's Guide to Modern Day Prepping For Food, Water, And Storage

by Old Natural Ways & Evelyn Scott Old Natural Ways (November 01, 2018)

Knowledge and correct information are the first steps to survival. There are generic preparations that are appropriate for every emergency situation. However, concrete and careful planning is needed for you...


Master Recipes from the Herbal Apothecary

by JJ Pursell Timber Press (March 05, 2019)

“This incredible, in-depth, and easy-to-access resource is a must for all of us who wish to learn more about healing ourselves through the plant world.” —Shiva Rose, actress, activist, and founder of The...


Fire Making

by Daniel Hume The Experiment (May 15, 2018)

A Richly Illustrated Guide to Making Fire Without a Lighter

If you ask outdoorsman Daniel Hume for the fastest, most practical way to start a fire, he’ll tell you: Use a match. But he probably won’t stop...


Dinosaurs—The Grand Tour

by Keiron Pim & Jack Horner The Experiment (February 16, 2016)

From Aardonyx to Zuniceratops—A Dino-Mite Gathering of All the Dinosaurs (More Than 300!) Worth Knowing About

We live in a golden age of paleontological discovery—the perfect time to dig in to the spectacular...


Modern Rockhounding and Prospecting Handbook

by Garret Romaine Falcon Guides (October 01, 2018)

 This volume gives you the basic tools to transition from “pebble pup” to expert rockhound and explains everything from geology basics, identification tips, tools of the trade, how to record your findings,...


North American Wildlife Policy and Law

by Bruce D. Leopold, Winifred B. Kessler & James L. Cummins Boone and Crockett Club (July 15, 2018)

Students, university faculty, and wildlife professionals now have an indispensable book that provides a full and accurate account of natural resource policy and law as it relates to wildlife in North America...


Power Trip

by Michael E. Webber Basic Books (February 05, 2019)

A global tour of energy--the catalyst of human civilization and one of the biggest challenges facing mankind today

For centuries, humans have relied on energy to power our civilization and improve our lives,...


Eager

by Ben Goldfarb Chelsea Green Publishing (June 27, 2018)

In Eager, environmental journalist Ben Goldfarb reveals that our modern idea of what a healthy landscape looks like and how it functions is wrong, distorted by the fur trade that once trapped out millions of...


Eat Less Water

by Florencia Ramirez Red Hen Press (November 01, 2017)

Experts predict two-thirds of people living on this planet in 2030 will experience water scarcity, a situation expected to result in the deaths of millions and an unprecedented rise in military conflicts. Can...