Books & More
"Literature is my Utopia. Here I am not disenfranchised. No barrier of the senses shuts me out from the sweet, gracious discourse of my book-friends. They talk to me without embarrassment or awkwardness."
— Helen Keller
Cultivating a Sustainable Environment
Our Earth, Our Ethics
Another Turn of the Crank: Essays
by Berry, Wendell
A collection of essays concerning the order and harmony of the earth and its inhabitants.
Apollo's Fire: Igniting America's Clean-Energy Economy
by Inslee, Jay
To free the U.S. of fossil fuel dependency while boosting the economy, we need the kind of visionary leadership that led to the Apollo moon landings in 1969.
Big Green Purse: Use Your Spending Power to Create a Cleaner, Greener World
by MacEachern, Diane
A guide to using the power of your pocketbook to solve the environmental crisis.
Cadillac Desert: The American West and its Disappearing Water
by Reisner, Marc
The story of the American West is the story of a relentless quest for a precious resource: water. This is the story of the early settlers, lured by promises of paradise. The author documents the rivalry between government giants and other institutions, in the competition to transform the West, and projects on the future problems of limited groundwater reserves, silting up of reservoirs, and contamination of soil.
Earth Odyssey: Around the World in Search of our Environmental Future
by Hertsgaard, Mark
An ambitious report on the global environmental crisis.
Earth, the Sequel: The Race to Reinvent Energy and Stop Global Warming
by Krupp, Fred
Reveals how the world can harness the capabilities of capitalist nations in order to address key environmental and economic challenges.
Earth Under Fire: How Global Warming is Changing the World
by Braasch, Gary
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A thorough overview of the current state of global warming, from a ground-level definition to stunning images of its effects.
Eco-economy: Building an Economy for the Earth
by Brown, Lester Russell
Eco-economic theory calls for harmony between our economy and natural resources.
by Van der Ryn, Sim
A landmark volume on green design and sustainability planning.
by Henderson, Hazel
An optimistic overview of socially responsible, environmentally sensitive businesses, investors and visionaries.
The Flip: Turn Your World Around
by Rosen, Jared
Interviews and wisdom from leading thinkers and visionaries.
by Brown, Paul
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Examines the potential ramifications of long-term climate change on the planet's ecosystems and human society.
Greasy Rider: Two Dudes, One Fry-oil-powered Car, and a Cross-country Search for a Greener Future
by Melville, Greg
Describes the cross-country odyssey of a freelance journalist and his college buddy in a dilapidated 1985 Mercedes diesel station wagon powered on vegetable oil collected from restaurant grease and dumpsters along the way.
Green Chic: Saving the Earth in Style
by Matheson, Christie
Want to go green without giving up great style? Welcome to the world of Green Chic.
The Green-Collar Economy: How One Solution Can Fix Our Two Biggest Problems
by Jones, Van
Illustrates the link between the struggle to restore the environment and the need to revive the US economy.
Green, Greener, Greenest: A Practical Guide to Making Eco-smart Choices a Part of Your Life
by Bongiorno, Lori
A guide to help readers decide how to best spend their time and money to protect the environment.
The Green Guide: The Complete Reference for Consuming Wisely
by Green Guide
This comprehensive guide provides concepts and choices for Earth-conscious living.
Hell and High Water: Global Warming
by Romm, Joseph J.
A provocative critique of America's current environmental and energy policy.
An Inconvenient Truth: The Planetary Emergency of Global Warming and What We Can Do About It
by Gore, Albert
The former vice-president details the factors contributing to the growing climate crisis, and discusses the shift in environmental policy that is needed to avert disaster.
Listening to the Land: Conversations About Nature, Culture, and Eros
by Jensen, Derrick
Conversations with environmentalists, theologians, Native Americans, psychologists, and feminists, engaging some of our best minds in an exploration of more peaceful ways to live on Earth.
Living Like Ed
by Begley, Ed
Quirky actor and environmentalist Ed Begley Jr. outlines his frugal but fun earth-hugging approach to living.
Nature's Operating Instructions: The True Biotechnologies
by Ausubel, Kenny
This engaging collection of essays explores the possibilities for eco-consciousness to infiltrate and transform the industrial economy.
The Newman's Own Organics Guide to a Good Life
by Newman, Nell
Offers practical suggestions on how to change one's life to improve the quality of the environment around oneself.
Our Ecological Footprint: Reducing Human Impact on the Earth
by Wackernagel, Mathis
Presents an exciting and powerful tool for measuring and visualizing the resources required to sustain households, communities, regions, and nations.
The Population Explosion
by Ehrlich, Paul R.
Describes the detonation of and fallout from the overpopulation of the Earth, and calls for a last-minute effort to take control of our destiny.
Radical Simplicity: Small Footprints on a Finite Earth
by Merkel, Jim
A practical, personal answer to twenty-first century challenges.
The Redwood Forest: History, Ecology, and Conservation of the Coast Redwoods
by Noss, Reed F.
Offers a case study for ecosystem-level conservation of the coastal redwoods.
by Carson, Rachel
The classic environmental study that discusses the reckless annihilation of fish and birds by the use of pesticides and warns of the possible genetic effects on humans.
True Green @ Work: 100 Ways You Can Make the Environment Your Business
by McKay, Kim
Offers tips and suggestions to promote environmentally friendly practices among managers and employees in the workplace.
Wisdom for a Livable Planet
by McDaniel, Carl N.
The visionary work of Terri Swearingen, Dave Foreman, Wes Jackson, Helena Norberg-Hodge, Werner Fornos, Herman Daly, Stephen Schneider, and David Orr discusses and clarifies issues ranging from climate change to the need for "rewilding" to restore biodiversity.
Worldchanging: A User's Guide for the 21st Century
by Steffen, Alex
Provides information about environmental issues and technology, ranging from the home, workplace, and community, to social, cultural, and political arenas, and offers tips and advice to promote environmentally sustainable practices.