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  • American Earth: Environmental Writing Since Thoreau

    By Bill McKibben

    Our Price: $40.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781598530209
    • Publisher: The Library of America
    • Published: April 2008
    As modern Americans we are surely by now familiar with the fact that we all have a duty to our country. While this fact can often be exploited to mean other things, author, activist, and ecologist Bill McKibben would like to further his mission of encouraging us to protect our country's sacred landscape, and excercise our incredible power to instigate change for the better around the world. In 'American Earth', McKibben has assembled an incredible collection of essays, by American preservationists, thinkers, scholars, ecologists--and a comprehensive chronology of envirnomental history and its many movements--which will engage, provoke, and inspire readers to contemplate their duty.
  • David Brower: The Making of the Environmental Movement

    By Tom Turner

    Our Price: $15.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780520278363
    • Publisher: University of California Press
    • Published: October 2015
    In this first comprehensive authorized biography of David Brower, a dynamic leader in the environmental movement over the last half of the twentieth century, Tom Turner explores Brower's impact on the movement from its beginnings until his death in 2000.Frequently compared to John Muir, David Brower was the first executive director of the Sierra Club, founded Friends of the Earth, and helped secure passage of the Wilderness Act, among other key achievements. Tapping his passion for wilderness and for the mountains he scaled in his youth, he was a central figure in the creation of the Point Reyes National Seashore and of the North Cascades and Redwood national parks. In addition, Brower worked tirelessly in successful efforts to keep dams from being built in Dinosaur National Monument and the Grand Canyon.Tom Turner began working with David Brower in 1968 and remained close to him until Brower’s death. As an insider, Turner creates an intimate portrait of Brower the man and the decisive role he played in the development of the environmental movement. Culling material from Brower’s diaries, notebooks, articles, books, and published interviews, and conducting his own interviews with many of Brower’s admirers, opponents, and colleagues, Turner brings to life one of the movement's most controversial and complex figures.
  • Deep Economy: The Wealth of Communities and the Durable Future

    By Bill McKibben

    Our Price: $15.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780805087222
    • Publisher: Holt Paperbacks
    • Published: March 2008
    In a thought-provoking manifesto, the best-selling author of The End of Nature challenges the current view of our economy to call for a dramatic shift in focus from growth to a prosperity that promotes environmental awareness, emphasizes the individual as a member of a larger community, and offers a new way to think about our food, energy, money, purchases, and values. Reprint. 50,000 first printing.
  • Deep Economy: The Wealth of Communities and the Durable Future

    By Bill McKibben

    Our Price: $7.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780805076264
    • Publisher: Henry Holt & Company
    • Published: March 2007
    Throughout the course of human history, 'more' has been synonymous with 'better.' However, in today's society of excess, they have become almost opposites. Now, in 'Deep Economy,' Bill McKibben offers a new wayto think about what we buy and the money that we use to buy it. The concept behind 'deep economy' is that we must now pursue prosperity in a more local direction, with local communities producing more of the food they eat, products they buy, and even entertainment they consume. McKibben puts forth a plan for achieving this autonomy and for avoiding more environmental problems. McKibben shows that we must nurture the humanity of our economy to recapture our own.
  • Enough: Staying Human in an Engineered Age

    By Bill McKibben

    Our Price: $10.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780805075199
    • Publisher: Owl Books / Henry Holt and Company
    • Published: February 2004
    The author issues a warning about the dangers and limitations of technology, delving into the latest research in genetic engineering, robotics, and nanotechnology to map a future where humans will be made rather than born.
  • Enough: Staying Human in an Engineered Age

    By Bill McKibben

    Our Price: $9.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780805070965
    • Publisher: Times Books
    • Published: April 2003
    The author of 'The End of Nature' argues for limiting the technologies that could change the definition of who humans are through genetic engineering.
  • Human, the Orchid, and the Octopus: Exploring and Conserving Our Natural World

    By Jacques Cousteau

    Our Price: $16.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781596914186
    • Publisher: BLOOMSBURY
    • Published: September 2008
    Weaving gripping stories of his adventures throughout, Costeau and coauthor Susan Schiefelbein address the risks we take with human health, the overfishing and sacking of the world's oceans, the hazards of nuclear prroliferation, and the environmental responsibility of scientists, politicians, and people of faith. This prescient clear-sighted book is a remarkable testament to the life and work of one of the world's greatest adventurers. Selected Bibliograpjhy. 305p.
  • I'm With the Bears: Short Stories from a Damaged Planet

    By Bill McKibben

    Our Price: $16.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781844677443
    • Publisher: Verso
    • Published: October 2011
    The magnitude of the global climate crisis is such that even the most committed environmentalists are liable to live in a state of denial. The award-winning writers collected here have made it their task to shake off this disbelief, bringing the incomprehensible within our grasp and shaping an emotional response to mankind’s unwitting creation of a tough new planet. From T.C. Boyle’s account of early eco-activists to David Mitchell’s vision of a near future where civilization dwindles as oil sells for $800 a barrel – these stories blend speculative and literary fiction and range across time with the aim to make the danger posed by climate change as accessible to the imagination as subjects more common to the best of contemporary fiction. Royalties from sales will go to 350.org, an international grassroots movement working to reduce the amount of CO2 in the atmosphere. 200p.
  • Long Distance: Testing the Limits of Body and Spirit in a Year of Living Strenuously

    By Bill McKibben

    Our Price: $15.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781605291246
    • Publisher: Rodale Books
    • Published: October 2010
    A new edition of a classic McKibben book about what it takes to be a world-class athlete and where the true meaning of endurance can be found.At 37, the celebrated writer and environmentalist Bill McKibben took a break from the life of the mind to put himself to the ultimate test: devoting a year to train as a competitive cross-country skier. Consulting with personal trainers, coaches, and doctors at the US Olympic Center, he followed the rigorous training regimen of a world-class athlete.Along the way, he learned to cope with his physical limitations and, when his father was diagnosed with a life-threatening brain tumor, discovered something about the real meaning of endurance.Told with his trademark intelligence, humor, and honesty, Long Distance is an insightful examination ofthe culture and mind-set of endurance athletes, and a moving and inspiring meditation on finding balance in our often harried lives. 
  • Oil and Honey: The Education of an Unlikely Activist

    By Bill McKibben

    Our Price: $8.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781250048714
    • Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
    • Published: July 2014
    "Bill McKibben is not a person you'd expect to find handcuffed in the city jail in Washington, D.C. But that's where he spent three days in the summer of 2011, after leading the largest civil disobedience in thirty years to protest the Keystone XL pipeline. A few months later the protesters would see their efforts rewarded when President Obama agreed to put the project on hold. And yet McKibben realized that this small and temporary victory was at best a stepping-stone. With the Arctic melting, the Midwest in drought, and Sandy scouring the Atlantic, the need for much deeper solutions was obvious. Some of those would come at the local level, and McKibben recounts a year he spends in the company of a beekeeper raising his hives as part of the growing trend toward local food. Other solutions would come from a much larger fight against the fossil-fuel industry as a whole. Oil and Honey is McKibben's account of these two necessary and mutually reinforcing sides of the global climate fight--from the absolute center of the maelstrom and from the growing hive of small-scale local answers to the climate crisis. With characteristic empathy and passion, he reveals the imperative to work on both levels, telling the story of raising one year's honey crop and building a social movement that's still cresting"--
  • Radio Free Vermont: A Fable of Resistance

    By Bill McKibben

    Our Price: $11.00 - $22.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780735219861
    • Publisher: Blue Rider Press
    • Published: November 2017
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  • The End of Nature

    By Bill McKibben

    Our Price: $7.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780385416047
    • Publisher: Anchor Books
    • Published: October 1999
    Addressing the moral and practical aspects of dealing with environmental issues, this study spells out the tragic consequences of the greenhouse effect and discusses options for avoiding ecological calamity
  • The Wild Within

    By Paul Rezendes

    Our Price: $16.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781439231043
    • Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
    • Published: May 2009
    Master Tracker Paul Rezendes has followed bobcat through impenetrable swamps, and howled with coyotes in a moonlit field. Here, he weaves vivid accounts of lessons learned in the wild with the story of his extraordinary life progression from gang member to Zen woodsman. Leaving his past behind, he sought a truer path?and learned about compassion from a curious 750-pound bull moose, and discovered the inseparability of life and death through a wrenching encounter between a coyote and a deer. These stories transport readers from the slopes of Maine's Mount Katahdin to Cape Cod's sun-drenched blueberry tangles to the brink of a fox's forest lair. With this book, he shows us how to live in the natural world, moving soundlessly, watching where we put our feet, gauging the wind, and entering a new state of awareness. A dramatic, deeply spiritual book, The Wild Within is one of those rare books with the power to change the way we see ourselves?and make the natural world come alive.
  • This Borrowed Earth: Lessons from the 15 Worst Environmental Disasters Around the World

    By Robert Emmet Hernan

    Our Price: $6.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780230619838
    • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
    • Published: February 2010
    Presents fifteen environmental disasters of the last sixty years, describing their victims and the impact on land and water resources, from the chemical pollution of Japanese fishing waters, to the Treasure oil spill off the coast of South Africa.
  • Worldchanging: A User's Guide for the 21st Century (Revised and Updated)

    By Alex Steffen

    Our Price: $7.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780810997462
    • Publisher: Abrams
    • Published: April 2011
    Five years after the initial publication of Worldchanging, the landscape of environmentalism and sustainability has changed dramatically. This second edition includes the latest trends, technologies, and solujtions in sustainable living. More than 160 new entries include up-to-the-minute information on microcommerce, novel transportation solutions, green building, climate foresight, and much more. Additional new sections focus on food justice, design for durasbility, and the role of cities as the catalyst for change in our society. With 50% new content, this overhauled edition incorporastes the most recent studies and projects being implemented worldwide. The result is a guided tour through the most exciting new tools, odels, and ideas for building a better future. Selected Bibliography, Contributing Biographies, Photography Credits, Index. Color/b&w photos. 598p.

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