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Environmental Exploitation

The environmental exploitation of ecosystems by humans deeply affects our food, health, air and water quality, plant and animal diversity, and much more. Low-income and impoverished communities and communities of color are especially hard-hit while the global trend strains natural resources as wealthy communities continue to demand a higher standard of living. This has led to some irreversible loss and destruction of our natural resources, such as trees, fossil fuels, sand, and water, calling for a closer look at sustainability, conservation, environmental education and aid, and power and system shifts. We’ve started gathering valuable information on this topic, but haven’t yet curated the findings.

Like a Tree: How Trees, Women, and Tree People Can Save the Planet

The book will appeal most to people who realize that they are “tree people.” It is poetic, educational, inspirational, spiritual, and down to earth, covering the subject of trees from anatomy and physiology to trees as archetypal and sacred symbols.

Making Peace with the Planet

In his monumental bestsellers, The Closing Circle and Science and Survival, Barry Commoner was one of the first scientists to alert us to the hideous environmental costs of our technological development.

The Way of Imagination: Essays

Scott Russell Sanders shows how imagination, linked to compassion, can help us solve the urgent ecological and social challenges we face.

Staying Alive: Women, Ecology, and Development

Inspired by women’s struggles for the protection of nature as a condition for human survival, award-winning environmentalist Vandana Shiva shows how ecological destruction and the marginalization of women are not inevitable, economically or scientifically.

The Closing Circle: Nature, Man, and Technology

A radical argument about the root causes of climate change, The Closing Circle was progressive when it was written in 1971 and its message remains increasingly relevant today.

Ever Green: Saving Big Forests to Save the Planet

An original and compelling argument about how to control climate change by conserving the world’s megaforests.

Bewilderment: A Novel

The astrobiologist Theo Byrne searches for life throughout the cosmos while single-handedly raising his unusual nine-year-old, Robin, following the death of his wife. Robin is a warm, kind boy who spends hours painting elaborate pictures of endangered animals.

Citizenship Papers: Essays

There are those in America today who seem to feel we must audition for our citizenship, with “patriot” offered as the badge for those found narrowly worthy.

The Human Age: The World Shaped By Us

A dazzling, inspiring tour through the ways that humans are working with nature to try to save the planet.

The Rarest of the Rare: Vanishing Animals, Timeless Worlds

Ackerman journeys in search of monarch butterflies and short-tailed albatrosses, monk seals and golden lion tamarin monkeys: the world’s rarest creatures and their vanishing habitats. She delivers a rapturous celebration of other species that is also a warning to our own.

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