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The Genius of Earth Day

A comprehensive and enlightening history of Earth Day 1970, one of the largest and most important political events of the twentieth century. (Print book)

Find here in the library: GE195 .R65 2013

Social Science Theory for Environmental Sustainability

Social-ecological challenges call for a far better integration of the social sciences into conservation practice. Environmental problems are, first and foremost, people problems. (Ebook)

Find online at Oxford University Press

Courage for the Earth

For environmentally critical times, Courage for the Earth is a centennial appreciation of Rachel Carson's brave life and transformative writing. (Print book)

Find here in the library: QH545 .P4 C684 2007

Landscape Architecture and Environmental Sustainability

Landscape architecture has a pivotal role in ensuring environmental sustainability through design interventions. This book showcases strategies, completed projects, and the sustainability challenges faced by designers today. (Ebook)

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Ecotourism and Environmental Sustainability

This book offers conceptual and practical insights into the complex interactions between ecotourism and the natural environment, with consideration given to government policy, marketing by suppliers, consumer behavior and visitor/environmental management. (Ebook)

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Braiding Sweetgrass

Drawing on her life as an indigenous scientist Kimmerer shows how other living beings--asters and goldenrod, strawberries and squash, salamanders, algae, and sweetgrass--offer us gifts and lessons, even if we've forgotten how to hear their voices. (Ebook)

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Mapping Environmental Sustainability

The authors draw on specific mapping techniques, based on systemic concepts and theories, that have helped facilitate, explore and capture understandings of the relationships, perspectives and boundaries involving environmental sustainability. (Ebook)

Find online at JSTOR

Blackfish City

Blackfish City is a remarkably urgent--and ultimately very hopeful--novel about political corruption, organized crime, technology run amok, the consequences of climate change, gender identity, and the unifying power of human connection. (Print book)

Find here in the library at PS3613 .I55288 B57 2018


A beloved classic reissued for contemporary readers. Experience a year in the life of Thoreau at Walden Pond in this classic work. (Ebook & Print book)

Find online at Ebook Central

Find here in the library at PS3048 .A2 C73 2004

The Man from Clear Lake

Widely regarded as one of the leading environmentalists in American history, Gaylord Nelson is best known as the founder of Earth Day. This political biography tells the rest of the story. (Ebook)

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The Sustainability Myth

Uncovers the hidden costs and contradictions of sustainable policies in an era driven by real estate development.This book is a cautionary tale, taking a hard look at environmental justice activism and the politics of sustainability. (Print book)

Find here in the library at HT241 .C434 2020a

Nature All Around Us

Nature All Around Us uses the familiar--such as summer days humming with lawn mowers, or squirrels foraging in planters--to introduce basic ecological concepts. In chapters organized by scale, it offers a subtle and entertaining education in ecology. (Print book)

Find here in the library at HT241 .E36413 2013

Eating to Extinction

Eating to Extinction is a path-breaking tour of the world's vanishing foods and an argument for why they matter now more than ever. Of the roughly six thousand different plants once consumed by human beings, only nine remain major staples today. (Print book)

Find here in the library at TX357 .S23 2022

Silent Spring Revolution

This book chronicles the rise of environmental activism during the Long Sixties (1960-1973), telling the story of an indomitable generation that saved the natural world under the leadership of John F. Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson, and Richard Nixon. (Print book)

Find here in the library at GE55 .B75 2022

How I Became a Tree

An exquisite meditation on plants, trees, and our place in the natural world. How I Became a Tree blends literary history, theology, philosophy, and botany, and prompts readers to imagine a re-enchanted world in which humans live more like trees. (Ebook)

Find online at JSTOR

Never Cry Wolf

A classic of nature writing--the spellbinding story of adventures among arctic wolves. Originally published in 1963. (Print book)

Find here in the library at QL795 .W8 M6 1993

The Colors of Nature

Featuring work from authors of widely diverse backgrounds, The Colors of Nature explores the relationship between culture and place, emphasizing the lasting value of cultural heritage. Provocative and illuminating, this book explores the intersection of cultural diversity and ecological awareness. (Print book)

Find here in the library at QH81 .C663 2011

Silent Spring

Published in 1962, Silent Spring alerted readers to the dangers of indiscriminate use of pesticides, spurring revolutionary changes in the laws affecting our air, land, and water. It became one of the most influential books in the environmental movement. (Print book)

Find here in the library at QH545.P4 C38 2002a*

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Desert Solitaire

Edward Abbey's account of summers spent in Utah's canyonlands is an enduring work of contemporary American nature writing. Abbey tells of his stint as a park ranger at Arches National Monument, and the modernizing improvements designed to increase visitation to the park. (Print book)

Find here in the library at PS3551 .B2 Z5 1988

Beasts at Bedtime

Talking lions, philosophical bears, very hungry caterpillars, wise spiders, altruistic trees: this is the magnificent menagerie that delights children at bedtime. Within the pages of many children's books, however, also lie profound teachings about the natural world. (Print book)

Find here in the library at PN1009.5.E25 H46 2018

All the Wild That Remains: Edward Abbey, Wallace Stegner, and the American West

Edward Abbey and Wallace Stegner left their footprints all over the western landscape. David Gessner follows the ghosts of these two remarkable writer-environmentalists from Saskatchewan to Arches National Park in Utah. (Print book)

Find here in the library at PS3551.B2 Z66 2015

The Environment: A History of the Idea

The untold history of how people came to conceive, to manage, and to dispute environmental crisis, The Environment is essential reading for anyone who wants to help protect the environment from the numerous threats it faces today. (Print book)

Find here in the library at GE40 .W37 2018

Metaphors for Environmental Sustainability

Scientists turn to metaphors to formulate and explain scientific concepts, but an ill-considered metaphor can lead to social misunderstandings and counterproductive policies, Brendon Larson observes in this stimulating book. (Ebook)

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Modern Architecture and Climate

This book explores how architects of the twentieth century incorporated climate-mediating strategies into their designs, and shows how regional approaches to climate adaptability were essential to the development of modern architecture. (Print book and Ebook)

Find here in the library at NA2541 .B37 2020

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Inequality, Cooperation, and Environmental Sustainability

The contributors' findings suggest inequality may exacerbate environmental problems by making it more difficult for individuals, groups, and nations to cooperate in the design of measures to protect natural assets such as the local commons. (Ebook)

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A Good Drink

In A Good Drink, Farrell goes in search of the bars, distillers, and farmers who are driving a transformation to sustainable spirits. For anyone who cares about the future of the planet, it offers a hopeful vision of change, one pour at a time. (Print book)

Find here in the library at HD9390 .A2 F37 2021

The Agrarian Vision

Providing a pragmatic approach to ecological responsibility, The Agrarian Vision is a compelling argument for the practice of a reconfigured agrarianism in our efforts to support modern industrialized culture while also preserving the natural world. (Ebook)

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Passionate, wise, and practical, Fixation offers us a new understanding of stuff by building a value chain where good design, reuse, and repair are the status quo. (Print book)

Find here in the library at GE196 .G65 2020

Collision Course

The story behind the reckless promotion of economic growth despite its disastrous consequences for life on the planet. (Print book and Ebook)

Find here in the library at HC59 .H523 2016

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Taming the Sun

This important work addresses how solar could spark a clean-energy transition through transformative innovation--creative financing, revolutionary technologies, and flexible energy systems. (Print book)

Find here in the library at TJ810 .S48534 2018

Can We Price Carbon?

Barry Rabe offers an analysis of the feasibility and sustainability of carbon pricing, drawing upon a series of real-world attempts to price carbon over the last two decades. (Print book and Ebook)

Find here in the library at HJ5316 .R33 2018a

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Governing the Wind Energy Commons

In Governing the Wind Energy Commons, Keith Taylor asks whether revenue generated by wind power can be put to community well-being rather than corporate profit. (Ebook)

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The Anthropocene and the Humanities

A wide-ranging and original introduction to the Anthropocene (the Age of Humanity) that offers fresh, theoretical insights bridging the sciences and the humanities. (Print book and Ebook)

Find here in the library at AZ362 .M47 2020

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Running Out

Running Out offers a uniquely personal account of aquifer depletion and the deeper layers through which it gains meaning and force. (Print book)

Find here in the library at GB1199.3 .H53 B47 2021

The Sustainable City

Living sustainably is not just about preserving the wilderness or keeping nature pristine. The transition to a green economy depends on cities. (Print book)

Find here in the library at HT166 .C5284 2021a

Sustainability: A History, Revised and Updated

From one of the world's leading experts on the subject, a fully-updated introduction to the sustainability movement from the 1600s to today. (Ebook)

Find online at Oxford Academic

Find older print edition here in the library at GE195 .C379 2014

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