Nature's Allies
Eight Conservationists Who Changed Our World

It’s easy to feel powerless in the face of big environmental challenges—but we need inspiration more than ever. With political leaders who deny climate change, species that are fighting for their very survival, and the planet’s last places of...

272 pages
6 x 9
30 photos, 2 illustrations

Hope Is an Imperative
The Essential David Orr

David W. Orr; Foreword by Fritjof Capra

For more than three decades, David Orr has been one of the leading voices of the environmental movement, championing the cause of ecological literacy in higher education, helping to establish and shape the field of ecological design, and working...

400 pages
6 x 9

Rediscovering the Author of A Sand County Almanac

A household icon of the environmental movement, Aldo Leopold (1887-1948) may be the most quoted conservationist in history. A Sand County Almanac has sold millions of copies and Leopold's writings are venerated for their perceptions about land...

504 pages
6 x 9
46 photos and illustrations

In the Thick of It
My Life in the Sierra Club

In an age when many of the major environmental policies established over the past four decades are under siege, Michael McCloskey reminds us of better days. . .days when conservation initiatives were seen not as political lightning rods, but as...

416 pages
6 x 9

The Remarkable Life of William Beebe
Explorer And Naturalist

When William Beebe needed to know what was going on in the depths of the ocean, he had himself lowered a half-mile down in a four-foot steel sphere to see-five times deeper than anyone had ever gone in the 1930s. When he wanted to trace...

464 pages
6.5 x 9.25

Politics, Pollution, and Pandas
An Environmental Memoir

Russell E. Train, was chairman emeritus of the World Wildlife Fund, has led a remarkable life in conservation and environmental politics. Though many of his contributions have been unsung, Train was the catalyst for many of the nation's most...

384 pages
6.25 x 9.25

Epicurean Simplicity

"In this book, I relate the pleasures, as well as the virtues and difficulties of a perhaps simpler than average North American life." So begins ecological thinker and writer Stephanie Mills's Epicurean Simplicity, a thoughtful...

190 pages
5.75 x 8.5

Gifford Pinchot and the Making of Modern Environmentalism

Gifford Pinchot is known primarily for his work as first chief of the U. S. Forest Service and for his argument that resources should be used to provide the "greatest good for the greatest number of people." But Pinchot was a more complicated...

384 pages
6 x 9

Seeing Things Whole
The Essential John Wesley Powell

John Wesley Powell was an American original. He was the last of the nation's great continental explorers and the first of a new breed of public servant: part scientist, part social reformer, part institution builder. His work and life...

320 pages
6 x 9

John Muir's Last Journey
South To The Amazon And East To Africa: Unpublished Journals And Selected Correspondence

"I am now writing up some notes, but when they will be ready for publication I do not know... It will be a long time before anything is arranged in book form." These words of John Muir, written in June 1912 to a friend, proved prophetic. The...

400 pages
6 x 9

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