The Community Resilience Reader
Essential Resources for an Era of Upheaval

Edited by Daniel Lerch

The sustainability challenges of yesterday have become today’s resilience crises. National and global efforts have failed to stop climate change, transition from fossil fuels, and reduce inequality. We must now confront these and other...

336 pages
6 x 9

Energy Democracy
Advancing Equity in Clean Energy Solutions

A global energy war is underway. It is man versus nature, fossil fuel versus clean energy, the haves versus the have-nots, and, fundamentally, an extractive economy versus a regenerative economy. The near-unanimous consensus among climate...

288 pages
6 x 9
23 photos, 8 illustrations

Replenish
The Virtuous Cycle of Water and Prosperity

We have disrupted the natural water cycle for centuries in an effort to control water for our own prosperity. Yet every year, recovery from droughts and floods costs billions of dollars, and we spend billions more on dams, diversions, levees, and...

328 pages
6 x 9
15 illustrations

Whitewash
The Story of a Weed Killer, Cancer, and the Corruption of Science

It’s the pesticide on our dinner plates, a chemical so pervasive it’s in the air we breathe, our water, our soil, and even found increasingly in our own bodies. Known as Monsanto’s Roundup by consumers, and as glyphosate by...

272 pages
6 x 9

Firestorm
How Wildfire Will Shape Our Future

For two months in the spring of 2016, the world watched as wildfire ravaged the Canadian town of Fort McMurray. Firefighters named the fire “the Beast.” It acted like a mythical animal, alive with destructive energy, and they hoped...

272 pages
6 x 9
26 photos

Design for Good
A New Era of Architecture for Everyone

“That’s what we do really: we do miracles,” said Anne-Marie Nyiranshimiyimana, who learned masonry in helping to build the Butaro Hospital, a project designed for and with the people of Rwanda using local materials. This, and...

280 pages
8 x 10
200 color photos

Lessons from Faith Traditions in Transforming Conflict

We tend to approach conflict from the perspective of competing interests. A farmer’s interest lies in preserving water for crops, while an environmentalist’s interest is in using that same water for instream habitats. It’s hard...

224 pages
6 x 9
63 figures, 27 boxes, 7 tables

Urban Street Stormwater Guide

Streets make up more than 80 percent of all public space in cities, yet street space is often underutilized or disproportionately allocated to the movement of private motor vehicles. Excess impervious surface contributes to stormwater runoff,...

168 pages
8.25 x 10.75
Full color

Natural Defense
Enlisting Bugs and Germs to Protect Our Food and Health

For more than a century, we have relied on chemical cures to keep our bodies free from disease and our farms free from bugs and weeds. We rarely consider human and agricultural health together, but both are based on the same ecology, and both are...

200 pages
6 x 9

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