Bottled and Sold
The Story Behind Our Obsession with Bottled Water

Peter Gleick knows water. A world-renowned scientist and freshwater expert, Gleick is a MacArthur Foundation "genius," and according to the BBC, an environmental visionary. And he drinks from the tap. Why don’t the rest of us?...

232 pages
6 x 9
9 photos and illustrations

Ecosystems and Human Well-Being
A Manual for Assessment Practitioners

Neville Ash, Hernán Blanco, Keisha Garcia, Thomas Tomich, Bhaskar Vira, Monika Zurek, and Claire Brown

Designed by a partnership of UN agencies, international scientific organizations, and development agencies, the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment (MA) is the most extensive study ever of the linkages between the world’s ecosystems and human...

288 pages
7 x 10
34 illustrations

Water Ethics
Foundational Readings for Students and Professionals

Edited by Peter G. Brown and Jeremy J. Schmidt

Having manipulated water for irrigation, energy, and burgeoning urban centers, humans are facing the reality that although fresh water is renewable, it is as finite as any other resource. Countries, states, and cities are now scrambling to...

320 pages
6 x 9
10 illustrations

Taking Back Eden
Eight Environmental Cases that Changed the World

Taking Back Eden is the gripping tale of an idea—that ordinary people have the right to go to court to defend their environment—told through the stories of lawsuits brought in eight countries around the world. Starting in the United...

256 pages
6 x 9
14 photos, 5 illustrations

A Pivotal Moment
Population, Justice, and the Environmental Challenge

Through a series of essays by leading demographers, environmentalists and reproductive health advocates, A Pivotal Moment offers a new perspective on the complex connection between population dynamics and environmental quality. It presents the...

432 pages
6 x 9
21 illustrations

Catastrophe in the Making
The Engineering of Katrina and the Disasters of Tomorrow

When houses are flattened, towns submerged, and people stranded without electricity or even food, we attribute the suffering to “natural disasters” or “acts of God.” But what if they’re neither? What if we, as a...

224 pages
6 x 9
27 photos and illustrations

Chasing Molecules
Poisonous Products, Human Health, and the Promise of Green Chemistry

Each day, headlines warn that baby bottles are leaching dangerous chemicals, nonstick pans are causing infertility, and plastic containers are making us fat. What if green chemistry could change all that? What if rather than toxics, our economy...

288 pages
6 x 9

Money, Politics, and Poison

One morning in 2000, Dr. Jane Hightower walked into her exam room to find a patient with disturbing symptoms she couldn’t explain. The woman was nauseated, tired, and had difficulty concentrating, but a litany of tests revealed no apparent...

328 pages
6 x 9

The Transition Handbook
From Oil Dependency to Local Resilience

Rob Hopkins

Although living in an oil-dependent world, there is little acknowledgement that petroleum is not in infinite supply. Addressing what happens when petroleum supplies become prohibitively expensive or run out, The Transition Handbook shows...

240 pages
8 x 9

Two Sisters and a Town's Toxic Legacy

On her deathbed, Sue asked her sister for one thing: to write about the connection between the industrial pollution in their hometown and the rare cancer that was killing her. Fulfilling that promise has been Nancy Nichols’ mission for more...

192 pages
5.5 x 8.25

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