Planning as if People Matter
Governing for Social Equity

American communities are changing fast: ethnic minority populations are growing, home ownership is falling, the number of people per household is going up, and salaries are going down. According to Marc Brenman and Thomas W. Sanchez, the planning...

224 pages
6 x 9
4 photos and illustrations

Evolution in a Toxic World
How Life Responds to Chemical Threats

With BPA in baby bottles, mercury in fish, and lead in computer monitors, the world has become a toxic place. But as Emily Monosson demonstrates in her groundbreaking new book, it has always been toxic. When oxygen first developed in Earth's...

240 pages
6 x 9
10 illustrations

Love Canal
and the Birth of the Environmental Health Movement

Today, “Love Canal” is synonymous with the struggle for environmental health and justice. But in 1972, when Lois Gibbs moved there with her husband and new baby, it was simply a modest neighborhood in Niagara Falls, New York. How did...

248 pages
5.5 x 8.5
9 photos, 2 illustrations

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

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