Trash Backwards
Innovating Our Way to Zero Waste

Trash Backwards: Innovating Our Way to Zero Waste examines the various kinds of trash Americans are producing in staggering quantities, and profiles a range of innovative processes, people, and companies who are thinking creatively about...

80 pages
6 x 9
31 photos, 2 illustrations

State of the World 2012
Moving Toward Sustainable Prosperity

In the 2012 edition of its flagship report, Worldwatch celebrates the twentieth anniversary of the 1992 Earth Summit with a far-reaching analysis of progress toward building sustainable economies. Written in clear language with easy-to-read...

272 pages
7 x 9.25

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

Escape from the Ivory Tower
A Guide to Making Your Science Matter

Most scientists and researchers aren’t prepared to talk to the press or to policymakers—or to deal with backlash. Many researchers have the horror stories to prove it. What’s clear, according to Nancy Baron, is that scientists,...

272 pages
6 x 9
24 illustrations

Don't Be Such a Scientist
Talking Substance in an Age of Style

"You think too much!  You mother F@$#%&* think too much!  You're nothing but an arrogant, pointy-headed intellectual — I want you out of my classroom and off the premises in five minutes or I'm calling the...

216 pages
6 x 9
13 photos and illustrations

Human Evolution and the Environment

In humanity’s more than 100,000 year history, we have evolved from vulnerable creatures clawing sustenance from Earth to a sophisticated global society manipulating every inch of it. In short, we have become the dominant animal. Why, then,...

440 pages
6.125 x 9.25
41 photos and illustrations

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Population, Nature, and What Women Want

In the capital of Ghana, a teenager nicknamed “Condom Sister” trolls the streets to educate other young people about contraception. Her work and her own aspirations point to a remarkable shift not only in the West African nation,...

320 pages
6 x 9

Communicating Global Change Science to Society
An Assessment and Case Studies

National governments and research scientists may be equally concerned with issues of global environmental change, but their interests-and their timelines-are not the same. Governments are often focused on short-term effects and local impacts of...

240 pages
6 x 9

The Upside of Down
Catastrophe, Creativity, and the Renewal of Civilization

Environmental disasters. Terrorist wars. Energy scarcity. Is this the world's fate, a downward spiral that ultimately spells the collapse of society? Perhaps, says acclaimed author Thomas Homer-Dixon—or perhaps these crises can actually...

448 pages
6.125 x 9.25
22 photos, 18 illustrations

The Great Lakes Water Wars

The Great Lakes are the largest collection of fresh surface water on earth, and more than 40 million Americans and Canadians live in their basin. Will we divert water from the Great Lakes, causing them to end up like Central Asia's Aral Sea,...

320 pages
6 x 9
14 photos, 28 illustrations

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