2002-10-22T07:00:00Z Rachel Carson's Silent Spring was first published in three serialized excerpts in the New Yorker in June of 1962. The book appeared in September of that year and the outcry that followed its publication forced the banning of DDT and spurred revolutionary changes in the laws affecting our air, land, and water. Carson's passionate concern for the future of our planet ...[Read More]
2019-11-06T08:00:00Z With transitions to more sustainable ways of living already underway, this book examines how we understand the underlying dynamics of the transitions that are unfolding. Without this understanding, we enter the future in a state of informed bewilderment.
Every day we are bombarded by reports about ecosystem breakdown, social conflict, economic stagnatio...[Read More]
2022-04-12T07:00:00Z Raja Ampat, which literally means 'Four Kings' in Bahasa Indonesia, is a group of islands located at the heart of the Coral Triangle. The archipelago boasts 69\% of the world's stony coral species, 27\% of the planet's coral reef fishes, and 10\% of the Earth's known mantis shrimp species. Furthermore, the islands are home to lush rainforests tha...[Read More]
2009-10-13T07:00:00Z Mention the Gal?pagos Islands to almost anyone, and the first things that spring to mind are iguanas, tortoises, volcanic beaches, and, of course, Charles Darwin. But there are people living there, too -- nearly 20,000 of them. A wild stew of nomads and grifters, dreamers and hermits, wealthy tour operators and desperately poor South American refugees, these inhabit...[Read More]
2013-09-24T07:00:00Z An award-winning ecology writer goes looking for the wilderness we've forgotten
Many people believe that only an ecological catastrophe will change humanity's troubled relationship with the natural world. In fact, as J.B. MacKinnon argues in this unorthodox look at the disappearing wilderness, we are living in the midst of a disaster thousands of y...[Read More]
2019-09-10T07:00:00Z UPDATED 40TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION WITH 2020 PREFACE
An examination of the Scientific Revolution that shows how the mechanistic world view of modern science has sanctioned the exploitation of nature, unrestrained commercial expansion, and a new socioeconomic order that subordinates women.
2014-01-23T08:00:00Z Austrian naturalist Viktor Schauberger (1885-1958) was far ahead of his time. From his unusually detailed observations of the natural world, he pioneered a completely new understanding of how nature works. He also foresaw, and tried to warn against, the global waste and ecological destruction of our age. This book describes and explains Schauberger's insights in...[Read More]
2021-05-24T07:00:00Z As we face an ever-more-fragmented world, What Kind of Ancestor Do You Want to Be? demands a return to the force of lineage--to spiritual, social, and ecological connections across time. It sparks a myriad of ageless-yet-urgent questions: How will I be remembered? What traditions do I want to continue? What cycles do I want to break? What new systems do I
2022-12-06T08:00:00Z An engrossing and revealing study of why we deem certain animals "pests" and others not--from cats to rats, elephants to pigeons--and what this tells us about our own perceptions, beliefs, and actions, as well as our place in the natural world
A squirrel in the garden. A rat in the wall. A pigeon on the street. Humans have spent so much of our history dra...[Read More]