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Nature & the Environment

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HOW HUMANS WILL SURVIVE A MASS EXTINCTION
Written by ANNALEE NEWITZ

Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages

Publisher: Anchor

On Sale: 04/08/2014

Price: $16.00

ISBN: 978-0-307-94942-4

A Los Angeles Times Book Prize Finalist in Science & Technology

In its 4.5 billion-year history, life on Earth has been almost erased at least half a dozen times: shattered by asteroid impacts, entombed in ice, smothered by methane, and torn apart by unfathomably powerful megavolcanoes. And we know that another global disaster is eventually headed our way. Can we survive it? How? In this brilliantly speculative work of popular science, Annalee Newitz, editor of io9.com, explains that although...

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Written by STEPHEN EMMOTT

Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages

Publisher: Vintage

On Sale: 09/10/2013

Price: $14.00

ISBN: 978-0-345-80647-5

Deforestation. Desertification. Species extinction. Global warming. Growing threats to food and water. The driving issues of our times are the result of one huge problem: Us.

Just over two hundred years ago, there were one billion humans on Earth.

There are now over seven billion of us.

And, sometime this century, the world population will reach at least ten billion.

As the population continues to grow, our problems will increase. And this means that every way we look at it, a planet of 10...

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SEVERE STORMS, DEADLY HEAT WAVES, RELENTLESS DROUGHT, RISING SEAS, AND THE WEATHER OF THE FUTURE
Written by CLIMATE CENTRAL

Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages

Publisher: Vintage

On Sale: 05/07/2013

Price: $15.00

ISBN: 978-0-307-74336-7

Global Weirdness summarizes everything we know about the science of climate change, explains what is likely to happen to the climate in the future, and lays out, in practical terms, what we can do to avoid further shifts. In fifty easy-to-read entries, Climate Central tackles basic questions such as:
-Is climate ever “normal”?
-Why and how do fossil-fuel burning and other human practices produce greenhouse gases?
-What natural forces have caused climate change in the past?
-What risks does...

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A TRUE STORY OF VENGEANCE AND SURVIVAL
Written by JOHN VAILLANT

Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages

Publisher: Vintage

On Sale: 05/03/2011

Price: $16.95

ISBN: 978-0-307-38904-6

Winner of the Donald Windham-Sandy M. Campbell Literature Prize

A gripping story of man pitted against nature’s most fearsome and efficient predator.

Outside a remote village in Russia’s Far East a man-eating tiger is on the prowl. The tiger isn’t just killing people, it’s murdering them, almost as if it has a vendetta. A team of trackers is dispatched to hunt down the tiger before it strikes again. They know the creature is cunning, injured, and starving, making it even more dangerous. ...

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EATING LOCALLY ON THE 100-MILE DIET

Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages

Publisher: Clarkson Potter

On Sale: 04/22/2008

Price: $15.00

ISBN: 978-0-307-34733-6

One Book, One Community choice in Alliance, OH
"Book of the Year" at the College of the Redwoods and Humboldt State University, CA

"The book presents the voices and experiences of a young Northwest couple grappling with issues of food production, sustainability and globalization in a year-long adventure spent in attempting to eat a fully local diet. In the process they reconnect with the people and places that produce food in their region, and enable the reader to grasp the extent to which...

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THE EVERYDAY GUIDE TO SAVING THE PLANET ONE SIMPLE STEP AT A TIME

Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages

Publisher: Harmony

On Sale: 06/19/2007

Price: $13.95

ISBN: 978-0-307-38135-4

Ellen DeGeneres, Robert Redford, Will Ferrell, Jennifer Aniston, Faith Hill, Tim McGraw, Martha Stewart, Tyra Banks, Dale Earnhardt, Jr., Tiki Barber, Owen Wilson, and Justin Timberlake tell you how they make a difference to the environment.

Inside The Green Book, find out how you can too:

- Don’t ask for ATM receipts. If everyone in the United States refused their receipts, it would save a roll of paper more than two billion feet long, or enough to circle the equator fifteen times!

- Turn off...

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Written by BILL MCKIBBEN

Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages

Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks

On Sale: 06/13/2006

Price: $16.00

ISBN: 978-0-812-97608-3

Reissued on the tenth anniversary of its publication, this classic work on our environmental crisis features a new introduction by the author, reviewing both the progress and ground lost in the fight to save the earth.

This impassioned plea for radical and life-renewing change is today still considered a groundbreaking work in environmental studies. McKibben's argument that the survival of the globe is dependent on a fundamental, philosophical shift in the way we relate to nature is more...

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THE RICH LIFE AND TRAGIC DEATH OF LOUISIANA'S CAJUN COAST
Written by MIKE TIDWELL

Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages

Publisher: Vintage

On Sale: 03/09/2004

Price: $16.00

ISBN: 978-0-375-72517-3

Mike Tidwell knew nothing of the disappearing bayou country when he first visited the Cajun coast of Louisiana, but the evidence was all around him: the skeletons of oak trees killed by the salinity of the groundwater, whole cemeteries sinking into swampland and out of sight, telephone poles in deep, standing water. Thanks to human hands, the storied Louisiana coast was eroding, subsiding, and joining the Gulf of Mexico—making it the fastest disappearing landmass on Earth. Yet no one seemed...

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THE UNQUENCHABLE THIRST OF A WATER-HUNGRY WORLD
Written by DOUGLAS JEHL
Edited by BERNADETTE MCDONALD

Format: Hardcover, 320 pages

Publisher: National Geographic

On Sale: 10/01/2003

Price: $25.00

ISBN: 978-0-792-26238-1

Written by EDWARD O. WILSON

Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages

Publisher: Vintage

On Sale: 03/11/2003

Price: $16.95

ISBN: 978-0-679-76811-1

One of the world’s most important scientists, Edward O. Wilson is also an abundantly talented writer who has twice won the Pulitzer Prize. In this, his most personal and timely book to date, he assesses the precarious state of our environment, examining the mass extinctions occurring in our time and the natural treasures we are about to lose forever. Yet, rather than eschewing doomsday prophesies, he spells out a specific plan to save our world while there is still time. His vision is a...

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A PLANT'S-EYE VIEW OF THE WORLD
Written by MICHAEL POLLAN

Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages

Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks

On Sale: 05/28/2002

Price: $17.00

ISBN: 978-0-375-76039-6

Selected for Common Reading at Chaffey College

Every schoolchild learns about the mutually beneficial dance of honeybees and flowers: The bee collects nectar and pollen to make honey and, in the process, spreads the flowers’ genes far and wide. In The Botany of Desire, Michael Pollan ingeniously demonstrates how people and domesticated plants have formed a similarly reciprocal relationship. He masterfully links four fundamental human desires—sweetness, beauty, intoxication, and control—with...

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