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  • Ecology of a Cracker Childhood
    by Janisse Ray
    (Paperback -- September )

    The Future of Life
    by Edward Osborne Wilson
    The eminent Harvard naturalist and Pulitzer Prize winner Edward Wilson marshals all the prodigious powers of his intellect and imagination in this impassioned call to ensure the future of life. Opening with an imagined conversation with Henry David Thoreau at Walden Pond, he writes that he has come "to explain to you, and in reality to others and not least to myself, what has happened to the world we both have loved." Based on a love affair with the natural world that spans 70 years, Wilson combines lyrical descriptions with dire warnings and remarkable stories of flora and fauna on the edge of extinction with hard economics. How many species are we really losing? Is environmentalism truly contrary to economic development? And how can we save the planet? Wilson has penned an eloquent plea for the need for a global land ethic and offers the strategies necessary to ensure life on earth based on foresight, moral courage, and the best tools that science and technology can provide. -- Lesley Reed -
    (Hardcover -- January 8, )

    Silent Spring
    by Rachel Carson
    Listed under Rachel Carson

    The New Economy of Nature
    by Gretchen C. Daily, Katherine Ellison
    (Hardcover -- April )

    A Sand County Almanac
    by Aldo Leopold, Charles W. Schwartz (Illustrator)
    (Mass Market Paperback -- April 1991)

    Fateful Harvest: The True Story of a Small Town, a Global Industry, and a Toxic Secret
    by Duff Wilson
    (Hardcover -- September 4, )

    The Ghost With Trembling Wings: Science, Wishful Thinking, and the Search for Lost Species
    by Scott Weidensaul
    (Hardcover -- June 15, )

    One Makes the Difference: Inspiring Actions that Change our World
    by Julia Butterfly Hill, Jessica Hurley
    (Paperback -- March 26, )

    Water Wars: Privatization, Pollution, and Profit
    by Vandana Shiva
    (Paperback -- February )

    The Interrupted Forest: A History of Maine's Wildlands
    by Neil Rolde, et al
    (Paperback -- November )

    Eco-Economy: Building an Economy for the Earth
    by Lester R. Brown
    (Paperback -- November 5, )

    Blue Gold: The Fight to Stop the Corporate Theft of the World's Water
    by Maude Barlow, Tony Clarke
    (Hardcover -- April )

    Design With Nature
    by Ian L. McHarg
    (Paperback -- February 6, )

    The Control of Nature
    by John McPhee
    (Paperback -- September 1990)

    Real Goods Solar Living Source Book: The Complete Guide to Renewable Energy Technologies and Sustainable Living (Real Goods Solar Living Sourcebook,)
    by John Schaeffer (Editor), Doug Pratt (Editor)
    (Paperback -- November )

    The Consumer's Guide to Effective Environmental Choices: Practical Advice from the Union of Concerned Scientists
    by Michael Brower, et al
    (Paperback -- March )

    Fire on the Mountain: The True Story of the South Canyon Fire
    by John N. Maclean
    (Paperback -- August 29, )

    A Sand County Almanac and Sketches Here and There: With Other Essays on Conservation from Round River
    by Aldo Leopold, Charles W. Schwartz (Illustrator)
    (Paperback -- February )

    Encounters With the Archdruid
    by John A. McPhee
    Born in 1915, the mountaineer and outdoorsman David Brower has arguably been the single most influential American environmentalist in the last half of the 20th century; even his erstwhile foes at the Department of the Interior grudgingly credit him with having nearly single-handedly halted the construction of a dam in the heart of the Grand Canyon, and he has converted thousands, even millions, of his compatriots to the preservationist cause through his work with the Sierra Club, Friends of the Earth, and other organizations. Brower was in the thick of battle when John McPhee profiled him for the New Yorker in a piece that would evolve into Encounters with the Archdruid. McPhee follows Brower into unusually close combat as Brower faces down a geologist who is, it seems, convinced that there is no sight quite so elevating as that of a fully operational mine; a developer who (successfully, it turned out) sought to convert an isolated stretch of the Carolina coast into a resort for the moneyed few--and who provided the title for McPhee's book, wryly opining that conservationists are at heart druids who "sacrifice people and worship trees"; and, most formidable of all, former Interior Secretary Floyd Dominy, who oversaw the construction of a structure that for Brower stands as one of the most hated creations of our time, Glen Canyon Dam on the Colorado River. McPhee offers up an engaging portrait of Brower, a man unafraid of a good fight in the service of the earth, making Encounters an important contribution to the history of the modern environmental movement. --Gregory McNamee -
    Paperback: Noonday Press
    ISBN: 0374514313; Reissue edition (September 1990)

    Dirt Under My Nails: An American Farmer and Her Changing Land
    by Marilee Foster
    (Hardcover -- May )

    Every Drop for Sale: Our Desperate Battle Over Water
    by Jeff Rothfeder, Jeffrey Rothfeder
    (Hardcover -- October 11, )

    Living in the Environment With Infotrac: Principles Connections and Solutions
    by G. Tyler Miller
    Hardcover from Brooks Cole


    The Beast in the Garden: A Modern Parable of Man and Nature
    by David Baron
    Hardcover from W.W. Norton & Company
    Cadillac Desert: The American West and Its Disappearing Water
    by Marc Reisner
    Paperback from Penguin USA (Paper)
    Natural Capitalism: Creating the Next Industrial Revolution
    by Paul Hawken, Amory Lovins, L. Hunter Lovins
    Paperback from Back Bay Books
    by William J. Mitsch, James G. Gosselink
    Hardcover from John Wiley & Sons
    Edge of the Earth, Corner of the Sky
    by Art Wolfe, Art Davidson
    Hardcover from Wildlands Press

    Wildlife Ecology and Management (5th Edition)
    by Eric G. Bolen, William Robinson
    Hardcover from Prentice Hall

    A Language Older Than Words
    by Derrick Jensen
    (Paperback -- April )
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