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Cadillac Desert: The American West and Its Disappearing Water
by Marc Reisner
(Paperback -- June 1993)

Five Past Midnight in Bhopal
by Dominique Lapierre, Javier Moro
On the night of December 3, 1984, a cyanide cloud drifted over the streets of Bhopal, India, set loose by a leak in a nearby chemical plant. When the deadly fog lifted untold numbers of the city's residents--perhaps as many as 30,000, by some accounts--lay dead, while half a million others were injured. Dominique Lapierre, a French journalist and longtime champion of India's poor, joins with Spanish writer Javier Moro to recount the terrors of that night, about which the whole truth may never be known. The deaths are but one part of the authors' long, sometimes elaborate tale, which relates how the industrial conglomerate Union Carbide had come to build its vast chemical complex at Bhopal, one meant to be a glory of technology and, ironically, to save thousands of lives brought low by insect-wrought starvation. There are few villains but many heroes in the authors' account, which explores the margins at which good intentions conflict with the profit motive, at which cost-cutting omissions yield horrifically unintended consequences. It all makes for a thoughtful and disturbing book. --Gregory McNamee
Hardcover: 448 pages
Warner Books; ISBN: 0446530883;

Darwin's Cathedral: Evolution, Religion, and the Nature of Society
by David Sloan Wilson
(Hardcover -- June )

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

Four Paws Five Directions: A Guide to Chinese Medicine for Cats and Dogs
by Cheryl Schwartz
Listed under Chinese Medicine

The Last Hours of Ancient Sunlight: Waking Up to Personal and Global Transformation
by Thom Hartmann, et al
Ecology and spirituality are deftly intertwined in this well-written discussion of how we can save and preserve life on earth. Vermont author Thom Hartman offers a highly persuasive argument for adopting the spiritual values of our ancient ancestors, which means living with a strong connection to the earth as well as the sun that nourishes us all. Nowadays, humans often perceive themselves as separate from nature and born to dominate it, says Hartman who lays out some frightening, albeit thorough, research on the destruction of the planet. But as the book progresses, he guides readers into a convincing and intelligent vision for reversing our destructive ways. Mostly, we could all use an attitude adjustment. For example, he explains how native and tribal cultures often considered all forms of life to be as sacred as human life--an attitude that may be one of our best shots at planetary longevity. Hartman devotes his final section to "What the Average Person Can Do," including chapters titled, "Turn Off the TV," "The Modern-Day Tribe: Intentional Community," and "Reinventing Our Daily Lives and Rituals." --Gail Hudson -
Paperback: 336 pages
Three Rivers Press; ISBN: 0609805290; (October 10, )

Earth: An Introduction to Physical Geology
Earth: An Introduction to Physical Geology (With CD-ROM)
by Edward J. Tarbuck, Frederick K. Lutgens, Dennis Tasa
Paperback from Prentice Hall
Life on Earth (3rd Edition)
by Teresa Audesirk, Gerald Audesirk, Bruce E. Byers
Paperback from Prentice Hall
Environmental Science: Toward A Sustainable Future (8th Edition)
by Richard T. Wright, Bernard J. Nebel
Hardcover from Prentice Hall
The Atmosphere: An Introduction to Meteorology (8th Edition)
by Frederick K. Lutgens, Edward J. Tarbuck
Hardcover from Prentice Hall
24 July, 2000
Essentials of Meteorology: An Invitation to the Atmosphere (with Blue Skies, College Edition CD-ROM)
by C. Donald Ahrens, Rachel Alvelais, Nina Horne
Paperback from Brooks Cole
28 November, 2000
Environmental Science: Earth as a Living Planet
by Daniel B. Botkin, Edward A. Keller
Hardcover from Wiley Text Books
Environmental Chemistry
by Colin Baird
Hardcover from W H Freeman & Co.
Environmental Science: A Study of Interrelationships with bind in OLC card
by Eldon D. Enger, Bradley Fraser Smith
Hardcover from McGraw-Hill Science/Engineering/Math
Laboratory Manual in Physical Geology (6th Edition)
by American Geological Institute, National Association of Geoscience Teachers, Richard M. Busch, Dennis Tasa, NAGT AGI
Spiral-bound from Prentice Hall
Living in the Environment With Infotrac: Principles Connections and Solutions
by G. Tyler Miller
Hardcover from Brooks Cole

Natural Capitalism: Creating the Next Industrial Revolution
by Paul Hawken, et al
(Paperback -- October )

A Natural History of the Chicago Region (Center Books on Chicago and Environs)
by Joel Greenberg
(Hardcover -- June )

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)

Tomorrow's Energy
by Peter Hoffmann, Tom Harkin (Foreword)
(Hardcover -- September 1, )

A Brain for All Seasons: Human Evolution and Abrupt Climate Change
by William H. Calvin
(Hardcover -- April )

Earth Prayers: From Around the World, 365 Prayers, Poems, and Invocations for Honoring the Earth
by Elizabeth J. Roberts (Editor), Elias L. Amidon (Editor)
(Paperback -- May 1991)
Fateful Harvest: The True Story of a Small Town, a Global Industry, and a Toxic Secret
by Duff Wilson
(Hardcover -- September 4, )

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

State of the World 2002
by Worldwatch Institute (Editor)
(Paperback -- January 15, )
Water Wars: Privatization, Pollution, and Profit
by Vandana Shiva
(Paperback -- February )

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