THE POISONING OF
AN AMERICAN HIGH SCHOOL
“A remarkable page-turner....Behind the individual human sagas
there’s a bigger story about economic power and health risk that
reaches far.”—Tom Graff, California Director, Environmental Defense.
“Horowitz draws on interviews with cancer specialists, geologists,
toxicologists, and former teachers and classmates to relate an amazing story of environmental hazard in one of the nation’s most storied
towns, proof that it can happen anywhere.”—Booklist.
Penguin • 464 pp. • 978-0-14-311386-7 • $16.00
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THE WILD PLACES
Macfarlane explores the landscapes of Britain and Ireland in a
journey to find the archipelago’s truly wild places. “An eloquent
(and compulsively readable) reminder that, though we’re laying
waste the world, nature still holds sway over much of the earth’s
surface.”—Bill McKibben. “Inspiring…Macfarlane brings these
landscapes to pulsing life...[and] illuminate[s] the wild wonder of
our everyday world.”—National Geographic Traveler.
Penguin • 352 pp. • 978-0-14-311393-5 • $15.00
BIG GREEN PURSE
use Your spending Power to Create a Cleaner, Greener World
Argues that the best way to fight the industries that pollute the planet,
is to mobilize the most powerful consumer force in the world—
women. “Best-selling environment writer Diane MacEachern shows women—who spend 85 cents of every dollar in the marketplace—how to
start wielding their purchasing power for the good of the planet, and
buying green as if their lives depended on it.”—Plenty magazine.
avery • 432 pp. • 978-1-583-33303-7 • $17.95
a Year in the vanishing Wilderness—
radical strip Mining and the devastation of appalachia
Foreword by Wendell Berry
Exposes how a new form of strip mining—mountaintop removal—is destroying one of America’s most diverse ecosystems and
the communities that depend on it. “Powerful.”—The Boston Globe.
“This is the rarest kind of work, a melding of investigative reporting and deep and evocative writing.”—Bill McKibben.
riverhead • 288 pp. • 978-1-59448-236-6 • $14.00
David R. Brower Award winner; a Library Journal Best Book
the american West and Its disappearing Water
This study of the economics, politics, and ecology of water covers more than a century of public and private desert reclamation
in the American West. “Beautifully written and meticulously researched.”—St. Louis Post-Dispatch. “Masterful....Among the most
influential environmental books published by an American since
Silent Spring.”—San Francisco Examiner.
Penguin • 608 pp. • 978-0-14-017824-1 • $18.00