the gloBAl foreSt
One of the world’s experts on how trees chemically affect the environment, Canadian scientist Diana Beresford-Kroeger skillfully
weaves together ecology, horticulture, spirituality, and science to
capture the magic spell that trees cast over us, from their untapped
ecological and pharmaceutical potential to the roles they have
played in our cultural heritage. Presented in short interconnected
essays, The Global Forest draws from ancient storytelling traditions
to present an unforgettable work of natural history.
viking • 224 pp. • 978-0-670-02174-1 • $24.95
whole eArth diSciPline
Why Dense Cities, Nuclear Power, Transgenic Crops,
Restored Wildlands, and geoengineering are Necessary
An icon of the environmental movement outlines a provocative
approach for reclaiming our planet. “After spreading the gospel
of self-sufficiency with his inimitable Whole Earth Catalog, Stewart
Brand now embraces science and engineering as the disciplines
that will see us through the fast-approaching crisis of global warming.”—Richard Rhodes, author of The Making of the Atomic Bomb.
Penguin • 352 pp. • 978-0-14-311828-2 • $16.00
Pamela K. Brodowsky
and The National Wildlife Federation
ecotouriStS SAVe the world
The Environmental volunteer’s guide to More Than 300
International adventures to Conserve, Preserve, and
Rehabilitate Wildlife and habitats
This unique site-by-site guide profiles programs where volunteers
can work in a variety of activities involving conservation and study
of wildlife. Readers will learn the best ways to “give back” and
make the most positive environmental impact during their travels.
Perigee • 384 pp. • 978-0-399-53576-5 • $18.95
The Education of an urban Farmer
Urban and rural collide in this wry, inspiring memoir of a woman
who turned a vacant lot in downtown Oakland into a thriving
farm. It is a moving meditation on urban life versus the natural
world and what we have given up to live the way we do. “By turns
edgy, moving, and hilarious, Farm City marks the debut of a striking new voice in American writing.”—Michael Pollan, author of
The Omnivore’s Dilemma.
Penguin • 288 pp. • 978-0-14-311728-5 • $16.00
whAt’S the worSt thAt could hAPPen?
a Rational Response to the Climate Change Debate
“This book trumps most of our accounts of the global warming
crisis, partly for its good humor and straightforward logic, and
partly because the author has actually figured out what actions
make sense. Changing your lightbulb will help a little, but changing the political debate will help enormously—and this book will
get you started down that path.”—Bill McKibben, author of The
End of Nature.
Perigee • 272 pp. • 978-0-399-53501-7 • $14.95