Why Living Smaller, Living Closer,
and Driving Less are the Keys to Sustainability
Owen argues that the greenest community in the United States is
not Portland, Oregon or Snowmass, Colorado, but New York, New
York. “A hard-hitting book that punctures many eco-balloons.”—
Witold Rybczynki, Meyerson Professor of Urbanism at University
of Pennsylvania. “[A] triumph of clear thinking and writing.”—
Walter Isaacson, author of Einstein: His Life and Universe.
Riverhead • 368 pp. • 978-1-59448-484-1 • $16.00
Henry Pollack, Ph.D.
A world without ice
Provides an accessible, comprehensive survey of ice as a force of
nature, and the potential consequences as we face the possibility of
a world without ice. “Speaking eloquently, forcefully, yet lyrically,
Henry Pollack explains how snow and ice are the clockworks of
our planet. A World Without Ice is a fascinating, scary, but informative portrait of Earth’s delicate climate balance and the thresholds
we are staring across.”—Jon Turk, author of The Raven’s Gift.
avery • 304 pp. • 978-1-58333-407-2 • $16.00
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
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off the grid
Inside the Movement for More Space, Less government,
and True Independence in Modern america
Rosen travels across the United States, spending time with individuals and families striving to live their lives free from dependence
on municipal power and amenities, and free from the inherent dependence on the government and its far-reaching arms. “A quirky,
unsettling and fascinating look at 21st-century men and women
who have cut the cord to power and water and choose to live, for a
variety of reasons, ‘off the grid.’”—Minneapolis Star Tribune.
Penguin • 304 pp. • 978-0-14-311738-4 • $15.00
Laurence C. Smith
the world in 2050
Four Forces Shaping Civilization’s Northern Future
A vivid forecast of our planet in forty years by a rising star in geoscience, distilling cutting-edge research into four global forces:
demographic trends, natural resource demand, climate change,
and globalization. “A charismatic rising star vividly relates the big
challenges facing the world.”—Jared Diamond, author of Collapse.
Dutton • 352 pp. • 978-0-525-95181-0 • $26.95