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Saving Eagle Mitch
Saving Eagle Mitch (May 2013)
One Good Deed in a Wicked World
Barbara Chepaitis - Author

When a Navy SEAL and former Army Ranger rescue a wounded eagle in war-torn Afghanistan, a writer learns what it can take to do one good deed in a seemingly wicked world.

In the spring of 2010, as the world’s economy faced a potential meltdown and the United States tried to win one war and maneuver its way out of another, one lone Steppe Eagle, shot down on a firing range in Afghanistan, faced problems of hi...(Read More)
 
 
The Ordination of a Tree
The Ordination of a Tree (December 2012)
The Thai Buddhist Environmental Movement
Susan M. Darlington - Author

A firsthand look at the Thai Buddhist environmental movement and its activist monks.

Thai Buddhist monks wrap orange clerical robes around trees to protect forests. “Ordaining” a tree is a provocative ritual that has become the symbol of a small but influential monastic movement aimed at reversing environmental degradation and the unsustainable economic development and consumerism that fuel it. Thi...(Read More)
 
 
Water Drops
Water Drops (August 2012)
Celebrating the Wonder of Water
Peter E. Black - Author

An introduction to our most precious natural resource.

In this engaging book, hydrologist Peter E. Black celebrates the wonder of our planet’s most precious natural resource. In these brief, nontechnical essays, readers are introduced to water’s unique scientific properties, the vital role it plays in Earth’s ecology and ecosystems, and the impact it has had on human history, culture, ...(Read More)
 
 
Drifting
Drifting (September 2011)
Two Weeks on the Hudson
Mike Freeman - Author

A two-week canoe trip down the Hudson offers an opportunity to reflect on America’s past, present, and uncertain future.

This candid account of the author’s two-week canoe trip down the Hudson River offers an introspective and humorous look at both the river and Recession-Era America. New to fatherhood and fresh from ten years in an Alaskan village, Mike Freeman sets out to relearn his country, an...(Read More)
 
 
Environmental History of the Hudson River
Environmental History of the Hudson River (September 2011)
Human Uses that Changed the Ecology, Ecology that Changed Human Uses
Robert E. Henshaw - Editor
Frances F. Dunwell - Foreword by

2012 Award for Excellence presented by the Greater Hudson Heritage Network

Biologists, historians, and social scientists explore the reciprocal relationships between humans and the Hudson River.

The diverse contributions to Environmental History of the Hudson River examine how the natural and physical attributes of the river have influenced human settlement and us...(Read More)
 
 
Water Pollution Policies and the American States
Water Pollution Policies and the American States (May 2011)
Runaway Bureaucracies or Congressional Control?
John A. Hoornbeek - Author

A fresh perspective on American water pollution policy.

In this incisive volume, John A. Hoornbeek provides a comprehensive treatment of American water pollution policy, including its history and implementation, as well as ideas for policy reform. Focusing on Congress’s statutory directions in the Federal Water Pollution Control Act since 1948 and state compliance, he throws into relief t...(Read More)
 
 
Plants as Persons
Plants as Persons (May 2011)
A Philosophical Botany
Matthew Hall - Author

Challenges readers to reconsider the moral standing of plants.

Plants are people too? Not exactly, but in this work of philosophical botany Matthew Hall challenges readers to reconsider the moral standing of plants, arguing that they are other-than-human persons. Plants constitute the bulk of our visible biomass, underpin all natural ecosystems, and make life on Earth possible. Yet plants are considered passive...(Read More)
 
 
Environmental Evasion
Environmental Evasion (April 2011)
The Literary, Critical, and Cultural Politics of "Nature's Nation"
Lloyd Willis - Author

Brings ecocriticism into conversation with critical American studies approaches to literary canon formation.

How do we reconcile the abstract reverence for the natural world central to American literary history, beginning with Ralph Waldo Emerson’s “Nature,” with over a century and a half of widespread environmental destruction? Environmental Evasion examines the environmental impli...(Read More)
 
 
Still Speaking of Nature
Still Speaking of Nature (March 2011)
Further Explorations in the Natural World
Bill Danielson - Author

An engaging and accessible introduction to the natural world in New England and upstate New York.

Through his popular newspaper column, “Speaking of Nature,” and his 2001 book of the same title, professional naturalist Bill Danielson has introduced thousands of readers to the wonders and mystery of the natural world in New England and upstate New York. In Still Speaking of Nature, Danielson co...(Read More)
 
 
Ecotheology and the Practice of Hope
Ecotheology and the Practice of Hope (October 2010)
Anne Marie Dalton - Author
Henry C. Simmons - Author

Looks at how ecotheology has created a new vision of the natural world and the place of humans within it.

Is there any hope for a more sustainable world? Can we reimagine a way of living in which the nonhuman world matters? Anne Marie Dalton and Henry C. Simmons claim that the ecotheology that arose during the mid-twentieth century gives us reason for hope. While ecotheologians acknowledge that Christianity pla...(Read More)
 
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