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Act Now, Apologize Later
By Adam Werbach. Decrying Washington's assault on our environment, Werbach writes, "It's time to evolve from an aging movement that reacts to emergencies to a youthful movement with 'activision.'" More...

Acts of Balance
By Grant Copeland. Can profits, people and place co-exist? Does conservation necessarily mean a loss of jobs? Acts of Balance examines case studies from different sectors and comes up with surprising answers. More...

Aquarian Conspiracy
By Marilyn Ferguson. The Aquarian Conspiracy describes the activities of a network of leading-edge thinkers, businesspeople, scientists and politicians who are working to create a new kind of society. More...

Art of the Long View
By Peter Schwartz. In The Art of the Long View, Schwartz outlines the "scenario" approach to creating a strategic vision. More...

Balancing Nature and Commerce in Gateway Communities
By Jim Howe, et al. Offers important lessons in preserving the character of communities near national and state parks, wildlife refuges, and other public lands without sacrificing economic well-being. More...

Better Environmental Decisions
Edited by Ken Sexton, et al. Responds to the need for improved environmental decisions by bringing together leading scholars and practitioners to provide an interdisciplinary introduction to the subject. More...

Better, Not Bigger
By Eben V. Fodor. Benefits from growth that exploits the commons accrue to a few, while costs are distributed across the entire community. Fodor marshals evidence from almost every state to prove his point. More…

Cannibals with Forks
By John Elkington. Cannibals with Forks argues that future business success will depend not just on profitability but also on two new bottom lines - environmental quality and social justice. More...

Cities in Our Future
Edited by Robert Geddes. Urban planners, architects, urban designers, and other experts from across North America examine the impact of growth and form on the ability of a city to achieve and maintain social equity and environmental health. More...

Clock of the Long Now
By Stewart Brand. Civilization is revving itself into a pathologically short attention span. Brand, called "the least recognized most influential thinker in America," explores long-term responsibility. More...

Community Planning
By Eric Damian Kelly & Barbara Becker. A thorough examination of the comprehensive planning process. The authors consider all aspects of the comprehensive plan: its elements, adoption, and implementation. More...

Competitive Environmental Strategy
By Andrew J. Hoffman. Examines the effects of environmentalism on corporate management, explaining how environmental forces are driving change and how managers can think about these issues in a strategic way. More...

Complete Guide to Environmental Careers in the 21st Century
By the Environmental Careers Organization. Organized for ease of use and fully updated, it is the most comprehensive and reliable resource available for information about environmental career opportunities. More...

Confronting Suburban Decline
By William H. Lucy & David L. Phillips. Examines causes of and responses to suburban decline. Argues that a high quality natural and built environment is key to economic stability and recommends policies. More...

Design for a Livable Planet
By Jon Naar. Explains the causes of environmental damage and offers practical steps. Includes sections on wastes, toxics, water quality, air pollution, global warming, deforestation, and renewable energy. More…

Designing the City
By Adele Fleet Bacow. A wealth of information on design and decision-making, including how citizens and activists can make their voices heard and numerous examples of effective strategies for working with all parties. More...

Ecological Literacy
By David W. Orr. Ecological Literacy asks how the discovery of ecological limits affects the content and substance of education. Given the limits of the Earth, what should people know and how should they learn it? More...

Ecology of Place
By Timothy Beatley & Kristy Manning. Describes a world in which land is consumed sparingly, cities and towns are vibrant and green, local economies thrive, and citizens work together to create places of enduring value. More...

Environmental Justice
By Bunyan Bryant. Leading thinkers of the environmental justice movement look at the failure of "top down" public policy. Provides a startling look at social and environmental problems and charts a course for action. More...

Fostering Sustainable Behavior
By Doug McKenzie-Mohr and William Smith. A guide for designing public education programs with the goal of promoting sustainable behavior, from recycling and energy efficiency to alternative transportation. More... | Doug McKenzie-Mohr EcoSpeakers Info >>

Fragile Dominion
By Simon Levin. Our planet is losing its biological diversity, with frightening implications for our future. This important book draws on the science of complexity to shed light on maintaining biodiversity. More...

Frontiers of Sustainability
By Roger Dower, Daryl Ditz, et al. A concrete plan for achieving sustainable development in the United States. A technologically feasible vision of the future in which the unwanted trends we see unfolding now are reversed. More...

Getting Down to Earth
Edited by Robert Costanza, Olman Segura, et al. Brings together scientists, managers, and policy makers to identify practical strategies for implementing sustainability based on ecological economic principles. More...

Global Commons
By Susan J. Buck. Considers the history of human interactions with each of the global commons areas and provides a concise yet thorough account of the evolution of management regimes for each area. More...

Green Urbanism
By Timothy Beatley. Explains what planners and local officials in the United States can learn from the sustainable city movement in Europe. Examines the progress and policies of twenty-five of the most innovative cities. More...

Growth Illusion
By Richard Douthwaite. Examines economic growth from the birth of capitalism through the industrial revolution and the world wars, drawing a link between rising GNP and the erosion of our quality of life. More...

In Earth's Company
By Carl Frankel. People are looking increasingly to business to take its share of responsibility for the state of the Earth. Frankel gathers the elements required into a single, comprehensive volume. More... | Carl Frankel EcoSpeakers Info >>

Living with the Land
Edited by Christine Meyer & Faith Moosang. Stories of more than 20 communities struggling to regain control of their land or neighborhoods and to rebuild sustainable communities and environments. More…

Making a Difference Scholarships
By Miriam Weinstein. A unique guide listing scholarships awarded for social service, "social entrepreneur" funds for young people who start non-profits, college-based service scholarships, and fellowships. More...

National Audubon Society Almanac of the Environment
By Valerie Harms. What we can do to restore and protect the Earth. Includes sections on homes and yards, garbage and recycling, transportation, recreation, public lands, oceans, cultural ecology, and more. More...

Nissan Report
By Steve Barnett. Consumers today are more environmentally aware and socially responsible than ever before. The Nissan Report reveals how a world-class corporation met this challenge. More...

Orbit
By Jay Apt, et al. Orbit offers unprecedented access to spectacular NASA space photography. It contains natural color photos shot by astronauts with hand-held cameras from inside the low-flying shuttle. More...

Rattling the Cage
By Steven M. Wise. Are animals more than property? In this unprecedented yet long-awaited book, Steven Wise finally breaks through the wall that has separated non-humans from human animals for centuries. More...

Reworking Success
By Robert Theobald. An eloquent call by futurist Robert Theobald for fundamental social change to deal with the overwhelming challenges facing humankind at the start of the new millennium. More...

Whispering Pond
By Ervin Laszlo. In this highly original and breath-takingly argued book, Laszlo produces a new view of the cosmos, an interconnected, all-embracing cosmos of which we are part. More...