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50 Ways to Save the Ocean
By David Helvarg. An introduction to innovative ways to help preserve oceans and aquatic-life. Provides an understanding of which fish should not be eaten and which species are endangered or could impact adversely human health. More... | David Helvarg EcoSpeakers Info >>

The Art of Natural Building
Edited by Joseph F. Kennedy, et al. A user-friendly introduction to natural building for non-professionals as well as architects and designers. Packed with resources, it is an encyclopedia of natural building. More… | Joseph F. Kennedy EcoSpeakers Info >>

Blue Frontier: Dispatches from America's Ocean Wilderness
By David Helvarg. A panoramic chronicle of America's maritime history and the challenges that our coastal and marine environments face today. Demonstrating how national policymaking on the oceans is enmeshed in a welter of competing jurisdictions, Blue Frontier argues for strong omnibus legislation and the creation of truly protected marine wilderness reserves. More... | David Helvarg EcoSpeakers Info >>

Canoeing a Continent: On the Trail of Alexander Mackenzie
By Max Finkelstein. Using Mackenzie's journals and his own journal writings, Finkelstein creates a view of the land from two vantage points. He retraced the route of Alexander Mackenzie across North America from Ottawa through to Cumberland House, Saskatchewan, and then he paddled the Blackwater, Fraser and Peace Rivers. This route is the most significant water trail in North America, and perhaps the world. More... | Max Finkelstein EcoSpeakers Info >>

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…

The Columbia
By Tim Palmer. Winner of the National Outdoor Book Award. An insightful vision for the future. A great read for activists and armchair explorers alike. More... | Tim Palmer EcoSpeakers Info >>

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…

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…

Creating Successful Communities
By Michael A. Mantell, et al. Developed for civic activists, policymakers, and planners, Creating Successful Communities gives guidelines for developing workable action plans for restoring distinctiveness and livability to communities. More…

Cruise Ship Blues
By Ross A. Klein. Cruising is one of the fastest growing industries in the world. Cruise Ship Blues reveals its dark side and discusses what can be done to make the cruise business socially and environmentally accountable. More... | Ross A. Klein EcoSpeakers Info >>

Cruise Ship Squeeze: The New Pirates of the Seven Seas
By Ross A. Klein. Focuses on the politics and economics of an industry subsidized by ports as well as by local, regional, and national governments and running roughshod over environmental and other laws and regulations. Through confidential documents and meetings with port officials, corporate executives, politicians, and industry insiders, it includes information never previously reported. More… | Ross A. Klein EcoSpeakers Info >>

Deep Water: The Epic Struggle over Dams, Displaced People, and the Environment
By Jacques Leslie. Looks at large dams and their consequences through the eyes of three members of the 1990s' World Commission on Dams. Documents the often corrupt finances and politics of dam building and the injustice of the displacement of communities. Explains how dams cause aridity, erosion, extinction, and pollution. More... | Jacques Leslie EcoSpeakers Info >>

Designing Sustainable Communities
By Judy Corbett & Michael Corbett. Examines the history of the sustainable community movement. Discusses how Village Homes, a pioneer sustainable development near Davis, California, fits into the context of that movement. More…

Endangered Rivers and the Conservation Movement: The Case for River Conservation
By Tim Palmer. Based on careful research and hundreds of interviews, this information-packed narrative is regarded as a classic in the field of conservation. This updated edition includes two new chapters that chart the course of conservation during the past twenty years and explore how the movement to protect rivers will likely change in the twenty-first century. More… | Tim Palmer EcoSpeakers Info >>

Lifelines, The Case for River Conservation
By Tim Palmer. Explains the value of and threats to preservation of the nation's rivers. Covers issues such as fish populations, water quality, hydropower, riparian habitats, and ecosystems. Recommends actions that are economically realistic (enforcing existing laws, changes in subsidies and tax incentives) but politically challenging (only strong public support can overcome the opposition of those who profit from treating rivers as sewers). More… | Tim Palmer EcoSpeakers Info >>

Making a Living While Making a Difference
By Melissa Everett. As business and society continue to place greater emphasis on social and environmental responsibility, opportunities for career-seekers with a conscience have never been better. More… | Melissa Everett EcoSpeakers Info >>

The Ocean and Coastal Conservation Guide 2005-06
By David Helvarg. A new environmental movement is emerging to help combat threats to America's oceans and coasts. This one-of-a-kind reference details more than 2,000 organizations and institutions that are working to understand, protect, and restore our ocean and coastal areas. More... | David Helvarg EcoSpeakers Info >>

Paddling The Boreal Forest: Rediscovering A.P. Low
By Max Finkelstein. Tells the story of following the path of one of Canada's "iron men", Albert Peter Low, who explored the vastness of Northern Quebec's northern boreal forest at the end of the 19th Century. This account describes Low's journey based on his own exploration records, and then it recounts the authors' attempts to retrace the trail he followed. More… | Max Finkelstein EcoSpeakers Info >>

Rivers of America
By Tim Palmer. Photographed from the shore, from his canoe and raft, from skis on top of the ice, from mountaintops and airplanes overhead, and from the current itself by wading in as deep as he could go. In vivid detail, Palmer shows the true nature of our watery network, from Maine to California, from Florida to Alaska. More... | Tim Palmer EcoSpeakers Info >>

Saving Cities Saving Money
By John Hart. Cities and towns, large and small, can extend resources, improve environmental quality, and save money all at the same time. More…

Staying Healthy in a Risky Environment
By Arthur C. Upton & Eden Graber. This guide, by experts from the New York Medical Center's Nelson Institute of Environmental Medicine, can help you understand the connections between environment and health. More…

Voluntary Simplicity
By Duane Elgin. When Voluntary Simplicity was first published in 1981, it quickly became recognized as a powerful and visionary work in the emerging dialogue over sustainable ways of living. More… | Duane Elgin EcoSpeakers Info >>

Watershed: The Undamming of America
By Elizabeth Grossman. Dams affect a river's ecosystem, throwing off the balance that fosters plant, insect and fish life. Grossman gives a national perspective to the current movement toward dam removal and reports on the complex and conflicting political and economic perspectives and pressures that drive or resist removal. More...

The Zen of Gardening in the High and Arid West: Tips, Tools, and Techniques
By David Wann. A mix of stories, how-to advice, and simple, doable projects ideal for gardeners in the high and arid landscapes of the West. For gardeners of the high plains and mountains who are "meteorologically and topographically challenged," who routinely grapple with wild weather swings, high elevations, and scarcity of water, Wann offers inspiration and invaluable practical advice for success. More… | David Wann EcoSpeakers Info >>

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