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At Roads End
By Daniel Carlson, et al. Presents new models for transportation planning, describes strategies for resolving disputes, and demonstrates that new ways of planning and implementing transportation systems can work. 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…

Collaborative Planning for Wetlands and Wildlife
Edited by Douglas R. Porter & David A. Salvesen. Proposes guidelines for more effective planning, and presents case studies that demonstrate how different communities have creatively reconciled conflicts. 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…

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…

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 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…

Disasters and Democracy
By Rutherford H. Platt. Focuses on the changing role of the federal government. Details steps that could be taken to eliminate the disincentives that have stifled local government efforts to create disaster-resistant communities. More…

The Earth Moved: On the Remarkable Achievements of Earthworms
By Amy Stewart. Takes us on a subterranean adventure and introduces us to our planet's most important gatekeeper: the humble earthworm. It's true that the earthworm is small, spineless, and blind, but its effect on the ecosystem is profound. Stewart investigates the earthworm's astonishing realm, talks to oligochaetologists who have devoted their lives to unearthing the complex web of life beneath our feet, and observes the thousands of worms in her own garden. More… | Amy Stewart EcoSpeakers Info >>

Earth Work
By Joan Moody & Richard Wizansky. Outlines job search steps and provides information for entering the environmental field. Sections cover recycling, air and water quality, toxics, wetlands, and hazardous waste. More…

Flower Confidential: The Good, the Bad, and the Beautiful in the Business of Flowers
By Amy Stewart. Takes us inside the world of hybridizers, geneticists, farmers, and florists around the world who have worked to invent, manufacture, and sell flowers that are bigger, brighter, and sturdier than anything nature could provide. What has been gained and what has been lost in tinkering with Mother Nature? Should we care that some roses have lost their scent? Or that most flowers are sprayed with pesticides? More… | Amy Stewart EcoSpeakers Info >>

From the Ground Up: The Story of a First Garden
By Amy Stewart. A chronicle of the seedlings and weeds, cats and compost, worms and watering that transform a tiny plot of earth into a glorious garden. From planting the seeds her great-grandmother sends to battling snails, gophers, and aphids, Stewart takes us on a tour of her coastal garden and shares the lessons she's learned the hard way. More… | Amy Stewart EcoSpeakers Info >>

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…

The Greenpeace Book of Water
By Klaus Lanz. Using stunning photographs, this exquisite book explores the state of the world's water, points out problems society has caused, and offers suggestions for ways to stop the tide of destruction. More…

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 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 >>

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…

Ocean's End
By Colin Woodard. In this call to action, Woodard confronts one of our major environmental problems: the fate of the oceans. A comprehensive, eyewitness view of how and why the oceans are in trouble. More…

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…

By Jim Morelli. Poison! How to Handle the Hazardous Substances in Your Home will take you on a fascinating tour of the toxic materials you use every day. It debunks old myths and alerts you to dangers. 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…

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…

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 >>

The World Is In My Garden: A Journey Of Consciousness
By Chris Maser. The private garden is a microcosm for everything that happens in the larger world -- ecological, social, personal and spiritual. With passion, warmth and understanding, readers are connected to simple personal actions -- tending the home garden -- then to larger issues. More… | Chris Maser EcoSpeakers Info >>

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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