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1 ADAMS, RUTH. Say No!
Rodale Press, Emmaus: 1971. 0878570020 / 9780878570027 First Printing. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. Dustjacket has a gash in the back and the cover is also faded. 

Price: 11.40 USD
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2 BARNEY, GERALD O. The Citizen's Policy Guide To Environmental Issues: The Unfinished Agenda - A Task Force Report Sponsored By The Rockefeller Brothers Fund.
Thomas Y. Crowell Company, New York: 1977. 0690014813 / 9780690014815 First Edition (Unstated). h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. 
Responding to a transformation in national consciousness profound enough to change mankind's course, The Unfinished Agenda is a major document in environmental planning. Examines in detail the web of interdependent factors that sustain our bodies and our civilizations - land, food, energy, minerals, water, air, and the support system provided by plant and other animal species - and the ways in which governmewnt, the scientific community, the private sector, and the individual alter the structure of that web, sometimes irreversibly, perhaps catastophically. Includes an Index. 
Price: 34.20 USD
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3 BERGMAN, CHARLES. Wild Echoes: Encounters With The Most Endangered Animals In North America.
Alaska Northwest Books, Bothell: 1991. 0882404040 / 9780882404042 First Edition. s Softcover. Good condition. 
Focusing on nine gravely threatened species, the book puts the reader on the hard edge of the dilemma. Contains eight pages of black & white photos and an Index. 
Price: 5.04 USD
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4 BREWER, RICHARD. Conservancy
Dartmouth College Press / University Press of New England, Hanover: 2003. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
"Brewer...takes a panoramic view of land conservancy in the United States...[and] his book is also a how-to manual on establishing land trusts. Recommended for public and academic libraries supporting environmental policy or ecology programs."—Library Journal The first complete treatment of the U.S. land trust movement as a crucial feature of current efforts to protect the environment. Land trusts, or conservancies, protect land by owning it. Although many people are aware of a few large land trusts—The Nature Conservancy and the Trust for Public Land, for instance—there are now close to 1,300 local trusts, with more coming into being each month. American land trusts are diverse, shaped by their missions and adapted to their local environments. Nonetheless, all land trusts are private, non-profit organizations for which the acquisition and protection of land by direct action is the primary or sole mission. Nonconfrontational and apolitical, land trusts work with willing land owners in voluntary transactions. Although land trusts are the fastest-growing and most vital part of the land conservation movement today, this model of saving land by private action has become dominant only in the past two decades. Brewer tells why the advocacy model—in which private groups try to protect land by promoting government purchase or regulation— in the 1980s was eclipsed by the burgeoning land trust movement. He gives the public a much-needed primer on what land trusts are, what they do, how they are related to one another and to other elements of the conservation and environmental movements, and their importance to conservation in the coming decades. As Brewer points out, unlike other land-saving measures, land trust accomplishments are permanent. At the end of a cooperative process between a landowner and the local land trust, the land is saved in perpetuity. Brewer's book, the first comprehensive treatment of land trusts, combines a historical overview of the movement with more specific information on the different kinds of land trusts that exist and the problems they face. The volume also offers a "how-to" approach for persons and institutions interested in donating, selling, or buying land, discusses four major national land trusts (The Nature Conservancy, Trust for Public Land, American Farmland Trust, and Rails-to-Trails Conservancy); and gives a generous sampling of information about the activities and accomplishments of smaller, local trusts nationwide. Throughout, the book is enriched by historical narrative, analysis of successful land trusts, and information on the how and why of protecting land, as well as Brewer's intimate knowledge of ecological systems, biodiversity, and the interconnectedness of human and non-human life forms. Conservancy is a must-read volume for people interested in land conservation—including land trust members, volunteers and supporters—as well as anyone concerned about land use and the environment. "A must-read for people interested in land conservation! Written for land trust members, volunteers and supporters —as well as anyone concerned about land use and the environment. This is the first comprehensive treatment of land trusts that combines a historical overview of the movement with more specific information on the different kinds of land trusts that exist and the problems they face."—The Land Trust Alliance "This book fills a void. It is the first to comprehensively trace the history, the people, the spirit, and the present state of the art in land trusts. It is a helpful guide for community planners, land trust board members, employees, donors, and persons interested in the conservation ethic of our time."—Planning and Zoning Newsl "The book is an important contribution to understanding a new and growing segment of the conservation movement. It is well written, and the author's style, one that should appeal to a broad audience, makes it an enjoyable read."—Human Ecology Richard Brewer is Professor Emeritus, Department of Biological Sciences, Western Michigan University. He has served as the President of the Southwest Michigan Land Conservancy and the Kalamazoo Nature Center, and he has chaired the Michigan Technical Committee for the Endangered Species Program (Birds). His books include The Science of Ecology (1994) and The Atlas of Breeding Birds of Michigan (1991). 
Price: 21.80 USD
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5 CAHALANE, VICTOR H. (EDITOR); CANDY, ROBERT (ILLUSTRATOR). Alive In The Wild.
Prentice-Hall, Englewod Cliffs: 1970. 1302221600 h Hardcover with dustjacket. Very good condition. 
The alligator, buffalo, sea lion, caribou, grizzly bear, and golden eagle: the life stories of these and many other fascinating animals are told by 35 outstanding North American naturalists. Includes an Index and numerous drawings. 
Price: 3.42 USD
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6 CARSON, RACHEL L. The Sea Around Us.
Oxford University Press, London: 1951. h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Fair condition. Cover has slight chips and scratches. Water stains on pages. 
Here is an enthralling, informative story of the dominating feature of our planet, the ocean. Told with literary skill and scientific accuracy, The Sea Around Us focuses on what is humanly interesting and significant in the life history of the ocean. Includes an Index. 
Price: 7.36 USD
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7 CARSON, RACHEL L. The Sea Around Us.
Oxford University Press, London: 1951. Fifteenth Printing. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Fair condition. Dustjacket is quite worn. 
Here is an enthralling, informative story of the dominating feature of our planet, the ocean. Told with literary skill and scientific accuracy, The Sea Around Us focuses on what is humanly interesting and significant in the life history of the ocean. Includes an Index. 
Price: 7.60 USD
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8 CARSON, RACHEL L. The Sea Around Us.
Oxford University Press, London: 1951. Forteenth Printing. h Hardcover in protective mylar cover. Good condition. 
Here is an enthralling, informative story of the dominating feature of our planet, the ocean. Told with literary skill and scientific accuracy, The Sea Around Us focuses on what is humanly interesting and significant in the life history of the ocean. Includes an Index. 
Price: 7.60 USD
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9 COHEN, RICHARD E. Washington At Work: Back Rooms And Clean Air.
Macmillan Publishing Co., New York: 1992. 0023231904 / 9780023231902 Fifth printing. s Softcover. Good condition. 
Explains and analyzes the largest, most complex, and most expensive environmental law ever passed by the United States Congress. Captures the complexity of the legislative process without losing the reader in a morass of detail. Includes an Index. 
Price: 27.98 USD
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10 CONKLIN, EDWIN GRANT. Heredity And Environment In The Development Of Man.
Princeton University Press, Princeton: 1917. First Edition. h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Good condition considering its age. 

Price: 19.95 USD
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11 CONSUMER GUIDE EDITORS. Energy Savers Catalog
Beekman House, New York: 1979 . 0517305887 / 9780517305881 h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. 

Price: 4.51 USD
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12 DARLING, F. FRASER; MILTON JOHN, P. Future Environments: Being A Record Of A Conference Convened By The Conservation Foundation On April 1965, At Airlie House Warrenton, Virginia.
The Natural History Press, Garden City: 1966. s Softcover. Good condition. 

Price: 23.28 USD
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13 ECKHOLM, ERIK P.; STRONG, MAURICE F. (FOREWORD). Losing Ground: Environmental Stress And World Food Prospects.
W. W. Norton & Company, New York: 1976. 0393091678 / 9780393091670 s Softcover. Good condition. 
Vividly documents the global extent of ecological stress, its political causes, and its human consequences. The author calls for massive tree-planting campaigns, agricultural reforms to benefit peasant farmers, and a slowdown in world population growth. Includes an Index. 
Price: 5.70 USD
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14 EFRON, EDITH. The Apocalyptics: How Environmental Politics Controls What We Know About Cancer.
Simon & Schuster, Inc., New York: 1985. 0671605674 / 9780671605674 First Touchstone Edition. s Softcover. Very good reading copy. 
Provides an understanding as to how an entire country, with international repercussions, has developed a phobia against chemical. This book is must reading for scientists, public servants and elected officials, and for the lay public. Includes an Index. 
Price: 8.55 USD
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15 EHRENFELD, DAVID. Beginning Again: People And Nature In The New Millenium.
Oxford University Press, New York / Oxford: 1995. 0195096371 / 9780195096378 First Oxford University Paperback Edition. s Softcover. Good condition. Inscribed by the author. 
The twentieth century drew to a chaotic close amidst portents of unprecedented change and upheaval. The unraveling of societies and civilizations and the destruction of nature march together - linked - a fact whose enormous significance is often lost. In Beginning Again, David Ehrenfeld has undertaken the difficult task of describing the present clearly enough to reveal the future. Out of his broad vision emerges a glimpse of a new millennium: a vision at once frightening and comforting, a scene of great devastation and great rebuilding. Includes an Index. 
Price: 53.68 USD
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16 EISENBERG, EVAN. The Ecology Of Eden.
Alfred A. Knopf, New York: 1998. 0394577507 / 9780394577500 First Edition. h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Good condition. 
For thousands of years, we have dreamed of going back to a time, to a place - Eden, Arcadia, the Golden Age - to a paradise that we ourselves have never known. The Ecology of Eden is at once an inquiry into this drea and a startling new vision of humankind's role in nature. Sheds a bold new light on present-day environmental problems, showing how we can make peace with our exile not by going back but by looking forward: by learning from nature itself - with perhaps, some help from Lousi Armstrong and Charlie Parker - how humans and nature can make tough, supple music together. Includes an Index. ". . . a brilliant discussion of the human species in relationship to wildness. The delight of Evan Eisenberg's mind is how he excavates cultural myths to uncover what it means to live in place." - Terry Tempest Williams, author of Refuge 
Price: 18.53 USD
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17 ELDREDGE, NILES. The Miner's Canary: Unraveling The Mysteries Of Extinction.
Princeton University Press, Princeton: 1994. 0691036551 / 9780691036557 First Princeton Science Library Printing. s Softcover. Very good condition. 
Like the bird whose death signaled dangerous conditions in a mine, the demise of animals that once flourished should give humans pause. How is our fate linked to the earth's creatures, and the cycle of flourishing and extinction? Which are the simple workings of nature's order, and which are omens of ecological disaster? Does human activity accelerate extinction? What really causes it? In an illuminating and elegantly written account of the widespread reduction of the world's wildlife, renowned paleontologist Niles Eldredge poses these questions and examines humankind's role in the larger life cycles of the earth, composing a provocative general theory of extinction. "A powerfully impassioned plea for awareness--awareness of what we are doing, of what the consequences will be, and of what we can still do to reduce the biotic holocaust ahead." - BioScience "It is clear that we are witnessing a mass extinction that is almost entirely the result of human activities. Eldredge is surely right that this is largely the consequence of habitat destruction rather than direct slaughter, but the consequences are nonetheless dire for our own species as well as others." - Nature 
Price: 28.31 USD
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18 FEDDEN, ROBIN. The Continuing Purpose.
Longmans, Green & Co., London: 1968. First Edition. h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Good condition. 
Tells the history of Britain's National Trust, a group dedicated to the preservation of historic buildings and land as well as the environment. Includes photographs of properties in the Trust as well as an Index. 
Price: 30.16 USD
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19 FINAN, MARTHA. There Lived A Wicked Dragon.
U. S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, D. C.: 1973. s Softcover. Good condition. 

Price: 23.28 USD
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20 FORSDYKE, A. G.; MCBRIDE, ANGUS (ILLUSTRATIONS). Weather & Weather Forecasting.
Grosset & Dunlap, New York: 1976. The Grosset All-Color Guide Series. h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Good condition. 
Weather forecasters often scare their public away with excessively technical terminology. This book, which presents the subject in a simplified, accurate and informative way, helps the interested and curious individual learn about the causes of any type of whether he is likely to experience or about during his lifetime. With the help of colorful and complete illustrations, the author explains weather observations, causes, forecasting, climate and the application of weather study to everyday life in a manner that will give this science a new significance for the general reader. Includes an Index. 
Price: 8.79 USD
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