"[McKibben is] a marvelous writer who has thought deeply about the environment, loves this part of the country, and knows how to be a first-class traveling companion."—Entertainment Weekly
The classic book on systems thinking--with more than half a million copies sold worldwide
"This is a fabulous book... This book opened my mind and reshaped the way I think about investing."--Forbes
An ecologist explores how life itself shapes Earth using the elemental constituents we all share
"Compelling, Fascinating, sometimes unexpectedly moving, this vitally important book is, above all, a springboard for hope and transformation."--Isabella Tree
"A lucid and compelling look at the global movement of ecological rehabilitation."-- The Boston Globe
Reinventing economic development as if small business mattered
Letters to a Young Farmer is for everyone who appreciates good food grown with respect for the earth, people, animals, and community. Three dozen esteemed writers, farmers, chefs, activists, and visionaries address the highs and lows of farming life—as well as larger questions of how our food is produced and consumed—in vivid and personal detail.
“Not since Michael Pollan has such a powerful storyteller emerged to reform American food.” —The Washington Post
From hunting and gathering to GMOs and ultra-processed foods, this expansive tour of human history rewrites the story of our species and points the way to a better future.
The history of Homo sapiens is usually told as a story of technology or economics. But there is a more fundamental driver: food. How we hunted and gathered explains our emergence as a new species and
This book provides a comprehensive treatment of the role of the private sector in accelerating the transition to a low-carbon, climate-resilient, and inclusive world.
Transportation planners, engineers, and policymakers in the US face the monumental task of righting the wrongs of their predecessors while charting the course for the next generation. This task requires empathy while pushing against forces in the industry that are resistant to change. How do you change a system that was never designed to be equitable?
At a time when the Colorado River and all those who depend on it are in peril, this urgent book offers "both a love song and a paean of regret to America's most spectacular river" (Denver Post) and "a plea to save it] before it's too late" (The Wall Street Journal).
A fully revised and updated edition of the self-sufficiency classic. Packed with practical information and expert advice on everything from gardening to cooking, and from health and beauty to raising livestock, this is the indispensable guide to living more sustainably, whether you live in a city apartment block or on a rural smallholding.