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Our Oldest Task

by Anna Call

This dense but well-structured philosophical text endeavors to examine the cultural causes of climate change. Drawing from the Enlightenment, American culture is fiercely individualistic. But is that a constructive attitude when that... Read More

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Grand Canyon For Sale

by Anna Call

Evocative and passionate, this examination of invasive species, climate change, and public land use will appeal to both politically minded outdoors enthusiasts and members of the ranching community. Grand Canyon for Sale endeavors to... Read More

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Fasting and Feasting

by Anna Call

This deliberate and meticulous biography chronicles the life of a remarkable food writer whose self-sufficiency and love of nature placed her ahead of her time. Patience Gray, the author of the classic Honey from a Weed, lived off the... Read More

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Being the Change

by Anna Call

Addressing both climate change helplessness and the meaning of everyday life, this book posits a personal, positive approach to environmental mindfulness. "Being the Change" approaches climate change from a fundamentally different... Read More

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Storming the Wall

by Anna Call

Combining a serious tone with serious journalism, "Storming the Wall" dives deep into climate change from an unusual and riveting perspective. The book operates from two premises. First, it proposes that climate change is the primary... Read More

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Eating Promiscuously

by Anna Call

There is no shortage of radical food books on the publishing landscape, but "Eating Promiscuously" seeks to put all others to shame. In its introduction, the author boldly states that all agriculture is a mistake, farming as an idyllic... Read More

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Facing Gaia

by Anna Call

Organized into roughly contiguous “lectures,” "Facing Gaia" is an unusual and academic examination of climate change and humanity’s place in nature. In contrast to many other emotional, urgent, and even panicky examples of... Read More

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