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The Rights of Nature

by Diane Prokop

This compelling, thought-provoking book will be important for all those looking to protect the environment. At first glance, the problems of deforestation, factory farming, coral-reef decimation, and the extinction of animals seem... Read More

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Refining Nature

by Anna Call

This historical look at the Standard Oil Company is enlightening on several levels and proves that the lessons of the past have never been more salient. The rapid rise of John D. Rockefeller’s Standard Oil Company coincided with a... Read More

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Dawn Again

by Anna Call

Primarily a memoir, "Dawn Again" focuses on Doniga Markegard’s growth from a teenage nature tracker to a regenerative rancher. "Dawn Again" represents a particularly good example of alternative schooling. The author’s experiences as... Read More

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A Precautionary Tale

by Anna Call

Focusing on a region of the Alps where farming has been a mainstay for millennia, this book examines a successful grassroots movement to ban pesticides. The town of Mals, located in a semiautonomous region between Austria and Italy, may... Read More

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The Oceans

by Anna Call

Covering the inception of the earth to the modern day, "The Oceans" comprehensively describes the development and many epochs of the ocean. These include the major extinction events, the interaction between the oceans and planetary... Read More

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Eat Less Water

by Anna Call

Florencia Ramirez is a longtime water activist and educator with a profound appreciation for food and food production. In a quest to understand how farming can be less water-intensive, she interviewed a series of organic farmers and... Read More

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