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“Global warming is no longer a philosophical threat, no longer a future threat, no longer a threat at all. It's our reality.”
~~ eco-journalist Bill McKibben

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Trancendentalist Ralph Waldo Emerson [1803-82] Page
at Spirit of America Bookstore

Trancendentalist Henry David Thoreau [1817-62] Page
at Spirit of America Bookstore

eco-activist John Muir [1838-1914] Page
at Spirit of America Bookstore

eco-activist Aldo Leopold [1887-1948] Page
at Spirit of America Bookstore

eco-activist Rachel Carson [1907-64] Page
at Spirit of America Bookstore

eco-activist Edward Abbey [1927-89] Page
at 'Readers of The Purple Sage' Western Bookstore

Climate Central [est. 2008] website

Recently-Added  Books

Survival of Civilization book by John D. Hamaker & Donald A. Weaver  "The Survival of Civilization Depends Upon Our Solving Three Problems: Carbon Dioxide, Investment Money, and Population" [1982]
Selected Papers of John D. Hamaker, Edited by Donald A. Weaver

Hamaker-Weaver Publrs 9x6 pb [6/82] out of print/many used
book entry at Wikipedia • Hamaker entry at Wikipedia
online .PDF etext at Soil and Health Library website
Our Dying Planet book by Peter Sale  "Our Dying Planet: An Ecologist's View of The Crisis We Face" [2011]
by Peter F. Sale

Kindle Edition from Univ California Press [9/2011] for $16.17
Univ California Press 9x6 pb [9/2011] for $16.09
Univ California Press 9x6 hardcover [9/2011] for $39.95
Climate Cover-Up book by James Hoggan & Richard Littlemore   "Climate Cover-Up: The Crusade To Deny Global Warming" [9/2009] by James Hoggan, with Richard Littlemore
Kindle Edition from ... [9/00] for $0.00
PUB pb [8/00] for $0.00
hardcover [8/00] for $0.00 out of print/used


"The Fate of Greenland: Lessons from Abrupt Cli..." [] by Philip Conkling

"Empire of The Beetle: How Human Folly and A Tiny Bug Are Killing North America's Great Forests"
[8/2011] by Andrew Nikiforuk

"George Perkins Marsh: Prophet of Conservation" [4/2000] by David Lowenthal and William Cronon
"George Perkins Marsh: Versatile Vermonter" [1958] by David Lowenthal

"Raising Elijah: Protecting Our Children in an Age of Environmental Crisis" [] by Sandra Steingraber

DK Eyewitness Endangered Animals book by Ben Hoare  
"D.K. Eyewitness Books: Endangered Animals" [ages 8-12; 2010]
by Ben Hoare

D.K. Children 11¼x9 library hardcover [8/2010] for $19.99
The World Without Us bestseller book by Alan Weisman  "The World Without Us" [bestseller 2007]
by Alan Weisman

Kindle Edition from Thomas Dunne/Macmillan [2007 edition] for $9.99
Picador 8¼x5½ pb [8/2008] for $15.30
Paw Prints 8¼x5¼ library hardcover [10/2008] for $24.00
Thomas Dunne Books 9¼x6¾ hardcover [7/2007] out of print/hundreds used
author's official booksite
Countdown / Future On Earth book by Alan Weisman  "Countdown: Our Last, Best Hope For A Future On Earth?" [2013]
by Alan Weisman

Book won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, the Paris Book Festival Prize, the Nautilus Gold Book Award, and the Population Institute Global Media Award
Kindle Edition from Little, Brown/Hachette [9/2013] for $9.99
Back Bay Books 8¼x5½ pb [5/2014] for $13.56
Little, Brown & Co. 9½x6½ hardcover [9/2013] for $19.41
Little, Brown & Co. hardcover [9/2013] out of print/used
publisher's book page
'Turn Here Sweet Corn' memoir by Atina Diffley  
"Turn Here Sweet Corn: Organic Farming Works" [2012]
by Atina Diffley

Kindle Edition from Amazon Digital Services [4/2012] for $13.99
Univ Minnesota Press 9x6 pb [8/2013] for $15.22
Univ Minnesota Press 9x6 hardcover [4/2012] for $19.05
Orphaned Land / New Mexico's Environment book by V.B. Price & Nell Farrell  "The Orphaned Land: New Mexico's Environment Since The Manhattan Project" [2011] by V.B. Price, Photographs by Nell Farrell
Univ NM Press 8¾x6 pb [11/2011] for $22.30
Visit Sunny Chernobyl book by Andrew Blackwell  "Visit Sunny Chernobyl: And Other Adventures In The World's Most Polluted Places" [2012] by Andrew Blackwell
Kindle Edition from Rodale Books [5/2012] for $9.99
Rodale Books 8½x5½ pb [5/2013] for $13.43
Rodale Books 9¼x6½ hardcover [5/2012] for $17.70
Global Weirdness / Weather of the Future book by Climate Central  "Global Weirdness: Severe Storms, Deadly Heat Waves, Relentless Drought, Rising Seas, and The Weather of The Future" [2012] by Climate Central "The Trusted Source of Information on All Things Climate-Related"
Kindle Edition from Random House Digital [7/2012] for $11.99
Vintage 8x5 pb [5/2013] for $13.24
Pantheon 8¼x5¼ hardcover [7/2012] for $15.77
Climate Central [est. 2008] official website
American Tuna book by Andrew F. Smith  "American Tuna: The Rise and Fall of An Improbable Food" [2012]
by Andrew F. Smith

Kindle Edition from Univ California Press [8/2012] for $19.22
Univ California Press 9x6 hardcover [8/2012] for $28.36
author's official website
They Tried To Cut It All logging book by Edwin Van Syckle  "They Tried To Cut It All: Grays Harbor - Turbulent Years of Greed and Greatness" [1980] by Edwin Van Syckle
Pacific Search Press 8¾x6 pb [7/81] out of print/used
Friends of the Aberdeen Public Library hardcover [1980] out of print/used
Emerald Horizon / Nature In Iowa book by Cornelia Mutel  "The Emerald Horizon: The History of Nature In Iowa" [2007]
by Cornelia F. Mutel

Univ Iowa Press 9x6 pb [3/2007] for $20.90
Plundered Planet book by Paul Collier  "The Plundered Planet: Why We Must - and How We Can - Manage Nature For Global Prosperity" [2010] by Paul Collier
Oxford Univ Press 8x5½ pb [11/2011] for $11.52
Oxford Univ Press 8¼x5¾ hardcover [5/2010] for $16.55

Periodicals About Earth's Biosphere

National Geographic Magazine [est. 1888] subscription  
National Geographic Magazine [est. 1888]
subscribe at Amazon: 12 issues/year for $15.00 {USA only}
magazine website • entry at Wikipedia
National Wildlife Magazine [est. 1962] subscription  "National Wildlife Magazine" [est. 1962]
Published bi-monthly by the National Wildlife Federation [est. 1936]
subscribe at Amazon: 6 issues/year for $20.00
magazine website • entry at Wikipedia
High Country News biweekly newspaper  "High Country News" biweekly magazine [est. 1970] based in Colorado,
"covering environmental & natural resource issues in the inter-mountain West"

subscribe: 22 issues/year for $47.00
official website • entry at Wikipedia
Orion Nature  Magazine [est. 1982] subscription   "Orion Nature Magazine" [est. 1982]
The first issue of "Orion Nature Quarterly" was published in June 1982; the Orion Society moved from New York City to Great Barrington, Massachusetts in 1996. Recent contributors include Wendell Berry, Cormac Cullinan, Gretel Ehrlich, Derrick Jensen, Barbara Kingsolver, James Howard Kunstler, William Kunstler, Mark Kurlansky, Barry Lopez, Bill McKibben, Michael Pollan, Rebecca Solnit, Sandra Steingraber, and E.O. Wilson
subscribe at Amazon: 6 issues/year for $39.00
Kindle Edition from Amazon Digital Services [9/2011] for $1.99/month
magazine website • entry at Wikipedia

Books About Earth's Biosphere
{ in chronologial order, from 1864 }

Man and Nature 1864 book by George Perkins Marsh  "Man and Nature: Or, Physical Geography As Modified By Human Action" [1864]
by George Perkins Marsh [1801-82]

Univ Michigan Libraries 9x6 pb [10/2011] for $25.80
book entry at Wikipedia
full text online at Library of Congress
A Sand County Almanac  "A Sand County Almanac" [1949 nature classic]
by Aldo Leopold [1887-1948]

Ballantine pb [6/90] for $7.50
2002 edition with photos by Michael Sewell
Oxford Univ Press 12.3x9.3 hardcover [2/2002] for $24.50
1987 Commemorative Edition with additional essays,
and sketches by Charles W. Schwartz

Oxford Univ Press pb [5/89] for $9.56
Oxford Univ Press hardcover [12/87] for $18.70

Sea Around Us  "The Sea Around Us" [1951 bestseller] by Rachel Carson
31 weeks on the New York Times best-seller list
Oxford Univ Press 8x5.3 pb [12/91] for $11.17
Oxford Univ Press hardcover [9/2003] for $31.50

Rachel Carson [1907-64] Page at Spirit of America Bookstore

Silent Spring  "Silent Spring" [1962 bestseller] by Rachel Carson
Mariner 8x5½ pb [10/2002] for $11.20
Houghton Mifflin 8½x5¾ hardcover [10/2002] for $16.80

Rachel Carson [1907-64] Page at Spirit of America Bookstore

The Lorax   "The Lorax" [1971] by Dr. Seuss
A heartfelt ecological warning, a morality play for adults as well as children.
Random House [8/81] hardcover [8/71] for $8.22
Random House pb & audio combo [3/92] out of prodn/used
Lectorum Pubns Spanish edition [1/93] for $11.66
animated cartoon on DVD [10/2003] for $13.03
animated cartoon on VHS [10/2003] for $9.98
Laying Waste / Poisoning of America / Toxic Chemicals book by Michael Harold Brown  
"Laying Waste: The Poisoning of America By Toxic Chemicals" [1981]
by Michael H. Brown

Pocket rev edition mass pb [2/81] out of print/many used
Random House Bookthrift 8¼x5¾ hardcover [10/83] out of print/many used
Extinction, The Causes & Consequences book by Paul R. & Anne H. Ehrlich  "Extinction: The Causes & Consequences of The Disappearance of Species" [1981] by Paul & Anne Ehrlich
Ballantine pb [4/83] out of print/used
Random House hardcover [4/81] out of print/many used
Where The Sky Begins classic book by James Madson  "Where The Sky Began: Land of The Tallgrass Prairie" [1982 classic]
by James Madson [1923–1995], Illustrated by Dycie Madson

Univ Iowa Press 8¾x5¼ pb [4/2004] for $14.96
Random House 8x5½ pb [3/85] out of print/used
Iowa State Press 9x6 hardcover [11/94] out of print/used
End of Nature  "The End of Nature" [1989 classic; revised 1997] by Bill McKibben
Random House 3rd edition pb [6/2006] for $10.17
Tenth Anniversary Edition: Anchor 8x5¼ pb [8/97] for $11.20
Peter Smith 8¼x5¼ hardcover [6/2001] out of print/used
Random House 9¾x6¾ hardcover [9/89] out of print/many used
Ecology of Commerce book by Paul Hawken  "The Ecology of Commerce: A Declaration of Sustainability" [1993 bestseller]
by eco-activist Paul Hawken

HarperBusiness 8x5¼ Revised Edition pb [10/2010] for $12.23
HarperBusiness 8x5¼ pb [6/94] for $11.69
HarperCollins 9¼x6 hardcover [11/93] out of print/used
author's official website
Living Downstream  "Living Downstream: A Scientist's Personal Investigation of Cancer & The Environment" [1997] by Sandra Steingraber
"...as accessible and invaluable as Silent Spring – and potentially as historic."
Washington Post

Vintage 8x5¼ pb [9/98] for $11.20
Perseus 9½x6¼ hardcover [5/97] out of print/used
Reel Nature book by Gregg Mitman  "Reel Nature: America`s Romance With Wildlife On Film" [1999]
by Gregg Mitman

Univ Washington Press 2nd edition 9x6¼ pb [4/2009] for $20.19
Harvard Univ Press 9½x6½ hardcover [12/99] out of print/many used
Canaries On The Rim book by Chip Ward  "Canaries On The Rim: Living Downwind In The West" [2000]
by Chip Ward

Citizens in rural Utah are fighting an uphill battle to prevent 'ecocide'
in the American desert. The struggle is on-going . . .

Verso Books pb [5/2001] for $11.20
Verso Books hardcover [1/2000] for $26.99
Fire In The Turtle House  "Fire In The Turtle House: The Green Sea Turtle & The Fate of The Ocean" [2001]
by Osha Gray Davidson

Public Affairs 8.9x4.8 pb [8/2003] for $10.50
Public Affairs 9½x6½ hardcover [10/2001] for $18.20
Global Warming Beginner's Guide book by Fred Pearce  "Essential Science: Global Warming (A Beginner's Guide To Our Changing Climate)"
[2002] by Fred Pearce

Dorling Kindersley 7x5 pb [4/2002] for $6.95
Extinction  "Extinction: Evolution & The End of Man" [2002]
by Michael Boulter

Columbia Univ Press 8¼x6½ hardcover [11/2002] for $26.00
Guide to Ecology  "A Citizen's Guide To Ecology" [2003]
by Lawrence B. Slobodkin

Oxford Univ Press pb [4/2003] for $10.47
Oxford Univ Press hardcover [5/2003] for $37.62
Strangely Like War / Global Assault On Forests book by Jensen & Draffan  "Strangely Like War: The Global Assault On Forests" [2003]
by Derrick Jensen & George Draffan

Chelsea Green 8½x5½ pb [10/2003] for $10.50
Six Modern Plagues book by Mark Jerome Walters  "Six Modern Plagues: And How We Are Causing Them" [2003]
by Mark Jerome Walters, DVM

Shearwater Books hardcover 8½x6 [10/2003] for $15.40
Red Sky at Morning book by James Gustave Speth  "Red Sky At Morning: America & The Crisis of The Global Environment - A Citizen's Agenda For Action" [2004] by James Gustave Speth {dean at Yale}
Yale Nota Bene pb [3/2005] for $10.88
Yale Univ Press hardcover [2/2004] for $24.00
Strategic Ignorance  "Strategic Ignorance: Why The Bush Administration Is Recklessly Destroying A Century of Environmental Progress" [2004] by Carl Pope & Paul Rauber
Sierra Club Books 8½x6½ pb [5/2006] for $11.53
Sierra Club Books 9¼x6½ hardcover [5/2004] for $15.72
Limits To Growth 30-Year Global Update book  "The Limits To Growth: The 30-Year Global Update" [2004]
by Donella Meadows, Jorgen Randers & Dennis Meadows

Chelsea Green pb [6/2004] for $15.75
Chelsea Green hardcover [6/2004] for $24.50
original "The Limits To Growth" [1972]
NAL pb [10/77] out of print/used

Bush vs. Environment  "Bush vs. The Environment" [2004]
by Robert S. Devine

Anchor pb [6/2004] for $9.00
Rewilding North America book by Dave Foreman  "Rewilding North America: A Vision For Conservation In The 21st Century" [2004]
by Dave Foreman

Island Press 9x6 pb [7/2004] for $23.96
Island Press 9x6¼ hardcover [7/2004] for $50.00
The Rewilding Institute [est. 2003] in Albuquerque, NM
No Turning Back  "No Turning Back: The Life & Death of Animal Species" [2004]
by Richard Ellis

HarperCollins 9¼x6¼ hardcover [8/2004] for $17.65
End of The Line / Overfishing  "The End of The Line: How Overfishing Is Changing The World & What We Eat"
[2004] by Charles Clover

Univ CA Press 8¼x6 pb [3/2008] for $15.52
Ebury Press pb [3/2005] out of print/used
The New Press 8½x6 hardcover [11/2006] for $19.81
Wisdom for a Livable Planet  "Wisdom For A Livable Planet: The Visionary Work of Terri Swearingen, Dave Foreman, Wes Jackson, Helena Norberg-Hodge, Werner Fornos, Herman Daly, Stephen Schneider & David Orr" [2005] by Carl N. McDaniel
Trinity Univ Press 9x6 pb [2/2005] for $12.21
Trinity Univ Press 9¼x6¼ hardcover [2/2005] for $26.40
Silent Snow  "Silent Snow: The Slow Poisoning of The Arctic" [2005]
by Marla Cone

Grove Press 9½x6¼ hardcover [4/2005] for $16.32
Gone Tomorrow, Hidden Life of Garbage book by Heather Rogers  "Gone Tomorrow: The Hidden Life of Garbage" [2005]
by Heather Rogers

New Press 6x5 pb [9/2006] for $10.85
New Press hardcover [10/2005] for $23.95
Ecological Literacy  "Ecological Literacy: Educating Our Children For A Sustainable World" [2005]
Edited by Michael K. Stone & Zenobia Barlow

Sierra Club 9x6 pb [10/2005] for $11.53
Center for EcoLiteracy [est.1995]
Missing Mountains / Kentucky book edited by Johannsen, Mason & Taylor-Hall  "Missing Mountains: We Went To The Mountaintop But It Wasn't There" [2005]
Edited by Kristin Johannsen, Bobbie Ann Mason & Mary Ann Taylor-Hall

Wind Publns 10x7 pb [10/2005] for $10.40
Lost Mountain / Devastation of Appalachia  "Lost Mountain: A Year In The Vanishing Wilderness - Radical Strip Mining & The Devastation of Appalachia" [2006]
by Erik Reece, photography by John J. Cox

Riverhead 8¼x6¾ hardcover [2/2006] for $15.72
Environmental Endgame book by Robert L. Nadeau  "The Environmental Endgame: Mainstream Economics, Ecological Disaster & Human Survival" [2006] by Robert L. Nadeau
"a stimulating and radically new approach to sustainability"
Rutgers Univ Press 9x6¼ hardcover [4/2006] for $16.47
Wildfire / Forest Policy  "Wildfire: A Century of Failed Forest Policy" [2006]
Edited by George Wuerthner

Island Press 9x6 pb [8/2006] for $23.10
Island Press 16x12½ pb [6/2006] for $29.70
Island Press 13½x12 hardcover [6/2006] for $54.00
End of The Wild  
"The End of The Wild" [2006]
by Stephen M. Meyer

"a to-the-point, X-ray-explicit diagnosis of the state of the biosphere"
M.I.T. Press/Boston Review 7¼x4¾ hardcover [9/2006] for $10.61
This Moment On Earth  "This Moment On Earth: Today's New Environmentalists & Their Vision For The Future" [2007] by John Kerry & Teresa Heinz Kerry
PublicAffairs hardcover [3/2007] for $14.25
Tantor Media audio CD [4/2007] for $19.79
official book site
Moving Mountains / Big Coal  "Moving Mountains: How One Woman & Her Community Won Justice From Big Coal" [2007] by Penny Loeb
Univ Press of KY 9x6¼ hardcover [7/2007] for $18.45
Science Magazine's State of the Planet  "Science Magazine's State of the Planet, 2008-2009: With A Special Section On Energy & Sustainability" [2008] by Donald Kennedy & the Editors of Science
Kindle Edition from Island Press [12/2008] for $14.74
Island Press 10x7 pb [12/2008] for $21.26
Island Press 10x7 hardcover [12/2008] for $38.00
"Science Magazine's State of The Planet 2006-2007" [2006]
by Donald Kennedy & the Editors of Science

Island Press 10x7 pb [6/2006] for $4.04 [sic]
Island Press 10x7 hardcover [6/2006] out of print/used

Appalachians Fighting Mountaintop Removal book by Silas House & Jason Howard  "Something's Rising: Appalachians Fighting Mountaintop Removal" [2009]
by Silas House & Jason Howard

Univ Press of Kentucky 9x6 pb [1/2011] for $15.97
Univ Press of Kentucky 9x6¼ hardcover [3/2009] for $14.57
Rewilding the World book by Caroline Fraser  "Rewilding The World: Dispatches From The Conservation Revolution" [2009]
by Caroline Fraser

Picador 8¼x5½ pb [11/2010] for $12.24
Metropolitan Books 9¼x6 hardcover [12/2009] for $21.66
official book site
Future of American Environmentalism book by Paul Wapner  "Living Through The End of Nature: The Future of American Environmentalism"
[2010] by Paul Wapner

M.I.T. Press 8¼x5¾ hardcover [3/2010] for $14.93
How Our Economy Is Undermining The Environmental Revolution book by Heather Rogers  "Green Gone Wrong: How Our Economy Is Undermining The Environmental Revolution" [2010] by Heather Rogers
Scribner 9x6 hardcover [4/2010] for $17.16
On the Grid, the Systems that Make Our World Work book by Scott Huler  "On The Grid: A Plot of Land, An Average Neighborhood, and The Systems That Make Our World Work" [2010] by Scott Huler
Rodale Books 9x6 hardcover [5/2010] for $16.49
Moby Duck book by Donovan Hohn  "Moby-Duck: The True Story of 28,800 Bath Toys Lost At Sea and of The Beach-combers, Oceanographers, Environmentalists, and Fools, Including The Author, Who Went In Search of Them" [2011] by Donovan Hohn
Penguin pb [2/2012] for $12.80
Viking 9¼x6½ hardcover [3/2011] for $16.83
Four Fish Last Wild Food book by Paul Greenberg  "Four Fish: The Future of The Last Wild Food" N.Y. Times bestseller [2010]
by Paul Greenberg

Penguin 8x5¼ pb [5/2011] for $10.88
Penguin Press 9¼x6¼ hardcover [7/2010] for $15.63
Beekeeper's Lament book by Hannah Nordhaus  "The Beekeeper's Lament: How One Man and Half A Billion Honey Bees Help Feed America" [2011] by Hannah Nordhaus
Harper Perennial 7¾x5¼ pb [5/2011] for $9.64
Mountains of Injustice book edited by Michele Morrone & Geoffrey L. Buckley  "Mountains of Injustice: Social and Environmental Justice In Appalachia" [2011]
Edited by Michele Morrone & Geoffrey L. Buckley

Ohio Univ Press hardcover [11/2011] for $49.95

Loosed upon the World Anthology of Climate Fiction book edited by John Joseph Adams  "Loosed Upon The World: The Saga Anthology of Climate Fiction" [2015]
Edited & Introduction by John Joseph Adams, Afterword by Ramez Naam

26 stories from Charlie Jane Anders, Margaret Atwood, Chris Bachelder, Paolo Bacigalupi (2), Gregory Benford, Tobias Buckell & Karl Schroeder, Tobias S. Buckell, Sarah Castle, Craig DeLancey, Toiya Kristen Finley, Alan Dean Foster, Jason Gurley, Nancy Kress, Seanan McGuire, Sean McMullen, Nicole Feldringer, Angela Penrose, Chen Qiufan, Kim Stanley Robinson, Karl Schroeder, Jim Shepard, Robert Silverberg, Vandana Singh, Cat Sparks, and Jean-Louis Trudel
Kindle Edition from Simon & Schuster Digital Sales [9/2015] for $11.99
Saga Press pb [9/2015] for $16.99
Saga Press hardcover [9/2015] for $24.49

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Books on The Water Crisis

"Without water we are nothing. Even an emperor, denied water, would swiftly turn to dust.
Water is the real monarch and we are all its slaves." — Salman Rushdie

Oceans, Our Last Resource book by Wesley Marx  
"The Oceans: Our Last Resource" [1982] by Wesley Marx
Random House hardcover [6/82] out of print/many used
Cadillac Desert book by Marc Reisner  "Cadillac Desert: The American West & Its Disappearing Water"
[orig 1986; rev 1993] by Marc Reisner

Penguin 8½x5½ pb [1/93] for $11.56
Viking 9½x6¼ hardcover [8/86] out of print/used
Fresh Water book by E.C. Pielou  "Fresh Water" [1998] by E.C. Pielou
"A solid contribution to environmental literacy."
Univ Chicago Press 8x6 pb [4/2000] for $11.20
Univ Chicago Press 8.3x6½ hardcover [9/98] for $16.80
Water by Marq de Villiers  "Water: The Fate of Our Most Precious Resource" [2000]
by Canadian journalist Marq de Villiers

Mariner 8¼x5½ pb [7/2001] for $10.50
Houghton Mifflin 8½x5¾ hardcover [1/2000] out of print/used
Blue Gold   "Blue Gold: The Fight To Stop The Corporate Theft of The World's Water"
[2002] by Maude Barlow & Tony Clarke

New Press 9¼x6 pb [4/2003] for $11.87
New Press 9.4x6½ hardcover [4/2002] out of print/used
Water Wars   "Water Wars: Drought, Flood, Folly & The Politics of Thirst" [2002]
by Diane Raines Ward

"A solidly researched, eminently accessible book on the world's water situation."
— Bernadette Murphy, Los Angeles Times

Riverhead Books 9½x6.3 hardcover [8/2002] for $17.47
Deep Water   "Deep Water: The Epic Struggle Over Dams, Displaced People & The Environment" [2005] by Jacques Leslie
FS&G 9½x6¼ hardcover [9/2005] for $16.50
When the Rivers Run Dry book by Fred Pearce  "When The Rivers Run Dry: Water - The Defining Crisis of The Twenty-First Century" [2006] by Fred Pearce
Beacon Press 9x6 pb [3/2007] for $10.88
Beacon Press 9x6 hardcover [3/2006] out of print/many used
Blue Covenant / Global Water Crisis book by Maude Barlow  "Blue Covenant: The Global Water Crisis and The Coming Battle For The Right To Water" [2008] by Maude Barlow
New Press 8x5½ pb [6/2009] for $11.53
New Press 8½x6 hardcover [2/2008] out of print/many used
Harvest The Rain book by Nate Downey  "Harvest The Rain: How To Enrich Your Life By Seeing Every Storm As A Resource" [2009] by Nate Downey
available at official booksite
Sea Sick Global Ocean Crisis book by Alanna Mitchell  "Sea Sick: The Global Ocean In Crisis" [2009] by Alanna Mitchell
book won the Grantham Prize: Honoring Exceptional Environmental Journalism
Univ Chicago Press pb [9/2011] for $12.24
Univ Chicago Press 9½x6½ hardcover [10/2009] for $17.50
McClelland & Stewart 8½x5¾ import hardcover [3/2009] out of print/used
Bottlemania book by Elizabeth Boyle  "Bottlemania: Big Business, Local Springs, and The Battle Over America's Drinking Water" [2009] by Elizabeth Boyle
Bloomsbury 8x5½ pb [7/2009] for $11.70
Dirty Water / Clean Up book by Bill Sharpsteen  "Dirty Water: One Man's Fight To Clean Up One of The World's Most-Polluted Bays"
[2010] by Bill Sharpsteen

In 1985, many scientists considered California's Santa Monica Bay to be one of the most-polluted bodies of water in the world. Howard Bennett happily (and ignorantly) swam in it every morning. He learned by accident that Los Angeles had applied for a waiver from the Clean Water Act to continue discharging partially-treated sewage into the bay – and he fought back in innovative ways.
Univ CA Press 8¼x5¾ hardcover [1/2010] for $20.90
National Geographic Special Issue "Water: Our Thirsty World" magazine April 2010  National Geographic Special Issue "Water: Our Thirsty World" [April 2010]
Special Issue / Table of Contents
issue not yet available online in Special Editions Dept.

National Geographic Magazine [est. 1888]
magazine subscription (12 issues/year) for $15.00 {USA only}
magazine website

Running Out of Water book by Peter Rogers & Susan Leal  
"Running Out of Water: The Looming Crisis and Solutions To Conserve Our Most Precious Resource" [2010]
by Peter Rogers & Susan Leal, Foreword by Congressman Edward J. Markey

Palgrave Macmillan 9¼x6½ hardcover [8/2010] for $16.50
National Geographic Special Issue "Ocean" photos September 2010  National Geographic Special Issue "Ocean" [Sept 2010]
with exclusive photos of the Gulf disaster

Special Issue / Table of Contents {not available online}
issue available online in Special Editions Dept. for $12.99
National Geographic Magazine [est. 1888]
magazine subscription (12 issues/year) for $15.00 {USA only}
magazine website
Oceana, Endangered Oceans book by Ted Danson & Michael D'Orso  "Oceana: Our Endangered Oceans and What We Can Do to Save Them" [2011]
by Ted Danson & Michael D'Orso

Rodale Books hardcover [3/2011] for $19.57

Oceana Foundation: Protecting The World's Oceans [est. 2001]

Climate Change and The Future of The American Southwest book by William deBuys  "A Great Aridness: Climate Change and The Future of The American Southwest"
[2011] by William deBuys

Staggering population growth and the intensifying effects of climate change are driving the oasis-based society of the Southwest United States close to the brink of a Dust-Bowl-scale catastrophe.
Oxford Univ Press hardcover [11/2011] for $18.26
author's official website
Thinking Like a Watershed book edited by Jack & Celestia Loeffler  "Thinking Like A Watershed: Voices From The West" [2012]
Edited by Jack & Celestia Loeffler

Editor Jack Loeffler worked with eco-activist Edward Abbey [1927-89]
Kindle Edition from Univ New Mexico Press [10/2012] for $17.30
Univ New Mexico Press 9x6 pb [10/2012] for $18.21
The Water Knife novel by Paolo Bacigalupi  "The Water Knife: A Novel" [2015] by Paolo Bacigalupi
Three people – Angel Velasquez, trained as a 'water knife'; Lucy Monroe, a hardened journalist; and Maria Villarosa, a young migrant who dreams of escaping north to places where water still falls from the sky – team up within the chaos of a prolonged drought and find themselves pawns in a game far bigger, more corrupt, and dirtier than any of them could have imagined.
Kindle Edition from Knopf/Random House [5/2015] for $10.99
Orbit U.K. 9¼x6 pb [5/2015] out of print/used
Knopf 9½x6¾ deckle-edge hardcover [5/2015] for $17.74
Sea Power book by Admiral James Stavridis  "Sea Power: The History and Geopolitics of The World's Oceans" [2017]
by Admiral James Stavridis, USN (Ret)
, former Supreme Allied Commander at N.A.T.O.
Yes, the book is about the history of military navies, but the extant geopolitics of it all has major impact on the ecology of those same oceans
Kindle Edition from Penguin Press [6/2017] for $12.99
Penguin Books 8½x5½ pb [6/2018] for $13.85
Penguin Press 9½x6½ hardcover [6/2017] for $16.76
Replenish / Water and Prosperity book by Sandra Postel  
"Replenish: The Virtuous Cycle of Water and Prosperity" [2017]
by Sandra Postel

Kindle Edition from Island Press [10/2017] for $15.65
Island Press 9x6 hardcover [10/2017] for $22.06

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