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Nature/Environment/Food Justice

Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants Cover Image
$31.50
ISBN: 9781571311771
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Published: Milkweed Editions - October 13th, 2020

A New York Times Bestseller
A Washington Post Bestseller
A Los Angeles Times Bestseller
Named a "Best Essay Collection of the Decade" by Literary Hub
A Book Riot "Favorite Summer Read of 2020"
A Food Tank Fall 2020 Reading Recommendation


World of Wonders: In Praise of Fireflies, Whale Sharks, and Other Astonishments Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781571313652
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Published: Milkweed Editions - September 8th, 2020

Barnes & Noble 2020 Book of the Year
A Kirkus Prize Finalist for Nonfiction
A Southern Book Prize Finalist
An NPR Best Book of 2020
An Esquire Best Book of 2020
A BookPage Best Book of 2020
A New York Public Library Best Book of 2020


Iwígara: American Indian Ethnobotanical Traditions and Science Cover Image
$31.46
ISBN: 9781604698800
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Published: Timber Press - September 15th, 2020

Tap into thousands of years of plant knowledge

The belief that all life-forms are interconnected and share the same breath—known in the Rarámuri tribe as iwígara—has resulted in a treasury of knowledge about the natural world, passed down for millennia by native cultures.


Black Food Matters: Racial Justice in the Wake of Food Justice Cover Image
By Hanna Garth (Editor), Ashanté M. Reese (Editor)
$30.80
ISBN: 9781517908140
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Published: Univ Of Minnesota Press - October 27th, 2020

An in-depth look at Black food and the challenges it faces today

For Black Americans, the food system is broken. When it comes to nutrition, Black consumers experience an unjust and inequitable distribution of resources.


Reclaiming the Commons: Biodiversity, Traditional Knowledge, and the Rights of Mother Earth Cover Image
By Vandana Shiva, Ronnie Cummins (Foreword by)
$15.26
ISBN: 9780907791782
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Published: Synergetic Press - July 14th, 2020

Reclaiming the Commons: Biodiversity, Traditional Knowledge, and the Rights of Mother Earth lays out the scientific, legal, political, and cultural struggle to defend the sovereignty of biodiversity and indigenous knowledge.


The Earth in Her Hands: 75 Extraordinary Women Working in the World of Plants Cover Image
$31.50
ISBN: 9781604699029
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Published: Timber Press - March 3rd, 2020

“An informative and celebratory resource.” —Booklist 

In this beautiful and empowering book, Jennifer Jewell—host of public radio’s award-winning program and podcast Cultivating Place—introduces 75 inspiring women.


Erosion: Essays of Undoing Cover Image
$16.20
ISBN: 9781250758248
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Published: Picador - October 13th, 2020

Fierce, timely, and unsettling essays from an important and beloved writer and conservationist


The Radiant Lives of Animals Cover Image
$17.96
ISBN: 9780807047927
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Published: Beacon Press - October 13th, 2020

From a celebrated Chickasaw writer, a spiritual meditation, in prose and poetry, on our relationship to the animal world, in an illustrated gift package.


Wisdom from a Humble Jellyfish: And Other Self-Care Rituals from Nature Cover Image
$15.29
ISBN: 9780062931733
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Published: Dey Street Books - April 28th, 2020

A delightfully illustrated guide to harnessing the rhythms of nature for self-care.

We could all learn a thing or two about living in balance from our friends in the plant and animal kingdom.


Wild Mushrooms: A Cookbook and Foraging  Guide Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781510749436
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Published: Skyhorse - October 20th, 2020

"Whether you get your mushrooms from the supermarket or the forest floor, a worthy addition to your library."
Star Tribune

Get ready to fall in love with wild mushrooms!


A Terrible Thing to Waste: Environmental Racism and Its Assault on the American Mind Cover Image
$16.19
ISBN: 9780316509442
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Published: Little, Brown Spark - August 4th, 2020

A "powerful and indispensable" look at the devastating consequences of environmental racism (Gerald Markowitz) and what we can do to remedy its toxic effects on marginalized communities -- featuring a new preface on COVID-19 risk factors.


Vesper Flights Cover Image
$24.30
ISBN: 9780802128812
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Published: Grove Press - August 25th, 2020

Animals don't exist in order to teach us things, but that is what they have always done, and most of what they teach us is what we think we know about ourselves.


On Fire: The (Burning) Case for a Green New Deal Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781982129927
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Published: Simon & Schuster - September 1st, 2020

#1 New York Times and internationally bestselling author Naomi Klein makes the case for a Green New Deal in this “keenly argued, well-researched, and impassioned” manifesto (The Washington Post).

An instant bestseller, On Fire shows Klein at her most prophetic and philosophical, investigating the climate crisis not only as a profound political challen


The Story of More: How We Got to Climate Change and Where to Go from Here Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780525563389
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Published: Vintage - March 3rd, 2020

“Hope Jahren is the voice that science has been waiting for.” —Nature

“A superb account of the deadly struggle between humanity and what may prove the only life-bearing planet within ten light years, written in a brilliantly sardonic and conversational style.” —E. O. Wilson


All We Can Save: Truth, Courage, and Solutions for the Climate Crisis Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780593237069
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Published: One World - September 22nd, 2020

Provocative and illuminating essays from women at the forefront of the climate movement who are harnessing truth, courage, and solutions to lead humanity forward.
 
NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY SMITHSONIAN MAGAZINE


Oak Flat: A Fight for Sacred Land in the American West Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780399589720
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Published: Random House - November 17th, 2020

NEW YORK TIMES EDITORS’ CHOICE • A powerful work of visual nonfiction about three generations of an Apache family struggling to protect sacred land from a multinational mining corporation, by MacArthur “Genius” and National Book Award finalist Lauren Redniss, the acclaimed author of Thunder & Lightning.