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Nature/Environment/Food Justice

Nature Swagger: Stories and Visions of Black Joy in the Outdoors By Rue Mapp Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9781797214290
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Published: Chronicle Books - November 1st, 2022

An exquisite combination of beautiful photography and compelling stories, this book from Outdoor Afro founder, Rue Mapp, celebrates Black joy in nature.

Filled with breathtaking photography, inspiring stories, profiles, and spotlights from Outdoor Afro group members, prominent Black leaders in outdoor spaces, and other organizations, this book inspires Black communities to reclai


The Intersectional Environmentalist: How to Dismantle Systems of Oppression to Protect People + Planet By Leah Thomas Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9780316279291
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Published: Voracious - March 8th, 2022

From the 2022 TIME100 Next honoree and the activist who coined the term comes a primer on intersectional environmentalism for the next generation of activists looking to create meaningful, inclusive, and sustainable change. 

The Intersectional Environmentalist examines the inextricable link between environmentalism, racism, and privilege, and promo


Woodsqueer: Crafting a Sustainable Rural Life By Gretchen Legler Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9781595349590
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Published: Trinity University Press - February 15th, 2022

"Woodsqueer" is sometimes used to describe the mindset of a person who has taken to the wild for an extended period of time. Gretchen Legler is no stranger to life away from the rapid-fire pace of the twenty-first century, which can often lead to a kind of stir-craziness.


How Far the Light Reaches: A Life in Ten Sea Creatures By Sabrina Imbler Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780316540537
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Published: Little, Brown and Company - December 6th, 2022

A fascinating tour of creatures from the surface to the deepest ocean floor, inviting us to envision wilder, grander, and more abundant possibilities for the way we live.


The Mycocultural Revolution: Transforming Our World with Mushrooms, Lichens, and Other Fungi (Good Life) By Peter McCoy Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781621065142
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Published: Microcosm Publishing - November 29th, 2022

Discover the glorious world of mushrooms, lichens, and micro fungi, as described by Peter McCoy, one of today's foremost experts in the field. Covering the essential information and skills for identifying, cultivating, and celebrating the uniqueness of fungi, this book enables anyone to quickly and easily engage in the art and science of mycology--the study of fungi.


Urban Foraging: Find, Gather, and Cook 50 Wild Plants By Lisa M. Rose, Miriam Doan (Photographs by) Cover Image
By Lisa M. Rose, Miriam Doan (Photographs by)
$20.00
ISBN: 9781643260839
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Published: Timber Press - October 11th, 2022

Your city is full of wild food, you just need to know where to find it.

Take a stroll to discover the ingredients for a wild apple tarte tatin. Turn the lilac bush found in a vacant lot into a delicious, delicately flavored jelly for your morning pastry. Discover a new way to feast on fresh food. Urban Foraging is a stylish, scrumptious guide to wildcrafting in the city.


Conversations with Birds By Priyanka Kumar Cover Image
$28.00
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ISBN: 9781571313997
Published: Milkweed Editions - November 8th, 2022

"Birds are my almanac. They tune me into the seasons, and into myself." So begins this lively collection of essays by acclaimed filmmaker and novelist Priyanka Kumar. Growing up at the feet of the Himalayas in northern India, Kumar took for granted her immersion in a lush natural world.


American Wildflowers: A Literary Field Guide By Susan Barba (Editor), Leanne Shapton (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Susan Barba (Editor), Leanne Shapton (Illustrator)
$29.99
ISBN: 9781419760167
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Published: Abrams - November 8th, 2022

Organized as a field guide, a literary anthology filled with classic and contemporary poems and essays inspired by wildflowers—perfect for writers, artists, and botanists alike

American Wildflowers: A Literary Field Guide collects poems, essays, and letters from the 1700s to the present that focus on wildflowers and their place in our culture and in the natural world


What a Mushroom Lives for: Matsutake and the Worlds They Make By Michael J. Hathaway Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9780691225883
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Published: Princeton University Press - April 26th, 2022

How the prized matsutake mushroom is remaking human communities in China--and providing new ways to understand human and more-than-human worlds


Fen, Bog and Swamp: A Short History of Peatland Destruction and Its Role in the Climate Crisis By Annie Proulx Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9781982173357
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Published: Scribner - September 27th, 2022

*One of Time Magazine’s Most Anticipated Books* Named a Best Book of the Year So Far by The New Yorker *

From Pulitzer Prize winner Annie Proulx, this riveting deep dive into the history of our wetlands and what their systematic destruction means for the planet “is both an enchanting work of nature writing and a rousing call to action” (Esquire


Grounded: A Guided Journal to Help You Reconnect with the Power of Nature—and Yourself By Patricia H. Hasbach Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781507218105
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Published: Adams Media - May 10th, 2022

Interact with nature—both inside your home and out—with this beautifully illustrated, inspirational, and interactive journal to help you reconnect with the great outdoors.

Contact with nature is good for our psychological and physical health and has been proven to reduce stress, restore attention fatigue, ease depression and anxiety, and foster creativity.


Lost Feast: Culinary Extinction and the Future of Food By Lenore Newman Cover Image
$21.95
ISBN: 9781770416727
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Published: ECW Press - April 5th, 2022

"Edifying and entertaining." -- Foreword Reviews, starred review

Taste Canada Silver Award Winner and Finalist for the Science Writers and Communicators of Canada Award

A rollicking exploration of the history and future of our favorite foods


We Are the ARK: Returning Our Gardens to Their True Nature Through Acts of Restorative Kindness By Mary Reynolds, Ruth Evans (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Mary Reynolds, Ruth Evans (Illustrator)
$30.00
ISBN: 9781643261782
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Published: Timber Press - October 25th, 2022

“Reynolds gives us a much-needed reason for hope.


Fat Girls Hiking: An Inclusive Guide to Getting Outdoors at Any Size or Ability By Summer Michaud-Skog Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9781643260396
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Published: Timber Press - March 29th, 2022

“An invaluable guide…Kudos to the author for changing the narrative on inclusiveness, breaking down stereotypes, and building body positivity.” —Booklist

From the founder of the Fat Girls Hiking community comes an inclusive, inspiring call to the outdoors for people of all body types, sizes, and backgrounds.


The Promise of Multispecies Justice By Sophie Chao (Editor) Cover Image
By Sophie Chao (Editor)
$30.99
ISBN: 9781478018896
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Published: Duke University Press - November 8th, 2022

What are the possibilities for multispecies justice? How do social justice struggles intersect with the lives of animals, plants, and other creatures? Leading thinkers in anthropology, geography, philosophy, speculative fiction, poetry, and contemporary art answer these questions from diverse grounded locations.


How I Became a Tree By Sumana Roy Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780300268140
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Published: Yale University Press - September 20th, 2022

An exquisite, lovingly crafted meditation on plants, trees, and our place in the natural world, in the tradition of Robin Wall Kimmerer’s Braiding Sweetgrass and Annie Dillard’s Pilgrim at Tinker Creek

“Sumana Roy has written—grown—a radiant and wondrous book.”—Robert Macfarlane, author of The Old Ways: A Journey on Fo


African American Herbalism: A Practical Guide to Healing Plants and Folk Traditions By Lucretia VanDyke Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781646043521
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Published: Ulysses Press - October 4th, 2022

Discover the roots of modern-day herbal remedies, plant medicine, holistic rituals, natural recipes, and more that were created by African American herbal healers throughout history.

This first-of-its-kind herbal guide takes you through the origins of herbal practices rooted in African American tradition—from Ancient Egypt and the African tropics to the Caribbean and&


Returning the Self to Nature: Undoing Our Collective Narcissism and Healing Our Planet By Jeanine M. Canty Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9781611809749
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Published: Shambhala - November 1st, 2022

Using the lens of ecopsychology, Returning the Self to Nature shows that the pervasive and extreme forms of narcissism we find in many modern societies are fundamentally the result of alienation from the natural world. But it doesn't have to be that way.


Finding the Mother Tree: Discovering the Wisdom of the Forest By Suzanne Simard Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780525565994
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Published: Vintage - June 21st, 2022

NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER • From the world's leading forest ecologist who forever changed how people view trees and their connections to one another and to other living things in the forest—a moving, deeply personal journey of discovery


1,001 Voices on Climate Change: Everyday Stories of Flood, Fire, Drought, and Displacement from Around the World By Devi Lockwood Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781982146733
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Published: S&S/Simon Element - June 21st, 2022

Join journalist Devi Lockwood on this “monumental achievement” (Richard Moor, bestselling author of On Trails) as she bikes around the world collecting personal stories about how flood, fire, drought, and rising seas are changing communities.

It’s official: apocalyptic climate predictions finally came true.


Sacred Nature: Restoring Our Ancient Bond with the Natural World By Karen Armstrong Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780593319437
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Published: Knopf - September 6th, 2022

From one of the most original thinkers on the role of religion in the modern world, a profound exploration of the spiritual power of nature—and an urgent call to reclaim that power in everyday life.


The Healing Garden: Cultivating and Handcrafting Herbal Remedies By Juliet Blankespoor Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780358313380
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Published: Harvest - April 5th, 2022

A comprehensive and lushly photographed guide to growing and using healing plants, including recipes, from the founder of the Chestnut School of Herbal Medicine

This is the ultimate reference for anyone looking to bring the beauty and therapeutic properties of plants into their garden, kitchen, and home apothecary.


Grow Now: How We Can Save Our Health, Communities, and Planet—One Garden at a Time By Emily Murphy Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9781643260471
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Published: Timber Press - February 1st, 2022

Grow Now is an earth manual that applies to everyone, everywhere. Regenerating life begins with our hands, the soil, and our heart. Take this book and go outside, stay outside, and transform.” —Paul Hawken, author of Drawdown and Regeneration

Did you know you can have a garden that’s equal parts food source and wildlife haven?


Islands of Abandonment: Nature Rebounding in the Post-Human Landscape By Cal Flyn Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781984878212
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Published: Penguin Books - June 14th, 2022

A beautiful, lyrical exploration of the places where nature is flourishing in our absence
 
"[Flyn] captures the dread, sadness, and wonder of beholding the results of humanity's destructive impulse, and she arrives at a new appreciation of life, 'all the stranger and more valuable for its resilence.'" --The New Yorker


An Immense World: How Animal Senses Reveal the Hidden Realms Around Us By Ed Yong Cover Image
By Ed Yong
$30.00
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ISBN: 9780593133231
Published: Random House - June 21st, 2022

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A “thrilling” (The New York Times), “dazzling” (The Wall Street Journal) tour of the radically different ways that animals perceive the world that will fill you with wonder and forever alter your perspective, by Pulitzer Prize–winning science journalist Ed Yong
 


Healing Grounds: Climate, Justice, and the Deep Roots of Regenerative Farming By Liz Carlisle, Ricardo Salvador (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Liz Carlisle, Ricardo Salvador (Foreword by)
$28.00
ISBN: 9781642832211
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Published: Island Press - March 10th, 2022

A powerful movement is happening in farming today—farmers are reconnecting with their roots to fight climate change. For one woman, that’s meant learning her tribe’s history to help bring back the buffalo. For another, it’s meant preserving forest purchased by her great-great-uncle, among the first wave of African Americans to buy land.


Inherited Silence: Listening to the Land, Healing the Colonizer Mind By Louise Dunlap Cover Image
$26.39
ISBN: 9781613321706
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Published: New Village Press - September 6th, 2022

An insightful look at the historical damages early colonizers of America caused and how their descendants may recognize and heal the harm done to the earth and the native peoples


Wild Spectacle: Seeking Wonders in a World Beyond Humans By Janisse Ray Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9781595349873
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Published: Trinity University Press - August 23rd, 2022

Looking for adventure and continuing a process of self-discovery, Janisse Ray has repeatedly set out to immerse herself in wildness, to be wild, and to learn what wildness can teach us.


Active Hope (Revised): How to Face the Mess We're in with Unexpected Resilience and Creative Power By Joanna Macy, Chris Johnstone Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9781608687107
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Published: New World Library - June 14th, 2022

The challenges we face can be difficult even to think about. Climate change, war, political polarization, economic upheaval, and the dying back of nature together create a planetary emergency of overwhelming proportions.


We Are Each Other’s Harvest: Celebrating African American Farmers, Land, and Legacy By Natalie Baszile Cover Image
$39.99
ISBN: 9780062932563
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Published: Amistad - April 6th, 2021

A WALL STREET JOURNAL FAVORITE FOOD BOOK OF THE EAR

From the author of Queen Sugar—now a critically acclaimed series on OWN directed by Ava Duvernay—comes a beautiful exploration and celebration of black farming in America. 


Freedom Farmers: Agricultural Resistance and the Black Freedom Movement (Justice) By Monica M. White, Ladonna Redmond (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Monica M. White, Ladonna Redmond (Foreword by)
$21.95
ISBN: 9781469663890
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Published: University of North Carolina Press - February 1st, 2021

In May 1967, internationally renowned activist Fannie Lou Hamer purchased forty acres of land in the Mississippi Delta, launching the Freedom Farms Cooperative (FFC).


Red Deal: Indigenous Action to Save Our Earth By The Red Nation Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9781942173434
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Published: Common Notions - April 20th, 2021

When the Red Nation released their call for a Red Deal, it generated coverage in places from Teen Vogue to Jacobin to the New Republic, was endorsed by the DSA, and has galvanized organizing and action. Now, in response to popular demand, the Red Nation expands their original statement filling in the histories and ideas that formed it and forwarding a


Southeast Medicinal Plants: Identify, Harvest, and Use 106 Wild Herbs for Health and Wellness (Medicinal Plants Series) By CoreyPine Shane Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781643260075
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Published: Timber Press - November 9th, 2021

Wildcraft Your Way to Wellness

In Southeast Medicinal Plants, herbalist CoreyPine Shane is your trusted guide to finding, identifying, harvesting, and using 106 of the region’s most powerful wild plants. Readers will learn how to safely and ethically forage, and how to use wild plants in herbal medicines, including teas, tinctures, and salves.


Saving the Wild South: The Fight for Native Plants on the Brink of Extinction By Georgann Eubanks Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9781469664903
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Published: University of North Carolina Press - October 19th, 2021

The American South is famous for its astonishingly rich biodiversity. In this book, Georgann Eubanks takes a wondrous trek from Alabama to North Carolina to search out native plants that are endangered and wavering on the edge of erasure.


The Heirloom Gardener: Traditional Plants and Skills for the Modern World By John Forti Cover Image
$27.50
ISBN: 9781604699937
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Published: Timber Press - June 22nd, 2021

“Part essay collection, part gardening guide, The Heirloom Gardener encourages readers to embrace heirloom seeds and traditions, serving as a well-needed reminder to slow down and reconnect with nature.” —Modern Farmer

Modern life is a cornucopia of technological wonders. But is something precious being lost?


Graceland, at Last: Notes on Hope and Heartache from the American South By Margaret Renkl Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781571311849
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Published: Milkweed Editions - September 14th, 2021

Winner of the 2022 Southern Book Prize

Winner of the PEN/Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award for the Art of the Essay

An Indie Next Selection for September 2021

A Book Marks Best Reviewed Essay Collection of 2021

A Literary Hub Most Anticipated Book of 2021


Rooted: Life at the Crossroads of Science, Nature, and Spirit By Lyanda Lynn Haupt Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780316426480
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Published: Little, Brown Spark - May 4th, 2021

Deepen your connection to the natural world with this inspiring meditation, "a path to the place where science and spirit meet" (Robin Wall Kimmerer).

In Rooted, cutting-edge science supports a truth that poets, artists, mystics, and earth-based cultures across the world have proclaimed over millennia: life on this planet is radically interconnected.


Entangled Life: How Fungi Make Our Worlds, Change Our Minds & Shape Our Futures By Merlin Sheldrake Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780525510321
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - April 13th, 2021

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A “brilliant [and] entrancing” (The Guardian) journey into the hidden lives of fungi—the great connectors of the living world—and their astonishing and intimate roles in human life, with the power to heal our bodies, expand our minds, and help us address our most urgent environmental problems.


Vesper Flights By Helen MacDonald Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780802158673
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Published: Grove Press - July 13th, 2021

From the New York Times bestselling author of H is for Hawk and winner of the Samuel Johnson Prize for nonfiction, comes a transcendent collection of essays about the human relationship to the natural world.


All We Can Save: Truth, Courage, and Solutions for the Climate Crisis By Ayana Elizabeth Johnson (Editor), Katharine K. Wilkinson (Editor) Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780593237083
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Published: One World - July 20th, 2021

NATIONAL BESTSELLER • Provocative and illuminating essays from women at the forefront of the climate movement who are harnessing truth, courage, and solutions to lead humanity forward.

“A powerful read that fills one with, dare I say . . . hope?”—The New York Times

 


Oak Flat: A Fight for Sacred Land in the American West By Lauren Redniss Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9780399589737
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - November 9th, 2021

NATIONAL BESTSELLER • 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


Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants By Robin Wall Kimmerer Cover Image
$35.00
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 By Aimee Nezhukumatathil, Fumi Nakamura (Illustrator) Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9781571313652
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Published: Milkweed Editions - September 8th, 2020

"Hands-down one of the most beautiful books of the year." --NPR

From beloved, award-winning poet Aimee Nezhukumatathil comes a debut work of nonfiction--a collection of essays about the natural world, and the way its inhabitants can teach, support, and inspire us.