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Learn about the Earth on our place on it with Schaffer Library's 14 most impactful environmental book picks. Click on each book to find out more and to find it in our catalog!


Climate Changed : A Personal Journey Through The Science

What are the causes and consequences of climate change? When the scale is so big, can an individual make any difference? Documentary, diary, and masterwork graphic novel, this up-to-date look at our planet and how we live on it explains what global warming is all about.

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Farm City : The Education Of An Urban Farmer

When Novella Carpenter--captivated by the idea of backyard self-sufficiency as the daughter of two back-to-the-earth hippies--moves to a ramshackle house in inner-city Oakland and discovers a weed-choked, garbage-strewn abandoned lot next door, she closes her eyes and pictures heirloom tomatoes, a beehive, and a chicken coop.

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The Hockey Stick And The Climate Wars : Dispatches From The Front Lines

The ongoing assault on climate science in the United States has never been more aggressive, more blatant, or more widely publicized than in the case of the Hockey Stick.

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Hot, Flat, and Crowded: Why We Need a Green Revolution – and How It Can Renew America

Friedman explains how global warming, rapidly growing populations, and the expansion of the world’s middle class through globalization have produced a dangerously unstable planet--one that is "hot, flat, and crowded."

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An Inconvenient Truth : The Planetary Emergency Of Global Warming And What We Can Do About It

The climate crisis may at times appear to be happening slowly, but in fact it is happening very quickly -- and has become a true planetary emergency.

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A Sand County Almanac & Other Writings On Ecology And Conservation

A Sand County almanac is often hailed as a foundational work of the modern environmental movement.

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