Hope S Horizon

Author: Chip Ward
Publisher: Island Press
ISBN: 9781610910866
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At a time of widespread environmental pessimism, Hope's Horizon goes on an inspirational offensive. In this entertaining and thought-provoking book, author Chip Ward tells of his travels among a new generation of activists who are moving beyond defensive environmental struggles and advocating pioneering, proactive strategies for healing the land. Chip Ward's three-year odyssey took him behind the scenes of efforts to reconnect fragmented habitats and "re-wild" the North American continent; the campaign to drain Lake Powell and restore Glen Canyon to its natural state; and the struggle to keep nuclear waste off Western Shoshone ancestral lands and, ultimately, to abolish all nuclear power and weapons. These movements, and the practical visionaries leading them, challenge readers with a new paradigm in which land is used in a spirit of collaboration with natural systems rather than domination of them. Broad in its sweep, Hope's Horizon uses its topical subjects as springboards for exploring how we can redefine our place in the world while restoring damaged habitats, replenishing lost diversity, and abandoning harmful technologies. Lively, literate, and free of the grimness that characterizes so much environmental writing, Hope's Horizon will change the way readers see the world. It makes complicated concepts and issues accessible, and wild ideas compelling. And while the book's starting point is a hard-nosed indictment of humanity's failed stewardship of the earth, the stories that follow tell of catalytic optimism and ecological wisdom in the face of self-destructive habit and blind pride.

The Landscape Of Home

Author: Jeff Lee
Publisher: Big Earth Publishing
ISBN: 9781555663933
Size: 51.78 MB
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An anthology of some of the most evocative writing focusing on our vast natural heritage, along with pieces that address pressing land issues facing the West. This collection not only paints a vivid portrait of life in the Rocky Mountains, it also presents some of the finest nonfiction writing to be found in America today. This is a perfect selection that is bound to sink reader's roots deeper in the landscape of home.

Hope In The Dark

Author: Rebecca Solnit
Publisher: Haymarket Books
ISBN: 1608465799
Size: 31.50 MB
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"No writer has better understood the mix of fear and possibility, peril and exuberance that's marked this new millennium." —Bill McKibben A book as powerful and influential as Rebecca Solnit's Men Explain Things to Me, her Hope in the Dark was written to counter the despair of radicals at a moment when they were focused on their losses and had turned their back to the victories behind them—and the unimaginable changes soon to come. In it, she makes a radical case for hope as a commitment to act in a world whose future remains uncertain and unknowable. Drawing on her decades of activism and a wide reading of environmental, cultural, and political history, Solnit argued that radicals have a long, neglected history of transformative victories, that the positive consequences of our acts are not always immediately seen, directly knowable, or even measurable, and that pessimism and despair rest on an unwarranted confidence about what is going to happen next. Now, with a moving new introduction explaining how the book came about and a new afterword that helps teach us how to hope and act in our unnerving world, she brings a new illumination to the darkness of 2016 in an unforgettable new edition of this classic book. Writer, historian, and activist Rebecca Solnit is the author of eighteen or so books on feminism, western and indigenous history, popular power, social change and insurrection, wandering and walking, hope and disaster, including the books Men Explain Things to Me and Hope in the Dark, both also with Haymarket; a trilogy of atlases of American cities; The Faraway Nearby; A Paradise Built in Hell: The Extraordinary Communities that Arise in Disaster; A Field Guide to Getting Lost; Wanderlust: A History of Walking; and River of Shadows, Eadweard Muybridge and the Technological Wild West (for which she received a Guggenheim, the National Book Critics Circle Award in criticism, and the Lannan Literary Award). A product of the California public education system from kindergarten to graduate school, she is a columnist at Harper's and a regular contributor to the Guardian.

Alternative Publishers Of Books In North America

Author: Byron Anderson
Publisher: Library Juice Press, LLC
ISBN: 1936117223
Size: 39.84 MB
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This directory is a unique reference tool that gathers information on significant alternative presses--126 U.S. presses, 19 Canadian, and 18 international presses having either a North American address or distributor. Thirty-three presses are new to this edition.

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The Real Story

Author: Sarah Statz Cords
Publisher: Libraries Unltd Incorporated
ISBN: 9781591582830
Size: 44.74 MB
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Explores the genres and sub-genres of nonfiction and provides an annotated bibliography of more than five hundred popular nonfiction titles, organized according to genre with a focus on titles published in the last decade.

Voices Of The American West

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Publisher: Fulcrum Pub
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Size: 77.93 MB
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Photographs and narratives profile a wide range of prominent figures in the West, including Stewart Udall, Katie Lee, and Terry Tempest Williams.

U S Environmental Policy And Politics A Documentary History

Author: Kevin Hillstrom
Publisher: CQ Press
ISBN:
Size: 80.50 MB
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U.S. Environmental Policy and Politics: A Documentary History explores the many ways in which environmental concerns have interested with issues of energy production and consumption, government regulation, private property rights, conservation, economic growth, and lifestyle choices throughout American history. Organized around major policy eras from the colonial period to the twenty-first century, the book provides a comprehensive analysis of the significant environmental issues and policy responses in the United States. Carefully selected primary source documents follow each chapter's narrative, including introductions that provide important background information. These documents---numbering more than 150---include speeches, writings by conservationists, federal and state legislation, court opinions, testimonies, policy briefs, and more. Topics covered include: A timeline of major events from the colonial era to the present provides an overview of U.S. environmental history, while illustrations and a comprehensive index further supplement this title. A thematic table of contents makes finding documents by subject fast and easy.