“Migrations is an unusual and amazing story – a bit of a modern Moby Dick. Franny is broken and adrift after years of searching for a sense of her troubled life and hope for our planet. Animals are extinct, except possibly a few Arctic Terns who Franny is determined to follow. The crew on the Saghani adds great depth to the story. Lovely prose especially of nature and expertly placed flashbacks of Franny’s past troubles adds just the right amount of suspense and insight to Franny’s determination. Don’t peak, but…the ending is perfect.”Karin, Bookworm of Edwards
A Brief History of Earth
Four Billion Years in Eight Chapters
How well do you know the ground beneath your feet? A primer for every Earth resident, by Harvard’s acclaimed geologist.
“A sublime chronicle of our planet." –Booklist, STARRED review
Odds are, where you’re standing was once cooking under a roiling sea of lava, crushed by a towering sheet of ice, rocked by a nearby meteor strike, or perhaps choked...Read more »
The Nature Fix
Why Nature Makes us Happier, Healthier, and More Creative
For centuries, poets and philosophers extolled the benefits of a walk in the woods: Beethoven drew inspiration from rocks and trees; Wordsworth composed while tromping over the heath; Nikola Tesla conceived the electric motor while visiting a park. Intrigued by our storied renewal in the natural world, Florence Williams sets out to uncover the... Read more »
Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants
As a botanist and professor of plant ecology, Robin Wall Kimmerer has spent a career learning how to ask questions of nature using the tools of science. As a Potawatomi woman, she learned from elders, family, and history that the Potawatomi, as well as a majority of other cultures indigenous to this land, consider plants and animals to be our... Read more »
The Fifth Season
The Broken Earth: Book #1
“The Fifth Season is an amazing, dark, and gripping work that will hook you from the first sentence. I cannot express to you how much this book stunned me. Robin's narration is well paced and engaging. While I wish this was a book for everyone to listen to, it isn't; destruction, trauma, and rage follow the women and girls who tell their stories. This book is about the end of the world, that you actually don't want to stop reading.”Jessica, Once Upon A Time
Where the Water Goes
Life and Death Along the Colorado River
“Wonderfully written…Mr. Owen writes about water, but in these polarized times the lessons he shares spill into other arenas. The world of water rights and wrongs along the Colorado River offers hope for other problems.” —Wall Street Journal
An eye-opening account of where our water comes from and where it all goes.
The Colorado River is an... Read more »
“This audio book was my daily meditation. It is the perfect way to wrap up 2020. Soothing and inspirational, I am recommending to all my friends and family. ”Kristine, Buttonwood Books and Toys
Climate--A New Story
Flipping the script on climate change, Eisenstein makes a case for a wholesale reimagining of the framing, tactics, and goals we employ in our journey to heal from ecological destruction
With research and insight, Charles Eisenstein details how the quantification of the natural world leads to a lack of integration and our “fight” mentality.... Read more »
This One Wild and Precious Life
The Path Back to Connection in a Fractured World
“Sarah Wilson is a force of nature – quite literally. She has taken her pain and grief about our sick and troubled world and alchemized it into action, advocacy, adventure, poetry, and true love.” — ELIZABETH GILBERT
Will you sleep through the revolution? Or do you want to wake up and reclaim your one, wild and precious life? From New York...Read more »
How to Give Up Plastic
A Guide to Changing the World, One Plastic Bottle at a Time
An accessible guide to the changes we can all make—small and large—to rid our lives of disposable plastic and clean up the world’s oceans
It takes 450 years for a plastic bottle to fully biodegrade, and there are around 12.7 million tons of plastic entering the ocean each year. At our current pace, in the year 2050 there could be more plastic in... Read more »
Parable of the Sower
Earthseed: Book #1
Hugo and Nebula Award-winning author Octavia E. Butler paints a stunning portrait of an all-too-believable near future. As with Kindred and her other critically-acclaimed novels, Parable of the Sower skillfully combines startling visionary and socially realistic concepts. God is change. That is the central truth of the Earthseed movement, whose... Read more »
A Recent History
"This is an important, infuriating, enlightening, engaging, and engrossing audiobook...Anyone wishing to learn how the world has gotten to the point of almost inevitable climate disaster will be well served by listening to Godfrey's measured but emphatic reading." — AudioFile Magazine
By 1979, we knew nearly everything we understand today...
The Well-Gardened Mind
The Restorative Power of Nature
“As an amateur gardener and plant-lover, as well as an avid-reader of neuropsychology and mindfulness books, this book automatically made my list. A fascinating and compelling read about the power of nature and gardening to bring about restoration and healing in all aspects of the human body and society.”Tina, Leaves Book and Tea Shop
A Year with the Watermen of Vanishing Tangier Island
“I was so impressed with this story of Tangier, an exploration of science, history, religion, and culture driven by emotionally salient commentary from people who live there today. I thought it was particularly interesting to learn that the community is conservative both religiously and politically, but their home is being swept away by rising sea levels thanks to climate change, which is usually a politically charged topic. It was also interesting to have insight into what is likely the United States’ first group of ‘climate refugees’ — terms that are also politically charged. Thoughtfully, lovingly, and intelligently done. An important read!”Chloe Groth, Content
We Are the Weather
Saving the Planet Begins at Breakfast
This program is read by the author.
In We Are the Weather, Jonathan Safran Foer explores the central global dilemma of our time in a surprising, deeply personal, and urgent new way.
Some people reject the fact, overwhelmingly supported by scientists, that our planet is warming because of human activity. But do those of us who accept the...
“Omar El Akkad has delivered a stunning debut. He imagines a world in a not-too-distant future where Americans are at war with each other once again. The characters in this story are fully developed and individual, yet their histories - their stories - extend into the histories of all those displaced and affected by the forces of war. The title, American War, is a shape-shifter. At once, it means that America is again at war, but at times reflects the ways in which the true, actual wars that America has perpetrated on Earth have affected the lives of millions of people. This will be one of the most discussed books of the year, and I cannot wait to put it in the hands of all readers looking to be changed.”Matt Keliher, SubText Bookstore
Miami's Future on the Shores of Climate Catastrophe
A deeply reported personal investigation by a Miami journalist examines the present and future effects of climate change in the Magic City -- a watery harbinger for coastal cities worldwide.
Miami, Florida, is likely to be entirely underwater by the end of this century. Residents are already starting to see the effects of sea level rise today.... Read more »
On a Farther Shore
The Life and Legacy of Rachel Carson
Published on the fiftieth anniversary of her seminal book, Silent Spring, here is an indelible new portrait of Rachel Carson, founder of the modern environmental movement.
She loved the ocean and wrote three books about its mysteries, including the international bestseller The Sea around Us. But it was with her fourth book, Silent Spring, that...Read more »
The Ministry for the Future
By Kim Stanley Robinson
Narrated by: Jennifer Fitzgerald, Fajer Al-Kaisi, Ramon de Ocampo, Gary Bennett, Raphael Corkhill, Barrie Kreinik, Natasha Soudek, Nikki Massoud, Joniece Abbott Pratt, Inés del Castillo & Vikas Adam
Length: 20 hours 40 minutes
From legendary science fiction author Kim Stanley Robinson comes a remarkable vision of climate change over the coming decades.
The Ministry for the Future is a masterpiece of the imagination, using fictional eyewitness accounts to tell the story of how climate change will affect us all. Its setting is not a desolate, postapocalyptic world, but... Read more »
A Children's Bible
If you enjoyed Severance, then you’ll love A Children's Bible.
“I only learned after finishing A Children’s Bible that Lydia Millet has a masters degree in environmental policy and has worked as a writer for the Center for Biological Diversity since 1999. It goes a long way to explain why, of all of the apocalyptic novels I’ve read of late, this one felt so crushingly real (in spite of a few fantastical flourishes). She clearly knows the science, but above that, she knows humanity, for better or worse. A Children’s Bible reads like an oral history of the apocalypse, from the point of view of the children who take matters into their own hands after their parents fail them, in both grandly metaphorical and smaller, literal ways. The Bible metaphor works well as a title for this book, this being the Book of Evie. Except the Book of Evie does not come after Genesis, but after Revelations, and it's a response to the adults who looked away and hoped someone else would fix everything for the next generation. A Children's Bible is a masterful novel: darkly humorous and unsparing in its wisdom. In a year of some really fantastic books, this one is my favorite.”Rachel , The Book Table