Published on January 22, 2009
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From the best-selling author of The New Organic Grower and Four-Season Harvest, a revolutionary guide for farmers to year-round harvests of fresh, organic produce—with little or no energy inputs. Eliot Coleman’s Winter Harvest Handbook Four-Season Vegetable Production for the 21st Century Eliot Coleman Choosing locally grown organic food is a sustainable living trend that’s taken hold throughout North America. Celebrated farming expert Eliot Coleman helped start this movement with The New Organic Grower, published 25 years ago, and he continues to lead the way, pushing the limits of the harvest season while working his world-renowned organic farm in Harborside, Maine. Now, with his long-awaited new book, Eliot Coleman’s Winter Harvest Handbook, anyone can have access to his hard-won experience. Whether growing vegetables for market or for home, farmers can use the innovative, highly successful methods Coleman describes in this comprehensive handbook to raise crops throughout the coldest of winters. Building on the techniques that hundreds of thousands of farmers and gardeners adopted from The New Organic Grower and Four-Season Harvest, this new book focuses on growing produce of unparalleled freshness and quality in customized unheated or minimally heated movable plastic greenhouses. Coleman offers clear, concise details on greenhouse construction and maintenance, planting schedules, crop management, harvesting practices, and even marketing methods in this complete, meticulous, and illustrated guide. Readers have access to all the techniques that have proven to produce higher-quality crops on Coleman’s own farm. A passionate advocate for the revival of small-scale sustainable farming, Coleman provides a practical model for supplying fresh, locally grown produce during the winter season even in climates where conventional wisdom says it “just can’t be done.” Eliot Coleman has more than 30 years of experience in all aspects of organic farming, including field vegetables, greenhouse vegetables, rotational grazing of cattle and sheep, and free-range poultry. He is the author of The New Organic Grower (the first edition published 25 years ago, on Chelsea Green’s first list in 1989) and Four-Season Harvest (first edition published in 1992). He and his wife, Barbara Damrosch, hosted The Learning Channel’s popular series Gardening Naturally. Today, Eliot and Barbara operate a year-round commercial market garden and groundbreaking horticultural research projects at Four Season Farm in Harborside, Maine. Also by Eliot Coleman: The New Organic Grower, Second Edition Four-Season Harvest, Revised Edition ISBN: 9781603580816 Sales of previous edition(s): New Organic Grower, 1st edition: 40,000; New Organic Grower, revised edition: 61,454; Four-Season Harvest, 1st edition: 43,780; Four-Season Harvest, revised edition: 58,269 Price: $35.00 USD / $39.95 CDN Trim: 8 x 10 • Page count: 304 Format: Paper • Features: Illustrations and Color Photos Throughout Category: Gardening / Agriculture Rights: World • Pub. date: April 2009 Chelsea Green Publishing 2 The Politics and Practice of Sustainable Living • www.chelseagreen.com Rights Manager • Brianne Goodspeed • firstname.lastname@example.org
For the homeowner or community organizer, the essential guide to harnessing clean and safe wind energy. Wind Energy Basics, Second Edition A Guide to Home- and Community-Scale Wind-Energy Systems Paul Gipe In terms of its potential effects on the world’s economies, environment, and advancement of peace, the availability of clean, renewable power is without question going to be the defining challenge and goal of the 21st century, and wind will lead the way. Internationally acclaimed wind energy expert Paul Gipe is as soberly critical of past energy mistakes as he is convincingly optimistic about the future. At a time when the overwhelming challenge of transforming our world from one of fossil carbon to one of clean power seems daunting at best—and paralyzingly impractical at worst—Wind Energy Basics offers a solution. Wind power can realistically not only replace the lion’s share of oil-, coal-, and natural-gas-fired electrical plants in the U.S. but also add enough extra power capacity to allow for most of the cars in the nation to run on electricity. Gipe explains why such a startlingly straightforward solution would be cost- effective and implementable in the near term, and have the capacity to resuscitate small and regional economies. Wind Energy Basics offers a how-to for home-based wind applications, including detailed lists of which wind turbines to choose (for every type of installation, from small cabins to megwatt wind farms) and which to avoid. He guides wind-energy installers through considerations as varied as battery banks to renewable investment strategies and gives cautionary tales of wind applications gone wrong. And for the activist, he suggests methods of prodding federal and state governments to promote energy independence. Paul Gipe is internationally recognized for his expertise in wind energy. In 2008, he was awarded the World Energy Association’s “World Wind Energy Award.” He has been honored as a “Pioneer” by the World Renewable Energy Congress and as “Person of the Year” by the American Wind Energy Association. Gipe’s previous books are Wind Energy Comes of Age and Wind Power: Renewable Energy for Home, Farm, and Business. Gipe writes about wind energy and lectures extensively to both industry and general audiences. He lives in Tehachapi, California. Also by Paul Gipe: Wind Power, Revised Edition Extensively revised and expanded by 70 percent. New topics include: • Urban wind: Does it make sense? • Building-integrated wind: Is it real or not? • Rooftop mounting: Should you avoid it? • New vertical-axis wind turbines: Are they ready? • Fantasy wind turbines: How to spot them. • Ducted turbines: Can they deliver? • Community wind: A not-so-new way to harness the wind. • Feed-in tariffs: Can they power a renewables revolution? ISBN: 9781603580304 Sales of previous edition(s): 29,380 Price: $29.95 USD / $34.50 CDN Trim: 8 x 10 • Page count: 256 Format: Paper • Features: B+W Illustrations, Charts, and Tables Throughout Category: Renewable Energy Rights: World • Pub. date: April 2009 Chelsea Green Publishing 3 The Politics and Practice of Sustainable Living • www.chelseagreen.com Rights Manager • Brianne Goodspeed • email@example.com
A sweeping view of money—past, present, and future—including a plan to democratize the economy and restore the “credit commons.” The End of Money and the Future of Civilization Thomas H. Greco Jr. Like the proverbial fish who doesn’t know what water is, we swim in an economy built on money that few of us comprehend. And most definitely, what we don’t know is hurting us. Very few people realize that the nature of money has changed profoundly over the past three centuries, or—on the heels of the latest global financial crisis—the extent to which it has become a political instrument used to centralize power, concentrate wealth, and subvert popular government. On top of that, the economic growth imperative inherent in the present global monetary system is a main driver of global warming and other environmental crises. The End of Money and the Future of Civilization demystifies the subjects of money, banking, and finance by tracing historical landmarks and important evolutionary shifts that have changed the essential nature of money. Thomas H. Greco’s masterful work lays out the problems and then looks to the future for a next stage in money’s evolution that can liberate us as individuals and communities from the current grip of centralized and politicized money power. Greco provides specific design proposals, exchange-system architectures, and prescriptions for local, regional, national, and global financial systems. He offers strategies for their implementation and outlines actions grassroots organizations, businesses, and governments will need to take to achieve success. Ultimately, The End of Money and the Future of Civilization provides the necessary understanding—for entrepreneurs, activists, and civic leaders—to implement approaches toward monetary liberation. These approaches would empower communities, preserve democratic institutions, and begin to build economies that are sustainable, democratic, and insulated from the financial crises that plague the dominant monetary system. Thomas H. Greco, Jr. is a leading authority on free-market approaches to monetary and financial innovation, including cashless exchange systems. A former engineer, entrepreneur, and tenured college professor, Greco is now a sought-after advisor and speaker at conferences internationally. His previous books include Money: Understanding and Creating Alternatives to Legal Tender, New Money for Healthy Communities, and Money and Debt: A Solution to the Global Crisis. Through his Web site, reinventingmoney.com, and associated blogs and books, Greco offers an unprecedented wealth of information on the interplay of economics and democracy. He lives in the San Francisco Bay area and Tucson, Arizona. Also by Thomas H. Greco Jr.: Money: Understanding and Creating Alternatives to Legal Tender ISBN: 9781603580786 Price: $19.95 USD / $22.95 CDN Trim: 6 x 9 • Page count: 256 Format: Paper • Features: B+W Photos, Tables, and Diagrams Category: Economics / Politics Rights: World • Pub. date: June 2009 Chelsea Green Publishing 4 The Politics and Practice of Sustainable Living • www.chelseagreen.com Rights Manager • Brianne Goodspeed • firstname.lastname@example.org
Nostalgic and intoxicating, Libation—A Bitter Alchemy offers the bittersweet magic of perfume and palate, of experience and place. Libation—A Bitter Alchemy Deirdre Heekin For many years, Deirdre Heekin has been creating an unusual, revitalist wine archive of rare and traditional Italian varietals at Osteria Pane e Salute, the nationally celebrated restaurant and wine bar she shares with her chef husband, Caleb Barber. Self-taught in the world of Italian wines, she is known for her fine-tuned work with scent and taste, her ability to pair wines and food in unexpected yet terroir- driven ways. In Libation—A Bitter Alchemy, a series of linked personal essays, Heekin explores the curious development of her nose and palate, her intuitive education and relationship with wine and spirits, and her arduous attempts to make liqueurs and wine from the fruits of her own land in northern New England. The essays follow her as she unearths ruby-toned wines given up by the ghosts of long-gone wine makers from the red soil of Italy, her adoptive land. They journey with her on a complicated pilgrimage to the home of one of the world’s oldest cocktails, Sazerac, in Katrina-soaked New Orleans. They explore her midsummer crafting of a brandy made from inherited roses, the results of an old Sicilian recipe she found in a dusty bookstore in Naples. From campari to alkermes, Heekin’s writing is as intoxicating, rich, and carefully crafted as the wines, liquors, and locales she loves. Deirdre Heekin and Caleb Barber are the proprietors and, respectively, wine director and head chef of Osteria Pane e Salute, a boutique restaurant and wine bar in Woodstock, Vermont, which has received acclaim in Bon Appétit, the New York Times, and Attaché. Deirdre and Caleb grow much of their own produce in addition to working with local farm partners. In preparation for his role as head chef of Osteria Pane e Salute, Barber apprenticed with an artisanal baker and in a small trattoria in Tuscany. Heekin has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and is winner of the Italo Calvino Award for her fiction. Her food writing appears regularly in Gastronomica: The Journal of Taste and Culture. Heekin and Barber live in Barnard, Vermont, where Heekin produces artisanal after-dinner brandies and micro-vintage garage wine for the osteria. ISBN: 9781603580861 Price: $25.00 USD / $28.95 CDN Trim: 5 x 8 • Page count: 272 Format: Hardcover Category: Food & Wine / Travel / Essays Rights: World • Pub. date: May 2009 Also available: Renewing America’s Food Traditions Atlas of American Artisan Cheese Javatrekker Chelsea Green Publishing 5 The Politics and Practice of Sustainable Living • www.chelseagreen.com Rights Manager • Brianne Goodspeed • email@example.com
Seasonal recipes and stories from an Italian kitchen. In Late Winter We Ate Pears A Year of Hunger and Love Deirdre Heekin and Caleb Barber, Proprietors of the Acclaimed Osteria Pane e Salute Combing Italy for rare and traditional recipes, husband and wife Caleb Barber and Deirdre Heekin bring the flavors and styles of many regions to their highly regarded restaurant, Osteria Pane e Salute (“bread and health”). Now they share that same food and spirit with In Late Winter We Ate Pears. More than a cookbook, In Late Winter We Ate Pears is a love affair with a culture and a way of life. In vignettes taken from their years in Italy, Heekin and Barber offer glimpses of a young, vibrant Italy: of rolling out pizza dough in an ancient hilltown at midnight while wild dogs bay in the abandoned streets; of the fogged car windows of an ancient lovers’ lane amid the olive groves outside Prato. The recipes in In Late Winter We Ate Pears are every bit as luscious as the memories. Selections such as red snapper with fennel sauce, fresh figs with balsamic vinegar and mint, and frangipane and plum tart capture the essence of Italy in their simple beauty. Following the tradition of Italian cuisine, the 80 recipes are laid out according to season, to take advantage of the freshest local ingredients. Whether you are an experienced cook looking for authentic Italian recipes or a beginner wanting to immerse yourself in the romance of a young couple’s culinary adventure, In Late Winter We Ate Pears provides rich sustenance in the best tradition of travel and food writing. Deirdre Heekin and Caleb Barber are the proprietors and, respectively, wine director and head chef of Osteria Pane e Salute, a boutique restaurant and wine bar in Woodstock, Vermont, which has received acclaim in Bon Appétit, the New York Times, and Attaché. Deirdre and Caleb grow much of their own produce in addition to working with local farm partners. In preparation for his role as head chef of Osteria Pane e Salute, Barber apprenticed with an artisanal baker and in a small trattoria in Tuscany. Heekin has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and is winner of the Italo Calvino Award for her fiction. Her food writing appears regularly in Gastronomica: The Journal of Taste and Culture. Heekin and Barber live in Barnard, Vermont, where Heekin produces artisanal after-dinner brandies and micro-vintage garage wine for the osteria. ISBN: 9781603581011 Price: $25.00 USD / $28.95 CDN Trim: 7 x 9½ • Page count: 296 Format: Paper • Features: 80 Recipes Category: Food / Cooking / Travel Rights: World • Pub. date: May 2009 Chelsea Green Publishing 6 The Politics and Practice of Sustainable Living • www.chelseagreen.com Rights Manager • Brianne Goodspeed • firstname.lastname@example.org
The garden that Nature intended; the beauty and bounty that gardeners desire. Gaia’s Garden, Second Edition A Guide to Home-Scale Permaculture Toby Hemenway Foreword by John Todd Praise for the first edition: “Takes the native plants and organic gardening movement to the next level.” —Joel M. Lerner, Washington Post “A bold, wonderful, nature-embracing and completely sensible vision of the future.” —Justin Siskin, Los Angeles Daily News “Practical science for making your yard produce food and beauty.” —Rose O’Donnell, Seattle Times “A gardener’s blueprint for ecological abundance from the ground up.” —Steve Spreckel, Acres USA The first edition of Gaia’s Garden sparked the imagination of America’s home gardeners, introducing permaculture’s central message: working with Nature, not against her, results in more beautiful, abundant, and forgiving gardens. This extensively revised and expanded second edition broadens the reach and depth of the permaculture approach for urban and suburban growers. Many people mistakenly think that ecological gardening—which involves growing a wide range of edible and other useful plants—can take place only on a large, multiacre scale. As Hemenway demonstrates, it’s fun and easy to create a “backyard ecosystem” by assembling communities of plants that can work cooperatively and perform a variety of functions, including: • Building and maintaining soil fertility and structure • Catching and conserving water in the landscape • Providing habitat for beneficial insects, birds, and animals • Growing an edible “forest” that yields seasonal fruits, nuts, and other foods This revised and updated edition also features a new chapter on urban permaculture, designed especially for people in cities and suburbs who have very limited growing space. Whatever size of yard or garden you have to work with, you can apply basic permaculture principles to make it more diverse, more natural, more productive, and more beautiful. Toby Hemenway teaches permaculture and ecological design courses around the world and is on the faculty of Portland State University. A former geneticist, Toby left the biotech industry in the 1990s and spent ten years creating and living on a rural permaculture homestead in southern Oregon. He now lives in Portland, Oregon, where he is developing several urban sustainability sites. ISBN: 9781603580298 Price: $30.00 USD / $34.50 CDN Trim: 8 x 10 • Page count: 400 Format: Paper • Features: B+W Photos and Illustrations Throughout Category: Gardening / Agriculture Rights: World excluding UK • Pub. date: May 2009 Chelsea Green Publishing 7 The Politics and Practice of Sustainable Living • www.chelseagreen.com Rights Manager • Brianne Goodspeed • email@example.com
A hopeful, compassionate, and cautious look at four possible futures, and what we can do to prepare for them in the face of global warming and peak oil. Future Scenarios How Communities Can Adapt to Peak Oil and Climate Change David Holmgren The simultaneous onset of climate change and peaking of global oil supply represent unprecedented challenges for human civilization. We now face less and less available energy each year, coupled with a destabilized climate. The overall challenge is intensified due to the fact that each of the individual challenges limits the effective options for responding to the other. In Future Scenarios, permaculture co-originator and leading sustainability innovator David Holmgren outlines four scenarios that bring to life the likely cultural, political, agricultural, and economic implications of peak oil and climate change, and the generations-long era of “energy descent” that faces us. “Scenario planning,” Holmgren explains, “allows us to use stories about the future as a reference point for imagining how particular strategies and structures might thrive, fail, or be transformed.” Future Scenarios depicts four very different futures. Each is a permutation of mild or destructive climate change, combined with either slow or severe energy declines. Probable futures, explains Holmgren, range from the relatively benign Green Tech scenario to the near catastrophic Lifeboats scenario. Future Scenarios fills a need for balanced consideration of the world’s options and will prove to be one of the most important books of the year. David Holmgren is best known as the co-originator, with Bill Mollison, of the permaculture concept following the publication of their book Permaculture One in 1978. Since then he has written several more books, including Permaculture: Principles and Pathways Beyond Sustainability, developed three properties using permaculture principles, and conducted workshops and courses throughout the world. Within the growing and international permaculture movement, David is respected for his commitment to presenting permaculture ideas through practical projects and teaching by personal example. He shows that a sustainable lifestyle is a realistic, attractive, and powerful alternative to dependent consumerism. Holmgren lives with his partner, Su Dennett, and their son, Oliver, at Melliodora, a one-hectare permaculture demonstration site at Hepburn Springs, Central Victoria, Australia. Also by David Holmgren: Permaculture: Principles and Pathways Beyond Sustainability Hepburn Permaculture Gardens: Ten Years of Sustainable Living ISBN: 9781603580892 Price: $12.00 USD / $13.95 CDN Trim: 5 x 8 • Page count: 144 Format: Paper • Features: Color Illustrations and Graphs Category: Sustainable Living Rights: World English excluding Australia & New Zealand; UK rights sold Pub. date: April 2009 Chelsea Green Publishing 8 The Politics and Practice of Sustainable Living • www.chelseagreen.com Rights Manager • Brianne Goodspeed • firstname.lastname@example.org
From “pancake patch” to small farm, how to grow grain in your home garden. Small-Scale Grain Raising, Second Edition An Organic Guide to Growing, Processing, and Using Nutritious Whole Grains for Home Gardeners and Local Farmers Gene Logsdon First published in 1977, this book—from one of America’s most famous and prolific agricultural writers—became an almost instant classic among homestead gardeners and small farmers. Now fully updated and available once more, Small-Scale Grain Raising offers a whole new generation of readers the best introduction to a wide range of both common and lesser-known specialty grains and related field crops, from corn, wheat, and rye to buckwheat, millet, rice, spelt, flax, and even beans and sunflowers. More and more Americans are seeking out locally grown foods, yet one of the real stumbling blocks to their efforts has been finding local sources for grains, which are grown mainly on large, distant corporate farms. At the same time commodity prices for grains—and the products made from them—have skyrocketed due to rising energy costs and increased demand. In this book, Gene Logsdon proves that anyone who has access to a large garden or small farm can (and should) think outside the agribusiness box and learn to grow healthy whole grains or beans—the base of our culinary food pyramid—alongside their fruits and vegetables. Starting from the simple but revolutionary concept of the garden “pancake patch,” Logsdon opens up our eyes to a whole world of plants that we wrongly assume only the agricultural “big boys” can grow. He succinctly covers all the basics, from planting and dealing with pests, weeds, and diseases to harvesting, processing, storing, and using whole grains. There are even a few recipes sprinkled throughout, along with more than a little wit and wisdom. Never has there been a better time, or a more receptive audience, for this book. Localvores, serious home gardeners, CSA farmers, and whole-foods advocates—in fact, all people who value fresh, high-quality foods—will find a field full of information and ideas in this once and future classic. Gene Logsdon is the author of twenty-five books (and counting) embracing ecology, art, farming, cultural studies, and nature writing, including The Contrary Farmer and Farming at Nature’s Pace. He has written hundreds of magazine articles, has a weekly newspaper column (which can be seen at theprogressortimes.com), and contributes regularly to two quarterly magazines, Farming and The Draft Horse Journal, and to the Web site organictobe.org. He and his wife, Carol, operate an experimental garden farm in Wyandot County, Ohio. They have two children and three grandchildren. Also by Gene Logsdon: The Contrary Farmer Living at Nature’s Pace: Farming and the American Dream Good Spirits: A New Look at Ol’ Demon Alcohol ISBN: 9781603580779 Price: $34.95 USD / $39.95 CDN Trim: 6 x 9, Page count: 320 Format: Paper Category: Gardening / Agriculture Rights: World • Pub. date: June 2009 Chelsea Green Publishing 9 The Politics and Practice of Sustainable Living • www.chelseagreen.com Rights Manager • Brianne Goodspeed • email@example.com
Business therapy for the soul of capitalism. Living Above the Store Building a Business That Creates Value, Restores Community, and Protects the Natural World Martin Melaver Foreword by Ray Anderson Society is hungry for a new version of capitalism, where business is imbued with the values of ethical behavior and service, lives in harmony with society and nature, is devoted to lifelong learning, and is committed to restoring the health of community and nature. But how do we get there? In Living Above the Store, Martin Melaver provides a roadmap for creating such a business. It’s not only a “how to” but a “why to” that challenges business as usual to change. Living Above the Store brings us into the story of Melaver, Inc., a third-generation, 70-year-old family real estate business, as it evolves toward becoming a thought and product leader in sustainable business practices. It is part business management theory and part case study, where sustainable principles meet sustainable practices, always grounded in day-to-day practice. Living Above the Store demonstrates how to: • Adopt a business model that provides for economic success while contributing to society and the environment • Shape a business culture that is restorative to a workforce by helping employees realize their highest potential • Leverage an ethos within a business that “ripples outward” to foster restoration of both land and community • Embrace a notion of limits to growth • Reframe ideas about competition, proprietary knowledge, and business success Living Above the Store is for readers who care about issues of community and sustainability as well as for those who want to learn more about how a socially responsible business can first redefine, and then find, success. Martin Melaver has been CEO of Melaver, Inc., since 1992. Never content with the well-trod path, he has a PhD in literature from Harvard University and an MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management. He is actively involved with numerous community organizations in and around Savannah, Georgia. Melaver splits his time between Savannah and Tel Aviv, Israel. ISBN: 9781603580854 Price: $27.95 USD / $31.95 CDN Trim: 6 x 9 • Page count: 320 Format: Hardcover • Features: Charts and Diagrams Category: Ethical Business Rights: World • Pub. date: May 2009 Also available: Inquiries into the Nature of Slow Money Companies We Keep Finding the Sweet Spot Chelsea Green Publishing 10 The Politics and Practice of Sustainable Living • www.chelseagreen.com Rights Manager • Brianne Goodspeed • firstname.lastname@example.org
A scientific mystery. A political thriller. A matter of life and death. Devil in the Milk Illness, Health, and Politics in A1 and A2 Milk Keith Woodford This groundbreaking book is the first to be published internationally that examines the link between one of the proteins in the milk we drink and a range of serious illnesses, including heart disease, Type 1 diabetes, autism, and schizophrenia. These health problems are linked to a tiny protein fragment that is formed when we digest A1 beta-casein, a milk protein produced by many cows in America and northern European countries. Milk that contains A1 beta-casein is commonly known as A1 milk, whereas milk that does not is called A2. All milk was once A2, until a genetic mutation occurred some thousands of years ago in some European cattle. Herds in much of Asia, Africa, and parts of southern Europe remain naturally high in A2 cows. A2 milk from selected cows is now marketed in parts of the U.S. In Devil in the Milk, Keith Woodford brings together the evidence published in more than 100 scientific papers. He examines the population studies that look at the link between consumption of A1 milk and the incidence of heart disease and Type 1 diabetes; he explains the science that underpins the A1/A2 hypothesis; and he examines the research undertaken with animals and humans. The evidence is compelling: we should be switching to A2 milk. This is an amazing story, one that is not just about the health issues surrounding A1 milk, but also about how scientific evidence can be molded and withheld by vested interests, and how consumer choices are influenced by the interests of corporate business. Keith Woodford is Professor of Farm Management and Agribusiness at Lincoln University in New Zealand. A regular commentator in the news media, he was previously at the University of Queensland (Australia) for 20 years. He has worked on agricultural topics—and pursued his passion for mountaineering—in numerous countries around the world. He lives with his family in Christchurch, New Zealand. ISBN: 9781603581022 Price: $24.95 USD / $28.95 CDN Trim: 6 x 9 • Page count: 240 Format: Paper Category: Food / Health / Politics Rights: North America • Pub. date: April 2009 Also available: Mad Sheep: The True Story Behind the USDA’s War on a Family Farm Chelsea Green Publishing 11 The Politics and Practice of Sustainable Living • www.chelseagreen.com Rights Manager • Brianne Goodspeed • email@example.com
Jane Goodall, Dian Fossey, and Birute Galdikas: A riveting biography of three women who went off to probe humanity’s roots—and changed the face of modern field science in the process. Now back in print! Walking with the Great Apes Jane Goodall, Dian Fossey, Birute Galdikas Sy Montgomery, with a New Introduction by the Author Three astounding women scientists have in recent years penetrated the jungles of Africa and Borneo to observe, nurture, and defend humanity’s closest cousins. Jane Goodall has worked with the chimpanzees of Gombe for over 30 years; Dian Fossey died in 1985 defending the mountain gorillas of Rwanda; and Birute Galdikas lives in intimate proximity to the orangutans of Borneo. All three began their work as protégées of the great Anglo-African archeologist Louis Leakey, and each spent years in the field, allowing the apes to become their familiars—and ultimately waging battles to save them from extinction in the wild. Their combined accomplishments have been mind-blowing, as Goodall, Fossey, and Galdikas forever changed how we think of our closest evolutionary relatives, of ourselves, and of how to conduct good science. From the personal to the primate, Sy Montgomery explores the science, wisdom, and living experience of three of the greatest scientists of the twentieth century. “Part Indiana Jones, part Emily Dickinson,” as the Boston Globe describes her, Sy Montgomery is an author, naturalist, documentary scriptwriter, and radio commentator who has traveled to some of the world’s most remote wildernesses for her work. She has worked in a pit crawling with 18,000 snakes in Manitoba, been hunted by a tiger in India, swum with pink dolphins in the Amazon, and been undressed by an orangutan in Borneo. She is the author of 13 award-winning books, including her national best- selling memoir, The Good Good Pig. Montgomery lives in Hancock, New Hampshire. Also by Sy Montgomery: Journey of the Pink Dolphins: An Amazon Quest Spell of the Tiger: The Man-Eaters of Sundarbans ISBN: 9781603580625 Price: $17.95 USD / $20.95 CDN Trim: 5½ x 8½, Page count: 304 Format: Paper • Features: B+W Photo Insert Category: Nature / Science / Biography Rights: World; Japanese and Korean rights sold • Pub. date: August 2009 Chelsea Green Publishing 12 The Politics and Practice of Sustainable Living • www.chelseagreen.com Rights Manager • Brianne Goodspeed • firstname.lastname@example.org
A quest to identify a new species leads to the heart of Asia’s wildlife traffic— and to a historic discovery. First paperback edition! Search for the Golden Moon Bear Science and Adventure in Pursuit of a New Species Sy Montgomery, with a New Introduction by the Author Sy Montgomery has already shared with readers her amazing encounters with great apes, man-eating tigers, and pink river dolphins, but her latest muse is an animal whose name and appearance evoke another world altogether. Southeast Asia’s golden moon bear, with its luminous coat, lionlike mane, and Mickey Mouse ears, was unknown to science—until Montgomery and her colleagues got on the trail at the dawn of the new millennium. Search for the Golden Moon Bear recounts Montgomery’s quest—fraught with danger and mayhem—to reconstruct an evolutionary record and piece together a living portrait of her little-known subject. This beautiful animal is not just a scientific eureka!; it is also a powerful symbol of conservation. Search for the Golden Moon Bear is a field report from the frontiers of science and the ends of the earth, seamlessly weaving together folklore, natural history, and contemporary research into fantastic travelogue. “Part Indiana Jones, part Emily Dickinson,” as the Boston Globe describes her, Sy Montgomery is an author, naturalist, documentary scriptwriter, and radio commentator who has traveled to some of the world’s most remote wildernesses for her work. She has worked in a pit crawling with 18,000 snakes in Manitoba, been hunted by a tiger in India, swum with pink dolphins in the Amazon, and been undressed by an orangutan in Borneo. She is the author of 13 award-winning books, including her national best- selling memoir, The Good Good Pig. Montgomery lives in Hancock, New Hampshire. ISBN: 9781603580632 Price: $19.95 USD / $19.95 CDN Trim: 5½ x 8½, Page count: 336 Format: Paper • Features: Color Photo Insert Category: Nature / Science Rights: World • Pub. date: August 2009 Chelsea Green Publishing 13 The Politics and Practice of Sustainable Living • www.chelseagreen.com Rights Manager • Brianne Goodspeed • email@example.com
Revolutionary common sense for home building from the leading proponent of earth-sheltered living. The Earth-Sheltered House, Revised Edition An Architect’s Sketchbook Malcolm Wells, with a New Introduction by the Author The Earth-Sheltered House, now revised and with a new introduction by the author, is a classic in the annals of sustainable building books, written by a legend in the field of environmentally responsible architecture. Malcolm Wells has a fundamentally different way of looking at the design and building process, and his iconoclastic perspective has never been more apparent. Wells’s work is revolutionary, but readers will find his message to be pure common sense. Earth sheltering offers superior comfort with minimal energy input, and it is adaptable to diverse terrains as well as architectural aesthetics. Malcolm Wells, a pioneer of underground building and natural design, is widely known for his many books, including How to Build an Underground Home and Gentle Architecture. His cartoons are featured in Rob Roy’s Mortgage Free! Innovative Strategies for Debt-Free Home Ownership. He lives in the Underground Art Gallery in Brewster, Massachusetts. ISBN: 9781603581073 Price: $24.95 USD / $28.95 CDN Trim: 11 x 8½ • Page count: 192 Format: Paper • Features: B+W Illustrations Category: Green Building Rights: World • Pub. date: May 2009 Chelsea Green Publishing 14 The Politics and Practice of Sustainable Living • www.chelseagreen.com Rights Manager • Brianne Goodspeed • firstname.lastname@example.org
The answer to the grandest philosophical question of all time requires thinking outside the boxes of conventional religious teaching and conventional scientific wisdom. The Purpose of Life Science’s Surprising Answer to Religion’s Most Profound Question A Sciencewriters Book Dorion Sagan and Eric D. Schneider What is the purpose of life? Some say it's to reproduce, others to glorify God. But behind these and other proposed purposes lies a scientific purpose. In The Purpose of Life, science writer Dorion Sagan and ecologist Eric D. Schneider lay out the fascinating evidence for life’s natural purpose—its function in an energy-driven cosmos. New evidence shows that evolution is not at all random but has a clear direction. And its direction is related to life's function as a natural system. Indeed, life shares its function—its purpose—with that of certain other complex natural systems. While the answer is simple and not exclusive—life may have other purposes—its profound implications may change the way we see ourselves, our relationship to other living beings, and our future on this shared, energy-driven planet. Sagan and Schneider provide a striking alternative to common scientific and religious views of this age- old question. Written in an easy-to-read format that engages recent best sellers such as Rick Warren’s The Purpose-Driven Life and Eckhart Tolle’s A New Earth: Finding Your Life's Purpose, The Purpose of Life goes beyond popular science, weaving literature, philosophy, and spirituality into a highly readable narrative that no curious person can afford to miss. Dorion Sagan is the author of twenty-one books translated into eleven languages, including Notes from the Holocene and Microcosmos (with Lynn Margulis). A Humana Scholar, Lindisfarne Fellow, and recipient of an EdPress Award in nonfiction, as well as an award-winning sleight-of-hand artist, Dorion has written for the New York Times, Wired, and the New York Times Book Review. He currently resides in Amherst, Massachusetts. Eric D. Schneider lives in the mountains of southwest Montana and spends his time between science and writing. He is best described as a biophysicist, synthesizing biology and physics at a fundamental level. He has been chief scientist of the National Oceanic Administration and director of the National Marine Quality Laboratory of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Schneider and Sagan coauthored Into the Cool: Energy Flow, Thermodynamics, and Life (University of Chicago Press, 2006), which has been a scientific best seller. Also by Dorion Sagan: Notes from the Holocene Dazzle Gradually (with Lynn Margulis) ISBN: 9781933392387 Price: $15.95 USD / $18.50 CDN Trim: 5½ x 8½, Page count: 224 Format: Paper Category: Science / Philosophy Rights: World •Pub. date: June 2009 Chelsea Green Publishing 15 The Politics and Practice of Sustainable Living • www.chelseagreen.com Rights Manager • Brianne Goodspeed • email@example.com
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