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  • 1. Chelsea Green Fall/Winter 2008
  • 2. An Open Letter to the Book Publishing Community For more than 20 years, Chelsea Green has been the publishing leader for books on the politics and practice of sustainable living. We are a founding member of the Green Press Initiative and have been printing books on recycled paper since 1985, when we published our first list. One of the books on that list was The Man Who Planted Trees, an ecological fable by the great French writer Jean Giono, which has become one of the most inspirational books about environmental restoration ever published. Since that time we have continued to lead the industry both in terms of content – foundational books on renewable energy, green building, organic agriculture, eco-cuisine, and ethical business – and in terms of environmental practice, printing 95% of our books on recycled paper, containing a minimum 30% postconsumer waste and 100% whenever possible. This past year we launched a Green Partnership Program, the first step in creating a “zero-waste” publishing model. A key part of this initiative is eliminating the incredibly wasteful and inefficient practice of book returns. In exchange for buying on a nonreturnable basis, our retail partners (now over 30 key independent bookstores around the country) receive higher discounts, freight-free, carbon-offset shipping, and a host of other “preferred customer” benefits. The results to date are impressive: an overall 87% increase in net sales over the same period the prior year, reductions in costly returns processing and unnecessary shipping by both parties (our overall returns rate for last year was 18%), and a demonstration that doing the environmentally responsible thing also benefits the bottom line, both for publisher and retailer. This is a perfect example of what is called a “triple bottom line” approach, one that benefits people, planet, and profits – the emerging model for sustainable business in the 21st century. The book industry is poised to go green. The Green Press Initiative has made major progress in getting the largest houses to sign on, and I applaud everyone for their efforts to increase recycled content, reduce energy use, and minimize waste. But we can’t stop there. We need to take on the issue of returns and we need to do it now. Drastic climate change is upon us, and we can no longer tolerate a system that overproduces, oversells, and overships 30-40% of its product, a product – at least for now – that is made of paper and which requires enormous amounts of nonrenewable energy to transport. And paper manufacturing is hardly benign: It is the fifth most energy-intensive industry – ahead of aluminum and mining – and the fifth-highest emitter of toxic emissions, beating out hazardous waste recovery, electrical equipment, and plastics. There is no longer any reason to continue a practice that got its start in the Depression as a way to sell crossword puzzle books! We need to come together and solve this problem with a triple-bottom-line approach. Clearly there is a win-win solution, as we have demonstrated with our Green Partnership Program. We welcome other publishers and booksellers to join us in our efforts. Margo Baldwin President and Publisher CHELSEA GREEN Believes in Protecting the Environment. Please Save This Catalog! Environmental Audit This catalog was printed using 100% postconsumer-recycled paper, processed chlorine-free and manufactured using biogas energy. The use of 5,522 lb. of FSC (Forest Stewardship Council)-certified Rolland Silva Enviro100 Print instead of virgin-fibers paper for this printing reduces this catalog’s ecological footprint by: • 47 Trees • 2,983 lb. Solid Waste • 28,151 Gallons Water • 18.9 lb Particles Suspended in Water • 6,550 lb. Air Emissions 6,825 ft 3 Natural Gas • Printed in Canada by Marquis
  • 3. contents contents 02 Nature & Environment 02 Ethical Marketplace 19 Science/Sciencewriters 26 subjects Gardening & Agriculture 29 Food/Health/Travel 43 Spirituality & Simple Living 49 Green Building 55 08 Renewable Energy 61 Politics & Social Justice 63 Chelsea Green Kids 67 Other Products 69 Holy Roller 02 Not One Drop 04 26 How the Rich Are Destroying the Earth 05 Exposed 06 Gaviotas 07 Spell of the Tiger 08 Journey of the Pink Dolphins 09 new releases Green Living Handbook 10 The Transition Handbook 11 The Gort Cloud 19 21 A Bee’s-Eye View of and Inquiry into the Nature of SLOW MONEY 20 Finding the Sweet Spot 21 Mortgage Free! 22 Companies We Keep 23 Thinking in Systems 26 Fresh Food from Small Spaces 29 Gaia’s Kitchen 43 29 Organic Places to Stay in the UK 43 The Local Foods Wheel 45 Open Spaces Sacred Places 49 Returning to My Mother’s House 51 ChelseaGreen.com • 802.295.6300
  • 4. 02 memoir New HOLY ROLLER Release Growing Up in the Church of Knock Down, Drag Out; or, How I Quit Loving a Blue-Eyed Jesus -A Childhood Memoir- Diane Wilson In this rollicking memoir, Diane Wilson—a Texas Gulf Coast shrimper and the author of the highly acclaimed An Unreasonable Woman—takes readers back to her childhood in rural Texas and into her family of Holy Rollers. By night at tent revivals, Wilson gets religion from Brother Dynamite, an ex-con who finds Jesus in a baloney sandwich and handles masses of squirming poisonous snakes under the protection of the Holy Ghost. By day, Wilson scratches secret messages to Jesus into the paint on her windowsill and lies down in the middle of the road to see how long she can sleep in between passing trucks. Holy Roller is a fast-paced, hilarious, sometimes shocking experience readers won’t soon forget. It is the prequel to Wilson’s first book, telling the story of the Texas childhood of a fierce little girl who will grow up to become An Unreasonable Woman, take on Big Industry, and win. One of the best Southern writers of her generation, Wilson’s voice twangs with a style and accent all its own, as true and individual as her boundless originality and wild youth. Praise for An Unreasonable Woman “An Unreasonable Woman will stand as one of this nation’s Pub Date: October 2008 greatest works of nonfiction. I have never read a book quite like $24.95 US, $27.50 CAN • HC this one, and worry already that I might not yet again.” 9781933392820 —Rick Bass, author of The Lives of Rocks and Colter 51/2 x 81/2 • 240 pages • B&W photo insert “What a terrific book. I don’t often gush, but this book had me Also by Diane Wilson fascinated from the first page and whomper-jawed half the time. A voice like Diane Wilson’s—working-class woman with five kids—is so rare . . . And to write this well is a stunning achievement.” —Molly Ivins, award-winning columnist and best-selling author Diane Wilson, a fourth-generation shrimper, began fishing the bays off the AN UNREASONABLE WOMAN Gulf Coast of Texas at the age of eight. A True Story of Shrimpers, Politicos, By twenty-four she was a boat captain. Polluters, and the Fight for Seadrift, Texas In 1989, while running her brother’s fish Diane Wilson house at the docks and mending nets, Foreword by Kenny Ausubel she read a newspaper article that listed $27.50 US • HC • 9781931498883 her home of Calhoun County as the $18.00 US • PB • 9781933392271 most polluted place in the country. Her 6 x 9 • 391 pages ensuing work on behalf of the people and aquatic life of Seadrift, Texas, An Unreasonable Woman is a novelistic tale of where she still lives, has won her a number of awards, including the National heroism and skulduggery that plays out against a Fisherman Magazine Award, Mother Jones’s Hell Raiser of the Month, Louis Gibbs’ backdrop of colorful outlaw shrimpers and crooked politicians, enviro-activists and informants, grudges Environmental Lifetime Award, Louisiana Environmental Action (LEAN) and murder, betrayal and redemption. This book Environmental Award, Giraffe Project, Jenifer Altman Award, Blue Planet Award, heralds the arrival of a vital new literary voice and and Bioneers Award. She is cofounder of Code Pink and continues to lead the fight introduces us to a daring, hopeful women’s activism for social justice. that the times demand. ChelseaGreen.com • 802.295.6300
  • 5. 03 memoir from the book Advance praise for Holy Roller “How in the world does Texas turn out so many sassy, silver-tongued agitators like Ann Richards, Molly Ivins—and now, Diane Wilson? Holy Roller helps answer that question . . . Any reader who loves Harper Lee, Carson McCullers, or Flanner y O'Connor will find much to savor and admire in this mesmerizing tale of growing up among shrimp fishermen on the Texas bayous.” —Lisa Alther, best-selling author of Kinfolks and Kinflicks “This book is hothothot. Sizzling hot, hot as hellfire. Once again, Diane Wilson totally enthralls me with her one-of-a-kind voice and exotic material. My mouth is agape.” —Janisse Ray, author of Ecology of a Cracker Childhood wife said Deuteronomy or Ecclesiastes. So the same girl won H oly Rollers loved missionaries. Hey, I loved missionaries, every time, and the pastor’s wife always handed her the same too. They were the generals in God’s army. That’s why I was prize—a scrapbook full of pictures of Christians wearing a Junior Missionette (girls nine to twelve years old and namesakes heavy coats at a revival somewhere in Alaska. We didn’t know for the real thing). Missionettes always met on Sunday evening who they were. right before the night church service so we could get from one church thing to the next church thing without indulging in any Being a Junior Missionette didn’t take up all my time. There worldly nonsense like riding around in cars and chewing gum. was leftover time for the gypsy drawing. There was leftover We all wore the same Missionette uniform, too. White shirt time for the windowsill messages. Then there was time for (purity and submission), navy blue skirt (labor for the Lord), and hiding. But almost as good as the hiding was seeing how long a little gold pin (golden streets of glory), stamped with an M in I could sleep in the middle of the road before a truck came. So the middle, and pinned to our shoulder. We’d sit around a metal far I have made it six days with nothing major happening table in an empty part of the church—ten little girls number- except the sun coming out from behind a cloud and blistering painting Jesus’s face in oil and eating vanilla wafers and drinking me. I was a fierce little bump in the road, as any truck driver red Kool-Aid until our lips were red as a horde of Jezebels. We would tell you. Anyhow, back to the hiding. I was hiding had a huge responsibility on our little white shoulders. Just by under the kitchen table and Momma was slaving away over the sitting there we were setting good examples and winning souls to stove and burning the fish when Sister Pearl shot into the Christ and it was unfortunate that nobody could see us. kitchen and shouted, “Praise Jesus, Sister Goldie! The missionaries are comin’!” After the Jesus faces and the Kool-Aid ran out, the pastor’s wife lined us up to test our memories on books of the Bible. My Sister Pearl was a big German lady with a white-crepe face and limit was about seven. I’d go straight for the easy ones: Matthew, neck and she had more hair than me and Momma put together Mark, Luke, and John. Then I’d hop over to what I called the and always wore it pinned up around her head like a crown of devil chapters: Deuteronomy and Revelation. Finally, I gave up thorns. She also was a big house-cleaning fool with a huge with the easiest one of all: Genesis. farmhouse with lots of rooms and front and back porches and an attic that needed cleaning from top to bottom and behind My momma was a serious, serious Christian woman with two boards nailed to the wall and underneath iron bathtubs and in preachers in the family, and a mother who obsessed over a pitch-black closets, so I was watching her shoes and hoping radio evangelist from San Antonio, but her emphasis was she’d scoot right back to her farmhouse. But she leaned down cleanliness was godliness and no body part was too low to be and peeked under the table like she’d seen me just yesterday in service, so she wasn’t much for batting books of the Bible fooling around with the worst boys in town. “You know, Silver, around with her kids. That was a huge waste of time! She Jesus can see you under there. You can’t hide from Jesus.” could have two lines of wash strung out before the pastor’s ChelseaGreen.com • 802.295.6300
  • 6. 04 nature & environment New NOT ONE DROP Release Betrayal and Courage in the Wake of the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Riki Ott Betrayed by oilmen’s promises in the 1970s, the people of Prince William Sound, Alaska, awaken on March 14, 1989, to the nation’s largest oil spill. Not One Drop is an extraordinary tale of ordinary lives ripped apart by disaster and of community healing through building relationships of trust. This story offers critical lessons for a society traumatized by political divides and facing the looming catastrophe of global climate change. Author Riki Ott, a rare combination of commercial salmon “fisherm’am” and PhD marine biologist, describes firsthand the impacts of oil companies’ broken promises when the Exxon Valdez spills most of its cargo and despoils thousands of miles of shore. Ott illustrates in stir- ring fashion the oil industry’s 20-year trail of pollution and deception that predated the tragic 1989 spill and delves deep into the disruption to the fishing community of Cordova over the following 19 years. In vivid detail, she describes the human trauma coupled inextricably with that of the sound’s wildlife and its long road to recovery. Ott critically examines shifts in scientific understanding of oil-spill effects on ecosystems and communities, exposes fundamental flaws in governance and the legal system, and contrasts hard won spill-prevention and spill-response measures in the sound to dangerous conditions on the Alaska pipeline. Her human story, varied background, professional training, and activist heart lead readers to the root of the problem: a clash of human rights and corporate power embedded in law and small-town life. Pub Date: November 2008 Not One Drop is as much an example of how too many corporate owners and political leaders $21.95 US, $23.95 CAN • PB betray everyday citizens as it is one of the universal struggle to maintain heart, to find the 9781933392585 courage to overcome disaster, and to forge a new path from despair to hope. 6 x 9 • 320 pages • B&W photo insert Also by Riki Ott A commercial salmon “fisherma’am,” Dr. Riki Ott (PhD in marine biology) experienced firsthand the devastating 2005 Finalist, effects of the Exxon Valdez oil spill—and Benjamin chose to do something about it. Ott retired Franklin Award from fishing and founded three nonprofit SUSAN HARDING organizations to deal with lingering harm. Her previous book on the spill is Sound Truth and Corporate Myth$. She lives in Cordova, Alaska. SOUND TRUTH AND CORPORATE MYTH$ The Legacy of the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Praise for Sound Truth and Corporate Myth$ Riki Ott Foreword by Walter Crinnion $24.95 US • PB • 9780964522664 51/2 x 81/2 • 560 pages “This book doesn’t just change our view of the Exxon Valdez spill; it Tracing 15 years of lingering harm to humans forces us to dramatically reassess the risks from petroleum and the and wildlife from the Exxon Valdez oil spill, enormous costs that industry is imposing on our health and planet.” author Riki Ott reveals how corporate greed, government shortsightedness, manipulation of —Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., president, Waterkeeper Alliance the truth, and the media have kept the public from learning the deadly nature of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons. Includes relevant information and practical recommendations for people and policy makers at this critical juncture in the history of civilization. ChelseaGreen.com • 802.295.6300
  • 7. 05 nature & environment New HOW THE RICH ARE Release DESTROYING THE EARTH Her vé Kempf A best seller in France, and already translated into Spanish, Italian, Greek, and Korean, Hervé Kempf ’s How the Rich Are Destroying the Earth now appears in its first English edition. Bringing to bear more than twenty years of experience as an environmental journalist, Kempf describes the invincibility that many of the world’s wealthy feel in the face of global warming, and how their unchecked privilege is thwarting action on the single most vexing problem facing our world. In this important primer on the link between global ecology and the global economy, Kempf makes the following observations: First, that the planet’s ecological situation is growing ever worse, despite the efforts of millions of engaged citizens around the world. And second, despite environmentalists’ emphasis that “we’re all in the same boat,” the world’s economic elites—who continue to benefit by plundering the environment—have access to “lifeboats” that insulate them from the resulting catastrophes. Societies have not been able to effectively combat the expanding ecological crisis because it is intimately linked to the social crisis in which the ruling form of capitalism has been organized to impede democratic initiatives. This link explains the failure to make progress against the greatest emergency of our time, because in this relationship the oligarchy plays an essential and destructive role. For this reason, solving the ecological crisis depends on disrupting the power of the world’s elite. We cannot understand the entwined ecological and social crises, Kempf argues, if we don’t see Pub Date: September 2008 them as the two sides of the same disaster—a disaster that comes from a system piloted by a $12.95 US, $14.50 CAN • PB dominant social strata that has no drive other than greed, no ideal other than conservatism, 9781603580359 no dream other than technology. But Kempf also calls for measured optimism: “Despite the 53/8 x 83/8 • 160 pages scale of the challenges that await us, solutions are emerging and—faced with the sinister prospects the oligarchs promote—the desire to remake the world is being reborn.” “[A] bombshell book.” —Louis-Gilles Francoeur, Le Devoir (Montréal, Québec) “An intellectually original and undeniably pugnacious endeavor.” —Patrick Piro, Politis Hervé Kempf has more than 20 “An invigorating book, to be read at once.” —L'Ecologiste years of experience as a reporter. He is the environmental editor of Le Monde, France’s most influential daily newspaper, and the founder of “A vigorous indictment against the ‘neoliberal Reporterre, a Web site devoted to ideology,’ guilty of driving the planet towards discussion about the environment and its own destruction.” —Olivier Nouaillas, La Vie social justice. He lives in France. “Stunning survey . . . great journalism.” —Anne Crignon, Le Nouvel Observateur ChelseaGreen.com • 802.295.6300
  • 8. 06 nature & environment New in Paperback EXPOSED The Toxic Chemistry of Everyday Products and What’s at Stake for American Power Mark Schapiro “A gripping new book” —The Economist From tainted pet food to toxic toys, Americans can thank the successful lobbying efforts of the U.S. chemical industry for the secret ingredients in everyday products that have been linked to rising rates of infertility, endocrine system disruptions, neurological disorders, and cancer. While the U.S. Congress stalls in the face of these dangers, the European Union has chosen to act. Strict consumer-safety regulations have forced multinationals to manufacture safer products for European consumers, while lower U.S. standards allow them to continue selling unsafe products to Americans. Schapiro’s exposé shows that short of strong government action, the United States will lose not only its ability to protect citizens from environmental hazards but also, as economic priorities shift, whatever claim it has to commercial supremacy. Increasingly, products on American shelves are equated with serious health hazards, hazards that the European Union is legislating out of existence in its powerful trading bloc, a lead that even China is beginning to follow. Schapiro illustrates how the blowback from weak regulation at home carries a steep economic, as well as environmental, price. In Exposed: The Toxic Chemistry of Everyday Products and What’s at Stake for American Power, investigative journalist Mark Schapiro takes the reader to the front lines of global corporate and political power, where tectonic battles are being waged that will determine the physical and economic health of our children and ourselves. Pub Date: January 2009 $22.95 US, $29.95 CAN • HC 9781933392158 $16.95 US, $18.50 CAN • PB 9781603580588 6 x 9 • 224 pages 2008 Nautilus Book Awards Silver Winner “In this smart and timely new book, Mark Schapiro . . . examines the widening gap between American and EU chemical and environmental regulation, cogently arguing that although the United States used to be a leader in environmental protection, the power has shifted across the Atlantic.” —ForeWord Magazine “Americans’ confidence in their government-sanctioned environmental and consumer protections receives another blow in investigative Mark Schapiro is editorial director of the Center for Investigative Reporting. He reporter Schapiro’s exposé.” —Publishers Weekly has written extensively on foreign affairs and his work has appeared in Harper’s, The Nation, Atlantic Monthly, the New “[Schapiro’s] startling message is that by lagging behind on York Times Magazine, and other publica- tions, and he has reported stories for environmental innovation, American industries are jeopardizing FRONTLINE/World, NOW with Bill their financial future.” —San Francisco Chronicle Moyers, and public radio’s Marketplace. Schapiro lives in San Francisco, California. ChelseaGreen.com • 802.295.6300
  • 9. 07 nature & environment 10th Anniversary Edition GAVIOTAS A Village to Reinvent the World Alan Weisman New afterword by the author By the author of the national best seller The World Without Us Los Llanos—the rain-leached, eastern savannas of war-ravaged Colombia—are among the most brutal environments on Earth and an unlikely setting for one of the most hopeful environmental stories ever told. Here, in the late 1960s, a young Colombian development worker named Paolo Lugari wondered if the nearly uninhabited, infertile llanos could be made livable for his country’s growing population. He had no idea that nearly four decades later, his experiment would be one of the world’s most celebrated examples of sustainable living: a permanent village called Gaviotas. In the absence of infrastructure, the first Gaviotans invented wind turbines to convert mild breezes into energy, hand pumps capable of tapping deep sources of water, and solar collectors efficient enough to heat and even sterilize drinking water under perennially cloudy llano skies. Over time, the Gaviotans’ experimentation has even restored an ecosystem: in the shelter of two million Caribbean pines planted as a source of renewable commercial resin, a primordial rain forest that once covered the llanos is unexpectedly reestablishing itself. Colombian author Gabriel García Márquez has called Paolo Lugari “Inventor of the World.” Lugari himself has said that Gaviotas is not a utopia: “Utopia literally means ‘no place.’ We call Gaviotas a topia, because it’s real.” Relive their story with this special 10th-anniversary edition of Gaviotas, complete with a Pub Date: October 2008 $16.95 US, $18.95 CAN • PB new afterword by the author describing how Gaviotas has survived and progressed over the 9781603580564 past decade. 6 x 9 • 244 pages • Photos & diagrams Previous edition: 9781890132286 “In the wake of the fall of so much idealism in Latin America, it is wonderful to discover this luminous book about a luminous place in eastern Colombia. Alan Weisman takes us to Gaviotas via many stories—stories that make the path completely engrossing.” RONN SPENCER —Julia Alvarez, author of In the Time of the Butterflies and A Cafecito Story “Gaviotas is the ongoing saga of what real, hands-on sustainability means, calluses and all, practiced in the most demanding social and environmental Author of the critically acclaimed New York Times best seller The World circumstances conceivable.” Without Us, Alan Weisman is an —Paul Hawken, author of The Ecology of Commerce and Natural Capitalism award-winning journalist whose reports have appeared in Harper’s, the New York Times Magazine, Atlantic Monthly, “Gaviotas is not merely a book of hope, but a story of twists and turns that Discover, and Orion, among others, remind us just how rich the human spirit and a human community can be. and on National Public Radio. A former Weisman himself proves again that he is among the best journalist essayists contributing editor to the Los Angeles North America has offered to the world toward the end of this millennium.” Times Magazine, he is a senior radio —Gary Paul Nabhan, author of Coming Home to Eat and Why Some Like It Hot producer for Homelands Productions and teaches international journalism at the University of Arizona. He lives in western Massachusetts. ChelseaGreen.com • 802.295.6300
  • 10. 08 nature & environment From the author of the best-selling The Good Good Pig, SPELL OF THE TIGER The Man-Eaters of Sundarbans Sy Montgomer y With a new afterword by the author A book that earned Sy Montgomery her status as one of the most celebrated wildlife writers of our time, Spell of the Tiger brings readers to the Sundarbans, a vast tangle of mangrove swamp and tidal delta that lies between India and Bangladesh. It is the only spot on earth where tigers routinely eat people—swimming silently behind small boats at night to drag away fishermen, snatching honey collectors and woodcutters from the forest. But, unlike in other parts of Asia where tigers are rapidly being hunted to extinction, tigers in the Sundarbans are revered. With the skill of a naturalist and the spirit of a mystic, Montgomery reveals the delicate balance of Sundarbans life, explores the mix of worship and fear that offers tigers unique protection there, and unlocks some surprising answers about why people at risk of becoming prey might consider their predator a god. Pub Date: February 2009 $16.95 US, $18.50 CAN • PB 9781603580595 51/2 x 81/2 • 240 pages • Color photo insert “Sy Montgomery puts the fear of God into you with her tales of the great mangrove swamp of Sundarbans.” —Los Angeles Times PHEBE LEWAN “Spell of the Tiger is a splendid, transcendental book, distilled like brandy. Lovers of nature should love it.” “Part Indiana Jones, part Emily Dickinson,” —Edward Hoagland as the Boston Globe describes her, Sy Montgomery is an author, naturalist, doc- umentary scriptwriter, and radio commentator “In a spiritual comprehension, people of the Sundarbans know that who has traveled to some of the world’s most remote wildernesses for her work. She has without the tiger, their human world is incomplete.” —Time 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 “Clear, emotionally telling and always right to the point, her been undressed by an orangutan in Borneo. accounts of the other forms of life are without peer.” She is the author of 13 award-winning books, —Farley Mowat, author of Never Cry Wolf including her national best-selling memoir, The Good Good Pig. Montgomery lives in Hancock, New Hampshire. ChelseaGreen.com • 802.295.6300
  • 11. 09 nature & environment two highly acclaimed books back in print! JOURNEY OF THE PINK DOLPHINS An Amazon Quest Sy Montgomer y With a new introduction by the author When Sy Montgomery ventured into the Amazon to unlock the mysteries of the little- known pink dolphins, she found ancient whales that plied the Amazon River at dawn and dusk, swam through treetops in flooded forests, and performed underwater ballets with their flexible bodies. But she soon found out that to know the botos, as the dolphins are locally called, you must also know the people who live among them. And so in Journey of the Pink Dolphins, Montgomery—part naturalist, part poet, part Indiana Jones—winds her way through watery tributaries and riverside villages, searching for botos and hearing the tales of locals who believe these ethereal dolphins are shape-shifters—creatures that emerge from the water as splendidly dressed men or women only to enchant their human onlookers, capture their souls, and then carry them away to the Encante, an underwater world. Montgomery takes readers on four separate journeys, exploring the river-dwelling dolphins’ natural history, chronicling their conservation pressures, unraveling their prehistoric roots, and visiting with shamans who delve into the Encante. Pub Date: February 2009 “One of the most brilliant books of our time.” $19.95 US, $21.95 CAN • PB —Elizabeth Marshall Thomas, author of The Tribe of Tiger 9781603580601 51/2 x 81/2 • 320 pages • Color photo insert “I started to read this book at six in the morning and did not move out of my chair for the rest of the day. I did not lose a day; I gained a whole world.” —Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson, author of When Elephants Weep “Montgomery’s smart, bighearted book reminds us that there are still places whose sheer existence is cause for wonder.” —New York Times Book Review “A rich odyssey both real and mythical.” —Christian Science Monitor “The voyage is the ultimate in extreme . . . Deadly possibilities and impossible-to-imagine rewards lurk around the river’s bend . . . [Montgomery] writes with flair and with an ease that makes you feel like she’s sitting next to you, telling you her stories.” —USA Today DENNIS OTTEN WIKIMEDIA COMMONS COURTESY ChelseaGreen.com • 802.295.6300
  • 12. 10 nature & environment New Release GREEN LIVING HANDBOOK A 6-Step Program to Create an Environmentally Sustainable Lifestyle David Gershon Now, in an expanded edition, Green Living Handbook (originally called EcoTeam) is available to the trade for the first time. The original book has been translated into 22 languages, and with more than 250,000 copies sold through its unique grassroots distribution model, David Gershon’s in-depth program for sustainable living is the fulcrum of a global movement that is changing the way the world thinks about going green. Green Living Handbook has been driving environmental-behavior change in cities, faith communities, universities, and businesses for over a decade. Much more than another collection of eco-tips for the newly green, this illustrated workbook walks readers step-by-step through a comprehensive lifestyle transformation program that has proven it can get results. Thousands of past participants of the program have reduced their environmental footprint by 25 percent on average. In a time when more and more Americans are seeking sustainable lifestyles, this first trade edition of Green Living Handbook is perfectly poised to help thousands of Americans translate their good intentions into action and contribute to a sustainable future for us all. Pub Date: September 2008 $14.95 US • PB • 9780963032744 8 x 11 • 160 pages EMPOWERMENT INSTITUTE “Green Living Handbook is the first step-by-step plan for turning David Gershon is the author of nine environmental concern into action.” —The Chicago Tribune books, including the best-selling Empowerment: The Art of Creating Your Life As You Want It. The founder “A movement . . . of unquestionable zeal is challenging consumption and CEO of Empowerment Institute, he at the grassroots . . . Local support groups called EcoTeams are is one of the world’s leading authorities on behavior change and large-scale methodically helping members reduce the amount and kind of transformation. He has lectured at material that flows in and out of homes.” —The New York Times Harvard, MIT, and Duke and served as an advisor to the Clinton White House and the United Nations on behavior change and sustainability issues. He lives with his wife, Gail Straub, in the Hudson River Valley of New York. •••Other EcoTeam books by David Gershon••• Winner of the 2007 Independent Publisher “Most Likely to Save the Planet” Book Award JOURNEY FOR THE PLANET LOW CARBON DIET WATER STEWARDSHIP A Kid’s Five-Week Adventure A 30-Day Program to Lose 5000 Pounds A 30-Day Program to Protect and to Create an Earth-Friendly Life David Gershon Conserve Our Water Resources . . . David Gershon One Drop at a Time $12.95 US • PB • 9780963032720 David Gershon $12.95 US • PB • 9780964437302 8 x 11 • 80 pages • B&W illustrations 8 x 11 • 72 pages • B&W illustrations $12.95 US • PB • 9780964437371 8 x 11 • 88 pages • B&W illustrations ChelseaGreen.com • 802.295.6300
  • 13. 11 nature & environment New THE TRANSITION HANDBOOK Release From Oil Dependency to Local Resilience Rob Hopkins Foreword by Richard Heinberg We live in an oil-dependent world, arriving at this level of dependency in a very short space of time by treating petroleum as if it were in infinite supply. Most of us avoid thinking about what happens when oil runs out (or becomes prohibitively expensive), but The Transition Handbook shows how the inevitable and profound changes ahead can have a positive outcome. These changes can lead to the rebirth of local communities that will grow more of their own food, generate their own power, and build their own houses using local materials. They can also encourage the development of local currencies to keep money in the local area. There are now over 30 “transition towns” in the UK, Australia and New Zealand with more joining as the idea takes off. They provide valuable experience and lessons-learned for Pub Date: September 2008 those of us on this side of the Atlantic. With little proactive thinking at the governmental $24.95 US, $27.50 CAN • PB level, communities are taking matters into their own hands and acting locally. If your town 9781900322188 is not a transition town, this upbeat guide offers you the tools for starting the process. 9 x 9 • 240 pages • Two-color GREEN BOOKS “The book is a great guide for how we must live in a future world where the limits of nature are honoured, but so are the basic comforts and joys of communities coming together in a great common cause. There is no more important book than this one for any community seeking change toward ecological sustainability.” —Jerry Mander, founder/director of the International Forum on Globalization and author of In the Absence of the Sacred Rob Hopkins is the founder of the Transition Network. Having successfully created an Energy Descent Plan for Kinsale “If your town is not yet a Transition Town, here is guidance for in Ireland, which was later adopted as making it one. We have little time, and much to accomplish.” policy by the town council, Rob moved to —Richard Heinberg, from the foreword Totnes in Devon and initiated Transition Town Totnes, the first UK town to address the issues of life after peak oil. www.transitiontowns.org/totnes “This is much more than just a book. It is a manual for a movement. And not just any movement, but one which—in Richard Heinberg is Senior Fellow at avoiding the civilisational collapse threatened by the twin crises the Post Carbon Institute. He is the author of peak oil and climate change—could prove to be the most of several influential books on resource important social force humanity has ever seen.” depletion including Peak Everything: —Mark Lynas, author of Six Degrees Waking Up to the Century Of Declines. ChelseaGreen.com • 802.295.6300
  • 14. 12 nature & environment The Chelsea GREEN Guides Our Chelsea Green Guides offer succinct, useful advice on greening your life, whether at home, at work, or in between. Great as gifts and stocking stuffers, they are also well suited as promotional items or for businesses aiming to promote more environmental awareness (and cost-saving habits) among employees. REDUCE, REUSE, RECYCLE: BIKING TO WORK GREENING YOUR OFFICE: AN EASY HOUSEHOLD GUIDE FROM CUPBOARD TO Ror y McMullan CORPORATION, AN A–Z GUIDE Nicky Scott 9781933392981 • 96 pages • Full color Jon Clift & Amanda Cuthbert 9781933392752 • 96 pages • Full color For those who live within biking distance of 9781933392998 • 96 pages • Full color work, this book offers simple safety, bike- Answers all of your recycling questions buying, gear-buying, and basic maintenance with a complete listing of everyday house- An A-to-Z guide for offices of all sizes, from tips, as well as ways to best plan your route hold items and how to recycle them. From energy use and better supply purchases to and from the office. By biking to work, old cell phones and e-waste to expired to recycling and reusing materials, plus you can improve your physical and mental medicines and motor oil, this little guide summaries of a range of renewable-energy health, save money, avoid creating pollution, shows you where you can send your options, commuting techniques, and more. and contribute to friendlier cities. In the unwanted items and how you might make These tips help your workplace save money face of rush-hour traffic, biking is often a bit of money while you’re at it. Also while reducing environmental impacts and faster than driving too! includes great ideas for reducing con- can boost employee morale in the process. sumption and your volume of rubbish— ideal for businesses and consumers alike! WATER: USE LESS—SAVE MORE ENERGY: USE LESS—SAVE MORE COMPOSTING: AN EASY HOUSEHOLD GUIDE Jon Clift & Amanda Cuthbert Jon Clift & Amanda Cuthbert Nicky Scott 9781933392738 • 80 pages • Full color 9781933392721 • 80 pages • Full color 9781933392745 • 96 pages • Full color One hundred energy-saving tips for every- One hundred simple and effective tips for thing in your home or business. Includes saving water inside and outdoors at your An A-to-Z directory of how to compost suggestions on heating and cooling, home or business. Packed with practical everything from ash to weeds, plus expert lighting, cooking, appliances, and much ideas for your kitchen, bath, landscaping, advice on how to compost in small spaces, more. Also provides an overview on and water-using chores. bins, and wormeries and getting your renewable-energy options. community involved. $7.95 US each • PB • 43/4 x 61/2 • Illustrated 24-Copy Display Available • See Page 69 Attention Businesses, Energy Providers, Waste Managers, and Municipalities: Ever dreamed of providing a premium guide to your clients, residents, or business partners that underscores your commitment to the environment and is a benefit to your patrons? Chelsea Green is pleased to offer you the ability to customize our acclaimed Chelsea Green Guides with your logo and personalized message at an incredible value. Call and receive your custom quote today. ChelseaGreen.com • 802.295.6300
  • 15. 13 nature & environment Recently CLIMATE SOLUTIONS A Citizen’s Guide: What Works, Published What Doesn’t, and Why Peter Barnes Foreword by Bill McKibben Millions of Americans are demanding that all levels of government—local, state, and federal—take immediate and effective action to fight climate change. But there’s a big problem. Hundreds of policy ideas are floating about, and many of them aren’t very good. It’s quite possible that bad climate policy will result, and that many years will then be lost before real emission reductions occur. We can’t afford to let that happen. That’s why this citizen’s guide is so important. It explains in clear and simple language what different climate policies will do—and what they won’t do. It tells you who’s behind the policies, who’d pay for them, and who’d profit. It strips away the spin and tells you the key facts you need to know. “Peter Barnes is right. The best and most efficient way to reduce global warming [is a] a cap-and-auction with dividends to all Americans. Read this useful guide and see why.” —Robert B. Reich, professor of public policy, University of California at Berkeley, and former U.S. Secretary of Labor “This citizen’s guide demystifies climate policy so that you can play an active role in forming it. We can’t wait any longer, and we can’t get it wrong.” —Bill McKibben, from the foreword $9.95 US • PB • 9781603580052 5 x 8 • 110 pages • Illustrations throughout STRANGERS DEVOUR THE LAND Boyce Richardson Foreword by Winona LaDuke Revised Edition With a new introduction by the author First published in 1974, Strangers Devour the Land has become recognized as the magnum opus among the numerous books, articles, and films produced by Boyce Richardson over two decades on the subject of indigenous people. Its subject, the long struggle of the Crees of James Bay in northern Quebec—a hunting and trapping people—to defend the territories they have occupied since time imme- morial, came to international attention in 1972 when they tried by legal action to stop the immense hydroelectric project the provincial government was proposing to build around them. The Crees argued that the integrity of their vast wilderness was essential to their way of life, but the authorities at first did not accept their knowledge of the land and its animals as authentic. Richardson, who sat through the many months of the trial, has mingled the scientific and Cree testimony given in court with his own interviews with Cree hunters, and experiences in gathering information and shooting films, to produce a classic account of cultures in collision. In a new introduction, he reveals that the Crees—now receiving immense sums of money as compensation for the loss of their lands—appear to be doing well, and to be in the process of joining modern, technological culture, while retaining the spiritual base of their traditional lives. “Richardson delivers a stunning parable of dissimilar societies on a collision course . . . It must not be ignored.” —The Philadelphia Inquirer $25.00 US • PB • 9781603580045 6 x 9 • 376 pages • 8 B&W photos ChelseaGreen.com • 802.295.6300
  • 16. 14 nature & environment SIPPEWISSETT B est seller THE MAN WHO PLANTED TREES Or, Life on a Salt Marsh A story by Jean Giono Tim Traver Wood engravings by Michael McCurdy Illustrations by Bobbi Angell New foreword by Wangari Maathai New afterword by Andy Lipkis $22.50 US • HC • 9781933392141 $16.95 US • PB • 9781933392783 $10.00 US • PB • 9781933392813 51/2 x 81/2 • 260 pages 6 x 9 • 72 pages • Wood engravings Jean Giono’s extraordinary fable brings to life a shepherd who plants one Tim Traver’s Sippewissett is heir to a rich history of nature writing. hundred acorns a day for thirty years. The shepherd’s tireless efforts Akin to classics like Aldo Leopold’s A Sand County Almanac and Annie transform the countryside, revitalize his community, and teach us about Dillard’s Pilgrim at Tinker Creek, the book forms an eloquent bridge hope, humanity, and our own ability to create change in the world. between ecology and memory, science and art. Traver alternates between remembrances of the Cape Cod salt marsh where he spent his This special twentieth-anniversary edition of The Man Who Planted Trees boyhood summers and the history of Sippewissett, a place that has includes an inspiring foreword by Nobel Peace Prize laureate Wangari been studied by many of America’s great biologists, from Louis Agassiz Maathai, whose Green Belt Movement has planted millions of trees and to Rachel Carson. brought new hope to women and families in Kenya. The afterword by TreePeople founder Andy Lipkis tells his own true story of planting trees in the unlikely ecosystems of Los Angeles and provides practical resources for taking action in our communities. This edition is printed on 100 percent Also Available in Hardcover recycled paper. Released on National Arbor Day, April 29, 2005, our best-selling •••Other Editions••• twentieth-anniversary hardcover edition of The Man Who Planted •THE MAN WHO PLANTED TREES: A STORY BY JEAN GIONO • $17.50 US • HC • 7 x 10 • 72 pages • 9781931498722 Trees, with a foreword by Wangari •Audio Edition: THE MAN WHO PLANTED TREES • Jean Giono, and Robert J. Lurtsema Maathai, winner of the 2004 Nobel $16.00 US • CD-Audio • 40 min • 9780930031763 Peace Prize and founder of the African Green Belt Movement. •THE MAN WHO PLANTED TREES GIFT SET • $25.00 US • 40 min CD + HC edition • 9781931498814 ISBN: 9781931498722 •••Other NATURE & ENVIRONMENT Titles••• A CAFECITO STORY EL CUENTO DEL CAFECITO Julia Alvarez and Bill Eichner Bilingual Edition $10.00 US • PB • 9781931498067 6 x 9 • 78 pages •GAIAN DEMOCRACIES: Redefining Globalisation and People-Power Roy Madron and John Jopling • $14.95 US • 6 x 8 • PB • 160 pages • 9781903998281 Not a political or environmental polemic, •ECOVILLAGE LIVING: Restoring the Earth and Her People A Cafecito Story is instead a poetic, modern fable about human beings at Edited by Hildur Jackson and Karen Svensson their best. The challenge of producing $24.95 US • 53/ x 81/ • PB • 96 pages • 9781903998168 8 2 coffee is a remarkable test of our ability to live more sustainably, caring for the •DESIGN OUTLAWS ON THE ECOLOGICAL FRONTIER • Edited by Chirs Zelov and Phil Cousineau land, growers, and consumers in an enlightened and just way. B&W photographs and illustrations $21.95 US • 8 x 11 • PB • 464 pages • 9780965030625 A CAFECITO STORY • English Edition •EARTH SONGS: A Resurgence Anthology of Contemporary Eco-Poetry • Edited by Peter Abbs Julia Alvarez $16.95 US • 6 x 9 • PB • 208 pages • 9781903998175 Woodcut Illustrations by Belkis Ramírez •FIELD DAYS: An Anthology of Poetry • Edited by Angela King and Susan Clifford for Common Ground $14.95 US • HC • 9781931498005 $14.95 US • 6 x 9 • PB • 160 pages • 9781890132255 6 x 9 • 64 pages •THE RIVER’S VOICE: An Anthology of Poetry • Edited by Angela King and Susan Clifford $10.00 US • PB • 9781931498548 $16.95 US • 6 x 9 • PB • 302 pages • 9781890132699 6 x 9 • 64 pages ChelseaGreen.com • 802.295.6300
  • 17. 15 nature & environment Great Books by Derrick Jensen B est seller B est seller LISTENING TO THE LAND THE CULTURE OF MAKE BELIEVE A LANGUAGE OLDER THAN WORDS Conversations about Nature, Derrick Jensen Derrick Jensen Culture, and Eros Derrick Jensen $25.00 US • PB • 9781931498579 $20.00 US • PB • 9781931498555 6 x 9 • 720 pages 6 x 9 • 412 pages $20.00 US • PB • 9781931498562 6 x 9 • 336 pages At once a beautifully poetic memoir and What begins as an exploration of the an exploration of the various ways we lines of thought and experience that run In this far-ranging and heartening live in the world, A Language Older between the massive lynchings in early collection, Derrick Jensen gathers Than Words explains violence as a twentieth-century America to today’s conversations with environmentalists, pathology that touches every aspect of death squads in South America soon theologians, Native Americans, our lives and indeed affects all aspects of explodes into an examination of the very psychologists, and feminists, engaging life on Earth. heart of our civilization. some of our best minds in an exploration of more peaceful ways to live on Earth. “Derrick Jensen tears our illusions from us with his shocking yet graceful prose.” —Francis Moore Lappé THE OTHER SIDE OF DARKNESS Derrick Jensen WELCOME TO THE MACHINE WALKING ON WATER $25.00 US • CD-Audio • 9781931498593 Science, Surveillance, and Reading, Writing, and Revolution the Culture of Control Derrick Jensen Here for the first time is Derrick Jensen Derrick Jensen and George Draffan live, recorded at several of his standing- $15.00 US • PB • 9781931498784 room-only performances. $18.00 US • PB • 9781931498524 51/2 x 81/2 • 232 pages 53/8 x 83/8 • 304 pages Walking on Water is a startling and A hard-hitting look at the way technology provocative look at teaching, writing, is used as a machine to control us and our creativity, and life by a writer increasingly environment. recognized for his passionate and articulate critique of modern civilization. ChelseaGreen.com • 802.295.6300
  • 18. 16 nature & environment Great Books from the Trust for Public Lands CONSERVATION FINANCE HANDBOOK THE GREAT REMEMBERING COMING TO LAND IN A How Communities Are Paying for Parks TROUBLED WORLD Peter Forbes and Land Conservation Peter Forbes, Kathleen Dean Kim Hopper and Ernest Cook $14.95 US • PB • 9780967280615 Moore, and Scott R. Sanders 51/2 x 81/2 • 112 pages • B&W photographs $21.95 US • PB • 9780967280646 $16.95 US • PB • 9780967280691 6 x 9 • 156 pages An activist’s exploration of the meaning 51/2 x 81/4 • 144 pages of land to our culture. It is a also a call The essential and trusted guide for any to land conservationists to redefine the The work of conserving land, species, and conservation organization for planning promise of their work as the building of ways of life is more urgent and vital than and winning public finance campaigns. relationships between land and people. ever before. In three powerful essays, three The Conservation Finance Handbook influential writers and thinkers explore carefully illustrates all parts of the process, the meaning of land conservation and including how to analyze and measure community life and reflect upon the vital public opinion, design a winning ballot importance of healing divisions in culture, measure, and run a successful campaign. consumption, and the fate of our earth. OUR LAND, OURSELVES THE STORY HANDBOOK GROUNDSWELL Readings on People and Place Language and Storytelling Stories of Saving Places, for Land Conservationists Finding Community Edited by Peter Forbes, Edited by Helen Whybrow Ann Ambrecht Forbes, Alix W. Hopkins and Helen Whybrow $14.95 US • PB • 9780967280622 $20.00 US • PB • 9781932807042 $16.95 US • PB • 9780967280608 51/2 x 81/4 • 112 pages • B&W photos 75/8 x 10 • 208 pages 5 x 7 • 240 pages Contributors Tim Ahern, William Written from a practitioner’s perspective, Cronon, John Elder, Peter Forbes, Barry A collection of diverse readings on the Groundswell examines a diverse set of Lopez, and Scott Russell Sanders present meaning of people and place—themes community-supported environmental us with the power of stories, narratives such as the protection of wilderness and projects ranging from New York City’s of people and places, and how those the idea of the wild, the nature of home, Bronx to Portland, Oregon. This book stories can advance the work of land the purpose of work, and the meaning of will inspire you, especially if you have conservation toward creating meaningful community. These voices suggest a new the passion and energy to make a change in our culture. way of viewing land conservation as the difference in your community. process of building values and positively shaping human lives. ChelseaGreen.com • 802.295.6300
  • 19. 17 nature & environment THRILLCRAFT VOICES OF THE LAND EDENS LOST & FOUND The Environmental Consequences of How Ordinary Citizens Are Restoring Edited by Jamie Purinton Motorized Recreation Our Great American Cities Photographs by Charles Lindsay Edited by George Wuerthner Harr y Wiland and Dale Bell Foreword by Michael Pollan with Joe D’Agnese $60.00 US • HC • 9781933392660 $25.00 US • HC • 9781931498500 113/4 x 131/4 • 312 pages • Full color $40.00 US • HC • 9781931498890 10 x 10 • 84 pages $25.00 US • PB • 9781933392264 Thrillcraft exposes the lasting damage 8 x 10 • 304 pages • Full color With evocative photographs that detail done to our land, water, and air from the the intricacies of nature, Voices of the growing plague of jet skis, quads, dirt Focusing on Chicago, Los Angeles, Land encourages homeowners to be bikes, dune buggies, snowmobiles, and Philadelphia, and Seattle, four cities that responsive to the existing character and other motorized recreational craft that are face vastly different challenges, Edens ecology of the land as it becomes a home. penetrating the last bastions of wild Lost & Found highlights the remarkable America. In stark detail the book describes power of hope, pride, ingenuity, and how offroad vehicle use is responsible for chutzpah that characterize a new era of wildlife habitat fragmentation, disturbance collaboration between progressive city of sensitive wildlife, soil erosion, spread of governments and their citizens. invasive weeds, loss of silence, and water and air pollution. B est seller HEALING LYME WHAT CAN I DO? PINHOOK Natural Healing and Prevention of An Alphabet for Living Finding Wholeness in a Fragmented Land Lyme Borreliosis and Its Coinfections Lisa Harrow Janisse Ray Stephen Harrod Buhner Introduction by Roger Payne $12.00 US • PB • 9781931498746 $19.95 US • PB • 9780970869630 $7.95 US • PB • 9781931498661 53/8 x 83/8 • 168 pages 6 x 9 • 288 pages 41/4 x 7 • 144 pages In lyrical, down-home prose, Ray draws This essential guide to Lyme infection and The quintessential resource and reference together Pinhook Swamp’s need for its treatment examines the leading research guide for anyone concerned about the restoration and the human desire for and tests and outlines the most potent environment and interested in learning wholeness and wildness in our own lives herbal medicines and supplements that how to make a positive impact. and landscapes. An evocative paean to offer help—either alone or in combination wildness and wilderness restoration with with antibiotics. an extraordinary journey into southern Georgia’s Pinhook Swamp. Visit Lisa Harrow’s Sea Change Institute to learn more about responsible living www.seachangeinstitute.org ChelseaGreen.com • 802.295.6300
  • 20. 18 nature & environment CASTAWAYS A SHADOW AND A SONG BACKTRACKING The Penikese Island Experiment The Struggle to Save an The Way of a Naturalist George Cadwalader Endangered Species Ted Levin Foreword by Robert Coles Mark Jerome Walters Foreword by John Hay Illustrated by Jean Waltermire $25.00 US • PB • 9781933392202 $25.00 US • PB • 9781933392561 6 x 9 • 208 pages 6 x 9 • 240 pages $25.00 US • PB • 9781933392547 6 x 9 • 240 pages “The story of Penikese Island is a “This wise and careful book is about two convincing antidote to TV-inspired things. First, one small and engaging part In this collection of 16 short essays Levin notions about miraculous cures for of God’s creation, the dusky seaside spar- intertwines biological facts, historical troubled children. It has the ring of truth row. Second, our desire for ‘development,’ data, regional information, personal . . . There’s a lot of old-fashioned virtue in for vacation homes without mosquitoes, experience, and a dash of humor, along it, and I imagine most readers will feel for ducks to hunt, and even for a trip to with a strong conservation message. glad, as I did, that there are the moon. The bird is no more, but people like Mr. Cadwalader around.” thanks to Mark Walters it leaves behind a “Backtracking breathes with the sort of powerful testimony.” —Tracy Kidder, author of House nature writing that awakens the reader to the world around him.” —Bill McKibben, author of The End of Nature —The Washington Post B est seller •••Other NATURE & ENVIRONMENT Titles••• •BELIEVING CASSANDRA: An Optimist Looks at a Pessimist’s World • Alan AtKisson $16.95 US • 6 x 9 • PB • 256 pages • 9781890132163 THE SAFARI COMPANION A Guide to Watching African Mammals $12.95 US • CD-Audio • 13 songs • 9781890132705 Richard D. Estes •THE BIONEERS: Declarations of Interdependence • Ken Ausubel Illustrated by Daniel Otte $25.00 US • 6 x 9 • PB • 302 pages • 9781890132767 $30.00 US • PB • 9781890132446 •SEEING NATURE: Deliberate Encounters with the Visible World • Paul Krafel 6 x 9 • 480 pages $15.95 US • 6 x 9 • PB • 208 pages • B&W illustrations • 9781890132422 Since its original publication in 1993, The •THE NORTHERN FOREST • David Dobbs Safari Companion has been the best field guide to observing and understanding the $19.95 US • 6 x 9 • PB • 384 pages • 9780930031817 behavior of African mammals. An indis- •TROUBLED WATER: Saints, Sinners, Truths and Lies about the Global Water Crisis pensable tool for naturalists traveling to Africa, this new edition has been revised to Edited by Anita Roddick and Brooke Shelby Biggs • B&W photographs acknowledge the enthusiasm for those $17.95 US • 73/ x 81/ • PB • 144 pages • 9780954395933 4 4 watching these magnificent animals at zoos and wildlife parks and on film. ChelseaGreen.com • 802.295.6300
  • 21. 19 ethical marketplace New THE GORT CLOUD Release The Invisible Force Powering Today’s Most Visible Green Brands Richard Seireeni “Green” has gone mainstream, and for many companies caring for the environment is not just a philosophy, it’s a marketing strategy. So how does a company that’s genuinely committed to green principles differentiate itself from its greenwashing competitors? Brand expert Richard Seireeni interviewed more than 30 “eco-capitalists” from a broad range of industries—home improvement, transportation, household products, food and beverage, energy, real estate, finance, and fashion. The collective experience of leaders such as Gary Hirschberg of Stonyfield Farms, Jeffrey Hollander of Seventh Generation, and the grandsons of Dr. Bronner, as well as other green experts, are a rich source of wisdom for green businesses getting off the ground or for any business aiming to improve its environmental performance. The result of these interviews is the “Gort Cloud”—a term coined by the author that describes the vast and largely invisible network of NGOs, trendspotters, advocacy groups, social networks, business alliances, certifying organizations, and other members of the green community that have the power to make or break new green brands. Integrating the Gort Cloud into brand development and marketing strategies is critical to the success of any aspiring green brand. This “green community” can supply technical assistance, venture capital, the first line of core customers, and tremendous “echo effect” in getting the word out quickly and inexpensively. Creating a cause, building credibility, developing a sim- ple and compelling message, identifying core customers and sales channels, deftly playing the Pub Date: October 2008 green alternative media, and fending off second-to-market competitors are all required to $24.95 US, $27.50 CAN • HC build a green brand. How these skills are put into practice will vary for each business, but 9781603580618 Seireeni’s research points toward a set of shared characteristics and basic tenets that every busi- 6 x 9 • 240 pages ness can use to build a credible and successful green brand. The invisible green network Richard Seireeni is a 30-year veteran in brand consulting and marketing. He has been art director of Rolling Stone magazine, creative director of Warner Bros. Records, and cocreative director of EnterpriseIG, New York. He has managed his own consulting business, The Brand Architect Group (www.brandarchitect.com), in Los Angeles since 1984, with affiliated offices in Tokyo and Shanghai. Seireeni Millions of people connecting to green messages graduated from the University of through thousands of green portals Washington School of Architecture and is a © 2007 The Brand Architect Group member of the US Green Building Council. Seireeni lives in Los Angeles, California, with his wife and two children. ChelseaGreen.com • 802.295.6300
  • 22. 20 ethical marketplace New A Bee’s-Eye View of and Inquir y into the Nature of Release SLOW MONEY Woody Tasch Foreword by Carlo Petrini “Tom Robbins meets Warren Buffett.” —Jay Cohen Gilbert, former CEO of AND 1 Slow Money is a revolutionary view of the world of entrepreneurship, capital markets, and sustainability. In a joyous, evocative blend of poetry, fiction, and business analysis, Woody Tasch explores the disappearance of honey bees as both disturbing symptom of and perfect metaphor for the economic challenges that face us in the wake of globalization. As wealth piles up around us, we are disoriented, displaced, dizzied by the spectacular power of global markets. Our dollars, and the businesses they finance, lose their connection to place. Our imaginations, as global citizens and as investors, require a new kind of pollination. In this era of gigabytes and nanoseconds and megatons, this era of tens of billions of dollars of venture capital financing a few thousand high-tech companies each year, this era of wealth- now/philanthropy-later, we need new forms of intermediation that nurture the slow, the small, and the local. We need to dare to imagine new approaches to investing and new kinds of capital markets. We need to embrace the task of managing the transition from a commerce of extraction and consumption to a commerce of restoration and preservation. We need Slow Money. Whether you are an investor who knows, deep down, that the system is broken, a philanthropist who lies awake at night worried about where your endowment is invested, or merely a seeker after the secrets of Roulette Pajama’s FUNNY MONEY HONEY, you will find here not only Pub Date: November 2008 food for thought but a recipe for action. $21.95 US, $23.95 CAN • HC Tasch asks: How can we be so rich and so poor? How can we be so powerful and so vulnerable? 9781603580069 Can we find the courage to step off the treadmill of ever-accelerating financial markets? Can we 5 x 8 • 208 pages • B&W illustrations ever find our way back home? The answers are buzzing right outside your window, right inside your heart, and on the pages of this extraordinary foraging expedition across the boundaries of nature, imagination, and finance. “A brilliant and indispensable guide to the crypto-ecology of funny money.” —Gregory Whitehead, treasurer, the Whitehead Foundation Woody Tasch is chairman of Investors’ Circle, a nonprofit network of investors that, since 1992, has facilitated the flow of $121 Slow Money is a meme. million to 192 sustainability-minded, early- stage companies and venture funds. Woody •Slow Money signals a new way of thinking about capital, from was formerly treasurer of the Jessie Smith “the ground up” instead of from “markets down.” Noyes Foundation. He is an experienced •Slow Money contains within it the query: “What would the world venture-capital investor and entrepreneur and has served on numerous for-profit and non- look like if you had to invest 50% of your assets within 50 miles profit boards. He was founding chairman of of where you lived?” the Community Development Venture Capital •Slow Money points towards a new vision of fiduciary responsibility Alliance, which supports venture investing in appropriate for the emergence of restorative economics. economically disadvantaged regions. He lives in Truchas, New Mexico, and Berkeley, California. ChelseaGreen.com • 802.295.6300
  • 23. 21 ethical marketplace New FINDING THE SWEET SPOT The Natural Entrepreneur’s Guide to Release Responsible, Sustainable, Joyful Work Dave Pollard Foreword by Dave Smith “Now what am I going to do?” is a question many people ask—and leave unanswered—at critical potential turning points in their careers. Perhaps you’re a new graduate, but instead of lining up for a boring entry-level job at a big corporation, you wish you could start your own sustainable and responsible business. Or maybe you’ve been stuck in a job you hate for a few years, but you still dream of doing the thing you love and that you’re actually good at. Or maybe you’re a boomer and you’re ready for a second career, a personal venture that will represent a total change from what you’ve spent most of your work life doing. Whatever your situation, this is the book to help you get started. Finding the Sweet Spot explains how sustainable, responsible, and joyful natural enterprises differ from most jobs, and it provides the framework for building your own natural enterprise. You’ll learn how to find partners who will help make your venture successful, how to do world-class market research, how to innovate, how to build resilience into your enterprise, and how to avoid the land mines that sink so many small businesses. Most importantly, you’ll learn how to find the “sweet spot” where your gifts, your passions, and your purpose intersect. And make no mistake: our world needs your talent. The current economic system and the educational system that feeds into it have let us down and are destroying our planet. We need a blossoming of natural enterprises—connected, collaborating, and supporting ventures—to form a dynamic new natural economy. Pub Date: September 2008 $17.95 US, $19.95 CAN • PB Is such a thing possible? Inventor, entrepreneur, and humanist Buckminster Fuller said: “You 9781933392905 never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model 6 x 9 • 240 pages • Illustrations that makes the existing model obsolete.” Finding the Sweet Spot presents a new model. Use it to find the work you were meant to do, thereby helping to create the world we’re meant to live—and make a living—in. What’s Needed PETE MCGREGOR (Your Purpose) Dave Pollard spent twenty-seven years with Ernst & Young LLP as practice leader and advisor to entrepreneurs and then as chief knowledge officer and member of the firm’s Strategy and The Innovation Group. He recently became vice Sweet president of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Spot Accountants (the counterpart of the US AICPA), with responsibility for research and professional guidance on sustainability, entrepreneurship, What You’re What You Love and governance. His popular environmental Good At (Your Passions) and business blog can be found at (Your Gifts) howtosavetheworld.ca. He lives with his family in Toronto, Canada. Dave Smith is cofounder of a dozen entrepreneurial businesses and the author of To Be of Use: The Seven Seeds of Meaningful Work. ChelseaGreen.com • 802.295.6300
  • 24. 22 ethical marketplace Revised & Updated MORTGAGE FREE! Innovative Strategies for Debt-free Home Ownership Rob Roy mort•gage (mor´-gij) n. from Old French morgage, mort gage, literally “death pledge” As a wave of foreclosures sweeps the country, many people are giving up hope for owning a home of their own. They have good reason to turn their backs on the banks, but not on their dreams. In this revised edition of Mortgage Free!, Rob Roy offers a series of escape routes from enslavement to financial institutions, underscored by true stories of intrepid homeowners who have put their principles into action. From back-to-the-land homesteads to country homes, here is a complete guide to strategies that allow you to own your land and home, free and clear, without the bank. Included is detailed advice about: • Clarifying and simplifying your notions of what’s necessary; • Finding land that you love and can afford; • Taking control of the house-building process, for the sake of sanity and pleasure; and • Learning to take a long-term perspective on your family’s crucial economic decisions, avoiding debt and modern-day serfdom. Pub Date: November 2008 $24.95 US, $27.50 CAN • PB 9781603580656 6 x 9 • 368 pages • Illustrations Praise for the previous edition of Mortgage Free! Previous edition: 9780930031985 “Rob Roy challenges another of life’s ‘givens’—that your mortgage, like your job, will last almost as long as you do. This useful book will entertain even armchair explorers of alternatives to the standard consumer life.” —Vicki Robin, coauthor of Your Money or Your Life MARTY CAIN “Yes! It’s about time somebody put together a how-to book for shedding those chains of a 30-year mortgage. We don’t have to slump through life in bondage. We can live well AND have our Rob Roy knows what it means to live freedom, and Rob Roy shows us how in this entertaining, detailed, mortgage free. As director of Earthwood and well-illustrated book.” Building School since 1981, he has —Janet Luhrs, author of The Simple Living Guide and editor and instructed many in the arts of natural publisher of The Simple Living Journal building, and renewable energy. He is also the author of Earth-Sheltered Houses, Cordwood Building, Timber Framing for the Rest of Us, The Sauna, and Stone Circles. Rob and his family live in West Chazy, New York. ChelseaGreen.com • 802.295.6300
  • 25. 23 ethical marketplace Revised & COMPANIES WE KEEP Employee Ownership and the Business Updated of Community and Place John Abrams Foreword by William Greider Part memoir and part examination of a new business model, the 2005 release of The Company We Keep marked the debut of an important new voice in the literature of American business. Now, in Companies We Keep, the revised and expanded edition of his 2005 work, John Abrams further develops his idea that companies flourish when they become centers of interdependence, or “communities of enterprise.” Thoroughly revised with an expanded focus on employee ownership and workplace democracy, Companies We Keep celebrates the idea that when employees share in the rewards as well as the responsibility for the decisions they make, better decisions result. This is an especially timely topic. Most of the baby boomer generation—the owners of millions of American businesses— will retire within the next two decades. In 2001, 50,000 businesses changed hands. In 2005, that number rose to 350,000. Projections call for 750,000 ownership transitions in 2009. Employee ownership—in both the philosophical and the practical sense—is gathering steam as businesses change hands, and Abrams examines some of the many ways this is done. Companies We Keep is structured around eight principles—from “Sharing Ownership” and “Cultivating Workplace Democracy” to “Thinking Like Cathedral Builders” and “Committing to the Business of Place”—that Abrams has discovered in the 32 years since he cofounded South Mountain Company on the island of Martha’s Vineyard. Together, these principles reveal communities of enterprise as a potent force of change that can—and will— improve the way Americans do business. Pub Date: November 2008 $17.95 US, $19.95 CAN • PB 9781603580007 6 x 9 • 340 pages • Photo insert “John Abrams tells a wonderful story, full of ideas about our society. Previous edition: 9781933392196 We all need the South Mountain Company—and its human lessons.” —Anthony Lewis, New York Times columnist and Pulitzer Prize winner “Abrams’ work is a compelling and celebratory reminder that companies like South Mountain are desperately needed in a time of real estate boom and inevitable bust and the ruins left in their wake.” —Jeff Biggers, The Bloomsbury Review RANDI BAIRD “One of the best, most exciting business books I have ever read.” —Anne Alexander, Authentic Alternatives Inc. John Abrams is cofounder and CEO of South Mountain Company, a 32-year-old employee-owned design, building, and “John Abrams is a philosopher disguised as a businessman . . . renewable-energy company on the island of [He] shows how we can step off the treadmill and back into life.” Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts. Business Ethics magazine awarded South Mountain —Marjorie Kelly, publisher of Business Ethics its 2005 National Award for Workplace Democracy. He and his wife Chris live in a cohousing neighborhood designed and built “An exceptional, insightful guide for socially conscious business.” by South Mountain on Martha’s Vineyard. —Midwest Book Review ChelseaGreen.com • 802.295.6300
  • 26. 24 ethical marketplace B est seller THE CHALLENGE TO POWER MID-COURSE CORRECTION BUSINESS AS UNUSUAL Money, Investing, and Democracy Toward a Sustainable Enterprise: Anita Roddick The Interface Model John C. Harrington Ray Anderson $12.95 US • PB • 9780954395957 $40.00 US • HC • 9781931498968 5 x 7 • 340 pages $19.95 US • PB • 9780964595354 $22.50 US • PB • 9781931498975 51/2 x 81/2 • 204 pages 6 x 9 • 376 pages Anita Roddick is one of the world’s most outspoken, controversial, and The personal story of Ray Anderson’s In a brilliant synthesis of thirty years of successful entrepreneurs of this age. In realization that businesses need to experience, John C. Harrington gives this autobiography, Roddick charts her embrace principles of sustainability, and investors the strategies to thwart personal story and that of her company, of his efforts, often frustrating, to apply corporate domination of the earth’s the Body Shop, through all the highs these principles within a billion-dollar resources, decentralize our economy, and lows since 1990, examining the corporation that is still measured by the restore democracy, tame corruption, parallel growth of vigilante consumerism standard scorecards of the business world. and regain community control of our and predicting how businesses can evolve financial resources. in this millennium. •••Other ETHICAL MARKETPLACE Titles••• •UPSIZING: The Road to Zero Emissions: More Jobs, More Income, and No Pollution • Gunter Pauli $16.95 US • 6 x 9 • PB • 220 pages • 9781874719182 •OUT OF THE BOX: Zeri Management Stories • Gunter Pauli $30.00 US • 53/4 x 81/4 • PB • 160 pages • 9781920019402 •GRASSROOTS MARKETING: Getting Noticed in a Noisy World • Shel Horowitz • B&W illustrations $22.95 US • 73/4 x 10 • PB • 320 pages • 9781890132682 •MONEY: Understanding and Creating Alternatives to Legal Tender • Thomas Greco • B&W diagrams $19.95 US • 6 x 9 • PB • 320 pages • 9781890132378 ChelseaGreen.com • 802.295.6300
  • 27. 25 ethical marketplace JAVATREKKER Dispatches from the World of Fair Trade Coffee Dean Cycon Second only to oil in terms of its value, the coffee trade is complex, with several levels of middlemen removing the 28 million growers in 50 distant countries far from you and your morning cup. Cycon changes that in this compelling book, taking the reader on a tour of ten countries in nine chapters with his passionate eye and unique perspective. Cycon, who is himself an amalgam—equal parts entrepreneur, activist, and mischievous explorer—has traveled extensively throughout the world’s tropical coffee lands and shows readers places and people that few if any outsiders have ever seen. “Who would have thought that a cup of coffee contained World Bank schemes, indigenous rights, third-world women’s empowerment and a wide range of globalization issues? Dean Cycon reveals the worlds within worlds of coffee that have to make us think about the choices we make at the supermarket or café.” —Susan Sarandon, actress and activist “Javatrekker is a great book for anyone who wants to know what is really going on in their morning cup.” $19.95 US • PB • 9781933392707 —Rigoberta Menchu, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate 6 x 9 • 272 pages • B&W and color photos “Coffee is god to many of us in the morning, and yet, we know so little about its history and present issues. Linking coffee drinkers to the communities is the work of Dean Cycon in an animated, vital and To learn more about Dean’s Beans visit www.deansbeans.com forever engaging manner.” —Winona LaDuke, indigenous rights activist, author of All Our Relations: Native Struggles for Land and Life and Recovering the Sacred ETHICAL MARKETS Growing the Green Economy Hazel Henderson with Simran Sethi Foreword by L. Hunter Lovins $30.00 US • PB • 9781933392233 7 x 10 • 300 pages With insight, clarity, warmth, and enthusiasm, Hazel Henderson announces the mature presence of the green economy. Throughout Ethical Markets, Henderson weaves statistics and analysis with profiles of entrepreneurs, environmentalists, scientists, and professionals. Based on interviews conducted on her longstanding public television series, her profiles celebrate those who have led the highly successful growth of green businesses around the world. “If you want good news on where the world is heading, read this book.” —Marjorie Kelly, author of The Divine Right of Capital and cofounder of Business Ethics magazine
  • 28. 26 science/sciencewriters New Release THINKING IN SYSTEMS A Primer Donella Meadows Edited by Diana Wright, Sustainability Institute In the years following her role as the lead author of the international bestseller, Limits to Growth—the first book to show the consequences of unchecked growth on a finite planet— Donella Meadows remained a pioneer of environmental and social analysis until her untimely death in 2001. Meadows’ newly released manuscript, Thinking in Systems, is a concise and crucial book offering insight for problem solving on scales ranging from the personal to the global. Edited by the Sustainability Institute’s Diana Wright, this essential primer brings systems thinking out of the realm of computers and equations and into the tangible world, showing readers how to develop the systems-thinking skills that thought leaders across the globe consider critical for 21st-century life. Some of the biggest problems facing the world—war, hunger, poverty, and environmental degradation—are essentially system failures. They cannot be solved by fixing one piece in isolation from the others, because even seemingly minor details have enormous power to undermine the best efforts of too-narrow thinking. While readers will learn the conceptual tools and methods of systems thinking, the heart of the book is grander than methodology. Donella Meadows was known as much for nurturing positive outcomes as she was for delving into the science behind global dilemmas. She reminds readers to pay attention to what is important, not just what is quantifiable, to stay humble, and to stay a learner. Pub Date: December 2008 $19.95 US, $21.95 CAN • PB In a world growing ever more complicated, crowded, and interdependent, Thinking in 9781603580557 Systems helps readers avoid confusion and helplessness, the first step toward finding proactive 6 x 9 • 240 pages • Diagrams and effective solutions. “Thinking in Systems is required reading for anyone hoping to run a successful company, community, or country. Learning how to think in systems is now part of change-agent literacy. And this is the best book of its kind.” —Hunter Lovins, founder and President of Natural Capital Solutions and co-author of Natural Capitalism: Creating the Next Industrial Revolution •••Also by DONELLA MEADOWS••• In 1972, three scientists from MIT created a computer model that analyzed LIMITS TO GROWTH global resource consumption and production. Their results shocked the The 30-Year Update world and created stirring conversation about global “overshoot,” or Donella H. Meadows, Jorgen resource use beyond the carrying capacity of the planet. Now, preeminent Randers, and Dennis Meadows environmental scientists Donella Meadows, Jorgen Randers, and Dennis $22.50 US • PB • 9781931498586 Meadows have teamed up again to update and expand their original 6 x 9 • 386 pages findings in Limits to Growth: The 30-Year Update. Written in refreshingly accessible prose, Limits to Growth: The 30-Year Update is a long-anticipated $20.00 US • CD • 9781931498852 revival of some of the original voices in the growing chorus of sustainability. $42.50 US • PB & CD Set • 9781931498869 Limits to Growth: The 30-Year Update is a work of stunning intelligence that will expose for humanity the hazy but critical line between human growth and human development. ChelseaGreen.com • 802.295.6300
  • 29. 27 science/sciencewriters Donella Meadows MEDORA HEBERT, VALLEY NEWS A Thinker Ahead of Her Time other top honors from organizations like the A woman whose pioneering work in the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology and the 1970s still makes front-page news, Donella Conservation Law Foundation. To many, Meadows was a scientist, author, teacher, and Meadows is most remembered for her weekly, farmer widely considered ahead of her time. She nationally syndicated column, “The Global was one of the world’s foremost systems analysts Citizen,” which ran for 16 years and was nomi- and lead author of the influential Limits to nated for a Pulitzer Prize. Growth—the 1972 book on global trends in population, economics, and the environment Dana, as she was known to friends, was also an that was translated into 28 languages and inspired teacher of environmental systems, became an international bestseller. That book ethics, and journalism at Dartmouth College, launched a worldwide debate on the earth’s not far from the small town where she lived on capacity to withstand constant human develop- and managed an organic farm. ment and expansion. Twenty years later, she and She was the founder of the Sustainability co-authors Dennis Meadows and Jørgen Institute, cofounder of the International Randers reported on their follow-up study in Network of Resource Information Centers Beyond the Limits and a final revision of their (INRIC, also called the Balaton Group), and a research, Limits to Growth: The 30-Year Update, generally recognized leader in getting people at was published in 2004. all levels of society, government, and business to Meadows’ work as a scientist, communicator, think differently, understand systems, and strive and leader in the sustainability movement for sustainability. earned her a MacArthur Foundation “genius” She died unexpectedly in 2001 while she was award, recognition as a Pew Scholar in finishing Thinking in Systems. Conservation and the Environment, and many ChelseaGreen.com • 802.295.6300
  • 30. 28 science/sciencewriters New Frontiers in Science from Sciencewriters THE HAPPINESS TRIP ANIMATE EARTH NOTES FROM THE HOLOCENE Science, Intuition, and Gaia Eduardo Punset A Brief History of the Future Stephan Harding Foreword by Antonio Damasio Dorion Sagan Foreword by Lynn Margulis $12.95 US • PB • 9781933392448 $14.95 US • PB • 9781933392325 $25.00 US • PB • 9781933392295 51/2 x 81/2 • 160 pages 51/2 x 81/2 • 224 pages 6 x 9 • 256 pages A lucid and passionate approach to the Sagan uses his knowledge of philosophy, Harding incorporates formal philosophy, most recent discoveries in the science of science, sleight-of-hand magic, and the spirituality, and hard science and provides happiness and its conditioning factors. fantastical writings of Philip K. Dick to a lively introduction to carbon cycles, bio- explore some of the deepest questions we diversity, microbial life, and other face on Earth. planetary ecology concepts. Luminous Fish DAZZLE GRADUALLY MIND, LIFE, AND UNIVERSE Tales of Science and Love Conversations with Great Reflections on the Nature of Nature Lynn Margulis Scientists of Our Time Lynn Margulis and Dorion Sagan Edited by Lynn Margulis $21.95 US • PB • 9781933392332 $25.00 US • PB • 9781933392318 and Eduardo Punset 51/4 x 8 • 180 pages 6 x 9 • 260 pages Foreword by David Suzuki Linked stories reveal science from the Two of today’s most creative minds in $35.00 US • HC • 9781933392615 inside—its thrills, disappointments, and science and science writing collect their $21.95 US • PB • 9781933392431 triumphs—portraying the poor judgment, most intriguing essays, covering a wide 6 x 9 • 358 pages exhaustion, and life-threatening dedication range of topics. of scientists. “A book full of nuggets of wisdom.” —David Baltimore, Nobel Laureate and president of the American Association for the Advancement of Science •••Other SCIENCE/SCIENCEWRITERS Titles••• •THE LOST TAPES OF IAN MCHARG: Sciencewriter’s Books is an exciting new imprint aimed Collaboration with Nature, Ecological Planning Lecture at developing outstanding works of science for the general Ian McHarg • Edited by Lynn Margulis, Adam MacConnell, public. It is codirected by Lynn Margulis and Dorion Sagan, and James MacAllister • $30.00 US • CD-Audio founders of Sciencewriters, an educational partnership devoted to advancing science through enchantment in the 74 Min • 14 Tracks • 9781933392301 form of the finest possible books, videos, and media. www.sciencewriters.org ChelseaGreen.com • 802.295.6300
  • 31. 29 gardening & agriculture FRESH FOOD FROM New SMALL SPACES Release The Square-Inch Gardener’s Guide to Year-Round Growing, Fermenting, and Sprouting R. J. Ruppenthal Books on container gardening have been wildly popular with urban and suburban readers, but until now, there has been no comprehensive “how-to” guide for growing fresh food in the absence of open land. Fresh Food from Small Spaces fills the gap as a practical, comprehensive, and downright fun guide to growing food in small spaces. It provides readers with the knowledge and skills necessary to produce their own fresh vegetables, mushrooms, sprouts, and fermented foods as well as to raise bees and chickens—all without reliance on energy-intensive systems like indoor lighting and hydroponics. Readers will learn how to transform their balconies and windowsills into productive vegetable gardens, their countertops and storage lockers into commercial-quality sprout and mushroom farms, and their outside nooks and crannies into whatever they can imagine, including sustainable nurseries for honeybees and chickens. Free space for the city gardener might be no more than a cramped patio, balcony, rooftop, windowsill, hanging rafter, dark cabinet, garage, or storage area, but no space is too small or too dark to raise food. With this book as a guide, people living in apartments, condominiums, townhouses, and single-family homes will be able to grow up to 20 percent of their own fresh food using a combination of traditional gardening methods and space-saving techniques such as reflected lighting and container “terracing.” Those with access to yards can produce even more. Author R. J. Ruppenthal worked on an organic vegetable farm in his youth, but his expertise Pub Date: November 2008 in urban and indoor gardening has been hard-won through years of trial-and-error experience. $24.95 US, $27.50 CAN • PB In the small city homes where he has lived, often with no more than a balcony, windowsill, 9781603580281 and countertop for gardening, Ruppenthal and his family have been able to eat at least some 7 x 10 • 240 pages • Illustrations homegrown food 365 days per year. In an era of declining resources and environmental disruption, Ruppenthal shows that even urban dwellers can contribute to a rebirth of local, fresh foods. A licensed attorney and college professor, R. J. Ruppenthal has never given up on his gardening passion, even when his day jobs led him to a more urban life. He currently teaches at Evergreen Valley College in San Jose, California, and lives and gardens in the San Francisco Bay area. ChelseaGreen.com • 802.295.6300
  • 32. 30 gardening & agriculture Recently Published THE WAR ON BUGS Will Allen In the early nineteenth century, as the American population grew rapidly, the demand for crop output also increased. Seeing an opportunity to play upon fears of shortages, chemical companies declared war on the vile, profit-sucking, output-wrecking, archenemy of the average American farmer—bugs. Pesticide manufacturers delivered a “shock and awe” media campaign: bugs were a mortal threat to the American dream, and there was a cure available to every farmer in spray, granule, dust, or systemic form. Akin to seminal works on the topic like Sinclair’s The Jungle, Kallet and Schlink’s 100,000,000 Guinea Pigs, and Carson’s Silent Spring, The War on Bugs is richly illustrated with dozens of original advertisements and promotions. Allen details both the chemical industry’s relentless efforts to promote its products and the recurring waves of outrage and resistance by generations of consumers and activists struggling against toxic food, a struggle highlighted in today’s headlines but with deep roots in the long rise of corporate agriculture. $35.00 US • PB • 9781933392462 “The War on Bugs is must reading for organic consumers and every 9 x 9 • 298 pages • Two-color throughout concerned citizen.” —Ronnie Cummins, national director, Organic Consumers Association “In 1984, when the gas leak from Union Carbide’s pesticide plant in Bhopal killed thousands, I asked myself why agriculture had become like war. In The War on Bugs, Will Allen tells us why. Whether you care about the bugs or the food you grow or eat, this is a book you must read. It will help us all move from violent agriculture to a non-violent agriculture which protects all life and our health.” —Dr. Vandana Shiva, author of Stolen Harvest and Biopiracy SHARING THE HARVEST A Citizen’s Guide to Community Supported Agriculture Elizabeth Henderson with Robyn Van En Revised and Expanded Foreword by Joan Dye Gussow To an increasing number of American families, the CSA (community-supported agriculture) is the answer to the globalization of our food supply. The premise is simple: create a partnership between local farmers and nearby consumers, who become members or subscribers in support of the farm. In exchange for paying in advance—at the beginning of the growing season, when the farm needs financing—CSA members receive the freshest, healthiest produce throughout the season and keep money, jobs, and farms in their own community. In this thoroughly revised and expanded edition of a Chelsea Green classic, authors Henderson and Van En provide new insight into making CSA not only a viable economic model, but the right choice for food lovers and farmers alike. Sharing the Harvest continues to lead the way toward a revitalized agriculture. “Community Supported Agriculture has the possibility, even the likelihood, of transforming community, farming, eating, and economics in the U.S. Elizabeth Henderson’s update of Sharing the Harvest offers timely tools for keeping this evolutionary movement on track.” —“Farmer John” Peterson, Angelic Organics $35.00 US • PB • 9781933392103 8 x 10 • 320 pages • Illustrations ChelseaGreen.com • 802.295.6300
  • 33. 31 gardening & agriculture Recently RENEWING AMERICA’S FOOD TRADITIONS Published Saving and Savoring the Continent’s Most Endangered Foods Edited by Gar y Paul Nabhan Foreword by Deborah Madison Renewing America’s Food Traditions is a beautifully illustrated, dramatic call to recognize, celebrate, and conserve the great diversity of foods that gives North America its distinctive culinary identity that reflects our multicultural heritage. It offers us rich natural and cultural histories as well as recipes and folk traditions associated with the rarest food plants and animals in North America. In doing so, it reminds us that what we choose to eat can either conserve or deplete the cornucopia of our continent. While offering a eulogy to a once-common game food that has gone extinct—the passenger pigeon—the book doesn’t dwell on tragic losses. Instead, it highlights the success stories of food recovery, habitat restoration, and market revitalization that chefs, farmers, ranchers, fishermen, and foresters have recently achieved. Through such “food parables,” editor Gary Paul Nabhan and his colleagues build a persuasive argument for eater-based conservation. In addition, this book offers the first-ever list of foods at risk in America (more than a thousand), shows how all of us can personally support and participate in such recoveries, and lists food festivals held across the continent to honor and enjoy some of the country’s most iconic foods, from crab cakes to maple syrup and filé gumbo. Organized by “food nations” named for the ecological and cultural keystone foods of each region—Salmon Nation, Bison Nation, and Chile Pepper Nation, among others—this book offers an altogether fresh perspective on the culinary traditions of North America. $35.00 US • PB • 9781933392899 9 x 9 • 320 pages • Color illustrations “If you’re going to buy a single book about American food, buy this one. Knowledge is everything. I’m grateful to the authors and publishers of this vital book for making knowing, saving and savoring one and the same action.” —Betty Fussell, author of The Story of Corn and Raising Steaks Gary Paul Nabhan, Ph.D., is a writer, lecturer, “We are threatened with the loss of productive agricultural lands and and world-renowned conservation scientist. He is farmers, and the productive species that feed our bodies and souls. This the outgoing director of the Center for Sustainable book shows the importance of food as the essential bond between what Environments at Northern Arizona University and the author of more than ten books, including we eat and who we are. A must read for everyone who cares about Coming Home to Eat: The Pleasures and Politics food and the land from whence it comes. Great recipes, too!” of Local Foods and Arab/American: Landscape, —Patrick F. O'Toole, rancher and president of the Family Farm Alliance Culture, and Cuisine in Two Great Deserts. “Nabhan and his colleagues honor all of us who grow food with a sense The co-leader of a Slow Food convivium, Deborah Madison has also served on the of gratitude for our ancestors from the human, plant and animal worlds.” Slow Foods ARK and Presidia Committee and on —David Mas Masumoto, farmer and author of Epitaph for a Peach the board of the Slow Food Foundation for Bio- Diversity. Her writing has appeared in numerous publications, including Cooking Light, Williams- Sonoma Taste, Vegetarian Times, Gourmet, Food and Wine, Bon Appetit, Orion, and others. She lives in the village of Galisteo, New Mexico, with her husband, painter Patrick McFarlin. ChelseaGreen.com • 802.295.6300
  • 34. 32 gardening & agriculture Recently THE FLOWER FARMER Published An Organic Grower’s Guide to Raising and Selling Cut Flowers, Revised and Expanded Lynn Byczynski The domestic cut-flower business has experienced a renaissance in the past decade, thanks in large part to the first edition of The Flower Farmer: An Organic Grower’s Guide to Raising and Selling Cut Flowers, which helped thousands of small growers start successful businesses. This newly expanded and thoroughly revised edition will be equally influential for novices and experienced growers alike. With the cut-flower business growing at record rates, demand is at an all-time high, challenging growers to take advantage of new techniques to prolong the harvest. New sections on utilizing greenhouses, recommendations for flower cultivars, and postharvest handling for growers throughout all of North America will help improve their bottom line. Also updated is the acclaimed resource directory, complete with sources of seeds, plants, and supplies, and expert information on organic production under the National Organic Program. For the beginner and backyard gardener, there is an extensive section on the basics—variety selection, soil preparation, planting, cultivation, harvest, and floral design. For the commercial grower, The Flower Farmer includes information about larger-scale production, plus advice about selling to florists, wholesalers, supermarkets, and brides, at farmers’ markets, and more. Also includes revised profiles of successful growers, offering behind-the-scenes insight into the operation of some of the cutting-edge flower farmers in the country. $35.00 US • PB • 9781933392653 8 x 10 • 284 pages • Full color 2008 American Horticulture Award B est seller B est seller B est seller FOOD NOT LAWNS PERENNIAL VEGETABLES RAINWATER HARVESTING How to Turn Your Yard into a From Artichokes to ‘Zuiki’ Taro, FOR DRYLANDS Garden and Your Neighboorhood a Gardener’s Guide to Over 100 Vol. I: Guiding Principles to Welcome into a Community Delicious and Easy-to-Grow Edibles Rain into Your Life and Landscape Heather C. Flores Eric Toensmeier Vol. II: Water-Harvesting Earthworks Brad Lancaster $25.00 US • PB • 9781933392073 $35.00 US • PB • 9781931498401 8 x 10 • 352 pages • Full color 8 x 10 • 256 pages • 80 illustrations • Full color Vol. I • $24.95 US • PB • 9780977246403 81/2 x 11 • 200 pages Combines practical wisdom on ecological In this groundbreaking and ground- Vol. II • $32.95 US • PB • 9780977246410 design and community building with a healing new book, author and plant 81/2 x 11 • 336 pages fresh, green perspective on an age-old specialist Eric Toensmeier (Edible Forest subject. Activist and urban gardener Gardens) introduces gardeners to a world These guides enable you to assess your Heather Flores shares her nine-step of little-known and wholly under- on-site resources, give you a diverse array permaculture design to help farmsteaders appreciated vegetable plants that require of strategies to maximize their potential, and city dwellers alike build fertile soil, little maintenance yet produce in and empower you with guiding principles promote biodiversity, and increase natural abundance season after season. to create an integrated, multifunctional habitat in their own “paradise gardens.” water-harvesting plan. ChelseaGreen.com • 802.295.6300
  • 35. 33 Previously gardening & agriculture Announced SALAD LEAVES FOR HOW TO STORE YOUR ALL SEASONS GARDEN PRODUCE Organic Growing from The Key to Self-Sufficiency Pot to Plot Revised Edition Charles Dowding Piers Warren Pub Date: July 2008 Pub Date: July 2008 $22.00 US • PB • 9781900322201 $14.95 US • PB • 9781900322171 6 x 9 • 234 pages • 32-page color signature 8 x 10 • 128 pages • 8-page color signature GREEN BOOKS GREEN BOOKS How to Store Your Garden Produce: The Key to Self-Sufficiency Small is beautiful, less is more; a salad a day—but not the has been completely revised and is the modern guide to supermarket way. This compendium of practical methods storing and preserving your garden produce, enabling you for growing a wide variety of salads throughout the year will to eat homegrown goodness all year round. Learn simple inspire you to grow your own, whether on a windowsill or and enjoyable techniques for storing your produce and in a garden. Here is all the information you need for pro- embrace the wonderful world of self-sufficiency. ductive, healthy, and tasty salads. “Ever y serious organic gardener “This is the number one book should have a copy.” for anyone who loves salads.” —Organic Gardening —Anna Pavord THE VEGETABLE THE ORGANIC GROWERS HANDBOOK GARDENERS HANDBOOK Frank Tozer Frank Tozer Pub Date: July 2008 Pub Date: July 2008 $22.95 US • PB • 9780977348930 $24.95 US • PB • 9780977348916 8 x 11 • 192 pages • B&W illustrations 8 x 11 • 280 pages • B&W illustrations GREEN MAN GREEN MAN This highly practical book contains all the information you Combining European tradition with American creativity, need to successfully grow more than 50 common vegetables. The Organic Gardeners Handbook covers the art and science There are specific step-by-step instructions for each crop: soil of organic gardening with a depth that is rarely seen in con- requirements, variety selection, raising transplants, direct temporary books. There are chapters on every aspect of sowing, protection, harvesting, seed saving, and storage. A organic vegetable gardening, including soil dynamics, soil book with imagination, it also discusses many unusual crops, management, cultivation, composting, crop planning, raising culinary herbs, and more. The Vegetable Growers Handbook is seedlings, watering, harvesting, seed saving, greenhouses, and the companion to The Organic Gardeners Handbook. much more. A book that will soon be covered in dirty finger- prints, The Organic Gardeners Handbook is a companion to The Vegetable Growers Handbook. ChelseaGreen.com • 802.295.6300
  • 36. 34 gardening & agriculture Recently Published ROOTS DEMYSTIFIED Change Your Gardening Habits to Help Roots Thrive Robert Kourik Roots Demystified explains simple solutions for growing healthy roots and, thereby, healthier plants. The book explores the subterranean part of every gardener’s world, revealing how roots actually grow while correcting common errors in the application of water, mulch, and fertilizer or compost. This is the first and only gardening book in print about what happens underground, and it contains an extensive number of illustrations of garden and orchard roots. The roots discussed underlie lawns, prairies, shrubs, vegetables, fruit trees, and native and ornamental trees. Practical tips for how a gardener can use this information to create more abundant vegetables, better lawns, and sturdier trees and shrubs are offered with each of the 70 illustrations. “A rare combination of firsthand observation, research, humor, and the author’s practicality makes for a refreshingly original look at roots.” —Joy Larkcom, author of Grow Your Own Vegetables “What a book! Robert Kourik’s underground pursuit has unearthed a great treasure, a guide both wondrous and eminently practical.” —Roger Swain, $25.00 US • PB • 9780961584832 science editor at Horticulture magazine and host of PBS’s The Victory Garden 8 x 11 • 176 pages • B&W illustrations METAMORPHIC PRESS “Everyone needs a better sense of his or her roots, and Roots Demystified will help a lot.” —John Jeavons, author of How to Grow More Vegetables DESIGNING AND MAINTAINING THE PERMACULTURE WAY THE PERMACULTURE GARDEN YOUR EDIBLE LANDSCAPE Practical Steps to Create a Graham Bell NATURALLY Self-Sustaining World Illustrated by Sarah Bunker Graham Bell Robert Kourik Introduction by Bill Mollison Foreword by Rosalind Creasy $25.00 US • PB • 9781856230278 Foreword by David Belamy Edited by Mark Kane 6 x 9 • 172 pages $29.95 US • PB • 9781856230285 $49.95 US • PB • 9781856230261 Working entirely in harmony with nature, 6 x 9 • 240 pages 81/4 x 11 • 382 pages this practical guide shows you how to turn a bare plot into a beautiful and productive Illustrates how to consciously design a The authoritative text on edible land- garden. Illustrates how to plan your gar- lifestyle that is low in environmental scaping, featuring a step-by-step guide to den, save time and effort weeding, recycle impact and highly productive by making designing a productive environment materials, and create year-round harvests, the most of resources, minimizing their using vegetables, fruits, flowers, and all within an organic framework. waste and maximizing their potential. herbs for a combination of ornamental and culinary purposes. ChelseaGreen.com • 802.295.6300
  • 37. 35 gardening & agriculture Permaculture Titles B est seller EDIBLE FOREST GARDENS, VOL. ONE HOW TO MAKE A FOREST GARDENING Ecological Vision and Theory for FOREST GARDEN Cultivating an Edible Landscape Temperate Climate Permaculture Robert Hart Patrick Whitefield $75.00 US • HC • 9781931498791 $25.00 US • PB • 9780930031848 $29.95 US • PB • 9781856230087 8 x 10 • 396 pages • Full color 6 x 9 • 256 pages 8 x 11 • 184 pages EDIBLE FOREST GARDENS, VOL. TWO Robert Hart blends history, philosophy, anthro- This highly practical and inspiring book gives pology, and seasonal gardening wisdom in a Ecological Design and Practice for you the knowledge to create a beautiful, highly lucid sequence of essays, which together com- Temperate Climate Permaculture sustainable, and productive forest garden, prise a remarkable testament to the pleasures of including layout, plant selection, step-by-step hands-off as well as hands-on gardening. $75.00 US • HC • 9781931498807 installation guide, and numerous resource lists. 8 x 10 • 672 pages Dave Jacke with Eric Toensmeier Edible Forest Gardens is a groundbreaking two-volume tome that explores the key concepts of forest ecology and applies •••Other GARDENING & B est seller them to the needs of natural gardeners in AGRICULTURE Titles••• temperate climates. Volume 1 develops the vision of the forest garden and explains the basic ecological principles that make it work. Volume 2 moves forward with concrete ways to design, establish, and maintain your own forest garden. Case studies and examples appear throughout, as well as tables, •HEPBURN PERMACULTURE GARDENS: illustrations, and a uniquely valuable PERMACULTURE Ten Years of Sustainable Living “plant matrix” that lists hundreds of the Principles & Pathways best edible and useful species. David Holmgren • B&W photos & illustrations Beyond Sustainability $39.00 US • 17 x 12 • PB • 61 pages David Holmgren Taken together, the two volumes of 9780646269900 Edible Forest Gardens offer an advanced $30.00 US • PB • 9780646418445 •PERMACULTURE PLANTS: A Selection course in ecological gardening—one that 7 x 91/2 • 320 pages will forever change the way you look at Jeff Nugent and Julia Boniface • $29.95 US plants and your environment. 81/4 x 113/4 • PB • 160 pages For anyone seriously interested in understand- ing the foundations of sustainable design and 9781856230292 culture, this book is essential reading. More Also Available . . . fundamental and distilled than Mollison’s encyclopedic A Designers’ Manual and with EDIBLE FOREST GARDENS refreshing perspectives on a range of TWO-VOLUME SET environmental issues. $150.00 US • 9781890132606 ChelseaGreen.com • 802.295.6300
  • 38. 36 gardening & agriculture Permaculture Titles B est seller GAIA’S GARDEN GETTING STARTED THE BASICS OF A Guide to Home-Scale Permaculture IN PERMACULTURE PERMACULTURE DESIGN Toby Hemenway Ross and Jenny Mars Ross Mars Foreword by John Todd Illustrated by Martin Ducker $14.95 US • PB • 9781856230353 $24.95 US • PB • 9781890132521 $25.00 US • PB • 9781856230230 7 x 10 • 96 pages • B&W photos 8 x 10 • 240 pages 65/8 x 95/8 • 200 pages Permaculture experts Ross and Jenny Mars A wonderful addition to any gardener’s library; A useful guide for designers and gardening outline the steps to transform your garden details how to create a low-maintenance, nearly enthusiasts, packed with tips, clear illustra- into a productive living system. Modeled self-sustaining permaculture garden, complete tions, and a wealth of experience to guide you upon the development of Candlelight Farm with plant selection, requirements, and mainte- through designs for gardens, urban and rural and illustrated with photographs, this guide nance guidelines. Illustrated with beautiful properties, water-harvesting systems, animal encourages the reader to make postive steps color photos. systems, and space challenges from patios to toward reconciling human impact with ecovillages. nature—following the permaculture ideal. •••Other GARDENING & AGRICULTURE Titles••• ECOLOGICAL AQUACULTURE THE EARTH CARE MANUAL •THE WOODLAND WAY: A Sustainable Solution A Permaculture Handbook for Britain A Permaculture Approach to Sustainable Laurence Hutchinson & Other Temperate Climates Woodland Management Patrick Whitefield $45.00 US • HC • 9781856230322 Ben Law • $30.00 US • 6.5 x 9 • PB $75.00 US • HC • 9781856230216 81/4 x 113/4 • 160 pages 272 pages • 9781856230094 81/4 x 115/8 • 482 pages •GROWING UNUSUAL VEGETABLES: Offers a design framework for successful, self- sustaining ecological aquaculture in all but the Weird and Wonderful Vegetables The long-awaited exploration of permaculture most extreme climates and regions. A ground- and How to Grow Them specifically for cooler Northern Hemisphere breaking work of ideas and practices for those climates, accessible to the curious novice and Simon Hickmott • 90 B&W illustrations interested in environmental management and essential for the knowledgeable practitioner. $31.95 US • 61/2 x 73/4 • PB aquatic ecosystem enhancement and repair. Expanded to include many aspects of perma- 268 pages • 9781899233113 culture, from community design to energy use and all that is sustainable. ChelseaGreen.com • 802.295.6300
  • 39. 37 gardening & agriculture NATURAL BEEKEEPING B est seller B est seller Organic Approaches to Modern Apiculture Ross Conrad Foreword by Gar y Paul Nabhan $35.00 US • PB • 9781933392080 8 x 10 • 256 pages • B&W illustrations Long-term solutions THE APPLE GROWER for healthy beehives A Guide for the Organic Orchardist Revised and Expanded Michael Phillips $40.00 US • PB • 9781931498913 Beekeepers today face unprecedented challenges. Newly introduced pests like the destructive 8 x 10 • 320 pages • Full color varroa mite have made chemical treatment of hives standard practice, but pest resistance is building, which in turn creates demand for new and ever-more-toxic chemicals. In fact, there This new edition of wide acclaim delves is evidence that chemical treatments are making the problem worse. In 2006 some large deep into the mysteries of growing good beekeepers found that many of their colonies had simply “collapsed,” with no indication as to fruit with minimal inputs. Cutting-edge why the bees had died or disappeared. topics include the use of kaolin clay against curculio and borers and creating Natural Beekeeping offers a holistic, sensible alternative to conventional practices by proposing a diverse and healthy orchard ecosystem a program of natural hive management. Author Ross Conrad brings together the best “do no through understory management. harm” strategies to keeping honeybees healthy and productive. Readers will learn about nontoxic methods of controlling mites, eliminating American foulbrood disease (without the use of antibiotics), selective breeding for naturally resistant bees, and many other tips and techniques for maintaining healthy hives. Specific concepts and detailed management techniques are covered in a thoughtful, matter-of-fact way. B est seller MAD SHEEP THE GRAPE GROWER THE BACKYARD ORCHARDIST The True Story behind the USDA’s A Guide to Organic Viticulture A Complete Guide to Growing Fruit War on a Family Farm Lon Rombough Trees in the Home Garden Linda Faillace Stella Otto $35.00 US • PB • 9781890132828 Foreword by Ronnie Cummins 8 x 10 • 304 pages • B&W and color photos $15.95 US • PB • 9780963452030 $25.00 US • HC • 9781933392097 6 x 9 • 250 pages B est seller Presents a radical alternative to $17.95 US • PB • 9781933392769 conventional woodland management that 51/2 x 81/2 • 336 pages creates biodiverse, healthy environments, SACRIFICIAL LAMBS DVD; see page 69. THE BACKYARD BERRY BOOK yields a great variety of value-added A Hands-On Guide to Growing products, provides a secure livelihood for In the mid-1990s Linda and Larry Faillace Berries, Brambles, and Vine Fruit in woodland workers and farmers, and had a dream to breed sheep and make the Home Garden benefits the local community. cheese on their Vermont farm. They did Stella Otto the research, worked hard, and followed $16.95 US • PB • 9780963452061 the rules, but just like that, their dream turned into a nightmare. 6 x 9 • 288 pages B est seller ChelseaGreen.com • 802.295.6300
  • 40. 38 gardening & agriculture Great Books by Joel F. Salatin B est seller B est seller HOLY COWS & HOG HEAVEN YOU CAN FARM EVERYTHING I WANT TO DO The Food Buyer’s Guide to The Entrepreneur’s Guide to Start IS ILLEGAL Farm Friendly Food and Succeed in a Farming Enterprise War Stories from the Local Food Front Joel F. Salatin Joel F. Salatin Joel F. Salatin $17.95 US • PB • 9780963810946 $35.00 US • PB • 9780963810922 $23.95 US • PB • 9780963810953 6 x 9 • 160 pages 6 x 9 • 480 pages 6 x 9 • 352 pages Drawing upon 40 years of experience as A motivational and revealing look into Tackling issues from farmer integrity to an ecological farmer and marketer, Joel making your dream of starting and consumer kitchens to cultural cheap food Salatin explains with humor and passion operating a small-scale farm a reality. policies, Salatin puts producers and why Americans do not have the freedom Assesses the true pros and cons and patrons on the same team to create a to choose the food they purchase and enables readers to decide if the agri- farm-friendly food landscape, encouraging eat. From child labor regulations to food entrepreneur lifestyle is right for them. every food buyer to embrace the notion inspection, bureaucrats provide them- that menus are a conscious decision. selves sole discretion over what food is available in the local marketplace. “One of the greatest assets of a farm is the sheer ecstasy of life.” —Joel Salatin, as quoted by Michael Pollan in The Omnivore’s Dilemma FAMILY FRIENDLY FARMING SALAD BAR BEEF PASTURED POULTRY PROFIT$ A Multigenerational Home-Based Joel F. Salatin Joel F. Salatin Business Testament Joel F. Salatin $35.00 US • PB • 9780963810915 $35.00 US • PB • 9780963810908 6 x 9 • 334 pages 6 x 9 • 334 pages $35.00 US • PB • 9780963810939 6 x 9 • 350 pages A survey of a new entrepreneurial cattle- A unique guide detailing all aspects of raising business model that offers hope starting, operating, and profiting in small- A unique perspective on starting and to rural communities, to struggling scale, pasture-based poultry farming, one operating a family farm or business, row-crop farmers, and to frustrated beef of the only types of small farming that coupled with reflections on traditional eaters who do not want to encourage continually shows strong economic results. family values. desertification, air and water pollution, environmental degradation, and inhumane animal treatment. ChelseaGreen.com • 802.295.6300
  • 41. 39 gardening & agriculture “I know of no other person . . . who can produce better results on the land with an economy of effort and means than Eliot.” —Paul Hawken FOUR-SEASON HARVEST THE NEW ORGANIC GROWER Organic Vegetables from Your A Master’s Manual of Tools and Home Garden All Year Long Techniques for the Home Eliot Coleman and Market Gardener Eliot Coleman Illustrated by Kathy Bray Foreword by Barbara Illustrated by Sheri Amsel Damrosch and Molly Cook Field $24.95 US • PB • 9781890132279 $24.95 US • PB • 9780930031756 8 x 10 • 236 pages 8 x 10 • 512 pages B est seller B est seller If you love the joys of eating home-garden vegetables Master grower Eliot Coleman presents the simplest and but always thought those joys had to stop at the end of most sustainable ways of growing top-quality organic summer, this book is for you. Eliot Coleman introduces vegetables with practical information on marketing the the surprising fact that most of the United States has harvest, equipment, and techniques for the long-term more winter sunshine than the south of France, and he health of the soil. With more than 45,000 copies sold shows how North American gardeners can successfully since 1988, The New Organic Grower has become a use that sun to raise a wide variety of traditional winter modern classic. Written for the serious gardener or small vegetables in backyard cold frames and plastic-covered market farmer, this book proves that, in terms of both tunnel greenhouses without supplementary heat. efficiency and profitability, smaller can be better. Four-Season Harvest will have you feasting on fresh produce from your garden all through the winter. B est seller THIS ORGANIC LIFE ORGANIC GARDENING GROWING GREEN Confessions of a The Natural No-Dig Way Animal-Free Organic Techniques Suburban Homesteader Charles Dowding Jenny Hall and Iain Tolhurst Joan Dye Gussow $22.00 US • PB • 9781903998915 $35.00 US • PB • 9781933392493 $19.95 US • PB • 9781931498241 6 x 9 • 224 pages • B&W illustrations 8 x 10 • 320 pages 6 x 9 • 240 pages Based on his experience of a system of The essential guide to stock-free organic Joan Dye Gussow is a suburbanite with a permanent, slightly raised beds, author farming, perfect for absolute beginners as green thumb, a feisty, defiant spirit, and a Charles Dowding takes you through a well as experienced professionals. Details relentlessly positive outlook. Join her as she delicious variety of fruits and vegetables: how growers can abandon the use of shares her ponderings and sets a delightful what to choose, when to plant and animal by-products and be rewarded example for those of us who seek the harvest, and how best to avoid pests and with healthier crops and fewer pests. healthiest, most pleasurable lifestyle within diseases. Organic Gardening includes an environment determined to propel us recipes to inspire you to culinary heights in the opposite direction. with your fresh-picked produce. ChelseaGreen.com • 802.295.6300
  • 42. 40 gardening & agriculture B est seller BREED YOUR OWN GARDEN SEED INVENTORY SEED TO SEED, 2nd edition VEGETABLE VARIETIES Inventory of Seed Catalogs Listing All Seed Saving and Growing Techniques The Gardener’s and Farmer’s Guide Non-Hybrid Vegetable Seeds Available for Vegetable Gardeners to Plant Breeding and Seed Saving in the United States and Canada Suzanne Ashworth Carol Deppe Edited by Kent Whealy Foreword by Kent Whealy $27.95 US • PB • 9781890132729 $26.00 US • PB • 9781882424603 $24.95 US • PB • 9781882424580 71/2 x 91/4 • 384 pages 81/2 x 11 • 504 pages 8 x 11 • 228 pages An invitation to rediscover our nation’s Authoritative and easy to understand, A complete seed-saving guide that rich vegetable legacy brought to this this is the only guide to plant breeding describes specific techniques for saving the country by immigrants or developed here and seed saving for the serious home seeds of 160 different vegetables. Contains by farmers and breeders for superior taste, gardener and the small-scale farmer or detailed information, including botanical regional adaptability, disease resistance, commercial grower. Delves into breeding classification, flower structure and means and other virtues. techniques, seed saving, variety trails, of pollination, required population size, and organic performance. isolation distance, and techniques for caging or hand-pollination, and also the proper methods for harvesting, drying, cleaning, and storing seeds. •••Other GARDENING & B est seller B est seller AGRICULTURE Titles••• •WORMS EAT OUR GARBAGE: THE HUMANURE HANDBOOK WORMS EAT MY GARBAGE, Classroom Activities for a Better Environment 2nd edition A Guide to Composting Human Manure Mary Appelhof and Mary Frances Fenton • $22.95 US How to Set Up and Maintain Joseph C. Jenkins a Worm Composting System 81/2 x 11 • PB • 9780977804504 Mar y Appelhof $25.00 US • PB • 9780964425835 •THE WORM CAFE: Mid-Scale 6 x 9 • 256 pages $12.95 US • PB • 9780977804511 Vermicomposting of Lunchroom Wastes 51/2 x 8 • 162 pages Binet Payne • Line art • Technical illustrations There are almost seven billion $29.95 US • 81/2 x 11 • PB • 200 pages defecating people on Earth, but few A complete illustrated guide to setting have any clue about how to con- 9780942256116 up and maintaining small-scale worm structively handle the burgeoning composting systems. Topics include bin •THE TOILET PAPERS: Recycling Waste and mountain of crap. The Humanure types, worm species, reproduction, care Handbook will amuse you, educate Conserving Water • Sim Van Der Ryn and feeding of worms, harvesting, and you, and possibly offend you, but it B&W photos, diagrams, and plans making finished organic potting soil. will certainly pertain to you. $14.00 US • 6 x 9 • PB • 124 pages 9781890132583 ChelseaGreen.com • 802.295.6300
  • 43. 41 gardening & agriculture B est seller THE LOST LANGUAGE OF PLANTS THE HERBALIST’S WAY THE USES OF WILD PLANTS The Ecological Importance of Plant The Art and Practice of Healing Using and Growing the Wild Plants Medicines to Life on Earth with Plant Medicines of the United States and Canada Stephen Harrod Buhner Nancy Phillips & Michael Phillips Frank Tozer Foreword by Rosemar y Gladstar $19.95 US • PB • 9781890132880 $24.95 US • PB • 9780977348909 $30.00 US • PB • 9781931498760 6 x 9 • 336 pages 81/2 x 11 • 264 pages • B&W illustrations 8 x 10 • 352 pages Author, teacher, lecturer, and herbalist A must-have for foragers, botanists, Stephen Harrod Buhner has produced a A complete guide to the art and practice herbalists, gardeners, permaculturists, book that is certain to generate contro- of herbalism, as well as an introduction and anyone who wants to learn more versy. It consists of three parts: A critique to the herbalist’s role in family and about wild plants, this insightful guide of technological medicine, and especially community life. Includes inspirational provides interesting and valuable uses for the dangers to the environment posed by profiles of practicing herbalists from more than 1,200 species in 500 genera pharmaceuticals, a new look at Gaia across the country. of wild plants found throughout North Theory, and extensive documentation of America and beyond. how plants communicate their healing qualities to humans and other animals. SOLVIVA GROWING GREAT GARLIC SOLAR GARDENING How to Grow $500,000 on One The Definitive Guide for Organic Growing Vegetables Year-Round the Acre & Peace on Earth Gardeners and Small Farmers American Intensive Way Anna Edey Ron L. Engeland Leandre Poisson and Gretchen Vogel Poisson $35.00 US • PB • 9780966234909 $16.95 US • PB • 9780963085016 81/2 x 10 • 232 pages • B&W illustrations $39.95 US • PB • 9780930031695 6 x 9 • 228 pages 20 page color signature 81/4 x 11 • 288 pages A definitive grower’s guide to over 200 Illustrations, photos, and charts strains of garlic for the hobbyist and Solviva offers convincing proof that we commercial grower. Provides expert can, with today’s technology and knowl- Solar Gardening shows how to maximize classification information, growing advice, edge, live in ways that reduce pollution your garden’s year-round productivity and propagation techniques. and depletion of resources by 80 percent through the use of solar “mini-green- or more, and at the same time reduce the houses.” Includes instructions for cost of living and improve the quality of building a variety of solar appliances. life in urban and rural locations. Described by Jeff Cox, host of PBS’s Your Organic Garden, as “The best book on season extending I’ve ever seen.” ChelseaGreen.com • 802.295.6300
  • 44. 42 gardening & agriculture B est seller LANDSCAPING EARTH PONDS The Complete Guide Tim Matson THE CONTRARY FARMER LIVING AT NATURE’S PACE Farming and the American Dream Gene Logsdon $30.00 US • PB • 9781933392028 Gene Logsdon 8 x 10 • 161 pages • Full color $19.95 US • PB • 9780930031749 $25.00 US • PB • 9781890132569 6 x 9 • 256 pages Dozens of inspirational color photo- 6 x 9 • 250 pages graphs complement proven methods and Gene Logsdon has become something of design techniques, offering the home- Nature knows how to grow plants and a rabble-rouser in progressive farm circles, owner expert tips on how to enliven his raise animals; it is human beings who are stirring up debates and controversies with landscape and the environment through in danger of losing this age-old expertise, his popular New Farm magazine column, the installation of a pond. substituting chemical additives and “The Contrary Farmer.” This tried-and- artificial technologies for the traditional true, practical advice manual for the virtues of fertility, artistry, and knowl- cottage farmer is interspersed with edge of natural processes. This edition of personal and often humorous meditations Logsdon’s important collection of essays on life and agriculture. and articles (first published by Pantheon in 1993) contains six new chapters taking stock of American farm life as this new century begins. •••Other GARDENING & AGRICULTURE Titles••• •COMMON SENSE FORESTRY • Hans W. Morsbach • Illustrated by Robert W. Hutchinson $34.95 US • 8 x 10 • PB • 256 pages • 9781931498210 ORGANIC FUTURES •LOW-IMPACT FORESTRY: Forestry as if the Future Mattered • Mitch Lansky A Case for Organic Farming B&W photos • $20.00 US • 81/2 x 11 • PB • 178 pages • 9780971996205 Adrian Myers •A WOOD OF OUR OWN • Julian Evans • Illustrated by John White and Stephen Evans $22.50 US • PB • 9781903998694 20 B&W illustrations • $25.00 US • 63/4 x 95/8 • PB • 160 pages • 9781856230223 6 x 9 • 256 pages •THE GOOD WOODCUTTER’S GUIDE: Chain Saws, Portable Sawmills, and Woodlots Organic Futures presents an over- Dave Johnson • B&W illustrations and photos • $25.00 US • 6 x 9 • PB • 224 pages whelming argument for replacing 9781890132156 modern farming methods with organic techniques. Exploring the history, •THE SOUL OF SOIL: A Soil-Building Guide for Master Gardeners and Farmers • Joseph Smillie politics, and practicalities of organic and Grace Gershuny • B&W illustrations • $25.00 US • 6 x 9 • PB • 160 pages farming, Adrian Myers shows how the 9781890132316 current techniques of agriculture inevitably bring about the deterioration •GOOD SPIRITS: A New Look at Ol’ Demon Alcohol • Gene Logsdon • $14.95 US • 6 x 9 • PB of soil and cannot provide a long-term 205 pages • 9781890132668 sustainable future for humankind. ChelseaGreen.com • 802.295.6300
  • 45. 43 food/health/travel New GAIA’S KITCHEN Vegetarian Recipes for Community Release and Family, Second Edition Julie Ponsonby Revised and Expanded Updating the first edition—winner of the Gourmand World Cookbook award for best vegetarian cookbook of 2001—the cuisine featured in Gaia’s Kitchen calls upon the best of Mediterranean, Californian, Indian, and Mexican vegetarian cooking. It celebrates old favorites rich in cheese and eggs and offers a variety of tempting new vegan dishes using ingredients such as pulses, tofu, and tempeh. Besides soups, main courses, and salads, there’s a mouthwatering selection of desserts, breads, cakes, and biscuits. Gaia’s Kitchen also explores the issues of nutrition, special diets, and the ecological dimension of food production. The recipes are the tried and tested creations of Julia Ponsonby and her colleagues at Schumacher College in Devon, England, which for almost twenty years has been brewing up a unique potpourri of human connections, raising ecological awareness, and stimulating taste buds. “I can say honestly that this book should have an honored place in Pub Date: September 2008 $25.95 US, $28.50 CAN • PB your kitchen and that your kitchen should be the most honored room 9781900322256 in your house.” 9 x 9 • 224 pages • Full color —Thomas Moore, author of Care of the Soul and Original Self GREEN BOOKS Julia Ponsonby has been actively involved with Schumacher College in England since attending its first course on Gaia theory in 1991. For seven years, she worked as catering manager for the college, during which time she wrote and compiled Gaia’s Kitchen. ORGANIC PLACES TO STAY IN THE UK New Second Edition Linda Moss Release Are you looking for a hotel or bed-and-breakfast that serves organic food? Would you like to stay at a campsite and have organic vegetables delivered? Do you like to have organic food available in your holiday cottage? Do you want to spend your holiday on an organic farm? Organic Places to Stay gives you all the information you need for an “organic holiday.” It includes: • Small hotels, guest houses, and B&Bs offering organic, local, and sometimes homegrown produce; • Self-catering accommodation on organic farms, many with Soil Association certification, where you can often buy the farm’s produce or order local organic produce; and • Campsites on organic farms. The majority of places use at least 50 percent organic produce over the year; many offer a much higher percentage. Quite a few of them grow their own produce. Some use wild or natural foods, and most will aim to use local produce, rather than imported food. This new edition includes symbols that let readers know whether there is public transport nearby and Pub Date: September 2008 whether children and/or dogs are welcomed. $22.00 US, $23.95 CAN • PB 9781900322195 Linda Moss created www.organicplacestostay.com nine years ago, and in 2004 her Web site won an Environmentally Friendly Website Award. She lives in England. 6 x 9 • 304 pages • Full color GREEN BOOKS ChelseaGreen.com • 802.295.6300
  • 46. 44 food/health/travel THE BEST OF BLOODROOT THE FARMER AND THE GRILL Selma Miriam and Noel Furie A Guide to Grilling, Barbecuing and ANOMALY PRESS Spit-Roasting Grassfed Meat . . . and for Saving the Planet One Bite at a Time Shannon Hayes VOLUME ONE: VEGETARIAN RECIPES Foreword by Joel Salatin $27.50 US • PB • 9780977854905 • 6 x 9 384 pages • B&W photos & color signature $21.95 US • PB • 9780979439100 6 x 9 • 168 pages • B&W illustrations VOLUME TWO: VEGAN RECIPES LEFT TO WRITE PRESS $27.50 US • PB • 9780977854912 • 6 x 9 464 pages • B&W photos & color signature The New York Times calls Bloodroot “legendary,” and Vegetarian The key to getting the most out of pasture-raised meats is Times has listed it as one of the ten best vegetarian restaurants in understanding how to cook them properly. In The Farmer the nation. Opened in 1977, Bloodroot is a wonderfully unique and the Grill, Hayes offers useful tips on grilling, barbecuing, neighborhood restaurant and bookstore with great views of the and spit-roasting all cuts of pasture-raised meats: beef, lamb, Long Island Sound. Now everyone can taste the legend with pork, and poultry. Dozens of simple, straightforward recipes The Best of Bloodroot—two juicy cookbooks filled with time- provide all the basic cooking instructions, plus directions on tested recipes, gorgeous photographs, and fiery essays detailing how to make a variety of herb rubs, marinades, and barbecue the authors’ cooking and living philosophies. A thorough sauces to accompany the meats. Traditional techniques such glossary includes discussion of the ethnic ingredients on which as Southern barbecue and Argentine-style asado cooking will the cuisine of Bloodroot relies. Personal essays describe the help readers grill like the pros. And specific notes from owners’ experiences with feminism in a changing world as well pasture-based farmers on dealing with natural variations in as discussions of work ethics, community, and economic success grassfed meats will ensure success every time. and, of course, an examination of the political and moral aspects of vegetarianism and veganism. B est seller ITALIAN CHEESE AMERICAN FARMSTEAD CHEESE THE ATLAS OF AMERICAN A Guide to Its Discovery The Complete Guide to Making and ARTISAN CHEESE and Appreciation Selling Artisan Cheeses Jeffrey P. Roberts Paul Kindstedt Forewords by Carlo Petrini $25.00 US • PB • 9788884991119 and Allison Hooper $40.00 US • HC • 9781931498777 5 x 9 • 400 pages 7 x 10 • 300 pages $35.00 US • PB • 9781933392349 Two hundred and one traditional Italian 7 x 10 • 464 pages • Full color • 350 illustrations This comprehensive guide to farmstead farmhouse cheeses are lovingly described cheese explains the diversity of cheeses in in this book from Slow Food This atlas is the first reference book of its terms of historical animal husbandry, International. Organized by region, kind and a must-have for every foodie’s pastures, climate, preservation, and each description covers how the cheese is library. Jeffrey P. Roberts lavishes loving transport—all of which still contribute made and matured, along with historical attention on the growing local food and to the uniqueness of farm cheese today. and geographic nuggets. farmstead movement that is fast becoming a national trend. This fully illustrated atlas is destined to become a classic reference and it will be the source of many fabulous food adventures. ChelseaGreen.com • 802.295.6300
  • 47. 45 food/health/travel THE LOCAL FOODS WHEEL New 12-inch diameter • Card stock • Rotating dial • Full color • Illustrated Single copy: $12.95 US, $14.50 CAN • 10-copy prepack: $129.95 US, $145.00 CAN Pub Date: September 2008 Release Introducing the Local Foods Wheels The Local Foods Wheels are beautifully designed, full-color dials showing which foods are grown locally and when they are in season. The first two dials in the new series cover the San Francisco Bay area and the New York City area. Each is 12 inches in diameter and features charming hand-drawn images of vegetables, fruits, grains, dairy products, meats, and traditionally preserved regional foods. The top wheel of each dial shows the foods that are available year-round, and the bottom shows foods that are available only seasonally. As you turn the top wheel, it exposes one season of the bottom wheel at a time, so that you can see what seasonal foods are available in addition to the year-round local foods. At any time of year, the dial shows at a glance the incredible bounty available in the San Francisco Bay or New York City area. Turn the wheel over, and you will find seasonality references, arranged alphabetically. This list gives greater detail about when local foods are harvested and available. The combination of beauty and functionality makes the Local Foods Wheel an ideal gift item and SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA perfect for mounting on the refrigerator with magnets as an appealing reminder of the abundance Single copy: 9781603580663 that comes from local fields. Both children and adults will find the wheel a fun and inspirational 10-copy prepack: 9781603580670 educational tool, and it is invaluable aid for seasonal menu planning and in preparing a shopping list for the local farmers’ market! NEW YORK CITY AREA Single copy: 9781603580687 10-copy prepack: 9781603580694 About the creators Jessica Prentice is a professional chef and author of Full Moon Feast: Food and the Hunger for Connection. Jessica coined the term “locavore” and helps sponsor an annual Eat Local Challenge (www.locavores.com). She is one of the founding worker-owners of Three Stone Hearth, a community-supported kitchen in West Berkeley (www.threestonehearth.com) and speaks nationally on building sustainable food systems. •••Also by JESSICA Sarah Klein is an artist who has exhibited her work widely across the country and PRENTICE••• around the globe in galleries, in museums, on television, and in film festivals. She uses FULL MOON FEAST her line drawings in original animation work, much of which combines her love of food Food and the Hunger for Connection with her love of art. She has collaborated with the musical group Orange Sherbet to Jessica Prentice create a series of children’s music videos. Her Web site is www.sarahklein.com. Foreword by Jessica and Sarah live in the San Francisco Bay area. Deborah Madison Maggie Gosselin is an educator in the field of sustainable food systems. She has $25.00 US • PB worked for several environmental organizations including the Center for Urban 9781933392004 Agriculture at Fairview Gardens and the Center for Urban Education about 7 x 10 • 374 pages Sustainable Agriculture (sponsor of the Ferry Plaza Farmers’ Market in San Francisco). She is currently pursuing an M.S. in agriculture, food, and environment at Tufts In Full Moon Feast, accomplished chef and food University in Boston. activist Jessica Prentice champions locally grown, humanely raised, nutrient-rich foods and Gabrielle Langholtz, content editor for the New York City area Local Foods Wheel, traditional cooking methods. The book follows the is the editor of Edible Brooklyn and Edible Manhattan magazines and is the manager thirteen lunar cycles of an agrarian year, from the midwinter Hunger Moon and the springtime of publicity and special projects for New York’s Greenmarket, the nation’s largest net- sweetness of the Sap Moon to the bounty of the work of farmers’ markets. She has also worked on local farms and taught about local Moon When Salmon Return to Earth in autumn, food systems at New York University’s Food Studies department. with recipes that display the richly satisfying flavors tied to the ancient rhythm of the seasons. ChelseaGreen.com • 802.295.6300
  • 48. 46 food/health/travel Slow Food Titles SLOW FOOD A WORLD OF PRESIDIA TERRA MADRE Collected Thoughts on Taste, Tradition, Food, Culture & Community 1,600 Food Communities Slow Food Editore Slow Food Editore and the Honest Pleasures of Food Edited by Carlo Petrini $20.00 US • PB • 9788884990853 $40.00 US • PB • 9788884991188 and Benjamin Watson 81/2 x 91/4 • 180 pages 81/4 x 81/4 • 768 pages • Full-color illustrations $24.95 US • PB • 9781931498012 Terra Madre describes 1,600 food 7 x 10 • 280 pages Vibrant stories of 65 Slow Food communities in 150 countries, from the Presidia—groups of traditional food Drawn from five years of the journal hatahata fishermen of Kitaura, Japan, artisans—from 30 different countries Slow, this book is an anthology of more to the raisin producers of Herat, and the unique and delicious foods they than 100 articles covering a range of Afghanistan; from Ethiopian forest coffee are working to preserve. eclectic topics, offering an armchair tour pickers to Mexican vanilla growers. of the exotic and bizarre. Farmers, shepherds, fishermen, butchers, vine-dressers—all people pursuing the idea of agriculture based on taste, quality, sustainability, and social justice. CHOCOLATE, TRUFFLES & OTHER TREASURES OF ITALY’S PIEDMONT CUISINE Sally Spector THE SLOW FOOD GUIDE THE SLOW FOOD GUIDE THE SLOW FOOD GUIDE $45.00 US • PB • 9788878891739 TO SAN FRANCISCO AND TO NEW YORK CITY TO CHICAGO 81/4 x 113/4 • 192 pages • Full color THE BAY AREA Restaurants, Markets, Bars Restaurants, Markets, Bars DANIELA PIAZZA EDITORE Patrick Martins Restaurants, Markets, Bars Kelly Gibson and and Ben Watson Edited by Sylvan Brackett, Portia Belloc Lowndes Internationally famous for its wine and Sue Moore, and white truffles, the Piedmont region of $20.00 US • PB • 9781931498272 $20.00 US • PB • 9781931498616 Wendy Downing Italy provides numerous culinary delights, 5 x 81/2 • 375 pages 5 x 81/2 • 384 pages including handmade breadsticks, quality $20.00 US • PB • 9781931498753 beef, and the world’s best filberts. Using 5 x 81/2 • 376 pages much more than recipes, author Sally Spector provides an insider’s view of A series of guides for “eco-gastronomic” travelers—those who seek quality, tradition, gastronomic culture and local traditions, and seasonal and locally grown ingredients in exploring the restaurants, markets, and as well as social and agricultural history. bars of a city. ChelseaGreen.com • 802.295.6300
  • 49. 47 food/health/travel B est seller B est seller PRESERVING FOOD WITHOUT WILD FERMENTATION THE REVOLUTION WILL FREEZING OR CANNING The Flavor, Nutrition, and Craft of NOT BE MICROWAVED Traditional Techniques Using Salt, Oil, Live-Culture Foods Inside America’s Underground Sugar, Alcohol, Vinegar, Drying, Cold Sandor Ellix Katz Food Movements Storage, and Lactic Fermentation Sandor Ellix Katz $25.00 US • PB • 9781931498234 The Gardeners and Farmers $20.00 US • PB • 9781933392110 7 x 10 • 275 pages of Terre Vivante 6 x 9 • 400 pages Forewords by Deborah Bread. Cheese. Wine. Beer. Coffee. Madison and Eliot Coleman From community-supported agriculture, Chocolate. Most people consume farmers, community gardeners, and fermented foods and drinks every day. $25.00 US • PB • 9781933392592 seed-saving activists to underground For thousands of years, humans have 6 x 9 • 224 pages distribution networks of contraband enjoyed the distinctive flavors and nutri- foods rescued from the waste stream, tion resulting from the transformative Preserving Food without Freezing or this book shows how ordinary people power of microscopic bacteria and fungi. Canning (originally published as Keeping can resist the dominant system, revive This is the first cookbook to widely Food Fresh) offers more than 250 easy community-based food production, and explore the culinary magic of fermentation. and enjoyable recipes featuring locally take direct responsibility for their own grown and minimally refined ingredients. health and nutrition. It is an essential guide for those who seek healthy food for a healthy world. B est seller WHOLE FOODS COMPANION BUILD YOUR OWN EARTH OVEN THE BREAD BUILDERS A Guide for Adventurous Cooks, Curious Hearth Loaves and Masonry Ovens Kiko Denzer and Hannah Field Alan Scott and Daniel Wing Shoppers, and Lovers of Natural Foods Dianne Onstad $17.95 US • PB • 9780967984674 $35.00 US • PB • 9781890132057 7 x 10 • 132 pages • B&W photos $35.00 US • PB • 9781931498623 8 x 10 • 250 pages HAND PRINT PRESS 8 x 10 • 344 pages • Full color The Bread Builders appeals to a range of Authors Kiko Denzer and Hannah Field This is the definitive resource guide to the bakers, from home bakers to those who invite you into the artisan tradition in rapidly expanding world of whole foods. already run small-scale commercial this newly revised and expanded edition Revised and expanded, this edition updates operations and seek up-to-date of Build Your Own Earth Oven. For less key nutritional information, making it an knowledge about the baking process. than the cost of a baking stone, Denzer invaluable guide to natural foods. Providing instructions on constructing and Field will guide you through the masonry ovens and how to bake with simple process of building a masonry them, The Bread Builders is the essential oven from earthen materials and firing resource for the artisan bread revolution. your first loaf of delicious artisan bread. ChelseaGreen.com • 802.295.6300
  • 50. 48 food/health/travel GENETIC ROULETTE B est seller The Documented Health Risks of Genetically Engineered Foods Jeffrey M. Smith $27.95 US • HC • 9780972966528 8.5 x 11 • 326 pages The biotech industry’s claim that genetically modified (GM) foods are safe is shattered in this groundbreaking book. Nearly sixty-five health risks associated SEEDS OF DECEPTION with the foods Americans eat daily are presented in an easy-to-read and accessible Exposing Industry and Government Lies style, along with information about why children are most at risk, how to avoid about the Safety of the Genetically GM foods, false claims by biotech advocates, how industry research is rigged to Engineered Foods You’re Eating avoid finding problems, why GM crops are not needed to feed the world, the Jeffrey M. Smith economic losses associated with these crops, and more. This is the most complete reference to the health risks of GM foods on the market. $27.95 US • HC • 9780972966573 $17.95 US • PB • 9780972966580 Jeffrey M. Smith is the director of the Institute for Responsible 6 x 9 • 240 pages Technology and is one of the world’s leading advocates against GM Without knowing it, Americans eat foods. His book Seeds of Deception is rated the number-one book on genetically modified (GM) food every day. the subject and has had a substantial influence on public perception Food and chemical industries claim that and even legislation. GM food is safe, but growing evidence shows otherwise. Smith’s stories of health dangers, corporate influence, and govern- ment cover-up read like a mystery novel. Also Available . . . THE GMO TRILOGY: SEEDS OF DECEPTION DVD, CD, PB • $27.95 US • 9780972966535 Recently Released HIDDEN DANGERS IN KIDS’ MEALS DVD only: $19.95 US • 9780972966559 DVD & Book (Seeds of Deception) Set: Hidden Dangers in Kids’ Meals DVD $34.95 US • 9780972966504 SUSTAINABLE CUISINE WHITE PAPERS Recently Released Earth Pledge Foundation VHS only: $19.95 US • 9780972966566 FUTURE FASHION WHITE PAPERS VHS & Book (Seeds of Deception) Set: $15.00 US • PB • 41/2 x 73/4 • 190 pages Introduction by Leslie Hoffman Hidden Dangers in Kids’ Meals VHS 9780967509907 Preface by Diane von Furstenberg $34.95 US • 9780972966511 $23.00 US • PB • 9780967509921 SUSTAINABLE ARCHITECTURE WHITE PAPERS This VHS/DVD book set includes an 41/2 x 73/4 • 288 pages • Illustrations interview with author Jeffrey M. Smith, Edited by David E. Brown, Mindy footage of scientists, and a look at the Fox, and Mar y Rickel Pelletier miraculous improvement in student $17.00 US • PB • 41/2 x 73/4 • 324 pages behavior that accompanied a change in 9780967509914 diet at a Wisconsin school. ChelseaGreen.com • 802.295.6300
  • 51. 49 spirituality & simple living New OPEN SPACES SACRED PLACES Stories of How Nature Heals and Unifies Release Tom Stoner and Carolyn Rapp Foreword by G. Martin Moeller, Jr. Open Spaces Sacred Places is a book that dramatically demonstrates how nature has the power to heal and unify in our increasingly frenetic 21st-century world. It is a series of inspirational stories told through the voices of “firesouls,” those passionate and persistent people who have brought communities together to create public areas of respite. The book depicts a wide variety of sacred places, including a meditation garden inside the walls of a prison, a sculpture garden built by at-risk youth in the inner city, and a therapeutic healing garden at a rehabilitation hospital. These public green spaces are places of peace and refreshment, where people can tap into their own deep wisdom and find an antidote for the stressful, divisive, and isolating effects of life in today’s complex world. While each of the profiled spaces has its own unique focus and character, they all have one common element—a bench with a journal attached where each visitor has the opportunity to anonymously reveal private thoughts and feelings. The journal entries, collected over 12 years, reinforce the essential human need to take time out in nature. Open Spaces Sacred Places also contains more than 200 beautifully photographed images that bring these spaces to life. With a foreword by G. Martin Moeller, Jr., Open Spaces Sacred Places provides helpful Pub Date: September 2008 information for those who have the desire to become active firesouls by spearheading $30.00 US, $32.95 CAN • PB with flaps community efforts to create public green spaces. 9780981565606 9 x 10 • 208 pages • Full color • 200 photos TKF FOUNDATION About the Authors “The healing power of nature—so important to physical, mental, and Tom Stoner is a cofounder of the TKF spiritual well-being and so undervalued in contemporary medicine— Foundation. He has served as chairman is the central theme of this wonderful book. The authors show us how of the board of trustees of the people everywhere can work to create public green spaces that Chesapeake Bay Foundation and as soothe and refresh and help heal communities and the world. cofounder of the Conflict Resolution Open Spaces Sacred Places is an inspired call to action.” Clinic associated with George Mason —Dr. Andrew Weil University. He also cofounded American Radio Systems. Tom lives in Annapolis, Maryland and Stowe, Vermont. Carolyn Rapp is a writer, story- teller, and avid gardener. She is author of Garden Voices: Stories of Women and Their Gardens (2005). Carolyn lives in McLean, Virginia and Frisco, Colorado. G. Martin Moeller, Jr., is the senior vice president and curator of the National Building Museum.
  • 52. 50 spirituality & simple living Recently Published THE RHYTHM OF COMPASSION Caring for Self, Connecting with Society Gail Straub The Rhythm of Compassion addresses one of the central spiritual questions of our time: Can we heal our- selves and society simultaneously? The core premise of this book is that the health of the human psyche and the health of the world are inextricably related, and we cannot truly heal one without healing the other. The book is written to help readers balance soul and society, offering a seamless set of values that unites the inner and the outer. Providing real answers, inspiration, and practical exercises, this is a book for those who long to make a difference and search for a way to balance self-care with service to the world. Using the profound metaphor of in- and out-breath meditation, Straub compellingly invites the reader to connect with the in-breath of self-knowing and the out-breath of acting to heal others. Through this fascinating yet simple practice, Straub shows, we can truly heal ourselves, our society, and our planet. Learn to balance soul and society, to heal each through healing of the other. “A book that addresses with great insight one of the central spiritual questions of our time—how do we care for others while still caring for ourselves? A must for everyone seeking answers.” $14.95 US • PB • 9780963032737 —Caroline Myss, author of Anatomy of the Spirit 5 x 8 • 240 pages EMPOWERMENT The Art of Creating Your Life as You Want It David Gershon & Gail Straub Now in its eleventh printing, and translated into eight languages, Empowerment: The Art of Creating Your Life as You Want It is widely considered to be a classic in the field of personal empowerment and transformation. Much more than a collection of inspiring principles, the book guides readers step-by- step through a systematic self-transformation program addressing seven key areas of life: relationships, sexuality, money, work, body, emotions, and spirituality. Empowerment is based on its authors’ two decades of work helping thousands of people create the life of their dreams. Its simple premise—that our thoughts and beliefs create the conditions of our life—is illustrated with anecdotes from each of the seven areas. The classic book for personal empowerment and transformation. “For over two decades, David Gershon and Gail Straub have inspired and empowered thousands of people to transform their lives and contribute to the preservation of our planet. This book makes their knowledge and techniques available to all.” $17.95 US • PB • 9780967237404 —Roger Walsh, MD, PhD, author of Staying Alive: The Psychology of 7 x 10 • 234 pages • B&W illustrations Human Survival ChelseaGreen.com • 802.295.6300
  • 53. 51 spirituality & simple living New RETURNING TO MY MOTHER’S HOUSE Release Taking Back the Wisdom of the Feminine Gail Straub Foreword by Christiane Northrup, M.D. This is the story of how I returned to my mother’s house and reclaimed my own female wisdom, taking back what both Mom and I had betrayed. I see now how my story is so many of our stories. It is the story of both men and women who have abandoned their inner lives, leaving behind their hearts where deep dark feelings reside; putting aside their intuitive imagination where dreams flourish; ignoring the invisible worlds where the irrational and the mysterious offer their incomparable gifts; and disowning the realms of silence, simplicity, and solitude where the interior matures. Modern life rarely acknowledges or even allows space for such things. But we ignore these things at our peril, both as a human and as an earth family. —From the introduction Gail Straub, a leader in the human potential field, had helped thousands around the world find meaning and purpose in their lives, all the while sensing that something fundamental within her was missing. Many years after the premature death of her mother, she undertook a period of soul searching and came to believe that, like her mother and so many women of our time, she had overcorrected in the direction of the masculine, her “successful” life of outer accomplishment and committed social activism having come at the expense of a rich and satisfying inner life. Her search took her around the globe—to Africa, Bali, Russia, China, and Ireland—where she encountered the longing to retrieve sacred female wisdom among the women she met. Finding her way back to her innate female wisdom restored a sense of balance between external and internal worlds, activism and contemplation, and public and private realms and Pub Date: October 2008 gave her a sense of equanimity that had eluded her for decades. Gail’s poetic and heartfelt $21.95 US, $23.95 CAN • HC story is for anyone who has ever struggled to build and sustain an interior life in our driven 9780963032751 and fast-paced society—and for mothers and daughters everywhere. 51/2 x 81/2 • 264 pages HIGH POINT “There isn’t a woman alive who won’t be able to relate to this lyrical, poignant, and beautifully written story. Like Elizabeth Glbert’s Eat, Pray, Love, Gail’s story will help women gain insight and wisdom that not only will help heal their relationship with their mothers but could, quite frankly, help save their lives! Bless LEIF ZURMUHLEN you, Gail, for doing work that heals all of us.” —From the foreword by Christiane Northrup, M.D., author of Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom and Mother-Daughter Wisdom Gail Straub is coauthor of the best-selling Empowerment: The Art of Creating Your Life as You Want It and the author of the critically “Returning to My Mother’s House is Gail Straub’s poetic, acclaimed The Rhythm of Compassion: Caring heartfelt, and very personal journey story, but it is also my for Self, Connecting with Society, as well as story, your story, and the story of a culture in desperate need Circle of Compassion, a book of meditations. of ‘taking back the wisdom of the feminine.’ I came away Considered a leading authority on empower- ment, she codirects the Empowerment Institute, from the adventure of reading this book full of hope for the a school for transformative leadership. Over the restoration of the feminine in each of us, and our world.” past thirty years she has trained thousands of —Elizabeth Lesser, cofounder of the Omega Institute and author of people worldwide in empowerment, engaged Broken Open and The Seekers Guide spirituality, and the wisdom of the feminine. Straub lives with her husband, David Gershon, in the Hudson River Valley in New York. ChelseaGreen.com • 802.295.6300
  • 54. 52 spirituality & simple living Recently FARM FRIENDS Published From the Late Sixties to the West Seventies and Beyond Tom Fels Foreword by Carl Oglesby Farm Friends is a memoir and a study of the generation of the 1960s. Beginning on a communal farm in 1969, it continues as a personal chronicle of the author and his extended family up to the present day. Back-to-the-land communards of the late 1960s and early 1970s made their way in a new and unfamiliar world. Later, relocated in cities and towns across the country, they used what they had learned to continue to explore and to influence life as they found it in the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries. “Farm Friends serves as a valuable contribution to countercultural history, enhanced by profiles of visionaries from that era who have lived their alternative philosophy and values.” —Paul Krassner, founder and editor of The Realist “[Fels] writes beautifully because he thinks with powerful clarity. This book— a journey, an elegy, an investigation—touches the soul of an era and, at day’s end, the aching, searching American heart.” —Ron Suskind, Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist $19.95 US • PB • 9781603580038 5 x 8 • 400 pages • B&W photos Other Books on the GOOD LIFE Fifty years before the phrase simple living became fashionable, Helen and Scott Nearing were living their celebrated “Good Life” on homesteads first in Vermont, then in Maine. All the way to their ninth decade, the Nearings grew their own food, built their own buildings, and fought an eloquent combat against the silliness of America’s infatuation with consumer goods and refined foods. •••Other GOOD LIFE CENTER Titles••• LOVING AND LEAVING THE GOOD LIFE Helen Nearing $25.00 US • PB • 9780930031633 •THE MAKING OF A RADICAL: A Political Autobiography • Scott Nearing 6 x 9 • 224 pages $25.00 US • 5 x 8 • PB • 320 pages • 9781890132590 This is Helen Nearing’s vivid self-portrait of an independent, committed, and gifted •THE MAPLE SUGAR BOOK • Helen Nearing and Scott Nearing • B&W photos woman, and an eloquent statement of $25.00 US • 6 x 9 • PB • 320 pages • 9781890132637 what it means to grow old and to face death quietly, peacefully, and in control. •SIMPLE FOOD FOR THE GOOD LIFE: Random Acts of Cooking and Pithy Quotations Helen Nearing • $25.00 US • 6 x 9 • PB • 309 pages • 9781890132293 •WISE WORDS FOR THE GOOD LIFE • Helen Nearing $14.95 US • 6 x 9 • PB • 192 pages • 9781890132415 ChelseaGreen.com • 802.295.6300
  • 55. 53 spirituality & simple living Previously WHEN TECHNOLOGY FAILS A Manual for Self-Reliance, Sustainability, Announced and Surviving the Long Emergency Matthew Stein Foreword by Richard Heinberg There’s never been a better time to be prepared. Matthew Stein’s comprehensive primer on sustainable living skills prepares you to embark on the path toward sustainability. But unlike any other book, Stein shows you not only how to live “green” in seemingly stable times, but how to live in the face of potential disasters, lasting days or years, coming in the form of social upheaval, economic meltdown, or environmental catastrophe. The chapters cover a survey of the risks to the status quo; supplies and preparation for short- and long-term emergencies; emergency measures for survival; water; food; shelter; clothing; first aid, low-tech medicine, and healing; energy, heat, and power; metalworking; utensils and storage; low-tech chemistry; and engineering, machines, and materials. Each offers the same approach, describing skills for self-reliance in good times and bad. Fully revised and expanded—the first edition was written pre-9/11 and pre-Katrina, when few Americans took the risk of social disruption seriously—When Technology Fails ends on a positive, proactive note with a new chapter on joining and building sustainable, resilient communities. “The depth of this book, covering everything from building materials Pub Date: August 2008 to spiritual healing, is astounding . . . I highly recommend it.” $35.00 US, $32.95 CAN • PB —Robyn Griggs Lawrence, editor-in-chief, Natural Home 9781933392455 8 x 11 • 524 pages • B&W illustrations VISIONARIES A HANDMADE LIFE COTTAGE ECONOMY The 20th Century’s 100 Most In Search of Simplicity William Cobbett Important Inspirational Leaders William Coperthwaite Foreword by Verlyn Klinkenborg Edited by Satish Kumar Photography by Peter Forbes and Freddie Whitefield $25.00 US • PB • 9781933392257 $25.00 US • PB • 9781933392479 6 x 9 • 232 pages $25.00 US • PB • 9781933392530 9 x 9 • 144 pages • Full color 8 x 10 • 224 pages • Full color This book has lost none of its relevance A Handmade Life carries Coperthwaite’s or inspiration in its 180 years in print. The twentieth century was marked by ongoing experiments with hand tools, With wit and bulldog curmudgeonliness, wars, dictatorships, and environmental hand-grown and hand-gathered food, it deserves its reputation as one of the destruction, yet many individuals kept and handmade shelter, clothing, and greatest rural reads available. alive the hope of a sane and sustainable furnishings out into the world to chal- future through their example, ideas, and lenge and inspire. His writing is both vision. Their influence helped bring to an philosophical and practical, exploring end colonialism and imperialism, themes of beauty, work, education, and apartheid, and authoritarian regimes, and design while giving instruction on the they also helped foster the resurgence of an hand-crafting of the necessities of life. ecological, holistic, and spiritual vision that increasingly resonates in the world today. ChelseaGreen.com • 802.295.6300
  • 56. 54 spirituality & simple living RUMI Dancing the Flame Nader Khalili $16.95 US • PB 9781889625041 51/2 x 81/2 • 255 pages QUEST FOR THE ZODIAC Here are 75 poems (ghazals) translated NOT IN HIS IMAGE The Cosmic Code beyond Astrology from the original Persian. Rumi’s Gnostic Vision, Sacred Ecology, John Lash unblinking directness and extraordinary and the Future of Belief ability to employ images drawn from John Lamb Lash $29.95 US • PB • 9781933392936 everyday life make these ancient poems Afterword by Derrick Jensen 6 x 9 • 228 pages feel modern and alive. $21.95 US • PB • 9781931498920 Unsuspected by the world at large, astrology •••Other RUMI Titles••• 6 x 9 • 350 pages uses a model that ignores the stars. Many who •RUMI: Fountain of Fire practice it do not know that there is a lost, Not in His Image delves deep into the Nader Khalili • $12.95 US star-based zodiac, entirely distinct from the shadows of ancient Gnostic writings to well-known circle of twelve sun signs. Quest 41/2 x 7 • PB • 143 pages reconstruct the story early Christians tried for the Zodiac recovers the visible star patterns 9781889625034 to scrub from the pages of history, explor- observed in ancient times. ing the richness of the ancient European Pagan spirituality—the Pagan Mysteries, •THE STORY OF MY HEART: the Great Goddess, Gnosis, the myths of My Autobiography Sophia and Gaia—and chronicling the Richard Jefferies • $10.95 US annihilation of this Pagan European 51/4 x 71/4 • PB • 126 pages culture at the hands of Christianity. 9781903998199 •••Other SPIRITUALITY & SIMPLE LIVING Titles••• •JUDEVINE • David Budbill • $17.95 US • 6 x 9 • PB • 320 pages • 9781890132224 •FAST LANE ON A DIRT ROAD: A Contemporary History of Vermont Joe Sherman • $25.00 US • 6 x 9 • PB • 256 pages • 9781890132743 •TIMELESS BEAUTY: In the Arts and Everyday Life • John Lane • 14 B&W photos • $20.00 US • 6 x 9 • PB • 176 pages 9781903998335 •THE BEAUTY OF CRAFT: A Resurgence Anthology • Edited by Sandy Brown and Maya Kumar Mitchell • $40.00 US • 8 /2 x 11 • HC • 192 pages 1 9781903998427 •ROUND-TRIP TO DEADSVILLE: A Year in the Funeral Underground • Tim Matson • $14.95 US • 6 x 9 • PB • 148 pages • 9781890132910 •SUSTAINABLE EDUCATION: Re-Visioning Learning and Change • Stephen R. Sterling • $10.95 US • 7 x 9 /4 • PB • 94 pages 1 9781870098991 •IN A PIG’S EYE • Karl Schwenke • $9.95 US • 5 /2 x 8 /4 • PB •160 pages • 9780930031008 1 1 •THROUGH THE EYE OF THE STORM: A Book Dedicated to Rebuilding What Katrina Washed Away • Cholene Espinoza • $14.00 US 53/8 x 83/8 • PB • 224 pages • 9781933392189 ChelseaGreen.com • 802.295.6300
  • 57. 55 green building THE CARBON-FREE HOME 36 Remodeling Projects to Help Kick Previously the Fossil-Fuel Habit Stephen and Rebekah Hren Announced You probably know that energy used in your home produces more global-warming pollution than your car, but what can you do to reduce your reliance on fossil fuels? How can your house simultaneously save you money on utilities and insulate you from the possible shocks of Peak Oil? Having weaned themselves completely from fossil fuels in their conventional 1930s urban house, Stephen and Rebekah Hren provide a map for others to do the same. Their book shows first how to reduce energy consumption, then how to retrofit existing homes to obtain all heating, cooling, cooking, refrigeration, hot water, and electricity from renewable sources. These practical approaches fit anyone’s budget and can be implemented over time to progressively liberate a home from fossil-fuel dependency. “This book is essential reading, giving a full spectrum of invaluable advice Pub Date: July 2008 on how to adapt to the new conditions imposed by Nature.” $35.00 US, $38.50 CAN • PB —Colin J. Campbell, chairman of ASPO (Association for the Study of Peak Oil) 9781933392622 8 x 10 • 320 pages • Illustrations “It’s hard to imagine a more comprehensive, and comprehensible, guide to making your home work for you and for the planet, inside and out. It’s frugal, it’s sensible, and it will help!” —Bill McKibben Building with Cob Using Natural Finishes A Step-by-Step Guide A Step-by-Step Guide Adam Weismann Adam Weismann and Katy Bryce and Katy Bryce $45.00 US • PB • 9781903998724 Pub Date: July 2008 8 x 10 • 256 pages • Full color $40.00 US, $43.95 CAN • PB 9781900322164 8 x 10 • 264 pages • Color illustrations With the increasing awareness of eco-building techniques alongside A lavishly illustrated guide with more than 300 color photographs the desire to make our homes healthier, the historical benefits of covering the centuries-old building technique of cob construction. using natural renders and paints are being rediscovered. Using Topics include everything from design, planning, and siting to roofs, Natural Finishes is an in-depth guide to the selection, mixing, and insulation, and floors. The authors also provide advice on how to application of lime- and clay-based plasters, renders, paints, and ensure compliance with modern building standards. washes. Providing step-by-step instructions with detailed illustrations “This has got to be the most practical and beautifully illustrated to show the practical elements of working with lime- and clay-based book on earth building ever published!” finishes, the authors demonstrate how these natural “breathable” —Keith Hall, editor, Building for a Future magazine plasters and paints can be used on a wide variety of wall surfaces. Easy-to-follow do-it-yourself projects guide the reader through all aspects of using these natural finishes, with beautiful photographs of techniques and examples from around the world. ChelseaGreen.com • 802.295.6300
  • 58. 56 green building B est seller GOING SOLAR Understanding and Using THE PASSIVE SOLAR HOUSE the Warmth in Sunlight The Complete Guide to Heating Tomm Stanley and Cooling Your Home Illustrated by Tomm Stanley James Kachadorian $29.95 US • PB • 9780476010826 $40.00 US • HC • 9781933392035 10 x 7 • 211 pages 8 x 10 • 240 pages Written in easy-to-understand language The building book for a world of for everyday people and the scientifically climbing energy costs. Applicable to challenged, and peppered with a delightful diverse regions, climates, budgets, and blend of humor, fact, and function, Going styles of architecture, Kachadorian’s tech- Solar leads readers back to the purpose of niques translate the essentials of timeless its making: understanding and effectively solar design into wisdom for today’s solar using the warmth found in sunlight for builders. Includes a CD-ROM with our day-to-day lives. custom solar design software. YOU CAN MAKE THE BEST THE SUN-INSPIRED HOUSE THE SOLAR ELECTRIC HOUSE HOT TUB EVER! House Designs Warmed and Energy for the Environmentally Relax! Warm Your Bones! Responsive, Energy-Independent Home Brightened by the Sun Get to Know the Sky! Steven J. Strong Debra Rucker Coleman Becky Bee $21.95 US • PB • 9780963738325 $29.95 US • PB • 9780976731801 $14.95 US • PB • 9780965908214 71/2 x 91/4 • 276 pages 81/2 x 11 • 256 pages 71/2 x 83/4 • 64 pages • B&W photos/illustrations A comprehensive guide for deciding Fifty home plans adorned with numerous Unless you have an outdoor bath, there whether photovoltaics are right for you examples, photos, and testimonials from is no way your imagination can see how and your home. Covers a diverse range homeowners complement this survey of absolutely divine it is. Written in simple of factors, from economics and types sun-inspired home design concepts. language with lots of easy-to-follow of systems to calculating electricity Packed with details on passive solar heat- pictures and drawings, this book guides requirements and design. ing, cooling, energy-efficient construc- you through the steps of making a cob tion, green building, and sustainability. firebox under a metal tub. ChelseaGreen.com • 802.295.6300
  • 59. 57 green building From best-selling author Dan Chiras B est seller B est seller THE NATURAL HOUSE THE SOLAR HOUSE THE NEW ECOLOGICAL HOME A Complete Guide to Healthy, Energy- Passive Heating and Cooling A Complete Guide to Green Efficient, Environmental Homes Daniel D. Chiras Building Options Daniel D. Chiras Daniel D. Chiras $29.95 US • PB • 9781931498128 $35.00 US • PB • 9781890132576 8 x 10 • 288 pages $35.00 US • PB • 9781931498166 8 x 10 • 480 pages 8 x 10 • 336 pages A thorough review and guide to state-of- A tour of the construction, costs, and pros the-art passive solar heating and cooling, A comprehensive analysis of green and cons of fourteen natural building combining age-old truths with cutting- building techniques, materials, methods. This comprehensive sourcebook edge technology. Chiras highlights products, and technologies that either offers in-depth information that will guide important considerations in construction are currently available or will be in the your search for the perfect sustainable and details how today’s homebuilders near future for home buyers, builders, dream home, a must for homebuilders, can succeed with solar designs. and anyone interested in building for a contractors, and architects. sustainable future. THE BOOK OF MASONRY STOVES Rediscovering an Old Way of Warming THE SAUNA NATURAL HOME HEATING David Lyle A Complete Guide to the Construction, The Complete Guide to Renewable Use, and Benefits of the Finnish Bath Energy Options $35.00 US • PB • 9781890132095 Rob Roy Greg Pahl 11 x 81/2 • 208 pages $30.00 US • PB • 9781931498630 $30.00 US • PB • 9781931498227 The first comprehensive survey ever 7 x 10 • 240 pages 8 x 10 • 304 pages published detailing all major types of A well-organized, easy-to-understand masonry heating systems, ancient and This completely revised and expanded tour of all available renewable home- modern, with detailed plans and edition of The Sauna combines history, heating options, including wood, pellet, building information. As a complete tradition, and health benefits with corn, and grain-fired stoves, fireplaces, introduction to masonry stoves, it will beautiful color photographs and furnaces, and boilers, as well as masonry help many people rediscover this ancient detailed step-by-step instructions for heaters, active and passive solar systems, sustainable heating technique. building and maintaining your own and heat pumps. Perfect for homeowners Finnish bath. everywhere considering more sustainable heating options. ChelseaGreen.com • 802.295.6300
  • 60. 58 green building B est seller THE RAMMED EARTH HOUSE THE COB BUILDERS HANDBOOK THE HAND-SCULPTED HOUSE You Can Hand-Sculpt Your Own Home Revised Edition A Philosophical and Practical Guide Becky Bee David Easton to Building a Cob Cottage Ianto Evans, Michael G. Smith, $23.95 US • PB • 9780965908207 $40.00 US • PB • 9781933392370 and Linda Smiley 81/2 x 11 • 176 pages 8 x 10 • 274 pages • Full color $35.00 US • PB • 9781890132347 An eye-opening example of how the most A user-friendly guide to making your 8 x 10 • 384 pages dramatic innovations in home design and own earth structure from cob (a mixture construction frequently have their origins The Hand-Sculpted House is a theoretical of clay, sand and straw), with chapters on in the distant past. By rediscovering the and philosophical, but intensely practical, design, foundations, floors, windows and most ancient of all building materials— guide to the centuries-old building doors, finishes, and, of course, making earth—forward-thinking homebuilders technique of cob architecture. Packed glorious cob. can create structures that set new with the how-to information necessary to standards for beauty, durability, and undertake your own building project. efficient use of natural resources. •••Other GREEN BUILDING Titles••• •STONE HOUSE: A Guide to Self-Building with Slipforms • Tomm Stanley $33.00 US • 81/4 x 115/8 • PB • 208 pages • 9780473099701 MAKING BETTER CONCRETE Guidelines for Using Fly Ash for •THE COMPLETE YURT HANDBOOK • Paul King • B&W photos • $25.00 US Higher Quality, Eco-Friendly Structures 6.5 x 8 • PB • 121 pages • 9781899233083 Bruce King •FREEWHEELING HOMES • David Pearson • Color photos & B&W illustrations $20.00 US • PB • 9780976491101 $16.95 US • 8 x 8 • HC • 96 pages • 9781931498036 8.5 x 11 • 58 pages •CIRCLE HOUSES: Yurts, Tipis, and Benders • David Pearson • Color photos & Why a book about concrete? Because we B&W illustrations • $16.95 US • 8 x 8 • HC • 96 pages • 9781890132866 use so much of it—far more than any other building material. We can use this •CERAMIC HOUSES AND EARTH ARCHITECTURE: How to Build Your Own • Nader Khalili ubiquitous building material without B&W photos • $26.95 US • 81/2 x 11 • PB • 233 pages • 9781889625010 undue damage to the life and landscapes that surround us. Fly ash is an eco-friendly alternative to using portland cement in concrete, but until now there has been no easy guide to how it makes superior concrete, or to how to use it. ChelseaGreen.com • 802.295.6300
  • 61. 59 green building B est seller THE BEAUTY OF STRAW DESIGN OF STRAW THE STRAW BALE HOUSE BALE HOMES BALE BUILDINGS Athena Swentzell Steen, The State of the Art Athena Swentzell Steen Bill Steen, David Bainbridge, Bruce King and Bill Steen and David Eisenberg $40.00 US • PB • 9780976491118 $24.95 US • PB • 9781890132774 $30.00 US • PB • 9780930031718 83/8 x 107/8 • 288 pages 8 x 8 • 128 pages • Full color 8 x 10 • 320 pages • B&W and color photos For the first time, a design manual for A Chelsea Green best seller and pioneer- The Beauty of Straw Bale Homes practicing professionals, drawing on the ing book on the subject, The Straw Bale celebrates, in gorgeous color photo- collective experience of the most senior House is a comprehensive guide to the graphs, the tactile, sensuous beauty of and respected figures in the rapidly why and how of building with straw. straw bale dwellings and how far this emerging field of straw bale construction. Authors Athena Swentzell Steen and Bill architecture has developed in a very This book provides truly useful informa- Steen founded the Canelo Project, which short period of time. tion to architects, engineers, building promotes innovative building; David officials, and builders who want to design Bainbridge is a California restoration intelligently with plastered straw bales. ecologist; and David Eisenberg is an alternative-materials builder who pioneered straw bale wall testing. B est seller SERIOUS STRAW BALE BUILDING WITH STRAW BALES A Home Construction Guide A Practical Guide for the UK for All Climates and Ireland Paul Lacinski Barbara Jones and Michel Bergeron $18.95 US • PB • 9781903998137 $30.00 US • PB • 9781890132644 71/2 x 91/4 • 125 pages 8 x 10 • 384 pages Designed for the UK, but useful for home- owners in the United States, this simple A second-generation straw bale book guide provides an overview of straw bale that delves into specific design consid- construction and its environmental and erations critical to success with straw economic benefits and addresses common bale building in more extreme questions and concerns. climates, where seasonal changes in temperature, precipitation, and humidity create special stresses that builders must understand and address. ChelseaGreen.com • 802.295.6300
  • 62. 60 green building B est seller THE SLATE ROOF BIBLE DIARY OF AN ECO-BUILDER THE GREEN SELF-BUILD BOOK How to Design and Build Joseph Jenkins Will Anderson Your Own Eco-Home $40.00 US • PB • 9780964425811 $30.00 US • PB • 9781903998793 Jon Broome 81/2 x 11 • 320 pages 57/8 x 81/4 • 256 pages $50.00 US • PB • 9781903998731 8 x 10 • 256 pages This completely revised, greatly Readers follow Will Anderson’s progress expanded and updated version of the from finding a plot, getting planning Whether you want a turf roof, solar- award-winning Slate Roof Bible covers permission, and building himself a powered hot water, a straw bale home, slate roofing history, culture, and stunning contemporary eco-home, or a superinsulated (and cost-efficient) geology. Along with complete which mirrors the fine-tuned ecology of house, you need to know the essentials. descriptions and sources of tools, a tree. Drawing on monthly columns he The Green Self-Build Book provides an equipment, and types and colors of writes for The Independent, Anderson has overview of the different methods of slate, Jenkins provides comprehensive, created a diary that will be invaluable to sustainable and eco-friendly construction step-by-step instructions on every anyone contemplating building their techniques for homeowners. aspect of slate roof installation, repair, own eco-house. restoration, and recycling. B est seller THE WOODLAND HOUSE INDEPENDENT BUILDER A TIMBER FRAMER’S WORKSHOP Joinery, Design & Construction of Designing & Building a House Ben Law Traditional Timber Frames Your Own Way $25.00 US • HC • 9781856230315 Steve K. Chappell Sam Clark 83/4 x 10 • 208 pages $30.00 US • PB • 9781889269009 $40.00 US • PB • 9780930031855 81/2 x 11 • 271 pages Full of stunning color photographs, this 71/2 x 10 • 528 pages book is a visual guide to how Ben Law A pragmatic approach to general home Required reading for any designer, home- built an amazing chestnut timber-framed construction, combining the latest owner, or contractor working with timber house hewn from his own woodland. It technologies with traditional, frame construction. This passionate is a practical manual and the story of time-tested methods. This tome is guide, from a 30-year veteran and teacher one man realizing his lifelong dream to chock-full of information on all of the craft, provides expert advice on all build one of the most sustainable and aspects of construction and is an ideal phases of construction and design. beautiful homes in Britain. companion for even the most seasoned do-it-yourselfer. ChelseaGreen.com • 802.295.6300
  • 63. 61 renewable energy BIODIESEL Growing a New Energy Economy Previously Greg Pahl Foreword by Bill McKibben Announced Second Edition For anyone who is trying to keep up with the extremely rapid developments in the biodiesel industry, the second edition of Biodiesel: Growing a New Energy Economy is an invaluable aid. The breathtaking speed with which biodiesel has gained acceptance in the marketplace in the past few years has been exceeded only by the proliferation of biodiesel production facilities around the United States—and the world. However, it has in turn been confronted by new social and environmental challenges and criticisms. The international survey of the biodiesel industry has been expanded from 40 to more than 80 countries, reflecting the spectacular growth of the industry around the world. This section also tracks the dramatic shifts in the fortunes of the industry that have taken place in some of these nations. The chapters that cover the industry in the United States have also been substantially rewritten to keep abreast of the many new develop- ments and explosive domestic growth. An expanded section on small-scale, local biodiesel production has been added to better represent this small but growing part of the industry. Another new section has been added to explore more fully the increasingly controversial issues in biodiesel production of deforestation and the food-versus-fuel debate, as well as the use of GMO crops. The second edition concludes with updated views on where the industry is headed in the years to come from some of its key players. Pub Date: July 2008 $18.00 US • PB • 9781933392967 6 x 9 • 296 pages “Finally, the book we’ve been looking for. Greg Pahl’s new biodiesel book Photographs, charts, graphs offers a comprehensive review of all things veggie oil powered. From the history of the diesel engine to the development of the biodiesel industry, past, current, and future. This is the ultimate primer.” —Rob Elam, Propel Project THE CITIZEN-POWERED Also by Greg Pahl: Page 57 Natural Home Heating ENERGY HANDBOOK Community Solutions to a Global Crisis Greg Pahl The Citizen-Powered Energy Handbook is a clear-eyed view of the critical situation we face and offers a way out. Pahl examines energy technologies currently available and homes in on renewable-energy strategies for individuals and communities. “This book is for pioneers in the great project of the new century. It will remain a touchstone informational resource for many years to come. May we all engage deliberately, proactively and enthusiastically in the energy transition, and learn to enjoy life without fossil fuels.” —Richard Heinberg, from the foreword “As the world passes through Peak Oil and society begins to Powerdown and Relocalize, this handbook should be on the work-desk of anyone planning for a Post-Carbon world.” —Julian Darley, founder and director of the Post Carbon Institute, author of High Noon for Natural Gas $21.95 US • PB • 9781933392127 6 x 9 • 376 pages ChelseaGreen.com • 802.295.6300
  • 64. 62 renewable energy B est seller B est seller WIND POWER WIND ENERGY BASICS HIGH NOON FOR NATURAL GAS Renewable Energy for Home, A Guide to Small and Micro The New Energy Crisis Farm, and Business Wind Systems Julian Darley Paul Gipe Paul Gipe $30.00 US • HC • 9781931498678 $50.00 US • PB • 9781931498142 $25.00 US • PB • 9781890132071 $18.00 US • PB • 9781931498531 Full color • 25 B&W charts 8 x 10 • 136 pages 6 x 9 • 280 pages 8 x 10 • 512 pages An invaluable source of information In this timely exposé, readers can expect Wind energy today is a booming world- covering everything consumers need to to find a critical analysis of government wide industry. The technology has truly know when considering a small wind policy on energy, as well as a meticulously come of age, with better, more reliable turbine for their residence. Includes the researched warning about our next machinery and a greater understanding unique “standard small wind turbine potentially catastrophic energy crisis. of how and where wind power makes rating” developed by the author, which sense—from the independent home- is designed to help readers wade through stead to a grid-connected utility-wide conflicting performance claims by perspective. Heightened concerns about manufacturers in the U.S. and overseas. our environment mean that this resur- gence of interest in wind—a natural and abundant power source—is here to stay. INDEPENDENT ENERGY GUIDE PRACTICAL PHOTOVOLTAICS WHO OWNS THE SUN? Electrical Power for Home, Boat, & RV Electricity from Solar Cells People, Politics, and the Struggle Kevin Jeffrey Richard J. Komp for a Solar Economy Daniel M. Berman $19.95 US • PB • 9780964411203 $18.95 US • PB • 9780937948118 and John T. O’Connor 7 x 9 • 288 pages 6 x 9 • 216 pages $17.95 US • PB • 9781890132088 This comprehensive guide will aid in The now-classic reference on solar 6 x 9 • 356 pages your planning the ideal independent electricity offers a unique combination power system for your boat, home, or of technical discussion and practical America’s most powerful corporations, RV. You’ll understand how a system advice. Explains the “how” and the utilities, and environmental organizations works, be able to talk intelligently with “how-to” of PV, while providing are in league with government to protect equipment suppliers about your needs, valuable information on the industry, a dirty little secret: solar power is a better and have the necessary tools to make new developments, and the future. way of meeting this nation’s future and manage your own electricity. electrical needs. But even though we already have the technology to turn sunlight into clean, reliable power, they want to keep us in the dark. ChelseaGreen.com • 802.295.6300
  • 65. 63 politics & social justice Recently THE MAN WHO HATED WORK AND LOVED LABOR Published The Life and Times of Tony Mazzocchi Les Leopold A CIA-connected labor union, an assassination attempt, a mysterious car crash, listening devices, and stolen documents—everything you’d expect from the latest thriller. Yet these were part and parcel of the life of Tony Mazzocchi, the Rachel Carson of the U.S. workplace—a dynamic labor leader whose legacy lives on in today’s workplaces in the ongoing alliances between labor activists and environmentalists, and in those who believe in the promise of America. “Balancing a wealth of firsthand interviews with astute judgments, Leopold delivers a vivid picture of Mazzocchi as a practical visionary whose mile- stones include passage of 1970’s Occupational Safety and Health Act . . . [A book] of practical lessons as well as an excellent introduction to American left and labor history.” —Publisher’s Weekly (starred review) “Les Leopold has vividly brought to life an extraordinary man—an incorrupt- ible fighter for the rights of labor—an historic figure who should never be for- gotten . . . This is an important work in the annals of labor history.” —Doris Kearns Goodwin, Pulitzer Prize–winning historian $40.00 US • HC • 9781933392639 $24.95 US • PB • 9781933392646 6 x 9 • 544 pages • Photo insert GETTING A GRIP SURVIVING AMERICA’S Clarity, Creativity, and DEPRESSION EPIDEMIC Courage in a World Gone Mad How to Find Morale, Energy, and Frances Moore Lappé Community in a World Gone Crazy Bruce E. Levine, PhD $14.95 US • PB • 9780979414244 53/8 x 8 • 144 pages $16.95 US • PB • 9781933392714 Winner of the 2008 James 6 x 9 • 224 pages Beard Humanitarian Award and 2008 Nautilus Book Awards Gold Winner The rate of clinical depression in the United States has increased more than tenfold in the last 50 years. Is this epidemic being properly addressed by the insurance, pharmaceutical, and Frances Moore Lappé—author of fifteen books, including governmental powers that be, or is it being exacerbated by a three-million-copy best seller Diet for a Small Planet— failing medical system focused on instant results and high flouts conventional right-versus-left divisions and affirms profit margins? Dr. Bruce Levine argues the latter and provides readers’ basic sanity—their intuitive knowledge that it is a compelling alternative approach to treating depression. possible to grasp the real roots of today’s crises, from hunger and poverty to climate change and terrorism. “A thoughtful, compassionate and refreshingly humble “There is a small number of people in every look at what we call depression.” generation who are forerunners, in thought, action, —Robert Whitaker, winner of the George Polk Award spirit, who swerve past the barriers of greed and for Medical Writing and author of Mad in America power to hold a torch for the rest of us. Frances Moore Lappé is one of those.” —Howard Zinn ChelseaGreen.com • 802.295.6300
  • 66. 64 politics & social justice The 2008 Elections! DON’T THINK OF AN ELEPHANT! Know Your Values and Frame the Debate George Lakoff Foreword by Howard Dean Introduction by Don Hazen •••Other EDITIONS••• $10.00 US • PB • 9781931498715 53/8 x 83/8 • 144 pages B est seller A National Best Seller! Over 300,000 copies in print. •DON’T THINK OF AN ELEPHANT! and HOW DEMOCRATS AND In 2006 the Democratic Party took back control of Congress by articulating the issues at PROGRESSIVES CAN WIN Set stake and framing the national debate. With the 2008 presidential campaign accelerated and George Lakoff • $22.50 US underway, now is the time to brush up on how conservatives think and how to counter their PB and DVD • 9781931498821 arguments. Lakoff outlines in detail the traditional American values that progressives hold but are often unable to articulate and provides examples of how they can reframe the debate •HOW DEMOCRATS AND to their advantage. PROGRESSIVES CAN WIN George Lakoff • DVD • 25 min. $15.00 • 9781931498821 “One of the most influential political thinkers of the progressive movement.” —Howard Dean Crashing the Gate Ready, Set, Talk! America, Fascism, and God A Guide to Getting Your Message Sermons from a Heretical Preacher Netroots, Grassroots, and the Rise of Heard by Millions on Talk Radio, Talk Davidson Loehr People-Powered Politics Television, and Talk Internet Jerome Armstrong and $12.00 US • PB • 9781931498937 Ellen Ratner and Kathie Scarrah Markos Moulitsas 53/8 x 83/8 • 200 pages Foreword by Simon Rosenberg $20.00 US • PB • 9781933392219 “This extraordinary book by one of $25.00 US • HC • 9781931498999 6 x 9 • 240 pages America’s most thoughtful religious leaders $12.95 US • PB • 9781933392417 reviews religion’s special mission in Ready, Set, Talk! will help anyone—from 51/2 x 81/4 • 216 pages American history and heralds the return of the novice activist to the sophisticated religion to its natural place in the moral public relations professional—develop a Crashing the Gate is an incisive and high ground of our national politics.” talk media message, prepare a campaign, provocative book from two writers on and roll it out. The authors demystify —Robert F. Kennedy Jr. the front lines, engaged in the battle to the process of identifying and analyzing take back politics from entitled, potential media opportunities and show entrenched interests. A must-read for readers how to develop media events for anyone with an interest in the future of maximum attention. American democracy. ChelseaGreen.com • 802.295.6300
  • 67. 65 politics & social justice Recently PEARLS, POLITICS Published & POWER How Women Can Win and Lead Madeleine M. Kunin The next generation of women is ready and eager to lead, but not always sure how to turn a sense of purpose into reality. Pearls, Politics & Power will help ensure that this inspiration and idealism is not lost but channeled into successful candidacies by America’s leaders of tomorrow—an infusion of new leadership that is sorely needed to address the major problems of our time. “A natural storyteller, Kunin combines her personal journey in politics with the stories of dozens of female politicians. Writing with wisdom, intelligence, and warmth, she provides a guide for women at all levels who might seek to enter public life. The timing of this excellent book could not be better.” —Doris Kearns Goodwin, Pulitzer Prize–winning historian and biographer “Madeleine Kunin had to imagine herself as a woman leader when those two words rarely came together. Now she teaches us from her experience, and helps us imagine the next leap into the future.” —Gloria Steinem, feminist and founder of Ms. magazine “Pearls, Politics & Power: How Women Can Win and Lead incisively analyzes the challenges women face in their bids for elected office. Drawing on her extensive political experience as $24.95 US • HC • 9781603580106 one of our nation’s finest governors, Madeleine Kunin offers clear and practical advice on $14.95 US • PB • 9781933392929 how women can pursue careers in politics. This book is a must for any woman interested in 6 x 9 • 240 pages becoming one of tomorrow’s leaders.” —President Bill Clinton THE END OF AMERICA Letter of Warning to a Young Patriot Naomi Wolf NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER! In a stunning indictment of the Bush administration and Congress, best-selling author Naomi Wolf lays out her case for saving American democracy. With authoritative research and documentation, The End of America explains how events of the last six years parallel steps taken in the early years of the twentieth century’s worst dictatorships, such as those of Germany, Russia, China, and Chile. In this timely call to arms, Wolf compels us to face the way our American freedoms are under assault. She warns us—with the straight-to-fellow-citizens urgency of one of Thomas Paine’s revolutionary pamphlets—that we have little time to lose if our children are to live in real freedom. The End of America will shock, enrage, and motivate, spurring us to act, as the Founders would have counted on us to do in a time such as this, as rebels and patriots, to save our liberty and defend our nation. 2008 Nautilus “One of the most important books that’s been written, certainly in the last decade or two, and perhaps in my lifetime.” Book Awards —Thom Hartmann, best-selling author and host of Silver Winner The Thom Hartmann Radio Program “Most Valuable Political Book [of 2007].” —John Nichols in The Nation’s “The Online Beat” blog $13.95 US • PB • 9781933392790 53/8 x 83/8 • 192 pages ChelseaGreen.com • 802.295.6300
  • 68. 66 politics & social justice UNEMBEDDED MISSION REJECTED GUANTÁNAMO Four Independent Photojournalists on U.S. Soldiers Who Say No to Iraq What the World Should Know Peter Laufer the War in Iraq Including “A President Beyond the Law” Ghaith Abdul-Ahad, Foreword by Norman Solomon by Anthony Lewis Kael Alford, Thorne Anderson, Michael Ratner and Ellen Ray $14.00 US • PB • 9781933392042 Rita Leistner $15.00 US • PB • 9781931498647 53/8 x 83/8 • 240 pages $50.00 US • HC • 9781931498951 53/8 x 83/8 • 184 pages A shattering journey of revelation, pain, $29.95 US • PB • 9781931498982 and betrayal, Mission Rejected takes the A must-read for anyone concerned with 10 x 10 • 176 pages • Full color reader deep into the turmoil of U.S. the rule of law, liberty, democracy, and “Much of what is shown in Unembedded troops confronting the Iraq War. the right to dissent, Guantánamo is the will probably disturb many Americans Journalist Peter Laufer tells the stories of most authoritative documentation on who have generally watched a sanitized soldiers who are transformed from trained President Bush’s moves toward a network version of the war and occupation warriors to activists in the struggle to end of detention centers that flout U.S. and unfold on their TV screens. Unembedded the Iraq War. Mission Rejected probes the international law. captures the whole range of Iraqi life universal issue of resistance to war by the under U.S. occupation from joyful very men who chose to defend the nation. wedding scenes to the carnage of civilian casualties. It’s a stunning book.” —Peter Bergen, author of Holy War, Inc.: Inside the Secret World of Osama bin Laden SINCE SLICED BREAD THE VERMONT PAPERS REHEARSING WITH GODS Common Sense Ideas from America’s Recreating Democracy on Photographs and Essays on the Bread Working Families a Human Scale & Puppet Theater Frank Br yan Ronald T. Simon and Marc Estrin Edited by Don Stillman and John McClaughr y $35.00 US • HC • 9781931498197 $12.95 US • PB • 9781933392608 $25.00 US • PB • 9780930031312 10 x 10 • 256 pages 6 x 9 • 160 pages • Full color 6 x 9 • 320 pages • Full color The Service Employees International A photographic and literary tribute to With its tradition of strong, local town Union, known as the most aggressive the majesty of New York’s Bread and government buttressed by the growth of voice for working Americans, went to Puppet Theater. Estrin draws on his information technology, Vermont is ready regular people from coast to coast and all decades of experience with the theater to to make a breakthrough toward a post- walks of life to find out what’s wrong compose dramatic essays on eight modern, human-scale democracy. And and what can be right in our economy themes: Death, Fiend, Beast, Human, the authors argue that Vermont can show and politics. The result is this collection World, Gift, Bread, and Hope. the rest of the nation how to govern itself of smart, concise, and achievable ideas democratically in the next century. for solving the big problems that face society at home and around the world. ChelseaGreen.com • 802.295.6300
  • 69. 67 chelsea green kids JOURNEY FOR THE PLANET BAYBERRY & BEAU NOBODY PARTICULAR A Kid’s Five Week Adventure to One Woman’s Fight to Save the Bays Nita Choukas Create an Earth-friendly Life Molly Bang Illustrated by Gillian Tyler David Gershon $10.00 US • PB • 9781931498944 $15.95 US • HC • 9781933392356 $12.95 US • PB • 9780964437302 9 x 11 • 48 pages 7 x 9 • 112 pages 8 x 11 • 72 pages This is the inspiring true story of how EMPOWERMENT PRESS Bayberry & Beau is an original tale one woman succeeded in forcing a huge inspired by a real horse and cat who Journey for the Planet: A Kid’s Five Week corporation to change its plans, adopt mysteriously became inseparable friends. Adventure to Create an Earth-friendly Life more environmental safeguards, and agree is a fun, engaging workbook for every child to protect her precious bays. From “My class thoroughly enjoyed Bayberry who wants to make a difference for the acclaimed graphic artist Molly Bang, & Beau. I will always remember the world. Drawing on his successful EcoTeam Diane Wilson’s story comes to life in delight in my students’ eyes and the workbook, which sold over 250,000 copies striking pictures. affection on their faces as Bayberry and through a unique grassroots distribution Beau became a part of their lives.” model, environmental-change pioneer —Betsy Draper, first-grade teacher David Gershon guides children through a series of action steps that can impact both climate and the environment as a whole. •••Other CHELSEA GREEN KIDS Titles••• National 2008 Nautilus Outdoor Book Awards Book Award Gold Winner IParenting •COMPOST, BY GOSH! • Michelle Eva Portman Book Award $16.95 US • 61/2 x 83/4 • HC 42 pages • 9780942256161 •THE BEST OF MAKING THINGS: GAIA GIRLS GAIA GIRLS A Hand Book of Creative Discovery Enter the Earth Way of Water Ann Sayre Wiseman • $8.95 US • 6 x 9 Lee Welles Lee Welles PB • 168 pages • 9780967984612 Illustrated by Ann Hameister Illustrated by Carol Coogan •DIG YOUR HANDS IN THE DIRT: $12.95 US • PB • 9781933609010 $12.95 US • PB • 9781933609034 A Manual for Making Art Out of Earth 51/2 x 81/4 • 336 pages • 38 drawings 51/2 x 81/4 • 336 pages • 25 illustrations Kiko Denzer • $12.95 US • 51/2 x 81/2 • PB 128 pages • 9780967984667 Elizabeth Angier thought her summer More adventure in the second book of on the family farm would be full of the series with the story of Miho’s love •THE BIG TREE AT GEORGE work, play, and fun; however, she didn’t of the sea and all its creatures and her AND CHARLOTTE’S HOUSE anticipate Harmony Farms Corporation unexpected move to Japan, where she Tomm Stanley • Illustrated by Paul moving to her town. Even more meets an old man who becomes her Richardson and Tomm Stanley shocking, Gaia, the living spirit of Earth, sensei. Soon, she befriends Gaia and $11.95 US • 81/4 x 11 calls out to Elizabeth to help humanity gains amazing powers to connect with live in harmony with the planet. the “minds in the water.” PB • 32 pages 9780473116118 ChelseaGreen.com • 802.295.6300
  • 70. 68 chelsea green kids ZERI FABLES • Gunter Pauli ZERI Fables are beautifully illustrated, bilingual Spanish/English children’s books that use Gunter Pauli’s ZERI Education model to teach children science. Each one includes a teacher’s and parent’s guide, with hands-on activities that help children apply what they have learned. These wonderful fables help children, adolescents, and young adults develop a profound academic understanding, emotional intelligence, and eco-literacy and cultivate their creativity. Illustrated by Pamela Salazar $9.95 US • PB • 61/2 x 93/8 5 KINGDOMS OF NATURE, THE: Los 5 Reinos de la Naturaleza • 9789588233833 New Release ANIMAL MEDICINE: Medicina Animal • 9789588233802 New Release ANT FARMER, THE: La Hormiga Agricultora • 9789586928472 BEAR AND THE FOX, THE: El Oso y el Zorro • 9789586928403 CAN APPLES FLY?: ¿Manzanas Voladoras? • 9789586928540 COLD FEET: Pies Frios • 9789586928618 COLOMBIAN MUSHROOMS: Champiñones Colombianos • 9789586928274 DESERT WITCH, THE: La Bruja del Desierto • 9789586928441 New Release DON’T EAT ME ALIVE!: ¡No Me Comas Vivo! • 9789588233741 New Release DON’T LEAVE ME ALONE!: ¡No Me Dejes Solo! • 9789588233796 New Release FOREST DRINKING WATER: Agua Potable del Bosque • 9789586927789 GOING AGAINST THE CURRENT: Contra la Corriente • 9789588233727 New Release GRANDMA BISON’S GARDEN: El Jardin de la Abuela Bistonte • 9789588233826 New Release GREEN HAIR AND FOUR EYES: Cuatro Ojos, Pelo Verde • 9789588233819 New Release GROW A HOUSE: Cultiva una Casa • 9789586927734 HIPPO BEAUTY PARLOR, THE: Salon de Belleza para Hipopotamos • 9789588233765 New Release HOW TO TAKE IT APART: Como Desbaratarlo • 9789588233697 New Release KING OF HEARTS, THE: El Rey de Corazones • 9789586927703 MAGIC HAT, THE: El Sombrero Magico • 9789588233758 New Release MALES ONLY: Solo Machos • 9789588233710 New Release MOUNTAIN GOAT, THE: La Cabra Montañera • 9789588233680 New Release NOSES AND EARS TO SEE: Narices y Oidos Que Ven • 9789588233789 New Release ORANGES FROM SOAP: Jabón de Naranjas • 9789586928434 PLEASE PLAY WITH ME!: ¡Por Favor Juega Conmigo! • 9789588233857 New Release RED RICE: Arroces Rojos • 9789586928311 SCRATCH MY BACK!: ¡Rasca Mi Espalda! • 9789588233703 New Release SHIITAKE LOVE CAFFEINE: Los Shiitake Aman la Caffeina • 9789586928335 SMART MUSHROOM, THE: El Hongo Sabiondo • 9789586927710 STRONGEST TREE, THE: El Árbol Más Fuerte • 9789586928380 TREE CANDY: Dulce de Árbol • 9789586928366 WALKING ON WATER: Caminando sobre el Agua • 9789586927819 WHERE IS HOME?: ¿Donde Esta Mi Casa? • 9789588233840 New Release WHO IS THE MOST BEAUTIFUL?: ¿Quien Es el Mas Bello? • 9789588233734 New Release WHY CAN’T I STEAL LESS?: ¿Por Qué No Puedo Robar Menos? • 9789586927680 WHY DON’T THEY LIKE ME?: ¿Por Qué No Me Quieren? • 9789586928281 ZEBRA AIRCON, THE: El Ventilador de las Cebras • 9789588233772 New Release ChelseaGreen.com • 802.295.6300
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  • 72. index Page Page USD Price USD Price ISBN-13 ISBN-13 A DIG YOUR HANDS IN THE DIRT • pb 12.95 9780967984667 67 AMERICA, FASCISM, AND GOD • pb 12.00 9781931498937 64 DON’T THINK OF AN ELEPHANT! • pb 10.00 9781931498715 64 AMERICAN FARMSTEAD CHEESE • hc 40.00 9781931498777 44 DON’T THINK OF AN ELEPHANT! • pb & ANIMATE EARTH • pb 25.00 9781933392295 28 HOW DEMOCRATS . . . CAN WIN • dvd 22.50 9781931498821 64 APPLE GROWER, THE, 2ND EDITION • pb 40.00 9781931498913 37 E ATLAS OF AMERICAN ARTISAN CHEESE, THE • pb 35.00 9781933392349 44 EARTH CARE MANUAL, THE • hc 75.00 9781856230216 36 B EARTH PONDS • dvd 29.95 9781933392844 69 BACKTRACKING • pb 25.00 9781933392547 18 EARTH SONGS • pb 16.95 9781903998175 14 BACKYARD BERRY BOOK, THE • pb 16.95 9780963452061 37 ECOLOGICAL AQUACULTURE • hc 45.00 9781856230322 36 BACKYARD ORCHARDIST, THE • pb 15.95 9780963452030 37 ECOLOGICAL DESIGN • dvd 35.00 9780965030687 69 BASICS OF PERMACULTURE DESIGN, THE • pb 25.00 9781856230230 36 ECOLOGICAL DESIGN • vhs 34.95 9780965030694 69 BAYBERRY & BEAU • hc 15.95 9781933392356 67 ECOVILLAGE LIVING • pb 24.95 9781903998168 14 BEAUTY OF CRAFT, THE • hc 40.00 9781903998427 54 EDENS LOST & FOUND • hc 40.00 9781931498890 17 BEAUTY OF STRAW BALE HOMES, THE • pb 24.95 9781890132774 59 EDENS LOST & FOUND • pb 25.00 9781933392264 17 BEE’S-EYE VIEW OF AND INQUIRY INTO THE EDIBLE FOREST GARDENS: VOLUME I • hc 75.00 9781931498791 35 NATURE OF SLOW MONEY, A • hc 35.00 9781603580069 20 EDIBLE FOREST GARDENS: VOLUME II • hc 75.00 9781931498807 35 BELIEVING CASSANDRA • pb 16.95 9781890132163 18 EDIBLE FOREST GARDENS: VOLUMES I & II • hc 150.00 9781890132606 35 BELIEVING CASSANDRA • cd 12.95 9781890132705 18 EMPOWERMENT • pb 17.95 9780967237404 50 BEST OF BLOODROOT, THE • pb 44 END OF AMERICA, THE • pb 13.95 9781933392790 65 27.50 9780977854905 VOLUME ONE: VEGETARIAN RECIPES ETHICAL MARKETS • pb 30.00 9781933392233 25 27.50 9780977854912 VOLUME TWO: VEGAN RECIPES EVERYTHING I WANT TO DO IS ILLEGAL • pb 23.95 9780963810953 38 BEST OF MAKING THINGS, THE • pb 8.95 9780967984612 67 EXPOSED • pb 16.95 9781603580588 06 BIG TREE AT GEORGE AND EXPOSED • hc 22.95 9781933392158 06 CHARLOTTE’S HOUSE, THE • pb 11.95 9780473116118 67 F BIODIESEL • pb 18.00 9781933392967 61 BIONEERS, THE • pb 25.00 9781890132767 18 FAMILY FRIENDLY FARMING • pb 35.00 9780963810939 38 BOOK OF MASONRY STOVES, THE • pb 35.00 9781890132095 57 FARM FRIENDS • pb 19.95 9781603580038 52 BREAD BUILDERS, THE • pb 35.00 9781890132057 47 FARMER AND THE GRILL, THE • pb 21.95 9780979439100 44 BREED YOUR OWN VEGETABLE VARIETIES • pb 27.95 9781890132729 40 FAST LANE ON A DIRT ROAD • pb 25.00 9781890132743 54 BUILD YOUR OWN EARTH OVEN • pb 17.95 9780967984674 47 FED UP! • dvd 15.00 9781931498838 69 BUILDING WITH COB • pb 45.00 9781903998724 55 FIELD DAYS • pb 14.95 9781890132255 14 BUILDING WITH STRAW BALES • pb 18.95 9781903998137 59 FINDING THE SWEET SPOT • pb 17.95 9781933392905 21 BUSINESS AS UNUSUAL • pb 12.95 9780954395957 24 FLOWER FARMER, THE • pb 35.00 9781933392653 32 FOOD NOT LAWNS • pb 25.00 9781933392073 32 C FOREST GARDENING • pb 25.00 9780930031848 35 CAFECITO STORY, A, BILINGUAL EDITION • pb 10.00 9781931498067 14 FOUR-SEASON HARVEST • pb 24.95 9781890132279 39 CAFECITO STORY, A, ENGLISH EDITION • pb 10.00 9781931498548 14 FREEWHEELING HOMES • hc 16.95 9781931498036 58 CAFECITO STORY, A, ENGLISH EDITION • hc 14.95 9781931498005 14 FRESH FOOD FROM SMALL SPACES • pb 24.95 9781603580281 29 CARBON-FREE HOME, THE • pb 35.00 9781933392622 55 FULL MOON FEAST • pb 25.00 9781933392004 45 CASTAWAYS • pb 25.00 9781933392202 18 FUTURE FASHION WHITE PAPERS • pb 23.00 9780967509921 48 CERAMIC HOUSES AND EARTH ARCHITECTURE • pb 26.95 9781889625010 58 G CHALLENGE TO POWER, THE • pb 22.50 9781931498975 24 CHALLENGE TO POWER, THE • hc 40.00 9781931498968 24 GAIA GIRLS: ENTER THE EARTH • pb 12.95 9781933609010 67 CHELSEA GREEN GUIDES, THE • pb 12 GAIA GIRLS: WAY OF WATER • pb 12.95 9781933609034 67 7.95 9781933392981 BIKING TO WORK GAIA’S GARDEN • pb 24.95 9781890132521 36 7.95 9781933392745 COMPOSTING GAIA’S KITCHEN • pb 25.95 9781900322256 43 7.95 9781933392721 ENERGY GAIAN DEMOCRACIES • pb 14.95 9781903998281 14 7.95 9781933392998 GREENING YOUR OFFICE GARDEN SEED INVENTORY, 6TH EDITION • pb 26.00 9781882424603 40 7.95 9781933392752 REDUCE, REUSE, RECYCLE GAVIOTAS • pb 16.95 9781603580564 07 7.95 9781933392738 WATER GENETIC ROULETTE • hc 27.95 9780972966528 48 CHOCOLATE, TRUFFLES & OTHER TREASURES GETTING A GRIP • pb with flaps 14.95 9780979414244 63 OF ITALY’S PIEDMONT CUISINE • PB 45.00 9788878891739 46 GETTING STARTED IN PERMACULTURE • pb 14.95 9781856230353 36 CIRCLE HOUSES • hc 16.95 9781890132866 58 GMO TRILOGY, . . . DECEPTION • dvd, cd, pb 27.95 9780972966535 48 CITIZEN-POWERED ENERGY HANDBOOK, THE • pb 21.95 9781933392127 61 GOING SOLAR • pb 29.95 9780476010826 56 CLIMATE SOLUTIONS • pb 9.95 9781603580052 13 GOOD SPIRITS • pb 14.95 9781890132668 42 COB BUILDERS HANDBOOK, THE • pb 23.95 9780965908207 58 GOOD WOODCUTTER’S GUIDE, THE • pb 25.00 9781890132156 42 COMING TO LAND • pb 16.95 9780967280691 16 GORT CLOUD, THE • hc 24.95 9781603580618 19 COMMON SENSE FORESTRY • pb 34.95 9781931498210 42 GRAPE GROWER, THE • pb 35.00 9781890132828 37 COMPANIES WE KEEP • pb 17.95 9781603580007 23 GRASSROOTS MARKETING • pb 22.95 9781890132682 24 COMPLETE YURT HANDBOOK, THE • pb 25.00 9781899233083 58 GREAT REMEMBERING, THE • pb 14.95 9780967280615 16 COMPOST, BY GOSH! • hc 16.95 9780942256161 67 GREEN LIVING HANDBOOK • pb 14.95 9780963032744 10 CONSERVATION FINANCE HANDBOOK, THE • pb 21.95 9780967280646 16 GREEN SELF-BUILD BOOK, THE • pb 50.00 9781903998731 60 CONTRARY FARMER, THE • pb 19.95 9780930031749 42 GROUNDSWELL • pb 20.00 9781932807042 16 COTTAGE ECONOMY • pb 25.00 9781933392257 53 GROWING GREAT GARLIC • pb 16.95 9780963085016 41 CRASHING THE GATE • pb 12.95 9781933392417 64 GROWING GREEN • pb 35.00 9781933392493 39 CRASHING THE GATE • hc 25.00 9781931498999 64 GROWING UNUSUAL VEGETABLES • pb 31.95 9781899233113 36 CULTURE OF MAKE BELIEVE, THE • pb 25.00 9781931498579 15 GUANTÁNAMO • pb 15.00 9781931498647 66 D H DAZZLE GRADUALLY • pb 25.00 9781933392318 28 HANDMADE LIFE, A • pb 25.00 9781933392479 53 DESIGN OF STRAW BALE BUILDINGS • pb 40.00 9780976491118 59 HAND-SCULPTED HOUSE, THE • pb 35.00 9781890132347 58 DESIGN OUTLAWS • pb 21.95 9780965030625 14 HAPPINESS TRIP, THE • pb 12.95 9781933392448 28 DESIGNING AND . . . NATURALLY • pb 49.95 9781856230261 34 HEALING LYME • pb 19.95 9780970869630 17 DIARY OF AN ECO-BUILDER • pb 30.00 9781903998793 60 HEPBURN PERMACULTURE GARDENS • pb 39.00 9780646269900 35 ChelseaGreen.com • 802.295.6300
  • 73. index Page Page USD Price USD Price ISBN-13 ISBN-13 HERBALIST’S WAY, THE • pb 30.00 9781931498760 41 NEW ORGANIC GROWER, THE • pb 24.95 9780930031756 39 HIDDEN DANGERS IN KIDS’ MEALS • dvd only 19.95 9780972966559 48 NOBODY PARTICULAR • pb 10.00 9781931498944 67 HIDDEN DANGERS IN KIDS’ MEALS • vhs only 19.95 9780972966566 48 NORTHERN FOREST, THE • pb 19.95 9780930031817 18 HIDDEN DANGERS IN KIDS’ MEALS • dvd & NOT IN HIS IMAGE • pb 21.95 9781931498920 54 SEEDS OF DECEPTION • pb 34.95 9780972966504 48 NOT ONE DROP • pb 21.95 9781933392585 04 HIDDEN DANGERS IN KIDS’ MEALS • vhs & NOTES FROM THE HOLOCENE • pb 14.95 9781933392325 28 SEEDS OF DECEPTION • pb 34.95 9780972966511 48 O HIGH NOON FOR NATURAL GAS • pb 18.00 9781931498531 62 OPEN SPACES SACRED PLACES • pb 30.00 9780981565606 49 HIGH NOON FOR NATURAL GAS • hc 30.00 9781931498678 62 ORGANIC FUTURES • pb 22.50 9781903998694 42 HOLY COWS & HOG HEAVEN • pb 17.95 9780963810946 38 ORGANIC GARDENERS HANDBOOK, THE • pb 24.95 9780977348916 33 HOLY ROLLER • hc 24.95 9781933392820 02 ORGANIC GARDENING • pb 22.00 9781903998915 39 HOW DEMOCRATS . . . CAN WIN • dvd 15.00 9781931498876 64 ORGANIC PLACES TO STAY IN THE UK • pb 22.00 9781900322195 43 HOW THE RICH ARE DESTROYING THE EARTH • pb 12.95 9781603580359 05 OTHER SIDE OF DARKNESS, THE • cd 25.00 9781931498593 15 HOW TO MAKE A FOREST GARDEN • pb 29.95 9781856230087 35 OUR LAND, OURSELVES • pb 16.95 9780967280608 16 HOW TO STORE YOUR GARDEN PRODUCE • pb 14.95 9781900322171 33 OUT OF THE BOX • pb 30.00 9781920019402 24 HUMANURE HANDBOOK, THE, 3RD EDITION • pb 25.00 9780964425835 40 I P PASSIVE SOLAR HOUSE, THE, 2ND EDITION • hc 40.00 9781933392035 56 IN A PIG’S EYE • pb 9.95 9780930031008 54 PASTURED POULTRY PROFIT$ • pb 35.00 9780963810908 38 INDEPENDENT BUILDER • pb 40.00 9780930031855 60 PEARLS, POLITICS & POWER • pb 14.95 9781933392929 65 INDEPENDENT ENERGY GUIDE • pb 19.95 9780964411203 62 PEARLS, POLITICS & POWER • hc 24.95 9781603580106 65 ITALIAN CHEESE, 2ND EDITION • pb 25.00 9788884991119 44 PERENNIAL VEGETABLES • pb 35.00 9781931498401 32 J PERMACULTURE • pb 30.00 9780646418445 35 JAVATREKKER • pb 19.95 9781933392707 25 PERMACULTURE GARDEN, THE • pb 25.00 9781856230278 34 JOURNEY FOR THE PLANET • pb 12.95 9780964437302 10 PERMACULTURE PLANTS • pb 29.95 9781856230292 35 JOURNEY OF THE PINK DOLPHINS • pb 19.95 9781603580601 09 PERMACULTURE WAY, THE • pb 29.95 9781856230285 34 JUDEVINE • pb 17.95 9781890132224 54 PINHOOK • pb 12.00 9781931498746 17 PRACTICAL PHOTOVOLTAICS • pb 18.95 9780937948118 62 L PRESERVING FOOD WITHOUT LANDSCAPING EARTH PONDS • pb 30.00 9781933392028 42 FREEZING OR CANNING • pb 25.00 9781933392592 47 LANGUAGE OLDER THAN WORDS, A • pb 20.00 9781931498555 15 Q LIMITS TO GROWTH • pb 22.50 9781931498586 26 LIMITS TO GROWTH • cd 20.00 9781931498852 26 QUEST FOR THE ZODIAC • pb 29.95 9781933392936 54 LIMITS TO GROWTH • pb & cd 42.50 9781931498869 26 R LISTENING TO THE LAND • pb 20.00 9781931498562 15 RAINWATER . . . DRYLANDS, VOL. 1 • pb 24.95 9780977246403 32 LIVING AT NATURE’S PACE • pb 25.00 9781890132569 42 RAINWATER . . . DRYLANDS, VOL. 2 • pb 32.95 9780977246410 32 LOCAL FOODS WHEEL, THE • rotating dial 45 RAMMED EARTH HOUSE, THE • pb 40.00 9781933392370 58 12.95 9781603580663 SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA RAMMED EARTH RENAISSANCE, THE • vhs 39.95 9780965233507 69 SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA • 10-copy 129.95 9781603580670 READY, SET, TALK! • pb 20.00 9781933392219 64 12.95 9781603580687 NEW YORK CITY AREA REHEARSING WITH GODS • hc 35.00 9781931498197 66 NEW YORK CITY AREA • 10-copy 129.95 9781603580694 RENEWING AMERICA’S FOOD TRADITIONS • pb 35.00 9781933392899 31 LOST LANGUAGE OF PLANTS, THE • pb 19.95 9781890132880 41 RETURNING TO MY MOTHER’S HOUSE • cloth 21.95 9780963032751 51 LOST TAPES OF IAN MCHARG, THE • cd 30.00 9781933392301 28 REVOLUTION WILL NOT BE MICROWAVED, THE • pb 20.00 9781933392110 47 LOVING AND LEAVING THE GOOD LIFE • pb 25.00 9780930031633 52 RHYTHM OF COMPASSION, THE • pb 14.95 9780963032737 50 LOW CARBON DIET • pb 12.95 9780963032720 10 RIVER’S VOICE, THE • pb 16.95 9781890132699 14 LOW-IMPACT FORESTRY • pb 20.00 9780971996205 42 ROOTS DEMYSTIFIED • pb 25.00 9780961584832 34 LUMINOUS FISH • pb 21.95 9781933392332 28 ROUND-TRIP TO DEADSVILLE • pb 14.95 9781890132910 54 M RUMI: DANCING THE FLAME • pb 16.95 9781889625041 54 MAD SHEEP • pb 17.95 9781933392769 37 RUMI: FOUNTAIN OF FIRE • pb 12.95 9781889625034 54 MAD SHEEP • hc 25.00 9781933392097 37 S MAKING BETTER CONCRETE • pb 20.00 9780976491101 58 SACRIFICIAL LAMBS • dvd 19.95 9781603580090 69 MAKING OF A RADICAL, THE • pb 25.00 9781890132590 52 SAFARI COMPANION, THE • pb 30.00 9781890132446 18 MAN WHO HATED WORK SALAD BAR BEEF • pb 35.00 9780963810915 38 AND LOVED LABOR, THE • pb 24.95 9781933392646 63 SALAD LEAVES FOR ALL SEASONS • pb 22.00 9781900322201 33 MAN WHO HATED WORK AND LOVED LABOR, THE • hc 40.00 9781933392639 63 SAUNA, THE, 2ND EDITION • pb 30.00 9781931498630 57 MAN WHO PLANTED TREES, THE • pb 10.00 9781933392813 14 SEED TO SEED, 2ND EDITION • pb 24.95 9781882424580 40 MAN WHO PLANTED TREES, THE • hc 17.50 9781931498722 14 SEEDS OF DECEPTION • pb 17.95 9780972966580 48 MAN WHO PLANTED TREES, THE • cd 16.00 9780930031763 14 SEEDS OF DECEPTION • hc 27.95 9780972966573 48 MAN WHO PLANTED TREES, THE • cd & hc 25.00 9781931498814 14 SEEING NATURE • pb 15.95 9781890132422 18 MAN WHO PLANTED TREES, THE • vhs 49.95 7598395229 69 SERIOUS STRAW BALE • pb 30.00 9781890132644 59 MAPLE SUGAR BOOK, THE • pb 25.00 9781890132637 52 SHADOW AND A SONG, A • pb 25.00 9781933392561 18 MID-COURSE CORRECTION • pb 19.95 9780964595354 24 SHARING THE HARVEST, REVISED & EXPANDED • pb 35.00 9781933392103 30 MIND, LIFE, AND UNIVERSE • pb 21.95 9781933392431 28 SIMPLE FOOD FOR THE GOOD LIFE • pb 25.00 9781890132293 52 MIND, LIFE, AND UNIVERSE • hc 35.00 9781933392615 28 SINCE SLICED BREAD • pb 12.95 9781933392608 66 66 MISSION REJECTED • pb 14.00 9781933392042 SIPPEWISSETT • pb 16.95 9781933392783 14 MONEY • pb 19.95 9781890132378 24 SIPPEWISSETT • hc 22.50 9781933392141 14 MORTGAGE FREE!, REVISED EDITION • pb 24.95 9781603580656 22 SLATE ROOF BIBLE, THE, 2ND EDITION • pb 40.00 9780964425811 60 SLOW FOOD • pb 24.95 9781931498012 46 N SLOW FOOD GUIDE TO CHICAGO, THE • pb 20.00 9781931498616 46 NATURAL BEEKEEPING • pb 35.00 9781933392080 37 SLOW FOOD GUIDE TO NYC, THE • pb 20.00 9781931498272 46 NATURAL HOME HEATING • pb 30.00 9781931498227 57 SLOW FOOD GUIDE TO SAN FRANCISCO, THE • pb 20.00 9781931498753 46 NATURAL HOUSE, THE • pb 35.00 9781890132576 57 SOLAR ELECTRIC HOUSE, THE • pb 21.95 9780963738325 56 NEW ECOLOGICAL HOME, THE • pb 35.00 9781931498166 57 ChelseaGreen.com • 802.295.6300
  • 74. index Page Page USD Price USD Price ISBN-13 ISBN-13 SOLAR GARDENING • pb 39.95 9780930031695 41 Z SOLAR HOUSE, THE • pb 29.95 9781931498128 57 ZERI FABLES • pb 68 SOLVIVA • pb 35.00 9780966234909 41 5 KINGDOMS OF NATURE, THE: SOUL OF SOIL, THE • pb 25.00 9781890132316 42 9.95 9789588233833 LOS 5 REINOS DE LA NATURALEZA SOUND TRUTH AND CORPORATE MYTH$ • pb 24.95 9780964522664 04 9.95 9789588233802 ANIMAL MEDICINE: MEDICINA ANIMAL SPELL OF THE TIGER • pb 16.95 9781603580595 08 9.95 9789586928472 ANT FARMER, THE: LA HORMIGA AGRICULTORA STONE HOUSE • pb 33.00 9780473099701 58 9.95 9789586928403 BEAR AND THE FOX, THE: EL OSO Y EL ZORRO STORY HANDBOOK, THE • pb 14.95 9780967280622 16 9.95 9789586928540 CAN APPLES FLY?: ¿MANZANAS VOLADORAS? 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