Meet the Staff
Celebrating 25 years!
“The go-to publisher for all things sustainable.”
Business & Distribution Director Director of Sales
Sandi Eaton Peg O’Donnell
Sales Assistant New England & Mid-Atlantic Sales Author Events Coordinator West Coast Regional Sales Mid West & Rocky Mtn. Sales
Jeffrey Slayton Sue Miller Allison Lennox Michael Weaver Darrell Koerner
Assistant Editor & Subrights Fullfillment & Distribution Assistant Production Coordinator
Bit Babcock Bill Bokermann Patricia Stone
Margo & Ian Baldwin
Associate Editor Editorial Director Assistant to the Publisher Project Manager
Jonathan Teller-Elsberg Joni Praded Makenna Goodman Emily Foote
Graphic Designer Marketing & Publicity Coordinator Publicity Assistant
Britney Blanchard Taylor Haynes Lauren Fifield
Web Content Coordinator
This catalog was printed using 100% postconsumer-recycled paper, processed chlorine-free and manufactured using biogas energy. Using 720 pounds of Rolland Enviro100 Print instead of virgin-
fibers paper for this printing of the Chelsea Green Fall 2009 catalog produces an ecological-footprint reduction equivalent to:
• 6 trees • 389 pounds of solid waste • 3,671 gallons of water
• 2.5 pounds of particles suspended in water • 854 pounds of air emissions • 890 ft of natural gas
Printed in Canada by Marquis
Chelsea Green Politics & Social Justice June
THE LOOTING OF AMERICA
How Wall Street’s Game of Fantasy Finance Destroyed Our Jobs,
Pensions, and Prosperity—and What We Can Do About It
Not a Wall Street insider?
A guide to the economic crisis for the rest of us.
How could the best and brightest in finance crash the global economy and then get us to bail
them out? What caused this mess? And what can Main Street do about it?
In The Looting of America, Les Leopold debunks the prevailing myths that blame low-income
homebuyers, credit-card debtors, and government interference. Instead, readers will discover
how Wall Street undermined itself and the rest of the economy by playing and losing a highly
lucrative and dangerous game of fantasy finance.
He also asks some tough questions:
• Why did Americans let the gap between workers’ and executives’ pay grow so large?
• Why did we fail to realize that the excess money in those executives’ pockets was fueling
casino-style investment schemes?
• Why did we buy the notion that financial products that no one could even understand would
somehow form the backbone of America’s new economy?
• Pub Date June 2009 • And how can we get our money back and never give it away to gamblers again?
• $14.95 US, $19.50 CAN • Paper In this page-turning, plain-speaking narrative, Leopold tells us how everyone from individual
• ISBN 9781603582056 investors to school districts to institutions around the world fell victim to Wall Street’s “innovative”
• 53/8 x 83/8 • 240 pages financial products—like collateralized debt obligations, better known as CDOs, which sucked
• Politics & Social Justice trillions of dollars from the global economy when they failed.
• World Rights As the country teeters on the brink of a depression, he warns we should be especially wary of
advice from the so-called financial experts who got us here and then conveniently got themselves
out. So far, it appears they’ve won the battle, but The Looting of America refuses to let them write
the history—or plan its aftermath.
Les Leopold cofounded and currently directs two nonprofit organi-
zations, the Labor Institute and the Public Health Institute, and is the
author of the award-winning The Man Who Hated Work and
Loved Labor: The Life and Times of Tony Mazzocchi. Leopold
designs research and educational programs on occupational safety
and health, the environment, and economics and helped form an
• • • notes • • • alliance between the United Steel Workers Union and the Sierra
Club. He attended Oberlin College and Princeton University’s
Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. He
photo: Lilah Leopold
lives in Montclair, New Jersey.
“Les Leopold’s account of the economic crisis is the clearest and most accessible
that I have seen. It gives a reader with little economics or financial background a
riveting description of how Wall Street tore down our economy and what we can
do about it. It’s a page turner we all should read.”
—Leo Gerard, International President of the United Steelworkers
ChelseaGreen.com 3 802.295.6300
Chelsea Green Politics & Social Justice July
HOWARD DEAN’S Prescription for REAL HEALTHCARE REFORM
How We Can Achieve Affordable Medical Care for Every American and Make Our Jobs Safer
with Igor Volsky and Faiz Shakir
What would real healthcare reform look like? And how
can everyday Americans trump big money and put
healthcare back on track? Howard Dean speaks out.
Americans have pondered how to reform healthcare since the days of Harry Truman. But for
most Americans, little has changed—except that healthcare costs have soared, health insurance
companies have grown bigger and more oppressive to both doctors and patients, and today
even those Americans who pay dearly for health insurance frequently find that their policies
don’t adequately cover them when they need their coverage most.
Something has got to give. In his bold new book, Howard Dean—the physician and former
governor widely credited for reviving the Democratic Party after the 2004 elections—tells
Americans what needs to be done to successfully reform healthcare. One key, he writes, is to
offer Americans the option to participate in a public health insurance program, much like
Medicare. “America has had ‘socialized’ medicine since 1964,” says Dean. “It’s called Medicare;
it covers every American over 65, and they are very happy with the program. The rest of
• Pub Date July 2009 America deserves a similar option.”
• $12.95 US, $14.50 CAN • Paperback In this straight-talking guide to overcoming today’s healthcare crisis, Dean spells out:
• ISBN 9781603582285 • What Obama’s healthcare plan is all about
• 53/8 x 83/8 • 144 pages • How other countries handle healthcare
• Which special interests are standing in the way of progress and why
• How healthcare reform will help American businesses prosper
• Why Americans need choice—between private and public health insurance coverage
Millions of Americans lack health insurance; millions more pay for coverage that doesn’t protect
them from serious illness; and the status quo leaves Americans at the mercy of corporate interests.
This persuasive argument from a passionate political strategist shows Americans how to take back
the healthcare reins.
Howard Dean—physician and former chairman of the Democratic
National Committee (DNC)—served six terms as Governor of Vermont
before running for the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination in
• • • notes • • • the 2004 election. Dean also founded Democracy for America (DFA),
the grassroots organization that organizes community activists, trains
campaign staff, and endorses progressive candidates. While he was
Vermont’s governor, the state expanded its universal healthcare pro-
gram to cover nearly every child under age 18—and also lowered its
public debt, balanced its budget, and reduced taxes.
Faiz Shakir, currently the research director at the Center for American Progress in
Washington, D.C., has been a researcher for the Democratic National Committee, a U.S.
Senate legislative aide on veterans affairs, and a White House communications aide.
Igor Volsky is a healthcare researcher and blogger at the Center for American Progress.
ChelseaGreen.com 4 802.295.6300
Chelsea Green Politics & Social Justice July
from Howard Dean’s Prescription for Real Healthcare Reform:
Much has been made of the 48 million Americans who industry that takes large amounts of money out of the
don’t have health insurance. Their stories are heart-rend- healthcare system for shareholders, administrators, and
ing, and it’s a scandal that in the wealthiest nation on executives, while denying people the basic coverage they
earth, we do not cover everybody. No other industrial have paid for.
democracy in the world puts up with this embarrass- How to frame the debate.
ment. But the debate on healthcare reform—which is The debate about healthcare reform is not a debate
coming to a peak once again—should also focus on the about how much a role the government should play.
fact that many Americans who do have health insurance Instead, the debate should focus on this simple ques-
don’t find out that it doesn’t adequately cover them until tion: Should we give Americans under 65 the same
it is too late. choice we give Americans over 65? Should we give all
What’s the real issue? Americans a choice of opting out of the private health
The real issue in the debate over healthcare reform is not insurance system and benefiting from a public health
whether we should have “socialized medicine” or not. It’s insurance plan? Americans ought to be able to decide
whether we should continue with an extraordinarily for themselves.
inefficient system that today features a private insurance
What Americans Should Demand of Real Healthcare Reform.
• Choice: Everyone should be able to choose between a public health insurance option—like Medicare—
or a private health insurance option.
• No forced moves: If you like the health insurance coverage you have, you should be able to keep it.
• Coverage options for small business: Very small businesses should have the option of handing over health
insurance coverage for their employees to a public or private plan subsidized by the government.
• Everybody in, nobody out: Public and private health insurance plans should turn no one away based on
illness, pre-existing conditions, or other criteria.
• Similar premiums for everyone: Despite age or illness, all Americans should be able to opt into a public or
private healthcare without wide discrepancies in cost based on age or previous illness.
• More options, not less: Healthcare reform should expand Americans’ healthcare choices, not reduce them.
• Financial protection: A public health insurance option is more affordable because it’s more efficient.
This protects families’ financial health.
• Fewer of your healthcare dollars spent on overhead: A public health insurance option is much cheaper
to operate and will help reduce non-health-related overhead costs.
• Universality: Everyone other than those already covered by Medicare or Medicaid should have the option
to join a public plan.
• Portability: A public health insurance plan should cover you no matter how many times you move, no matter
who you work for, and no matter where you live.
ChelseaGreen.com 5 802.295.6300
Chelsea Green Politics & Social Justice September
MARIJUANA IS SAFER
So Why Are We Driving People to Drink?
Steve Fox, Paul Armentano, and Mason Tvert
Evidence shows marijuana is safer than alcohol.
Yet alcohol is legal and marijuana is not. Isn’t it
time for some citizen-led sanity?
Nationally recognized marijuana-policy experts Steve Fox, Paul Armentano, and Mason Tvert
compare and contrast the relative harms and legal status of the two most popular recreational
substances in the world—marijuana and alcohol. Through an objective examination of the two
drugs and the laws and social practices that steer people toward alcohol, the authors pose a simple
yet rarely considered question: Why do we punish adults who make the rational, safer choice to
use marijuana instead of alcohol?
Marijuana Is Safer reaches for a broad audience. For those unfamiliar with marijuana, it pro-
vides an introduction to the cannabis plant and its effects on the user, and debunks some of
the government’s most frequently cited marijuana myths. For current and aspiring advocates
of marijuana-law reform, as well as anyone else who is interested in what is becoming a major
political battle, the authors spell out why the message that marijuana is safer than alcohol must
• Pub Date September 2009 be a prominent part of the public debate over legalization.
• $14.95 US, $19.50 CAN • Paper Most importantly, for the millions of Americans who want to advance the cause of
• ISBN 9781603581448 marijuana-policy reform—or simply want to defend their own personal, safer choice—this book
• 53/8 x 83/8 • 192 pages provides the talking points and detailed information needed to make persuasive arguments to
• Politics & Social Justice friends, family, coworkers, and elected officials.
• World Rights
Steve Fox photo: Lisa Fox Paul Armentano photo: Mike Milkovich Mason Tvert photo: Lori Nagel
Steve Fox is the Director of State Campaigns for the Marijuana Policy Project (MPP), the nation’s
• • • notes • • • largest organization dedicated to reforming marijuana laws. From 2002-2005, he lobbied
Congress as MPP’s Director of Government Relations. He cofounded Safer Alternative for
Enjoyable Recreation (SAFER) in 2005 and has helped guide its operations since its inception. He
is a graduate of Tufts University and Boston College Law School and currently lives in Maryland
with his wife and two daughters.
Paul Armentano, Deputy Director of NORML (The National Organization for the Reform of
Marijuana Laws) and the NORML Foundation, is a recognized expert in marijuana policy, health,
and pharmacology. He appears regularly on Drew Pinsky’s nationally syndicated radio show, and
his work has appeared in over 500 publications. Armentano is the 2008 recipient of the Project
Censored Real News Award for Outstanding Investigative Journalism. He currently lives in Vallejo,
California, with his wife and son.
Mason Tvert is the cofounder and Executive Director of Safer Alternative for Enjoyable Recreation
(SAFER) and the SAFER Voter Education Fund. He appears frequently in the news and travels the
country promoting the “Marijuana Is Safer Than Alcohol” message. He resides in Denver, where he
serves on the city’s Marijuana Policy Review Panel appointed by Mayor John W. Hickenlooper.
ChelseaGreen.com 9 802.295.6300
Chelsea Green Nature & Environment September
Amy Kolb Noyes
A pocket guide for making and using nontoxic
When it comes to cleaning products, society often values convenience over personal and planetary
health, thanks to decades of advertising propaganda from the chemical companies that market
overpriced and dangerous concoctions. But awareness is changing: Not only are homemade and
nontoxic cleaners strong enough for the toughest grunge, they are often as convenient as their
Nontoxic Housecleaning—the latest in the Chelsea Green Guides series—provides a way for people
to improve their immediate environment every day. Pregnant women, parents of young children,
pet owners, people with health concerns, and those who simply care about a healthy environ-
ment—and a sensible budget—can all benefit from the recipes and tips in this guide.
Included are tips for:
• The basic ingredients: what they are, and why they work.
• Specific techniques for each room and cleaning need in the house.
• Pub Date September 2009 • Detailed recipes for homemade cleaners, including floor polishes, all-purpose cleanser,
• $7.95 US, $10.50 CAN • Paper disinfecting cleanser, window cleaner, oven cleaner, furniture polish, mold- and mildew-
• ISBN 9781603582032 killing cleansers, bathroom scrub, deodorizers, stain removers, laundry boosters and starch,
• 43/4 x 61/2 • 96 pages metal polishes, scouring powder, and more.
• Nature & Environment
• Green Guides Amy Kolb Noyes lives at Indecision Farm in Vermont and writes
• World Rights frequently on home and garden topics for a variety of regional
and national publications. An environmental activist, she is vice
chair of the nonprofit Green Up Vermont, has long served on its
board of directors, and has authored Living the Green Up Way.
She lives in northern Vermont.
photo: Mickey Smith
Grime Away Appliance Cleaner
• • • notes • • • In an 32 oz spray bottle mix in the given order:
• 1 teaspoon castile soap with an essential oil
OR 1 teaspoon unscented castile soap and 8-10 drops of your favorite oil
• 1 teaspoon washing soda
• 3 cups warm water
• 1 tablespoon vinegar
Shake well to mix before each use.
ChelseaGreen.com 10 802.295.6300
Chelsea Green Food, Health, & Travel September
How to Buy Right and Spend Less
A guide to making ethical, budget-friendly,
Wondering whether it’s worth it to splurge on the locally raised beef? What about those organic
carrots? New in the Chelsea Green Guides series, Sustainable Food: How to Buy Right and Spend
Less helps the average shopper navigate the choices, whether strolling the aisles of a modern
supermarket or foraging at a local farmers market.
This down-to-earth, casual guide—small enough to be slipped into your pocket—answers these
and other questions for the shopper:
• What are the differences among organic, local, fair-trade, free-range, naturally raised, and
• How affordable is it to subscribe to a CSA farm—and what are the advantages?
• Is it better to choose wild Alaskan salmon at $18.99, or the Chilean farmed fish at $11.99?
• What cooking oils can be sustainably sourced?
• How can a food co-op increase access to, and affordability of, healthier, Earth-friendly foods?
• Where can you find sustainably produced sugar, and are there any local replacements for
• Pub Date September 2009
sweeteners from faraway lands?
• $7.95 US, $10.50 CAN • Paper • What do the distinctions between shade-grown and trellised coffee mean?
• ISBN 9781603581417 • Is shark okay to eat? How about mackerel?
• 43/4 x 61/2 • 96 pages • other info • Why is the war on plastic bags so important?
• Food & Health
• Green Guides Sustainable eating just got easier.
• World Rights
Elise McDonough trained at New York City’s Natural Gourmet
Institute, but her informal training in counterculture cuisine began
at the Cleveland Food Co-op, where she was initiated into the
world of food politics, strange ingredients, and alternative diets.
She lives in New York City, where she volunteers at the Union
Square Greenmarket, and is actively involved in many local farm
and food issues.
• • • notes • • •
Try these great tips to get started!
• Fishing for good seafood? Try farmed tilapia, mussels, bay scallops,
or wild salmon. (And avoid farmed salmon at all costs.)
• Looking to eat lower on the food chain? Expand your repertoire with
polished barley instead of rice, or polenta instead of potatoes.
• Think you can’t afford organic food? Consider subscribing to a CSA farm.
Also, buying organic foods in bulk can be more frugal than the overly
packaged name-brand alternatives.
ChelseaGreen.com 11 802.295.6300
Chelsea Green Gardening & Agriculture October
THE ORGANIC FARMER’S BUSINESS HANDBOOK
A Complete Guide to Managing Finances,
Crops, and Staff—and Making a Profit
Learn the business of running your own profitable
Contrary to popular belief, a good living can be made on an organic farm. What’s required is
farming smarter, not harder.
In The Organic Farmer’s Business Handbook, Richard Wiswall shares advice on how to make your
vegetable production more efficient, better manage your employees and finances, and turn a profit.
From his twenty-seven years of experience at Cate Farm in Vermont, Wiswall knows firsthand the
joys of starting and operating an organic farm—as well as the challenges of making a living from
one. Farming offers fundamental satisfaction from producing food, working outdoors, being one’s
own boss, and working intimately with nature. But, unfortunately, many farmers avoid learning
about the business end of farming; because of this, they often work harder than they need to, or
quit farming altogether because of frustrating—and often avoidable—losses.
In this comprehensive business kit, Wiswall covers:
• Pub Date October 2009 • Step-by-step procedures to make your crop production more efficient
• $34.95 US, $45.50 CAN • Paper with CD • Advice on managing employees, farm operations, and office systems
• ISBN 9781603581424 • Novel marketing strategies
• 8 x 10 • 256 pages • What to do with your profits: business spending, investing, and planning for retirement
• Gardening & Agriculture A companion CD offers valuable business tools, including easy-to-use spreadsheets for projecting
• World Rights cash flow, a payroll calculator, comprehensive crop budgets for twenty-four different crops, and
Richard Wiswall started Cate Farm in East Montpelier, Vermont,
where he has farmed since 1981. Known for his work on farm
profitability and appropriate business tools, Wiswall consults with
other farmers and writes and speaks frequently on organic-farm
business issues. To learn more about Wiswall and Cate Farm, visit
• • • notes • • •
ChelseaGreen.com 15 802.295.6300
Chelsea Green Science & Sciencewriters October
DEATH & SEX
Tyler Volk & Dorion Sagan
Two books under one cover deliver a brief, incisive, and
entertaining romp through the science of sex and death.
On DEATH . . .
What does death have to do with life? In his short, intriguing look at how and why things die,
Tyler Volk explains that death is not simply the end of life. Rather, it is an essential step in natural
selection that has long powered evolutionary design. Volk weaves the science of living and dying
in a deft narrative that illustrates how life uses death for more adaptive living. In fact, death has
been an exquisite, ever-shifting part of the grand evolutionary story—from life’s simple beginnings
nearly four billion years ago to the evolved human culture and consciousness of today; from the
simplicity of bacteria to the complexity of human psychology. Death reveals the connections
between life and death, not as opposites, not even as complements. Volk illuminates death as an
organ of life—rather like wings or fingers, mating behaviors, or thoughts.
. . . and SEX
In Sex, Dorion Sagan takes a delightful, irreverent, and informative gambol through the science,
• Pub Date October 2009
philosophy, and literature of humanity’s most obsessive subject. Have you ever wondered what the
• $25.00 US, $32.50 CAN • Hardcover promiscuous behaviors of chimpanzees and the sexual bullying of gorillas tell us about ourselves?
• ISBN 9781603581431 Why we lost our hair? What amoebas have to do with desire? Linking evolutionary biology to
• 5 x 8 • 224 pages popular culture, Sex touches on topics ranging from animal genitalia to sperm competition, jeal-
• Science & Sciencewriters ousy’s status as an aphrodisiac, the origins of language, Casanova and music, ovulation and
• World Rights clothes, mother-in-law jokes and alpha females, love and loneliness. A brief, wonderfully enter-
taining, highly literate foray into the origins and evolution of sex.
Two books in one cover, Death & Sex unravel and answer some of life’s most fundamental questions.
Tyler Volk is head of the science track in New York University’s
environmental studies program and a professor of biology, with
a research emphasis on the global carbon cycle. Volk’s previous
books include CO2 Rising: The World’s Greatest Environmental
Challenge; Metapatterns: Across Space, Time, and Mind; and
Gaia’s Body: Toward a Physiology of Earth. He lives in New
• • • notes • • • Dorion Sagan is author of numerous articles and twenty-three
books translated into eleven languages, including Notes from the
Holocene: A Brief History of the Future and Into the Cool, co-
authored with Eric D. Schneider. His writings have appeared in
The New York Times, The New York Times Book Review, Wired,
Smithsonian, The Ecologist, Natural History, and numerous other
publications. He lives in Amherst, Massachusetts.
ChelseaGreen.com 16 802.295.6300
Chelsea Green Politics & Social Justice October
THE PEOPLE V. BUSH
One Lawyer’s Campaign To Bring the President to Justice and the
National Grassroots Movement She Encountered along the Way
A bold, ingenious look at how—and when—U.S.
citizens might prosecute their former president for
crimes committed in office.
When journalist-turned-lawyer Charlotte Dennett became outraged that Bush White House
officials were acting above the law, she did something that surprised even herself. While run-
ning for a state attorney general seat, she pledged to prosecute George W. Bush for murder if
elected. She lost the race, but found a nationwide movement—one that continues its quest to
hold leaders accountable to U.S. law and preserve a Constitutional presidency.
In The People v. Bush, Dennett recounts her seminal effort to make Bush answerable for sending
troops to Iraq on false pretenses, introduces readers to a world where the actions of a few can
indeed empower the many, and reports on the current state of the movement to hold Bush
accountable for high crimes and misdemeanors.
Dennett’s wild ride through politics began when she read in The Prosecution of George W. Bush
for Murder, by lawyer Vincent Bugliosi, that a state attorney general could prosecute George W.
• Pub Date October 2009 Bush—should one take up the cause. Soon after, Dennett launched her attorney-general race in
• $14.95 US, $19.50 CAN • Paper Vermont, signed up Bugliosi as her special prosecutor in the event that she won, and together
• ISBN 9781603582094 the two made headlines across Vermont and the nation.
• 53/8 x 83/8 • 192 pages
Dennett’s book also explores the tenacity of other Americans who launched grassroots cam-
• Politics & Social Justice
paigns to prosecute or impeach Bush, as well as Vermont Senator Patrick Leahy, who proposed
• World Rights a Truth Commission.
With these stories and her own, Dennett shows that it’s not just possible but necessary to hold
higher-ups responsible for heinous acts—not out of revenge, but to preserve justice and defend
Charlotte Dennett, author and attorney, has been practicing law in
Vermont since 1997 with an emphasis on personal injury litigation
and suing the government under the Freedom of Information Act.
She’s also been a reporter in the Middle East and is the coauthor
with her husband, Gerard Colby, of Thy Will Be Done—The
• • • notes • • • Conquest of the Amazon: Nelson Rockefeller and Evangelism in
the Age of Oil. She and her husband live in Cambridge, Vermont.
“George Bush took America to war in Iraq on a lie, causing incalculable death, horror,
and suffering. In this very important and consequential book, Charlotte Dennett, a true
American patriot who has been on the front lines of trying to bring Bush to justice,
informs all who care deeply about this country what has to be done so that it never
—Vince Bugliosi, attorney and bestselling author of The Prosecution of George W.
Bush for Murder and Helter Skelter
ChelseaGreen.com 17 802.295.6300
Chelsea Green Nature & Environment November
WAITING ON A TRAIN
The Embattled Future of Passenger Rail Service
Foreword by James Howard Kunstler
Will America ever get passenger rail back on track?
During the tumultuous year of 2008—when gas prices reached $4 a gallon, Amtrak set rider-
ship records, and a commuter train collided with a freight train in California—journalist James
McCommons spent a year on America’s trains, talking to the people who ride and work the
rails throughout much of the Amtrak system. Organized around these rail journeys, Waiting on
a Train is equal parts travel narrative, personal memoir, and investigative journalism.
Readers meet the historians, railroad executives, transportation officials, politicians, government
regulators, railroad lobbyists, and passenger-rail advocates who are rallying around a simple
question: Why has the greatest railroad nation in the world turned its back on the very form of
transportation that made modern life and mobility possible?
Distrust of railroads in the nineteenth century, overregulation in the twentieth, and heavy govern-
ment subsidies for airports and roads have left the country with a skeletal intercity passenger-rail
system. Amtrak has endured for decades, and yet failed to prosper owing to a lack of political and
financial support and an uneasy relationship with the big, remaining railroads.
• Pub Date November 2009 While riding the rails, McCommons explores how the country may move passenger rail forward
• $17.95 US, $23.50 CAN • Paper in America—and what role government should play in creating and funding mass-transportation
• ISBN 9781603580649 systems. Against the backdrop of the nation’s stimulus program, he explores what it will take to
• 6 x 9 • 272 pages build high-speed trains and transportation networks, and when the promise of rail will be realized
• Nature & Environment in America.
• World Rights
James McCommons has been a journalist for more than twenty-
five years and published hundreds of articles in magazines and
major newspapers. A former senior editor at Organic Gardening
magazine, he specializes in ecology and travel writing. He grew
up in a railroad family and has spent thirty-five years riding trains
in America. He currently teaches journalism and nature writing at
Northern Michigan University and lives in Marquette, Michigan.
• • • notes • • •
“America once had a passenger railroad system that was the envy of the world.
Now we have one that the Bulgarians would be ashamed of. The task of reviving
it could not be more important if we wish to keep people moving around this
continent-sized nation, especially as the airlines crap out and our system of mass
Happy Motoring founders on the shoals of ‘peak oil.’ The infrastructure of our rail
system is lying out in the rain waiting to be fixed; the project would put scores of
thousands of people to work at meaningful jobs at all levels; and the fact that
we’re not even talking about it shows how un-serious we are as a society. This
book is one small step toward the giant leap of consciousness necessary to repair
our battered country.” —James Howard Kunstler, author of World Made By
Hand and The Long Emergency
ChelseaGreen.com 23 802.295.6300
Top 20 • Food, Agriculture, & Gardening
NEW! NEW! NEW!
FOUR SEASON NEW ORGANIC SMALL SCALE
WINTER HARVEST GROWER DEVIL IN THE MILK
HARVEST GRAIN RAISING
HANDBOOK $24.95 • Paperback $24.95 • Paperback $24.95 • Paperback $29.95 • Paperback
$29.95 • Paperback ISBN 9780930031756 ISBN 9781603581028
ISBN 9781890132279 ISBN 9781603580779
IN LATE WINTER LIBATION GAIA’S GARDEN THE BREAD
$29.95 • Paperback BUILDERS WILD
WE ATE PEARS $25.00 • Hardcover FERMENTATION
$25.00 • Paperback ISBN 9781603580298 $35.00 • Paperback
ISBN 9781603580861 $25.00 • Paperback
ISBN 9781603581011 ISBN 9781890132057
AMERICAN FARMSTEAD FULL MOON FEAST THE REVOLUTION THE GRAPE GROWER
CHEESE PRESERVING FOOD
$25.00 • Paperback $25.00 • Paperback WILL NOT BE $35.00 • Paperback
$40.00 • Hardcover ISBN 9781933392004 MICROWAVED ISBN 9781890132828
ISBN 9781931498777 ISBN 9781933392592 $20.00 • Paperback
THE FLOWER NATURAL FOOD NOT LAWNS FRESH FOOD
THE APPLE GROWER
FARMER BEEKEEPING $25.00 • Paperback FROM SMALL
$40.00 • Paperback $35.00 • Paperback
ISBN 9781931498913 $35.00 • Paperback ISBN 9781933392073 SPACES
ISBN 9781933392653 ISBN 9781933392080 $24.95 • Paperback
ChelseaGreen.com 25 802.295.6300
Top 20 • Politics, Social Justice, & Sustainable Business
LIVING ABOVE THE END SLOW MONEY DON'T THINK THE END
THE STORE OF MONEY $21.95 • Hardcover OF AN ELEPHANT! OF AMERICA
$27.95 • Hardcover $19.95 • Paperback ISBN 9781603580069 $10.00 • Paperback $13.95 • Paperback
ISBN 9781603580854 ISBN 9781603580786 ISBN 9781931498715 ISBN 9781933392790
OBAMA'S CRASHING THE MAN WHO PEARLS, POLITICS, HOW THE RICH
CHALLENGE THE GATE HATED WORK AND AND POWER ARE DESTROYING
$14.95 • Paperback $12.95 • Paperback LOVED LABOR $14.95 • Paperback THE EARTH
ISBN 9781603580793 ISBN 9781933392417 $24.95 • Paperback ISBN 9781933392929 $12.95 • Paperback
ISBN 9781933392646 ISBN 9781603580359
MORTGAGE FREE! A LANGUAGE OLDER THE CULTURE OF COMPANIES FINDING THE
$24.95 • Paperback THAN WORDS MAKE BELIEVE WE KEEP SWEET SPOT
ISBN 9781603580656 $20.00 • Paperback $25.00 • Paperback $17.95 • Paperback $17.95 • Paperback
ISBN 9781931498555 ISBN 9781931498579 ISBN 9781603580007 ISBN 9781933392905
A HANDMADE LIFE
LOVING AND $25.00 • Paperback JAVATREKKER SURVIVING AMERICA'S
THE GORT CLOUD
LEAVING THE $24.95 • Hardcover ISBN 9781933392479 $19.95 • Paperback DEPRESSION EPIDEMIC
ISBN 9781603580618 ISBN 9781933392707 $16.95 • Paperback
$25.00 • Paperback ISBN 9781933392714
ChelseaGreen.com 26 802.295.6300
Top 20 • Green Building & Renewable Energy
WIND WIND POWER THE NEW THE SOLAR HOUSE THE NATURAL HOUSE
ENERGY BASICS $50.00 • Paperback ECOLOGICAL HOME $29.95 • Paperback $35.00 • Paperback
$29.95 • Paperback ISBN 9781931498142 $35.00 • Paperback ISBN 9781931498128 ISBN 9781890132576
ISBN 9781603580304 ISBN 9781931498166
THE HAND- THE RAMMED
$24.95 • Paperback SCULPTED HOUSE
ISBN 9781603581073 STRAW BALE BUILDER EARTH HOUSE
$35.00 • Paperback $30.00 • Paperback $40.00 • Paperback
$40.00 • Paperback
ISBN 9781890132347 ISBN 9781890132644 ISBN 9781933392370
THE BOOK OF
NATURAL HOME THE CITIZEN- $35.00 • Paperback
THE STRAW BIODIESEL POWERED ENERGY
BALE HOUSE HEATING ISBN 9781890132095
$30.00 • Paperback $19.95 • Paperback HANDBOOK
$30.00 • Paperback ISBN 9781933392967 $21.95 • Paperback
ISBN 9780930031718 ISBN 9781931498227
THE BEAUTY OF
THE SLATE THE CARBON- STRAW BALE HOMES THE PASSIVE THE SOLAR
ROOF BIBLE FREE HOME $24.95 • Paperback SOLAR HOUSE ELECTRIC HOUSE
$40.00 • Paperback $35.00 • Paperback ISBN 9781890132774 $40.00 • Hardcover $21.95 • Paperback
ISBN 9780964425811 ISBN 9781933392622 ISBN 9781933392035 ISBN 9780963738325
ChelseaGreen.com 27 802.295.6300
Top 20 • Nature, Environment, Simple Living & Science
CLIMATE CHANGE REDUCE, REUSE, GREENING YOUR ENERGY WATER
$7.95 • Paperback RECYCLE OFFICE $7.95 • Paperback $7.95 • Paperback
ISBN 9781603581066 $7.95 • Paperback $7.95 • Paperback ISBN 9781933392721 ISBN 9781933392738
ISBN 9781933392752 ISBN 9781933392998
$24.95 • Paperback FUTURE SCENARIOS LIMITS TO THINKING IN GAVIOTAS
$12.00 • Paperback GROWTH SYSTEMS $16.95 • Paperback
ISBN 9781900322188 $22.50 • Paperback $19.95 • Paperback
ISBN 9781603580892 ISBN 9781603580564
ISBN 9781931498586 ISBN 9781603580557
EXPOSED THE MAN WHO AN UNREASONABLE THE SAFARI CLIMATE
$16.95 • Paperback PLANTED TREES WOMAN COMPANION SOLUTIONS
$10.00 • Paperback $18.00 • Paperback $30.00 • Paperback $9.95 • Paperback
ISBN 9781933392813 ISBN 9781933392271 ISBN 9781890132446 ISBN 9781603580052
NOT ONE DROP MIND, LIFE, AND DAZZLE GRADUALLY NOTES FROM THE WHEN TECHNOLOGY
$21.95 • Paperback UNIVERSE $25.00 • Paperback HOLOCENE FAILS
ISBN 9781933392585 $21.95 • Paperback ISBN 9781933392318 $14.95 • Paperback $35.00 • Paperback
ISBN 9781933392431 ISBN 9781933392325 ISBN 9781933392455
ChelseaGreen.com 28 802.295.6300
RETAIL DISCOUNT SCHEDULE Return Policy
Retail Returnable NO CASH REFUNDS. We will not accept returns within 90 days of invoice
Schedule A—Returnable (except for author-event orders), and full credit is given for books that are in
1–4 copies, must prepay 35% print and returned within 2 years from the date of invoice and are
5+ copies, single or assorted 45% accompanied by original invoice number. Returns will be denied on books
Libraries 35% that have been declared OP/OSI for 6 months. Ship all returns to our address:
Retail Nonreturnable Chelsea Green Publishing, 425 Washington St. Claremont, NH 03743
1–4 copies, must prepay 35% All short shipments and damaged books must be reported within 30 days
5–9 copies, single or assorted 45% for credit.
10+ copies, single or assorted 50% Examination Copy Policy
TERMS Chelsea Green is pleased to send examination copies of its books to qualified
Net 30 days with credit approval. FOB Claremont, NH. instructors of appropriate courses. For details contact Jeffrey Slayton at
Shipment will be via UPS unless otherwise email@example.com.
stipulated. Note: These discounts and trading terms are Submit your request via fax on your departmental or institutional letterhead.
available to approved retail outlets. For credit application Include title of book, name of course, project enrollment, start date, depart-
contact your sales manager. ment/institutional e-mail address, office and/or home telephone number,
Fax new account and credit applications to: 802.295.6444. VISA or MC card information with billing address, and shipping address.
Please notify us if you plan to use one or more of our titles in your course.
We welcome your comments regarding the suitability of the title you have
To Place An Order requested for possible adoption.
Call 800.639.4099 or Fax examination-copy requests, notification of adoption, and comments to:
Visit www.chelseagreen.com Desk Copy Requests • Chelsea Green Publishing 802.295.6444; or e-mail
request to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
FOREIGN DISTRIBUTION CHELSEA GREEN
AUSTRALIA SOUTH AFRICA SALES & MARKETING SENIOR STAFF
Brumby Real Book
PEG O’DONNELL MARGO BALDWIN, President & Publisher
10 Southfork Drive Helena Groeneveld
Director of Sales email@example.com
Kilsyth South, Victoria 3137 137 Smit Street 802.295.6300 ext. 109
Australia Braamfontein, 2017 firstname.lastname@example.org BILL BOKERMANN, Production Director
+ (61) 3 9761 5535 South Africa National Accounts email@example.com
Fax: + (61) 3 9761 7095 + (27) 11-403-3700
www.brumbybooks.com.au Fax: + (27) 11-339-3169 DARRELL KOERNER SANDI EATON, Business & Distribution Manager
firstname.lastname@example.org Mid-Western & Mountain States email@example.com
NEW ZEALAND 303.963.5612
firstname.lastname@example.org JESSE MCDOUGALL, Web Editor
Ceres Enterprises Ltd. UNITED KINGDOM
Tony Jacobs-Brown Green Books, Ltd. SUE MILLER
P.O. Box 11-336 John Elford Mid-Atlantic & New England States JONI PRADED, Editorial Director
121 Carbine Road Foxhole, Dartington 585.637.3887 email@example.com
Mt. Wellington, Auckland Totnes, Devon TQ9 6EB firstname.lastname@example.org
New Zealand England
+ (64) 09-574-3356 + (44) 01803-863260 MICHAEL WEAVER CORPORATE OFFICE
Fax: + (64) 09-527-4513 Fax: + (44) 01803-863843 West Coast & Southern States Chelsea Green Publishing
email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org 802.299.2422 P.O. Box 428
www.ceresbooks.co.nz email@example.com 85 North Main Street • Suite 120
White River Junction, VT 05001
TAYLOR HAYNES 802.295.6300 • Fax 802.295.6444
CANADA Marketing & Publicity Coordinator
Codasat Canada Ltd. • 3122 Blenheim Street www.chelseagreen.com
802.295.6300 ext. 106
Vancouver, BC V6K 4J7 • Canada firstname.lastname@example.org
(604) 228-9952 • Fax: (604) 228-4733 CUSTOMER SERVICE
email@example.com • www.codasat.com ALLISON LENNOX ELIZABETH BABCOCK
Author Events Coordinator Fulfillment & Distribution Assistant
802.299.2456 802.295.6300 ext. 114
Chelsea Green Publishing, Inc. 802.295.6300 ext. 104
Claremont Center • 425 Washington Street #185 firstname.lastname@example.org
Claremont, NH 03743
603.542.2312 • Fax 603.542.2806 Catalog designed by BRITNEY BLANCHARD
www.chelseagreen.com Graphic Designer • email@example.com
COVER ILLUSTRATIONS BY Peter Schumann, from Bread & Puppet
2006 Homeland Security Vegetable Calendar