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Indie Playlist: The Fight to Save the Environment


The Independent Publishers Caucus has curated a playlist of titles focused on efforts to protect the environment. From books aimed at kids to memoirs and adult fiction, these stories all have something important to say. Explore the selection below!

World of Wonders: In Praise of Fireflies, Whale Sharks, and Other Astonishments Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781571313652
Availability: Backordered
Published: Milkweed Editions - September 8th, 2020

From a beloved, award-winning poet comes a
debut work of nonfiction—a collection of essays
about the natural world, and the way its
inhabitants can teach, support, and inspire us.

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Plasticus Maritimus: An Invasive Species Cover Image
ISBN: 9781771646437
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Published: Greystone Kids - September 8th, 2020

There’s an invasive species in our oceans: Plasticus
maritimus. It’s a threat to our world. What can we do
about it? This picture book, illustrated by Bernardo
Cavalho, engagingly introduces kids to the life work
of marine biologist Ana Pego.

The Bear Cover Image
ISBN: 9781942658702
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Published: Bellevue Literary Press - February 11th, 2020

A cautionary tale of human fragility, of love and
loss, The Bear is a stunning tribute to the beauty
of nature’s dominion.

Water at the Roots: Poems and Insights of a Visionary Farmer Cover Image
By Philip Britts, David Kline (Foreword by), Jennifer Harries (Editor)
ISBN: 9780874861280
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Published: Plough Publishing House - March 20th, 2018

In a society uprooted by two world wars,
industrialization, and dehumanizing technology, a
revolutionary farmer turns to poetry to reconnect
his people to the land and one another.

The Rights of Nature: A Legal Revolution That Could Save the World Cover Image
ISBN: 9781770412392
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Published: ECW Press - September 5th, 2017

An important and timely recipe for hope for
humans and all forms of life. In The Rights of
Nature, noted environmental lawyer David Boyd
tells this remarkable story of humans as a species
finally growing up.

Animal Internet: Nature and the Digital Revolution Cover Image
ISBN: 9781939931337
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Published: New Vessel Press - April 12th, 2016

A bestial Brave New World is upon us: creatures
around the globe are being equipped with digital
tracking devices. The data gathered will not only
aid in conservation efforts, but radically transform
our relationship to the natural world.

Girl Genius (Generation Girl) Cover Image
By Carla Sinclair, Georgia Rucker (Illustrator), Limor Fried (Foreword by)
ISBN: 9781941367827
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Published: Downtown Bookworks - March 24th, 2020

These 40 profiles of scientists, doctors, engineers,
inventors, innovators, and disrupters are sure to
energize any teen with a desire to solve problems,
improve lives, and save the world (or maybe just
make it run a little more smoothly).

The Green New Deal and Beyond: Ending the Climate Emergency While We Still Can (City Lights Open Media) Cover Image
By Stan Cox, Noam Chomsky (Foreword by)
ISBN: 9780872868069
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Published: City Lights Books - May 5th, 2020

Ending the Climate Emergency While We Still Can.
A clear and urgent call for the national, social, and
individual changes required to prevent
catastrophic climate change.

Climate Courage: How Tackling Climate Change Can Build Community, Transform the Economy, and Bridge the Political Divide in America Cover Image
By Andreas Karelas, Katharine Hayhoe (Foreword by)
ISBN: 9780807084885
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Published: Beacon Press - September 29th, 2020

More Americans care about climate change than
we think-but in order to unite across the political
spectrum around solutions, we need a bold,
courageous new narrative about creating a
sustainable world focused on a brighter tomorrow.

A Wild Love for the World: Joanna Macy and the Work of Our Time Cover Image
ISBN: 9781611807950
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Published: Shambhala - April 14th, 2020

“Being fully present to fear, to gratitude, to all that
is—this is the practice of mutual belonging. Even
when faced with cataclysmic changes, nothing can
ever separate us from Earth. We are already home."

The Encounter: Amazon Beaming Cover Image
By Petru Popescu, Simon McBurney (Foreword by)
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ISBN: 9781782272335
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Published: Pushkin Press - September 13th, 2016

The Encounter tells the true story of National
Geographic photographer Loren McIntyre who
became lost in a remote area of Brazil in 1969, leading
to a startling encounter that changed his life.

The Animals in That Country Cover Image
ISBN: 9781950354375
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Published: Scribe Us - November 10th, 2020

A pandemic sweeps the country: its chief symptom is
that its victims begin to understand the language of
animals. Hard-drinking, foul-mouthed Grandma Jean
finds herself on a strange and illuminating road trip with
a dingo riding shotgun, in this bold and original novel.

New releases from our member-owners

The Archangel: Part One Cover Image
Midway Bravery: The Story of the U.S. Army Pilot Whose Famed Flight Helped Win a Decisive World War II Battle Cover Image
You, Me & Mr. Blue Sky Cover Image
Gasparilla: A Pirate's Tale Cover Image
Home Everywhere Cover Image
Sandstone: An Anthology to Support This House of Books Cover Image

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