Environment

Below Freezing

Elegy for the Melting Planet
By Donald Anderson

Below Freezing is a unique assemblage of scientific fact, newspaper reports, and excerpts from novels, short stories, nonfiction, history, creative nonfiction, and poetry—a commonplace book for our era of altering climate.

Westlands

A Water Story
Photographs by Randi Lynn Beach

Showcasing California’s Central Valley, Westlands uses documentary photography to examine the danger drought and water policies represent to farming.

Behind the Carbon Curtain

The Energy Industry, Political Censorship, and Free Speech
By Jeffrey A. Lockwood

Exploring censorship imposed by corporate wealth and power, this book focuses on the energy industry in Wyoming, where coal, oil, and gas are pillars of the economy.

Native Women and Land

Narratives of Dispossession and Resurgence
By Stephanie J. Fitzgerald

“What roles do literary and community texts and social media play in the memory, politics, and lived experience of those dispossessed?” Fitzgerald asks this question in her introduction and sets out to answer it in her study of literature and social media by (primarily) Native women who are writing about and often actively protesting against displacement caused both by forced relocation and environmental disaster.

Enchantment and Exploitation

The Life and Hard Times of a New Mexico Mountain Range
Revised and Expanded Edition
By William deBuys

Now, more than thirty years later, this revised and expanded edition provides a long-awaited assessment of the quality of the journey that New Mexican society has traveled in that time—and continues to travel.

Reining in the Rio Grande

People, Land, and Water
By Fred M. PhillipsG. Emlen HallMary E. Black

This study examines human interactions with the Rio Grande from prehistoric time to the present day and explores what possibilities remain for the desert river.

Abbey in America

A Philosopher's Legacy in a New Century
Edited by John A. Murray

Abbey in America, published forty years after Abbey’s popular novel The Monkey Wrench Gang, features an all-star list of contributors, including journalists, authors, scholars, and two of Abbey’s best friends, as they explore Abbey’s ideas and legacy through their unique literary, personal, and scholarly perspectives.

Unruly Waters

A Social and Environmental History of the Brazos River
By Kenna Lang Archer

This environmental history of the Brazos traces the techniques that engineers and politicians have repeatedly used to try to manage its flow.

Protecting Yellowstone

Science and the Politics of National Park Management
By Michael J. Yochim

In Protecting Yellowstone, Michael Yochim considers how park managers may best work within the contemporary policy-making context to preserve national parks.

Enduring Acequias

Wisdom of the Land, Knowledge of the Water
By Juan Estevan Arellano

Touching on the Middle East, Europe, Mexico, and South America before circling back to New Mexico, Arellano makes a case for preserving the acequia irrigation system and calls for a future that respects the ecological limitations of the land.

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