10 GREAT READS FOR THE GREEN AT HEART

The Lorax
This poem is in homage to one of Dartmouth's most cherished alums, Dr. Seuss -- also known as T.S. Giesel.
The Ecocriticism Reader
edited by Cheryll Glotfelty & Harold Fromm.
A beautiful anthology of essays that explore how literature reflects and influences our interactions with the natural world.

Biopiracy
by Vandana Shiva
A learned, clear and passionately stated objection to the ways in which Western businesses expropriate natural processes and traditional knowledge.

Green Political Thought
by Andrew Dobson
A clear and thoughtful overview of green ideas and the aims and strategies of the green movement. Argues that ecologism should be considered as a distinct political ideology.

Coyotes and Town Dogs: Earth First! and the Environmental Movement
by Susan Zakin
Describes the evolution of Dave Foreman from the Wilderness Society's top Washington lobbyist to leader of the radical environmental group Earth First!Good overview of the development of the the U.S. environmental movement during that period.

Changes in the Land: Indians, Colonists, and the Ecology of New England
by William Cronon
Describes the changes in New England's plant and animal communities that occurred with the shift from Indian to European dominance in the 1600s.

The Case Against the Global Economy: And For a Turn Toward the Local
edited by Jerry Mander and Edward Goldsmith
Forty economic, agricultural and environmental experts explain the controversial effects of globalization.Winner of the American Political Science Association 1996 Best Book in Ecological and Transformational Politics!

The Corporate Planet: Ecology and Politics in the Age of Globalization
by Joshua Karliner
A timely look at transnational corporations that usetrade agreements to increase their profits, often at the expense of the environment and human rights worldwide.


Big Walls: Breakthroughs on the Free-Climbing Frontier
by Paul Piana, photographs by Galen Rowell, Bill Hatcher, and Beth Wald, foreword by Royal Robbins
An intimate view into a world of extraordinary high adventure, in which fiercely driven men and women scale the tallest, sheerest, most impossibly perfect rock faces on the planet.

Walking Softly in the Wilderness: The Sierra Club Guide to Backpacking.Third Edition
by John Hart
Walking Softly in the Wilderness is the groundbreaking guide that first taught backpackers how to enjoy a genuine wilderness experience through a common-sense approach to adventure that leaves nature undisturbed. Now completely revised and updated, it remains the bible of camp and trail and willinspire a new generation of hikers to explore nature with skill, appreciation, and care.

The Practice of the Wild
by Gary Snyder
Essays on wildness with a Buddhist perspective.


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