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Here on Earth: A natural history of the planet

Tim Flannery

Here On Earth From the author of the #1 bestselling book The Weather Makers, Here on Earth tracks the history of life on our planet. Flannery suggests that despite the disastrous impacts we've had on the Earth's ecosystems, humans are now equipped to explore their true relationship with the planet. He argues that instead of our technological know-how, it is what we believe that can save us. For more information, please visit Harper Collins.

Last Child in the Woods: Saving our children from nature-deficit disorder

Richard Louv

Last Child in the Woods Why don't children play outside anymore? Last Child in the Woods is a conversation about our collective disconnection from nature, a condition author Richard Louv identified as "nature-deficit disorder". In the new edition, Louv provides updates on the research linking the lack of nature in children's lives with the rise in obesity, attention disorders and depression. The book also provides practical advice for kids and families wanting to reconnect with the natural world. For more information, please visit Algonquin Books.

Thriving Beyond Sustainability: Pathways to a Resilient Society

Andres R. Edwards

Thriving Beyond Sustainability Stories are sometimes the best way to inspire change. In Thriving Beyond Sustainability, Edwards offers hope for a sustainable future by describing the thousands of large and small initiatives taking place around the world. From rural landscapes to busy urban centres, the practical environmental solutions highlighted in this book confirm the crucial role individuals, organizations and communities can play in solving our environmental challenges. For more information, please visit New Society Publishers.

The Story of Stuff: How Our Obsession with Stuff Is Trashing the Planet, Our Communities, and Our Health-and a Vision for Change

Annie Leonard

The Story of Stuff Annie Leonard's message is clear: we have too much stuff and it's threatening our planet. She takes us on a well-researched journey through our consumption-driven economy — from extraction through production, distribution, consumption, and disposal. The book follows on Leonard's successful Story of Stuff internet film, which has been viewed over 10 million times. David Suzuki calls it a "must read". For more information, visit Simon & Schuster.

Ecoholic Home: The Greenest, Cleanest, Most Energy-Efficient Information Under One (Canadian) Roof

Adria Vasil

Ecoholic: Home You may recall Adria Vasil's popular book Ecoholic: When You're Addicted to the Planet. Ms. Vasil strikes again with the newer Home version, chock full of tips and product ratings. Not only does she recommend safer, non-toxic, and eco-friendlier products, but she also rates them. Companies are ranked and Canadian businesses are easily identified. She also includes her favourite reci¬pes to save you money. For more information, visit Vintage Canada.

Dodging the Toxic Bullet: How to Protect Yourself from Everyday Environmental Health Hazards

David R. Boyd

Dodging the Toxic Bullet In this book's forward, David Suzuki states that "when we learn to treat the planet and all of its sacred elements with reverence and respect, the Earth will be healthier and so will we." David Boyd explains how we can live a longer, healthier life by breathing clean air, eating healthful food, drinking safe water, and using nontoxic products. Dodging the Toxic Bullet is full of the easy-to-understand, practical advice Canadians need to protect themselves and their families. For more information, please visit Greystone Books.