Environment

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.

Mono Lake

From Dead Sea to Environmental Treasure
By Abraham Hoffman

Environmental controversy brought so much attention to Mono Lake in the late twentieth century that it became best known for its appearance on “Save Mono Lake” bumper stickers. This thoughtful study is the first book to explore the lake’s environmental and cultural history.

Wings for My Flight

The Peregrine Falcons of Chimney Rock
Updated Edition
By Marcy Cottrell Houle

First published in 1991 and winner of several national awards, this book chronicles Marcy Cottrell Houle's work at Chimney Rock along with the recovery of the once endangered peregrine falcon.

Wilderness

By Debra BloomfieldTerry Tempest Williams

Debra Bloomfield engaged for five years on a photographic project in the wilderness. After photographing the desert in Four Corners and the ocean in Still, she has moved on in this new book to the forest.

Southwest Aquatic Habitats

On the Trail of Fish in a Desert
By Daniel Shaw

In this book a nationally honored science teacher tells true stories about real young people who study and care for water, fish, and other creatures in and around desert streams, ponds, lakes, and rivers.

Thinking Like a Watershed

Voices from the West
Edited by Jack LoefflerCelestia Loeffler

Thinking Like a Watershed points our understanding of our relationship to the land in new directions. It is shaped by the bioregional visions of the great explorer John Wesley Powell, who articulated the notion that the arid American West should be seen as a mosaic of watersheds, and the pioneering ecologist Aldo Leopold, who put forward the concept of bringing conscience to bear within the realm of “the land ethic.”

Saved in Time

The Fight to Establish Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument, Colorado
By Estella B. LeopoldHerbert W. Meyer

“Reads like a mystery thriller wherein a handful of committed environmentalists forestall the destruction of America’s premier fossil beds. Brings to mind John Nichols’s The Milagro Beanfield War and Edward Abbey’s The Monkey Wrench Gang. It is a true story with a happy ending (unless you’re a real estate developer).”—Jack Loeffler, author of Adventures with Ed: A Portrait of Abbey

Gila

The Life and Death of an American River
Updated and Expanded Edition
By Gregory McNamee

This richly documented cautionary tale narrates the Gila River’s natural and human history. Now updated, McNamee’s study traces recent efforts to resuscitate portions of this important riparian corridor.

Environmental Health Narratives

A Reader for Youth
Edited by Emily MendenhallAdam Koon
Illustrations by Hannah Adams Burque

Written to draw attention to problems and solutions in environmental health across the world, the stories in this collection are about young people trying to make sense of the complex environments in which they live.

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