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    Sophie's Planet A Search for Truth About Our Remarkable Home Planet and Its Future James Hansen
    9781632868947 Hardcover SCIENCE / Global Warming & Climate Change On Sale Date:September 13, 2022 Print Run:60000
    $36.50 CAD 6.12 x 9.25 x 0 in | 10 gr | 256 pages Carton Quantity:1 Canadian Rights: Y Bloomsbury Publishing
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      In a series of letters to his granddaughter, Sophie, the world's leading climatologist shows how it is still possible to ensure that young people inherit a clean world.

      Dr. James Hansen is the single most credible scientific voice worldwide on the issue of global warming. In his celebrated first book,Storms of My Grandchildren, he presented the full truth about climate change, a truth born out in the years since as climate disasters continue to ravage our world. The urgency is apparent; the response so far, inadequate.

      But Hansen remains an optimist. In a series of moving and insightful letters to his granddaughter, Sophie, he speaks about the fight to preserve life on the planet, a fight that for her generation will be as personal as it is political--as much about policy actions as about the right of the monarch, Sophie's favorite butterfly, to live and thrive on this earth.

      Sophie's Planetturns toward solutions, asking: How can we connect the dots from climate observations to necessary policies? What can be done to preserve our planet for the young people who will follow us? And how can we make the climate story clear to these young people, to prepare them for what will be one of their generation's central struggles: the fight for environmental justice?

      Hansen's conversations with Sophie offer a fascinating glimpse behind the scenes of a life spent at the highest levels of environmental research and policy--including the realms where dark motives prevail--as well as a moving clarion call for the future of the climate change fight.

      Dr. James Hansen is the climate scientist who first brought global warming to the world's attention in the 1980s, when he first testified before Congress. An adjunct professor in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at Columbia University, he is the former director of the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies. His background in space and earth sciences allows a broad perspective on the status and prospects of our home planet. He is the author ofStorms of My Grandchildren. He lives in Pennsylvania.
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      “The best, most informative, brilliantly written book on general climate science I've ever read” —

      “Hansen gives us the opportunity to watch a scientist who is sick of silence and compromise … offer up the fruits of four-plus decades of inquiry and ingenuity . . . An urgent book.” —Los Angeles Times

      “The most comprehensible, realistic, and courageous call to prevent climate change yet.” —Booklist

      “With urgency and authority, Hansen urges readers to speak out . . . to protect the Earth from calamity for the sake of their children and grandchildren.” —Kirkus

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    Resilient Agriculture Cultivating Food Systems for a Changing Climate Expanded and Updated Second Edition Laura Lengnick
    9780865719507 Paperback TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Agriculture Publication Date:November 23, 2021 Print Run:5000
    $29.99 CAD 7.5 x 9 x 0.69 in | 476.28 gr | 320 pages Carton Quantity:20 Canadian Rights: Y New Society Publishers
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      Climate change presents an unprecedented challenge to the productivity and profitability of agriculture in North America. Drought and flooding rains create the most obvious damage, but hot summer nights, warmer winters, changing pest pressures, and other changes have more subtle but far-reaching effects on the production of crops and livestock.

      This updated second edition of Resilient Agriculture takes you beyond the headlines and the hype to examine the complexities of climate change, resilience, and the future of food through the adaptation stories of some of North America's best sustainable farmers and ranchers.

      Updated content includes:

      • 4th National Climate Assessment
      • Current and projected climate change impacts by region
      • New interviews with award-winning farmers and ranchers and updates on the producers featured in the first edition
      • New chapters exploring agricultural climate solutions, the regional roots of resilience, and emerging policies and programs designed to enhance the climate resilience of agriculture and food systems.

      To enjoy the sustained production of food, fiber, and fuel well into the 21st century, we must begin now to make changes to enhance the adaptive capacity and resilience of agriculture and food systems. Whether you're an educator, farmer, researcher, policy maker, or simply an interested eater, Resilient Agriculture will take you on a journey into the power of sustainable agriculture as a solution to climate change.

      Laura Lengnick is an award-winning soil scientist with 25 years of experience working as a researcher, policy maker, educator, and farmer. She is the founder and principal at Cultivating Resilience, LLC, in Asheville, NC.


      Laura Lengnick is an award-winning soil scientist with 25 years of experience working as a researcher, policymaker, educator, and farmer to put sustainability values into action in agriculture and food systems. Her research in soil quality and sustainable farming systems was nationally recognized with a USDA Secretary's Honor Award, and she contributed to the 3rd National Climate Assessment as a lead author of the USDA report, Climate Change and U.S. Agriculture: Effects and Adaptation. She is a member of the Planetary Health Lab at the University of Edinburgh, is Lead Resilience Partner for Foragable Community, and serves as an advisor to the North American Climate Smart Agriculture Alliance. Laura is founder and principal at Cultivating Resilience, LLC, an Asheville-based firm that works with organizations of all kinds to integrate resilience thinking into operations and strategic planning. She resides in Asheville, NC.

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    Food Freedom A Year of Growing and Foraging 100 Percent of My Food and Why It Matters Rob Greenfield
    9780865718968 Paperback NATURE / Essays Publication Date:February 08, 2022 Print Run:10,000
    $19.99 CAD 6 x 9 x 0.59 in | 403.7 gr | 256 pages Carton Quantity:20 Canadian Rights: Y New Society Publishers
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      Ten years ago, Rob Greenfield woke up to the destruction caused by the industrial food system and Big Ag. Since then he has been deeply exploring food sovereignty—often through immersive activism—which led to his most recent quest: could he step outside of the food system and grow and forage 100% of his food?

      In Food Freedom, he shares his adventures of living without grocery stores or restaurants. Nothing packaged, processed, or shipped—not even multi-vitamins, supplements, or spices. Within Orlando, Florida, he turned lawns into abundant gardens, grew over 100 species of food, and foraged over 200. Follow Rob on an emotional journey as he explores:

      • Growing and foraging to gain an appreciation for local food
      • The industrial food system that likely brought you today’s meal
      • How communities are taking back control of their food and creating food sovereignty
      • Solutions for how you can grow your own and gain food freedom.

      The good food revolution is not a lonely path. Millions have embarked on the journey and are waiting for you to join them. Question your food. Get uncomfortable. Be empowered to change the narrative!

      Rob Greenfield is an activist and humanitarian leading the way to a more sustainable and just world. Profiled in National Geographic and dubbed "The Robin Hood of modern times" by France 2 TV, he embarks on extreme projects to bring attention to important global issues and inspire positive change. He donates 100% of his media income to non-profits.


      Rob Greenfield is an activist and humanitarian dedicated to leading the way to a more sustainable and just world. He embarks on extreme projects to bring attention to important global issues and inspire positive change. His work has been covered by media worldwide including National Geographic, and he's been named "The Robin Hood of modern times" by France 2 TV. Rob's life is an embodiment of Gandhi's philosophy, "Be the change you wish to see in the world." He believes that our actions really do matter and that as individuals and communities we have the power to improve the world around us. Rob donates 100% of his media income to grassroots non-profits and has committed to living simply and responsibly for life.

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