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  • Being Salmon, Being Human

    Being Salmon, Being Human

    By Martin Lee Mueller

    In search of a new story for our place on earth

    Being Salmon, Being Human examines Western culture’s tragic alienation from nature by focusing on the relationship between people and salmon—weaving together key narratives about the Norwegian salmon industry as well as wild salmon in indigenous cultures of the Pacific Northwest.

    Mueller uses this lens to articulate a comprehensive critique of human exceptionalism, directly challenging the four-hundred-year-old notion that other animals are nothing but complicated machines without rich inner lives and that Earth is a passive backdrop to human experience. Being fully human, he argues, means experiencing the intersection of our horizon of understanding with that of other animals. Salmon are the test case for this. Mueller experiments, in evocative narrative passages, with imagining the world as a salmon might see it, and considering how this enriches our understanding of humanity in the process.

    Being Salmon, Being Human is both a philosophical and a narrative work, rewarding readers with insightful interpretations of major philosophers—Descartes, Heidegger, Abram, and many more—and reflections on the human–Earth relationship. It stands alongside Abram’s Spell of the Sensuous and Becoming Animal, as well as Andreas Weber’s The Biology of Wonder and Matter and Desire—heralding a new “Copernican revolution” in the fields of biology, ecology, and philosophy.

    Paperback $25.00

    PUB DATE Oct 25th 2017

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  • A Sanctuary of Trees

    A Sanctuary of Trees

    By Gene Logsdon

    As author Gene Logsdon puts it, "We are all tree huggers." But not just for sentimental or even environmental reasons. Humans have always depended on trees for our food, shelter, livelihood, and safety. In many ways, despite the Grimm's fairy-tale version of the dark, menacing forest, most people still hold a deep cultural love of woodland settings, and feel right at home in the woods.

    In this latest book, A Sanctuary of Trees, Logsdon offers a loving tribute to the woods, tracing the roots of his own home groves in Ohio back to the Native Americans and revealing his own history and experiences living in many locations, each of which was different, yet inextricably linked with trees and the natural world. Whether as an adolescent studying at a seminary or as a journalist living just outside Philadelphia's city limits, Gene has always lived and worked close to the woods, and his curiosity and keen sense of observation have taught him valuable lessons about a wide variety of trees: their distinct characteristics and the multiple benefits and uses they have.

    In addition to imparting many fascinating practical details of woods wisdom, A Sanctuary of Trees is infused with a philosophy and descriptive lyricism that is born from the author's passionate and lifelong relationship with nature: There is a point at which the tree shudders before it begins its descent. Then slowly it tips, picks up speed, often with a kind of wailing death cry from rending wood fibers, and hits the ground with a whump that literally shakes the earth underfoot. The air, in the aftermath, seems to shimmy and shiver, as if saturated with static electricity. Then follows an eerie silence, the absolute end to a very long life.

    Fitting squarely into the long and proud tradition of American nature writing, A Sanctuary of Trees also reflects Gene Logsdon's unique personality and perspective, which have marked him over the course of his two dozen previous books as the authentic voice of rural life and traditions.

    Paperback $19.95

    PUB DATE Apr 10th 2012

    The Tao of Vegetable Gardening

    The Tao of Vegetable Gardening

    By Carol Deppe

    The Tao of Vegetable Gardening explores the practical methods as well as the deeper essence of gardening. In her latest book, groundbreaking garden writer Carol Deppe (The Resilient Gardener, Breed Your Own Vegetable Varieties) focuses on some of the most popular home garden vegetables—tomatoes, green beans, peas, and leafy greens—and through them illustrates the key principles and practices that gardeners need to know to successfully plant and grow just about any food crop.

    Deppe’s work has long been inspired and informed by the philosophy and wisdom of Tao Te Ching, the 2,500-year-old work attributed to Chinese sage Lao Tzu and the most translated book in the world after the Bible. The Tao of Vegetable Gardening is organized into chapters that echo fundamental Taoist concepts: Balance, Flexibility, Honoring the Essential Nature (your own and that of your plants), Effortless Effort, Non-Doing, and even Non-Knowing. Yet the book also offers a wealth of specific and valuable garden advice on topics as diverse as:

    •    The Eat-All Greens Garden, a labor- and space-efficient way to provide all the greens a family can eat, freeze, and dry—all on a tiny piece of land suitable for small-scale and urban gardeners.

    •    The growing problem of late blight and the future of heirloom tomatoes—and what gardeners can do to avoid problems, and even create new resistant varieties.

    •    Establishing a Do-It-Yourself Seed Bank, including information on preparing seeds for long-term storage and how to “dehybridize” hybrids.

    •    Twenty-four good places to not plant a tree, and thirty-seven good reasons for not planting various vegetables.

    Designed for gardeners of all levels, from beginners to experienced growers, The Tao of Vegetable Gardening provides a unique frame of reference: a window to the world of nature, in the garden and in ourselves.

    Paperback $24.95

    PUB DATE Jan 30th 2015

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Vaccines, Autoimmunity, and the Assault on Childhood

Vaccines, Autoimmunity, and the Assault on Childhood

By Thomas Cowan

Hardcover $24.95

The Visionary Spirit

The Visionary Spirit

By Mick Collins

Paperback $25.95

The Power of Restraint

The Power of Restraint

By Pierre Rabhi

Paperback $19.00

Being Salmon, Being Human

Being Salmon, Being Human

By Martin Lee Mueller

Paperback $25.00

Matter and Desire

Matter and Desire

By Andreas Weber

Paperback $20.00

Walking on Lava

Walking on Lava

By The Dark Mountain Project

Paperback $20.00

The Art of Frugal Hedonism

The Art of Frugal Hedonism

By Annie Raser-Rowland and Adam Grubb

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Zen in the Art of Permaculture Design

Zen in the Art of Permaculture Design

By Stefan Geyer

Paperback $12.95

Lean Logic / Surviving the Future Set (2-Book Bundle)

Lean Logic / Surviving the Future Set (2-Book Bundle)

By David Fleming and Shaun Chamberlin

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Surviving the Future

Surviving the Future

By David Fleming and Shaun Chamberlin

Paperback $20.00

Lean Logic

Lean Logic

By David Fleming

Hardcover $50.00

One-Straw Revolutionary

One-Straw Revolutionary

By Larry Korn

Paperback $19.95

A Man Apart

A Man Apart

By Peter Forbes and Helen Whybrow

Hardcover $35.00

The Tao of Vegetable Gardening

The Tao of Vegetable Gardening

By Carol Deppe

Paperback $24.95

The Chelsea Green Reader

The Chelsea Green Reader

Paperback $15.00

7 Ways to Think Differently

7 Ways to Think Differently

By Looby Macnamara

Paperback $10.00

Sacred Earth Celebrations, 2nd Edition

Sacred Earth Celebrations, 2nd Edition

By Glennie Kindred

Paperback $15.95

The Unselfish Spirit

The Unselfish Spirit

By Mick Collins

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Beyond You and Me

Beyond You and Me

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The Song of the Earth

The Song of the Earth

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