Categories

Environment

965 results
Sort by
    • How Soon Is Now

    • From Personal Initiation to Global Transformation
    • Written by: Daniel Pinchbeck
    • Narrated by: Nathan Osgood
    • Length: 11 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2

    The world needs to change. We have unleashed an ecological mega-crisis which is threatening the future of life on Earth. The actions we take over the next decade are critical. They will determine the destiny of our descendants and the fate of our world. How Soon Is Now presents a compelling manifesto for personal and planetary change. It proposes a revolutionary new narrative for a unified social movement. Through global cooperation, we can face this collective threat ecologically, socially, politically and spiritually.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Reads like a drug fueled rant at burningman

    • By dylan nicholson on 2019-04-23

    Price: CDN$ 25.96

    • The Uninhabitable Earth

    • Life After Warming
    • Written by: David Wallace-Wells
    • Narrated by: David Wallace-Wells
    • Length: 8 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 24

    It is worse, much worse, than you think. If your anxiety about global warming is dominated by fears of sea-level rise, you are barely scratching the surface of what terrors are possible. Like An Inconvenient Truth and Silent Spring before it, The Uninhabitable Earth is both a meditation on the devastation we have brought upon ourselves and an impassioned call to action. For just as the world was brought to the brink of catastrophe within the span of a lifetime, the responsibility to avoid it now belongs to a single generation. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Empowering through Understanding

    • By Jill Munro on 2019-04-02

    Price: CDN$ 35.09

    • Braiding Sweetgrass

    • Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants
    • Written by: Robin Wall Kimmerer
    • Narrated by: Robin Wall Kimmerer
    • Length: 16 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 74
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 69
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 68

    As a botanist and professor of plant ecology, Robin Wall Kimmerer has spent a career learning how to ask questions of nature using the tools of science. As a Potawatomi woman, she learned from elders, family, and history that the Potawatomi, as well as a majority of other cultures indigenous to this land, consider plants and animals to be our oldest teachers.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A beautiful experience

    • By Linda on 2017-11-16

    Price: CDN$ 47.03

    • 1491

    • New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus
    • Written by: Charles C. Mann
    • Narrated by: Darrell Dennis
    • Length: 16 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 42
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 34

    Traditionally, Americans learned in school that the ancestors of the people who inhabited the Western Hemisphere at the time of Columbus' landing had crossed the Bering Strait 12,000 years ago; existed mainly in small nomadic bands; and lived so lightly on the land that the Americas were, for all practical purposes, still a vast wilderness. But as Charles C. Mann now makes clear, archaeologists and anthropologists have spent the last 30 years proving these and many other long-held assumptions wrong.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • This needs to be mandatory reading!

    • By nicolethebumblebee on 2019-03-07
    • New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus
    • Written by: Charles C. Mann
    • Narrated by: Darrell Dennis
    • Length: 16 hrs and 17 mins
    • Release date: 2016-08-29
    • 5 out of 5 stars 42 ratings

    Price: CDN$ 43.80

    • Horizon

    • Written by: Barry Lopez
    • Narrated by: James Naughton
    • Length: 22 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      0 out of 5 stars 0

    Taking us nearly from pole to pole - from modern megacities to some of the most remote regions on the earth - and across decades of lived experience, Barry Lopez, hailed by the Los Angeles Times Book Review as "one of our finest writers", gives us his most far-ranging yet personal work to date, in a book that moves indelibly, immersively, through his travels to six regions of the world: from Western Oregon to the High Arctic; from the Galápagos to the Kenyan desert; from Botany Bay in Australia to finally, unforgettably, the ice shelves of Antarctica.

    Price: CDN$ 52.63

    • The Omnivore's Dilemma

    • A Natural History of Four Meals
    • Written by: Michael Pollan
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 15 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 46
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 40
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 40

    "What should we have for dinner?" To one degree or another, this simple question assails any creature faced with a wide choice of things to eat. Anthropologists call it the omnivore's dilemma. Choosing from among the countless potential foods nature offers, humans have had to learn what is safe, and what isn't. Today, as America confronts what can only be described as a national eating disorder, the omnivore's dilemma has returned with an atavistic vengeance.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Incredibly well written and interesting

    • By Trent T on 2019-01-07

    Price: CDN$ 46.31

    • The Secret Wisdom of Nature

    • Trees, Animals, and the Extraordinary Balance of All Living Things; Stories from Science and Observation (The Mysteries of Nature Trilogy, Book 3)
    • Written by: Peter Wohlleben, Jane Billinghurst - translator
    • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
    • Length: 6 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      0 out of 5 stars 0

    In The Secret Wisdom of Nature, master storyteller and international sensation Peter Wohlleben takes listeners on a thought-provoking exploration of the vast natural systems that make life on Earth possible. In this tour of an almost unfathomable world, Wohlleben describes the fascinating interplay between animals and plants.

    Price: CDN$ 22.76

    • The Inner Life of Animals

    • Love, Grief, and Compassion: Surprising Observations of a Hidden World
    • Written by: Peter Wohlleben
    • Narrated by: Mike Grady
    • Length: 7 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9

    Through vivid stories of devoted pigs, two-timing magpies, and scheming roosters, The Inner Life of Animals weaves the latest scientific research into how animals interact with the world with Peter Wohlleben's personal experiences in forests and fields. Horses feel shame, deer grieve, and goats discipline their kids. Ravens call their friends by name, rats regret bad choices, and butterflies choose the very best places for their children to grow up.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • So Awesome, Enjoy It

    • By Adam Clarke on 2019-04-02

    Price: CDN$ 20.69

    • Midnight in Chernobyl

    • Written by: Adam Higginbotham
    • Narrated by: Jacques Roy
    • Length: 13 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 7

    April 25, 1986 in Chernobyl was a turning point in world history. The disaster not only changed the world’s perception of nuclear power and the science that spawned it, but also our understanding of the planet’s delicate ecology. With the images of the abandoned homes and playgrounds beyond the barbed wire of the 30-kilometer Exclusion Zone, the rusting graveyards of contaminated trucks and helicopters, the farmland lashed with black rain, the event fixed for all time the notion of radiation as an invisible killer. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fascinating

    • By ron on 2019-04-04

    Price: CDN$ 37.53

    • If Women Rose Rooted

    • The Journey to Authenticity and Belonging
    • Written by: Sharon Blackie
    • Narrated by: Heather Wilds
    • Length: 13 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 8

    This is the second edition of a uniquely empowering, international word-of-mouth best seller about wild landscapes, female mythology, and the challenges facing modern women. It is a book for any woman who has ever lost her way and who sees a wasteland at the heart of modern existence and longs to live a more authentic, rooted life once again.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Incredible

    • By Amazon Customer on 2018-12-18

    Price: CDN$ 42.33

    • How the Earth Works

    • Written by: The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Professor Michael E. Wysession
    • Length: 24 hrs and 31 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      0 out of 5 stars 0

     How the Earth Works takes you on an astonishing journey through time and space. In 48 lectures, you will look at what went into making our planet - from the big bang, to the formation of the solar system, to the subsequent evolution of Earth.  

    Price: CDN$ 66.36

    • The Tiger

    • A True Story of Vengeance and Survival
    • Written by: John Vaillant
    • Narrated by: John Vaillant
    • Length: 12 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20

    It’s December 1997, and a man-eating tiger is on the prowl outside a remote village in Russia’s Far East. The tiger isn’t just killing people, it’s annihilating them, and a team of men and their dogs must hunt it on foot through the forest in the brutal cold. As the trackers sift through the gruesome remains of the victims, they discover that these attacks aren’t random: the tiger is apparently engaged in a vendetta. Injured, starving, and extremely dangerous, the tiger must be found before it strikes again.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Read the book first and enjoyed the audiobook

    • By Zenarcher on 2018-12-10
    • A True Story of Vengeance and Survival
    • Written by: John Vaillant
    • Narrated by: John Vaillant
    • Length: 12 hrs and 5 mins
    • Release date: 2010-08-24
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 25 ratings

    Price: CDN$ 47.54

    • The End of Nature

    • Written by: Bill McKibben
    • Narrated by: Jeff Woodman
    • Length: 8 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      0 out of 5 stars 0

    Reissued on the 10th anniversary of its publication, this classic work on our environmental crisis features a new introduction by the author, reviewing both the progress and ground lost in the fight to save the Earth. This impassioned plea for radical and life-renewing change is today still considered a groundbreaking work in environmental studies. McKibben's argument that the survival of the globe is dependent on a fundamental, philosophical shift in the way we relate to nature is more relevant than ever.

    Price: CDN$ 32.09

    • The Tangled Tree

    • A Radical New History of Life
    • Written by: David Quammen
    • Narrated by: Jacques Roy
    • Length: 13 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 4

    In the mid-1970s, scientists began using DNA sequences to reexamine the history of all life. Perhaps the most startling discovery to come out of this new field is horizontal gene transfer (HGT), or the movement of genes across species lines. For instance, we now know that roughly eight percent of the human genome arrived not through traditional inheritance from directly ancestral forms, but sideways by viral infection - a type of HGT. In The Tangled Tree David Quammen chronicles these discoveries through the lives of the researchers who made them.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • More biography than science.

    • By Amazon Customer on 2018-10-07

    Price: CDN$ 28.41

    • Second Nature

    • A Gardener's Education
    • Written by: Michael Pollan
    • Narrated by: Michael Pollan
    • Length: 9 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    In his articles and in best-selling books such as The Botany of Desire, Michael Pollan has established himself as one of our most important and beloved writers on modern man's place in the natural world. A new literary classic, Second Nature has become a manifesto not just for gardeners but for environmentalists everywhere.

    Price: CDN$ 37.58

    • Silent Spring

    • Written by: Rachel Carson
    • Narrated by: Kaiulani Lee
    • Length: 10 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9

    First published in 1962, Silent Spring can single-handedly be credited with sounding the alarm and raising awareness of humankind's collective impact on its own future through chemical pollution. No other book has so strongly influenced the environmental conscience of Americans and the world at large.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A very eye opening and informative book.

    • By Genevieve on 2017-12-14

    Price: CDN$ 42.30

    • Drawdown

    • The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming
    • Written by: Paul Hawken
    • Narrated by: Christopher Solimene
    • Length: 18 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 4

    In the face of widespread fear and apathy, an international coalition of researchers, professionals, and scientists have come together to offer a set of realistic and bold solutions to climate change. One hundred techniques and practices are described here - some are well known; some you may have never heard of.

    • The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming
    • Written by: Paul Hawken
    • Narrated by: Christopher Solimene
    • Length: 18 hrs and 53 mins
    • Release date: 2017-05-23
    • 5 out of 5 stars 4 ratings

    Price: CDN$ 35.08

    • Gathering Moss

    • A Natural and Cultural History of Mosses
    • Written by: Robin Wall Kimmerer
    • Narrated by: Robin Wall Kimmerer
    • Length: 7 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 5

    Living at the limits of our ordinary perception, mosses are a common but largely unnoticed element of the natural world. Gathering Moss is a beautifully written mix of science and personal reflection that invites listeners to explore and learn from the elegantly simple lives of mosses.   

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Beautiful Tribute to Mosses

    • By Doug Gordon on 2019-01-19

    Price: CDN$ 21.92

    • Plant Science: An Introduction to Botany

    • Written by: Catherine Kleier, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Catherine Kleier
    • Length: 12 hrs and 13 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    Dr. Catherine Kleier invites us to open our eyes to the phenomenal world of plant life and to the process she calls “Natura Revelata”, the joy of celebrating and learning from the secrets of nature. As Dr. Kleier shares her knowledge with contagious excitement for her subject, she emphasizes the middle ground: Instead of focusing on cell microbiology or the study of ecosystems and habitats, she stresses the basic biology, function, and the amazing adaptations of the plants we see all around us. 

    Price: CDN$ 43.80

    • The Nature Fix

    • Why Nature Makes Us Happier, Healthier, and More Creative
    • Written by: Florence Williams
    • Narrated by: Emily Woo Zeller
    • Length: 8 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 6

    For centuries, poets and philosophers extolled the benefits of a walk in the woods: Beethoven drew inspiration from rocks and trees; Wordsworth composed while tromping over the heath; Nikola Tesla conceived the electric motor while visiting a park. Intrigued by our storied renewal in the natural world, Florence Williams sets out to uncover the science behind nature's positive effects on the brain.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • daf

    • By Anonymous User on 2018-10-16

    Price: CDN$ 32.92

Show titles per page
  • 1
  • 2
  • ...
  • 49