What Can I Do?: An Alphabet for Living (Sept., $6.95) by Lisa Harrow presents an annotated list of Web sites where one can explore the practices of sustainable living.
Troubled Water: Saints, Sinners, Truth and Lies About the Global Water Crisis (Nov., $17.95) by Anita Roddick and Brooke Shelby Biggs. Outspoken environmentalist Roddick takes on the global water shortage.
Tiger (Sept., $24.95) by Stephen Mills discusses tigers' shrinking habitats, conservation efforts and where to observe them in the wild.
HARBOUR PUBLISHING (dist. by Graphic Arts Center)
Birds of the Raincoast: Habits and Habitat (Oct., $39.95) by Harvey Thommasen and Kevin Hutchings with Wayne Campbell and Mark Hume probes into the lives of birds on the British Columbia coast.
HARVARD UNIV. PRESS
The Discovery of Global Warming (Sept., $14.95) by Spencer R. Weart follows scientists' clues that led them to the fact of the earth's warming at an unprecedented rate.
Burning Rage of a Dying Planet: Speaking for The Earth Liberation Front (Sept., $20) by Craig Rosebraugh the former ELF spokesman charts the history and ideology of radical environmentalism.
Berkshire Stories: Nature, History, People, Conservation (Sept., $17.95) by Morgan Bulkeley gathers essays about the mountain region.
Wild Card Quilt: The Ecology of Home (Sept., $14.95) by Janisse Ray. The author captures the complexities of rural Southern life after returning to her hometown.
Walking the Big Wild: From Yellowstone to Yukon on the Grizzly Bear's Trail (Jan., $16.95) by Karsten Heuer is a plea from wildlife biologist Heuer to save this natural animal corridor.
Extreme Weather: A Guide and Record Book (Oct., $24.95) by Christopher C. Burt covers statistics, historical bizarre weather events, photos, maps, tables and more.
Hip-Hop Hares: And Other Moments of Epic Silliness (Oct., $15.95) by Outside magazine editors displays 71 photos that celebrate the pratfalls and bizarre coincidences of outdoor wildlife. Advertising.
Handy Pocket Guide to Coral Reef Fishes (Sept., $5.95) by Gerald Allen lists 68 tropical fish by their common and scientific names.
SIERRA CLUB BOOKS
Nature's Operating Instructions: The True Biotechnologies (Oct., $16.95), edited by Kenny Ausubel with J.P. Harpignies, offers potential solutions to environmental concerns.
SKINNER HOUSE BOOKS (dist. by Red Wheel/Weiser)
Prairie Soul: Finding Grace in the Earth Beneath My Feet (Sept., $14) by Jeffery A. Lockwood describes the Wyoming grasslands and explores the soul connection between people and the places they live.
A Guide to Night Sounds: The Nighttime Sounds of 60 Mammals, Birds, Amphibians, and Insects (Sept., $19.95) by Lang Elliott. Drawings and photos depict animals while an accompanying CD provides their sounds.
SWALLOW PRESS (dist. by Ohio Univ. Press)
All Flesh Is Grass: The Pleasures and Promises of Pasture Farming (Nov., $18.95) by Gene Logsdon discusses "salad bar" variety pastures as a key to healthy animals, humans and ecosystems.
Wolfsong: A Natural and Fabulous History of Wolves (Jan., $14.95) by Catherine Feher-Elston studies one of the world's most misunderstood and feared animals.
UNIV. OF GEORGIA PRESS
Cincinnati Arch: Learning from Nature in the City (Oct., $16.95) by John Tallmadge observes urban nature.
UNIV. OF MISSOURI PRESS
Healing Waters: Missouri's Historic Mineral Springs and Spas (Oct., $19.95) by Loring Bullard concentrates on the use and development of the mineral springs from 1800 to the 1930s.
UNIV. PRESS OF FLORIDA
Wild Orchids of the Southeastern United States, North of Peninsular Florida (Dec.; $27.95, cloth $65) by Paul Martin Brown is a comprehensive field guide to orchids of this area.
Simply Greener: 101 Simple Things You Can Do Today to Help Save the Planet (Sept., $9.95) by Jeff Thomas offers practical ways to improve the planet and the first in a series of Simply books.
Secrets of the Coral Reefs: Exploring the Underwater Wonders (Oct., $16.95) by Rick Sammon depicts the activity that a coral reef, and the life it supports, goes through in a 24-hour period.
Utah's Wilderness Areas: The Complete Guide (Oct., $24.95), text by Lynna Howard, photos by Leland Howard, profiles 109 expanses of wilderness and provides detailed trail descriptions and maps.