Worldchanging: A User's Guide for the 21st Century (Apr., $19.95 paper), edited by Alex Steffen, designed by Sagmeister Inc., presents information, resources, reviews and ideas that give readers access to the tools needed to build a better future.
Green Jobs: A Guide to Eco-Friendly Employment (Apr., $12.95 paper) by K.C. Golden et al. profiles numerous positions that offer financial stability and peace of mind for green-collar workers.
Greasy Rider: Two Dudes, One Fast-Food—Fueled Mercedes, and a Cross-Country Trip in Search of Greener Pastures (Oct., $15.95 paper) by Greg Melville. The author and a college buddy traverse the country—without using any fossil fuel—to investigate what's being done to preserve the planet. Ad/promo. 10-city author tour.
Your Eco-Friendly Home: Buying, Building, or Remodeling Green (Oct., $TBA paper) by Sid Davis advises readers on how to create a home that meets green standards.
The Little Book of Living Green (Oct. $5.99 paper) provides simple ways to help care for your surroundings from the comfort of your own home.
Get Clean: Green Living for You, Your Home, and Your World (Sept. $19.95) by Sloan Barnetttells how to alter homes and guard loved ones from harmful everyday household items.
Big Green Purse: Use Your Spending Power to Create a Cleaner, Greener World (Feb., $17.95 paper) by Diane MacEachern argues that the best way to fight the industries that pollute the planet is to mobilize the most powerful consumer force in the world: women.
Go Green, Live Rich: 50 Simple Ways to Save the Earth and Get Rich Trying (Apr., $14.95 paper) by David Bach with Hillary Rosner offers tips on how to give in ways that reward the giver, too. 200,000 first printing.
Biking to Work by Rory McMullan and Greening Your Office: From Cupboard to Corporation—An A—Z Guide (Jan., $7.95 each paper) by Jon Clift and Amanda Cuthbert are the newest titles in the Chelsea Green Guides series.
Simply Organic: A Cookbook for Sustainable, Seasonal, and Local Ingredients (Mar., $24.95 paper) by Jesse Ziff Cool encourages home cooks to embrace organics as a lifestyle rather than a fad; includes 150 recipes.
Eco Dog: Healthy Living for Your Pet (Apr. $16.95 paper) by Corbett Marshall and Jim Deskevich. This guide to nontoxic and planet-friendly dog care delivers information on the dangers of certain products and offers all-natural alternatives.
Gorgeously Green: 5 Simple Steps to an Earth-Friendly Life (Apr., $16.95 paper) by Sophie Uliano provides information on healthy products and lifestyle choices for chic women.
Cool Springs Press
The Green Gardener's Guide (Feb., $16.95 paper) by Joe Lamp'l suggests practical tips for conserving resources, promoting healthy and safe plant growth, and preventing unnecessary damage to the earth.
Hey Mr. Green:SierraMagazine's Answer Guy Tackles Your Toughest Green Living Questions (Apr., $14.95 paper) by Bob Schildgen. Authoritative, up-to-the-minute responses with a refreshing dose of common sense.
Green-up Your Cleanup (Mar., $16.95 paper) by Jill Potvin Schoff explains how to replace toxic household cleaners with natural solutions. 50,000 first printing.
The Plot to Save the Planet: How Serious Money, Visionary Entrepreneurs, and Corporate Titans Are Creating Real Solutions (June, $25.95) by Brian Dumaine.
Green Baby (June, $18) by Susannah Marriott, consulting editor Lawrence Rosen, M.D., identifies key ecological issues and provides practical advice on how to reduce a baby's environmental impact, from the transportation parents use to the diapers they choose.
The Necessary Revolution: How Individuals and Organizations Are Working Together to Create a Sustainable World (June, $29.95) by Peter Senge et al. reveals how corporations are finding solutions that ensure long-term survival and real-time success today.
Healthy Child Healthy World: Creating a Cleaner, Greener, Safer Home (Apr., $24.95) by Christopher Gavigan features essays from experts and notable parents.
Earth Aware Editions
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Grand Canyon: A River at Risk (Mar., $45) by Wade Davis, photos by Chris Rainier. Robert F. Kennedy's rafting adventure down the Colorado illuminates the challenges and opportunities that exist for conserving and restoring the world's watersheds.
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The Climate: Science and Impacts (June, $48.95 paper) by John Gould and John Church explains the climate system and the processes that govern climate variability.
Green House: Eco-Friendly Disposal and Recycling at Home (June, $9.95 paper) by Norm Crampton suggests tips for recycling a variety of household items. Ad/promo. Author tour.
Farrar, Straus & Giroux
Green Is the New Red, White, and Blue (Aug., $24) by Thomas L. Friedman suggests resolutions for the crises of destabilizing climate change and rising competition for energy.
Green Travel: The World's Best Eco-Lodges & Earth-Friendly Hotels (Apr., $21.95 paper) by Fodor's.
Going Green: A Wise Consumer's Guide to a Shrinking Planet (May, $19.95 paper) by Sally and Sadie Kneidel suggests effective ways to reduce carbon footprints in diet, housing, clothing and transportation.
Go Green: A Guide to Building an Earth-Friendly Community (Mar., $12.95 paper) by Nancy H. Taylor offers case studies for individuals, schools, hospitals, businesses and communities.
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Using Natural Finishes: A Step-by-Step Guide (May, $40 paper) by Adam Weisman and Katy Bryce addresses the environmental and practical benefits of natural plasters and paints.
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A Passion for This Earth: (Apr., $20 paper), edited by Michelle Benjamin, collects 20 essays by journalists, writers, scientists and environmentalists, including Rick Bass, Thomas Berger, Paul Hawken and Richard Mabey.
The Hot Topic: What We Can Do About Global Warming(Apr., $13 paper) by Gabrielle Walker and Sir David King addresses the problems of climate change.
You Are Here: The Surprising Link Between What We Do and What That Does to the Planet (Oct., $25.95) by Thomas M. Kostigen articulates how we as individuals are connected to the most tenuous geography on the planet.
Harvard Business School Press
Climate Change: What's Your Business Strategy? (May, $18) by Andrew Hoffman and John Woody combines business strategy and environmental issues into a succinct memo designed to help managers.
The Green Beauty Guide: Your Essential Resource to Organic and Natural Skin Care, Hair Care, Makeup, and Fragrances (Oct., $16.95 paper) by Julie Gabriel. British nutritionist Gabriel presents a comprehensive collection of organic beauty products and skin-care recipe ideas.
Hill and Wang
Fixing Climate: What Past Climate Changes Reveal About the Current Threat—and How to Counter It (Apr., $25) by Wallace S. Broecker and Robert Kunzig considers the causes of global warming and calls for new remedies.
Hodder & Stoughton
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Green Is the New Black: How to Change the World with Style (June, $24.95 paper) by Tamsin Blanchard explains the principles of ethical fashion—from why it matters to how to do it—and shows women how to salve their desire as well as their conscience.
50 Simple Things You Can Do to Save the Earth (Apr., $12.95 paper) by John Javna, Sophie Javna and Jesse Javna offers pragmatic actions for people to live a greener life every day.
Inner Traditions/Bear & Co.
Original Instructions: Indigenous Teachings for a Sustainable Future (Jan., $18 paper), edited by Melissa Nelson, collects presentations from the annual Bioneers Conference, a meeting of environmentalists.
State of the Wild 2008—2009: A Global Portrait of Wildlife, Wildlands, and Oceans (Mar.; $29.95, cloth $60) by the Wildlife Conservation Society gathers international experts and writers to discuss emerging issues.
The Go Green East Harlem Cookbook (Jan., $17.95), edited by Scott M. Stringer, compiles recipes designed to combat the high rates of obesity and diabetes found in low-income urban areas.
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First Steps: Conserving Our Environment (Apr., $50) by Joe Zammit Lucia speaks to the major environmental and conservation challenges facing our world today.
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Energy Keepers Energy Killers: The New Civil Rights Battle (Feb., $15 paper) by Roy Inniss analyzes the politics of energy and the ways public policies can affect the civil rights of all Americans.
Green Babies, Sage Moms: The Ultimate Guide to Raising Your Organic Baby (Jan., $14 paper) by Lynda Fassa. The founder of Green Babies Organic Cotton advises new moms on raising a green family simply and inexpensively.
Six Degrees: Our Future on a Hotter Planet (Jan., $26) by Mark Lynas explains the processes and effects of global warming, drawing on the latest research to show that current climate change is a new and different challenge.
Earth: The Biography (Apr., $35) by Iain Steward explores the Earth's workings and the powerful forces that maintain it.
Earth: The Sequel—The Race to Reinvent Energy and Stop Global Warming (Mar., $24.95) by Fred Krupp and Miriam Horn profiles innovators and investors who champion the harnessing of market forces for environmental ends. 9-city author tour.
An Appeal to Reason: A Cool Look at Global Warming (May, $19.95) by Nigel Lawson looks behind the headlines and offers an argument in favor of a fully formed view of global warming and against hysterical environmentalism.
Green (July, $15.95 paper) by Jane Hoffman and Michael Hoffman. These experts in the politics and economics of renewable energy present a comprehensive guide.
A New Green History of the World (Jan., $16 paper) by Clive Pointing reveals how overexpansion and the exhaustion of available natural resources have played key roles in the collapse of all great cultures.
Green, Greener, Greenest: A Practical Guide to Making Eco-Smart Choices a Part of Your Life (Mar., $14.95 paper) by Lori Bongiorno enables readers to go green according to their budget, lifestyle or level of commitment.
Living Like Ed: A Guide to the Eco-Friendly Life (Feb., $18 paper) by Ed Begley Jr. The author shares his eco-experiences and offers advice on what works and what will save readers money.
thepurplebook Green: An Eco-Friendly Shopping Guide (Jan., $11.95 paper) by Hillary Mendelsohn and Ian Anderson focuses on the Web's finest eco-friendly stores—those that reward environmental awareness with products designed with the planet in mind.
Poisoned Profits: The Toxic Assault on Our Children (Aug., $26) by Philip and Alice Shabecoff exposes how corporate America is poisoning children with toxic chemicals.
Black and Decker: The Complete Guide to the Green Home: The Good Citizen's Guide to Earth-friendly Remodeling & Home Maintenance (May, $24.95 paper) by Phillip Schmidt.
The Path to Survival (Apr., $23.95 paper) by Al Gore addresses the complex issue of climate crisis and how it might be resolved. 500,000 first printing.
Easy Green Living: The Ultimate Guide to Simple Eco-Friendly Choices for You and Your Home (Apr., $25 paper) by Renée Loux suggests using nontoxic, environmentally safe products to enhance personal and planetary health.
Green Housekeeping (Jan., $16 paper) by Ellen Sandbeck provides a guide to every aspect of creating and maintaining a nontoxic home.
Mindfully Green: A Guide to Whole-Earth Thinking (Nov., $12.95) by Stephanie Kaza encourages environmental conservation and activism.
Simon & Schuster
Growing Up Green: Baby and Child Care—Volume 2 of the Green This! Series (Apr., $15.95) by Deirdre Imus provides advice on raising a healthy child in the Earth's toxic environment.
Green Chic: Saving the Earth in Style (Mar., $12.95 paper) by Christie Matheson claims that maintaining a chic lifestyle and saving the planet aren't mutually exclusive.
The Toxic Consumer: Living Healthy in a Hazardous World (Apr., $12.95) by Karen Ashton and Elizabeth Salter-Green breaks down noxious substances and explains the threats each poses.
Simple Prosperity: Finding Real Wealth in a Sustainable Lifestyle (Jan., $14.95 paper) by David Wann tells how to recapture a more abundant existence by discarding the material baggage associated with today's consumer-driven world.
The Eco Chick Guide to Life: How to Be Fabulously Green (Aug., $16.95 paper) by Starre Vartan offers tips to young women on reducing one's carbon footprint while still being fashionable.
Green from the Ground Up: Sustainable, Healthy and Energy-Efficient Home Construction (Apr., $24.95 paper) by David Johnston and Scott Gibson clarifies definitions of green and sustainable, and guides builders and architects through the process of new or remodeling construction; includes 300 color photos and 60 illustrations.
Ten Speed Press
Alt Fiber: 25 Projects for Knitting Green with Bamboo, Soy, Hemp, and More (Sept., $19.95 paper) by Shannon Okey discusses the many environmentally friendly fibers crafters can choose.
Three Rivers Press
Plenty: Eating Locally on the 100-Miles Diet (Apr., $13.95 paper) by Alisa Smith and J.B. MacKinnon chronicles the year during which the authors ate only food produced within 100 miles of their home.
The Northwest Green Home Primer (Apr., $24.95 paper) by Kathleen O'Brien and Kathleen Smith offers strategies for building, remodeling or maintaining a home that is comfortable as well as healthy, money- and time-saving and kind to the planet.
Two Bridges Press
Green Traveler Guides Hawai'i (June, $17.95 paper) by Gary and Peggy Diedrichs launches a new series filled with tips on finding green inns and b&bs, green restaurants, green fun and green shopping.
Diet for a Warming Planet: A 7-Step Eating Plan to Fight Global Warming (Mar., $14.95 paper) by Marissa Cloutier and Jennifer Boyd identifies the U.S. diet as the leading cause of global warming.
Univ. of Chicago Press
Global Fever: How to Treat Climate Change (Apr., $22.50) by William H. Calvin delivers a stark warning and an ambitious blueprint for saving the planet.
Univ. of Nebraska Press
Crisis and Opportunity: Sustainability in American Architecture (May, $18.95 paper) by John E. Ikerd outlines the consequences of agricultural industrialization and details methods that can restore economic viability and ecological soundness.
Farewell, My Subaru: An Epic Adventure in Local Living (Mar., $24) by Doug Fine. On his road trip of ecological self-discovery, Fine finds out what Kermit already knows: it's not easy being green.
Rubbish! Reuse Your Refuse (Mar., $19.99 paper) by Kate Shoup addresses the reuse of ephemera, everyday objects, antiques and even trash as the basis for new handmade items.
Green Living for Dummies (Mar., $19.99 paper) by Liz Barclay and Michael Grosvenor focuses on realistic ways to make a positive impact.
Yale Univ. Press
The Bridge at the End of the World: Capitalism, the Environment, and Crossing from Crisis to Sustainability (Mar., $28) by James Gustave Speth presents a plan to change the destructive world economy before it is too late.