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Dolphins and Tigers and Bears! Oh, My!

Author-explorer Sy Montgomery (Spell of the Tiger, Search for the Golden Moon Bear) has been described by some as the Indiana Jones of the animal kingdom. And, bonus, she isn’t even afraid of snakes—in fact, she once spent some time in a pit with 18,000 of the slithering critters and walked away none the worse for wear. Take that, Henry Jones, Jr.!

In this interview with Lionel—of The Lionel Show, natch—Sy talks about some of her favorite fierce jungle creatures—like the 800 species of tarantula that can taste things with their feet—and reveals how she ended up in a situation where she was undressed by an orangutan. Wild stuff!

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What’s a Carbon Sink?

World leaders met in Marrakech this month as part of COP22, to discuss the next steps to reducing global climate emissions. One of the solutions being discussed is carbon farming. Author Eric Toensmeier participated in COP22, in part, because he literally wrote a book on it. First off – what is carbon farming? It’s a […] Read More

The Seven-Point Protocol for a Lean Economy

In the future, what will our local economies look like? How will they function if there is little, to no, state or national support? The late David Fleming envisioned a post-capitalistic society that we could call “deep local” — in which all needs are met at the local level — from income to social capital […] Read More

Happy Holidays from Chelsea Green Publishing!

Today we kick off our Holiday Sale — with 35% off every purchase at our online bookstore. Simply use the code CGS16 at checkout from now until the end of the year. Along with this great discount, we are offering free shipping on any order over $100*. Are there homesteaders or organic gardeners on your […] Read More

Sex, Violence, and Figs

They are trees of life and trees of knowledge. They are the fig trees. Fig trees fed our pre-human ancestors, influenced diverse cultures and played key roles in the dawn of civilization. They feature in every major religion, starring alongside Adam and Eve, Krishna and Buddha, Jesus and Muhammad. This is no coincidence – fig […] Read More

10 Fascinating Fig Facts

“As our planet’s climate changes and reminds us that nature really does matter, the story [of fig trees] has important lessons for us all.” –Mike Shanahan In short, fig trees are awesome. They have been around for 80 million years and during that time they have shaped our world and impacted humanity in profound but […] Read More
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