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Guess What? We Won!

We’re thumping our chests with pride to announce the awards and recognition that Chelsea Green authors have received so far this year. It’s edifying to know that the important work our authors do is being appreciated out in the world. It’s more inspiration for them to keep it up, and for us to keep up the search for the next great activist-writer!

In celebration (and congratulations to our authors), we are putting the following award-nominated and-winning books on sale for 25% off until August 15.

  

2011 NAUTILUS SILVER AWARD WINNER – Joan Gussow

Growing, Older: A Chronicle of Death, Life, and Vegetables

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Michael Pollan calls her one of his food heroes.

Barbara Kingsolver credits her with shaping the history and politics of food in the United States.


Now, the gutsy instigator of the nation’s food fight speaks out on life, love, and aging in a moving memoir about growing older on a changing planet.

Growing, Older begins when Gussow loses her husband of 40 years to cancer and, two weeks later, finds herself skipping down the street—-much to her alarm.

With humor and wit, she explains her new-found sense of liberation after her husband’s illness and death, and shares poignant stories from a life well examined.

 

2011 NAUTILUS GOLD AWARD WINNER – Toby Hemenway

Gaia’s Garden: A Guide to Home-Scale Permaculture 

The first edition of Gaia’s Garden sparked the imaginations of America’s home gardeners, introducing permaculture’s central message: working with Nature, not against her, results in more beautiful, abundant, and forgiving gardens.

As Hemenway demonstrates, it’s fun and easy to create a “backyard ecosystem” by assembling communities of plants that can work cooperatively and perform a variety of functions, including:

  • Building and maintaining soil fertility and structure
  • Catching and conserving water in the landscape
  • Providing habitat for beneficial insects, birds, and animals
  • Growing an edible “forest” that yields seasonal fruits, nuts, and other foods

 

“The world didn’t come with an operating manual, so it’s a good thing that some wise people have from time to time written them. Gaia’s Garden is one of the more important, a book that will be absolutely necessary in the world ahead.”

—-Bill McKibben


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2010 FOREWORD REVIEWS BOOK OF THE YEAR SILVER AWARD WINNER – Bob Cavnar

Disaster on the Horizon: High Stakes, High Risks,

and the Story Behind the Deepwater Well Blowout

WHAT REALLY HAPPENED OUT IN THE GULF? 

 

Disaster on the Horizon delves into the worst oil well accident in US history, which killed eleven men and led to the current environmental and economic catastrophe on the Gulf Coast.

With thirty years of experience in oil and gas operations, insider Bob Cavnar provides a candid, engaging, and chilling look at the industry, its resistance to regulation, and the government concessions that are now putting people and the coastlines in jeopardy.

Cavnar calls out his own industry for ignoring safety improvements and lobbying to end the moratorium on off-shore drilling as quickly as possible.

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2011 WINNER, IACP JANE GRIGSON AWARD – Greg Marley

International Association of Culinary Professionals Jane Grigson Award, & 2011 Finalist, IACP Culinary History Category

Chanterelle Dreams, Amanita Nightmares: 

The Love, Lore, and Mystique of Mushrooms

Throughout history, people have had a complex and confusing relationship with mushrooms. Are fungi food or medicine, beneficial decomposers or deadly “toadstools” ready to kill anyone foolhardy enough to eat them? In fact, there is truth in all these statements.

In Chanterelle Dreams, Amanita Nightmares, author Greg Marley reveals some of the wonders and mysteries of mushrooms, and our conflicting human reactions to them. This fascinating and fresh look at mushrooms—-their natural history, their uses and abuses, their pleasures and dangers—-is a splendid introduction to both fungi and our human fascination with them.

“This book is an enticing invitation into the fungal realm, accessible and a pleasure to read.” —- Sandor Ellix Katz, Author of Wild Fermentation and The Revolution Will Not be Microwaved  

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2010 FOREWORD REVIEWS BOOK OF THE YEAR SILVER AWARD WINNER  – Robert Kuttner

A Presidency in Peril: The Inside Story of Obama’s Promise, 

Wall Street’s Power, and the Struggle to Control our Economic Future 

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Can Barack Obama redeem his presidency?

When Barack Obama took office, he had an unprecedented chance to do what no other recent president could: seize the nation’s financial reins from the corporate elite and return them to the American people. But that is not the way things turned out.

  

In this hard-hitting, incisive account, Kuttner shares his unique, insider view of how the Obama administration not only missed its moment to turn our economy around, but deepened Wall Street’s risky grip on America’s future. More importantly, Kuttner shows how we could—-with swift, decisive action—-still enact real reforms, and how Barack Obama could redeem his promise.  

AMAZON.COM  TOP 10 LIST IN BIOGRAPHIES & MEMOIRS – Edward Hoagland

Best Book of February 2011

Sex and the River Styx 

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Called the best essayist of his time by luminaries such as Philip Roth, John Updike, and Edward Abbey, Edward Hoagland is in a class of his own and brings readers his ultimate collection.

 

Here we meet Hoagland at his best: reflecting on aging, love, and sex in a deeply personal, often surprising way, and bringing us the wonder of wild places, alongside the disparity of losing them—-and always with a twist that brings the genre of nature writing to vastly new heights.

“One of the greatest prose stylists of our time, he is 78, and this is his best book-great God, I am stunned at this accomplishment!” —- Garrison Keillor


Human Scale, Protected Culture, and Donut/Doughnut Day

“What we generally have, in other words, is another example of the state, having taken power into its own hands, sitting on those hands until somebody shoves it off. That minorities are protected as much as they are is due mostly to minorities; that individuals have the opportunities they have is due mostly to individuals; […] Read More

The Metabolic Approach to Cancer Release Party, Make Mead Like a Viking, Alzheimer’s Antidote

Dr. Nasha Winters and Jess Higgins Kelley enjoyed a fantastic book release party and reception at Eolus Bar and Dining and Maria’s Bookshop in Durango, Colorado this week. Here are a few photos from the event (images curtesy of PhotoDivine):   Curious? Want to know more? You can also listen to an interview with the authors […] Read More

Chelsea Green Weekly for May 19, 2017

It’s official: Lean Logic is a beautiful book. The book won the Best in Category distinction at the New England Book Show for the Professional, Non-Illustrated title. The awards recognize stand-out books for design and production. The Chelsea Green team is pretty proud of this particular title as well, and honored to receive this recognition. See the […] Read More

Chelsea Green Weekly for May 12, 2017

Books in the news this week “I tried to draw a picture of humanity thriving in the twenty-first century and — odd though it sounds — it came out looking like a doughnut. The hole in the middle is a place in which people are falling short on life’s essentials, from food and decent housing […] Read More

Chelsea Green Weekly for May 5, 2017

Ever wonder what your favorite Chelsea Green authors do between writing groundbreaking–both literally and figuratively–books? Here are the best links and resources for your weekend reading pleasure. Let’s start with The Alzheimer’s Antidote. The Alzheimer’s Antidote Amy Berger has been making the rounds on the health, wellness, and fitness circuit, explaining the theories behind her revolutionary […] Read More
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