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The Uninhabitable Earth: Life After Warming

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The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History

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Underland: A Deep Time Journey

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The Death and Life of the Great Lakes

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The Invention of Nature: Alexander von Humboldt's New World

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Against the Grain: A Deep History of the Earliest States

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Falter: Has the Human Game Begun to Play Itself Out?

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This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. The Climate

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Losing Earth: A Recent History

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Silent Spring

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The World Without Us

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The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History

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The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals

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