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Natural Consequences:
Intimate Essays for a
Planet in Peril

by Char Miller, Professor of Environmental Analysis and History, Pomona College

In over forty site-specific essays that range from the middle of

the Pacific Ocean to the

author's own backyard in Claremont, California, Natural Consequences: Intimate Essays for a Planet in Peril gives critical historical context to current ecological challenges such as fire, drought, development,

and fracking.

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Tales of the Urban Wild:

A Puma's Journey

By Tiffany Yap DEnv/PhD

Illustrated by Meital Smith

Tales of the Urban Wild follows the life of a young male mountain lion as he struggles

to establish his own territory. Navigating urban regions and wildlands, he confronts many challenging obstacles. The story brings awareness to the impact of humans and climate change — impingement on territory, water shortage, fires — for mountain lions and other wildlife.




Time to Impact:

AI, Big Data, and the Climate Change Crisis

Steven P Brumby PhD

CEO & Co-Founder, Impact Observatory Inc


The third book addresses the applications for Big Data in the study and potential management of climate change.

Natural Consequences
Take This Book for a Hike

Drought and fires, floods and rising tides: These and other climate-driven forces are compelling us to examine our role as inhabitants of our imperiled planet. In over forty vitally important essays and vignettes, Natural Consequences is Char Miller’s literary tour de force that illuminates the historical background of how we got here, what we need to do now, and how we can thrive into the future. 

Endorsements of Natural Consequences

Equal parts charming and unsettling, these are illuminating accounts of the world we inhabit now. And the essays come with lots of good advice, above all: go for a walk. But maybe stick this volume in your back pocket.

– Bill McKibben, author of The Flag, the Cross, and the Station Wagon



Char Miller's Natural Consequences is a marvelous journey across sublime Southern California landscapes with a noble outdoor guide from the Aldo Leopold tradition. With his keen knowledge of Western water policy, forest management, weather patterns, desert ethics, mountain lore and fish hatcheries, Miller educates readers about the conservation challenges his home state faces in the 21st century.
– Douglas Brinkley, Professor of History at Rice University and author of Silent Spring Revolution:  John F. Kennedy, Rachel Carson, Lyndon Johnson, Richard Nixon and the Great Environmental Awakening.

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