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Preliminary announcements of titles now under contract. (Information may change.)


Homegrown: Stories from the Farm

Homegrown: Stories from the Farm

   Thanks to voices like those of nationally known authors Michael Pollan, Eric Schlosser, and Barbara Kingsolver, along with film producers Robert Kenner and Curt Ellis, among others, consciousness of the food we eat, where it comes from, what has been done to it, and what it does to us is growing.
   Granville, Ohio, journalist, writer, educator, business owner, Evelyn Frolking, has written a new book which puts a "pin on the map" to look at a small section of the country where the food movement comes to life through the voices of those who are growing and producing real food, the farmers. Issues like distribution, seasonal expansion, capital investment, land ownership, labor, and many others are revealed through the voices of these ordinary people who find themselves caught up in a movement they don't necessarily realize they had a part in starting, but one they embrace.
   The book consists of a collection of six stories of ordinary people doing extraordinary things within a lively growing local food movement in Ohio. Evelyn explores why they do it: what drives them to farm in a culture that, until recently, has almost totally dismissed them as little more than hobbyists, or worse.  And are they making a difference to their communities and themselves, each in their own personal way and collectively as a growing constituency? This is the overarching story told against the backdrop of the efficient, but flawed, industrial food business that is proving itself unethical, unhealthful, and unsustainable.

The book will be available in softcover.

In Production!

The Companion Guide to Trackards for North American Mammals

Companion Guide to Trackards for North American Mammals

This book, combined with Trackards for North American Mammals, is a track and sign identification system designed for successful field use. The Companion Guide contains information for interpreting the images on the cards, as well as additional illustrations, most of which are also life-size.

The book will be available in softcover bindings.

Now accepting orders!



Groundwater for the 21st Century

Groundwater for the 21st Century

A Primer for Citizens of Planet Earth

Groundwater constitutes 98 percent of the liquid fresh water on Earth! Without an adequate supply of such water, life as we know it would cease to exist. Yet in nations around the world, groundwater resources, many of them nonrenewable, continue to be depleted, contaminated, squandered, and ignored.

Groundwater for the 21st Century by John A. Conners is intended to be a useful and authoratative source of solid information for anyone interested in understanding groundwater. The book includes a thorough--yet accessible--introduction to groundwater science and a concise overview of groundwater resources, their importance, status, and management in today's world, and is the only book which covers basic groundwater science and resource issues in a manner amenable to the average person.

Groundwater for the 21st Century provides up-to-date information on many vital topics which are neglected or skimmed over in other books on groundwater. The many vital relationships between groundwater and surface conditions are examined in detail. This necessary elementary background science is necessary to provide an emphasis on developing strong qualitative understanding of groundwater and its importance in today's world, including a global perspective. Strongly emphasized is the current status of groundwater resources as billions of people are dependent upon understanding its influences on food production, energy, climate change, population growth, and other important issues.


The book will be available in both hard- and softcover bindings.

NOW IN PRODUCTION! To be released late-Fall 2012 / early-Winter 2013.


Gullah and Geechee People

Gullah and Geechee

The Long Journey from 17th-Century Africa to 21st-Century America

Gullah and Geechee by Cynthia Porcher provides a broad history of these people of the Lowcountry from late 17th century Africa to 21st century America. Whenever possible, the author includes personal accounts of oral histories given to her during her research. The book is a synopsis of this rich cultural history that will be a valued resource for communities, a tool for preservation and fundraising, a source of pride for Gullah/Geechee people, a textbook for students, and can be read and enjoyed by everyone. The book will be available in both hard- and softcover bindings.

NOW IN PRODUCTION! To be released Summer 2013.

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