The list author says: "If you care about the world and particularly those other species out there that mankind has displaced and is increasingly displacing, books to inspire, books to make you mad, books to make you weap, books to make you smile, books to fuel your rage and help you do something about it as soon as you stop reading and take action.
Sentiment without action is the ruin of the soul. One brave deed is worth a thousand books. —Edward Abbey"
"A story you wont find in the history books, but no one should be allowed to forget. Nobody remembers what the place used to be like... How the world once was, and how we got to where we are today. So you will remember what we are fighting for, and against..."
"It is important to remember what the world used to be like. One of my tenents is that part of the reason people do not stand up and fight for the natural world is that no one remembers what the place used to be like. If we did, we might get the much needed revolution."
"If you don't read anything else, read this... Its easy: comic book... When you are ready to do something. And if you are not, perhaps this will help... Not exactly "nonfiction", but goes to the very heart of the matter!"
"We now face the prospect of a kind of global civil war between those who refuse to consider the consequences of civilization’s relentless advance and those who refuse to be silent partners in the destruction. More and more people of conscience are joining the effort to resist, but the time has come to make this struggle the central organizing principle of world civilizations. — Al Gore"
"The greater part of what my neighbors call good I believe in my soul to be bad, and if I repent of anything, it is very likely to be my good behavior. What demon possessed me that I behaved so well? — H. D. Thoreau"
"The Indomitable Abbey. Whenever I see a photograph of some sportsman grinning over his kill, I am always impressed by the striking moral and esthetic superiority of the dead animal to the live one. —Edward Abbey"