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- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2013; US$ 29.99
The first Earth Day is the most famous little-known event in modern American history. Because we still pay ritual homage to the planet every April 22, everyone knows something about Earth Day. Some people may also know that Earth Day 1970 made the environmental movement a major force in American political life. But no one has told the whole story... more...
- Picador 2009; US$ 15.99
This Independence Day edition of Hot, Flat, and Crowded 2.0 includes an an exclusive preview of That Used to Be Us : How America Fell Behind in the World It Invented and How We Can Come Back , by Thomas L. Friedman and Michael Mandelbaum, on sale September 5th, 2011. A New York Times Book Review Notable Book of the Year A Washington... more...
- Timber Press 2010; US$ 23.95
Biotechnology ? the future or a genetic time bomb? Renewable fuels ? the key to cleaner air or just corporate welfare? Greenhouse gasses ? baking the earth to death or just a needless worry? Plant patents ? improving gardens and farms or just profiteering? When you stop to think about it, the government has its hand in every important environmental... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 130.00
Natural disasters in recent years have brought the study of disaster resiliency to the forefront. The importance of community preparedness and sustainability has been underscored by such calamities as Hurricane Katrina in 2005 and the Japanese tsunami in 2011. Natural disasters will inevitably continue to occur, but by understanding the concept of... more...
- Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2012; US$ 50.00
This report addresses multilevel governance challenges in water policy in the Latin American and the Caribbean (LAC) and identifies good practices for co-ordinating water across ministries, between levels of government, and across local and regional actors. Based on the OECD Multilevel Governance Framework and a survey on water governance, the... more...
- Edward Elgar Publishing 2013;
European governance has witnessed dramatic changes in recent decades. By assessing the use of 'new' environmental policy instruments in European Union countries including the United Kingdom, Germany, the Netherlands and Austria, this timely book analyses whether traditional forms of top-down government have given way to less hierarchical governance... more...
- International Development Research Centre 2004; US$ 20.00
The book was written for three different purposes: (i) better understand the types of powers assigned to municipalities to this day, (ii) better understand the increasingly important role played by municipalities in forest management, (iii) analyze the opportunities that were created and the challenges faced by the decentralization processes in the... more...
- Seven Stories Press 2013; US$ 13.95
?There are two problems for our species? survival?nuclear war and environmental catastrophe, ? says Noam Chomsky in this new book on the two existential threats of our time and their points of intersection since World War II. While a nuclear strike would require action, environmental catastrophe is partially defined by willful inaction in response... more...
- Scribner 2010; US$ 26.00
In Green Gone Wrong environmental writer Heather Rogers blasts through the marketing buzz of big corporations and asks a simple question: Do today?s much-touted "green" products?carbon offsets, organic food, biofuels, and eco-friendly cars and homes?really work? Implicit in efforts to go green is the promise that global warming can be stopped by... more...
- Melville House 2013; US$ 26.00
In the spirit of Dr. Strangelove and The Atomic Café , a blackly sardonic people?s history of atomic blunders and near-misses revealing the hushed-up and forgotten episodes in which the great powers gambled with catastrophe Rudolph Herzog, the acclaimed author of Dead Funny , presents a devastating account of history?s most irresponsible uses... more...