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- Henry Holt and Co. 2014; US$ 28.99
A major book about the future of the world, blending intellectual and natural history and field reporting into a powerful account of the mass extinction unfolding before our eyes Over the last half a billion years, there have been five mass extinctions, when the diversity of life on earth suddenly and dramatically contracted. Scientists around... more...
- Henry Holt and Co. 2010; US$ 15.99
"Read it, please. Straight through to the end. Whatever else you were planning to do next, nothing could be more important." ?Barbara Kingsolver Twenty years ago, with The End of Nature , Bill McKibben offered one of the earliest warnings about global warming. Those warnings went mostly unheeded; now, he insists, we need to acknowledge that we've... more...
- Random House 2011; US$ 17.46
Like Jared Diamond's Guns, Germs and Steel , Clive Ponting's book studies the relationship between the environment and human history. It examines world civilisations from Sumeria to ancient Egypt, from Easter Island to the Roman Empire and it argues that human beings have repeatedly built societies that have grown and prospered by exploiting the... more...
- Picador 2009; US$ 16.99
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...
- McClelland & Stewart 2010; US$ 17.95
Canada's "no. 1 defender of freedom of speech" and the bestselling author of Shakedown makes the timely and provocative case that when it comes to oil, ethics matter just as much as the economy and the environment . In 2009, Ezra Levant's bestselling book Shakedown revealed the corruption of Canada's human rights commissions and was declared... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2009; Not Available
Thomas L. Friedman's phenomenal number-one bestseller The World is Flat has helped millions of readers see the world in a new way. In this essential new book, Friedman takes a fresh and provocative look at two of the biggest challenges we face today: the global environmental crisis and America's surprising loss of focus and national purpose since... more...
- Scorpio Verlag 2011; US$ 15.16
Hauptbeschreibung Checkliste 2012 ist ein Handbuch der besonderen Art. Klar, übersichtlich und für jeden nachvollziehbar schildert der Biophysiker Dieter Broers, welche Ereignisse uns 2012 erwarten - und wie wir uns darauf vorbereiten können. Denn nicht nur Naturkatastrophen und weltweite Stromausfälle werden sich 2012 ereignen. Alles spricht dafür,... more...
- HarperCollins 2010; Not Available
From Heidi Cullen, one of America?s foremost experts on weather and climate change and a senior research scientist with Climate Central, comes The Weather of the Future , a fascinating and provocative book that predicts what different parts of the world will look like in the year 2050 if current levels of carbon emissions are maintained. more...
- Random House 2014; US$ 29.10
Maybe it was a viral pandemic, or an asteroid strike, or perhaps nuclear war. Whatever the cause, the world as we know it has ended and you and the other survivors must start again. What key knowledge would you need to start rebuilding civilisation from scratch? Once you've scavenged what you can, how do you begin producing the essentials?... more...