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  • Abundanceby Peter H. Diamandis; Steven Kotler

    Free Press 2012; US$ 17.00

    Providing abundance is humanity?s grandest challenge?this is a book about how we rise to meet it.   We will soon be able to meet and exceed the basic needs of every man, woman and child on the planet. Abundance for all is within our grasp. This bold, contrarian view, backed up by exhaustive research, introduces our near-term future, where exponentially... more...

  • The Ecology of Commerce Revised Editionby Paul Hawken

    HarperCollins 2013; US$ 13.49

    The world has changed in the seventeen years since the controversial initial publication of Paul Hawken's Ecology of Commerce , a stirring treatise about the perceived antagonism between ecology and business. Yet Hawken's impassioned argument?that business both causes the most egregious abuses of the environment and, crucially, holds the most potential... more...

  • The Big Thirstby Charles Fishman

    Free Press 2011; US$ 17.00

    The water coming out of your kitchen tap is four billion years old and might well have been sipped by a Tyrannosaurus rex . Rather than only three states of water?liquid, ice, and vapor?there is a fourth, ?molecular water,? fused into rock 400 miles deep in the Earth, and that?s where most of the planet?s water is found. Unlike most precious resources,... more...

  • The Sixth Extinctionby Elizabeth Kolbert

    Henry Holt and Co. 2014; US$ 16.99

    ONE OF THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW'S 10 BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR 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... more...

  • Sustainabilityby Jeremy L. Caradonna

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 12.99 US$ 11.17

    An engaging primer of the history of the sustainability movement from the 1600s to the present day, illuminating how sustainability evolved from a relatively marginal idea to the centerpiece of international accords, a top priority for governments and non-profit organizations, and a philosophy of hope and resilience with widespread appeal. more...

  • Earthquake Time Bombsby Robert Yeats

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 24.00 US$ 19.68

    Assesses the cities and communities at critical risk of devastating earthquakes, and asks what we can do to protect them. more...

  • Ethical Oilby Ezra Levant

    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...

  • Thirstby Steven Mithen

    Orion 2012; US$ 10.99

    Steven Mithen's unique history of water and society in the ancient world has never been told before and is particularly relevant today in the face of global climate change. The planet faces a 21st-century global water crisis - but to what extent is this really new? Past societies and ancient civilisations have always faced climate change and been... more...

  • Merchants of Doubtby Naomi Oreskes; Erik M. Conway

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2011; US$ 10.99

    The U.S. scientific community has long led the world in research on such areas as public health, environmental science, and issues affecting quality of life. These scientists have produced landmark studies on the dangers of DDT, tobacco smoke, acid rain, and global warming. But at the same time, a small yet potent subset of this community leads the... more...

  • Global Warmingby Chris Spence

    St. Martin's Press 2014; US$ 8.99

    Global warming is the greatest environmental threat facing humanity. From killer heat waves and increasingly violent weather to the spread of pests and vector-borne diseases, global warming has many effects on our lives. While some are positive, most are negative. People fear potentially catastrophic consequences but there is a disturbing lack of... more...