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  • The Unthinkableby Amanda Ripley

    Potter/TenSpeed/Harmony 2008; US$ 15.00

    It lurks in the corner of our imagination, almost beyond our ability to see it: the possibility that a tear in the fabric of life could open up without warning, upending a house, a skyscraper, or a civilization. Today, nine out of ten Americans live in places at significant risk of earthquakes, hurricanes, tornadoes, terrorism, or other disasters.... more...

  • Waterby Steven Solomon

    HarperCollins 2010; US$ 13.49

    ?I read this wide-ranging and thoughtful book while sitting on the banks of the Ganges near Varanasi?it's a river already badly polluted, and now threatened by the melting of the loss of the glaciers at its source to global warming. Four hundred million people depend on it, and there's no backup plan. As Steven Solomon makes clear, the same is true... more...

  • The Science and Politics of Global Climate Changeby Andrew Dessler; Edward A. Parson

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 44.00 US$ 36.08

    This second edition of an acclaimed book provides an up-to-date, integrated overview of climate change issues - science, technology, economics, policy, and politics. 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...

  • Bug Outby Scott B. Williams

    Ulysses Press 2010; US$ 9.99

    WARNING SIRENS ARE BLARING. YOU HAVE 15 MINUTES TO EVACUATE. WHAT WILL YOU DO? Cataclysmic events strike sleepy towns and major cities every year. Residents face escaping quickly or perishing in rising waters, raging fires or other life-threatening conditions. By the time the evacuation starts, it's already too late. Being prepared makes the difference... more...

  • Sleeping Naked Is Greenby Vanessa Farquharson

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2014; US$ 12.91

    No one likes listening to smug hippies bragging about how they don?t use toilet paper, or worse yet, lecturing about the evils of plastic bags and SUVs. But most of us do want to lessen our ecological footprint.With this in mind, Farquharson takes on the intense personal challenge of making one green change to her lifestyle every single day for a... more...

  • A Good Forest for Dyingby Patrick Beach

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2004; US$ 24.95

    Early on a September morning in 1998, David ?Gypsy? Chain and eight fellow Earth First! activists went into the redwood forests of Scotia, California. Their loosely organized plan to protest the destruction caused by the logging industry almost immediately turned farcically tragic. A. E. Ammons, a logger for Pacific Lumber, confronted the group, threatening... more...