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  • 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 New Northby Laurence Smith

    Profile Books 2011; US$ 13.31

    The New North is a book that turns the world literally upside down. Analysing four key 'megatrends' - population growth and migration, natural resource demand, climate change and globalisation - UCLA professor Larry Smith projects a world that by mid-century will have shifted its political and economic axes radically to the north. The beneficiaries... more...

  • The Switchby Chris Goodall

    Profile Books 2016; US$ 11.98

    How will the world be powered in ten years' time? Not by fossil fuels. Energy experts are all saying the same thing: solar photovoltaics (PV) is our future. Reports from universities, investment banks, international institutions and large investors agree. It's not about whether the switch from fossil fuels to solar power will happen, but when .... more...

  • No Impact Manby Colin Beavan

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2009; US$ 11.20

    A guilty liberal finally snaps, swears off plastic, goes organic, becomes a bicycle nut, turns off his power, and generally becomes a tree-hugging lunatic who tries to save the polar bears and the rest of the planet from environmental catastrophe while dragging his baby daughter and Prada-wearing, Four Seasons?loving wife along for the ride. And that's... 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$ 6.79

    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$ 13.26

    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...