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  • 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...

  • The Sixth Waveby Bianca Nogrady; James Bradfield Moody

    Random House Australia 2010; US$ 13.08

    How to succeed in a resource limited world. Making predictions about the future is a dangerous game, particularly when that future has never looked more uncertain. Natural resources are dwindling and we are wasting the resources we do have at an unparalleled rate. Climate change threatens our way of life and digital technology is advancing at such... more...

  • A New Green History Of The Worldby Clive Ponting

    Random House 2011; US$ 19.18

    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...

  • What Has Nature Ever Done For Us?by Tony Juniper

    Profile Books 2013; US$ 13.31

    From Indian vultures to Chinese bees, Nature provides the 'natural services' that keep the economy going. From the recycling miracles in the soil; an army of predators ridding us of unwanted pests; an abundance of life creating a genetic codebook that underpins our food, pharmaceutical industries and much more, it has been estimated that these and... more...

  • This Changes Everythingby Naomi Klein

    Penguin Books Ltd 2014; US$ 14.38

    Naomi Klein, author of the #1 international bestsellers, The Shock Doctrine and No Logo , returns with This Changes Everything, a must-read on how the climate crisis needs to spur transformational political change We seem to have given up on any serious effort to prevent catastrophic climate change. Despite mounting scientific evidence, denialism... more...

  • Crossing the Energy Divideby Robert U. Ayres; Edward H. Ayres

    Pearson Education 2009; US$ 29.99

    If we continue our highly inefficient, dangerous energy usage, we?re headed for both economic and environmental catastrophe. However, the hard truth is that alternative fuels can?t fully replace fossil fuels for decades. What?s more, new research indicates that energy inefficiencies are retarding economic growth even more than most experts ever realized.... 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...

  • Hot, Flat, and Crowdedby Thomas L. Friedman

    Penguin Books Ltd 2009; US$ 20.78

    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...

  • Thirstby Steven Mithen

    Orion 2012; Not Available

    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... more...

  • Checkliste 2012by Dieter Broers

    Scorpio Verlag 2011; US$ 12.40

    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, dass rund um dieses... more...