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  • The Sixth Extinctionby Elizabeth Kolbert

    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...

  • 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...

  • Global Catastrophesby Bill McGuire

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 7.99

    Life on earth will come to an end. It's just a matter of when. In this Very Short Introduction, Bill McGuire explores the many potential catastrophes facing our planet and our species in the future, and looks at both the probability of these events happening and our chances of survival. From the likely consequences of global warming to the inevitable... 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; 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...

  • 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 particulary relevant today in the face of global climate change. more...

  • Checkliste 2012by Dieter Broers

    Scorpio Verlag 2011; US$ 14.85

    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...

  • The Weather of the Futureby Heidi Cullen

    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...

  • Bug Outby Scott B. Williams

    Ulysses Press 2010; US$ 15.95

    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...

  • Big Miracleby Tom Rose

    St. Martin's Press 2011; US$ 22.99

    Now a major motion picture starring Drew Barrymore, Ted Danson, Kristen Bell, Tim Blake Nelson, John Krasinski, and Vinessa Shaw?an account of the dramatic rescue of three gray whales trapped under the ice in Alaska in 1988. Set in Cold War?era 1988,  Big Miracle  tells the real story behind the remarkable, bizarre, and oftentimes uproarious event... more...