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  • Climate Change and Global Sustainabilityby Akimassa Sumi; Nobuo Mimura; Toshihiko Masui

    United Nations University Press 2011; Not Available

    Climate change owing to global warming is a paramount concern for society in the twenty-first century, and it is not an issue that can be solved by individual academic or scientific disciplines working in isolation. Because climate change involves a wide range of interlinked problems, solutions must be pursued in an interdisciplinary manner. This book... more...

  • Supercontinentby Ted Nield

    Granta Publications 2012; US$ 11.99

    The shifting continents of the Earth are heading for inevitable collision: 250 million years from now, all the land masses on this planet will come together in a single, gigantic supercontinent which no human is ever likely to see. That future supercontinent will not be the first to form on Earth, nor will it be the last. Each cycle lasts half a billion... more...

  • Island on Fireby Alexandra Witze; Jeff Kanipe

    Profile Books 2014; US$ 14.65

    The eruption of Laki is one of history's great untold natural disasters. The eruption, spewing out a poisionous fog, lasted for eight months, but its effects lingered across Europe for years, causing the death of people as far away as the Nile, and creating famine that may have triggered the French revolution. Island on Fire is the story not only... more...

  • Geology of the Alpsby O. Adrian Pfiffner

    Wiley 2014; US$ 140.50

    The Alps, with their outstanding outcrop conditions, represent a superb natural laboratory for many geological processes, and have played a crucial role in the history of geology. This book gives an up-to-date and holistic overview of the key aspects of Alpine geology. After a brief presentation of the plate tectonic framework, the rock suites are... more...

  • On the Other Side of Sorrowby James Hunter

    Birlinn 2014; US$ 13.11

    A magnificent combination of political passion, scholarship, literary sensitivity . . . and hopefulness? Robert Macfarlane A wonderful and ambitious book? Shetland Times Caring for the environment, developing rural communities and ensuring the survival of minority cultures are all laudable objectives, but they can conflict, and nowhere more... more...

  • Accounting for Biodiversityby Michael Jones

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 53.95

    ?Biodiversity? at its simplest, refers to the variety of species inhabiting Planet Earth. It is essential to the well-being of the planet. There is now a scientific consensus around the current ongoing crisis in biodiversity arising from both climate change and human activities. Experts believe we are in the middle of a mass extinction of biodiversity... more...

  • A Message from Marthaby Mark Avery

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2014; US$ 19.99

    September 1st, 2014 marked the centenary of one of the best-documented extinctions in history ? the demise of the Passenger Pigeon. From being the commonest bird on the planet 50 years earlier, the species became extinct on that fateful day, with the death in Cincinnati Zoo of Martha ? the last of her kind. This book tells the tale of the Passenger... more...

  • Choosing a Futureby A. Grear; C. Gearty

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2014; US$ 40.00

    The issue is no longer whether climate change is happening; it is rather what we should now be doing about it. Drawing together key thinkers and policy experts, this unique volume - also a Special Issue of the Journal of Human Rights and the Environment - engages with the human dimensions of climate change, offering a timely intervention into contemporary... more...

  • Urban Forests, Trees, and Greenspaceby L. Anders Sandberg; Adrina Bardekjian; Sadia Butt

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00

    Urban forests, trees and greenspace are critical in contemporary planning and development of the city. Their study is not only a question of the growth and conservation of green spaces, but also has social, cultural and psychological dimensions. This book brings a perspective of political ecology to the complexities of urban trees and forests through... more...

  • The Real Cost of Frackingby Michelle Bamberger; Robert Oswald; Sandra Steingraber

    Beacon Press 2014; US$ 26.95

    A pharmacologist and a veterinarian pull back the curtain on the human and animal health effects of hydraulic fracturing, or ?fracking? Across the country, fracking?the extraction of natural gas by hydraulic fracturing?is being touted as the nation?s answer to energy independence and a fix for a flagging economy. Drilling companies assure us... more...