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  • The Skeptical Environmentalistby Bjørn Lomborg

    Cambridge University Press 2001; US$ 32.00

    A controversial, wide ranging and clearly documented survey of the state of the global environment. more...

  • Toxic Communitiesby Dorceta Taylor

    NYU Press 2014; US$ 118.50

    From St. Louis to New Orleans, from Baltimore to Oklahoma City, there are poor and minority neighborhoods so beset by pollution that just living in them can be hazardous to your health. Due to entrenched segregation, zoning ordinances that privilege wealthier communities, or because businesses have found the ‘paths of least resistance,’ there... more...

  • New Perspectives on Environmental Justiceby Rachel Stein; Marcy Knopf Newman; Anne Lucas; Winona LaDuke; Beth Berila; Giovanna Di Chiro; Greta Gaard; Katie Hogan; Valerie Kaalund; Arlene Plevin; Diane-Michele Prindeville; Julie Sze; Nancy Unger; Robert Verchick; Gayle Graham Yates

    Rutgers University Press 2004; US$ 27.95

    Women make up the vast majority of activists and organizers of grassroots movements fighting against environmental ills that threaten poor and people of color communities.  New Perspectives on Environmental Justice is the first collection of essays that pays tribute to the enormous contributions women have made in these endeavors. The writers... more...

  • 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...

  • What Nature Does For Britainby Tony Juniper

    Profile Books 2015; US$ 10.65

    From the peat bogs and woodlands that help to secure our water supply, to the bees and soils that produce most of the food we eat, Britain is rich in 'natural capital'. Yet we take supplies of clean water and secure food for granted, rarely considering the free work nature does for Britain. In fact for years we have damaged the systems that sustain... more...

  • The Denial of Natureby Arne Johan Vetlesen

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 155.00

    A study of the increasingly precarious relationship between humans and nature, this book seeks to go beyond work already contributed to the environmental movement. It does so by highlighting the importance of experiencing, rather than merely theorizing nature, while realizing that such experience is becoming increasingly rare, thus reinforcing the... 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...

  • Environmental Skillby Mark Coeckelbergh

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 140.00

    Today it is widely recognized that we face urgent and serious environmental problems and we know much about them, yet we do very little. What explains this lack of motivation and change? Why is it so hard to change our lives? This book addresses this question by means of a philosophical inquiry into the conditions of possibility for environmental... more...