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  • Biomimicryby Janine M. Benyus

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.99

    This profound and accessible book details how science is studying nature?s best ideas to solve our toughest 21st-century problems. If chaos theory transformed our view of the universe, biomimicry is transforming our life on Earth. Biomimicry is innovation inspired by nature ? taking advantage of evolution?s 3.8 billion years of R&D since the first... more...

  • 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...

  • Beyond Growthby Herman E. Daly

    Beacon Press 2014; US$ 27.50

    --Utne Reader "Considered by most to be the dean of ecological economics, Herman E. Daly elegantly topples many shibboleths in  Beyond Growth.  Daly challenges the conventional notion that growth is always good, and he bucks environmentalist orthodoxy, arguing that the current focus on 'sustainable development' is misguided and that the phrase... more...

  • Broca's Brainby Carl Sagan

    Random House Publishing Group 2011; US$ 7.99

    Carl Sagan, writer and scientist, returns from the frontier to tell us about how the world works. In his delightfully down-to-earth style, he explores and explains a mind-boggling future of intelligent robots, extraterrestrial life and its consquences, and other provocative, fascinating quandries of the future that we want to see today. From the... more...

  • 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...

  • Agroecologyby Stephen R. Gliessman

    CRC Press 2014; US$ 79.95

    Agroecology is a science, a productive practice, and part of a social movement that is at the forefront of transforming food systems to sustainability. Building upon the ecological foundation of the agroecosystem, Agroecology: The Ecology of Sustainable Food Systems, Third Edition provides the essential foundation for understanding sustainability... more...

  • Planting Wetlands and Damsby Nick Romanowski

    Landlinks Press 2009; US$ 54.95

    A step-by-step, plain language guide to the creation of conditions in which wetland plants will thrive. more...

  • Cradle to Cradleby Michael Braungart; William McDonough

    Random House 2009; US$ 12.68

    'Reduce, reuse, recycle' urge environmentalists; in other words, do more with less in order to minimize damage. But as architect William McDonough and chemist Michael Braungart point out in this provocative, visionary book, this approach only perpetuates the one-way, 'cradle to grave' manufacturing model, dating to the Industrial Revolution, that... more...

  • Where the Silence Ringsby Wayne Grady

    Greystone Books 2009; US$ 22.99

    From Edward Whymper?s ascent of the Matterhorn in the 1860s to Jon Krakauer?s vivid profiles of modern mountaineers, this collection offers indelible impressions from writers who experienced the mystery and the grandeur of the mountains and who lived to tell about it. Highlights include John Muir?s A Perilous Night on Mount Shasta? and Belmore Browne?s... more...

  • Phantom Fortuneby Mary Elizabeth Braddon

    ReadHowYouWant 2009; US$ 4.99

    Books for All Kinds of Readers. ReadHowYouWant offers the widest selection of on-demand, accessible format editions on the market today. Our 7 different sizes of EasyRead™ are optimized by increasing the font size and spacing between the words and the letters. We partner with leading publishers around the globe. Our goal is to have accessible... more...