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  • Silent Springby Rachel Carson; Edward O. Wilson; Linda Lear

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2002; US$ 14.95

    Rachel Carson?s Silent Spring was first published in three serialized excerpts in the New Yorker in June of 1962. The book appeared in September of that year and the outcry that followed its publication forced the banning of DDT and spurred revolutionary changes in the laws affecting our air, land, and water. Carson?s passionate concern... more...

  • A Sand County Almanacby Aldo Leopold

    Oxford University Press, USA 1968; US$ 12.99

    First published in 1949 and praised in The New York Times Book Review as "a trenchant book, full of vigor and bite," A Sand County Almanac combines some of the finest nature writing since Thoreau with an outspoken and highly ethical regard for America's relationship to the land. Written with an unparalleled understanding of the ways of... more...

  • Media Construction of Environment and Sustainability in Indiaby Prithi Nambiar

    SAGE Publications 2014; US$ 49.95

    The book analyses the role of media and communication in negotiating the meaning of environment and sustainability in the developmental context of India. As part of the global development discourse, it has become necessary to refocus on the meanings attributed to environment, sustainability, and sustainable development at the local and national level.... more...

  • Australian Seedsby Luke Sweedman; David Merritt

    CSIRO Publishing 2006; US$ 61.95

    Provides a beautifully illustrated and detailed overview of Australian seeds. more...

  • Global Weirdnessby Climate Central

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 15.00

    ?Without talking down to readers, the authors do a masterful job of clarifying all aspects of a complicated and alarming topic, making it that much more difficult for global-warming denialists to keep their heads in the sand.? ? Booklist (starred review)   "With quippy titles, helpful summaries, and a jargon-free writing style, Climate Central integrates... more...

  • Volcanism and Global Environmental Changeby Anja Schmidt; Kirsten Fristad; Linda Elkins-Tanton

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 96.00

    A multidisciplinary volume describing the effects of volcanism on the environment, past and present, for researchers and advanced students. more...

  • The Age of Consequencesby Courtney White; Wendell Berry

    Counterpoint 2015; US$ 26.00

    Our planet is approaching a critical environmental juncture. Across the globe we continue to deplete the five pools of carbon – soil, wood, coal, oil, and natural gas – at an unsustainable rate. We?ve burned up half the planet?s known reserves of oil – one trillion barrels – in less than a century. When these sources of energy-rich carbon go into... more...

  • Business Lessons from a Radical Industrialistby Ray C. Anderson; Robin White

    St. Martin's Press 2011; US$ 23.99

    In 1994, Interface founder and chairman Ray Anderson set an audacious goal for his commercial carpet company: to take nothing from the earth that can't be replaced by the earth. Now, Anderson leads the way forward and challenges all of industry to share that goal. The Interface story is a compelling one: in 1994, making carpets was a toxic, petroleum-based... more...

  • Lake Sustainabilityby C.A. BREBBIA; S.E. JORGENSEN

    WIT Press 2012; US$ 198.00

    This book contains extended versions of papers presented at the 1st International Conference on Lake Sustainability held at the Wessex Institute of Technology (WIT) campus in the New Forest. The meeting is a natural link in the chain of sustainability conferences that WIT regularly arranges. more...

  • The Last Hours of Ancient Sunlight: Revised and Updatedby Thom Hartmann

    Crown/Archetype 2007; US$ 16.00

    While everything appears to be collapsing around us -- ecodamage, genetic engineering, virulent diseases, the end of cheap oil, water shortages, global famine, wars -- we can still do something about it and create a world that will work for us and for our children?s children. The inspiration for Leonardo DiCaprio?s web movie Global Warning, The Last... more...