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  • The Control of Natureby John McPhee

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2011; US$ 16.99

    While John McPhee was working on his previous book, Rising from the Plains , he happened to walk by the engineering building at the University of Wyoming, where words etched in limestone said: "Strive on--the control of Nature is won, not given." In the morning sunlight, that central phrase--"the control of nature"--seemed to sparkle with unintended... more...

  • The Collapse of Western Civilizationby Naomi Oreskes; Erik M. Conway

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 8.99

    The year is 2393, and a senior scholar of the Second People's Republic of China presents a gripping and deeply disturbing account of how the children of the Enlightenment, the political and economic elites of the so-called advanced industrial societies, entered into a Penumbral period in the early decades of the twenty-first century, a time when sound... more...

  • How Green Is the City?by Dimitri Devuyst; Luc Hens; Walter De Lannoy

    Columbia University Press 2010; US$ 44.99

    This book deals with practical ways to reach a more sustainable state in urban areas through such tools as strategic environmental assessment, sustainability assessment, direction analysis, baseline setting and progress measurement, sustainability targets, and ecological footprint analysis. more...

  • Gaiaby James Lovelock

    Oxford University Press 2000; US$ 13.99

    In this classic work that continues to inspire its many readers, Jim Lovelock puts forward his idea that life on earth functions as a single organism. Written for non-scientists, Gaia is a journey through time and space in search of evidence with which to support a new and radically different model of our planet. In contrast to conventional belief... more...

  • Risk and Cultureby Mary Douglas; Aaron Wildavsky

    University of California Press 1983; US$ 17.56

    With flair and scholarly acumen, British anthropologist Mary Douglas (Purity and Danger) and Berkeley political scientist Aaron Wildavsky (Speaking Truth to Power) apply the yardstick of cultural bias to American society - and attack scientific objectivity, in the bargain. What is it, they ask, that Americans fear? Why have we, above all other modern... more...

  • Mapping Species Distributionsby Janet Franklin

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 56.00

    Comprehensive summary of species distribution modeling methods integrating ecological and statistical models with spatial data, and a framework for implementation. more...

  • American Wastelandby Jonathan Bloom

    Da Capo Press 2011; US$ 16.99

    The Traffic and Affluenza of food waste: an eye-opening account of our culture of excess and waste—and what we can do to change it more...

  • Think Like a Commonerby David Bollier

    New Society Publishers 2014; US$ 16.95

    A new world based on fairness, participation, accountability is closer than you think…if you learn to think like a commoner more...

  • The Sacred Balanceby David Suzuki; Amanda McConnell; Adrienne Mason

    Greystone Books 2009; US$ 14.95

    In this extensively revised and enlarged edition of his best-selling book, David Suzuki reflects on the increasingly radical changes in nature and science ? from global warming to the science behind mother/baby interactions ? and examines what they mean for humankind?s place in the world. The book begins by presenting the concept of people as creatures... more...

  • Better, Not Biggerby Eben V. Fodor

    New Society Publishers 1999; US$ 16.95

    A much-needed self-help guide for communities suffering from the strain of urban growth. more...