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  • Uprisings for the Earthby Osprey Orielle Lake

    White Cloud Press 2010; US$ 16.95

    We face a serious global challenge with over half the world?s population living in urban environments ? mostly disconnected from the natural world. This represents a key element of the serious economic, social and environmental crises looming today. Osprey Orielle Lake, a lifelong advocate for the environment and cultural transformation, weaves together... more...

  • Coral Reefs of the Southern Gulf of Mexicoby John W. Tunnell; Ernesto A. Chávez; Kim Withers; Sylvia Earle

    Texas A&M University Press 2007; US$ 50.00

    Coral reefs declined worldwide during the 1980s and 1990s, making them perhaps the most endangered marine ecosystem on Earth. This realization spurred John W. Tunnell Jr. and others to write a comprehensive book that would raise awareness of coral reefs and their plight. Tunnell and coeditors Ernesto A. Chávez and Kim Withers present an integrated... more...

  • Twelve by Twelveby Bill Powers

    New World Library 2010; US$ 16.95

    Why would a successful American physician choose to live in a 12' x 12' cabin without running water or electricity? more...

  • Holding Back the Seaby Christopher Hallowell

    HarperCollins 2010; Not Available

    Katrina's arrival on the Gulf Coast was a long time in coming. But it was assured. Since 1965, when Hurricane Betsy struck New Orleans, breached a levee, and flooded part of the city, everyone was waiting and talking about when the Big One would strike and do even more damage. Katrina was that hurricane, predictedand imagined before she struck, but... more...

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

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2002; US$ 14.95

    Introduction by Linda Lear Headlines in the New York Times in July 1962 captured the national sentiment: “Silent Spring is now noisy summer.? In the few months between the New Yorker?s serialization of Silent Spring in June and its publication in book form that September, Rachel Carson?s alarm touched off a national debate on the use of chemical... more...

  • Waterby Marq de Villiers

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2001; US$ 14.99

    Contents acknowledgments / viii preface / xiii Part I The Where, What, and How Much of the Water World 1 /Water in Peril / 3 Is the crisis looming,or has it already loomed? 2 / The Natural Dispensation / 27 Who has how much,and who?s running out? 3 /Water in History / 46 Some things never change: how humans have always discovered, diverted, accumulated,... more...

  • It's Not Easy Being Greenby Dick Strawbridge

    Ebury Publishing 2013; US$ 12.78

    It's Not Easy Being Green follows Dick Strawbridge and his family as they leave their comfortable home in the Midlands to tackle a remarkable self-sufficiency project - New House Farm in Cornwall. Their main objective is to have as little negative impact on the planet as possible by producing no waste and removing their dependency upon fossil fuels... more...

  • GroundWork for Community-Based Conservationby Diane Russell; Camilla Harshbarger

    AltaMira Press 2003; US$ 32.99

    This book can help frame questions and approaches one would take to explore conservation from the social perspective, and to understand how our ecological inquiry can mesh with the needs of human communities to create effective conservation programs. Perhaps this book may help bridge the gap between social scientists and ecologists who are both working... more...

  • Endangered Rivers and the Conservation Movementby Tim Palmer

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2004; US$ 36.99

    A deft mix of history, painstakingly accurate research, and insightful comment on the politics and policy of river conservation . . . as much a classic in its field as was Rachel Carson's Silent Spring or Aldo Leopold's A Sand County Almanac..... more...

  • 50 Simple Things You Can Do to Save the Earthby John Javna

    Hachette Books 2008; Not Available

    Together, We Can Make a Difference Today's environmental problems may seem too overwhelming for one person to tackle . . . but you don't have to do it alone. Now you have partners--50 of them. 50 Simple Things You Can Do to Save the Earth , the revolutionary 1990 bestseller, is back in a completely revised, updated edition . . . and it's just... more...