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  • Waterby Marq de Villiers

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2001; US$ 14.99

    In his award-winning book WATER, Marq de Villiers provides an eye-opening account of how we are using, misusing, and abusing our planet's most vital resource. Encompassing ecological, historical, and cultural perspectives, de Villiers reports from hot spots as diverse as China, Las Vegas, and the Middle East, where swelling populations and unchecked... more...

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

    AltaMira Press 2003; US$ 32.99

    While ecological and biophysical sciences have dominated the theory and practice of conservation, practitioners and researchers worldwide know that conservation initiatives have profound social impacts and consequences for local communities and cultures. This concise and accessible book will give students and practitioners a solid introduction to important... more...

  • Endangered Rivers and the Conservation Movementby Tim Palmer

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2004; US$ 36.99

    Based on careful research and hundreds of interviews, this information-packed narrative is regarded as a classic in the field of conservation. This updated edition includes two new chapters that chart the course of conservation during the past twenty years and explore how the movement to protect rivers will likely change in the twenty-first century. more...

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

    Hachette Books 2008; US$ 8.99

    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...

  • Storms of My Grandchildrenby James Hansen

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2011; US$ 11.99

    Dr James Hansen, the world's leading scientist on climate issues, speaks out for the first time with the full truth about global warming: the planet is hurtling to a climatic point of no return. Hansen - whose climate predictions have come to pass again and again, beginning in the 1980s when he first warned US Congress about global warming - is the... more...

  • The Hot Topicby David King; Gabrielle Walker

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2009; US$ 10.99

    We all know that global warming is a problem, but the blizzard of information and misinformation on the subject makes it hard to know what to do. The Hot Topic is the first book to set out the problems and the solutions in a straightforward way - no hidden agenda, no breast-beating, no hair shirts. Science - how the climate is already changing... more...

  • On Our Watchby Markus Nicola; Nicola Markus

    Melbourne University Press 2009; Not Available

    Our stewardship of this country's natural assets over the past two hundred years has been appalling, and on the current trajectory of careless environmental pillaging, further massive decline would be a certainty … The future of the environment is being decided on our watch …Australia faces unique conservation challenges that most Australians do not... more...

  • The Great Disruptionby Paul Gilding

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2011; US$ 11.99

    It's time to stop just worrying about climate change, says Paul Gilding. Instead we need to brace for impact, because global crisis is no longer avoidable. The ‘Great Disruption' started in 2008, with spiking food and oil prices and dramatic ecological change like the melting polar icecap. It is not simply about fossil fuels and carbon footprints.... more...

  • Silent Spring Revisitedby Conor Mark Jameson

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2012; US$ 12.99

    American scientist and author Rachel Carson is said to have sparked the modern day environmental movement with the publication of Silent Spring in 1962. She made vivid the prospect of life without birdsong. But has her warning been heeded? Fifty years on, Conor Mark Jameson reflects on the growth of environmentalism since Silent Spring was published.... more...

  • The Kingdon Field Guide to African Mammalsby Jonathan Kingdon

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2013; US$ 26.99

    This ebook is the complete guide to the mammal fauna of Africa. Optimised for iPad, this guide will enable identification of all 460 land mammals likely to be seen anywhere in Africa. Detailed accounts, with colour illustrations, are provided for most species, but some complex small mammal groups are summarized by genera. The colour illustrations... more...