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  • Wasteby Tristram Stuart

    Penguin Books Ltd 2009; Not Available

    With shortages, volatile prices and nearly one billion people hungry, the world has a food problem - or thinks it does. Farmers, manufacturers, supermarkets and consumers in North America and Europe discard up to half of their food - enough to feed all the world's hungry at least three times over. Forests are destroyed and nearly one tenth... more...

  • Silent Fieldsby Roger Lovegrove

    Oxford University Press 2007; US$ 29.95

    Since time immemorial mankind has taken it upon himself to wage war against nature -- against those species of birds and mammals which he believes conflict with his livelihood. This remarkable book is about that war of attrition against the native mammals and birds of England and Wales from the middle ages to the present day. There is widespread knowledge... more...

  • Salt Marshesby Carol Butler; Judith Weis

    Rutgers University Press 2009; US$ 23.95

    Tall green grass. Subtle melodies of songbirds. Sharp whines of muskrats. Rustles of water running through the grasses. And at low tide, a pungent reminder of the treasures hidden beneath the surface.All are vital signs of the great salt marshes' natural resources. Now championed as critical habitats for plants, animals, and people because of... 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...

  • It's Not Easy Being Greenby Dick Strawbridge

    Ebury Publishing 2013; US$ 10.88

    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...

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

    Hyperion 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...