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  • A Climate of Crisisby Patrick Allitt

    Penguin Group US 2014; US$ 14.99

    A provocative history of the environmental movement in America, showing how this rise to political and social prominence produced a culture of alarmism that has often distorted the facts Few issues today excite more passion or alarm than the specter of climate change. In A Climate of Crisis , historian Patrick Allitt shows that our... more...

  • 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 for... more...

  • 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...

  • It's Not Easy Being Greenby Dick Strawbridge

    Ebury Publishing 2013; US$ 11.63

    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...

  • 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...

  • Sustainability Science and Technologyby Alejandro De Las Heras

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 89.95

    Sustainability Science and Technology: An Introduction explains the root causes of global failures in natural and human systems, as well as the most readily available technological solutions. The book dispels risky scientific and technological ideas that further complicate the current environmental and socioeconomic predicaments. It also bridges... 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...

  • A Wanderer All My Daysby J. Parker Huber

    Green Frigate Books 2007; US$ 17.99

    Compiled from John Muirâ??s journal entries, letters, and hundreds of additional sources, this resource presents a detailed examination of Muirâ??s travels throughout New EnglandÂ?from the mountains of Maine to the halls of Harvard University. With comprehensive insights into Muirâ??s wanderings, this unique reference discusses the beginnings of the... 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...