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  • 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...

  • 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$ 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$ 35.99

    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$ 40.99

    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; 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...

  • On Our Watchby Nicola Markus

    Melbourne University Publishing 2009; US$ 11.99

    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 Hot Topicby Gabrielle Walker; David King

    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...

  • 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...