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  • Handbook of Alternative Fuel Technologies, Second Editionby Sunggyu Lee; James G. Speight; Sudarshan K. Loyalka

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 179.95

    While strides are being made in the research and development of environmentally acceptable and more sustainable alternative fuels?including efforts to reduce emissions of air pollutants associated with combustion processes from electric power generation and vehicular transportation?fossil fuel resources are limited and may soon be on the verge of... more...

  • Wings for My Flightby Marcy Cottrell Houle

    University of New Mexico Press 2014; US$ 24.95

    First published in 1991 and winner of several national awards, this book chronicles Marcy Cottrell Houle's work at Chimney Rock along with the recovery of the once endangered peregrine falcon. more...

  • Community-Based Collaborationby E. Franklin Dukes; Karen E. Firehock; Juliana E. Birkhoff

    University of Virginia Press 2011; US$ 39.50

    The debate over the value of community-based environmental collaboration is one that dominates current discussions of the management of public lands and other resources. In Community-Based Collaboration: Bridging Socio-Ecological Research and Practice, the volume?s contributors offer an in-depth interdisciplinary exploration of what attracts people... 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. We need instead to brace for impact because global crisis is no longer avoidable. This Great Disruption started in 2008, with spiking food and oil prices and dramatic ecological changes, such as the melting ice caps. It is not simply about fossil fuels and carbon footprints.... more...

  • Silence of the Songbirdsby Bridget Stutchbury

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2009; US$ 11.99

    Wood thrush, Kentucky warbler, the Eastern kingbird-migratory songbirds are disappearing at a frightening rate. By some estimates, we may already have lost almost half of the songbirds that filled the skies only forty years ago. Renowned biologist Bridget Stutchbury convincingly argues that songbirds truly are the "canaries in the coal mine"-except... more...

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

    Hyperion 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...

  • Change the World for Ten Bucksby We Are What We Do

    Chronicle Books LLC 2012; US$ 9.99

    In 2004, a London-based community organization called We Are What We Do launched with the publication of a little book with a big idea: 50 simple actions to make the world a better place. Since then, Change the World for Ten Bucks has spawned a movement, multiple editions, and sales of over one million copies internationally. At last, here's the... more...

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

    Hyperion 2008; US$ 24.41

    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...

  • Southern Watersby Craig E. Colten

    LSU Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    Water has dominated images of the South throughout history, from Hernando de Soto?s 1541 crossing of the Mississippi to tragic scenes of flooding throughout the Gulf South after Hurricane Katrina. But these images tell only half the story: as urban, industrial, and population growth create unprecedented demands on water in the South, the problems of... more...

  • The Coral Battlegroundby Judith Wright

    Spinifex Press 2014; US$ 19.99

    The Great Barrier Reef lies off the coast of Queensland: 2000 kilometres of spectacular coral reefs, sand cays and islands, Australia?s most precious marine possession. Teeming with life, it covers 350,000 square kilometres. In the late 1960s the Reef was threatened with limestone mining and oil drilling. A small group of dedicated conservationists... more...