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  • 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...

  • In Search of Lost Frogsby Robin Moore

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2014; US$ 10.99

    On August 9, 2010, 33 teams from 21 countries were dispatched to search for the Lost Frogs identified by Conservation International. On their list were a host of species including, in the top ten most wanted, the Rio Pescado Stubfoot Toad, found only in Ecuador - which was to prove a triumphant rediscovery. Several months, a number of key rediscoveries... 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... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • How to Change Minds About Our Changing Climateby Seth B. Darling; Douglas L. Sisterson

    The Experiment 2014; US$ 14.95

    The essential climate-debate handbook?everything you need to know about climate science to change minds Have you ever heard someone say that climate change is simply the result of natural cycles? Or that there can?t be global warming because it still gets so cold out? While the claims climate-change deniers make can seem, on their surface, quite... more...

  • The End of Natureby Bill Mckibben

    Random House Publishing Group 2014; US$ 14.95

    Reissued on the tenth anniversary of its publication, this classic work on our environmental crisis features a new introduction by the author, reviewing both the progress and ground lost in the fight to save the earth. This impassioned plea for radical and life-renewing change is today still considered a groundbreaking work in environmental studies.... more...

  • Globaler Emissionshandelby Tamra Gilbertson; Oscar Reyes; Edgar Peinelt

    Brandes & Apsel 2012; US$ 7.81

    Der Emissionshandel gilt als viel versprechendes Instrument zum Klimaschutz. Die beteiligten Akteure - Staaten und Unternehmen - verpflichten sich im Rahmen eines Abkommens dazu, den Ausstoß von Treibhausgasen auf ein festgelegtes Maß zu reduzieren. Wem das gelingt, der verfügt über "Emissionsguthaben", die an einer Tauschbörse verkauft werden... more...

  • It's Not Easy Being Greenby Dick Strawbridge

    Ebury Publishing 2013; US$ 11.62

    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...