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  • New Slow Cityby William Powers

    New World Library 2014; US$ 15.95

    Burned-out after years of doing development work around the world, William Powers spent a season in a 12-foot-by-12-foot cabin off the grid in North Carolina, as recounted in his award-winning memoir Twelve by Twelve. Could he live a similarly minimalist life in the heart of New York City? To find out, Powers and his wife jettisoned 80 percent of their... more...

  • Harness the Sunby Philip Warburg

    Beacon Press 2015; US$ 27.95

    Going from the inner city to the open desert, a seasoned environmental advocate looks at solar energy?s remarkable ascent and its promise for America?s future   Solar power was once the domain of futurists and environmentally minded suburbanites. Today it is part of mainstream America?and the solar industry is absolutely booming, as it adds workers... more...

  • The Rise and Fall of Gunns Ltdby Quentin Beresford

    NewSouth 2015; US$ 14.99

    At its peak, Gunns Ltd had a market value of $1 billion, was listed on the ASX 200, was the largest employer in the state of Tasmania and its largest private landowner. Most of its profits came from woodchipping, mainly from clear-felled old-growth forests. A pulp mill was central to its expansion plans. Its collapse in 2012 was a major national news... more...

  • Trophic Ecologyby Torrance C. Hanley; Kimberly J. La Pierre

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 48.00

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  • Claxtonby Mark Cocker

    Random House 2014; US$ 23.98

    Shortlisted for the 2014 Thwaites Wainwright Prize Shortlisted for the 2014 New Angle Prize 'After Mark Cocker?s glorious book, you will never look at a blackberry bush the same way again.' Philip Hoare, New Statesman In a single twelve-month cycle of daily writings Mark Cocker explores his relationship to... more...

  • Free-ranging Catsby Stephen Spotte

    Wiley 2014; US$ 99.50

    Feral and stray domestic cats occupy many different habitats. They can resist dehydration for months by relying exclusively on the tissue water of their prey allowing them to colonize remote deserts and other inhospitable places. They thrive and reproduce in humid equatorial rainforests and windswept subantarctic islands. In many areas of the world... more...

  • Global Warmingby Chris Spence

    St. Martin's Press 2014; US$ 37.99

    Global warming is the greatest environmental threat facing humanity. From killer heat waves and increasingly violent weather to the spread of pests and vector-borne diseases, global warming has many effects on our lives. While some are positive, most are negative. People fear potentially catastrophic consequences but there is a disturbing lack of... more...

  • The Newman's Own Organics Guide to a Good Lifeby Nell Newman; Joseph D'Agnese

    Random House Publishing Group 2003; US$ 16.95

    It?s fairly obvious that one can?t be a ?perfect? environmentalist. But that?s okay. Perfection isn?t the goal. A good life is. And a good life has as much to do with your intent as with the end result.? ?from the Introduction The Newman?s Own Organics Guide to a Good Life is the essential book for those of us who can?t live in an organic hemp tepee... more...

  • Crimes Against Natureby Robert F. Kennedy

    HarperCollins 2004; US$ 10.99

    Crimes Against Nature is ultimately about the corrosive effect of corporate corruption on our core American values -- free-market capitalism and democracy. It is about an administration, the author argues, that has sacrificed respect for the law, public health, scientific integrity, and long-term economic vitality on the altar of corporate greed.... more...

  • Voluntary Approaches for Environmental Policyby Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2003; US$ 35.00

    Voluntary approaches include environmental agreements negotiated with industry and public programs which firms can volunteer to participate in. They are increasingly supplementing or replacing other environmental policy instruments, such as regulations, taxes and tradable permits. more...