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  • Time to Stand Upby Thanissara

    North Atlantic Books 2015; US$ 14.95

    Time to Stand Up  retells the story of the historical Buddha, one of the greatest sacred activists of all time, as a practical human being whose teachings of freedom from suffering are more relevant than ever in this time of global peril. Evolving onward from the patriarchal template of spiritual warriors and their quests, former nun Thanissara explores... more...

  • Global Warmingby Chris Spence

    St. Martin's Press 2014; US$ 8.99

    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...

  • 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. Scan the skyline of downtown neighborhoods, check out the rooftop... more...

  • Taming the Flood: Rivers, Wetlands and the Centuries-Old Battle Against Floodingby Jeremy Purseglove

    HarperCollins Publishers 2015; Not Available

    In 2014 the Somerset Levels suffered from the worst flooding in over twenty years. Inevitably the residents asked for more drainage, more dredging and more money. Flooding in the area has been an issue since it was a marshland, but is more drainage and more dredging the answer? more...

  • Taming the Flood: Rivers, Wetlands and the Centuries-Old Battle Against Floodingby Jeremy Purseglove

    HarperCollins Publishers 2015; Not Available

    In 2014 the Somerset Levels suffered from the worst flooding in over twenty years. Inevitably the residents asked for more drainage, more dredging and more money. Flooding in the area has been an issue since it was a marshland, but is more drainage and more dredging the answer? 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...

  • Calentamiento Globalby Timothy Wilde

    Cooltura 2015; US$ 2.85

    Ya nadie pone en duda el aumento de la temperatura del planeta Tierra, lo que todavía genera controversia son las razones por las que esto se produce y sus posibles consecuencias. Descubra los intereses ocultos detrás de un tema de vital importancia no sólo para la comunidad científica, sino para todos los habitantes del mundo.   Inhaltsverzeichnis... more...

  • Global Warmingby Timothy Wilde

    Cooltura 2015; US$ 2.85

    While nowadays global warming is no longer questioned, its causes and possible consequences are still controversial. Discover the hidden interests behind a problem that is of paramount importance for both the scientific sphere and humankind in general.   Inhaltsverzeichnis The edge of forever DECALOGUE OF KEY FACTS The greenhouse effect The... more...

  • Operation Lock and the War on Rhino Poachingby John Hanks

    Penguin Random House South Africa 2015; US$ 15.00

    Breaks the silence on a daring and controversial covert operation to stop the aggressive illegal trade in rhino horn in the 1980s. Author John Hanks is uniquely placed to tell the story of Operation Lock, as the man who initiated it and who took the fall when it was exposed. A gripping story with all the ingredients for a bestseller: conservation and... more...

  • On the Brinkby Dave Dempsey

    Michigan State University Press 2004; US$ 19.95

    As one of the world's great natural treasures, the Great Lakes have also served in recent decades as an early warning system for many emerging environmental problems. In the early twenty-first century, as the Lakes face unprecedented challenges, we need to revisit both the wonder of the Lakes and the perils plaguing them, and to take action to protect... more...