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Environmental Conservation & Protection

  • 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...

  • Ocean Countryby Liz Cunningham; Carl Safina

    North Atlantic Books 2015; US$ 16.95

    Ocean Country is an adventure story, a call to action, and a poetic meditation on the state of the seas. But most importantly it is the story of finding true hope in the midst of one of the greatest crises to face humankind, the rapidly degrading state of our environment. After a near-drowning accident in which she was temporarily paralyzed, Liz... more...

  • Border Sanctuaryby Morgan Jane Morgan

    Texas A&M University Press 2015; Not Available

    The Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge lies on the northern bank of the Rio Grande in South Texas, about seventy miles upriver from the Gulf of Mexico. In Border Sanctuary , M.J. Morgan uncovers how 2,000 acres of rare subtropical riparian forest came to be preserved in a region otherwise dramatically altered by human habitation. The story she... more...

  • This Is Our Landby Cody Ferguson

    Rutgers University Press 2015; US$ 28.95

    In This is Our Land , environmental historian Cody Ferguson documents a little-noted but important change in the environmental movement, describing three representative grassroots groups?in Montana, Arizona, and Tennessee?whose stories show how quite ordinary citizens can band together to solve environmental problems. As they did, they redefined... more...

  • Atmosphere of Hopeby Tim Flannery

    The Text Publishing Company 2015; US$ 29.99

    Ten years after his internationally bestselling The Weather Makers , acclaimed scientist and author Tim Flannery argues that Earth?s climate system is approaching a crisis. Catastrophe is not inevitable, but time is fast running out. In the lead-up to the United Nations Climate Change Summit to be held in Paris in December, Atmosphere of Hope  provides... more...

  • The Energy-Freedom Homeby Beyond Zero Emissions

    Scribe Publications Pty Ltd 2015; US$ 28.99

    The average Australian household spends over $2,000 a year on gas and electricity bills. Now, not only can you reduce those bills, but you can even wipe them out, while making your home more comfortable. Paying for energy is the largest running cost that most home-owners are burdened with. And that?s no surprise ? we use energy to heat our water,... more...

  • A River Runs Againby Meera Subramanian

    PublicAffairs 2015; US$ 26.99

    Crowded, hot, subject to violent swings in climate, with a government unable or unwilling to face the most vital challenges, the rich and poor increasingly living in worlds apart; for most of the world, this picture is of a possible future. For India, it is the very real present. In this lyrical exploration of life, loss, and survival, Meera Subramanian... more...

  • 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...

  • The Green Factoryby Andrea Pampanelli; Neil Trivedi; Pauline Found

    CRC Press 2015; US$ 49.95

    This book proposes a new model, the Lean and Green Business Model (L&GBM), where the environmental aspect of sustainability is integrated with Lean thinking in order to create a way of thinking that contributes to and balances the three sustainability dimensions of people, profit, and planet. The model presented uses a kaizen approach that will... more...

  • Remote Sensing of Impervious Surfaces in Tropical and Subtropical Areasby Hongsheng Zhang; Hui Lin; Yuanzhi Zhang; Qihao Weng

    CRC Press 2015; US$ 129.95

    Remote Sensing of Impervious Surfaces in Tropical and Subtropical Areas offers a complete and thorough system for using optical and synthetic aperture radar (SAR) remote sensing data for improving impervious surface estimation (ISE). Highlighting tropical and subtropical areas where there is significant cloud occurrence and varying phenology, the... more...