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  • My First Summer In The Sierraby John Muir

    Canongate Books 2010; US$ 12.46

    In the summer of 1869, John Muir set out from California's Central Valley with a flock of sheep and trekked into the foothills of the Sierra Nevada. His journals describe the summer he spent in what would become Yosemite National Park.Celebrating the Sierra's lizards and mountain lions, tall trees and waterfalls, fierce thunderstorms and bears, Muir... more...

  • Comfortably Unawareby Richard A. Oppenlander

    Hillcrest Media Group, Inc. 2011; US$ 9.99

    In Comfortably Unaware, Dr. Richard Oppenlander tackles the crucial issue of global depletion as it relates to food choice. Do you know the true cost of the food you eat every day? What resources were used and what was destroyed in order to get that food to your plate? What does the word sustainable really mean when applied to your food choices and... more...

  • The World Is Blueby Sylvia A. Earle

    National Geographic Society 2009; US$ 15.95

    A Silent Spring for our era, this eloquent, urgent, fascinating book reveals how just 50 years of swift and dangerous oceanic change threatens the very existence of life on Earth. Legendary marine scientist Sylvia Earle portrays a planet teetering on the brink of irreversible environmental crisis. In recent decades we?ve learned more about the ocean... more...

  • Cradle to Cradleby Michael Braungart; William McDonough

    Random House 2009; US$ 12.68

    'Reduce, reuse, recycle' urge environmentalists; in other words, do more with less in order to minimize damage. But as architect William McDonough and chemist Michael Braungart point out in this provocative, visionary book, this approach only perpetuates the one-way, 'cradle to grave' manufacturing model, dating to the Industrial Revolution, that... more...

  • Darwin après Darwinby Joseph Josy LÚvy; Henri Cohen

    Presses de l''niversite du Quebec 1984; US$ 2.25

    Dans cet hommage à Darwin, le lecteur désireux de mieux connaître sa pensée puisera des informations et de nombreux sujets de réflexions. more...

  • L' intervention collective en environnementby Yvan Comeau

    Presses de l''niversite du Quebec 2010; US$ 12.75

    Faisant le pari que la connaissance de l’intervention collective peut amener à l’expérimenter, Yvan Comeau fait état des principes pouvant inspirer et guider sa pratique. Il jette un éclairage précieux sur les initiatives environnementales que peuvent mener de concert les professionnels salariés de différents... more...

  • Pulseby Robert Frenay

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2006; US$ 8.99

    Pulse is not about dance music, not about heart rates?and not about electromagnetic fields. What it does describe is a sea change in human affairs, a vast and fundamental shift that is about to transform every aspect of our lives. Written in lively prose for lay readers, Pulse shows how ideas that have shaped Western science, industry, and culture... more...

  • The Control of Natureby John McPhee

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2011; US$ 16.99

    While John McPhee was working on his previous book, Rising from the Plains , he happened to walk by the engineering building at the University of Wyoming, where words etched in limestone said: "Strive on--the control of Nature is won, not given." In the morning sunlight, that central phrase--"the control of nature"--seemed to sparkle with unintended... more...

  • Build a Bluebird Trailby Dale Evva Gelfand

    Storey Publishing, LLC 1999; US$ 3.95

    Conservationists across North America are working to help protect and support bluebirds, and you can do your part by creating a bluebird trail. This is simply a series of nesting boxes (anywhere from a few to a few thousand) set about 300 feet apart along a prescribed route. Dale Gelfand tells you what you need to know about bluebirds and their habits,... more...

  • Conservation in Africaby David Anderson; Richard H. Grove

    Cambridge University Press 1989; US$ 48.00 US$ 39.36

    This book provides a new inter-disciplinary look at the practice and policies of conservation in Africa. Bringing together social scientists, anthropologists and historians with biologists for the first time, the book sheds some light on the previously neglected but critically important social aspects of conservation thinking. To date conservation... more...