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  • Growth of the Soilby Knut Hamsun; W. W. Worster

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 10.95

    A grand, sweeping saga of sacrifice and struggle, this epic tale recaptures the world of Norwegian homesteaders at the turn of the twentieth century. Isak and Inger, an idealistic young couple, reject modern society to raise their family on a back country farm. Isak's embrace of outdoor life reflects author Knut Hamsun's attitude of rugged individualism... more...

  • Extreme Simplicityby Christopher Nyerges; Dolores Lynn Nyerges

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 11.99

    Perfect guide to self-sufficient city dwelling shows how to use available natural resources in an intelligent, efficient way. Covers growing and preserving food, energy conservation, recycling, keeping chickens and bees, and more. more...

  • Five Acres and Independenceby Maurice G. Kains

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 9.95

    This classic of the back-to-the-land movement is packed with solid, timeless information. Written by a renowned horticulturist, it has taught generations how to make their land self-sufficient. 95 figures. more...

  • Hedges and Hedgelayingby Murray Maclean

    Crowood 2015; US$ 24.72

    In recent years there has been a much greater appreciation of the enormous contribution that hedges make to the countryside. Today, their beauty, their ability to provide wind protection and contain livestock, their environmental importance and their significance as a wildlife habitat, are all widely recognized. Not surprisingly, this transformation... more...

  • Handbook on the Economics of Natural Resourcesby R. Halvorsen; D. F. Layton

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2015; US$ 60.00

    The topics discussed in the Handbook on the Economics of Natural Resources are essential for those looking to understand how best to use and conserve the resources that form the foundation for human well-being. These include nonrenewable resources, modeling of biological resources, conservation of biological resources and water resources. The expert... more...

  • World Metal Demandby John E. Tilton

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 51.95

    In the early 1970s, the post-World War II boom in world metal consumption came to a halt. As time passed, it became clear that what many first thought to be a cyclical downturn was instead a long-term, substantial decline in world metal demand. In this volume, first published in 1990, editor John E. Tilton and four fellow scholars of mineral economics... more...

  • The Great Divideby TwoDot

    TwoDot 2015; US$ 34.99

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  • Understanding Minerals & Crystalsby Bruce Cairncross; Terence McCarthy

    Penguin Random House South Africa 2015; US$ 17.00

    Minerals are the building blocks of rocks ? they make up the solid Earth?s crust. Understanding Minerals & Crystals takes a close look at minerals, how they form, why they differ and how to go about identifying them. more...

  • Beyond the Curse: Policies to Harness the Power of Natural Resourcesby Amadou Sy

    International Monetary Fund 2012; US$ 12.50

    Countries with an abundance of natural resources, many of which are in sub-Saharan Africa, often show a record of relatively poor economic performance compared with non-resource-rich countries. The chapters in this volume explore the potential challenges to countries with abundant natural resources and ways to manage these challenges so as to reap... more...

  • Gaia's Limitsby Rud Istvan

    Publish on Demand Global LLC 2012; US$ 9.99

    This illustrated essay concerns sustainability. Its simple thesis is that trees do not grow to the sky. Basic facts are used to figure Earth?s human carrying capacity. Soft food and hard petroleum limits are reached within present lifetimes. Liquifying other fossil fuels and biofuels cannot make up for future petroleum shortfalls given a world population... more...