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  • Introduction to Modern Climate Changeby Andrew Dessler

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 44.00

    The thoroughly updated second edition of an invaluable textbook for any introductory survey course on the science and policy of climate change. more...

  • Fire in the Forestby Peter A. Thomas; Robert S. McAlpine; Kelvin Hirsch; Peter Hobson

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 44.00

    An accessible account of how forest fires work, the ecological effects they have, and why and how we fight fires. more...

  • The Big Thirstby Charles Fishman

    Free Press 2011; US$ 17.00

    The water coming out of your kitchen tap is four billion years old and might well have been sipped by a Tyrannosaurus rex . Rather than only three states of water?liquid, ice, and vapor?there is a fourth, ?molecular water,? fused into rock 400 miles deep in the Earth, and that?s where most of the planet?s water is found. Unlike most precious resources,... more...

  • The New Northby Laurence Smith

    Profile Books 2011; US$ 13.31

    The New North is a book that turns the world literally upside down. Analysing four key 'megatrends' - population growth and migration, natural resource demand, climate change and globalisation - UCLA professor Larry Smith projects a world that by mid-century will have shifted its political and economic axes radically to the north. The beneficiaries... more...

  • Who Rules the Earth?by Paul F. Steinberg

    Oxford University Press 2015; US$ 19.99

    By unveiling the influence of social rules at all levels of society-from private property to government policy, and from the rules governing our oceans to the dynamics of innovation and change within corporations and communities- Who Rules the Earth? is essential reading for anyone who understands that sustainability is not just a personal choice,... more...

  • Sustainability Scienceby Bert J. M. de Vries

    Cambridge University Press 2012; US$ 44.00

    This textbook surveys key issues of sustainability - energy, nature, agro-food, resources, economics - for advanced undergraduate and graduate level courses. more...

  • Reactionsby Peter Atkins

    OUP Oxford 2011; US$ 12.99

    Through an innovative combination of image and text, Peter Atkins explains the processes involved in chemical reactions. He introduces the 'tool kit' of basic reactions, such as precipitation, corrosion, and catalysis, and shows how these building blocks are brought together in more complex processes such as photosynthesis. more...

  • Paying the Polluterby F. H. Oosterhuis; P. ten Brink

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2014; US$ 40.00

    ‘The financial means embedded in subsidies for unsustainable systems of production and consumption are increasingly well studied and reported. This has led to policy recommendations (e.g. OECD, EU) on how to reform subsidy systems in support of the necessary transitions to a low carbon and ecosystem resilient society based on a strong resource... more...

  • Lab Girlby Hope Jahren

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2016; US$ 26.95

    A New York Times 2016 Notable Book National Best Seller Named one of TIME magazine?s "100 Most Influential People" An Amazon Top 20 Best Book of 2016 A Washington Post Best Memoir of 2016 A TIME and Entertainment Weekly Best Book of 2016 So Far  An illuminating debut memoir of a woman in science; a moving portrait of a longtime friendship;... more...

  • Governing International Riversby Tun Myint

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2012; US$ 40.00

    This important book employs the theory of polycentricity, a system with several centres as an analytical concept to explain the multilayered international environmental governance of river basins. It introduces a new methodological framework to deconstruct and investigate the dynamics of citizens, states and non-state actors in world politics via the... more...