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  • The Sixth Extinctionby Elizabeth Kolbert

    Henry Holt and Co. 2014; US$ 16.99

    ONE OF THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW'S 10 BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR A major book about the future of the world, blending intellectual and natural history and field reporting into a powerful account of the mass extinction unfolding before our eyes Over the last half a billion years, there have been five mass extinctions, when the diversity of... more...

  • Command and Controlby Eric Schlosser

    Penguin Books Ltd 2013; US$ 15.98

    From famed investigative journalist Eric Schlosser, author of Fast Food Nation , comes Command and Control a ground-breaking account of the management of nuclear weapons A groundbreaking account of accidents, near-misses, extraordinary heroism and technological breakthroughs, Command and Control explores the dilemma that has existed since the... more...

  • The Collapse of Western Civilizationby Naomi Oreskes; Erik M. Conway

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 8.99

    The year is 2393, and a senior scholar of the Second People's Republic of China presents a gripping and deeply disturbing account of how the children of the Enlightenment, the political and economic elites of the so-called advanced industrial societies, entered into a Penumbral period in the early decades of the twenty-first century, a time when sound... more...

  • Planet Dialecticsby Wolfgang Sachs; Susan George

    Zed Books 2015; US$ 18.95

    In this classic text, Wolfgang Sachs, one of the world's leading post-development thinkers shows how the notion of 'sustainable development' is fundamentally flawed. more...

  • The Earthby Minoru Ozima; Jun Korenaga; Qing-Zhu Yin

    Cambridge University Press 2012; US$ 40.00

    An accessible exploration of Earth's evolution and the underlying physical and chemical principles, for students, professionals and general readers. more...

  • Gaiaby James Lovelock

    Oxford University Press 2000; US$ 13.99

    In this classic work that continues to inspire its many readers, Jim Lovelock puts forward his idea that life on earth functions as a single organism. Written for non-scientists, Gaia is a journey through time and space in search of evidence with which to support a new and radically different model of our planet. In contrast to conventional belief... more...

  • Creating Scientific Controversiesby David Harker

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 22.00

    This is the first book-length introductory analysis of the concept of a created scientific controversy. more...

  • IB Environmental Systems and Societiesby Jill Rutherford; Gillian Williams

    Oxford University Press 2015; US$ 51.20

    Motivating learners to explore and investigate scientific concepts, this new core Course Book helps learners actively connect study with wider issues relevant to the world today. The most comprehensive match to the 2015 syllabus and the only DP Environmental Systems developed with the IB, the inquiry-based approach truly engages learners. more...

  • Risk and Cultureby Mary Douglas; Aaron Wildavsky

    University of California Press 1983; US$ 17.56

    With flair and scholarly acumen, British anthropologist Mary Douglas (Purity and Danger) and Berkeley political scientist Aaron Wildavsky (Speaking Truth to Power) apply the yardstick of cultural bias to American society - and attack scientific objectivity, in the bargain. What is it, they ask, that Americans fear? Why have we, above all other modern... more...

  • Climate Change and the Oceansby Robin Warner; Clive Schofield

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2013; US$ 40.00

    Climate Change and the Oceans investigates the effects of climate change on the ocean environment and its implications for maritime activities, both globally and within the Asia Pacific region. This detailed work draws together informed opinion from a range of disciplines to examine the impacts of climate change on marine and coastal areas and review... more...