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  • Rat Islandby William Stolzenburg

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2012; US$ 16.99

    Rat Island rises from the icy gray waters of the Bering Sea, a mass of volcanic rock covered with tundra, midway between Alaska and Siberia. Once a remote sanctuary for enormous flocks of seabirds, the island gained a new name when shipwrecked rats colonized, savaging the nesting birds by the thousands. Now, on this and hundreds of other remote... more...

  • The Global Challenge of Encouraging Sustainable Livingby S. Fudge; M. Peters; S. M. Hoffman; W. Wehrmeyer

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2014; US$ 40.00

    This unique book illustrates that in order to address the growing urgency of issues around environmental and resource limits, it is clear that we need to develop effective policies to promote durable changes in behaviour and transform how we view and consume goods and services. It suggests that in order to develop effective policies in this area, it... more...

  • Climate Change and Flood Risk Managementby E. C. H. Keskitalo

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2014; US$ 40.00

    Climate Change and Flood Risk Management discusses and problematises the integration of adaptation to climate change in flood risk management. The book explores adaptation to climate change in relation to flood risk events in advanced industrial states. It provides examples of how flood risk management, disaster and emergency management, and adaptation... more...

  • Recycling and Deinking of Recovered Paperby Pratima Bajpai

    Elsevier Science 2013; US$ 130.00

    Paper recycling in an increasingly environmentally conscious world is gaining importance. Increased recycling activities are being driven by robust overseas markets as well as domestic demand. Recycled fibers play a very important role today in the global paper industry as a substitute for virgin pulps. Paper recovery rates continue to increase year... more...

  • Ecology of Fearby Mike Davis

    Henry Holt and Co. 2014; US$ 8.99

    Los Angeles has become a magnet for the American apocalyptic imagination. Riot, fire, flood, earthquake...only locusts are missing from the almost biblical list of disasters that have struck the city in the 1990s. From Ventura to Laguna, more than one million Southern Californians have been directly touched by disaster-related death, injury, or damage... more...

  • The Big Thawby Ed Struzik

    HarperCollins Canada 2014; US$ 11.99

    The effects of climate change are reshaping the Arctic profoundly. Landscapes are being radically transformed, animal habitats are disappearing, and natural resources are being revealed to an energy-starved world. Veteran Arctic journalist Ed Struzik took eleven trips throughout the north to document this rapidly changing land, gaining unprecedented... more...

  • The Big Thawby Ed Struzik

    HarperCollins Canada 2014; Not Available

    The effects of climate change are reshaping the Arctic profoundly. Landscapes are being radically transformed, animal habitats are disappearing, and natural resources are being revealed to an energy-starved world. Veteran Arctic journalist Ed Struzik took eleven trips throughout the north to document this rapidly changing land, gaining unprecedented... more...

  • The Big Thawby Ed Struzik

    HarperCollins Canada 2014; Not Available

    The effects of climate change are reshaping the Arctic profoundly. Landscapes are being radically transformed, animal habitats are disappearing, and natural resources are being revealed to an energy-starved world. Veteran Arctic journalist Ed Struzik took eleven trips throughout the north to document this rapidly changing land, gaining unprecedented... more...

  • Extinct Birdsby Julian P. Hume; Michael Walters

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2012; US$ 26.99

    This is the first comprehensive review of the hundreds of bird species that have become extinct over the last 1,000 years of habitat degradation, over-hunting and rat introduction. Covering both familiar extinct birds and more obscure species, some known from just one specimen or from traveller's tales, the book also looks at hundreds of species from... more...

  • Energy: Perspectives, Problems, and Prospectsby Michael B. McElroy

    Oxford University Press, USA 2009; US$ 74.99

    The book offers a comprehensive account of how the world evolved to its present state in which humans now exercise a powerful, in many cases dominant, influence for global environmental change. It outlines the history that led to this position of dominance, in particular the role played by our increasing reliance on fossil sources of energy, on coal,... more...