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  • 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...

  • Eaarthby Bill McKibben

    Henry Holt and Co. 2010; US$ 11.89

    "Read it, please. Straight through to the end. Whatever else you were planning to do next, nothing could be more important." ?Barbara Kingsolver Twenty years ago, with The End of Nature , Bill McKibben offered one of the earliest warnings about global warming. Those warnings went mostly unheeded; now, he insists, we need to acknowledge that we've... more...

  • The World Without Usby Alan Weisman

    St. Martin's Press 2007; US$ 12.60

    A penetrating, page-turning tour of a post-human Earth In The World Without Us, Alan Weisman offers an utterly original approach to questions of humanity's impact on the planet: he asks us to envision our Earth, without us.In this far-reaching narrative, Weisman explains how our massive infrastructure would collapse and finally vanish without... 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...

  • Australian Soils and Landscapesby Neil McKenzie; David Jacquier; Ray Isbell; Katharine Brown

    CSIRO Publishing 2004; US$ 84.95

    A unique compendium of the most important and widespread soils of Australia and their associated landscapes. more...

  • The Genius of Earth Dayby Adam Rome

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2013; US$ 11.90

    The first Earth Day is the most famous little-known event in modern American history. Because we still pay ritual homage to the planet every April 22, everyone knows something about Earth Day. Some people may also know that Earth Day 1970 made the environmental movement a major force in American political life. But no one has told the whole story... more...

  • A Storm Too Soonby Michael J. Tougias

    Scribner 2013; US$ 16.00

    FROM MASTERFUL STORYTELLER MICHAEL J. TOUGIAS COMES A NEW, HEART-STOPPING TRUE-LIFE TALE OF MARITIME DISASTER, SURVIVAL, AND DARING RESCUE, HIS MOST THRILLING AND AMAZING STORY YET. Seventy-foot waves batter a torn life raft 250 miles out to sea in one of the world?s most dangerous places, the Gulf Stream. Hanging on to the raft are three men,... more...

  • Guidelines for Evaluating Water in Pit Slope Stabilityby John Read; Geoff Beale

    CSIRO Publishing 2013; US$ 193.95

    Details the hydrogeological procedures that should be followed when performing open pit slope stability design studies. more...

  • Fearful Symmetryby A. Zee; Roger Penrose

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 22.95 US$ 20.88

    The concept of symmetry has widespread manifestations and many diverse applications?from architecture to mathematics to science. Yet, as twentieth-century physics has revealed, symmetry has a special, central role in nature, one that is occasionally and enigmatically violated. Fearful Symmetry brings the incredible discoveries of the juxtaposition... more...

  • Treading Lightlyby Karl-Erik Sveiby; Tex Skuthorpe

    Allen & Unwin 2006; US$ 22.72

    Australian Aboriginals taught themselves thousands of years ago how to build a sustainable society in our fragile landscape. In a unique collaboration, a Swedish knowledge management professor finds out from an Aboriginal cultural custodian how they did it, and what we can learn from them. more...