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  • An Environmental History of the Worldby J. Donald Hughes

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 39.95

    This second edition of An Environmental History of the World continues to present a concise history, from ancient to modern times, of the interactions between human societies and the natural environment, including the other forms of life that inhabit our planet. Throughout their evolutionary history, humans have affected the natural environment,... more...

  • The Ripple Effectby Alex Prud'homme

    Scribner 2011; US$ 17.00

    AS ALEX PRUD?HOMME and his great-aunt Julia Child were completing their collaboration on her memoir, My Life in France , they began to talk about the French obsession with bottled water, which had finally spread to America. From this spark of interest, Prud?homme began what would become an ambitious quest to understand the evolving story of freshwater.... more...

  • Flammable Australiaby Richard J Williams; A Malcolm Gill; Ross A Bradstock

    CSIRO Publishing 2012; US$ 87.95

    Leading researchers give an overview of the field of fire ecology in Australia. more...

  • Soil Not Oilby Vandana Shiva

    Zed Books 2009; US$ 22.95

    In Soil Not Oil, bestselling author Vandana Shiva connects the food crisis, peak oil, and climate change to show that a world beyond a dependence on fossil fuel and globalization is both possible and necessary. more...

  • Arctic and Alpine Biomesby Joyce A. Quinn

    Greenwood Publishing Group 2008; US$ 65.00

    Provides an overview of the flora and fauna of the biomes in the Arctic and Antarctic as well as of Alpine biomes more...

  • Mother Countryby Marilynne Robinson

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2011; US$ 6.79

    At the time when Robinson wrote this book, the largest known source of radioactive contamination of the world's environment was a government-owned nuclear plant called Sellafield, not far from Wordsworth's cottage in the Lakes District; one child in sixty was dying from leukemia in the village closest to the plant. The central question of this eloquently... more...

  • Energy, the Environment and Climate Changeby Peter E. Hodgson

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2010; US$ 46.00 US$ 41.86

    This book is a comprehensive account of all significant energy sources, evaluated according to their capacity, reliability, cost, safety and effects on the environment. Non-renewable sources (for example, coal, oil, gas and nuclear fuel) together with renewable sources like wood, hydro, biomass, wind, solar, geothermal, ocean thermal, and tidal; are... more...

  • Disaster Educationby Rajib Shaw; Koichi Shiwaku; Yukiko Takeuchi

    Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2011; US$ 120.99

    This is the first book of its kind on disaster risk reduction education. A ready reference for practitioners in the field this book describes and demonstrates different aspects of disaster risk reduction education in an easy-to-understand form with current academic research and practical field experiences included throughout. more...

  • Establishing a Resource-Circulating Society in Asiaby Tohru Morioka; Keisuke Hanaki; Yuichi Moriguchi

    United Nations University Press 2011; Not Available

    his book addresses the wide range of issues associated with sustainable resource-circulating societies. It has a particular focus on Asia, where both population growth and economic growth are increasingly prominent in the global context.The authors examine theories and visions pertinent to resource-circulating societies, as well as relevant practices... more...

  • Sustainability Scienceby Hiroshi Komiyama; Kazuhiko Takeuchi; Hideaki Shiroyama; Takashi Mino

    United Nations University Press 2011; Not Available

    Sustainability science is a new academic discipline that has emerged in response to threats to the sustainability of the global environment. The purpose of this discipline is to help build a sustainable society by developing solutions to climate change, the exhaustion of resources, ecological destruction and other environmental crises that threaten... more...