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  • The World Is Blueby Sylvia A. Earle

    National Geographic Society 2009; US$ 15.95

    A Silent Spring for our era, this eloquent, urgent, fascinating book reveals how just 50 years of swift and dangerous oceanic change threatens the very existence of life on Earth. Legendary marine scientist Sylvia Earle portrays a planet teetering on the brink of irreversible environmental crisis. In recent decades we?ve learned more about the ocean... more...

  • Cradle to Cradleby Michael Braungart; William McDonough

    Random House 2009; US$ 12.68

    'Reduce, reuse, recycle' urge environmentalists; in other words, do more with less in order to minimize damage. But as architect William McDonough and chemist Michael Braungart point out in this provocative, visionary book, this approach only perpetuates the one-way, 'cradle to grave' manufacturing model, dating to the Industrial Revolution, that... more...

  • Useless Arithmeticby Orrin H. Pilkey; Linda Pilkey-Jarvis

    Columbia University Press 2007; US$ 26.99

    Writing for the general, nonmathematician reader and using examples from throughout the environmental sciences, Orrin Pilkey and Linda Pilkey-Jarvis show how unquestioned faith in mathematical models can blind us to the hard data and sound judgment of experienced scientific fieldwork. They begin with the extinction of the North Atlantic cod on the... more...

  • Introduction to Emergency Managementby George Haddow; Jane Bullock; Damon P. Coppola

    Elsevier Science 2013; US$ 58.95

    Introduction to Emergency Management , Fifth Edition, offers a fully up-to-date analysis of US emergency management principles. In addition to expanding coverage of risk management in a time of climate change and terrorism, Haddow, Bullock, and Coppola discuss the impact of new emergency management technologies, social media, and an increasing... 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...