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  • 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...

  • 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$ 22.99

    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$ 84.00

    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...

  • OECD Studies on Environmental Innovation Invention and Transfer of Environmental Technologiesby Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

    OECD Publishing 2011; US$ 106.00

    Inducing environmental innovation is a significant challenge to policy-makers. Efforts to design public policies that address these issues are motivated by the fact that innovations can allow for improved environmental quality at lower cost. However, the relationship between environmental policy and technological innovation remains an area in which... 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...

  • Innovative Communitiesby Jerry Velasquez; Makiko Yashiro; Susan Yoshimura; Izumi Ono

    United Nations University Press 2005; US$ 35.00

    his book introduces the concept of community innovation and illustrates its role and impact in promoting sustainability. It includes nine case studies from the Asia-Pacific region where communities are adopting innovative methods to address complex and unpredictable environmental problems and promote sustainable development. This often requires new... more...