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  • Planet Dialecticsby Wolfgang Sachs; Susan George

    Zed Books 2015; US$ 18.95

    In this classic text, Wolfgang Sachs, one of the world's leading post-development thinkers shows how the notion of 'sustainable development' is fundamentally flawed. more...

  • DDT Wars: Rescuing Our National Bird, Preventing Cancer, and Creating the Environmental Defense Fundby Charles F. Wurster

    Oxford University Press 2015; US$ 16.99

    DDT WARS is the untold inside story of the decade-long scientific, legal and strategic campaign that culminated in the national ban of the insecticide DDT in 1972. The widespread misinformation, disinformation and mythology of the DDT issue are corrected in this book. DDT contamination had become worldwide, concentrating up food chains and causing... more...

  • Fire and Ice: Soot, Solidarity, and Survival on the Roof of the Worldby Jonathan Mingle

    St. Martin's Press 2015; US$ 30.99

    Prologue: A Hearth Tale Part I: The Question of Kumik 1. The Curse 2. Our Dark Materials 3. Water Connection, Fire Connection Part II: The World, Burning 4. The Road to Shangri-La 5. The Burdens of Fire 6. Water Towers Falling Part III: The Fire Brigade 7. In Search of Phunsukh Wangdu 8. Now We're Cooking with Gas!... more...

  • The Coal Faceby Tom Doig

    Penguin Group Australia 2015; Not Available

    'The smoke got thicker and darker and then it seemed to be coming from everywhere, swirling around until it blanketed the entire town . . .' On 9 February 2014 a fire took hold in Victoria's Hazelwood coal mine next to Morwell and burned for one and a half months. As the air filled with toxic smoke and ash, residents of the Latrobe Valley... more...

  • Vulkanwinter 1816by Gillen Wood

    Konrad Theiss Verlag 2015; US$ 43.63

    Die Explosion des Tambora im Jahre 1815, auf einer kleinen indonesischen Insel gelegen, löschte nicht nur die Inselkultur aus, sondern führte weltweit zu Wetterextremen. Durch die globale Klimaabkühlung folgte 1816 das berühmte ?Jahr ohne Sommer?. Erstmals beleuchtet der Autor die ganze Dimension der Auswirkungen des heftigsten Vulkanausbruchs der... more...

  • The Next Speciesby Michael Tennesen

    Simon & Schuster 2015; US$ 26.00

    While examining the history of our planet and actively exploring our present environment, science journalist Michael Tennesen describes what life on earth could look like after the next mass extinction. A growing number of scientists agree we are headed toward a mass extinction, perhaps in as little as 300 years. Already there have been five mass... more...

  • Cost-benefit Analysis of Environmental Goods by Applying Contingent Valuation Methodby Uddin Sarwar Ahmed; Gotoh Keinosuke

    Springer 2007; US$ 129.00

    Examines environmental valuation methods through the lens of cost-benefit analysis focused on three case studies in Japan: public parks, a bay wetland, and a recreational theme park. The findings presented here serve as a useful source of information on Japanese behavior regarding the valuation of environmental goods. 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...

  • Global Warning and Preventive Measuresby Arvind Goyal

    Navyug Publishers & Distributors 2009; US$ 45.00

    The Truth about the climate crisis is an inconvenient one; that Means we have to change the way we live our lives. This book talks about the need to solve the problems of climate change, presenting comprehensive facts and information on various aspects of global warming. It Uses explanatory diagrams and photos to clarify and highlight key issues. This... more...