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  • Fixing Climateby Wallace Broecker

    Profile Books 2010; US$ 11.98

    With Broeker as his guide, award-winning science writer Robert Kunzig looks back at Earth's volatile climate history so as to shed light on the challenges ahead. Ice ages, planetary orbits, a giant 'conveyor belt' in the ocean ... it's a riveting story full of maverick thinkers, extraordinary discoveries and an urgent blueprint for action. ... more...

  • The Long Thaw: How Humans Are Changing the Next 100,000 Years of Earth's Climateby David Archer

    Princeton University Press 2008; US$ 17.95

    If you think that global warming means slightly hotter weather and a modest rise in sea levels that will persist only so long as fossil fuels hold out (or until we decide to stop burning them), think again. In The Long Thaw , David Archer, one of the world's leading climatologists, predicts that if we continue to emit carbon dioxide we may eventually... more...

  • Smart Solutions to Climate Changeby Bjørn Lomborg

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 28.00

    Bjørn Lomborg challenges world-class economists to describe the costs and benefits of a range of policies to combat global warming. more...

  • The Coming Famineby Julian Cribb

    University of California Press 2010; US$ 22.95

    In The Coming Famine , Julian Cribb lays out a vivid picture of impending planetary crisis--a global food shortage that threatens to hit by mid-century--that would dwarf any in our previous experience. Cribb's comprehensive assessment describes a dangerous confluence of shortages--of water, land, energy, technology, and knowledge--combined with the... more...

  • Fight Global Warming Nowby Bill McKibben

    St. Martin's Press 2007; US$ 19.99

    Bestselling author Bill McKibben turns activist in the first hands-on guidebook to stopping climate change, the world's greatest threat Hurricane Katrina. A rapidly disappearing Arctic. The warmest winter on the East Coast in recorded history. The leading scientist at NASA warns that we have only ten years to reverse climate change; the British... more...

  • Green Lightingby Brian Howard; Seth Leitman; William Brinsky

    McGraw-Hill Education 2010; US$ 27.00

    Chapter 1. The Benefits of Changing Your Lighting; Chapter 2. Basic Lighting Terms and Explanations; Chapter 3. Incandescent, Halogen, and Gas-Discharge Lighting; Chapter 4. Fluorescent Lighting; Chapter 5. Light-Emitting Diodes (LEDs); Chapter 6. Fixtures and Controls; Chapter 7. Beyond Energy to Green Lighting Materials; Chapter 8.... more...

  • Coming Climate Crisis?by Claire L. Parkinson

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2010; US$ 17.99

    Decisively cutting through the hyperbole on both sides of the debate, distinguished NASA climatologist Claire L. Parkinson brings much-needed balance and perspective to the highly contentious issue of climate change. Offering a deeply knowledgeable overview of global change past and present, the author lays out a compelling argument that our understandings... more...

  • Climate Change and the World Bank Groupby World Bank

    World Bank Publications 2011; US$ 9.99

    This study from the Independent Evaluation Group draws lessons for development and climate change mitigation from the World Bank Group's far-reaching portfolio of projects in energy, forestry, transport, coal power, and technology transfer. Reviewing what has worked, what hasn?t, and why, the evaluation?s key findings include:Energy efficiency... more...

  • Global Warming Gridlockby David G. Victor

    Cambridge University Press 2011; US$ 36.00

    Twenty years of talks have done little to slow global warming. This book explains why and offers an alternative strategy. more...

  • Forecastby Stephan Faris

    Henry Holt and Co. 2009; US$ 19.99

    A vivid and illuminating portrayal of the surprising ways that climate change will affect the world in the near future--politically, economically, and culturally While reporting just outside of Darfur, Stephan Faris discovered that climate change was at the root of that conflict, and began to wonder what current and impending--and largely unanticipated--crises... more...