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  • But Will the Planet Notice?by Gernot Wagner

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2011; US$ 16.99

    You are one of seven billion people on Earth. Whatever you or I do personally?eat tofu in a Hummer or hamburgers in a Prius?the planet doesn?t notice. In our confrontation with climate change, species preservation, and a planet going off the cliff, it is what several billion people do that makes a difference. The solution? It isn't science, politics,... more...

  • Greening Aid?by Robert L. Hicks; Bradley C. Parks; J. Timmons Roberts

    Oxford University Press 2008; US$ 20.99

    Every year, billions of dollars of environmental aid flow from the rich governments of the North to the poor governments of the South. Why do donors provide this aid? What do they seek to achieve? How effective is the aid given? And does it always go to the places of greatest environmental need?From the first Earth Summit in Stockholm in 1972 to the... more...

  • Endgame, Volume 1by Derrick Jensen

    Seven Stories Press 2011; US$ 20.95

    The long-awaited companion piece to Derrick Jensen's immensely popular and highly acclaimed works A Language Older Than Words and The Culture of Make Believe. Accepting the increasingly widespread belief that industrialized culture inevitably erodes the natural world, Endgame sets out to explore how this relationship impels us towards a revolutionary... more...

  • Edenby Tim Smit

    Transworld 2011; US$ 14.14

    'With passion and commitment thousands of "small" people built Eden as a symbol of hope in action... We may all have feet of clay, but that shouldn't stop us trying to make a difference. Wouldn't we all rather look back and say, "I'm glad I did," rather than "I wish I had"? Some might smile at the naivety of such ambition, believing it to be... more...

  • Arctic Voicesby Subhankar Banerjee

    Seven Stories Press 2012; US$ 35.95

    "One of the great strengths of  Arctic Voices  is that it shows how Alaska and the Arctic are tied to the places where most of us live. In this impassioned book, Banerjee shows a situation so serious that it has created a movement, where 'voices of resistance are gathering, are getting louder and louder.' May his heartfelt efforts magnify them. The... more...

  • Grey Owl and Meby Hap Wilson; Hap Wilson; Ingrid Zschogner

    Dundurn 2010; US$ 26.99

    Hap Wilson is back for another journey. Nurtured by the writings of Grey Owl, Wilson adopted a similar lifestyle to the 1930s conservationist but with his own twists and turns. Wilson recounts the early days of winter camping, takes readers to some of his favourite places, and shares intimate secrets of wilderness living. more...

  • Designing 2050by Peter Ellyard

    Port Campbell Press 2011; US$ 14.99

    Is the future a choice between two bleak alternatives? One of world collapse triggered by a combination of global warming, conspicuous consumption, warfare, and the greed of multinational companies? Or one in which Earth is saved at the cost of all humanity agreeing to lead the frugal and austere lives characteristic of today's third world countries?... more...

  • The Declaration of Interdependenceby Tara Cullis; David Suzuki; Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas; Wade Davis; Raffi Cavoukian

    Greystone Books 2011; US$ 15.00

    The "Declaration of Interdependence" -- both an enlightening creed and a passionate call to action -- was composed by David Suzuki and a team of activists and environmentalists in 1992, in recognition of the United Nations' Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro. This convincing statement of environmental principles progresses through three stages. First,... more...

  • Against the Grainby Richard Manning

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2005; US$ 14.99

    In this provocative, wide-ranging book, Richard Manning offers a dramatically revisionist view of recent human evolution, beginning with the vast increase in brain size that set us apart from our primate relatives and brought an accompanying increase in our need for nourishment. For 290,000 years, we managed to meet that need as hunter-gatherers,... more...

  • Conservation on the High Seasby Simone Borg

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2012; US$ 40.00

    This timely book discusses various international norms that qualify the right, which all states have to access and exploit living resources in marine areas beyond national jurisdiction, in order to promote the conservation of such species. An intricate body of norms has accumulated over the last few decades, consisting of prior and subsequent rules... more...