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- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2009; US$ 15.99
A guilty liberal finally snaps, swears off plastic, goes organic, becomes a bicycle nut, turns off his power, and generally becomes a tree-hugging lunatic who tries to save the polar bears and the rest of the planet from environmental catastrophe while dragging his baby daughter and Prada-wearing, Four Seasons?loving wife along for the ride. And... more...
- Little, Brown and Company 2013; US$ 14.99
A powerful investigation into the chances for humanity's future from the author of the bestseller The World Without Us . In his bestselling book The World Without Us , Alan Weisman considered how the Earth could heal and even refill empty niches if relieved of humanity's constant pressures. Behind that groundbreaking thought experiment was his... more...
- Free Press 2010; US$ 17.00
A classic exposé in company with An Inconvenient Truth and Silent Spring , The Story of Stuff expands on the celebrated documentary exploring the threat of overconsumption on the environment, economy, and our health. Leonard examines the ?stuff? we use everyday, offering a galvanizing critique and steps for a changed planet. The Story of Stuff... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 24.99
Water is the world?s life source and essential to all living creatures. Although we live on the blue planet, only 3 percent of all our water is drinkable. Yet we?ve grown accustomed to using it with abandon ? individuals consume about 80 to 100 gallons per day adding up to the equivalent of an Olympic sized swimming pool every year. By this decade?s... more...
- Allen & Unwin 2006; US$ 25.44
The inaugural winner of The Iremonger Award for Writing on Public Issues, this is a provocative exploration of urbanised Australia and a passionate plea for the suburbs to be given their rightful place in Australia's public consciousness. more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 2006; US$ 18.99
As the waters of the Mississippi River and Lake Pontchartrain began to pour into New Orleans, people began asking the big question--could any of this have been avoided? How much of the damage from Hurricane Katrina was bad luck, and how much was poor city planning? Steinberg's Acts of God is a provocative history of natural disasters in the United... more...
- Penguin Group US 2011; US$ 18.00
In Jared Diamond?s follow-up to the Pulitzer-Prize winning Guns, Germs and Steel , the author explores how climate change, the population explosion and political discord create the conditions for the collapse of civilization Environmental damage, climate change, globalization, rapid population growth, and unwise political choices were all... more...
- 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...
- Picador 2009; US$ 16.99
This Independence Day edition of Hot, Flat, and Crowded 2.0 includes an an exclusive preview of That Used to Be Us : How America Fell Behind in the World It Invented and How We Can Come Back , by Thomas L. Friedman and Michael Mandelbaum, on sale September 5th, 2011. A New York Times Book Review Notable Book of the Year A Washington... more...