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  • Cradle to Cradleby Michael Braungart; William McDonough

    Random House 2009; US$ 12.68

    Recycling is good, isn’t it? In this visionary book, chemist Michael Braungart and architect William McDonough challenge this status quo and put forward a manifesto for an intriguing and radically different philosophy of environmentalism. "Reduce, reuse, recycle”. This is the standard “cradle to grave” manufacturing model dating back to the... more...

  • The World Without Usby Alan Weisman

    St. Martin's Press 2007; US$ 13.30

    A penetrating take on how our planet would respond without the relentless pressure of the human presence more...

  • Plastic Oceanby Capt. Charles Moore

    Penguin Publishing Group 2011; US$ 17.48

    The researcher who discovered the Great Pacific Garbage Patch—and remains one of today's key advocates for plastic pollution awareness—inspires a fundamental rethinking of the modern Plastic Age.  In 1997, environmentalist Charles Moore discovered the world's largest collection of floating trash—the Great Pacific Garbage Patch ("GPGP")—while sailing... more...

  • Networks: A Very Short Introductionby Guido Caldarelli; Michele Catanzaro

    OUP Oxford 2012; US$ 7.99

    Networks are involved in many aspects of everyday life, from food webs in ecology and the spread of pandemics to social networking and public transport. This Very Short Introduction explores the basics of network theory to understand the science of complexity and its importance, using examples from nature, technology, and society, and history. more...

  • Cradle to Cradleby William McDonough; Michael Braungart

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2010; US$ 21.00

    A manifesto for a radically different philosophy and practice of manufacture and environmentalism "Reduce, reuse, recycle" urge environmentalists; in other words, do more with less in order to minimize damage. But as this provocative, visionary book argues, this approach perpetuates a one-way, "cradle to grave" manufacturing model that dates to... more...

  • A Handbook of Industrial Ecologyby Robert U. Ayres; Leslie Ayres

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2002; US$ 60.00

    Industrial ecology is coming of age and this book brings together leading scholars to present a state-of-the-art overview of the subject. Each part of the book comprehensively covers the following issues in a systematic style: the goals and achievements of industrial ecology and the history of the field; methodology, covering the main approaches to... more...

  • Shaping Ecologyby Peter G. Ayres

    Wiley 2012; US$ 32.95 US$ 29.66

    Sir Arthur Tansley was the leading figure in ecology for the first half of the 20th century, founding the field, and forming its first professional societies. He was the first President of the British Ecological Society and the first chair of the Field Studies Council. His work as a botanist is considered seminal and he is recognized as one of the... more...

  • Ecology of North Americaby Brian R. Chapman; Eric G. Bolen

    Wiley 2015; US$ 90.95 US$ 81.86

    North America contains an incredibly diverse array of natural environments, each supporting unique systems of plant and animal life. These systems, the largest of which are biomes, form intricate webs of life that have taken millennia to evolve. This richly illustrated book introduces readers to this extraordinary array of natural communities and... more...

  • Biomes and Ecosystemsby Robert Warren Howarth

    Salem Press 2013; US$ 395.00

    Illustrates the biology, geography, history and ecological importance of biomes and ecosystems around the world. more...