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Thriving - LifeStyles with Love!

by Sheba Suphannahong eBookIt.com (December 04, 2014)

Thriving - LifeStyles with Love!

A collection of short stories for inspiration.

"Wonderful little Pepper-Uppers."

Each saga is shaped as a photo-essay and most need only a few minutes to read.

A different way to...


The Environment

by QA international Collectif Les Éditions Québec Amérique (September 05, 2012)

The Environment sheds light on the biosphere, the water cycle, erosion, ecosystems and climates. It also delves into environmental threats, including the depletion of the ozone layer, acid rain and deforestation....


The Visual Dictionary of Universe & Earth

by Ariane Archambault & Jean-Claude Corbeil Les Éditions Québec Amérique (July 20, 2012)

The Visual Dictionary of Universe and Earth takes the reader into a fascinating journey through cosmos to discover celestial bodies, astronomical observation equipment and astronautics, and then provides a complete...


Understanding Weather and the Environment

by QA international Collectif Les Éditions Québec Amérique (August 09, 2012)

For all curious readers, the Knowledge Guides open the door to a world of complex and captivating phenomena. Accurate, detailed visual information is all defined in lay language to make it readily accessible...


Understanding Plants & the Vegetable Kingdom

by QA international Collectif Les Éditions Québec Amérique (August 09, 2012)

The world of plants is astoundingly diverse. Thanks to 3 billion years of evolution, there are now more than 380,000 plant species on Earth. For all curious readers, the Knowledge Guides open the door to a world...


Going, Going, Gone

by Bloomsbury Publishing Bloomsbury Publishing (August 14, 2014)

We asked 100 conservation groups around the world: 'if you could pick one species that epitomises your work, which would it be?' From the RSPB to WWF to the Cheetah Conservation Fund, and many, many more, the...


A Message from Martha

by Mark Avery Bloomsbury Publishing (July 17, 2014)

September 1st, 2014 marked the centenary of one of the best-documented extinctions in history Â? the demise of the Passenger Pigeon. From being the commonest bird on the planet 50 years earlier, the species...


Cottage Daze 2-Book Bundle: Cottage Daze/Still in a Daze at the Cottage

by James Ross Dundurn (April 30, 2014)

The Cottage Daze books are a selection of stories aimed at cottagers - the hundreds of thousands across North America who head to their lakeside retreats each year. The seasons, wildlife, the environment, and...


The Voyageur Canadian Biographies 5-Book Bundle: The Firebrand / Mrs. Simcoe's Diary / The Scalpel, the Sword / The Men of the Last Frontier / Pilgrim

by William Kilbourn, Elizabeth Posthuma Simcoe, Mary Quayle Innis & Sydney Gordon et al. Dundurn (March 14, 2014)

Five books in the Voyageur Classics series celebrate the best in Canadian biographical letters, with two titles from the great Grey Owl, as well as books by or about Elizabeth Simcoe, Dr. Norman Bethune, and...


Business Strategy for Water Challenges: From risk to opportunity

by Stuart Orr & Guy Pegram DoSustainability (October 21, 2014)

This concise guide for professionals offers strategic steps for developing a corporate water stewardship strategy.


The Modern Ark

by Vicki Croke Scribner (September 09, 2014)

An in-depth look at the radical changes occurring in our nation’s zoos—from cement-paved mazes to simulated rain forests to completely natural landscapes—as well as the history behind the actual idea of...


Hunting the Hunters

by Laurens de Groot Bloomsbury Publishing (January 02, 2014)

'As the rest of the world stood by and watched, Laurens risked everything to defend these extraordinary mammals from extinction. A truly powerful and inspiring story.' Susan Sarandon

Laurens de Groot was a detective...


Leading into the World

by Paul Galbreath Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (September 24, 2014)

An exploration of ways to connect worship practices with the call of Christian disciples to care for the earth. Discussion of earth stewardship is largely absent from modern Sunday services, and this re-examination...


Many Heavens, One Earth: Readings on Religion and the Environment

by Clifford Chalmers Cain Lexington Books (January 01, 2012)

Many Heavens, One Earth is a collection of first-person voices from nine of the world religions. In fifteen articles, devotees and scholars reveal the contributions these traditions make to informing and motivating...


Where Do Camels Belong?: Why Invasive Species Aren't All Bad

by Ken Thompson Greystone Books (September 13, 2014)

Where do camels belong? In the Arab world is the obvious answer. But they are relative newcomers there. They evolved and lived for tens of millions of years in North America, while today they retain their greatest...


The Greenwash Effect

by Guy Pearse Skyhorse (August 05, 2014)

Going green is the new black for big business. But how real is the climate-friendly revolution that’s being advertised? Toyota would like us to think that Mother Nature drives a Prius, Ford wants us to “Join...


The Emergent Agriculture: Farming, Sustainability and the Return of the Local Economy

by Gary Kleppel & John Ikerd New Society Publishers (June 30, 2014)

Local, diverse and resilient – the new culture of food


The Compassionate Hunter's Guidebook: Hunting from the Heart

by Miles Olson New Society Publishers (April 07, 2014)

A comprehensive, practical guide for the ethical, compassionate hunter


Underminers: A Guide to Subverting The Machine

by Keith Farnish New Society Publishers (August 26, 2013)

A user's guide for dismantling modern civilization.


Small Stories, Big Changes: Agents of Change on the Frontlines of Sustainability

Computing Our Way to Paradise?: The Role of Internet and Communication Technologies in Sustainable Consumption and Globalization

by Robert Rattle AltaMira Press (January 16, 2010)

Computing Our Way to Paradise? challenges key assumptions concerning the role of Internet and communication technologies in globalization processes. The author argues that while globalization is predicated upon...


The Big Thirst

by Charles Fishman Free Press (February 14, 2011)

Praised as “an entertaining and torrential flow of a book” by Nature magazine, The Big Thirst is a startling examination of the passing of the golden age of water and the shocking facts about how water scarcity...


The Great Healthy Yard Project

by Diane Lewis She Writes Press (May 06, 2014)

A 2013 study released by the United States Geological Survey found that the chemicals we're putting in our yards are now in every stream, river, and lake, and half of our well water-all the sources of our drinking...


Chemtrails, HAARP, and the Full Spectrum Dominance of Planet Earth

by Elana Freeland Feral House (May 26, 2014)

The skies look strange and different. Scientists are discovering heavy metals in the soil. Chemtrails tells us why.


Bridget Stutchbury Two-Book Bundle

by Bridget Stutchbury HarperCollins Publishers (June 24, 2014)

A Yale-educated professor of biology, Bridget Stutchbury roams forests studying the social lives and sexual antics of birds, sharing with us the curious reasons for their strange behaviour, bright colouring...


Gotham Unbound

by Ted Steinberg Simon & Schuster (June 03, 2014)

Winner of the 2015 PROSE Award for US History

A “fascinating, encyclopedic history…of greater New York City through an ecological lens” (Publishers Weekly, starred review)—the sweeping story of one of...


Time and Complexity in Historical Ecology: Studies in the Neotropical Lowlands

by William Balee & Clark L. Erickson Columbia University Press (June 22, 2006)

This collection of studies by anthropologists, botanists, ecologists, and biologists is an important contribution to the emerging field of historical ecology. The book combines cutting-edge research with new...


Working Forests in the Neotropics: Conservation through Sustainable Management?

by Daniel J. Zarin, Janaki R. R. Alavalapati, Frances E. Putz & Marianne Schmink Columbia University Press (December 29, 2004)

-- Thomas Lovejoy, The H. John Heinz III Center for Science, Economics and the Environment


America's Public Lands: From Yellowstone to Smokey Bear and Beyond

by Randall K. Wilson Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (April 18, 2014)

Randall Wilson traces the often-forgotten ideas of nature that have shaped the evolution of America’s public land system. The result is a fresh, compelling, and comprehensive account of the most pressing policy...


Minding the Earth, Mending the World: Zen and the Art of Planetary Crisis

by Susan Murphy Counterpoint (April 21, 2014)

Shunryu Suzuki Roshi founded the San Francisco Zen Center in 1962, and after fifty years we have seen a fine group of Zen masters trained in the west take up the mantle and extend the practice of Zen in ways...


Walden and Civil Disobedience

by Henry David Thoreau Canterbury Classics (May 19, 2014)

The oft-quoted transcendentalist Henry David Thoreau is best known for two works: Walden and Civil Disobedience. Walden, first published in 1854, documents the time Thoreau spent living with nature in a hand-built...


Earth Spirit Living

by Ann Marie Holmes Atria Books/Beyond Words (March 15, 2011)

Earth Spirit Living is a revolutionary approach to lifestyle design and personal space. Author Ann Marie Holmes, an expert on earth energy systems, reveals that by picking up subtle cues from the natural world,...


One City

by Ethan Nichtern Wisdom Publications (May 01, 2011)

What you wear. What you say. What you think/ignore/buy/don't buy... Welcome to One City-Population: Everyone-where EVERYTHING you do matters. You've lived here your whole life, whether you know it or not.

Ethan...


How Much is Enough?

by Richard K. Payne Wisdom Publications (March 10, 2010)

The massive outpouring of consumer products available today might alone lead one to ask "How much is enough?" But at the same time, if we allow ourselves to see the social, political, economic and environmental...


Buddha at the Apocalypse

by Kurt Spellmeyer & Robert Thurman Wisdom Publications (April 10, 2010)

Timely and audacious, Buddha at the Apocalypse challenges us to look directly at the devastating assumptions underlying the very mechanisms of the modern world - and offers a clarion call to awaken from a pervasive...


Longing for Certainty

by Nyanasobhano Wisdom Publications (September 30, 2013)

In the same lyrical voice that met with such acclaim in Landscapes of Wonder, Bhikkhu Nyanasobhano invites us to look upon the natural world with new eyes and to find the truths of the Buddha's teachings in...


Ecotourism Development in Costa Rica: The Search for Oro Verde

by Andrew P. Miller Lexington Books (August 17, 2012)

This book by Andrew P. Miller, examines the role of ecotourism in Costa Rica and the way in which it intersects with policies to attract foreign direct investment. This authoritative exploration is essential...


Seeds of Hope: Wisdom and Wonder from the World of Plants

by Gail Hudson, Jane Goodall & Michael Pollan Grand Central Publishing (April 01, 2014)

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

From world-renowned scientist Jane Goodall, as seen in the new National Geographic documentary Jane, comes a fascinating examination of the critical role that trees and plants play in...


The Poetic Species: A Conversation with Edward O. Wilson and Robert Hass

by Robert Hass, Edward O. Wilson & Lee Briccetti Bellevue Literary Press (March 17, 2014)

A meeting of great minds at the intersection of the arts and sciences


The Story of Stuff

by Annie Leonard Free Press (March 09, 2010)

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...


Two Little Savages

by Ernest Thompson Seton Dover Publications (May 09, 2012)

Two boys learn how to build a fire without matches, navigate by the stars, blaze trails, read animal tracks, and perform other practical skills in this instructive and entertaining classic. 293 illustrations....


The Great Penguin Rescue

by Dyan deNapoli Free Press (October 26, 2010)

ON JUNE 23, 2000, the iron-ore carrier MV Treasure, en route from Brazil to China, foundered off the coast of Cape Town, South Africa, spilling 1,300 tons of oil into the ocean and contaminating the habitat...


The Rouge River Valley: An Urban Wilderness

by James E. Garratt Natural Heritage (April 15, 2000)

The Rouge River Valley is a unique yet very fragile and transient natural phenomenon existing within the confines of Toronto.


A Place to Walk: A Naturalist's Journal of the Lake Ontario Waterfront Trail

by Aleta Karstad Natural Heritage (August 15, 1995)

What do experienced field naturalists discover when they explore the heavily populated Lake Ontario shoreline as if they were surveying a wilderness for the first time?


Nature First: Outdoor Life the Friluftsliv Way

by Bob Henderson & Nils Vikander Natural Heritage (July 31, 2007)

Friluftsliv is an approach to creating a relationship between humans and nature. Nature First explores ways of applying this wisdom to everyday out-of-doors life.


Algonquin Wildlife: Lessons in Survival

by Norm Quinn, Cassandra Ward & Dan Strickland Natural Heritage (August 26, 2002)

A celebration of the vast array of wildlife studies ongoing in Ontarios very first provincial park.


The Lovely and the Wild

by Louise de Kiriline Lawrence & Glen Loates Natural Heritage (June 30, 1987)

From childhood Louise de Kiriline Lawrence dreamed of settling one day in a tranquil spot and living in harmony with nature.


To Whom the Wilderness Speaks

by Louise de Kiriline Lawrence & Aleta Karstad Natural Heritage (January 15, 1989)

"Lawrence was quite possibly the most remarkable woman in Canada. Certainly she was a remarkable nature writer." - Pat Barclay, Books in Canada


The Loghouse Nest

by Louise de Kiriline Lawrence Natural Heritage (March 15, 1988)

A charming account of the author's special relationship with the birds and wild creatures who shared her northern homesite at Pimisi Bay, near Mattawa, Ontario.


Social-Ecological Resilience and Law

by Ahjond S. Garmestani & Craig R. Allen Columbia University Press (February 25, 2014)

Environmental law envisions ecological systems as existing in an equilibrium state, or a “balance of nature,” reinforcing a rigid legal framework unable to absorb rapid environmental changes and innovations...