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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....


Surviving Out of Your Backpack

by David Skipworth eBookIt.com (May 09, 2014)

This book helps to prepare your backpack with essentials that will give you the advantage needed to survive. It will show you how to use these important essentials in time of need. This book explains different...


Extracted: How the Quest for Mineral Wealth Is Plundering the Planet

by Ugo Bardi & Jorgen Randers Chelsea Green Publishing (April 09, 2014)

As we dig, drill, and excavate to unearth the planet's mineral bounty, the resources we exploit from ores, veins, seams, and wells are gradually becoming exhausted. Mineral treasures that took millions, or even...


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...


Guarding the Goldfields: The story of the Yukon Field Force

by Brereton Greenhous Dundurn (July 26, 1996)

Canada's gold rush of the late 1890s attracted dreamers and schemers from all over North America. Guarding the Goldfields is the story of the men sent to guard the Yukon and maintain order.


Almaguin Chronicles: Memories of the Past

by Astrid Taim Natural Heritage (January 31, 2007)

Almaguin Chronicles explores the relationship between lumbering and settlement in the Parry Sound District the last frontier of this part of Ontario.


Five Acres and Independence

by Maurice G. Kains Dover Publications (May 20, 2013)

This classic of the back-to-the-land movement is packed with solid, timeless information. Written by a renowned horticulturist, it has taught generations how to make their land self-sufficient. 95 figures.


Growth of the Soil

by Knut Hamsun & W. W. Worster Dover Publications (June 04, 2013)

A grand, sweeping saga of sacrifice and struggle by a Nobel Laureate, this tale recaptures the world of Norwegian homesteaders at the turn of the 20th century.


The Citizen-Powered Energy Handbook: Community Solutions to a Global Crisis

by Greg Pahl & Richard Heinberg Chelsea Green Publishing (March 07, 2007)

In the wake of Hurricane Katrina, Al Gore's summer blockbuster An Inconvenient Truth, and crude oil prices soaring to all-time highs, more people than ever know the truth about our oil addiction. Global warming...


Biodiesel: Growing a New Energy Economy, 2nd Edition

by Greg Pahl & Bill McKibben Chelsea Green Publishing (September 15, 2008)

For anyone who is trying to keep up with the extremely rapid developments in the biodiesel industry, the second edition of Biodiesel: Growing a New Energy Economy is an invaluable aid. The breathtaking speed...


Gaviotas: A Village to Reinvent the World, 2nd Edition

by Alan Weisman Chelsea Green Publishing (September 03, 2008)

Los Llanos—the rain-leached, eastern savannas of war-ravaged Colombia—are among the most brutal environments on Earth and an unlikely setting for one of the most hopeful environmental stories ever told....


Climate Solutions: A Citizen's Guide

by Peter Barnes & Bill McKibben Chelsea Green Publishing (April 15, 2008)

Millions of Americans are demanding that all levels of government—local, state, and federal—take immediate and effective action to fight climate change. But there’s a big problem. Hundreds of policy ideas...


Britain's Game Fishes: Celebration and Conservation of Salmonids

by Mark Everard & Paul Knight Pelagic Publishing (March 25, 2013)

This book explores the importance of fishes of the salmon family for the wellbeing of society. Important as they are for food and recreation, this book shows their importance as 'ambassadors of the wild' - as...


Crimes Against Nature

by Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

Crimes against Nature reveals the hidden history behind three of the nation's first parklands: the Adirondacks, Yellowstone, and the Grand Canyon. Focusing on conservation's impact on local inhabitants, Karl...


Alaska

by Walter R. Borneman HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

The history of Alaska is filled with stories of new land and new riches -- and ever present are new people with competing views over how the valuable resources should be used: Russians exploiting a fur empire;...


Almaguin: A Highland History

by Astrid Taim Natural Heritage (July 15, 1998)

The Almaguin Highlands, an extensive territory covering the Magnetawan River district, is a land rich with waterways and a lively history.


Deep Water

by Jacques Leslie Farrar, Straus and Giroux (May 15, 2007)

"If the wars of the last century were fought over oil, the wars of this century will be fought over water." -Ismail Serageldin, The World Bank

The giant dams of today are the modern Pyramids, colossally expensive...


Rising Powers, Shrinking Planet

by Michael T. Klare Henry Holt and Co. (April 15, 2008)

From the author of the now-classic Resource Wars, an indispensable account of how the world's diminishing sources of energy are radically changing the international balance of power

Recently, an unprecedented...


Boom, Bust, Boom: A Story About Copper, the Metal that Runs the World

by Bill Carter Scribner (October 16, 2012)

From “a first-rate writer in the fascinating tradition of Junger and Krakauer” (Jim Harrison, author of Legends of the Fall), a sweeping account of civilization’s complete dependence on copper and what...


Barberries : A Study of Uses and Origins

by Frederick Leroy Sargent Lm Publishers (September 04, 2019)

The common barberry (Berberis vulgaris), being so abundant over the greater part of Europe, native to the soil, and at the same time both useful and beautiful, has naturally come to hold an important place in...


Rivers of Restoration

by John Ross Skyhorse (February 15, 2011)

A beautiful tribute to twenty rivers restored by the work of Trout Unlimited and its members. We all love rivers and the trout that the best of them hold. For fifty years, the volunteers of Trout Unlimited have...


The Urban Prepper - A Quick Start Handbook for Modern Day Preppers to Prepare For Any Disasters

by Old Natural Ways & Evelyn Scott Old Natural Ways (November 01, 2018)

Quick And Easy Guide To Prepare For Any Disaster The Urban Prepper Disasters occur unexpectedly. Everyone, both rich and poor, suffer from the same effects and even lose lives in extreme cases. What makes the...


Prepper's Survival Pantry: A Beginner's Guide to Modern Day Prepping For Food, Water, And Storage

by Old Natural Ways & Evelyn Scott Old Natural Ways (November 01, 2018)

Knowledge and correct information are the first steps to survival. There are generic preparations that are appropriate for every emergency situation. However, concrete and careful planning is needed for you...


Master Recipes from the Herbal Apothecary

by JJ Pursell Timber Press (March 05, 2019)

“This incredible, in-depth, and easy-to-access resource is a must for all of us who wish to learn more about healing ourselves through the plant world.” —Shiva Rose, actress, activist, and founder of The...


Fire Making

by Daniel Hume The Experiment (May 15, 2018)

A Richly Illustrated Guide to Making Fire Without a Lighter

If you ask outdoorsman Daniel Hume for the fastest, most practical way to start a fire, he’ll tell you: Use a match. But he probably won’t stop...


Dinosaurs—The Grand Tour

by Keiron Pim & Jack Horner The Experiment (February 16, 2016)

From Aardonyx to Zuniceratops—A Dino-Mite Gathering of All the Dinosaurs (More Than 300!) Worth Knowing About

We live in a golden age of paleontological discovery—the perfect time to dig in to the spectacular...


Modern Rockhounding and Prospecting Handbook

by Garret Romaine Falcon Guides (October 01, 2018)

 This volume gives you the basic tools to transition from “pebble pup” to expert rockhound and explains everything from geology basics, identification tips, tools of the trade, how to record your findings,...


North American Wildlife Policy and Law

by Bruce D. Leopold, Winifred B. Kessler & James L. Cummins Boone and Crockett Club (July 15, 2018)

Students, university faculty, and wildlife professionals now have an indispensable book that provides a full and accurate account of natural resource policy and law as it relates to wildlife in North America...


Eager

by Ben Goldfarb Chelsea Green Publishing (June 27, 2018)

In Eager, environmental journalist Ben Goldfarb reveals that our modern idea of what a healthy landscape looks like and how it functions is wrong, distorted by the fur trade that once trapped out millions of...


Eat Less Water

by Florencia Ramirez Red Hen Press (November 01, 2017)

Experts predict two-thirds of people living on this planet in 2030 will experience water scarcity, a situation expected to result in the deaths of millions and an unprecedented rise in military conflicts. Can...


Edges, Fringes, Frontiers

by Thomas Henfrey Berghahn Books (September 01, 2018)

Based on an ethnographic account of subsistence use of Amazonian forests by Wapishana people in Guyana, Edges, Frontiers, Fringes examines the social, cultural and behavioral bases for sustainability and resilience...


Managing Upland Resources

by Lois Mansfield Whittles Publishing (March 01, 2018)

Many traditional approaches to rural land management are strictly sectoral, with a rigid introspective focus. Consequently the impact of silo-driven change on other land users they can often be overlooked or...


Recycling Our Future

by Ranjit S. Baxi Whittles Publishing (January 30, 2015)

Every day, every one of us contributes to the waste problem but, despite being a part of our lives, waste is poorly understood, even by those who should know better. We live in a throw-away society and yet what...


Dam Nation

by Stephen Grace Globe Pequot Press (May 07, 2013)

In the scramble to claim water rights in the West during the fevered days of early emigration and expansion, running out of water was rarely a concern, and the dam building fever that transformed the West in...


Waterworlds

by Kirsten Hastrup & Frida Hastrup Berghahn Books (November 01, 2015)

In one form or another, water participates in the making and unmaking of people's lives, practices, and stories. Contributors' detailed ethnographic work analyzes the union and mutual shaping of water and social...


Consulting the Genius of the Place: An Ecological Approach to a New Agriculture

by Wes Jackson Counterpoint (September 01, 2011)

Locavore leaders such as Alice Waters, Michael Pollan, and Barbara Kingsolver all speak of the need for sweeping changes in how we get our food. A longtime leader of this movement is Wes Jackson, who for decades...


Nature as Teacher – New Principles in the Working of Nature

by Viktor Schauberger & Callum Coats Gill Books (May 24, 1999)

Today we are standing helpless and perplexed. With no glimmer of improvement anywhere in sight, we feel hopelessly propelled towards a forlorn future. It is understandable therefore than an increasing number...


The Water Wizard – The Extraordinary Properties of Natural Water

by Viktor Schauberger & Callum Coats Gill Books (November 05, 1999)

More energy is encapsulated in every drop of good spring water than an average-sized power station is presently able to produce.

Viktor Schauberger (1885–1958)

Water – all life depends on it. Yet how often...


The Energy Evolution – Harnessing Free Energy from Nature

by Viktor Schauberger & Callum Coats Gill Books (October 05, 2000)

The Energy Evolution, the final volume in the revolutionary Eco-Technology series, contains radical environmentalist Viktor Schauberger’s groundbreaking writings on methods for energy generation that harness...


The Fertile Earth – Nature's Energies in Agriculture, Soil Fertilisation and Forestry

by Viktor Schauberger & Callum Coats Gill Books (July 13, 2000)

How does nature work? When one looks closely at the enormously complex web of life, it is impossible not to be caught by the wonder of how all living things – including rocks and crystals – are interconnected....


Natural Resources and Conflict in Africa

by Abiodun Alao University of Rochester Press (October 13, 2007)

Conflict over natural resources has made Africa the focus of international attention, particularly during the last decade. From oil in Nigeria and diamonds in the Democratic Republic of Congo, to landin Zimbabwe...


Origins

by Frank H. T. Rhodes Comstock Publishing Associates (July 28, 2016)

"Fossils are the fragments from which, piece by laborious piece, the great mosaic of the history of life has been constructed. Here and there, we can supplement these meager scraps by the use of biochemical...


Unlikely Alliances

by Zolt�n Grossman & Winona Laduke University of Washington Press (June 07, 2017)

Often when Native nations assert their treaty rights and sovereignty, they are confronted with a backlash from their neighbors, who are fearful of losing control of the natural resources. Yet, when both groups...


Rockhounding Colorado

by William A. Kappele & Gary Warren Falcon Guides (April 01, 2017)

Rockhounding Colorado takes you to 100 of the best rockhounding sites in the state. Search for amethyst and quartz at the Crystal Hill Mine, check out the view at Douglas Pass while looking for leaf imprints...


A Journey Toward Environmental Stewardship

by Michael Zagata Michael D. Zagata (May 13, 2017)

Raised in up-state NY, Mike earned a BS and MS in secondary science at SUNY-Oneonta and Cornell and then a Ph.D. in wildlife ecology at Iowa State University.  His varied career included an assistant professorship...


Radical Simplicity

by Jim Merkel New Society Publishers (September 01, 2003)

Imagine you are first in line at a potluck buffet. The spread includes not just food and water, but all the materials needed for shelter, clothing, healthcare, and education. How do you know how much to take?...


Kid’s Guide to Types of Landforms - Children's Science & Nature

by Baby Professor Baby Professor (February 15, 2017)

What are landforms? Why should you study them? You study landforms because they are part of geology. They help you to better understand life here on Earth. This book will not just show you what landforms are,...


Fossils and Paleontology for kids: Facts, Photos and Fun | Children's Fossil Books

by Baby Professor Baby Professor (February 15, 2017)

If you impose education on a child, then chances are high that learning will fail. But if make the task easy to do and fun, then chances are high your child will fall in love with knowledge! The key is to use...


The Triumph of Seeds

by Thor Hanson Basic Books (March 24, 2015)

Winner of the 2016 PNBA Book Award

A finalist for the 2016 AAAS/Subaru SB&F Prize for Excellence in Science Books, Young Adult Science Book category

We live in a world of seeds. From our morning toast to the cotton...


Dinosaur Destinations: Finding America's Best Dinosaur Dig Sites, Museums and Exhibits

by Jon Kramer, Julie Martinez & Vernon Morris Adventure Publications (April 04, 2016)

When it comes to dinosaurs and other fascinating fossils, the U.S. has it all, from Tyrannosaurus rex and Triceratops to Stegosaurus and Brachiosaurus. Dinosaur Destinations, by Jon Kramer, Julie Martinez, and...