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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....


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...


Defending Beef: The Case for Sustainable Meat Production

by Nicolette Hahn Niman Chelsea Green Publishing (October 30, 2014)

For decades it has been nearly universal dogma among environmentalists and health advocates that cattle and beef are public enemy number one.

But is the matter really so clear cut? Hardly, argues environmental...


How Bad Are Bananas?: The Carbon Footprint of Everything

by Mike Berners-Lee Greystone Books (April 01, 2011)

Part green-lifestyle guide, part popular science, How Bad Are Bananas? is the first book to provide the information we need to make carbon-savvy purchases and informed lifestyle choices and to build carbon considerations...


Earth Repair: A Grassroots Guide to Healing Toxic and Damaged Landscapes

by Leila Darwish New Society Publishers (May 31, 2013)

Resistance is fertile – bioremediation techniques to heal the earth.


Cold, Hungry and in the Dark: Exploding the Natural Gas Supply Myth

by Bill Powers & Art Berman New Society Publishers (June 14, 2013)

What the frack – exploding the myth of the natural gas “one hundred-year supply.”


The Sea Can Wash Away All Evils: Modern Marine Pollution and the Ancient Cathartic Ocean

by Kimberley Christine Patton Columbia University Press (December 12, 2006)

Kimberley Patton examines the environmental crises facing the world's oceans from the perspective of religious history. Much as the ancient Greeks believed, and Euripides wrote, that "the sea can wash away all...


Dust: The Inside Story of its Role in the September 11th Aftermath

by Paul J. Lioy & Thomas H. Kean Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (February 16, 2009)

Despite exhaustive reports about the September 11th attacks at the World Trade Center, no one report examines the dust that poured from the skies as the buildings collapsed in as much personal and technical...


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...


Foundations of the Earth: Global Ecological Change and the Book of Job

by H.H. Shugart Columbia University Press (July 08, 2014)

“Where were you when I laid the foundation of the earth?” God asks Job in the “Whirlwind Speech,” but Job cannot reply. This passage—which some environmentalists and religious scholars treat as a “green”...


Ecosickness in Contemporary U.S. Fiction: Environment and Affect

by Heather Houser Columbia University Press (June 03, 2014)

The 1970s brought a new understanding of the biological and intellectual impact of environmental crises on human beings. As efforts to prevent ecological and bodily injury aligned, a new literature of sickness...


Supply-Side Sustainability

by Timothy F. H. Allen, Joseph A. Tainter & Thomas W. Hoekstra Columbia University Press (February 19, 2003)

While environmentalists insist that lower rates of consumption of natural resources are essential for a sustainable future, many economists dismiss the notion that resource limits act to constrain modern, creative...


Grass, Soil, Hope: A Journey Through Carbon Country

by Courtney White & Michael Pollan Chelsea Green Publishing (May 13, 2014)

This book tackles an increasingly crucial question: What can we do about the seemingly intractable challenges confronting all of humanity today, including climate change, global hunger, water scarcity, environmental...


The Collapse of Western Civilization: A View from the Future

by Naomi Oreskes & Erik M. Conway Columbia University Press (June 24, 2014)

The year is 2393, and a senior scholar of the Second People's Republic of China presents a gripping and deeply disturbing account of how the children of the Enlightenment, the political and economic elites of...


Flight Ways: Life and Loss at the Edge of Extinction

by Thom van Dooren Columbia University Press (May 13, 2014)

A leading figure in the emerging field of extinction studies, Thom van Dooren puts philosophy into conversation with the natural sciences and his ethnographic encounters to vivify the cultural and ethical significance...


Energy Myths and Realities: Bringing Science to the Energy Policy Debate

by Vaclav Smil AEI Press (August 16, 2010)

There are many misconceptions about the future of global energy often presented as fact by the media, politicians, business leaders, activists, and even scientists_wasting time and money and hampering the development...


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...


Ozone Crisis: The 15-Year Evolution of a Sudden Global Emergency

by Sharon Roan Wiley (August 01, 1990)

The real story behind the Ozone Crisis

Straight from today's headlines, award-winning science writer Sharon Roan offers an incisive look at one of the planet's most pressing ecological concerns. Ozone Crisis...


Understanding Environmental Policy

by Steven Cohen Columbia University Press (June 03, 2014)

The first edition of this pragmatic course text emphasized the policy value of a "big picture" approach to the ethical, political, technological and scientific, economic, and management aspects of environmental...


The Boom

by Russell Gold Simon & Schuster (April 08, 2014)

The “best all-around book yet on fracking” (San Francisco Chronicle) from a Pulitzer Prize finalist: “Gold's work is a tour de force of contemporary journalism” (Booklist).

First invented in 1947, hydraulic...


Ecoambiguity, Community, and Development: Toward a Politicized Ecocriticism

by Vidya Sarveswaran, Swarnalatha Rangarajan, Scott Slovic & Inna Sukhenko et al. Lexington Books (February 19, 2014)

Ecoambiguity, Community, and Development extends the energetic and socially important tradition of postcolonial ecocriticism to regions of the world not normally considered in the postcolonial context, such...


The Insect Cookbook: Food for a Sustainable Planet

by Arnold van Huis, Henk van Gurp, Marcel Dicke & Françoise Takken-Kaminker et al. Columbia University Press (March 04, 2014)

The Definitive Guide to Insects as a Sustainable Food Source In The Insect Cookbook, two entomologists and a chef make the case for insects as a sustainable source of protein for humans and a necessary part...


Limits to Growth: The 30-Year Update

by Donella Meadows, Jorgen Randers & Dennis Meadows Chelsea Green Publishing (June 01, 2004)

In 1972, three scientists from MIT created a computer model that analyzed global resource consumption and production. Their results shocked the world and created stirring conversation about global 'overshoot,'...


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...


The Lost Language of Plants: The Ecological Importance of Plant Medicine to Life on Earth

by Stephen Harrod Buhner Chelsea Green Publishing (March 01, 2002)

This could be the most important book you will read this year. Around the office at Chelsea Green it is referred to as the "pharmaceutical Silent Spring." Well-known author, teacher, lecturer, and herbalist...


Environmental Science and Technology: Concepts and Applications

by Frank R. Spellman & Nancy E. Whiting Government Institutes (June 02, 2006)

Designed for both professional and student use, the new Second Edition includes recent improvements in the application of new technologies and materials on the environment. It also places greater emphasis on...


Climate Change, Sustainable Development, and Human Security: A Comparative Analysis

by Dhirendra K. Vajpeyi, Rebecca McGuire, Cheng Fang-Ting & Natalia Eremina et al. Lexington Books (September 26, 2013)

The main focus of the book is to analyze pros and cons of the climate change debate among scholars, policy makers and scientist, and its impact on human security in various countries.


The Climate War: True Believers, Power Brokers, and the Fight to Save the Earth

by Eric Pooley Hachette Books (June 08, 2010)

In The Climate War, Eric Pooley--deputy editor of Bloomberg BusinessWeek--does for global warming what Bob Woodward did for presidents and Lawrence Wright did for terrorists. In this epic tale of an American...


Spoil Island: Reading the Makeshift Archipelago

by Charlie Hailey Lexington Books (August 01, 2013)

Spoil islands are overlooked places combining dirt with paradise, waste-land with “brave new world,” and wildness with human intervention. Mundane products of dredging, these islands form an uninvestigated...


Science and International Environmental Policy: Regimes and Nonregimes in Global Governance

by Radoslav S. Dimitrov Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (November 09, 2005)

The proliferation of environmental agreements is a defining feature of modern international relations that has attracted considerable academic attention. Typically focusing on happy-end stories of policy creation,...


Wetlands

by Karen L. McGlothlin, Sharon L. Spray, Thomas Michael Power & William B. Meyer et al. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (February 16, 2004)

Wetlands introduces students to the natural ecological functions and policy issues of wetlands so they will have a solid understanding of why these ecosystems are necessary and why their governance remains a...


Telling Our Way to the Sea

by Aaron Hirsh Farrar, Straus and Giroux (August 06, 2013)

A luminous and revelatory journey into the science of life and the depths of the human experience

By turns epic and intimate, Telling Our Way to the Sea is both a staggering revelation of unraveling ecosystems...


Globalization, Health, and the Environment: An Integrated Perspective

by Greg Guest AltaMira Press (September 29, 2005)

Leading health scholars reveal the impact of globalization on human health, as it is mediated through environmental change. Through case studies of cultures around the world, they examine the bio-cultural intersection...


Environmental Compliance Made Easy: A Checklist Approach for Industry

by Andre R. Cooper Sr. Government Institutes (August 01, 2003)

The newly revised and thoroughly updated Environmental Compliance Made Easy handbook from Government Institutes' popular 'Made Easy' series reorganizes thousands of pages worth of federal environmental regulatory...


Harmony

by Charles HRH The Prince of Wales HarperCollins (November 02, 2010)

For the first time, His Royal Highness Charles, the Prince of Wales, shares his views on how mankind’s most pressing modern challenges are rooted in our disharmony with nature. In the vein of Al Gore’s An...


The Weather of the Future

by Heidi Cullen HarperCollins e-books (August 24, 2010)

From Heidi Cullen, one of America’s foremost experts on weather and climate change and a senior research scientist with Climate Central, comes The Weather of the Future, a fascinating and provocative book...


The Way the Wind Blows: Climate Change, History, and Human Action

by Roderick J. McIntosh, Joseph A. Tainter & Susan Keech McIntosh Columbia University Press (August 24, 2000)

Scientists and policymakers are beginning to understand in ever-increasing detail that environmental problems cannot be understood solely through the biophysical sciences. Environmental issues are fundamentally...


Environmental Science: Principles and Practices

by Frank R. Spellman & Melissa L. Stoudt Scarecrow Press (February 14, 2013)

The goal of Environmental Science: Principles and Practices provides the scientific principles, concepts, applications, and methodologies required to understand the interrelationships of the natural world, to...


The Handbook of Environmental Health

by Frank R. Spellman & Melissa L. Stoudt Scarecrow Press (February 01, 2013)

Environmental issues, global warming, pollution, and chemical dumping, are ever present in the news. But what about the health problems these issues pose? Frank Spellman and Melissa Stoudt identify the hazardous...


How to Land a Top-Paying Funeral Director Job: Your Complete Guide to Opportunities, Resumes and Cover Letters, Interviews, Salaries, Promotions, What

by Brad Andrews Emereo Publishing (October 24, 2012)

How to Land a Top-Paying Funeral Director Job: Your Complete Guide to Opportunities, Resumes and Cover Letters, Interviews, Salaries, Promotions, What to Expect From Recruiters and More!


Kicking the Carbon Habit: Global Warming and the Case for Renewable and Nuclear Energy

by William Sweet Columbia University Press (May 16, 2006)

With glaciers melting, oceans growing more acidic, species dying out, and catastrophic events like Hurricane Katrina ever more probable, strong steps must be taken now to slow global warming. Further warming...


Calls Beyond Our Hearing

by Holly Menino St. Martin's Press (April 10, 2012)

A worldwide journey through the mystery and science of animal communication.

Calls Beyond Our Hearing is a fascinating exploration of animals, their voices, and their survival. Traveling from Panama to England,...


The Whale and the Supercomputer

Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Science and Technology 2004

by Charles Wohlforth Farrar, Straus and Giroux (May 04, 2005)

In The Whale and the Supercomputer, scientists and natives wrestle with our changing climate in the land where it has hit first--and hardest

A traditional Eskimo whale-hunting party races to shore near Barrow,...


Coal River

by Michael Shnayerson Farrar, Straus and Giroux (January 08, 2008)

One of America's most dramatic environmental battles is unfolding in southern West Virginia. Coal companies are blasting the mountains, decapitating them for coal. The forested ridge tops and valley streams...


Fight for the Bay: Why a Dark Green Environmental Awakening is Needed to Save the Chesapeake Bay

by Howard R. Ernst Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (November 16, 2009)

Hailed by Robert F. Kennedy Jr. as 'a must read for anyone concerned about environmental protection,' this challenging book provides a wake-up call for those concerned about the future of the Chesapeake Bay...


Toxicology for Non-Toxicologists

by Ph. E. D. Stelljes Government Institutes (November 26, 2007)

Providing non-scientific readers with basic toxicological concepts, this updated edition of Toxicology for Non-Toxicologists explains how those concepts and their applications affect everyday life. Readers will...


The Cerrados of Brazil: Ecology and Natural History of a Neotropical Savanna

by Paulo S. Oliveira & Robert J. Marquis Columbia University Press (October 02, 2002)

While the imperiled Brazilian rainforest has been the focus of considerable international media attention and conservation efforts, the massive grasslands of Brazil—known as the cerrados—which cover roughly...


Geology for Nongeologists

by Frank R. Spellman Government Institutes (July 16, 2009)

Geology for Nongeologists introduces basic concepts in geology: how rocks, minerals, and fossils are classified, how wind, ice, and water have shaped the earth, how mountains are formed, and how volcanoes, geysers,...


Forest and Labor in Madagascar: From Colonial Concession to Global Biosphere

by Genese Marie Sodikoff Indiana University Press (October 17, 2012)

Protecting the unique plants and animals that live on Madagascar while fueling economic growth has been a priority for the Malagasy state, international donors, and conservation NGOs since the late 1980s. Forest...


Environmental Political Philosophy

by Olli Loukola & Wojciech W. Gasparski Transaction Publishers (December 31, 2011)

The need for solutions to environmental problems is urgent. Expanded environmental research and knowledge, along with interest in environmental issues, has focused attention on the social, political, and practical...