Nature and Commerce in Gateway Communities. By Jim Howe
et al. Offers important lessons in preserving the character of
communities near national and state parks, wildlife refuges, and
other public lands without sacrificing economic well-being. As Kindle | More...
Environmental Technology: Water Supply, Waste Management & Pollution
By Jerry A. Nathanson. A practical introduction to water supply,
waste management, and pollution control. For individuals working
in the fields of environmental quality control and public health
protection as well as for civil engineers, wastewater technicians,
and water treatment professionals. Mathematical topics are introduced
at a relatively basic level, and review sections are included so
that readers with little knowledge of biology, chemistry, geology,
or hydraulics can comprehend and use the book. More...
High Gas Prices Now!
MacEachern. Sets out practical, and easy-to-do things
one can do to reduce gasoline consumption, and quantifies the
savings that will result. As Kindle | More
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of Science and Reason: How Anti-Environmental Rhetoric Threatens
Ehrlich and Anne Ehrlich. In this hard-hitting book, world-renowned scientists Paul and Anne Ehrlich speak out against the deliberate misstatement of scientific findings designed to support an anti-environmental worldview and political agenda. Issues including overpopulation, depletion of the ozone layer, global warming, and loss of biodiversity have been diminished in the public imagination using pseudoscientific counter evidence, often the output of politically motivated foundations. Examples are methodically refuted. As Kindle | More
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Basics for the Home.
Bond. Offers more than 800 simple and practical alternatives to common household toxins, covering everything from skin care to gardening. Adopting these suggestions and formulas isn't hard. "Mixing up face creams or wood stain isn't much different than cleaning the windows with vinegar, soap, and water instead of using Brand X," Bond explains. "With a few staples we can clean our houses, wash our hair, or rid the dog's bed of fleas." These days it's impossible to lead a life that is toxin-free, but you can reduce your exposure, and Better Basics explains how. More
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Better Environmental Decisions. Edited by Ken Sexton,
et al. Responds to the need for improved environmental decisions
by bringing together leading scholars and practitioners to provide
an interdisciplinary introduction to the subject. More...
By Eben V. Fodor. Benefits from growth that exploits the commons
accrue to a few, while costs are distributed across the entire
community. Fodor marshals evidence from almost every state to
prove his point. More...
| Beyond Ecophobia: Reclaiming the Heart in Nature Education. By David Sobel. Describes developmentally appropriate environmental education activities and a list of related children’s books. A collection of Orion Magazine’s most popular articles. More...
Malthus: Nineteen Dimensions of the Population Challenge.
Brown. Examines the impacts of population growth on global resources and services, including food, fresh water, fisheries, jobs, education, income, and health. After examining
the stakes involved in potentially adding another 3.3 billion people
to the world population over the next fifty years, Brown and his co-authors
call for expansion of international family planning assistance and new
investment in educating young people - especially women - to promote
a shift to smaller families. More
the Rangeland Conflict: Toward a West That Works.
By Dan Dagget. How ranchers and environmentalists on the Western
Range can work together to achieve common goals. Nominated for
a Pulitzer Prize and in its third printing, this book describes
ten ranchers, from Mexico to Montana, who decided to work with
environmentalists rather than fight against them. More
Recycling: A Re-user's Guide.
By Kathy Stein. Describes 336 environment-friendly, money-saving
ways to re-use 70 types of common products, most of them not currently
accepted for recycling. It also helps readers locate businesses
and non-profit organizations that accept products not suited for
average household re-use. More...
Bicycle Repair Manual. By Richard Ballantine & Richard
Grant. The authors of the best-selling bicycle books of all time
solve every repair task from simple roadside repairs to complete
overhauls. Every type of bicycle is covered. More...
Green Purse: Use Your Spending Power to Create a Cleaner, Greener
MacEachern. Explains how women can harness the "power
of their purse" and intentionally shift spending to commodities
that have the greatest environmental benefit. Targets twenty products,
including cars, cosmetics, coffee, food, paper, appliances, and
cleansers, where women's dollars can make a dramatic difference.
Provides easy-to-follow guidelines and lists so women can choose
the greenest option. As Kindle | More
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America: How to Achieve Energy Security, Free America from Middle-east
Oil Dependence And Make Money Growing Fuel.
Tickell. Provides a fresh perspective on our oil-laden
history (why America is more dependent on oil than any other nation),
our present position of energy compromise, and the true potential
for a fossil-fuel-free future. Shows that an abundance of available,
economically viable, and profitable energy solutions exists. More
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Designing With Nature to Protect the Environment.
Wann. Explains why we must all consider the environmental
consequences of our individual and community actions in everything
from the simple tasks of our daily lives to the construction techniques
of major developments. In addition to thinking logically, we must
learn to think biologically. More...
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Frontier: Dispatches from America's Ocean Wilderness.
Helvarg. A panoramic chronicle of America's maritime history
and the challenges that our coastal and marine environments face
today. Demonstrating how national policymaking on the oceans is
enmeshed in a welter of competing jurisdictions, Blue Frontier
argues for strong omnibus legislation and the creation of truly
protected marine wilderness reserves. More...
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| Branching Out, Digging In: Environmental Advocacy and Agenda Setting. By Sarah Pralle. Explores how advocacy groups negotiate and strategize in increasingly competitive and complex political situations. By focusing on two cases of forest policy in the U.S. and Canada, the Clayoquot Sound controversy in British Columbia and the Quincy Library Group case in the Sierra Nevada mountains of northern California, it shows the different ways advocacy groups exploit new opportunities and overcome constraints. Develops a dynamic new model of conflict management by advocacy groups that puts a premium on nimble timing, flexibility, targeting, and tactics to gain the advantage. As Kindle | More...
Gridlock: Moving Toward Transportation that Works.
Motavalli. Examines smart cars and smart tolls as responses
to sprawl, and telecommuting and e-commerce as a reaction to burgeoning
"edge cities." Considers cleaner cars as well as potential
improvements in bus, water and air transportation. More...
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Breaking New Ground: A Personal History. By Lester Brown. An inspirational memoir tracing Brown’s life from a small-farm childhood to leadership as a global environmental activist. The Washington Post praised him as “one of the world’s most influential thinkers.” At the U.S. Department of Agriculture, he pieced together the clues that led him to sound the alarm on an impending famine in India, and his urgent warning helped save millions. He went on to found the Worldwatch and Earth Policy Institutes. His book, Who Will Feed China?, led to a broad restructuring of China’s agricultural policy. As Kindle | More…
| Breaking New Ground: Mining, Minerals and Sustainable Development.
Edited by Linda Starke. Analyzes the different needs and risks of all those affected by mining as well as the issues of supply and demand for minerals throughout the world. Offers a model that other industries can follow. More...
Trail: A Climbing Life.
Blum. A legendary trailblazer, Arlene Blum defied the climbing establishment of the 1970s by leading the first all-female teams on successful ascents of Mount McKinley and Annapurna. At the same time, her groundbreaking scientific work challenged gender stereotypes in the academic community and led to legislation banning carcinogens in children’s sleepwear. A moving testament to the power of taking risks and pursuing dreams, Breaking Trail recounts Blum’s journey from an overprotected childhood in Chicago to the tops of some of the highest peaks on earth. As Kindle | More
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an Ark: 101 Solutions to Animal Suffering.
By Guy Dauncey. Factory farms, habitat destruction, animal product
testing, the abuse and neglect of companion animals, the illegal
trade in endangered species, all create unnecessary suffering
for animals. Extensively researched and drawing on practical examples
from around the world, this book provides a voice for animals
and for the humans who have dedicated their lives to building
a sustainable future for all species. More
Green: A Complete How-To Guide to Alternative Building Methods.
By Clarke Snell and Tim Callahan. From site selection to the addition
of final-touch interior details, follow the real construction of
an alternative house incorporating straw bale, cob, cordwood, and
modified stick frame building methods. Discusses the fundamental
concepts of construction, substitutes for conventional approaches,
and how to plan a home that's not only comfortable and beautiful,
but environmentally responsible. More than 1,200 close-up photographs,
along with in-depth descriptions. More...
Building a Sustainable Society. By Lester Brown. A clarion call to a nation just beginning to crawl from under the "oil shock" of the mid 70s. With this cautionary tale as the centerpiece of his story, Brown gives us a not so subtle warning of what is likely to happen to us: Our modern culture is vectored for an untimely and ignominious death similar to that of the Mayans. More…
Without Borders: Sustainable Construction for the Global Village.
E. Kennedy. Describes pioneering efforts to create sustainable
shelter for the billions currently under-housed. It surveys projects
around the world that are housing the homeless (without destroying
natural habitats to do so) by drawing upon local traditions such
as bamboo, straw bale and earthen construction. More...
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Business Guide to Sustainability.
Hitchcock and Marsha Willard. A no-nonsense guide on how to "green"
your office or business. This easy-to-use manual has been written
by top business consultants specifically to help managers, business
owners, organizational leaders, and aspiring environmental managers
and sustainability co-ordinators. It demystifies sustainability,
untangles the plethora of sustainability frameworks, tools and
practices, and makes it easy for the average person in any organization
to move toward sustainability. As Kindle | More... | Darcy
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Ecology and Evolution Taking Flight.
Ehrlich. The world's leading experts synthesize current knowledge of butterflies to show how the study of these fascinating creatures as model systems can lead to a deeper understanding of ecological and evolutionary patterns and processes in general. Twenty-six chapters cover the uses of butterflies in the study of behavior, ecology, genetics and evolution, systematics, and conservation biology. An exciting new perspective of butterflies as a comprehensive model system for all the sciences concerned with biodiversity and its preservation.
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