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Balancing 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...

Basic Environmental Technology: Water Supply, Waste Management & Pollution Control. 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...

Beat High Gas Prices Now! By Diane 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… | Diane MacEachern EcoSpeakers Info >>

Betrayal of Science and Reason: How Anti-Environmental Rhetoric Threatens Our Future. By Paul 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… | Paul Ehrlich EcoSpeakers Info >>

Better Basics for the Home. By Annie 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… | Annie Bond EcoSpeakers Info >>

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...

Better, Not Bigger. 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...

Beyond Malthus: Nineteen Dimensions of the Population Challenge. By Lester 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…

Beyond 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…
Beyond 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...

Big Green Purse: Use Your Spending Power to Create a Cleaner, Greener World. By Diane 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… | Diane MacEachern EcoSpeakers Info >>

Biodiesel America: How to Achieve Energy Security, Free America from Middle-east Oil Dependence And Make Money Growing Fuel. By Josh 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… | Josh Tickell EcoSpeakers Info >>

Biologic: Designing With Nature to Protect the Environment. By David 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... | David Wann EcoSpeakers Info >>

Blue Frontier: Dispatches from America's Ocean Wilderness. By David 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... | David Helvarg EcoSpeakers Info >>

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...

Breaking Gridlock: Moving Toward Transportation that Works. By Jim 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... | Jim Motavalli EcoSpeakers Info >>

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...

Breaking Trail: A Climbing Life. By Arlene 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… | Arlene Blum EcoSpeakers Info >>

Building 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…

Building 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…

Building Without Borders: Sustainable Construction for the Global Village. By Joseph 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... | Joseph E. Kennedy EcoSpeakers Info >>

The Business Guide to Sustainability. By Darcy 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 Hitchcock EcoSpeakers Info >>

Butterflies: Ecology and Evolution Taking Flight. By Paul 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. More… | Paul Ehrlich EcoSpeakers Info >>

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