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Cancer: 101 Solutions to a Preventable Epidemic. By Guy Dauncey. Offers solid evidence that many cancers are preventable. Their causes often lie with the contamination of our bodies by pollution from the air we breathe, the products we use, the water we drink, and the food we eat. Practical advice and success stories that will inspire you to act to protect your family, your neighbors, your fellow workers, and future generations. More…
Cannibals with Forks. By John Elkington. Cannibals with Forks argues that future business success will depend not just on profitability but also on two new bottom lines - environmental quality and social justice. More...
Canoeing a Continent: On the Trail of Alexander Mackenzie. By Max Finkelstein. Using Mackenzie's journals and his own journal writings, Finkelstein creates a view of the land from two vantage points. He retraced the route of Alexander Mackenzie across North America from Ottawa through to Cumberland House, Saskatchewan, and then he paddled the Blackwater, Fraser and Peace Rivers. This route is the most significant water trail in North America, and perhaps the world. As Kindle | More... | Max Finkelstein EcoSpeakers Info >>
The Case For Fewer People: The Negative Population Growth (NPG) Forum Papers. By Lindsey Grant. A collection of essays of the subjects of Negative Population Growth, population change, and the impact of human crowding on the future of mankind. More...
Cash for Your Trash: Scrap Recycling in America. By Carl A. Zimring. Integrating findings from archival, industrial, and demographic records, it provides a history of scrap recycling from colonial times to the present. Because it was particularly common for immigrants to own or operate a scrap business in the nineteenth century, the history of the industry reveals much about ethnic relationships and inequalities in American cities. More...
Censoring Science: Inside the Political Attack on Dr. James Hansen and the Truth of Global Warming. By Mark Bowen. Tells the true story of the Bush administration's censorship of the world's preeminent climatologist, and the science behind global warming that they do not want you to know. More…
Certification of Forest Products. Edited by Virgilio Viana et al. This volume traces the history of certification, the development of an agreed upon set of forest management principles, and the various certification programs currently underway. More...
Charging Ahead. By Joe Sherman. A classic tale of perseverance against daunting odds, Charging Ahead tells the story of the Solectria Corporation's efforts to develop and market an electric car. This marvelous narrative vividly describes how scientists and engineers built the world's most advanced electric vehicle. Combining insightful biography with the best of science and business writing, it captures not only a gripping drama but also the technical challenge of an electric car. It is an engaging story that pits idealism, energy, and technological superiority against seemingly impossible odds. More... | Joe Sherman EcoSpeakers Info >>
Charging Ahead: The Business of Renewable Energy. By John J. Berger. Charging Ahead shows how renewable energy, energy efficiency, and electric vehicles, when used together, can give us back a clean environment and create a healthy, sustainable economy. More...
Choosing Green: The Homebuyer's Guide to Good Green Homes. By Jerry Yudelson. Energy-efficient, non-toxic, healthy homes are the hottest trend in the building industry. How does a home buyer who wants a green home know what to look for, what questions to ask a builder, which green home rating systems to trust, and what homes are on the market? Nationally recognized green-building expert Jerry Yudelson provides answers. Easy-to-use tables, charts, maps, score sheets, and checklists. As Kindle | More… | Jerry Yudelson EcoSpeakers Info >>
Choosing Simplicity: Real People Finding Peace and Fulfillment in a Complex World. By Linda Breen Pierce. Pierce, founder of a three-year Simplicity Study that followed the lives of 211 people, takes a close look at what it means to live more simply. As Kindle | More...
Cities in Our Future. Edited by Robert Geddes. Urban planners, architects, urban designers, and other experts from across North America examine the impact of growth and form on the ability of a city to achieve and maintain social equity and environmental health. More...
Civic Agriculture: Reconnecting Farm, Food, and Community. By Thomas A. Lyson. Suggests ways to produce, process, and distribute food that represent a sustainable alternative to the socially, economically, and environmentally destructive practices associated with conventional large-scale agriculture. Describes how over the course of the last hundred years, a small-scale diversified system of farming became an industrialized system of production, and how this industrialized system has gone global. Argues that farming in the United States was modernized by employing the same techniques and strategies that transformed the manufacturing sector from a system of craft production to one of mass production. As Kindle | More…
Clean & Green. By Annie Bond. Filled with new and traditional ideas for living free of hazardous household products, this book is the result of years of experimentation. Not only an encyclopedia for environmental cleanliness, but also a laundry list of everyday solutions. 485 ways to clean, polish, disinfect, deodorize, launder, remove stains, even wash your car, without harming yourself or the environment. Recipes based on harmless, nonpolluting, renewable ingredients. This book has sold almost 100,000 copies for a reason - it works! It also helps you choose the best commercial products available.. As Kindle | More… | Annie Bond EcoSpeakers Info >>
Clean Your Home Healthy: Green Cleaning Made Easy. By Candita Clayton and Bryna Rene. Shows you how to clean your home in a green and healthy way. Facts, tips, and tricks that will show you why "green" is the best way to clean. More...
Clearcut: The Tragedy of Industrial Forestry. By Daniel Dancer. From air and ground, the 35 photographers whose vivid work is gathered here document the devastation clear-cut forestry has caused across Canada and the U.S. This volume doesn't just show the destruction of clearcutting but offers solutions. More… | Daniel Dancer EcoSpeakers Info >>
Climate Change and Society. By Raymond Bradley and Norman Law. Good short text to introduce climate change. A geographer and paleoclimatologist with extensive field experience, Bradley verifies human induced climate change and explains the science that drives his work. More… | Raymond Bradley EcoSpeakers Info >>
Climatic Change at High Elevation Sites. By Raymond Bradley. Provides a unique, in-depth view of past, present and potential future climatic change in mountain regions. In particular, it provides up-to-date knowledge about the fundamental mechanisms responsible for climatic change in mountain regions as well as on the consequences of such change. It offers details on investigations by specialists from numerous climate-related disciplines and is helpful in understanding the activities of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). It is useful for academics, researchers, and graduate students. More… | Raymond Bradley EcoSpeakers Info >>
The Clock of the Long Now. By Stewart Brand. Civilization is revving itself into a pathologically short attention span. Brand, called "the least recognized most influential thinker in America," explores long-term responsibility. As Kindle | More...
Coastal Waters of the World. By Don Hinrichsen. A comprehensive reference source on the state of the world's coastal areas. It focuses on the tremendous pressures facing coastal areas and the management strategies needed to cope with them. As Kindle | More…
Collaborative Planning for Wetlands and Wildlife. Edited by Douglas R. Porter and David A. Salvesen. Proposes guidelines for more effective planning, and presents case studies that demonstrate how different communities have creatively reconciled conflicts. As Kindle | More...
Colonel Albert Pope and His American Dream Machines: The Life and Times of a Bicycle Tycoon Turned Automotive Pioneer. By Stephen Goddard. By Stephen Goddard. Pope's company was the world's largest manufacturer of bicycles in the late 1800s. His production methods pointed the way for the building of automobiles through lightweight metals, rubber tires, precision machining, interchangeability of parts, and vertical integration. The founder of the Good Roads Movement, Pope entered automobile manufacturing while steam, electricity, and gasoline power were still vying for supremacy. The story of his failed dream of dominating U.S. automobile production is an engrossing view into America's industrial history. More... | Stephen Goddard EcoSpeakers Info >>
The Columbia. By Tim Palmer. The mighty Columbia River's watershed flows from seven states and one Canadian province, drawing on a hundred mountain ranges and a thousand tributaries. This large-format, full-color pictorial celebrates the landscape and people that shape this great American river. Winner of the National Outdoor Book Award, it offers an insightful vision and sustainable solutions for the future of the Columbia. A great read for activists and armchair explorers alike. Includes 60 color photos, 6 illustrations, and a Color map. More... | Tim Palmer EcoSpeakers Info >>
Common Sense Forestry. By Hans W. Morsbach. Discusses planting trees and how to maintain them. Explains what seedlings to buy, the relative advantages of monoculture or mixed planting, the payback for planting and maintaining trees, seeding, hiring a consultant, and the economics of woodland ownership. The history and success of German forestry methods is discussed, and lessons are drawn from these age-old practices. More...
Community Planning. By Eric Damian Kelly and Barbara Becker. A thorough examination of the comprehensive planning process. The authors consider all aspects of the comprehensive plan: its elements, adoption, and implementation. More...
Competitive Environmental Strategy. By Andrew J. Hoffman. Examines the effects of environmentalism on corporate management, explaining how environmental forces are driving change and how managers can think about these issues in a strategic way. As Kindle | More...
The Complete Guide to Environmental Careers in the 21st Century. By the Environmental Careers Organization. Organized for ease of use and fully updated, it is the most comprehensive and reliable resource available for information about environmental career opportunities. More...
The Complete Idiot's Guide to Green Living. By Trish Riley. Provides an overview of global warming and the environmental degradation of our air, water, and soil. Explains what sustainable living is and how to achieve it by cutting down on our carbon output with alternative cars and fuels, and by using environmentally friendly home and lawn care products. More...
The Complete Organic Pregnancy. By Deirdre Dolan and Alexandra Zissu. How pregnant women can minimize their exposure to invisible toxins. Where dangerous chemicals are lurking, why it's so important to avoid them when pregnant, and what can be done before, during, and after a pregnancy to protect children. This exhaustively researched book talks parents-to-be through everything from the safest laundry detergent to which crib mattresses contain toxic flame retardants. How to choose the right face cream, plastic water bottles, household cleaners, types of fish, and much more. How to make a difference for your children, even before they're born. As Kindle | More…
Confronting Suburban Decline. By William H. Lucy and David L. Phillips. Examines causes of and responses to suburban decline. Argues that a high quality natural and built environment is key to economic stability and recommends policies. More...
Conservation Design for Subdivisions. By Randall G. Arendt. A practical handbook for residential developers, site designers, local officials, and landowners that explains how to implement new ideas about land use planning and environmental protection. As Kindle | More...
Conservation Education and Outreach Techniques. By Susan K. Jacobson et al. Describes an array of techniques for enhancing school resources, marketing environmental messages, using mass media, developing partnerships for conservation, and designing on-site programs for natural areas and community centers. Uses case studies to illustrate techniques and to describe planning, implementation and evaluation procedures, enabling readers to implement their own new ideas effectively. As Kindle | More...
Cool Companies: How the Best Businesses Boost Profits and Productivity by Cutting Greenhouse-Gas Emissions. By Joseph J. Romm. Reducing greenhouse-gas emissions is not a roadblock to growth and innovation but a unique opportunity to increase profits and productivity. Cool Companies includes fifty case studies in which bottom line improvements have been achieved by improving processes, increasing energy efficiency, and adopting new technologies. Shows managers how they can use the latest technologies to reduce emissions and achieve quick returns on investment. A unique and essential business book. As Kindle | More… | Joseph J. Romm EcoSpeakers Info >>
Cool Creatures, Hot Planet: Exploring the Seven Continents. By Marty Essen. Follows Marty and Deb Essen on a three-and-a-half-year-long adventure to some of the wildest places on earth. Describes in soul-stirring language what it is like to live with the people, the animals, the birds, the snakes, the insects, the jungles, the treacherous rivers, the gorgeous scenery of seven continents. As Kindle | More…
Cordwood Building: The State of the Art. By Rob Roy. Cordwood building is an ancient technique where walls are constructed from "log ends" laid transversely in the wall. It is easy, economical, esthetically striking, energy-efficient, and environmentally sound. Cordwood Building collects the wisdom of more than 25 of the world’s best practitioners, detailing the long history of the method. It demonstrates how to build a cordwood home using the latest and most up-to-date techniques, with a special focus on building code issues. Rob Roy has taught cordwood building all over the world. As Kindle | More… | Rob Roy EcoSpeakers Info >>
Corporate Social Responsibility: Doing the Most Good for Your Company and Your Cause. By Nancy Lee and Philip Kotler. Explains why social responsibility is good for business. Shows business leaders how to choose social causes, design initiatives, gain employee support, and evaluate their efforts. Provides best practices and ideas to do the most good. With stories from the leaders of socially responsible companies, this is a guide for today's good corporate citizen. As Kindle | More... | Nancy Lee EcoSpeakers Info >>
Counting What Counts: Turning Corporate Accountability to Competitive Advantage. By Bill Birchard and Marc J. Epstein. Companies are moving beyond a “profits only” orientation and are now often "counting" other measures of value. Too often, managers routinely tolerate shortfalls in governance, performance measurement, control systems, and reporting. Counting What Counts outlines a practical approach to invigorating these essential drivers to improve decision making, clarify and communicate strategy, accelerate feedback and learning, and secure stakeholder loyalty – turning accountability into a competitive asset. More… | Bill Birchard EcoSpeakers Info >>
Creating Successful Communities. By Michael A. Mantell et al. Developed for civic activists, policymakers, and planners, Creating Successful Communities gives guidelines for developing workable action plans for restoring distinctiveness and livability to communities. As Kindle | More...
Crisis and Opportunity: Sustainability in American Agriculture. By John E. Ikerd. These essays describe what sustainable agriculture is, why it began, and how it can succeed. They outline the consequences of agricultural industrialization, and detail the methods that can restore economic viability, ecological soundness, and social responsibility to our agricultural system. Sustainable agriculture can become the foundation of a sustainable food system and a sustainable society. As Kindle | More…
Crisis & Renewal: Meeting the Challenge of Organizational Change. By David K. Hurst. Crisis & Renewal presents a radical view of how all successful organizations evolve and renew themselves and of what managers must do to lead the revival. In the pursuit of performance, what were once self-selected roles become designated tasks, flexible teams become rigid structures, open networks give way to closed systems, and control supplants commitment. Renewal – changing a performance organization back into a learning organization – demands the restoration of excitement, emotional commitment, and values. More... | David K. Hurst EcoSpeakers Info >>
Cruise Ship Blues. By Ross A. Klein. Cruising is one of the fastest growing industries in the world. Cruise Ship Blues reveals its dark side and discusses what can be done to make the cruise business socially and environmentally accountable. More... | Ross A. Klein EcoSpeakers Info >>
Cruise Ship Squeeze: The New Pirates of the Seven Seas. By Ross A. Klein. Focuses on the politics and economics of an industry subsidized by ports as well as by local, regional, and national governments and running roughshod over environmental and other laws and regulations. Through confidential documents and meetings with port officials, corporate executives, politicians, and industry insiders, it includes information never previously reported. More… | Ross A. Klein EcoSpeakers Info >>
The Curious Naturalist. By Jennifer G. Ackerman. In tours of North American ecosystems – from backyards to woodlands, from grasslands to sandy shores – renowned naturalists and photographers show how to understand these systems. More...
The Cyclist’s Sourcebook. By Peter Nye. For Americans who are discovering the joys of bicycling – or returning to them – this guide includes a listing of recreational rides, an illustrated history of cycling and racing, and more. More...

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