High: Adventures In The Coast Ranges From Baja To Alaska.
Palmer. On a crisp January morning, the first day of a new
year, writer Tim Palmer and his wife set out on a nine-month journey
through North America's coastal mountains high above the Pacific.
Pacific High recounts that adventure, interweaving tales of exploration
and discovery with portraits of the places they visited and the
people they came to know along the way. Palmer captures the brilliant
wonders of nature, the tragedy of irreversible loss, and the hope
of everyone who cares for this extraordinary but threatened edge
of North America. As Kindle | More
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The Boreal Forest: Rediscovering A.P. Low.
Finkelstein and James Stone. Tells the story of following the path of one of Canada's "iron men", Albert Peter Low, who explored the vastness of Northern Quebec's boreal forest at the end of the 19th Century. This region has captivated avid canoeists for generations. The book describes Low's journey based on his own records, and then it recounts the authors' attempts to retrace the trail he followed. Using archival sources, oral history and personal experience, they tell the story and, in the process, reveal the environmental issues now facing this wilderness. As Kindle | More
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Paleoclimate, Global Change and the Future. By Raymond
Bradley. Provides a synthesis of research into past changes that occurred in the Earth system. The concentration is on those changes in the Earth's past environment that best inform our evaluation of current and future global changes and their consequences for human populations. It provides a quantitative understanding of the Earth’s environment in the geologically recent past and defines the natural variability against which anthropogenic impacts may be assessed. As Kindle | More
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Reconstructing Climates of the Quaternary.
Bradley. A comprehensive up-to-date review of the methods used in paleoclimatic reconstruction, dating and paleoclimate modeling. Two chapters on dating methods provide the foundation for all paleoclimatic studies and are followed by coverage of ice core research, continental geological and biological records, pollen analysis, radiocarbon dating, tree rings and historical records. New methods using alkenones in marine sediments and coral studies are described. Essential for students of climatology, paleoclimatology and paleooceanography. As Kindle | More… | Raymond
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Path for Greatness: Work as Spiritual Service.
Ferguson. This book is about seeing our work as central
to our spiritual growth. It outlines ways that our work is done
in spiritual service to others. More
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Perpetual Consequences of Fear and Violence: Rethinking the Future.
Maser. Arguing that current conflicts in the war on terrorism are doing tremendous damage to future generations, this timely analysis draws on the work of non-violent leaders like Gandhi to provide alternatives to responding to increased levels of fear and anxiety with violence. Seizing on the surprising example of Northwest salmon as a paradigm, contemporary clashes like the "War on Terror" are dissected with an eye toward the "political ecosystems" they endanger. Also included is a meditation on what citizens can do.
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B 2.0: Rescuing a Planet Under Stress and a Civilization in Trouble.
Brown. Sustaining our early twenty-first century global
civilization now depends on shifting to a renewable energy-based,
reuse/recycle economy with a diversified transport system. Plan
B has three components: (1) a restructuring of the global economy
so that it can sustain civilization; (2) an all-out effort to eradicate
poverty, stabilize population, and restore hope in order to elicit
participation of the developing countries; and (3) a systematic
effort to restore natural systems. More
B 3.0: Mobilizing to Save Civilization.
Brown. In this updated edition of the landmark Plan B, Brown
outlines a survival strategy for our early twenty-first-century
civilization. The scale and complexity of issues facing our fast-forward
world have no precedent. With Plan A, business as usual, we have
neglected these issues. In Plan B 3.0, Brown warns that the only
effective response now is a World War II-type mobilization like
that in the United States after the attack on Pearl Harbor. As Kindle | More
| Plan B 4.0: Mobilizing to Save Civilization.
Brown. As fossil fuel prices rise, oil insecurity deepens, and concerns about climate change cast a shadow over the future of coal, a new energy economy is emerging. Wind, solar, and geothermal energy are replacing oil, coal, and natural gas, at a pace and on a scale we could not have imagined even a year ago. For the first time since the Industrial Revolution, we have begun investing in energy sources that can last. Plan B 4.0 explores both the nature of this transition and how it will affect our daily lives. As Kindle | More...
By Jim Morelli. Poison! How to Handle the Hazardous Substances
in Your Home will take you on a fascinating tour of the toxic
materials you use every day. It debunks old myths and alerts you
to dangers. More...
| Population Growth: The Vital Revolution. By Ronald Freedman. These collected essays include comprehensive discussions of population theory, analyses of population trends, and prospects for the United States as well as for other major areas of the world. An excellent resource for those involved in international development programs, sociologists, family planning workers, and everyone concerned with the contemporary vital revolution in population analysis. More...
| Positive Impact Forestry: A Sustainable Approach To Managing Woodlands. By Thomas J. McEvoy. A primer for private woodland owners and managers on managing forests to protect both ecological and economic vitality. Explains the current state of forestry science topics such as soils, tree roots, and the effects of different harvesting methods on trees, soil organisms, and sites. Also offers advice on financial, legal, and management issues, ranging from finding the right forestry professionals to managing for products other than timber. As Kindle | More...
From the Wind: Achieving Energy Independence. By Dan
Chiras, Mick Sagrillo, and Ian Woofenden. Faced with frequent power outages
and skyrocketing energy costs, homeowners and businesses are beginning
to explore ways to use energy more efficiently. An easy-to-understand
guide for individuals and businesses interested in installing
small wind energy systems. Includes information on ways to assess
wind resources at your site, installation of wind turbines, towers,
inverters, and batteries, system maintenance, and costs. Designed
to help readers make the smartest, most economical choices. As Kindle | More
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Power and Promise of Humane Education.
Weil. Critical world problems call for education that addresses
the values and behaviors that perpetuate suffering, oppression,
and destruction. Humane education does this. This book offers teachers
clear suggestions for implementing humane education in both classrooms
and non-traditional educational settings. Inviting and easy to use,
it describes the four elements of humane education. It includes
stories, examples, case studies, activities, and resources. As Kindle | More
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Power of Sustainable Thinking: How to Create a Positive Future for
the Climate, the Planet, Your Organization and Your Life.
Doppelt. Provides both an easy to understand explanation
and practical methods for transforming our climate-damaging, unsustainable
ways into sustainable thinking and behaviors. Explains how the mind
works and how people change, then provides proven methods for transforming
thinking and behavior, beginning first with the reader's own cognitive
patterns, then moving to how individuals can motivate other people
to change, and finally to how teams and organizations can be motivated
to change. As Kindle | More
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Surge: Guide to the Coming Energy Revolution.
By Christopher Flavin. "Nearly unnoticed by government and industry,
the world energy economy has entered a period of rapid change
that may be as far-reaching as the computer and telecommunications
revolutions," according to Power Surge. "The giant oil
refineries and coal-fired power plants that energized the twentieth
century soon may be relics of the industrial revolution, as obsolete
as the typewriter or Model T Ford." More
Open Space: A Step-By-Step Guide for Volunteers Seeking to Limit
By David F. Gardner. A practical manual showing concerned citizens,
step-by-step, how to organize fellow citizens, create an Open
Space Action Plan, and intervene with pubic officials, owners
and developers. More
The Principles of Sustainability.
By Simon Dresner. Can we create a sustainable society? What would
that mean? How should we set about doing it? How can we bring about
such a profound change in the way things are organized? This text
covers the historical development of the concept of sustainability,
contemporary debates about how to achieve it, and obstacles and
the prospects for overcoming them. As Kindle | More...
| Professional Landscape and Environmental Photography. By Mark Lucock. Provides the information needed to improve your skills in recording and highlighting nature's intricacy and beauty from rainforests, mountains, grasslands, and even the concrete jungle. Provides instructions on how to control exposures and use filters, on the particular advantages of different cameras, and on how to market photos. More...
Elgin. When Voluntary Simplicity was first published in 1981, it quickly became recognized as a powerful and visionary work in the emerging dialogue over sustainable ways of living. Elgin describes the changes that an increasing number of Americans are making in their everyday lives, adjustments that are an active, positive response to the complex dilemmas of our time. Shows how by embracing voluntary simplicity - frugal consumption, ecological awareness, and personal growth - people can change their lives and protect our planet. As Kindle | More...
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Without Pollution: The Prevention Strategy for Industry and Consumers.
Hirschhorn. Shows how by reducing and eventually eliminating the production of wastes and pollutants from industry, commerce, homes, farms, and institutions our society can make more with less, be more competitive and less polluting, and maintain our standard of living. Proposes requiring meaningful waste and toxicity information on product labels, making bans on chemicals and products a more credible and available corrective measure, and securing permanent, high-level government support for pollution prevention. More...
| The Psychology of Lifestyle: Promoting Healthy Behavior. By Kathryn Thirlaway and Dominic Upton. Describes the role psychology can play in reversing the trend of deleterious lifestyle choices. By considering the common characteristics of lifestyle behaviours, it explores how we can inform and improve interventions to promote healthy lifestyles. Covers key lifestyle behaviors that impact health, such as smoking, diet, physical activity, drinking, sex and drug use, as well as combinations of behaviours. Each chapter describes interventions that have been developed to influence and promote lifestyle change among patients and clients. As Kindle | More...
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