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Race to the Sky: The Wright Brothers Versus the United States Government. By Stephen Goddard. This book tells the story of the struggle between the Wright brothers and the Federal Government to be first to build a flying machine, and the raw ambition, high ideals, greed, and cloak and dagger tactics of each side. Everything came to a head in eight tense days in December when the battle, and the fame and fortune that would follow, was decided and the Wright brothers emerged victorious. More... | Stephen Goddard EcoSpeakers Info >>

Radical Philosophy: Tradition, Counter-Tradition, Politics. By Roger S. Gottlieb. Essays by the leading figures in contemporary radical philosophy, this provocative collection defines for the first time the boundaries and accomplishments of a body of work deeply critical of both the philosophical and social dimensions of domination. The contributors draw on diverse traditions and movements, including feminism, critical theory, Marxism, deconstruction, democratic socialism, theories of race and ethnicity, deep ecology, and politicized spirituality. More... | Roger S. Gottlieb EcoSpeakers Info >>
The Rapid Growth of Human Populations 1750-2000: Histories, Consequences, Issues, Nation by Nation. By William Stanton. Illustrates the global population explosion of the past 250 years for every nation with a recorded population history. Presents the argument that a fundamental shift from a Darwinian world of ruthless competition to a gentler one with weak restraints on growth made tolerance, compassion, environmental concerns, and human rights possible because the growth of one population was no longer dependent on the decline of another. Further argues that despite the humanitarian views that emerged from this era, weak restraints on growth are self-destructive because expanding populations rapidly devour finite resources in a manner which is unsustainable. More...
Rattling The Cage. By Steven M. Wise. Are animals more than property? In this unprecedented yet long-awaited book, Steven Wise finally breaks through the wall that has separated non-humans from human animals for centuries. As Kindle | More...
Recycled as Restaurants. By Virginia Croft. Adaptive reuse is one of the strongest trends in architecture. Recycled as Restaurants features case studies and color photographs showing the beauty of spaces “recycled as restaurants.” More...
The Redesigned Forest. By Chris Maser. Explains the natural design of a forest, and how science and technology have tried to change that design by replanting with monocultures, short lifespan recutting, and through the use of fertilizers, herbicides, and pesticides. A challenge to the way in which the forest lands of northwest North America are managed, and a call to arms for fundamental reform of our policy toward old-growth forests. Offers alternatives to our current practices, realistic and practical approaches that would allow for sustained forest use. More... | Chris Maser EcoSpeakers Info >>
Reducing And Recycling Waste. By Carol Inskipp. Part of the Improving Our Environment educational book series for youth. Provides recycling and waste-related activities as well as charts, diagrams, suggested ways to get involved, a glossary, a bibliography, and web site links. More...

Reinventing Community: Stories from the Walkways of Cohousing. By David Wann. This book describes caring and active neighbors who enjoy their own privacy yet also share a wonderful sense of camaraderie and connection. It tells real-world stories of the people who live in these communities, whether they be in urban, suburban, or rural settings. Exploring everything from planning a cohousing community to moving in to the joys and challenges of daily life, Reinventing Community shares with its readers a sense of what it takes to build a true community in our often detached and disengaged modern world. As Kindle | More… | David Wann EcoSpeakers Info >>

Renewable Energy. By Godfrey Boyle. Provides a comprehensive overview of the principal types of renewable energy, including solar thermal, photovoltaics, bioenergy, hydro, tidal, wind, wave and geothermal. In addition, it explains the underlying physical and technological principles of renewable energy and examines the environmental impact and future prospects of different energy sources. It includes over 350 detailed illustrations, more than fifty data tables, and a wide range of case studies. More...
Renewable Energy Policy. By Paul Komor. How do we move renewable energy technologies out of the laboratory and into widespread use? Renewable Energy Policy shows what public policy can – and cannot – do to help tap renewables' promise. It takes a pragmatic look at the myriad government efforts to promote renewables, and reports back on what works, what doesn't, and why. In clear, jargon-free language, it shows how and why some policies have achieved impressive results, and others have failed. Skillfully interweaving technology, economics, and politics, it reveals how policy ideas can have unintended results. More… | Paul Komor EcoSpeakers Info >>
Renewable Energy: Sustainable Energy Concepts for the Future. By Roland Wengenmayr and Thomas Buhrke. Provides a contemporary overview of renewable energy. Scientists focus on how photovoltaic, solar power, wind power, hydropower, geothermal energy, fuel cells, and hydrogen work. Presented in full-color with informational diagrams and information boxes. As Kindle | More...
The Reporter's Environmental Handbook. By Bernadette West. Provides journalists with the facts they need to accurately cover complex and controversial environmental stories, from indoor and outdoor air quality to sprawl and bioterrorism. As Kindle | More...
Resolving Environmental Conflict. By Chris Maser. An explanation of the transformative approach to facilitation, showing how to help parties empower themselves to define issues and reach settlements on their own terms through a better understanding of divergent perspectives. Examines concepts of development, sustainability, community, and a healthy environment. More... | Chris Maser EcoSpeakers Info >>
Restoring Nature: Perpectives from the Social Sciences and Humanities. Edited by Paul H. Gobster and R. Bruce Hull. Explores the difficult questions that arise during the planning and implementation of restoration projects in urban and wildland settings. It examines moral and ethical questions regarding the practice of restoration, conflicts over how nature is defined and who should be included in decisions about restoration and management, and how managers can make restoration projects succeed given the various constraints that need to be considered. Suggests ways in which restoration conflicts might be resolved, and provides examples of stewardship that show how volunteers and local residents can help restore environments. More...
Reuniting Economy and Ecology in Sustainable Development. By Chris Maser and Charles R. Beaton. This book advocates melding ecology and economy into a concept of social-environmental sustainability. It suggests that while continuing to divide ecology and economy conceptually would destroy society, treating them as linked would greatly benefit us. The book explains why there is a dominant role for sustainability in a healthy, future-oriented community. It makes the connections between economics, ecology, community and sustainability and provides a basis for finding solutions to achieving sustainable communities. More… | Chris Maser EcoSpeakers Info >>
Reusing and Recycling. By Charlotte Guillain. Teaches children about reusing and recycling common household materials including paper, glass, plastic, and metal. More...
Reworking Success. By Robert Theobald. An eloquent call by futurist Robert Theobald for fundamental social change to deal with the overwhelming challenges facing humankind at the start of the new millennium. More...
River Restoration: Managing the Uncertainty in Restoring Physical Habitat. Edited by Stephen Darby and David Sear. Provides a systematic overview of the issues involved in minimizing and coping with uncertainty in river restoration projects. Defines the various sources of uncertainty in restoration projects and shows how these appear at the design, construction and post-construction phases in a project's life cycle. Offers a rational theoretical analysis of the problem while providing practical guidance in managing the different sources of uncertainty. More...
The Riverkeepers. By John Cronin and Robert F. Kennedy Jr. In their battle to clean the Hudson River, Cronin and Kennedy describe how they formed a group of ordinary citizens to face corporate and government polluters. More...
Rivers of America. By Tim Palmer. Photographed from the shore, from his canoe and raft, from skis on top of the ice, from mountaintops and airplanes overhead, and from the current itself by wading in as deep as he could go. In vivid detail, Palmer shows the true nature of our watery network, from Maine to California, from Florida to Alaska. More... | Tim Palmer EcoSpeakers Info >>
Road to Ruin: An Introduction to Sprawl and How to Cure It. By Dom Nozzi. Provides an easy-to-follow introduction to sprawl's causes and offers common-sense solutions. America has been obsessed with a desire to improve conditions for cars, not people, primarily through enormous subsidies for road widening and construction of free parking. Design principles encouraging walking, bicycling, and mass transit in conjunction with automobile travel are essential to creating livable cities. As Kindle | More… | Dom Nozzi EcoSpeakers Info >>

Running on Empty: Future of the Motor Car in an Oil-short World. By Lester Brown. Reviews the history of the automobile and how we got into the mess we’re in. The primary point is that the personal car will have to be small and fuel-efficient. More…

Rural Renaissance: Renewing the Quest for the Good Life. By John Ivanko and Lisa Kivirist. In the ’60s it was called the “back to the land” movement, but whatever the term, North Americans have always yearned for a simpler way. But how do you accomplish that today? Blending inspiration with practical how-to’s, Rural Renaissance captures the American dream of country living. Describing a contemporary approach to homesteading, conservation and more sustainable living, it will appeal to a wide range of cultural creatives, conservation entrepreneurs and both arm-chair and real-life homesteaders regardless of where they live. As Kindle | More... | John Ivanko EcoSpeakers Info >> | Lisa Kivirist EcoSpeakers Info >>

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