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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…

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 >>

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…

Environment, Health and Sustainable Development. By Megan Landon. Examines the underlying concepts and history of environmental health, and covers the key factors that affect public health, including air pollution, water contamination, industrial hazards, and agricultural hazards. The increasing impact of global environmental issues is explored as they affect countries throughout the world. As Kindle | More...

High Tech Trash: Digital Devices, Hidden Toxics, and Human Health. By Elizabeth Grossman. Batteries, plastic computer casings, lead-infused monitors, discarded cellphones, TV remote controls, and other "e-waste" is piling up in landfills, leaching dangerous toxins, including lead, mercury and arsenic, into water tables. These environmental harms are being felt by communities from the Arctic to Australia, with poorer countries and communities getting a disproportionate share of the burden. As Kindle | More...

Lead Is a Silent Hazard. By Richard M. Stapleton. Guide to lead-proofing your home and child's environment. Using stories and interviews, this book explains how you can avoid or eliminate many sources of lead your child may encounter. More...

Love Canal. By Lois Marie Gibbs. The blow-by-blow account of how residents first became aware of health problems caused by toxic chemicals at Love Canal. This updated edition continues the saga. More...

Our Global Environment: A Health Perspective. By Anne Nadakavukaren. Explores how our health, well-being, and survival are dependent on the health and integrity of the environment in which we live. Provides a comprehensive survey of the major environmental issues facing the world within a framework of ecological concerns and personal and community health. Provides the understanding needed to participate in the decision-making processes that will influence health and environmental quality in the decades ahead. Includes new issues of concern, including nuclear terrorism, genetically modified crops, mad cow disease, and the obesity epidemic. As Kindle | More...

Prosperity Without Pollution: The Prevention Strategy for Industry and Consumers. By Joel 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...

Safety, Health, and Environmental Concepts for the Process Industry. By Michael Speegle. Covers the rapidly changing and often challenging safety and regulatory issues that every worker in the chemical processing industry should be familiar with, such as OSHA regulations. Each chapter includes learning objectives, a list of the key terms in that chapter and their definitions, a chapter summary, and review questions. Several appendices include reprints of important OSHA regulations. As Kindle | More...

Staying Healthy in a Risky Environment. By Arthur C. Upton & Eden Graber. This guide, by experts from the New York Medical Center’s Nelson Institute of Environmental Medicine, can help you understand the connections between environment and health. More...

The Twenty Ninth Day. By Lester Brown. Covers the major trends that are bringing us ever closer to limits – the growing gap between population and food supply, deforestation, desertification, pollution and its effect on climate, energy, and resource depletion. On each a wealth of data is provided. More…

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