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Laboratory Earth: The Planetary Gamble We Can't Afford To Lose

by Steven H. Schneider

World-renowned scientist and author Stephen H. Schneider depicts the next one hundred years as a potentially perilous period for climate and life—unless we citizens of Earth first recognize and then work to...


Banned: A History of Pesticides and the Science of Toxicology

by Frederick Rowe Davis

Rachel Carson's eloquent book Silent Spring stands as one of the most important books of the twentieth century and inspired important and long-lasting changes in environmental science and government policy....


Defending Beef: The Case for Sustainable Meat Production

by Nicolette Hahn Niman

For decades it has been nearly universal dogma among environmentalists and health advocates that cattle and beef are public enemy number one.

But is the matter really so clear cut? Hardly, argues environmental...


Modeling Atmospheric and Oceanic Flows: Insights from Laboratory Experiments and Numerical Simulations

by Thomas von Larcher & Paul D. Williams

Modeling Atmospheric and Oceanic Flows: Insights from Laboratory Experiments and Numerical Simulations provides a broad overview of recent progress in using laboratory experiments and numerical simulations to...


Crisis Without End: The Medical and Ecological Consequences of the Fukushima Nuclear Catastrophe

by Helen Caldicott

On the second anniversary of the Fukushima disaster, an international panel of leading medical and biological scientists, nuclear engineers, and policy experts assembled at the prestigious New York Academy of...


Out of Gas: The End of the Age of Oil

by David Goodstein

Science tells us that an oil crisis is inevitable. Why and when? And what will our future look like without our favorite fuel? Our rate of oil discovery has reached its peak and will never be exceeded; rather,...


Learning from the Impacts of Superstorm Sandy

by J. Bret Bennington & E. Christa Farmer

Learning from the Impacts of Superstorm Sandy summarizes first results from studies of Superstorm Sandy, including: tide gauge measurements of storm surge, stable isotope variation in precipitation, analysis...


Advances in Molecular Toxicology

by James C. Fishbein & Jacqueline M. Heilman

Advances in Molecular Toxicology features the latest advances in all of the subspecialties of the broad area of molecular toxicology. Toxicology is the study of poisons, and this series details the study of...


Climate Change and Museum Futures

by Fiona Cameron & Brett Neilson

Climate change is a complex and dynamic environmental, cultural and political phenomenon that is reshaping our relationship to nature. Climate change is a global force, with global impacts. Viable solutions...


The Human Age: The World Shaped By Us

by Diane Ackerman

As Diane Ackerman writes in her brilliant new book, The Human Age, "our relationship with nature has changed…radically, irreversibly, but by no means all for the bad. Our new epoch is laced with invention....


Nanomaterials for Environmental Protection

by Boris I. Kharisov, Oxana V. Kharissova & H. V. Rasika Dias

This book is divided into four main sections thoroughly analyzing the use of nanomaterials for water, air and soil solutions, and emphasizing environmental risks. Providing background on nanomaterials' two-decade...


The David Suzuki Reader: A Lifetime of Ideas from a Leading Activist and Thinker

by David Suzuki & Bill Mckibben

In this revised and expanded edition of his collected writings, David Suzuki continues to explore the themes that have informed his work for more than four decades — the interconnectedness of all things, our...


Biorefineries: Integrated Biochemical Processes for Liquid Biofuels

by Nasib Qureshi, David Hodge & Alain Vertes

Biorefineries outlines the processes and steps to successfully scale up production of two types of biofuels, butanol and ethanol, from cellulosic residues for commercial purposes. It covers practical topics,...


Framespotting: Changing How You Look At Things Changes How You See Them

by Laurence & Alison Matthews

Look at it this way... Everywhere we look, “framing” affects how we see things. Frames restrict our view, keeping us from seeing the whole truth, and subtly influencing our take on everything from deck-chairs...


Technological and Social Dimensions of the Green Revolution: Connecting Pasts and Futures

by Pratyusha Basu & Bruce Scholten

Rising concerns about agricultural productivity and food security in rapidly changing economic and environmental contexts have led to renewed interest in agricultural development. But the extent to which new...


Sustainable Retrofitting of Commercial Buildings: Cool Climates

by Simon Burton

Whilst sustainability is already an important driver in the new building sector, this book explores how those involved in refurbishment of commercial building are moving this agenda forward. It includes chapters...


Safe Planet:: Renewable Energy plus Workers' Power

Manual of Environmental Management

by Adrian Belcham

Manual of Environmental Management is a practical guide for those involved in the control and reduction of environmental impacts in organisations. This comprehensive and practical guide takes you through the...


Foundations of the Earth: Global Ecological Change and the Book of Job

by H.H. Shugart

“Where were you when I laid the foundation of the earth?” God asks Job in the “Whirlwind Speech,” but Job cannot reply. This passage—which some environmentalists and religious scholars treat as a “green”...


Understanding Environmental Policy

by Steven Cohen

The first edition of this pragmatic course text emphasized the policy value of a "big picture" approach to the ethical, political, technological and scientific, economic, and management aspects of environmental...