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Endangered Rivers and the Conservation Movement

by Tim Palmer

Based on careful research and hundreds of interviews, this information-packed narrative is regarded as a classic in the field of conservation. This updated edition includes two new chapters that chart the course...


Our Planet: How much more can Earth take?

by Jill Jäger, Lisa Bohunovsky & Stefan Giljum

Accessible, general, and readable introduction to the Sustainability Project series.


Greener Than Thou: Are You Really an Environmentalist?

by Terry L. Anderson & Laura E. Huggins

In a powerful argument for free market environmentalism, Terry Anderson and Laura Huggins break down liberal and conservative stereotypes of what it means to be an environmentalist. They show that, by forming...


Sustainable Development in Crisis Conditions: Challenges of War, Terrorism, and Civil Disorder

by Phillip J. Cooper & Claudia María| Vargas

Sustainable Development in Crisis Conditions takes a broad-based and integrative approach to exploring nation-building and reconstruction in the wake of environmentally destructive warfare.


Energy, the Environment, and Public Opinion

by Eric R.A.N. Smith

This book explores the intricate relationship between public opinion and energy issues. Energy, the Environment, and Public Opinion sheds light on how much the public understands about energy policy, what the...


Historical Dictionary of the Green Movement

by Miranda Schreurs & Elim Papadakis

Human beings have been concerned about nature and their place in it for millennia. Disquiet about the consequences of human action on the natural environment date back to the ancient Greeks and Romans. The efforts...


World Ecological Degradation: Accumulation, Urbanization, and Deforestation, 3000bc-Ad2000

by Sing C. Chew

Deforestation, soil runoff, salination, pollution. While recurrent themes of the contemporary world, they are not new to us. In this broad sweeping review of the environmental impacts of human settlement and...


Groundwork for Community-Based Conservation: Strategies for Social Research

by Diane Russell & Camilla Harshbarger

While ecological and biophysical sciences have dominated the theory and practice of conservation, practitioners and researchers worldwide know that conservation initiatives have profound social impacts and consequences...


The Social and Economic Benefits of Protected Areas: An Assessment Guide

by Marianne Kettunen & Patrick ten Brink

Protected areas (PAs) contain biodiversity and ecosystems of high conservation value. In addition, these areas provide a range of benefits, both direct and indirect, to our societies and economies, i.e. so called...


The Last Wolf

by Jim Crumley

The best nature writer working in Britain today' - Los Angeles Times Book Review In The Last Wolf, Jim Crumley explores the place of the wolf in Scotland - past, present and future - and challenges many of the...


Countdown: Our Last, Best Hope for a Future on Earth?

Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Science and Technology 2013

by Alan Weisman

A powerful investigation into the chances for humanity's future from the author of the bestseller The World Without Us.

In his bestselling book The World Without Us, Alan Weisman considered how the Earth could...


The Windward Road

by Archie Carr

The Windward Road, published in 1956, made history. When Archie Carr began to rove the Caribbean to write about sea turtles, he saw that their numbers were dwindling. Out of this appeal to save them grew the...


Routledge International Handbook of Green Criminology

by Nigel South & Avi Brisman

The Routledge International Handbook of Green Criminology has contributions from leading international green criminologists and scholars in related fields, examining a wide range of issues including climate...


Time's Up!: An Uncivilized Solution to a Global Crisis

by Keith Farnish

This is not an environmental book, even though it is concerned with the environment, nor is it a book to save the world, even though the world is clearly in trouble. Ultimately, Time's Up! is a book about survival...


The Transition Handbook: From Oil Dependency to Local Resilience

by Robert Hopkins

We live in an oil-dependent world, and have got to this level of dependency in a very short space of time, using vast reserves of oil in the process without planning for when the supply is not so plentiful....


Empty Hands, Open Arms: The Race to Save Bonobos in the Congo and Make Conservation Go Viral

by Deni Béchard

When acclaimed author Deni Béchard first learned of the last living bonobos—matriarchal great apes that are, alongside the chimpanzee, our closest relatives in the animal kingdom—he was completely astonished....


Discovering Green Lanes

by Valerie Belsey

In this essential handbook for anyone interested in green lanes, Valerie Belsey shows how to identify them on the ground, how to recognize them on antique maps, and how to locate documents and other records...


Love Letter to the Earth

by Thich Nhat Hanh

Love Letter to the Earth is Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh’s passionate appeal for ecological mindfulness and the strengthening of our relationship to the Earth. Rejecting the conventional economic approach, Nhat...


The Growth Illusion: How Economic Growth Has Enriched the Few, Impoverished the Many and Endangered the Planet

by Richard Douthwaite

The idea that growth is beneficial underlies the economic strategies of all major political parties, but the reality of recent years is that the negative effects of growth have far outweighed any positive ones....


Eco-Centres & Courses: Over 150 Places Which Offer Practical Courses and Fun Days Out

by Terena Plowright

Would you like to: learn how to install a solar panel on your roof? Build with cob or straw bales? Learn how to keep bees, or make cider? See wind and hydropower in action? Learn how to safeguard seed varieties...