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Underminers: A Guide to Subverting the Machine

by Keith Farnish

A user's guide for dismantling modern civilization.


Small Stories, Big Changes: Agents of Change on the Frontlines of Sustainability

A Chance for Lasting Survival: Ecology and Behavior of Wild Giant Pandas

by Richard B. Harris, David Garshelis & William J. Mcshea

From 1984 through 1995 a small band of ecologists led by Pan Wenshi from Peking University conducted a study of wild giant pandas in the Qinling Mountains of Shaanxi Province. This project was the first Chinese-led...


Thinking about Nature: An Investigation of Nature, Value and Ecology: An Investigation of Nature, Value and Ecology

by Andrew Brennan

Ecology - unlike astronomy, physics, or chemistry - is a science with an associated political and ethical movement: the Green Movement. As a result, the ecological position is often accompanied by appeals to...


The Great Barrier Reef: An Environmental History

by Ben Daley

The Great Barrier Reef is located along the coast of Queensland in north-east Australia and is the world's largest coral reef ecosystem. Designated a World Heritage Area, it has been subject to increasing pressures...


The Real Cost of Fracking: How America's Shale Gas Boom Is Threatening Our Families, Pets, and Food

by Robert Oswald, Michelle Bamberger & Sandra Steingraber

A pharmacologist and a veterinarian pull back the curtain on the human and animal health effects of hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking”

 

Across the country, fracking—the extraction of natural gas by hydraulic...


Snailing Round the South Seas: The Partula Story

by Justin Gerlach

The story of the tree snails of the Pacific Islands spans 250 years of the history of biology as a science. This runs from Captain Cook's first voyage of exploration, through the start of evolutionary theory...


Computing Our Way to Paradise?: The Role of Internet and Communication Technologies in Sustainable Consumption and Globalization

by Robert Rattle

Computing Our Way to Paradise? challenges key assumptions concerning the role of Internet and communication technologies in globalization processes. The author argues that while globalization is predicated upon...


Summary of Blessed Unrest: How the Largest Movement in the World Came into Being and Why No One Saw it Coming - Paul Hawken

by Capitol Reader

This ebook consists of a summary of the ideas, viewpoints and facts presented by Paul Hawken in his book “Blessed Unrest: How the Largest Movement in the World Came into Being and Why No One Saw it Coming”....


On the Other Side of Sorrow: Nature and People in the Scottish Highlands

by James Hunter

‘A magnificent combination of political passion, scholarship, literary sensitivity . . . and hopefulness’ – Robert Macfarlane ‘A wonderful and ambitious book’ – Shetland Times Caring for the environment,...


Respect for Nature: A Theory of Environmental Ethics

by Paul W. Taylor

What rational justification is there for conceiving of all living things as possessing inherent worth? In Respect for Nature, Paul Taylor draws on biology, moral philosophy, and environmental science to defend...


Reducing the Vulnerability of Armenia's Agricultural Systems to Climate Change: Impact Assessment and Adaptation Options

by Nicolas Ahouissoussi & James E. Neumann

Agriculture is one of the most climate-sensitive of all economic sectors. Armenia is one of the many countries where the majority of the rural population depends on agriculture-directly or indirectly-for their...


The Big Thirst: The Secret Life and Turbulent Future of Water

by Charles Fishman

The water coming out of your kitchen tap is four billion years old and might well have been sipped by a Tyrannosaurus rex. Rather than only three states of water—liquid, ice, and vapor—there is a fourth,...


Nature's Spectacle: The World's First National Parks and Protected Places

by John Sheail

National parks have always been an emotive and iconic symbol, ever since the first parks of the modern era were created in the mid-nineteenth century. This book, based on original research, delves deeply into...


The Great Healthy Yard Project

by Diane Lewis

A 2013 study released by the United States Geological Survey found that the chemicals we're putting in our yards are now in every stream, river, and lake, and half of our well water-all the sources of our drinking...


A Land of Ghosts: The Braided Lives of People and the Forest in Far Western Amazonia

by David G. Campbell

The western Amazon is the last frontier, as wild a west as Earth has ever known. For thirty years David G. Campbell has been exploring this lush wilderness, which contains more species than ever existed anywhere...


Uprisings for the Earth: Reconnecting Culture with Nature

by Osprey Lake

Artist-author-advocate Osprey Orielle Lake explores how the beauty, vitality, and ecological systems of the natural world can guide and transform human perspective, particularly as we face current environmental...


Steelies and Other Endangered Species: Stories on Water

by Rebecca Lawton

FROM UTAH'S WINDING CANYONS TO ALASKA'S VOLATILE BAYS, ALL FIFTEEN STORIES IN THIS COLLECTION ARE LINKED BY WATER. In fast-moving waters, the characters find solace from their painful pasts and fight to save...


Chemtrails, Haarp, and the Full Spectrum Dominance of Planet Earth

by Elana Freeland

The skies look strange and different. Scientists are discovering heavy metals in the soil. Chemtrails tells us why.


Sharks

by Erika J. Techera & Natalie Klein

The key aim of this book is to explore the global conservation and management of sharks. There has been a rapid decline in populations of many shark species, while new science has emerged of the critical role...