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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...


Our Threatened Oceans

by Stefan Rahmstorf & Katherine Richardson

The Oceans are the basis of all life, and we are slowly destroying them.


Global Spin: The Corporate Assault on Environmentalism

by Sharon Beder

Global Spin reveals the sophisticated techniques being used around the world by powerful conservative forces to try to change the way the public and politicians think about the environment. Large corporations...


Media, Ecology and Conservation: Using the Media to Protect the World's Wildlife and Ecosystems

by Jon Blewitt

This book focuses on global connectivity and the role of new digital and traditional media in bringing people together to protect the world’s endangered wildlife and conserve fragile and threatened habitats....


Local Sustainable Homes: How to Make Them Happen in Your Community

by Chris Bird

While politicians talk about sustainable housing, thousands of individuals, groups, and organizations are busy putting ideas into practice, now pushing the boundaries to cut carbon emissions far beyond government...


A Renewable World: Energy, Ecology, Equality

by Herbert Girardet & Miguel Mendonca

We have turned our home planet into a disposable world, using resources as though there were no tomorrow. It is time to make it a renewable world instead.

We must urgently reconcile two things: our common desire...


Feeding the Planet: Environmental Protection through Sustainable Agriculture

by Klaus Hahlbrock

Almost one billion people suffer from malnutrition worldwide whilst populations are growing and agricultural production stagnates.


Celebrity Conservationists: From Attenborough to Irwin: Celebrity Conservationists in the Television Age

by Graham Huggan

Today's celebrity conservationists, many of whom made their reputations through television and other visual media, play a major role in drawing public attention to an increasingly threatened world. This book,...


Shades of Green: Environment Activism Around the Globe

by Christof Mauch, Nathan Stoltzfus & Douglas R. Weiner

Shades of Green examines the impact of political, economic, religious, and scientific institutions on environmental activism around the world. Discussing issues unique to different parts of the world, Shades...