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The Internal Energy Market

by Fabrizio Lala

The energy strategy of European Union is an item of utmost political concern, since it tightly intertwined with controversial commercial relationship with Russia and the US. In spite of the fact that energy...


Extracted: How the Quest for Mineral Wealth Is Plundering the Planet

by Ugo Bardi & Jorgen Randers

As we dig, drill, and excavate to unearth the planet's mineral bounty, the resources we exploit from ores, veins, seams, and wells are gradually becoming exhausted. Mineral treasures that took millions, or even...


The Story of Stuff

by Annie Leonard

A classic exposé in company with An Inconvenient Truth and Silent Spring, The Story of Stuff expands on the celebrated documentary exploring the threat of overconsumption on the environment, economy, and our...


Guarding the Goldfields: The story of the Yukon Field Force

by Brereton Greenhous

Canada's gold rush of the late 1890s attracted dreamers and schemers from all over North America. Guarding the Goldfields is the story of the men sent to guard the Yukon and maintain order.


Almaguin Chronicles: Memories of the Past

by Astrid Taim

Almaguin Chronicles explores the relationship between lumbering and settlement in the Parry Sound District the last frontier of this part of Ontario.


Five Acres and Independence

by Maurice G. Kains

This classic of the back-to-the-land movement is packed with solid, timeless information. Written by a renowned horticulturist, it has taught generations how to make their land self-sufficient. 95 figures.


Extreme Simplicity: A Guide to Urban Homesteading

by Christopher Nyerges & Dolores Lynn Nyerges

Perfect guide to self-sufficient city dwelling shows how to use available natural resources in an intelligent, efficient way. Covers growing and preserving food, energy conservation, recycling, keeping chickens...


Growth of the Soil

by Knut Hamsun & W. W. Worster

A grand, sweeping saga of sacrifice and struggle by a Nobel Laureate, this tale recaptures the world of Norwegian homesteaders at the turn of the 20th century.


The Citizen-Powered Energy Handbook: Community Solutions to a Global Crisis

by Greg Pahl & Richard Heinberg

In the wake of Hurricane Katrina, Al Gore's summer blockbuster An Inconvenient Truth, and crude oil prices soaring to all-time highs, more people than ever know the truth about our oil addiction. Global warming...


Biodiesel: Growing a New Energy Economy, 2nd Edition

by Greg Pahl & Bill McKibben

For anyone who is trying to keep up with the extremely rapid developments in the biodiesel industry, the second edition of Biodiesel: Growing a New Energy Economy is an invaluable aid. The breathtaking speed...


Gaviotas: A Village to Reinvent the World, 2nd Edition

by Alan Weisman

Los Llanos—the rain-leached, eastern savannas of war-ravaged Colombia—are among the most brutal environments on Earth and an unlikely setting for one of the most hopeful environmental stories ever told....


Climate Solutions: A Citizen's Guide

by Peter Barnes & Bill McKibben

Millions of Americans are demanding that all levels of government—local, state, and federal—take immediate and effective action to fight climate change. But there’s a big problem. Hundreds of policy ideas...


Britain's Game Fishes: Celebration and Conservation of Salmonids

by Mark Everard & Paul Knight

This book explores the importance of fishes of the salmon family for the wellbeing of society. Important as they are for food and recreation, this book shows their importance as 'ambassadors of the wild' - as...


Crimes Against Nature

by Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.

Crimes against Nature reveals the hidden history behind three of the nation's first parklands: the Adirondacks, Yellowstone, and the Grand Canyon. Focusing on conservation's impact on local inhabitants, Karl...


Alaska

by Walter R. Borneman

The history of Alaska is filled with stories of new land and new riches -- and ever present are new people with competing views over how the valuable resources should be used: Russians exploiting a fur empire;...


Almaguin: A Highland History

by Astrid Taim

The Almaguin Highlands, an extensive territory covering the Magnetawan River district, is a land rich with waterways and a lively history.


Deep Water

by Jacques Leslie

"If the wars of the last century were fought over oil, the wars of this century will be fought over water." -Ismail Serageldin, The World Bank

The giant dams of today are the modern Pyramids, colossally expensive...


Rising Powers, Shrinking Planet

by Michael Klare

From the author of the now-classic Resource Wars, an indispensable account of how the world's diminishing sources of energy are radically changing the international balance of power

Recently, an unprecedented...


Boom, Bust, Boom: A Story About Copper, the Metal that Runs the World

by Bill Carter

From “a first-rate writer in the fascinating tradition of Junger and Krakauer” (Jim Harrison, author of Legends of the Fall), a sweeping account of civilization’s complete dependence on copper and what...


Biomethane

by Dr. John G. Ingersoll

The production of biomethane, the renewable version of natural gas, from the biological conversion of organic matter at an industrial scale is fast advancing in several areas of the world. A confluence of factors...