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Back to Work: Why We Need Smart Government for a Strong Economy

by Bill Clinton

“I wrote this book because I love my country and I'm concerned about our future,” writes Bill Clinton. “As I often said when I first ran for President in 1992, America at its core is an idea—the idea...


Slaughterhouse: The Shocking Story of Greed, Neglect, And Inhumane Treatment Inside the U.S. Meat Industry

by Gail A. Eisnitz

Slaughterhouse is the first book of its kind to explore the impact that unprecedented changes in the meatpacking industry over the last twenty-five years — particularly industry consolidation, increased line...


Garden Earth - From Hunter and Gatherers to Global Capitalism and Thereafter

by Gunnar Rundgren

Our society and the capitalist market economy have failed to create well-being for many. Big parts of humanity are as poor today as they were fifty years ago, despite unprecedented growth. Gaps between the rich...


The Great Global Warming Blunder: How Mother Nature Fooled the World's Top Climate Scientists

by Roy W Spencer

The Great Global Warming Blunder unveils new evidence from major scientific findings that explode the conventional wisdom on climate change and reshape the global warming debate as we know it. Roy W. Spencer,...


The Hockey Stick and the Climate Wars: Dispatches from the Front Lines

by Michael Mann

The ongoing assault on climate science in the United States has never been more aggressive, more blatant, or more widely publicized than in the case of the Hockey Stick graph—a clear and compelling visual presentation...


The Obamas

by Jodi Kantor

When Barack Obama won the 2008 presidential election, he also won a long-running debate with his wife Michelle. Contrary to her fears, politics now seemed like a worthwhile, even noble pursuit. Together they...


Class Warfare: Inside the Fight to Fix America's Schools

by Steven Brill

IN a reporting tour de force, award-winning journalist Steven Brill takes an uncompromising look at the adults who are fighting over America’s failure to educate its children—and points the way to reversing...


Bush Versus the Environment

by Robert S. Devine

Since becoming president, George W. Bush has walked away from the Kyoto Protocol, pushed for oil drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, undermined protections for endangered species and wilderness,...


Coming Climate Crisis?: Consider the Past, Beware the Big Fix

by Claire L. Parkinson

Decisively cutting through the hyperbole on both sides of the debate, distinguished NASA climatologist Claire L. Parkinson brings much-needed balance and perspective to the highly contentious issue of climate...


Threshold: The Progressive Plan to Pull America Back from the Brink

by Thom Hartmann

From America's #1 progressive radio host, the idealogical heir to his influential The Last Hours of Ancient Sunlight

More than three million listeners tune in every weekday to hear what Thom Hartmann has to...


Delete: The Virtue of Forgetting in the Digital Age

by Viktor Mayer-Schönberger

Delete looks at the surprising phenomenon of perfect remembering in the digital age, and reveals why we must reintroduce our capacity to forget. Digital technology empowers us as never before, yet it has unforeseen...


Politics of Water

by Kai Wegerich & Jeroen Warner

This new title presents an invaluable guide to politics surrounding the availability and provision of water on a world-wide scale.


Deadly Indifference: The Perfect (Political) Storm: Hurricane Katrina, The Bush White House, and Beyond

by Michael D. Brown

Former Under Secretary of Homeland Security Michael Brown-infamously praised by President George W. Bush for doing a "heckuva job" in the wake of Hurricane Katrina-tells his side of the response to one of the...


Urban Sustainability in Theory and Practice: Circles of sustainability

by Paul James

Cities are home to the most consequential current attempts at human adaptation and they provide one possible focus for the flourishing of life on this planet. However, for this to be realized in more than an...


Ruling the Margins: Colonial Power and Administrative Rule in the Past and Present

by Prem Kumar Rajaram

Administrative rule is a type of rule centered on devising and implementing regulations governing how we live and how we conduct ourselves economically and politically, and sometimes culturally. The principle...


Intergovernmental Relations in the American Administrative State: The Johnson Presidency

by David M. Welborn & Jesse Burkhead

During the 1960s, President Lyndon Johnson and his administration substantially altered the structure of the American administrative state. Creating intergovernmental programs to forward the goal of the Great...


Mountaintop Mining in Appalachia: Understanding Stakeholders and Change in Environmental Conflict

China-Eu: Green Cooperation

by Etienne Reuter & Jing Men

This book offers a selection of views from Chinese and European experts and scholars on the most pressing environmental challenges — air quality, global warming, climate change, energy security, urbanisation...


Waste Prevention Policy and Behaviour: New Approaches to Reducing Waste Generation and Its Environmental Impacts: New Approaches to Reducing Waste Gen

by Ana Paula Bortoleto

As prosperity levels rise, so too does the number of products and services being consumed. For policy makers in waste management facing a growing challenge, it is vital to understand the complex relationship...


Habitat Conservation Planning: Endangered Species and Urban Growth

by Timothy Beatley

As environmental awareness grows around the world, people are learning that a diversity of species and the habitat to support them is necessary to maintain the ecological health of the earth. At the same time,...