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Thank God I Had a Gun: True Accounts of Self-Defense

by Chris Bird

One of the best-kept secrets in America is how often and how effectively ordinary citizens defend themselves with firearms against criminal attack or criminal threat. Criminology professor Gary Kleck of Florida...


Answers to World Problems

by Butch Biendara

This book covers answers to seven major problems that effect millions of people around the world.

Each topic: Global Warming, High-Speed transit, Welfare poverty, Renewable Clean Energy, Coastline Stabilization,...


Social-Ecological Resilience and Law

by Ahjond S. Garmestani & Craig R. Allen

Environmental law envisions ecological systems as existing in an equilibrium state, or a “balance of nature,” reinforcing a rigid legal framework unable to absorb rapid environmental changes and innovations...


Land Change Science, Political Ecology, and Sustainability: Synergies and divergences

by Christian Brannstrom & Jacqueline M. Vadjunec

Recent claims regarding convergence and divergence between land change science and political ecology as approaches to the study of human-environment relationships and sustainability science are examined and...


Rural Policy Implementation in Contemporary China: New Socialist Countryside

by Anna L. Ahlers

At the turn of the millennium, the disparities between rural and urban livelihoods, underdevelopment and administrative shortcomings in the Chinese countryside were increasingly seen as posing a manifest threat...


Public Service Efficiency: Reframing the Debate

by Rhys Andrews & Tom Entwistle

The current economic and political climate places ever greater pressure on public organizations to deliver services in a cost-efficient way. Focused on the costs of service delivery, governments across the world...


Climate Coup: Global Warming's Invasion of Our Government and Our Lives

by Patrick J. Michaels

A first-rate team of experts offers compelling documentation on the pervasive influence global warming alarmism now has on almost every aspect of our society-from national defense, law, trade, and politics to...


Green Gone Wrong

by Heather Rogers

In Green Gone Wrong environmental writer Heather Rogers blasts through the marketing buzz of big corporations and asks a simple question: Do today’s much-touted "green" products—carbon offsets, organic food,...


Environmentalism

by David Peterson Del Mar

Why are our environmental problems still growing despite a huge increase in global conservation efforts? Peterson del Mar untangles this paradox by showing how prosperity is essential to environmentalism. Industrialization drove...


On the State of Lunacy and the Legal Provision

by John T. Arlidge

"On the State of Lunacy and the Legal Provision for the Insane, with Observations on the Construction and Organization of Asylum" is an essay concerning the law and the insane by John T. Arlidge.


America's Failing Experiment: How We the People Have Become the Problem

by Kirby Goidel

In this book, author Kirby Goidel makes the controversial case that the American political system suffers from too much democracy and that the trend toward greater democratization has led to greater citizen...


Social Policy and Change in East Asia

by James Lee, James Midgley & Yapeng Zhu

Social Policy and Change in East Asia examines the current state of social policy and social development in East Asia and argues that these two domains should be integrated in order to improve social welfare....


Rebound: Getting America Back to Great

by Kim R. Holmes & Michael Novak

There is a huge concern in America today that the country is in decline, one of the few sentiments that – nationally – our increasingly polarized political leaders can agree on. Americans fear that the economy...


The Global Greenhouse Regime: Who Pays?

by Kirk R. Smith & Peter Hayes

Effective policies to prevent global warming and climatic change are urgently required by the world community. However, international negotiations on this issue repeatedly come up against the problems of allocating...


NATO in Afghanistan: Fighting Together, Fighting Alone

by David P. Auerswald & Stephen M. Saideman

Modern warfare is almost always multilateral to one degree or another, requiring countries to cooperate as allies or coalition partners. Yet as the war in Afghanistan has made abundantly clear, multilateral...


Dreaming the Future: Reimagining Civilization in the Age of Nature

by Kenny Ausubel & David W. Orr

Few would deny that we are entering a period of great change. Our environment is collapsing. Social disruption abounds. All around, it seems, we are experiencing breakdown. But out of this chaos comes the opportunity...


Nuclear Roulette: The Truth about the Most Dangerous Energy Source on Earth

by Gar Smith, Jerry Mander & Ernest Callenbach

Nuclear power is not clean, cheap, or safe. With Three Mile Island, Chernobyl, and Fukushima, the nuclear industry's record of catastrophic failures now averages one major disaster every decade. After three...


Power from the People: How to Organize, Finance, and Launch Local Energy Projects

by Greg Pahl & Van Jones

Over 90 percent of US power generation comes from large, centralized, highly polluting, nonrenewable sources of energy. It is delivered through long, brittle transmission lines, and then is squandered through...


The Case against Fluoride: How Hazardous Waste Ended Up in Our Drinking Water and the Bad Science and Powerful Politics That Keep It There

by Paul Connett, James Beck & Spedding Micklem

When the U.S. Public Health Service endorsed water fluoridation in 1950, there was little evidence of its safety. Now, six decades later and after most countries have rejected the practice, more than 70 percent...


Confronting Collapse: The Crisis of Energy and Money in a Post Peak Oil World

by Michael C. Ruppert & Colin Campbell

The book that inspired the movie Collapse.

The world is running short of energy-especially cheap, easy-to-find oil. Shortages, along with resulting price increases, threaten industrialized civilization, the...