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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...


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...


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...


How the Government Got in Your Backyard: Superweeds, Frankenfoods, Lawn Wars, and the (Nonpartisan) Truth About Environmental Policies

by Jeff Gillman & Eric Heberlig

Biotechnology - the future or a genetic time bomb? Renewable fuels - the key to cleaner air or just corporate welfare? Greenhouse gasses - baking the earth to death or just a needless worry? Plant patents -...


Speaking Green with a Southern Accent: Environmental Management and Innovation in the South

by Gerald Andrews Emison

This book studies Southern environmental policy and politics in order to understand the concrete realities of the Southeast and extend those realities' understanding to other regions of the country. It analyzes...


Outsourcing War and Peace: Preserving Public Values in a World of Privatized Foreign Affairs

by Laura A. Dickinson

Over the past decade, states and international organizations have shifted a surprising range of foreign policy functions to private contractors. But who is accountable when the employees of foreign private firms...


Green Planet Blues: Critical Perspectives on Global Environmental Politics

by Ken Conca & Geoffrey D. Dabelko

This collection of essays on global environmental politics explores current environmental controversies from a variety of perspectives and value orientations.


The Global Development of Policy Regimes to Combat Climate Change

by Nicholas Stern, Alex Bowen & JOHN WHALLEY

The year 2015 will be a landmark year for international climate change negotiations. Governments have agreed to adopt a universal legal agreement on climate change at the 21st Conference of Parties (COP21) to...


Socio-Analytic Dialogue: Incorporating Psychosocial Dynamics into Public Policies

by Bruno Boccara

Bruno Boccara’s Socio-Analytic Dialogue develops a new framework for analyzing public policy that incorporates complex and changing psychosocial issues, in particular those related to the societal unconscious....


Knowledge Systems and Change in Climate Governance: Comparing India and South Africa

by Babette Never

The success of international efforts to manage climate change depends on the participation of emerging economies. This book uses a comparative study of two of the most important, India and South Africa, to reveal...