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Defending Beef: The Case for Sustainable Meat Production

by Nicolette Hahn Niman

For decades it has been nearly universal dogma among environmentalists and health advocates that cattle and beef are public enemy number one.

But is the matter really so clear cut? Hardly, argues environmental...


How Bad Are Bananas?: The Carbon Footprint of Everything

by Mike Berners-Lee

Part green-lifestyle guide, part popular science, How Bad Are Bananas? is the first book to provide the information we need to make carbon-savvy purchases and informed lifestyle choices and to build carbon considerations...


Crisis Without End: The Medical and Ecological Consequences of the Fukushima Nuclear Catastrophe

by Helen Caldicott

On the second anniversary of the Fukushima disaster, an international panel of leading medical and biological scientists, nuclear engineers, and policy experts assembled at the prestigious New York Academy of...


Earth Repair: A Grassroots Guide to Healing Toxic and Damaged Landscapes

by Leila Darwish

Resistance is fertile – bioremediation techniques to heal the earth.


Cold, Hungry and in the Dark: Exploding the Natural Gas Supply Myth

by Bill Powers & Art Berman

What the frack – exploding the myth of the natural gas “one hundred-year supply.”


Dust: The Inside Story of its Role in the September 11th Aftermath

by Paul J. Lioy & Thomas H. Kean

Despite exhaustive reports about the September 11th attacks at the World Trade Center, no one report examines the dust that poured from the skies as the buildings collapsed in as much personal and technical...


Grass, Soil, Hope: A Journey Through Carbon Country

by Courtney White & Michael Pollan

This book tackles an increasingly crucial question: What can we do about the seemingly intractable challenges confronting all of humanity today, including climate change, global hunger, water scarcity, environmental...


Energy Myths and Realities: Bringing Science to the Energy Policy Debate

by Vaclav Smil

There are many misconceptions about the future of global energy often presented as fact by the media, politicians, business leaders, activists, and even scientists_wasting time and money and hampering the development...


America's Public Lands: From Yellowstone to Smokey Bear and Beyond

by Randall K. Wilson

Randall Wilson traces the often-forgotten ideas of nature that have shaped the evolution of America’s public land system. The result is a fresh, compelling, and comprehensive account of the most pressing policy...


Ozone Crisis: The 15-Year Evolution of a Sudden Global Emergency

by Sharon Roan

The real story behind the Ozone Crisis

Straight from today's headlines, award-winning science writer Sharon Roan offers an incisive look at one of the planet's most pressing ecological concerns. Ozone Crisis...


Ecoambiguity, Community, and Development: Toward a Politicized Ecocriticism

by Vidya Sarveswaran, Swarnalatha Rangarajan, Scott Slovic & Inna Sukhenko et al.

Ecoambiguity, Community, and Development extends the energetic and socially important tradition of postcolonial ecocriticism to regions of the world not normally considered in the postcolonial context, such...


Annual Review of Low-Carbon Development in China: 2010

by YE QI

In the midst of global economic development, the world is rapidly running out of resources. It is imperative that the level of carbon emissions be addressed by countries globally. This is especially so in China,...


Energy in the 21st Century

by JOHN R FANCHI

Many events that affect global energy production and consumption have occurred since the second edition of Energy in the 21st Century appeared in 2011. For example, an earthquake and tsunami in Japan led to...


Climate Change and the Energy Problem: Physical Science and Economics Perspective

by David Goodstein & Michael Intriligator

This important compendium deals with the primary world problems of global warming and the coming energy crisis. In alternating chapters, it lays out the nature of the two interrelated problems, and specifies...


Mechanics of Coastal Sediment Transport

by Jørgen Fredsøe & Rolf Deigaard

This book treats the subject of sediment transport in the marine environment, covering transport of noncohesive sediment by waves and currents in- and outside the surf zone. It can be read independently, but...


Numerical Modeling of Ocean Dynamics

by ZYGMUNT KOWALIK & T S MURTY

While there are several excellent books dealing with numerical analysis and analytical theory, one has to practically sift through hundreds of references. This monograph is an attempt to partly rectify this...


Beyond the Moon: A Conversational, Common Sense Guide to Understanding the Tides

by JAMES GREIG MCCULLY

Finally, someone has written a comprehensive, easily readable explanation of the tides on earth that is both simple enough for students and solid enough for their professors. Step by step, by analogy and illustration,...


Saving America's Beaches: The Causes of and Solutions to Beach Erosion

by SCOTT L DOUGLASS

This book tells you where beach sand comes from, how waves are formed and how they break and move sand down the coast, how “works of man” have blocked this movement and caused beach erosion, and what can...


The Silwood Circle: A History of Ecology and the Making of Scientific Careers in Late Twentieth-Century Britain

by HANNAH GAY

This is an original and wide-ranging account of the careers of a close-knit group of highly influential ecologists working in Britain from the late 1960s onwards. The book can also be read as a history of some...


Limits to Growth: The 30-Year Update

by Donella Meadows, Jorgen Randers & Dennis Meadows

In 1972, three scientists from MIT created a computer model that analyzed global resource consumption and production. Their results shocked the world and created stirring conversation about global 'overshoot,'...