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Out of Gas: The End of the Age of Oil

by David Goodstein

Science tells us that an oil crisis is inevitable. Why and when? And what will our future look like without our favorite fuel? Our rate of oil discovery has reached its peak and will never be exceeded; rather,...


Technological and Social Dimensions of the Green Revolution: Connecting Pasts and Futures

by Pratyusha Basu & Bruce Scholten

Rising concerns about agricultural productivity and food security in rapidly changing economic and environmental contexts have led to renewed interest in agricultural development. But the extent to which new...


Earth Fever: Living Consciously with Climate Change

by Judy McAllister, Erik van Praag & Jan Paul van Soest

The human species is in a rather precarious situation. Poverty, the energy and financial crises, and above all the challenge of climate change mean that our civilization has come to a dangerous edge. Our safety...


Sustainable Retrofitting of Commercial Buildings: Cool Climates

by Simon Burton

Whilst sustainability is already an important driver in the new building sector, this book explores how those involved in refurbishment of commercial building are moving this agenda forward. It includes chapters...


Advances in Molecular Toxicology

by James C. Fishbein & Jacqueline M. Heilman

Advances in Molecular Toxicology features the latest advances in all of the subspecialties of the broad area of molecular toxicology. Toxicology is the study of poisons, and this series details the study of...


Refashioning Nature: Food, Ecology and Culture

by David Goodman & Michael Redclift

We live in a society as dominated by food preference as by sexual preference, as obsessed with eating too much as with eating too little. In this accessible, cross-disciplinary text, David Goodman and Michael...


Manual of Environmental Management

by Adrian Belcham

Manual of Environmental Management is a practical guide for those involved in the control and reduction of environmental impacts in organisations. This comprehensive and practical guide takes you through the...


Mountain Environments in Changing Climates

by Martin Beniston

Home to large numbers of people, sources of water, centres of tourism, and sensitive ecological zones, mountain environments share distinctive climactic characteristics. Once regarded as economically non-viable...


The Moneyless Man: A Year of Freeconomic Living

by Mark Boyle

The astonishing reality of living without our most important resource. Imagine a year without spending any money. Former businessman Mark Boyle did just that and here is his extraordinary and compelling story....


Conservation: A Beginner's Guide

by Paul Jepson & Richard Ladle

The need to protect nature has never been so pressing. As unprecedented environmental challenges threaten to wipe out many of the planet’s species, there is a battle against time to formulate new ways of defending...


Sustainability: The Basics

by Peter Jacques

Sustainability is concerned with the issues around the ongoing and mutual preservation of both society and the environment. It is a widely used term and supposed goal for many governments but it is also easily...


The David Suzuki Reader: A Lifetime of Ideas from a Leading Activist and Thinker

by David Suzuki & Bill Mckibben

In this revised and expanded edition of his collected writings, David Suzuki continues to explore the themes that have informed his work for more than four decades — the interconnectedness of all things, our...


Nanomaterials for Environmental Protection

by Boris I. Kharisov, Oxana V. Kharissova & H. V. Rasika Dias

This book is divided into four main sections thoroughly analyzing the use of nanomaterials for water, air and soil solutions, and emphasizing environmental risks. Providing background on nanomaterials' two-decade...


Floods

by Dennis J. Parker

Floods occur in most parts of the world and range from being welcomed annual occurrences, to natural disasters which have countless physical and societal impacts.

Floods presents the most comprehensive collection...


Environmental Management for Sustainable Development

by Chris Barrow

First published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


Biorefineries: Integrated Biochemical Processes for Liquid Biofuels

by Nasib Qureshi, David Hodge & Alain Vertes

Biorefineries outlines the processes and steps to successfully scale up production of two types of biofuels, butanol and ethanol, from cellulosic residues for commercial purposes. It covers practical topics,...


Typhoon Turning Atlas

by Weihong Qian, Xiaolong Shan & Haoyuan Liang

Typhoons with unusual tracks are difficult to forecast with respect to whether, when, and where typhoon turning occurs based on traditional synoptic charts and numerical weather forecast model products. This...


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...


Safe Planet:: Renewable Energy plus Workers' Power

The Human Age: The World Shaped By Us

by Diane Ackerman

As Diane Ackerman writes in her brilliant new book, The Human Age, "our relationship with nature has changed…radically, irreversibly, but by no means all for the bad. Our new epoch is laced with invention....