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Hungry City

by Carolyn Steel

*Cities cover just 2% of the world's surface, but consume 75% of the world's resources

*Global food production increased by 145% in the last 4 decades of the 20th century - yet an estimated 800 million people...


Taxing Air

by Bob Carter & John Spooner

Are human industrial carbon dioxide emissions causing dangerous global warming? If it is so then climate change surely is one of the great moral challenges of our time. But is it possible that the so-called...


Silent Spring

by Rachel Carson, Linda Lear & Edward O. Wilson

Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring was first published in three serialized excerpts in the New Yorker in June of 1962. The book appeared in September of that year and the outcry that followed its publication forced...


Isaac's Storm: A Man, a Time, and the Deadliest Hurricane in History

by Erik Larson

At the dawn of the twentieth century, a great confidence suffused America. Isaac Cline was one of the era's new men, a scientist who believed he knew all there was to know about the motion of clouds and the...


Dragons of Eden: Speculations on the Evolution of Human Intelligence

by Carl Sagan

Dr. Carl Sagan takes us on a great reading adventure, offering his vivid and startling insight into the brain of man and beast, the origin of human intelligence, the function of our most haunting legends--and...


Endgame, Volume 2: Resistance

by Derrick Jensen

Whereas Volume 1 of Endgame presents the problem of civilization, Volume 2 of this pivotal work illustrates our means of resistance. Incensed and hopeful, impassioned and lucid, Endgame leapfrogs the environmental...


A Sea in Flames

by Carl Safina

Carl Safina has been hailed as one of the top 100 conservations of the 20th century (Audubon Magazine) and A Sea in Flames is his blistering account of the months-long manmade disaster that tormented a region...


Handbook of Pollution Prevention and Cleaner Production Vol. 3: Best Practices in the Agrochemical Industry: Best Practices in the Agrochemical Indust

by Nicholas P Cheremisinoff & Paul Rosenfeld

The Handbook of Cleaner Production comprises a series of reference guides to cleaner production methods, technologies, and practices for key industry sectors.

Each volume covers, for each industry sector: *...


Advances in Geophysics

by Renata Dmowska

The critically acclaimed serialized review journal for over 50 years, Advances in Geophysics is a highly respected publication in the field of geophysics. Since 1952, each volume has been eagerly awaited, frequently...


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...


Learning from the Impacts of Superstorm Sandy

by J. Bret Bennington & E. Christa Farmer

Learning from the Impacts of Superstorm Sandy summarizes first results from studies of Superstorm Sandy, including: tide gauge measurements of storm surge, stable isotope variation in precipitation, analysis...


Modeling Atmospheric and Oceanic Flows: Insights from Laboratory Experiments and Numerical Simulations

by Thomas von Larcher & Paul D. Williams

Modeling Atmospheric and Oceanic Flows: Insights from Laboratory Experiments and Numerical Simulations provides a broad overview of recent progress in using laboratory experiments and numerical simulations to...


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...


Advances in Geophysics

by Renata Dmowska

The critically acclaimed serialized review journal for over 50 years, Advances in Geophysics is a highly respected publication in the field of geophysics. Since 1952, each volume has been eagerly awaited, frequently...


Living Downstream: An Ecologist's Personal Investigation of Cancer and the Environment

by Sandra Steingraber

A trailblazing and inspiring scientific exposé, brought fully up-to-date


Framespotting: Changing How You Look At Things Changes How You See Them

by Laurence & Alison Matthews

Look at it this way... Everywhere we look, “framing” affects how we see things. Frames restrict our view, keeping us from seeing the whole truth, and subtly influencing our take on everything from deck-chairs...


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...