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Fax: Messages from a Near Future

by Jorge Wilheim

'THIS SHORT BOOK IS A REVELATION AND AN INSPIRATION. USING THE SIMPLE BUT BRILLIANT DEVICE OF AN EXCHANGE OF FAXES FROM ACROSS TIME. IT REVEALS TO US WHAT THE FUTURE MAY HOLD' FROM THE FOREWORD BY SIR RICHARD...


World Who Is Who and Does What in Environment and Conservation

by Nicholas Polunin

This text contains A-Z biographical listings of 1300 individuals worldwide, setting out their qualifications, affiliations, academic background, work experience, awards and distinctions, specialist interests...


From the Earth Summit to Local Agenda 21: Working Towards Sustainable Development

by William M. Lafferty & Katarina Eckerberg

This collection of in-depth case studies emphasizes the diversity and inventiveness of local initiatives since the Rio 'Earth Summit' within different national settings. From the Earth Summit to Local Agenda...


Dirty Words: Writings on the History and Culture of Pollution

by Hannah Bradby

Did dinosaurs contribute to global warming? What is rubbish theory and what indeed is rubbish? And how did the whale become a cuddly toy? And why did we decide to saturate our land and food with pesticides?...


Protecting the Atmosphere: The Climate Change Convention and Its Context

by Sten Nilsson & David Pitt

'The authors take us into less-known corridors of climate Realpolitik and energy power play. We are provided with the essential vocabulary to understand what is at stake and how the challenge should be tackled'...


Yearbook of International Cooperation on Environment and Development 2002-03

by Olav Schram Stokke & Oystein B. Thommessen

'An important tool for researchers and decision-makers alike' Gro Harlem Brundtland, Director-General, World Health Organization (WHO) 'An invaluable source for everyone who needs to be up-to-date on international...


Yearbook of International Cooperation on Environment and Development 1999-2000

by Helge Ole Bergesen, Georg Parmann & Oystein B. Thommessen

List of Contents � Current Issues and Key Themes � Agreements on Environment and Development Systematically listed key data and illustrations concerning the most important international agreements presented...


A Guide to EC Environmental Law

by Dorothy Gillies

This volume provides a simple and practical explanation of the most important aspects of EC environment law. It introduces the EC and its institutions, explains the main environmental laws - air and noise, chemicals...


Fair Weather: Equity Concerns in Climate Change

by Ferenc L. Tóth

How should responsibility for adapting to climate change be distributed? Who should bear the costs of mitigating its imports and how should these costs be measured? Answers to these questions differ, often according...


Earth Summit II: Outcomes and Analysis

by Derek Osborn & Tom Bigg

In June 1997, heads of government and senior representatives from over 130 countries met in New York to consider what progress had been made since the first Earth Summit in 1992, and la decide upon priorities...


Acid Earth: The Global Threat of Acid Pollution

by John McCormick

Acid rain was one of the major environmental issues of the 1980s. But while industrialized countries have taken measures to reduce the emissions that lead to acidification, the problems have not gone away. Trees...


The Global Politics of Pesticides: Forging Consensus from Conflicting Interests

by Peter Hough

The Global Politics of Pesticides explores the varied, and often conflicting, interests involved in the formulation of international policies on chemical pesticide manufacture and use - in each of the main areas...


The Bust Guide to the New Girl Order

by Marcelle Karp & Debbie Stoller

Both a literary magazine and a chronicle of girl culture, Bust was born in 1993. With contributors who are funny, fierce, and too smart to be anything but feminist, Bust is the original grrrl zine, with a base...


The Secrets of the Hopewell Box: Stolen Elections, Southern Politics, and a City's Coming of Age

by James D. Squires

"Squires' . . . grandfather was a sheriff's deputy who carried a gun and a clenched fist, a man whose talk with cronies was full of references to 'sonofabitching judges' and 'goddamn niggers.' He was also, Squires...


Emigration from the United Kingdom to America: Lists of Passengers Arriving at U.S. Ports, January 1873 - June 1873

by Ira A. Glazier

This series on Emigration from the United Kingdom to America concentrates on U.K. emigration in the period 1870-1897, listing migrants from the U.K. who arrived in New York. The original passenger lists transcribed...


Fighting for Their Lives: Inside the Experience of Capital Defense Attorneys

by Susannah Sheffer

How do attorneys who represent clients facing the death penalty cope with the stress and trauma of their work? Through conversations with twenty of the most experienced and dedicated post-conviction capital...


A Mere Machine: The Supreme Court, Congress, and American Democracy

by Anna Harvey

Introductory textbooks on American government tell us that the Supreme Court is independent from the elected branches and that independent courts better protect rights than their more deferential counterparts....


Racing Engine Builder's HandbookHP1492: How to Build Winning Drag, Circle Track, Marine and Road RacingEngines

by Tom Monroe

This is a complete guide to building racing engines, focusing on tips and techniques that will help an engine builder build a motor for any application: drag racing, circle track, road racing, or boats.


Stock Car Setup Secrets HP1401

by Bob Bolles

More information to be announced soon on this forthcoming title from Penguin USA


The Support Economy: Why Corporations Are Failing Individuals and the Next Episode of Capitalism

by Shoshana Zuboff & James Maxmin

Today’s “managerial” capitalism has grown hopelessly out of touch with the people it should be serving.  The Support Economy explores the chasm between people and corporations and reveals a new society...